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C�lina Ip / Daily Observer Madawaska Valley High School�s Jonathan Stoppa racing to the finish line in the senior boys 7km run at the Ottawa Valley High School Athletic Association (UOVHSAA) Cross-Country Running Championships on Oct. 21.

Students race at UOVHSAA cross-country event

PETAWAWA – More than 250 young athletes from all 11 Renfrew County high schools participated in the Upper Ottawa Valley High School Athletic Association (UOVHSAA) Cross-Country Running Championships at the Petawawa Gold Club on Oct. 21.


POLICE BLOTTER: Weapons charges

DEEP RIVER – A Deep River man is facing weapons charges after police executed a search warrant at a residence in the town. On Oct. 18, members of the Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Deep River Police Service, the OPP’s Emergency Response Team, Tactical Response Unit and Drug Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant and during

Célina Ip / Daily Observer The second annual Downtown Pembroke Awards Gala took place on Oct. 19 at Victoria Hall. 23 businesses were nominated for the various award categories. The winners included Roy Kidd for the Characters of Downtown Award, Tracey Dean for the Best Neighbour Award, Renae Rotblatt for the Pretty as a Picture Award, Milton Borenstein for the Lifetime Achievement Award, Janna Fortin for the Community Champion Award and Pam Demsey for the Mayor's Award. Left to right in photo: Tracey Dean, Milton Borenstein, Renae Rotblatt and Janna Fortin.

Downtown businesses honoured

Local businesses gathered for a night of cocktails, conversation, and celebration at the second annual Downtown Pembroke Awards Gala on Oct. 19.

Célina Ip / Daily Observer Falcons Brendan Peever (right) dashes with the ball as his teammate Kris Lively (left) gears up to assist.

Falcons wrap-up football season

PEMBROKE – The Fellowes Falcons were shutout with a 45-0 loss against the Arnprior Redmen in the fifth and final game of the regular football season.

Coun. Allan Wren shares a laugh with Jim Sheedy, right, during Sheedy's final meeting as part of Laurentian Valley council on Tuesday. Sheedy announced on Sept. 30 he was resigning as councillor after over 40 years of public service in the area.

Sheedy steps down

LAURENTIAN VALLEY - After 42 years of dedicated municipal service, councillor Jim Sheedy has stepped down from his seat with the Township of Laurentian Valley.

The Harriet Brooks Building, a new lab complex named after Canada's first female nuclear physicist, was officially opened Wednesday morning at the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Chalk River site. The multi-million dollar state-of-the-art laboratory promises to keep CNL and its partner Atomic Energy of Canada on the cutting edge of research and development.

CNL, AECL open new lab complex

CHALK RIVER – Canada’s premier nuclear research facility received a major boost Wednesday, with the opening of a brand new $113 million laboratory complex.

Fire scare at Cathedral school

Quick reaction by the Pembroke Fire Department likely saved Cathedral Catholic School from sustaining major damage overnight on Oct. 19.

A woman from an impoverished family in South India. She has recently built water facilities through a microfinance loan she received from our Field Partner.

Bringing the heart back to philanthropy

What comes to mind when you hear the word “philanthropy?” Maybe you think of making donations to charities. Or, you might think of celebrities who are using their wealth to help tackle some big global issues. If we go back to the root of the word, philanthropy means “love of humanity.” It can take a lot of shapes and forms and really, it’s anything

Time to vote in Readers' Choice

It's that time of year when we invite members of the community to vote for their favourite businesses and service providers in the annual Pembroke Daily Observer Readers' Choice awards.