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Renfrew County officials joined board members with the Shaw Woods Outdoor Education Centre in officially commemorating a set of solar powered flashing traffic signs set up along County Road 9 (Bulger Road). The signs are a safety measure to help protect those visiting the centre by alerting traffic to their presence. Here, standing in front of the Shaw Woods Outdoor Education Centre volunteers are, from left, Killaloe-Hagarty-Richards Mayor Janice Visneskie-Moore, who represents Renfrew County on the SWOEC board, Admaston/Bromley Mayor Michael Donohue, who is the chairman of the county's operations committee, and Renfrew County Warden Peter Emon.

Shaw Woods made safer with signs

NORTH ALGONA WILBERFORCE TWP. - The Shaw Woods Outdoor Education Centre has gotten a little safer thanks to the installation of new traffic lights.

Ryan Paulsen / Daily Observer <br> Amid flashbulbs and cheers, the 2016 graduating class of Fellowes High School filed into the gymnasium on Friday night to officially become Fellowes alumnae.

Fellowes Falcons fly into the future

Another class of Falcons has taken wing and left the Fellowes High School nest, destined for all manner of futures in trades, professions or further academic pursuits.

Ryan Paulsen / Daily Observer <br> The procession of soon-to-be Bishop Smith graduates walks around to the front of Our Lady of Lourdes Church just before the start of the school's graduation ceremony on Thursday evening.

2016's Crusaders reach the finish line

The Class of 2016 from Bishop Smith Catholic High School processed in to Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Thursday night like royal blue-clad bundles of nerves, but walked out at the end of their commencement ceremony high school graduates.

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LV construction numbers lagging slightly

Officials and councillors at Laurentian Valley are keeping a close eye on growth in the township following a slightly worrying report filed at the last regular meeting of council on Tuesday, June 21.

LV abandons CN Rail line negotiations

The Township of Laurentian Valley is calling it a day on negotiations for the abandoned CN Rail corridor, council voted at their last regular meeting on Tuesday, June 21.

Petawawa's 2CMBG forms Task Force Tomahawk

As it embarks on the road to high readiness once more, 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group announced Tuesday the creation of a new task force that honours the warrior culture of Canada’s First Nations.

Ryan Paulsen / Daily Observer <br> Leah MacKinnon, left, and her sons Joey (6) and John (4) were on hand at the Laurentian Valley muncipal building recently to collect their prize for winning the township's Prepare Your Selfie contest, encouraging local residents to take photos with their own home emergency preparedness supplies and equipment. The MacKinnons won a solar- and hand-chargable combination radio, flashlight and phone charger.

LV awards "Prepare Your Selfie" winner

Throughout the month of May, the Township of Laurentian Valley held their first ever "Prepare Your Selfie" contest, inviting residents to take a photo with their own households' 72-hour emergency preparedness kits and submitting them to be entered into a draw.