News Archives

May 25, 2017

Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE 2017
Approximately 5,000 personnel from Canada and four other nations are currently taking part in Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE 2017 at the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre in Wainwright, Alberta. Click here for more.

Tax exemption for deployed CAF members and police officers
OTTAWA - Recognizing the commitment and sacrifice that Canadian Armed Forces members - and their families - make for Canada when a member deploys abroad, Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan, Finance Minister Bill Morneau, and Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale announced the government’s intention to exempt the military salaries of all Canadian Armed Forces personnel deployed on named international operations from federal income taxes, up to and including the pay level of Lieutenant Colonel. Click here for more.

CANEX Grand Opening prize winners
CANEX’s Grand Opening on April 28, 29 and 30 was a hugely successful event, and as part of the activities, several draws were held for a number of fabulous prizes. Click here for more.

Grn Petawawa’s Fire Prevention Branch receives Commander’s Commendation
4th Canadian Division Support Group (4 CDSG) Commander Colonel Mark Misener, with 4 CDSG Formation Sergeant Major Chief Warrant Officer Bill Richards (left), 4 CDSB Operations Services Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Rich Raymond and 4 CDSB Ops Svcs Regimental Sergeant Major Chief Warrant Officer Lindsay Parsons, presented the 4 CDSG Commander’s Commendation to Garrison Petawawa’s Fire Prevention Branch on May 9 at Garrison Petawawa. Click here for more.

4 CDSB Quad and Side-by-Side Ride for Chaplain’s Benevolent Fund
Civilian and military members of 4th Canadian Division Support Base (4 CDSB) defence team hit the trails of the Petawawa Research Forest on their ATVs and quads in support of the Garrison Petawawa Chaplain’s Benevolent Fund. Click here for more.

Canadian Armed Forces Indigenous Awareness Week May 23-26
Each time there has been a need, Indigenous people have volunteered to serve in the CAF while overcoming cultural challenges, and in making sacrifices, have made impressive contributions to restoring world peace. Click here for more.

Storage tanks….what are they?
Everyone has seen them, just a piece of infrastructure that fades into the background of our day-to-day lives. Click here for more.

The winner of the “Be One of a Million!” Contest is…
Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS) launched the “Be One of a Million” contest in March 2017 to close out its 20th anniversary celebrations. Click here for more.

2 CER Corporal earns MVP at volleyball Nationals
Attack, set, shot, all terms not only applicable to members of the military. Click here for mor
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Benefit Healthier Choice
CANEX and DFIT – Collaborating to provide a healthier food environment for the Canadian Armed Forces community! Click here for more.

Roanoke Ladies Night
We had our first Ladies Night on Monday, May 15. Click here for more.

Women Walking for Hope raises $11,601
The rain did not stop the Women Walking for Hope from raising $11,601.09 for the Canadian Cancer Society Renfrew County Wheels of Hope program. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion presents years of service pins, Branch Service Medal
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 517 Petawawa Honours Chairman Curly Andrews and Branch President Bob Howell recently presented Trevor Badour with a 25 year pin, Russ Murphy with a pin for 45 years, Ron Bain with a 40 year pin and Bev Gray with a five year pin. Click here for more.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Hi once again to all Civitan members and everyone else. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
Your last chance for fish and chips until the fall is this Friday, the 26th so come on out and get your fill. Click here for more.

Spaws for Paws opens permanent home
Spaws for Paws officially opened its stationary location on April 8. The pet salon has been operating in the area for six years as a mobile groomer, but has put down roots on Mohns Avenue in Petawawa, allowing them to attend to more animals in a day, and still maintain a high quality of service. Click here for more.


May 18, 2017

Canadian Army commences largest yearly exercise
Wainwright - Approximately 5,000 personnel from Canada and four other nations officially began Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE 2017 at the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre in Wainwright, Alberta.. Click here for more.

