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Ryan Paulsen / Daily Observer <br> Cole Hoffman was one of the local skaters who lined up to break in the brand new downtown skate park on Friday, June 24.

City skate park opens

After a long road, complete with some twists, turns, and a few bumps, Pembroke is officially home to a brand new permanent skate park.

Eganville residents gathered at the Eganville Arena Tuesday to watch the debut of the Eganville episode of the CBC series Still Standing. The show profiled the Ottawa Valley village and the challenges it faces.

Eganville is Still Standing

EGANVILLE – Community pride was in evidence Tuesday at the Eganville Arena, as 500 gathered there to see themselves Still Standing.

Photo courtesy Ottawa Bluesfest Facebook page <br> The Wicked Mercy guitarist Dave Nado rocking the stage at Ottawa's RBC Bluesfest on Saturday, July 16. One week later, on July 23, the band featuring Pembroke's own Cory Zadorozny will hit Lasso Live for their first show in the area since Sabstock four years ago.

Zadorozny heading back to Pembroke

At 39 years old, Cory Zadorozny has already had a musical career to envy, including Juno awards, touring with major bands, and gracing major stages across the country. Now he's bringing his current band, The Wicked Mercy, back to his home town for a Saturday night show at Lasso Live in downtown Pembroke on July 23.

Ottawa Valley Waste Management Board chairman Steve Bennett (right) and vice-chairman Tom Mohns (left) are joined by Sue McCrae, OVWRC general manager at their Dec. 17 board meeting where Bennett, mayor of Laurentian Valley and Mohns, deputy mayor of Petawawa, were both acclaimed in their positions with the waste management board.

Bill 151 will mean big changes for OVWRC

Ontario’s municipalities will be relinquishing the costs and contents of blue boxes to the manufacturers that created the recyclables in the first place under Bill 151, the Waste-Free Ontario Act that recently passed at Queen's Park.

Sean Chase/Daily Observer The Women in Skilled Trades summer camp recently wrapped up at Fellowes High School. In the photo are (front left to right) Anastasia Black, Crystal Tran, Hannah Demont, Tiffany Henrie, Phiabe Ikerenge, Angelina Boudreault, (back left to right) teacher Matt McEwen, guest instructor Gary Lair, teacher Mauri Gonzalez, Sydney Bennett, guest instructor Brittany Arsenault, teacher Debbie Sutherland, Victoria McColeman, Taylor Robinson and Ashley Deighton.

Girls want to have fun learning tech

During the Second World War, women entered the workforce in unprecedented numbers as widespread male enlistment left gaping holes in the industrial labour force.

Sean Chase/Daily Observer Seven-year-old Adison Terai is all smiles after reaching the top of a climbing wall during the annual St. Luke's Vacation Bible School.

St. Luke's campers build faith on the Rock

St. Luke's Anglican Church hosted its fourth annual Vacation Bible School last week inviting 45 children and pre-teens to learn the invaluable lessons from the Bible and grow as Christians but in a fun way.

Sean Chase/Daily Observer Col. Dwayne Lemon, deputy commander of the Canadian Forces Health Services Group (centre), officiates the signing ceremony as Lt.-Col. Doug Kromrey hands over command of 1 Canadian Field Hospital to Lt.-Col. Margaret Ann Coleman-McLean.

New journey for 1 Canadian Field Hospital

Challenged to be ready for the next mission that will inevitably come its way, 1 Canadian Field Hospital embarked on a new journey Friday with a new commanding officer at the helm.