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Sean Chase/Daily Observer Chief Warrant Officer Ernie Hall helps 42nd Field Regiment commanding officer Lt.-Col. Dave Wiley (centre) promote Sgt. Shane Learning to lieutenant during the unit's change of command in 2011. Hall was a veteran of 39 years service with the Canadian Forces.

"He was a distinguished gentleman"

Ernie Hall deployed to some of the most dangerous places in the world over his remarkable 39-year career in the military. However, the accomplished infantryman and expert paratrooper innocently lost his life on a darkened street outside the Pembroke Memorial Centre after leaving a hockey game

More than $1 million in pot plants seized

SOUTH ALGONQUIN – On the Sept. 20 members of the Killaloe/Whitney Ontario Provincial Police, Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, Drug Enforcement Unit, Canine Unit and the Emergency Response Team executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act search warrant.

Jen Valiquette, manager of the Assault Response Team of the Renfrew Victoria Hospital, lights candles during Thursday's memorial service held at the Renfrew County Women's Monument, located close to the Petawawa River on the Emerald Trail. A year ago, Anastasia Kuzyk, Nathalie Warmerdam and Carol Culleton were murdered in a shocking burst of violence which shook Renfrew County to its core.

Remembering three women

PETAWAWA – A year ago, the Renfrew County community was torn asunder by an act of brutal violence which took the lives of three local women.

Photo Courtesy of DND Chief Warrant Officer Ernie Hall, former RSM of 3rd Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment, died on Jan. 12, 2015 after being struck by a vehicle while leaving a Lumber Kings game in Pembroke. Hall served the Canadian Forces for 39 years before his retirement in 2013.

Driver convicted in death of former RSM

A judge convicted a Pembroke man in the death of a retired soldier, ruling that his SUV should have slowed down upon seeing pedestrians empty into a downtown street after a hockey game.

Sean Chase/Daily Observer The giant handshake remains the highlight of Bishop Smith's Nangor Day held on Wednesday near Westmeath. The event marking the start of the 2016-17 saw more than 700 students attending a slate of fun events.

Crusaders start the school year at Nangor

WHITEWATER REGION – The students and teachers of Bishop Smith returned to the shores of the Ottawa River Wednesday to carry out a tradition as old as the Catholic high school itself.

Photo Courtesy of DND Chief Warrant Officer Ernie Hall, former RSM of 3rd Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment, died on Jan. 12, 2015 after being struck by a vehicle while leaving a Lumber Kings game in Pembroke. Hall served the Canadian Forces for 39 years before his retirement in 2013.

Driver should have slowed night of PMC collision

Martial Laverdure decided to speed down a street populated with pedestrians the night a Petawawa man was fatally struck by the SUV he was driving outside the Pembroke Memorial Centre, the Crown has concluded.