News Archives

March 30, 2017

Petawawa to mark Vimy Ridge 100th anniversary with parade, ceremony, displays
Commemorative events will be held across Canada and in France to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Click here for more.

2 RCHA Heavy Loader Weightlifting Competition
2 RCHA’s Heavy Loader Competition took place on 23 March 2017. Click here for more.

Security Awareness Tips
If you are escorting visitors in a defence establishment, it is your responsibility to remain with them as you are accountable for their activities at all times. Click here for more.

Two Canadian First World War soldiers found in France
OTTAWA - The Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have identified the remains of a First World War soldier found in a field outside Arleux-en-Gohelle, France, as those of Sergeant James Alexander Milne from Kincardineshire, Scotland, and then Calgary, Alberta. Click here for more.

2 Service Battalion Promotion
Promoted to the rank of Corporal on the 21 March 2017, Cpl Shane Brown. Click here for more.

Blood donor clinic held at Garrison
A Canadian Blood Services clinic was held at Garrison Petawawa on March 21 at Dundonald Hall. Click here for more.

International Day of Forests and World Water Day
International Day of Forests and World Water Day are both observed annually by all UN member states. Click here for more.

Canada 150 Skating Day
OTTAWA - The Government of Canada announced March 18 that Skate Canada will receive funding of $250,000 for its community project Canada 150 Skating Day. This special day is set to take place in communities across Canada on December 10, 2017. Click here for more.

Renowned author, speaker Barbara Coloroso lauds Women's Day in Pembroke
Internationally renowned speaker and author Barbara Coloroso shared some of her wisdom at this year’s Bernadette McCann House International Women’s Day event. Click here for more.

Laurentian Valley to host Emerge - Canada's Yoga Festival this summer
Sometimes you just need to rest, revitalize, and escape away from the exhaustive daily routine of everyday life. Click here for more.

Petawawa Atom Patriots need help to win Rogers Hometown Hockey contest
Sometimes you just need to rest, revitalize, and escape away from the exhaustive daily routine of everyday life. Click here for more. Click here for more.

Cadet Corner
PETAWAWA – 2642 3 RCR Army Cadet Corps took home first place at the Cadet Ottawa Valley Sports Competition (COVSC) hosted by 2677 Pembroke Army Cadets on Saturday, March 11. Click here for more.

Letter to the Editor: April is Daffodil Month for the Canadian Cancer Society
To the Editor, when loved ones are diagnosed with or die of cancer, friends and family often want to do something to help or honour them. This April, the Canadian Cancer Society wants the people of Renfrew County to know there is something you can do. Click here for more.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Well maybe it is time that we from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club blow our horn, as they say. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
If you are planning to come to our Paint Night on Saturday, April 8 featuring the beautiful Vimy monument, time is running out to get your tickets. Click here for more.


March 23, 2017

Celebrating 25 years
The Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) celebrated its 25th year of serving the Canadian Armed Forces community. Click here for more.

New security awareness initiatives launched for 2017
First, let me express my deepest appreciation for all of your efforts in making this year’s Security Awareness Week a success.   Goal-Objectif Zero will become the new security motto of our organization for the next few years. Click here for more.

British Second World War airman laid to rest after DND assisted in his identification
OTTAWA - The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence laid to rest Second World War airman Sergeant Wilfred Lawson of the Royal Air Force at the Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery on March 16, 2017. The Department of National Defence (DND) assisted in the identification of this missing British airman when his remains were found three years ago. Click here for more.

Legion donates $2,500 to 3 RCR cadets
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 517 donated a cheque worth $2,500 to the 2642 - 3 RCR Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps. The money is from the Legion’s Poppy Fund and most went to cover the cost of the Cadet biathlon team’s suits. Click here for more.

We Are Safety Services
Well Hello There, When we answer the phone or during any kind of gathering and someone asks who we are, we tell them we are Safety Svcs. Most people will nod politely and feel they have us all figured out. Seldom will they ask about who we are or what we do? Click here for more.

PLANNED POWER OUTAGE 13 APR
Real Property Operations Detachment Petawawa will be conducting a planned electrical power shut-down on 13 Apr 17 in order to perform upgrades to Garrison high voltage distribution infrastructure. The shut-down will be 0700 hrs until approximately 1700 hrs. Click here for more.

The Battle of Vimy Ridge
This year as we celebrate our 150th year of Confederation and mark the 100th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge we will be profiling many exceptional Canadians who have helped shape the diverse nation we are today. Canadian soldiers marching today here in Petawawa can trace a direct legacy to the soldiers who trained in Petawawa 100 years ago to serve in the Great War and on April 9th we will mark the 100th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge. Click here for more.

Winter cycling across Canada for Type 1 diabetes
To raise awareness of Type 1 diabetes, avid cyclist Daniel Britten made the journey from Vancouver to Montreal during the coldest months of winter. Click here for more.

