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SEAN CHASE/DAILY OBSERVER Sno Pet will once more be sighted at the Petawawa Civic Centre when the 2018 edition of Cabin Fever begins on Jan. 20.

Cabin Fever is back

PETAWAWA – The Town of Petawawa invites everyone to bundle up in winter gear and appreciate the beauty of the season with their 2018 Cabin Fever festivities.

Sean Chase/Daily Observer Businessman and Conservative nomination candidate Mike Coates (right) speaks with (left to right) Mark Reilander, John Escott and Romeo Levasseur during a meet-and-greet held at Jana's Cafe in downtown Pembroke Sunday. Coates is challenging incumbent MP Cheryl Gallant, who has represented the riding of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke for the past 18 years.

Mike Coates seeking Conservative nomination

Mike Coates, the businessman who recently chaired Kevin O'Leary's leadership campaign, is seeking to lead Conservatives in the riding of Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke into the 2019 federal election.

Town council reviews 2018 budget

PETAWAWA – Council reviewed an ambitious budget Thursday that will see just over $16 million spent on infrastructure and core services over the next year.

Sean Chase/Daily Observer Petawawa Mayor Bob Sweet reviews the 2018 municipal budget Thursday with chief administrative officer Dan Scissons (left) and treasurer Annette Mantifel. Council cut $1.6 million in order to keep the notional tax rate to a five per cent increase over last year.

Petawawa keeps tax rate at 5%

PETAWAWA – Mayor Bob Sweet congratulated council and staff for developing a balanced budget that won't put the town into debt while paying for critical infrastructure.

Vehicle runs into Killaloe LCBO

KILLALOE – A 70-year-old man from Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards Township is facing a Liquor Licence Act charge following a single vehicle collision in Killaloe on Jan. 9. According to police, at 3:23 p.m. a passenger car struck the side of the LCBO building on Queen Street in Killaloe causing damage to the building and the vehicle. There were no i

Pres and Amy Lavier hold a picture of their beloved four-year-old son, Cameron, whom they lost to cancer on Nov. 4, 2016. The family was very upset when Cam's obituary turned up recently, without the familiy's knowledge or consent, on a website called, a site that aggregates obituaries from across the country and posts them along with offers to purchase gifts.

Family fighting back against obituary piracy

Pembroke’s Lavier family is among hundreds of grieving families across North America who have become victims of what is called obituary piracy.The Lavier family was upset and confused when the obituary of their loved one ended up on a website called without the family’s knowledge or has been taking obituaries from

Cops called to 14 crashes on Monday

The blustery winter weather on Monday, Jan. 8 obviously presented a challenge for area drivers. On that day alone, officers with the Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to 14 motor vehicle collisions. Police said the majority of the collisions occurred in the morning and afternoon when the adverse weather