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SUBMITTED PHOTO Derrick Gallagher

Gallagher case adjourned until May 6

The Petawawa soldier facing multiple sexual assault and voyeurism charges and a single count of assault to date, appeared in Pembroke provincial court this afternoon.

LV council looking at a two per cent hike

LAURENTIAN VALLEY – Ratepayers of the township could be looking at a two per cent hike in taxes this year and an increase in waste collection rates, after council and staff tackled their second draft of the 2014 budget Tuesday evening.

LV tackles second draft of 2014 budget

LAURENTIAN VALLEY – Ratepayers of the township could be looking at a two per cent hike in taxes this year and an increase in waste collection rates, after council tackled numbers tonight.

Teddy Bear check up

PETAWAWA - As a way to help kids become more comfortable with various medical services, soldiers from Garrison Petawawa were fixing up sick and injured stuffed teddy bears recently.

Haley Jones is a 'Heart Mom' of her two-year-old son, Nathan, who suffers from hypoplastic right heart syndrome as well as atrioventricular septal defect. He has undergone three heart surgeries so far, the most recent being in September 2013.

Heart Moms showing heart

PETAWAWA - Heart Moms Helping Heart Moms is a new support group based out of Petawawa, providing "hospital survival kits," and sharing other 'heart mom's' stories on their website, and Facebook page. Haley Jones is the co-ordinator of the group, along with two other 'heart moms', Wendy McLean, and Alesha Brown.

STEPHEN UHLER / DAILY OBSERVER Pembroke's St. Luke's Anglican Church held a Christian Passover supper on Thursday based upon the Jewish Seder, a ceremonial meal to mark Passover. It serves to remind people of Jesus' Jewish heritage. In the photo are, from left, Sheree Slopack, a Hasidic Jew invited as a special guest, Jane Parent, Deacon of the Church, Bishop Don Harvey, Bishop of the Anglican Network of Canada, and Reverend Tim Parent.

Sharing a special Passover meal

St. Luke's Anglican Church held a very special supper and service Thursday, just prior to Good Friday and Easter, to mark Seder, the Jewish ritual feast held at the start of Passover.

SUZY WILLIG/DAILY OBSERVER The entire eighth grade class at Jeanne-Lajoie gets ready for their Passion of our Christ presentation. The class was presenting for the students in grades seven through 12 for their annual Easter celebration.

Following in His footsteps

Easter observances were in full gear in both the elementary and secondary levels at Jeanne-Lajoie on Thursday, in celebration of the Easter holidays.