Parting gifts for retiring Silver Dart Arena Manager Ed Landry
Silver Dart Arena Manager Ed Landry retired at the end of April after serving first as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces, then later joining Personnel Support Programs (PSP) and serving both here in Petawawa and in western Canada. Click here for more.

Hats off to new graduates at 450
It’s graduation season, which means that students everywhere are getting a heavy dose of advice for thriving in the real world. Click here for more.

Ex DOUBLE DRAGON
Ex DD was a key training event on the Canadian Army’s Road to High Readiness training program, which is currently training Task Force Tomahawk (TFTH) soldiers for missions anywhere the Government of Canada may require Canadian Army soldiers in 2017/2018. Click here for more.

Volunteer RCMP Tactical Troops Complete Biannual Training at Grn Petawawa
GARRISON PETAWAWA - From the extras brought in to play protesters, to the soundtrack of sirens blaring over the loudspeakers, to the presence of Buddy the Police service dog and the use of smoke grenades, everything about the Royal Canadian Mountain Police’s (RCMP) recent training at Garrison Petawawa is meant to simulate the reality its Tactical Troops will likely face if called on to respond to an emergency situation. Click here for more.

Call for Canada 150th Anniversary Award Nominations
PEMBROKE - Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MP Cheryl Gallant was pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the Canada 150th Anniversary Award. Click here for more.

Couple to participate in Wounded Warriors Canada Battlefield Bike Ride
A Petawawa couple will be cycling about 600 km on the trail of World War I Canadian soldiers in support of Wounded Warriors Canada (WWC). Click here for more.

1 RCR private is Ontario’s hockey MPV
Despite it being Private Brent Ottmann’s first time competing in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) National Men’s Hockey Championship, he came back with the Most Valuable Player Medal. Click here for more.

Petawawa Ski and Snowboard Club ends successful 57th year
Petawawa Ski and Snowboard Club (PSSC) celebrated the end of their 57th season with an awards banquet. Click here for more.

Local business started with help of Summer Company Program grant thriving
Nick DiGiacinto isn’t like most teenagers; at only 19, he is already a success business owner. Click here for more.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
The Spring Tea on Thursday was a resounding success.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who assisted in all areas of the tea. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
Lobsterfest tickets for Saturday, June 3 are on sale at the bar. Your choices include two lobsters, or one steak and one lobster, or just steak. Meals include mussels during cocktail hour, baked potato, salad and dessert. Everyone is welcome to attend. Click here for more.

Council Stories
Changes to town's alcohol policy: Changes are coming to the Town of Petawawa's alcohol policy. Click here for more.

Lifetime Achievement Award for Shaw Lumber
Herb Shaw and Sons Ltd. was the recipient of this year’s Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce (UOVCC) Lifetime Achievement Award. Click here for more.

Quality Inn receives another platinum award
Since they started qualifying for the Choice Hotel Hospitality Awards, Quality Inn and Suites in Petawawa has continuously received the highest accolades. Click here for more.

Spring Large Item Collection
Spring collection of large household goods will be happening soon for residents in the Town of Petawawa, City of Pembroke and Township of Laurentian Valley.  Acceptable items must not be placed curbside any earlier than Sunday, May 28th. Click here for more.


May 11, 2017

Service marks 49 years after Wegner Point tragedy
Forty-nine years ago on a cold, windy night, 22 paratroopers plunged into the icy currents of the Ottawa River off Wegner Point. Click here for more.

Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE begins May 14
Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE 2017, will take place in Wainwright, Alberta, from May 14 to 29, 2017, and will involve approximately 5,500 Canadian Armed Forces members. Click here for more.

NAOSH Week: A National Call to Make Safety a Habit
OTTAWA - Over 100 participants, including North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) program partners, federal, provincial, and municipal government dignitaries and agencies, as well as health and safety professionals from across Canada, gathered at the Canadian Museum of Nature on May 8 to officiate the Canadian launch of NAOSH Week 2017. Click here for more.

