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Ryan Paulsen / Daily Observer <br> Former Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MPP Sean Conway, currently serving as chairman of the provincial Highly Skilled Workforce Strategy Expert Panel, discussed some of the challenges facing the Ontario labour market at a panel discussion at Algonquin College in Pembroke on April 25.

Sean Conway talks labour market changes

The Province of Ontario has decided the time has come to tackle challenges presented by a rapidly changing labour market head-on. To that end, a panel was brought together last fall to research the issue and bring forward a strategic plan for addressing shortages in the up-and-coming Ontario workforce.

Sean Chase/Daily Observer More than 35 people came out Saturday to mark World Tai Chi Day the Algonquin College Waterfront Campus. As a testament to its popularity, the event, hosted by the Upper Ottawa Valley Tai Chi Club, was held in 80 countries.

Pembroke joins World Tai Chi Day

Pembroke was one of 100 cities to join in World Tai Chi Day Saturday as millions championed the Chinese martial art practiced for its defensive training and health benefits.

Lindsay Blair to learn fate on Tuesday

Lindsay Blair will have to wait another few days to learn the exact nature of her sentence, but Justice Robert Selkirk assured her that whatever his final decision, it will not involve time behind bars.

Sean Chase/Daily Observer The County of Renfrew has announced a major agreement to acquire the $77 million discontinued Canadian Pacific Rail (CPR) corridor for $360,300. In the photo are (left to right) former County Warden Donald Rathwell, Arnprior Reeve Walter Stack, CPR manager real estate Kevin Paul, county forestry managerJason Davis, Petawawa Mayor Bob Sweet, Warden Peter Emon, Community Futures Development Corporation chairman Darrel Ryan, Ontario's Highlands Tourist Association executive director Nicole Whiting, Community Futures Development Corporation vice-chairman Paul Curtis, county chief executive officer Jim Hutton and county development and property director Paul Moreau.

Renfrew County signs historic rail trail deal

The County of Renfrew will sign onto an historic deal to acquire the decommissioned Canadian Pacific corridor paying $360,300 for a multi-million dollar rail bed that will be converted into a trail system.