Opinion

A change of seasons

We have been so very fortunate this fall to have such great weather. It kind of makes it hard to think about winter.

A vintage handbill advertises recruits wanted for a lancer regiment headed by Arthur Rankin to fight in the U.S. Civil War.

Man of action, questionable results

Upper Canada, Canada West and Ontario — different names for the same place. It was built by a wide range of characters: surveyors, soldiers, politicians, miners, entrepreneurs, scrappers and showmen.

Canada’s leading forest products companies and the 230,000 people we employ in hundreds of communities across the country are urging the federal government to give serious thought to adjusting the procedures and timing of the Caribou Recovery Strategy to achieve a more balanced and sustainable way forward for all.

Protect jobs and environment

Canada’s leading forest products companies and the 230,000 people we employ in hundreds of communities across the country are urging the federal government to give serious thought to adjusting the procedures and timing of the Caribou Recovery Strategy to achieve a more balanced and sustainable way forward for all.

Bay-breasted Warbler is seen here bathing in the winter sun. The Bay-breasted and other fall migrants may be found on the marina walk on Aug. 26.

Pembroke waterfront excursion Saturday

The next Pembroke Area Field Naturalists’ excursion is the Pembroke Marina/Waterfront Walk to be held on Saturday, Aug. 26, at 8 a.m. This is a few days later than the previous year’s excursion, which hopefully will bring better results.

Heather Fraser was 16 years old when she was brutally raped and murdered on a cold, January evening in Smiths Falls in 1985. This is the young woman’s yearbook photo from Smiths Falls District Collegiate from the year she was murdered.

When youth kill: Should jail time match the crime?

It was a bitterly cold Tuesday morning in January, 1985. The school buses hadn't arrived yet, so the halls of the Smiths Falls District Collegiate were quiet with just a few early arrivals trudging towards their lockers. I was one of them.

Tina Peplinskie/Daily Observer Dale McTavish, Lumber Kings' owner and general manager, presents the Dr. Terry Olsheski MVP award to Pembroke native Patrick Kyte prior to the final game of the regular season.

LETTER: Kyte says thank you

Having decided to take advantage of a significant opportunity, I wish to thank some people and the community for all the support I have received. My opportunity to go to Halifax and play with the Mooseheads of the QMJHL was primarily the result of my development on and off the ice with the Pembroke Lumber Kings.