News Local

Traditional dancers mix with visitors during the welcome dance, held this weekend as part of the 29th annual Pikwakanagan pow wow. The regalia they wear holds deep meaning to the individual wearing it.

29th Pikwakanagan Pow Wow

PIKWAKANAGAN – Hundreds have been gathering at Pikwakanagan this weekend to celebrate Algonquin culture and heritage at the 29th annual powwow.

The eighth annual Niigan Mosewak Aboriginal Youth Camp was held this week at Camp Lutherlyn on Golden Lake. It is a summer camp hosted by the OPP East Region Provincial Liaison Team (PLT) for Aboriginal youth. Here the whole camp poses for a picture, including campers, counsellors and volunteers. In the lower centre with the white shirt is Staff Sgt. Paul Dowdall, Killaloe Detachment.

Aboriginal youth, OPP meet at camp

BONNECHERE VALLEY - Camp Lutherlyn, located on the shores of Golden Lake, was the scene of a special gathering this week between aboriginal youth and the Ontario Provincial Police.

<p>The Tragically Hip performing at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa on Thursday August 18, 2016. Errol McGihon/Postmedia

No two Hip shows ever same

I have paid to see The Tragically Hip perform more than 40 times. It may be closer to 50; I have honestly lost count. Many of these shows were close by, but at least half involved a rock 'n' roll road trip.

<p>Kris Chung, 21, of Vancouver holds Binh Wagner, 5, at her home in Kingston, Ont. on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. Chung donated a portion of his liver to Binh last year for a transplant that saved her life. He is going into his third year at the Royal Military College of Canada . </p><p>Elliot Ferguson/The Whig-Standard/Postmedia Network

Anonymous no more

Michael and Johanne Wagner didn't have to look outside their "extended" family to find donors for their ailing twins, Phuoc and Binh, last year.

Cheering on Melissa Bishop

EGANVILLE – The Ottawa Valley collectively held its breath Wednesday morning as area residents gathered around television sets and computer screens just after 10 a.m.

Driver in Friday's crash dies in hospital

The driver who was seriously injured in the Aug. 12 collision on Mud Lake Road in Pembroke has died in hospital. Dead is 25-year-old Alexander Joseph Spidle of Whitewater Region Township.