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SEAN CHASE/DAILY OBSERVER Clara's Big Ride this past June raised money and awareness surrounding youth physical fitness and mental health. The event is donating $1,540 each for several area agencies. In the photo is (left to right) Phoenix Centre executive director Greg Lubimiv, Breaking the Silence co-ordinator Annie Fudge, Robbie Dean Counselling Centre administrator Monique Yashinskie, Clara's Big Ride working group member Catherine Kerr, KidActive executive director Shauna Babcock, KidActive project coordinator Susan Patterson, Clara's Big Ride working group member Steve D'Eon and Deep River Mayor David Thompson.

Clara's Big Blue Bike leaves legacy

The impact of Clara Hughes' inspiration visit to Renfrew County is still being felt with several local agencies benefiting from the money raised through the Olympic great's momentous 11,000-kilometre bike ride across Canada.

Amalgamation, policing lead Petawawa topics

Candidates running for town council faced questions concerning amalgamation, public transportation, police contracting and what they would do to develop more parkland during an election forum here Tuesday night.

SEAN CHASE/DAILY OBSERVER Petawawa council candidate Wayne Bando (second from left) speaks during an all-candidates meeting Tuesday night at the Petawawa Civic Centre.

Petawawa candidates make their case to voters

Affordable seniors housing, improving recreation, infrastructure spending and wise spending of tax dollars were among the promises made by the 12 candidates for Petawawa's next town council Tuesday night.

Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley was the recipient of a $50,000 donation to its capital campaign by Cogeco, funds used to help pay for the college's computer systems technician lab. Here celebrating the occasion are, starting from left, Fred Blackstein, capital campaign honorary chairman and Vice Chairman, Board of Governors of the college, Dave Feeley, Cogeco Senior Manager of Programming and Community Relations, Michael Tharby, Cogeco Manager of Programming and Community Relations - Renfrew County, Tim Caddigan, Cogeco Senior Director, and Karen Davies, Campus Dean, Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley.

College gets $50,000 from Cogeco

The long and fruitful relationship between Algonquin College and Cogeco has reached a new plateau, thanks to a generous donation from the telecommunications company.

Celebrating French-Canadian culture

For the fifth year in a row here in Pembroke, Riverside Park was a sea of green and white, Sept. 25, as hundreds came together to celebrate French-Canadian culture and the official inauguration of the Franco-Ontarian flag.

SEAN CHASE/DAILY OBSERVER Members of Mike Company, 3RCR, arrive at General Foulkes Barracks at Garrison Petawawa Wednesday night.

Petawawa troops home from Poland

After three months overseas in support of NATO operations launched in response to the Ukraine crisis, 120 local troops received a VIP's welcome Wednesday night.

SARAH HYATT/DAILY OBSERVER Turkey Trot committee members and participants of this year's Thanksgiving event are preparing to trot for a good cause this Oct. 11. Left to right are: Dean Campbell, Ben Edwards, Liam Campbell, Shaun O'Neill, Quinn "Sauce" Campbell, Shannon Campbell, Nancy Warren, Charlene Jackson, Scott Campbell and Denise Townshend. Missing committee members from the photo are Rick Schroeder and Kathy Ferguson.

It's time to trot turkey gang

In the name of supporting one another, friendship, family, sport and fun, the 10th annual Dr. Kim Armstrong Turkey Trot returns this Thanksgiving weekend.