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December 22, 2016

Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour heading to Petawawa Dec. 31 and Jan. 1
TORONTO - Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour presented by Scotiabank and Dodge is heading to Petawawa for a weekend celebration of hockey on December 31 and January 1. Click for more.

Merry Christmas ensured by Legion, 2 Svc Bn Truckers and Petawawa Pantry partnership
With thousands of toys and treats carefully placed atop multiple tables throughout the room, the Royal Canadian Legion in Petawawa had an uncanny resemblance to Santa Claus’ workshop. Click for more.

PSP Manager of Fitness and Sports retiring after long career
Grant Lamothe honestly hadn’t realized that he had been working for 46 years until it was announced at his retirement party. Click for more.

CSOTC food drive for the Petawawa Pantry Food Bank
Members of the Canadian Special Operations Training Centre (CSOTC) wanted to give back to the community of Petawawa for the support the town provides to the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces. Click for more.

Military Employment Transition Spouse Program now in Petawawa
The Military Employment Transition Spouse Program (METSpouse) was launched in Petawawa to address one of the main stumbling blocks for Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) families: the lack of employment for the civilian partner. Click for more.

Free Shawarma Day at Madameek
When the lunch bell rang at Madameek Restaurant in Petawawa on Dec. 14, hundreds answered the call. Click for more.

Cadet Corner
PETAWAWA – 2642 3 RCR Army Cadet Corps wrapped up its 2016 Training season with a sports night full of activity at Dundonald Hall on Tuesday, December 13. Click for more.

Tim Hortons donates to two Christmas hamper programs
Tim Hortons owner Bea Mearns believes in giving back to her community. Since she opened her first restaurant on Petawawa Boulevard 22 years ago, she has dedicated herself to helping those in the local area, particularly around the holidays. Click for more.

Riverview Seniors Residence 34th annual Christmas Celebrations
Residents at the Riverview Seniors Residence were excited for Santa Claus’s annual visit. He came down early from the North Pole on Dec. 6 for the traditional 34th annual Riverview Christmas Party. Click for more.

Canadian Military Wives Choir featured guests at Pembroke Symphony Orchestra's Christmas Concert
The Canadian Military Wives Choir (CMWC) Petawawa was excited to be invited to sing at the Pembroke Symphony Orchestra’s Christmas Concert at Festival Hall Centre for the Arts on Saturday, Dec. 10. Click for more.

NORAD is once again tracking Santa’s flight
Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado – The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 61st Anniversary of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey. Click for more.

OFSAA race could bring in nearly $1 million
There will be an estimated economic impact of about $821,00 to the local economy as both the pre-Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) 2017 Cross Country Championship and the actual OFSAA will be hosted in Petawawa. Click for more.

Petawawa CWL donation of layettes
Representatives of the Our Lady of Sorrows CWL (Catholic Women’s League) recently donated 14 layettes to the Pembroke Regional Hospital’s Maternal Child Care program for families in need. Click for more.

1 RCR Senior NCOs vs Officers Annual Hockey Game
On December 6th, under a sunny sky and unusually warm temperatures, 1 RCR commenced its holiday festivities with the Annual Officer vs. Senior Non Commissioned Officer (Sr. NCO) Hockey Game. Click for more.

An old fashioned Christmas at the Petawawa Heritage Village
No time travel needed to experience Christmas back in the pioneer days with the Petawawa Heritage Village in town. Click for more.

Valley Artisans Co-op welcomes new member
Just in time for Christmas! The Valley Artisans Coop welcomes another member who is new to this area, though she is not unfamiliar with the immense and beautiful landscape of northern Ontario. Click for more.

Naming Abuse
Abuse has many names:  family violence, intimate partner violence and more. Click for more.

Pembroke Regional Hospital celebrating with the Ottawa Heart Institute: 10 years of offering smoking cessation support to patients
PEMBROKE - Pembroke Regional Hospital is celebrating today ten years of partnership with the Ottawa Heart Institute’s Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation (OMSC). Click for more.

Domino’s helps break the silence
Domino’s Pizza outlets in Pembroke, Petawawa, Renfrew and Arnprior have helped to break the silence over child abuse. Click for more.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Here is a bit of news from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club. Click for more.

Petawawa Legion News
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. May you have a safe and joyous holiday with family and friends.
If you have not made plans yet for New Years we have. Click for more.


December 15, 2016

Special recognition for acts of kindness
Heroes don’t always wear a cape; sometimes they push a snowblower. Click for more.

Doyle Salewski donates $5,000 to PMFRC
Doyle Salewski is a long-time supporter of the Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre, donating funds each year to support programs and services for local military families. Click for more.

A Christmas and New Year message from Garrison Petawawa Commander and Chief Warrant Officer
It’s hard to believe how quickly the year has gone by and that we are already into the holiday season and on the doorstep of a new year. Click for more.

