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Ryan Paulsen / Daily Observer Students from St. Anthony's Catholic School in Chalk River gather to celebrate the upcoming Pan-Am Games and wish Grade 5 teacher Jody McDonald and her son, Matthew Schroeder, good luck carrying the torch through Smiths Falls on July 2.

Pan-Am fever strikes Chalk River

As anyone who has had children in hockey, sports are a family affair. Whether it's shuttling to and from practice, carving out a chunk of the family budget for equipment, or travelling to tournaments, it takes a team to be on a team.

Ryan Paulsen / Daily Observer Staff, youth and community partners of the Love My Life (LML) ... Tobacco Free initiative gather at the Salvation Army Youth Centre for a night of awards, recognition and food on Monday, June 29. From left, Salvation Army Maj. Ralph Young, Mackenzie Harris-Langridge, Victoria Pezzutto, Ryanne Morris, Kyle Rice, Renfrew County District Health Unit health promote Candace Rose-Smith, Pembroke Mayor Mike LeMay, Cody Briscoe, Pembroke Mall manager Jayne Brophy, Pembroke Business Improvement Area manager Heather Sutherland, Salvation Army program coordinator Amanda Wilson and Tori Rice.

FML? No - LML!

A group of local youth from the Salvation Army Youth Centre, with the help of the Pembroke Business Improvement Area and the Renfrew County and District Health Unit, has been working to butt out smoking in public spaces, all part of the Love My Life… Tobacco Free program (LML).

Photo courtesy the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Stephane Levesque, president and co-owner of SRB Technologies Canada, right, responds to questions posed by members of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission at a public hearing on Thursday, May 14 at the Pembroke Best Western. SRB is applying for a renewed licence, this time for a term of 10 years.

SRB gets seven-year license

SRB Technologies will be a fixture in the Pembroke and area industrial landscape for another seven years, after the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission granted the company a seven-year license to operate this week.

Stroke survivor Terry Stevens of Ottawa speaks to staff, patients and families of the Pembroke Regional Hospital's District Stroke Centre Monday, talking about his experiences as both a patient and his road to recovery.

Surviving a stroke

It was a cup of coffee which first indicated Terry Steve's life was about to change in a dramatic way.

Pan Am Torch visits Petawawa

GARRISON PETAWAWA - The spirit of the Pan Am Games paid a visit to Canada's biggest army base Monday, in the form of the games' official torch.

Museum holds strawberry social

The annual Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village Strawberry Social went off without a hitch Saturday, with only a few minor bumps along the way.

Relatives of Major Andrew Edward McKeever watch, along with Col. Scott Clancy, 1 Wing Commander, as Ron Robinson, another member of the family, unveils the sign denoting the name of 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron's new building. The headquarters for the Chinook squadron was officially dedicated Friday.

Squadron building named

GARRISON PETAWAWA - Linking a proud past to a challenging future, the home of 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron has been named after a pioneer in Canadian military aviation.

Bishop Smith CHS Class of 2015

The end of a long journey for students of Bishop Smith Catholic High School was marked Thursday, as the Class of 2015 celebrated their achievements.

Ryan Paulsen / Daily Observer Pembroke Public Library CEO Margaret Mau, left, children's librarian Karthi Rajamani, and summer program coordinator Avery Stacey-Sullivan on the library steps, showing off memorabilia for this year's summer theme, "Play", and the certificate awarded the library with an honourable mention in the nationwide Library and Archives Canada competition for last year's summer program, "Eureka!".

Getting ready to Play!

The Pembroke Public Library is gearing up for another summer that's destined to be so much fun, the theme they've chosen for two solid months of wall-to-wall activities is simply "Play!"

Ryan Paulsen / Daily Observer Fellowes High School Class of 2015 valedictorian Lindsay Parsonage runs over her address ahead of Thursday night's graduation ceremony.

Fellowes Falcons free to fly

Follow your dreams. That's the message Fellowes High School Class of 2015 valedictorian Lindsay Parsonage had for her fellow graduates at their commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 25.