Picky Eating: Grr! Why is family mealtime such mayhem?
This is Tanya. She works full-time and prepares dinner for her family every night. She often struggles to get a meal on the table that everyone will enjoy. One child is quite picky, one doesn’t want to try new things, and no one agrees on the foods they like. Tanya knows she has to end the mealtime madness, but isn’t sure where to start. She tries the three-step approach: Click here for more.

Historic UOVHSAA Hockey Championship win for Valour girls team
The UOVHSAA Girls high school hockey season wrapped up February 22nd at the Petawawa Civic Centre with the Frozen Four playoffs.  The regular season saw a total of ten teams from across the County play seven games each.  At the conclusion of the regular season the standings were as follows: Click here for more.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
The Club is hanging in there, and we hope that sunshine and warm weather will soon be coming our way. I sure would like to have a nice clean vehicle and trade my winter boots for some light footwear. We are so lucky to have a town maintenance crew that keeps our sidewalks and roads in tip top shape. You still have to be vigilent as there are some ice patches around the parking lots and walkways. Click here for more.

News from the Petawawa Legion
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge. To mark this monumental event in Canada’s history, the Petawawa Legion is holding a paint night that features the Vimy memorial. What better day to hold it on than Saturday, April 8, the night before Vimy Ridge Day. Tickets can be purchased at the bar during regular hours. More information can be obtained by calling 613-687-2504 or by visiting the Facebook page at Vimy Ridge 100th Anniversary Paint Night. We will be serving a light lunch and have door prize and raffles. Click here for more.


March 16, 2017

Garrison holds 2nd annual Cultural and Diversity Festival
The differences between individuals was celebrated at the second annual Garrison Petawawa Cultural and Diversity Festival. Click here for more.

Come back to a great team!
Do you miss working with some of the greatest people and technology in the Canadian Armed Forces? Would you like to put your skills back to work for Canada and Canadians? Click here for more.

Winter Survivors – Part 1
As the days of winter slowly make their way to spring, we humans sip our favourite hot beverages, turn up thermostats or add another log on the fire, and huddle down wishing for an early spring. Click here for more.

PLANNED POWER OUTAGES
Real Property Operations Detachment Petawawa will be conducting a planned electrical power shut-downs on 21 Mar, 28 Mar and 4 Apr 17 in order to perform upgrades to Garrison high voltage distribution infrastructure. The shut-down will be 0800 hrs until approximately 1600 hrs. Click here for more.

Viola Desmond - Canada 150 Profile
This year as we celebrate our 150th year of Confederation and mark the 100th Anniversary of Vimy Ridge we will be profiling many exceptional Canadians who have helped shape the diverse nation we are today.  Diversity recognizes the unique talents. Click here for more.

2017 Relay for Life officially launched
Despite some changes to the 2017 Relay for Life, its mission to raise awareness and money to combat cancer remains the same. Click here for more.

Ottawa Valley Strong Ladies Fastball Team preparing for 2017 World Masters Games
A dream over three years in the making is almost a reality for 16 local athletes. Click here for more.

“Be One of a Million!” Contest
As its 20th Anniversary celebrations come to a close, Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services is launching one final activity in March: the “Be One of a Million” contest. Click here for more.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Here is a bit of news from the Civitan Club in Petawawa. Oh boy, I got another chance to play bingo but no luck, always waiting for just one number. You guessed it, the next number that comes up is the one I need most times, love that caller. Click here for more.

News from the Petawawa Legion
It is time to get your Irish on with us at the Petawawa Legion! St Paddy’s Day this Friday, March 17 is your chance to party with your friends and get some of the luck of the Green. Things kick off at noon with some Irish music to warm you up for the live bands starting at 3 p.m. Shane Wilson Band plays from 3-6 p.m. and then it is Jay Martin with Station Hill from 6:30 on. Everyone welcome so come on out and we will have Irish stew available to keep stomachs full. No cover charge and everyone 19 and over is welcome. Click here for more.


March 9, 2017

Food banks benefit from NOM Annual Hockey Tournament
The Petawawa Pantry joined the St. Joseph’s Food Bank this year as the beneficiaries of food donated by participants in the Normandy Officers’ Mess Annual Hockey Tournament. Click here for more.

JOINT TASK FORCE X: Conducting Human Intelligence Operations Worldwide
The current environment in which the CAF operates is more complex than ever and commanders at all levels require detailed situational awareness to support their decision-making; increasing the demand on various intelligence collection assets to provide relevant and timely information. Click here for more.

Promotion to Platoon Chief
On February 28, Dan Bredlaw was promoted from a Deputy Platoon Chief (FR2) to a Platoon Chief (FR3). Click here for more.

Security Awareness Week - "What's Wrong With This Picture" exercise winners
February 6-10, 2017 was Security Awareness Week at Garrison Petawawa. Click here for more.

Planned Electrical Power Outage - 9 and 14 March
Real Property Operations Detachment Petawawa will be conducting planned electrical power shut-downs on 9 and 14 March in order to perform upgrades to Garrison high voltage distribution infrastructure. Click here for more.

