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Ryan Paulsen / Daily Observer <br> Danielle Pecore-Ugorji, left, and JoAnne Brooks of the Women's Sexual Assault Centre moderated an all-candidates discussion on Tuesday evening, Sep. 29, giving voters an in-person look at the five local candidates (seated, from left): Hector Clouthier (Independent), incumbent Cheryl Gallant (Conservative), Stefan Klietsch (Green Party), Jeff Lehoux (Liberal) and Dan McCarthy (NDP).

Gallant alone on electoral status quo

Conservative incumbent Cheryl Gallant stands alone in defence of Canada's current electoral system, as revealed at the all-candidates discussion held at the end of September at the Francophone Cultural Centre in Pembroke. The fifth and final question posed to Gallant and challengers Hector Clouthier (independent), Stefan Klietsch (Green Party), Jef

Basil Borutski, 57, appeared in Pembroke court on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 on three counts of murder in the death of three Ottawa Valley women in late September. Court sketch by Greg Banning/Postmedia Network

Names added to non-communication order

The man accused of killing three women across Eastern Ontario and sparking a manhunt as far as Ottawa last month made a brief appearance in Pembroke court Monday afternoon.

One person is dead and several injured as a result of this Saturday afternoon bus accident along Hwy 60 in the western edge of Algonquin Park.

UPDATED: Victim ID'd in crash

One person died at the scene and another three were injured in an Algonquin Park accident involving a passenger vehicle and a bus, the Ontario Provincial Police stated in a news release on Saturday.

Will Briscoe, left, and Josh Vardy, employees of Malcolm, Deavitt and Binhammer, plant a tree at the conclusion of the 15th annual Memorial Tree Dedication Service, held Sept. 24 along Barron Canyon Road. The tree represents the 185 others which were planted in Algonquin Park in memory of the 185 loved ones being honoured at this year's ceremony.

Loved ones honoured by tree plant

Under the late summer sun, the Malcolm, Deavitt and Binhammer Funeral Home held a special ceremony in tribute to the families they have served this past year.

SEAN CHASE/DAILY OBSERVER New Democrat Dan McCarthy speaks to the audience inside Childs Auditorium as fellow candiates (left to right) Hec Clouthier (Independent), Stefan Klietsch (Green Party) and Jeff Lehoux (Liberal) look on. The second all-candidates meeting of the campaign was hosted by the Deep River Community Association.

Candidates address veterans, CNL, CBC, marijuana

Facing the voters for the second scheduled debate of this prolonged election campaign, the riding's federal candidates tackled questions Wednesday night about the future of nuclear energy, funding for the CBC, the legalization of marijuana and veterans' benefits.

Heather and Glenn Pearson of Laurentian Valley Township are marking an important anniversary: it will be 50 years since they began to raise and keep Ghaneem Arabian horses, the oldest purebred horse breed in the world. Here, left, Heather stands with 33 year old Nahil Resa, while Glenn is with Ghaneem Kalouma, who is 26 years old. The horses are both sired by Neden Kaseem, the Pearson's foundation stallion at Ghaneem Arabians.

Celebrating 50 years of Arabians

LAURENTIAN VALLEY TWP. - A farm hidden behind the trees lining Zanders Road has been cultivating a relationship as old as mankind – that between man and horse.

Five candidates are in the running for the 2015 federal election: Hector Clouthier (Independent), Cheryl Gallant (Conservative Party of Canada), Stefan Klietsch (Green Party), Jeff Lehoux (Liberal Party of Canada), and Dan McCarthy (NDP).

RNP candidates tackle question #4

Each week, Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke's federal election candidates are asked one question, and given a limit of 200-300 words to provide their answers. Responses are printed in Saturday's edition of the Daily Observer. Question #4 was asked three weeks ago, but didn't make it online, so here it is for our virtual readers. (Note: candidate response

Ryan Paulsen / Daily Observer <br> Maz Tracey, mother of Nathalie Warmerdam, offers a welcome to friends and family gathered for a service celebrating the life of her daughter at the Petawawa Golf Club on Thursday, Oct. 1.

Remembering Nathalie

Friends and family of Nathalie Warmerdam, murdered in her home during last week's killing spree that rocked the Ottawa Valley, came together at the Petawawa Golf Club to celebrate a brilliant and joyful life cut brutally short.

The first ever Sabsgiving Jam will be held at Lasso Live in downtown Pembroke on Sunday evening, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m.

Sab's Thanksgiving tradition lives on

Peter "Sab" Sabourin was a memorable man in more ways than one, but apart from his obvious musical legacy in the Ottawa Valley and across Northern Ontario, perhaps the thing he is most remembered for is his incredibly generous spirit, and the willingness to use his status and position to help as many people as possible.