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SEAN CHASE/DAILY OBSERVER Lobsterfest, as seen here in 2011, is one of the highlights of Civic Centre Days. However, the dinner will be dropped when Civic Centre Days merges with Rib Fest this June.

Civic Centre's Lobsterfest eliminated

With an overwhelmingly busy summer recreation-wise and limited staff and volunteers, it's looking as though Civic Centre Days and RibFest fans will have to come together in the town this summer.

SEAN CHASE/DAILY OBSERVER The Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce hosted an information session conducted by the Canadian National Energy Alliance Wednesday in Deep River. In the photo (left to right) is Don McClure, vice-president of business development for Lockheed Martin, John Walden, chair of the Deep River Chamber of Commerce, Carol Wilson-Hodges, former president of Energy Solutions Canada, and chamber president Brian McInall.

Expression of interest in AECL

Four of the world's leading engineering and technology companies hope to become the operators of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited's Chalk River Laboratories.

SARAH HYATT/DAILY OBSERVER Here are this year's Pembroke Lumber Kings graduates, left to right are: Trent Durocher, Mark Rowe, Sam Gleason, Lucas Gonu, Keegan Harper and Kyle Shaw.

Graduating Kings moving on

When the Pembroke Lumber Kings' season abruptly came to an end, the Kings were forced to say a sad farewell to two local favourites, captain Sam Gleason and assistant captain Lucas Gonu.

The Metis flag SUN MEDIA PHOTO BY DAVID BLOOM

Appeals court grants Metis Indian status

OTTAWA — The Federal Court of Appeal upheld a landmark ruling Thursday that gave Canada's Metis population Indian status within the Constitution, and all the rights and services that go with it.

Council worried over Ombudsman's powers

LAURENTIAN VALLEY - Council is concerned over the recent announcement that Ontario will expand the powers of the provincial Ombudsman, allowing the independent watchdog to investigate municipalities, universities and school boards.

SARAH HYATT/DAILY OBSERVER Laurentian Valley council talks potential upgrades to the Shady Nook Recreation Centre, to make the centre a shelter for emergencies.

From rec centre to shelter

LAURENTIAN VALLEY - As part of the 2014 budget considerations, the township continues to move forward with plans to make upgrades to the Shady Nook Recreation Centre for its use as a possible emergency reception centre and evacuation centre.

SARAH HYATT/DAILY OBSERVER Counter-clockwise, Mike Seuriol, Eleanor Chouinard, Helen Seuriol and Mary DuLong gear up to play in a 10-game, four-hand giant euchre tournament Saturday, with proceeds from the tournament going to the Senior Citizen's Drop-In Craft and Activity Centre in Pembroke.

Ready to celebrate

Pembroke's "Senior Drop-In Centre" has been serving the social needs of seniors for 40 years, and will be celebrating this milestone on Saturday.