Coldest Night of the Year raises $68,449
Hundreds marched through downtown Pembroke during the Coldest Night of the Year, raising $68,449 to fight homelessness in Renfrew County. Click here for more.

Eating and Stress: Help! I eat when I’m stressed!
Meet Samuel. He works full time while raising a family, and has a typical busy lifestyle. Click here for more.

Valley’s largest indoor 3D archery tournament held at Grn Petawawa
The largest 3D indoor archery tournament in the Ottawa Valley made its debut on Sunday. Click here for more.

Legion Public Speaking Contest
The Petawawa Legion Public Speaking Contest was held on Sunday, February 12 with 27 students participating. Click here for more.

New home for Cancer Society in downtown Pembroke
After more than two decades in the east end of Pembroke, the Canadian Cancer Society Renfrew County Community Office has changed locations. Click here for more.


March 2, 2017

Howitzers out of retirement for Vimy Ridge 100th
In preparation for the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, formerly out-of-service L5 105mm Pack Howitzers were revitalized. Click here for more.

2 RCHA soldier’s crash response earns CDS Commendation
2nd Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (2 RCHA) soldier Master Corporal Jean-Claude Glandon received a Chief of Defence Staff Commendation for his acts of bravery at the scene of a tragic aquatic accident. Click here for more.

Logistics Branch celebrates 49th Birthday
On Friday, February 3 2017, Garrison Petawawa hosted the 49th Logistics Branch Birthday Celebration at the Coriano Junior Ranks Mess. Members of all trades within the Logistics community, military and civilian, were invited to join in the celebration. Click here for more.

Petawawa, Pembroke and Laurentian Valley residents receiving Waste Collection Schedule from OVWRC
LAURENTIAN VALLEY – The 2017/2018 Collection Schedules are being mailed out the week of March 6 to residents in Petawawa, Pembroke and Laurentian Valley. Click here for more.

PLANNED ELECTRICAL POWER OUTAGES 2 and 7 March 2017
Real Property Operations Detachment Petawawa will be conducting planned electrical power shut-downs on 2 and 7 March in order to perform upgrades to Garrison high voltage distribution infrastructure.  The shut-down will be 0800 hrs until approximately 1600 hrs. Click here for more.

Participate in the Canada Day Challenge: Celebrate your future!
Youth are invited to draw a picture, take a photo, or write a short story, a poem or an essay. Youth can decide which category works best for them, or they can also submit entries in each of the three categories. Each entry must be submitted separately. Click here for more.

Last Snowmobile Ride for Dad raises $8,086
The Telus Snowmobile Ride for Dad hit the trails for the last time on Saturday. Click here for more.

Pembroke to host Barbara Coloroso
Internationally renowned speaker and author Barbara Coloroso is coming to Pembroke. Click here for more.

Letter to the editor - random act of kindness
We don’t know the girl with the curly lavender hair, however we feel her Random Act of Kindness at the local Petawawa car wash needs to be recognized.  Her patience and kindness did not go unnoticed. Click here for more.

Food Fads: Ugh! How do I know which information to trust?
This is Aliya. She has tried following online nutrition advice and what she’s heard from friends on social media, but hasn’t found it to be helpful. She is trying to find reliable online information about food and nutrition. She wants facts she can trust, so she tries the three-step approach: Click here for more.

Renfrew County and District Health Unit launches new website
PEMBROKE - Visit Renfrew County and District Health Unit’s new website at rcdhu.com where you can easily find information about local public health services, programs and issues. Click here for more.

Kingston wins both Men’s and Women’s Ontario Region Volleyball championships
The 2017 Ontario Region Men’s and Women’s Volleyball Championships were won by Kingston. Click here for more.

Sticky situation: unique fundraiser nets $1,123
It’s not every day that a school gets to tape a student and teacher to the wall. Click here for more.

Sweet rewards for Ontario SPCA
Buying a six-pack of cupcakes at Hyska’s Your Independent Grocer was a sweet way of supporting the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) Renfrew County Animal Centre. Click here for more.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Well here we are at the end of February, then into March and I hear a lot more snow is on the way. I can remember when we had a lot more snow when I was younger and again in the late 60s and 70s and I have to say, I love it. We always had lots of food in the house and lots of wood in the winter, so if we got a big snow storm we were fine for a few days until we got shovelled out. One good thing about it, we did not have to go to school for a few days. Click here for more.

News from the Petawawa Legion
Have you picked up your tickets for our fundraising Keep the Lights On Candlelight Dinner on March 18? A spaghetti dinner with vegetarian or meat sauce served with salad, garlic bread and dessert at 6 p.m. The Magic of David Johnson will wow you starting at 8 p.m. Jay Martin will be serenading you during the evening as well. Tickets can be purchased at the bar during regular hours. Click here for more.

Local OPP support for United Way
Inspector Mark Wolfe and the Pembroke Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) recently hosted the OPP East Region Detachment Commanders meeting on February 15 and 16, 2017. Click here for more.

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