Holiday Greetings from the Command Team of Task Force Tomahawk
Season’s greetings Task Force Tomahawk from your Command Team! Please accept our warmest wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season to all Garrison Petawawa and Gagetown soldiers and their families, as well as our friends and neighbors across the Ottawa Valley. Click for more.

2 CER family Christmas celebrations
Santa made an early visit to Garrison Petawawa to bring cheer to the families of 2 Combat Engineer Regiment (2 CER). Click for more.

Holiday for PMFRC youth volunteers
The Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) youth volunteers couldn’t let the holiday season pass them by without celebrating. Click for more.

CPAN’s Operation Snowsuit in dire need of donations
After a significant increase in the number of youth the Renfrew County Child Poverty Action Network’s Operation Snowsuit assisted last year, the organization is in desperate need of donations. Click for more.

Petawawa Catholic Women's League News
The Petawawa Catholic Womens League recently hosted their annual Christmas Tea and Bazaar. We thank all the volunteers who helped make this a huge success and we are grateful  that so many people attended our annual Christmas event. Click for more.

Driving distracted driven home to Valour Students
With the help of the DriveWise Safety Awareness Program’s interactive computer simulator, Grade 11 and 12 Valour School students were given the opportunity to see for themselves the dangerous realities of texting and driving. Click for more.

November 28 Town of Petawawa Council briefs
Murphy Road Rezoning - The Town of Petawawa is looking to rezone about 62 acres of property from rural to commercial to attract economic development. Click for more.

Recognition for LED streetlight program
Hydro One has recognized the Town of Petawawa for its LED Streetlight program, which is slated to save taxpayers over $100,000 a year. Click for more.

Winners of SISIP basket draw
On Nov. 30, SISIP Financial held a special open house to introduce people to their services as well as help them improve their financial literacy. As part of the event, attendees could enter into a draw for one of two fabulous gift baskets. Click for more.

OPP cruisers stuffed with food
The Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Auxiliary members were doing their part to help feed the hungry. Every December for the past nine years, OPP Auxiliary Constables station themselves in Pembroke and Petawawa and invite the community to “Stuff a Cruiser” with donated food, money and toys. Click for more.

Vigil to honour women victims of violence
It has been 27 years since a man claiming to hate feminism took the lives of 14 women at École Polytechnique in Montréal. Click for more.

Responsible Hosting Over the Holidays
As a social host, you don’t have the same legal responsibilities as someone who runs a bar or tavern - but that’s not the whole story. Click for more.

Indoor yard sale benefits OSPCA
Who said yard sale season was over? Not the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA). Click for more.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
We are in the last week before Christmas when all of the activities cease during the Christmas holidays. Click for more.

Petawawa Legion News
The Trucker’s Toy Drive/Legion Food Hampers collection is getting ready to start distribution next week. Click for more.


December 8, 2016

Grn Petawawa contributes $85,000 to United Way
Garrison Petawawa’s annual Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign in support of the Renfrew County United Way has reached over $85,000, and more money may be coming in, confirmed United Way Co-Chair Captain Isabelle Jean. Click for more.

Trucker’s Toy Drive now underway
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas for families in need now that the 29th edition of the 2 Service Battalion (2 Svc Bn) Annual Trucker’s Toy Drive is in full swing. Click for more.

Still no timeline for Highway 17 expansion
Though expanding Highway 17 is on the government’s radar, it probably won’t come to pass anytime soon, confirmed Ontario’s Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca. Click for more.

College reaching out to military spouses
Getting a post-secondary diploma or changing careers later in life has gotten easier for military spouses with help from Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley. Click for more.

OPP Christmas Angel Tree program turns 20
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is celebrating the season with its annual Christmas Angel Tree program. Click for more.

Christmas Angels Luncheon cancelled
After a decade of hosting a free holiday meal for Petawawa residents, the Christmas Angels Luncheon has been cancelled. Click for more.

Letter to the editor: We have moved!
The Renfrew County Community Office of the Canadian Cancer Society in Pembroke, ON would like to announce that we have moved to a new location, effective December 1, 2016. Click for more.

Valour Remembers
On November 11th at Valour JK-12 School, secondary school teachers and students gathered in the gymnasium to honour Canada’s veterans during the school’s Remembrance Day ceremony. Click for more.

Pembroke Community Christmas Dinner coming soon
Petawawa residents disappointed the local Christmas community meal has been cancelled can turn to Pembroke. Click for more.

Cadet Corner
PETAWAWA - 2642 3 RCR Army Cadet Corps conducted essential Cadet Star level training on Saturday, November 19, and then Cadets “braved the weather” to march in the Pembroke/Petawawa Lion’s Club Santa Claus Parade the following day on November 20. Click for more.

