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SUBMITTED PHOTO Patti-Kay Hamilton, a former Pembroke resident and author was announced as the 2014 winner for the CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize on Monday.

Hamilton for the win!

Pembroke’s Patti-Kay Hamilton is the 2014 winner for the CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize, it was announced Monday.

Cheryl Jensen, Algonquin College's new president, paid a visit to the Pembroke waterfront campus on Friday. Here, she stands with Karen Davies, left, Pembroke campus dean, and Fred Blackstein, vice chairman of the college's Board of Governors. Jensen officially starts her duties Aug. 25.

New president tours campus

Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley warmly welcomed its new president Friday, as she completed a whirlwind tour of the college's three campuses.

Petawawa pride

GARRISON PETAWAWA – There was a true sense of civic pride in the air in Friday, as a dedicated group showed off Canada’s largest land base and parts of the municipality to a few special visitors.

The walkway which runs between Lorne Street and Stafford Park will begin to be resurfaced and repaired early next week thanks to a recent anonymous donation of $7,000.

A new Stafford Park

LAURENTIAN VALLEY – Thanks to a recent anonymous donation of $7,000, Stafford Park is getting a bit of a facelift.

Petawawa parks and recreation manager Kelly Williams.

The 411 on Civic Centre Days

PETAWAWA –The combining of Civic Centre Days with RibFest created a summer festival attended like none other, staff told council recently.