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Teddy bear clinic Saturday

Algonquin College nursing students will be offering their services at the Pembroke Mall this Saturday to ensure area teddy bears and other stuffies, get the best possible care.

Ryan Paulsen / Daily Observer Community Living workers Holly Wagner, left, and Kim Rigo make sure that every one of the 500-plus lunch boxes are ready to go once the sandwiches arrive for today's Box of Possibilities fundraiser.

Community Living making loads of lunches

The parish hall at Our Lady of Lourdes church in Pembroke was transformed yesterday as a team of volunteers tackled the significant task of preparing hundreds of boxed lunches for today's Box of Possibilities fundraiser for Community Living.

Pudja Aswal, an alumni of Algonquin College and the treasurer of the Kiwanis Circle K Club on campus, models the latest in spring fashion during the Spring Into Fashion fundraiser, held Tuesday at Sunset Nursery featuring Karisma Fashion. The event rasied money for the Kiwanis Club of Pembroke.

Kiwanis holds spring fashion show

Fashion and fundraising went hand in hand Tuesday evening, as Sunset Nursery and the Karisma Fashion Boutique hosted the Kiwanis Club of Pembroke's annual fashion show.

The Shaken Not Stirred event raised more than $5,000 for two worthwhile causes. Taking part in the presentation (from left) are MRI committee member Marc Poirier; Jenny Hodgson, Algonquin College Student Life co-ordinator; Dineamics co-owner Steve White, and fundraiser organizers Monica Katsoulis and Marianne Minns.

Vegas comes to Pembroke

Bringing a bit of Vegas and a bit of James Bond, Dineamics Pembroke recently held the Shaken Not Stirred charity social and raised $5,160 for the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation's MRI: Image Matters program, as well as a $500 bursary for an Algonquin College Nursing student.

Ryan Paulsen / Daily Observer Pipeline Awareness Renfrew County's Duncan Noble makes a presentation to the Renfrew County development and property committee on Tuesday morning, raising concerns about the proposed Energy East pipeline project.

PARC raising pipeline concerns

On the day when ministers from every province in Canada were assembling in Quebec City to discuss issues of the environment, Renfrew County's development and property committee was hearing its own delegation on the real risks and rewards of allowing the Energy East pipeline to run through their region.

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Petawawa troops going to Ukraine

Soldiers from Garrison Petawawa will be among the first Canadian troops to deploy to Ukraine this summer to train that nation's forces in their fight against Russian-backed rebels.

Electronics that can be recycled

Highview to hold e-recycling fundraiser

With technology advancing faster than ever, it's not an uncommon sight in basements everywhere to see at least one or two old printers, VCRs, phones or other pieces of now-antiquates electronics. They clutter up the space, and they're basically no better than paperweights compared to their modern counterparts.

Ryan Paulsen / Daily Observer SRB Technologies co-owners Ross Fitzpatrick, left, and Stephane Levesque, right, flank Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MP Cheryl Gallant, who was on hand Tuesday afternoon to announce and celebrate $100,000 of Eastern Ontario Development Program funding for the company.

Gallant announces EODP funding in Pembroke

Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MP Cheryl Gallant went on a bit of a tour of Pembroke earlier this month, doling out more than $200,000 in Eastern Ontario Development Program funding to KI Pembroke, SRB Technologies and Carefor.

New social fundraiser to complete MRI campaign

Acts of kindness are far-reaching and have the ability to influence positive change, and the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation is inviting folks to pay it forward and take up the 20/15 Kindness Challenge for MRI.