April 8, 2021

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Claims process for CAF-DND sexual misconduct class action settlement well underway
OTTAWA - The individual claims process component of the CAF-DND sexual misconduct class action settlement is well underway. Current and former CAF members, and current and former employees of DND and the SNPF, CF affected by sexual misconduct in the military workplace may submit a confidential claim for financial compensation and to participate in a Restorative Engagement program until the period to file a claim closes on November 24, 2021.

Prescribed burning at Garrison Petawawa range, training area
GARRISON PETAWAWA - The public is advised that prescribed burning operations will be commencing in select areas of the Garrison Petawawa range and training area this spring.

Online doctors, virtual health care available to military families
Some military families go entire postings without having access to a local doctor, finding themselves using the local hospitals or driving to Ottawa for basic medical treatment.

Federal Government planning apology to No. 2 Construction Battalion
OTTAWA - At a virtual event March 28, the Government of Canada confirmed its intent to apologize for the treatment that members of No. 2 Construction Battalion endured before, during, and after their service to Canada during the First World War.

Reducing Cancer Risk - Know Your Limit
Every spring the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) Daffodil Campaign rallies Canadians to support and remember those affected by cancer. With nearly one in two Canadians diagnosed in their lifetime, almost all of us are impacted in some way. Research is an important part of addressing rising cancer rates, yet the impact of prevention cannot be overlooked.

April is Oral Health Month
Has “mask mouth” been getting you down? As our battle against COVID-19, and its regulations rages on, the members of 1 Dental Unit Detachment Petawawa have some fun suggestions to maintain those pearly whites.

Spring & Summer Fire Safety Tips!
Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, change batteries immediately if needed.

Taxes for Treats supports SPCA
Certified Tax Preparer Terry Wright uses her skills with numbers to better the lives of local animals in need.

Ottawa Valley Cycling and Active Transportation Alliance launches Bike Bank
PEMBROKE - The Ottawa Valley Cycling and Active Transportation Alliance (OVCATA) is launching a unique new service to enable everyone in the Valley who needs a bike to have one.

Innovative ride share pilot project in the works for Renfrew County
PEMBROKE - The County of Renfrew is collaborating with RideShark Corporation from Ottawa, to develop the world’s first Winterized On-Demand Community Transit Network focused on improved mobility solutions for rural areas.

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