News in Brief


(PEMBROKE, ON) - The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) is the central agency in Canada that collects information and criminal intelligence on such matters as mass marketing fraud (e.g. telemarketing), advance fee fraud, internet fraud and identification theft complaints. The CAFC is located in North Bay, ON and is jointly operated by the RCMP, OPP and the Competition Bureau of Canada.

Keith Ward, an intelligence researcher and profiler with the CAFC, will offer a 45 minute presentation plus a question period on mass marketing fraud, identity theft, romance and other scams - and how to avoid them.  The presentation will take place on March 2, 2018 at the Senior's Drop-In Centre at 42 Renfrew Street in Pembroke. 

The doors open at 1130am with a free lunch being served at 12 noon. The presentation will begin at 1245pm and will be followed by a question and answer session. Everyone is welcome and those attending are requested to register with the Senior's Drop-In Centre by calling 613-735-1226. 

December 12, 2017: Public Service Announcement - Slash Pile Burning to occur at Garrison Petawawa Training Ground this month

Garrison Petawawa, Ont. – The public should be advised that Slash Pile Burning operations will be occurring in select areas at the Garrison Petawawa Range and Training area from 11-22 December, 2017.

The controlled burning is necessary to eliminate fire hazard when the hot summer months arrive.  The public may see or smell smoke at times during this time coming from the Range and Training area, as well, air quality could be affected for short periods of time. There should be no cause for alarm as fully trained personnel will be in the area controlling the situation.