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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.

You don’t have to see it to tee it

If you’re teeing up this week at the first tee off at the local golf course with visions of breaking your handicap, pause for a moment and listen to some inspiring tales straight from the annals of golfing history.

Submitted photo A young Paul Kelly in seen here at his kindergarten graduation with his teacher Arlene Brash.

The road less travelled

Last night my oldest daughter, Ava, accomplished something I have never done: she graduated from Grade 12. Yes. It’s true. I never did.

A portion of a map of Canada West (formerly Upper Canada) – 1855, by Samuel Augustus Mitchell. This section shows the area around Grand Callumet Island, what we know today as L'Isle-aux-Allumettes. For over 50 years, Samuel Augustus Mitchell and his successors and son were one of the most prominent publishers of maps and atlases in the United States.

Constitutional border skirmish

As Canada celebrates the 150th anniversary of Confederation, now is an appropriate time to read what is included in Canada’s constitution. Could it be that where the boundary between Ontario and Quebec in the Upper Ottawa Valley is entrenched in the Constitution, is actually in a different location from where the border between the two provinces is

Coming up to 65 in the digital age

How old are you? Have you been carded recently? Do you remember life before computers? Can you still read? All these questions and more get asked by the younger generation of us old farts. As I am approaching my 65th birthday I am questioning more and more what age and health means. My ability to think clearly depends on how much sleep I had the day before!