2nd Pembroke Mews Christmas Party
It’s that time of year again when Christmas celebrations are held throughout the area. For the second year, the Pembroke Mews had their own Children’s Christmas Party Dec. 3. Click for more.

Jason Blaine takes foundation to next level in Canada 150 giving
PEMBROKE – Canadian country music star Jason Blaine has made it possible for the Ottawa Valley to benefit from even more funding in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday. Click for more.

Legion Band presents annual free Christmas Concert
The Petawawa Legion Community Band presents its annual Christmas Concert on Wednesday, Dec. 14, upstairs at the Petawawa Lions’ Hall on Victoria St. (Silver Threads Centre), starting at 7 p.m. Click for more.

Civitan’s annual choir concert
The stage was set for an evening of music and fellowship at the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club’s Choir Concert. Click for more.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
The members of The Greater Petawawa Civitan Club want to thank The Silver Threads Seniors Club for hosting a fundraiser for the War Horse Project. This was a Jam Session with Donna Hammel & her band. Click for more.

News from the Petawawa Legion
Christmas is sneaking up fast on us and that means New Years is not far behind. We have a fun, not-break- the-bank event you can enjoy with your friends. Click for more.


December 1, 2016

Live Mine Field Training
From the 15th to the 17th of November 2016, 24 Field Squadron participated in live mine warfare training. This training initiative began in early spring 2016 and came to fruition this past week. As engineers, mine warfare is considered to be our area of expertise, yet the opportunities to train on live anti-tank mines are few and far between. 2 CER was able to procure eleven live DM-21 anti-tank mines for this training and enough demolition stores to breach the mine field explosively. Click for more.

"Caring for Cam" fundraising dance Dec. 3
A Pembroke couple, who lost their four-year-old son to a rare form of cancer, is hoping to shine a light on the challenges that families stricken with childhood cancers face. Click for more.

Financial advice, resources and prizes at SISIP Financial Open House
With SISIP Financial offices across Canada holding open houses on Nov. 23, it was the perfect opportunity for members of the public to meet with staff and learn about some of their services. Click for more.

Exercise STORMING BEAR - Bullets, Jets, Choppers and Black Cadillacs
As the soldiers of November Company made their way onto their respective Chinook helicopters in the early hours of the morning of 4 November 16, they were heavily armed and well-rehearsed for what was to come. Click for more.

1 RCR Remembrance Day Ceremony
Officers and soldiers of the 1st Battalion, the Royal Canadian Regiment attended a unit Remembrance Day parade at building Y-101 at Garrison Petawawa to remember fallen comrades and allow families an opportunity to formally remember those who have served the Regiment before them. Click for more.

Festival of Trees Snowflake Gala raises more than $33,000
The Renfrew County Child Poverty Action Network’s (CPAN) Festival of Trees Snowflake Gala ushered in the holiday season last weekend. Click for more.

Petawawa Legion Contest rewards young artists, writers
The Royal Canadian Legion’s Poster and Literary Contest has drawn to a close. Branch 517 in Petawawa had its share of winners in Grades 1 to 9, who received their well-deserved accolades and awards on Nov. 20 before their proud families as well as many Legion members. Click for more.

Canada's National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
PEMBROKE – Dec. 6 marks 27 years since 14 young women lost their lives to senseless violence at École Polytechnique i Montreal. Click for more.

Pembroke Gentleman's Basketball Association kick off new season
The 2016/17 season in the Pembroke Gentleman’s Basketball Association (PGBA) has kicked off, and the first quarter of the 16 game regular season schedule has provided several hard fought contests and loads of drama! Click for more.

'Tis the Season for Giving!
On behalf of Renfrew County Right to Life, Susan Dagenais presented gifts to the First Step Options Pregnancy Resource Centre. Click for more.

Grn hosts Blood Donor Clinic
Private Curtis of 2 Field Ambulance and Sergeant Poole of 1 Canadian Field Hospital were among many who donated blood during the Canadian Blood Services Blood Donor Clinic held at Garrison Petawawa on Nov. 22. Click for more.

Kidde Nighthawk Combo Smoke and Carbon Monoxide ("CO") Alarm RECALL
Please note we are aware of existing units being in the Nuthatch subdivision (Nuthatch Drive, Oriole Crescent and Hummingbird Lane) in Petawawa. Click for more.

OPP Festive R.I.D.E underway
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is doing their part to prevent unnecessary deaths and injuries over the holiday season. Click for more.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is doing their part to prevent unnecessary deaths and injuries over the holiday season. Click for more.

Petawawa Legion News
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is doing their part to prevent unnecessary deaths and injuries over the holiday season. Click for more.

For editions prior to March 3, 2016, please contact us.