Planned Power Outages May 12 & 16
Real Property Operations Detachment Petawawa will be conducting planned electrical power shut-down on 12 and 16 May 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.

Get rolling at the first ever Navy Bike Ride!
Cycling enthusiasts in the National Capital Region have a brand-new event to add to their calendar in 2017 as the first annual Navy Bike Ride brings together Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) members, veterans, family, and friends on Saturday, May 20 for a full day of activities as part of Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations. Click here for more.

Youth celebrated for volunteerism
For the first time, youth volunteering with Personnel Support Programs (PSP) and the Petawawa Military Resource Centre (PMFRC) celebrated their achievements separate from their adult peers. Click here for more.

PSP and PMFRC volunteers awarded for contributions
Volunteers are the backbone of community organizations, and Personnel Support Programs (PSP) and the Petawawa Military Resource Centre (PMFRC) hosted a special celebration for theirs. Click here for more.

Last call for Git’Er Done Mud Run early bird tickets
The Git’Er Done Mud Run is the time to get down and dirty while raising a targeted goal of $108,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society. Click here for more.

3 RCR soldier swims home gold
Sergeant Marc Prud’homme of 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (3 RCR) came home from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) National Swimming Championship and the Ontario Master Swimming Championship laden with medals. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
Are you wondering what to do for Mother’s Day? Why not take her out for a supper that won’t break the bank. Click here for more.

Petawawa Catholic Women’s League News
Are you wondering what to do for Mother’s Day? Why not take her out for a supper that won’t break the bank. Click here for more.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Well here are in May and it is still cold and wet. We may get some warm weather by June ha, ha. Click here for more.


May 4, 2017

Funeral service held Monday for Sergeant Dynerowicz
GARRISON PETAWAWA - The funeral for Sergeant Robert J. Dynerowicz, 34, of The Royal Canadian Dragoons was held Monday, May 1 in his hometown of Kitchener. Click here for more.

Grand opening celebrations for new CANEX Supermart
The long wait is over and the newly built Petawawa CANEX Supermart officially opened its doors to the public. Click here for more.

2 Svc Bn members training in Wainwright
The AHSVS (Armoured Heavy Support Vehicle System) Wrecker and MTVR (Mobile Tactical Vehicle Recovery) crews pose in front of their vehicles while on exercise in Wainwright, Alberta. Click here for more.

Fallen Paratrooper Memorial Service this Sunday, May 7
GARRISON PETAWAWA - A special service to honour seven paratroopers who drowned in the Ottawa River 49 years ago will be held at Garrison Petawawa on Sunday, May 7. Click here for more.

May 1-7 is CMHA Mental Health Week
CMHA’s Mental Health Week is an annual national event that takes place during the first week in May to encourage people from all walks of life to learn, talk, reflect and engage with others on all issues relating to mental health. Click here for more.

Ministers Hehr and Sajjan Mark Mental Health Week
Ottawa – The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, issued a statement in recognition of Mental Health Week: Click here for more.

Local electrical safety consultant shares expertise in Saudi Arabia
Electrical safety consultant Kevin Holm could have never imagined his passion for preventing workplace injuries would lead to a presentation in front of hundreds in Saudi Arabia. Click here for more.

PLANNED ELECTRICAL POWER OUTAGE - 8 May 2017
Real Property Operations Detachment Petawawa will be conducting a planned electrical power shut-down on 8 May 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.

Reservist recounts Vimy Ridge Anniversary
Being in France for the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge was overwhelming for Bombardier Bianca Tessier. Click here for more.

PMFRC celebrates Month of the Military Child
April is designated the Month of the Military Child, and the Petawawa Military Resource Centre (PMFRC) celebrated that fact - on April 24, they transformed the South Side Community Centre into a festival with a photobooth, crafting, face painting, games and activities, treats and a display of military vehicles. Click here for more.

Marksmanship Places 4th!
PETAWAWA – 2642 3 RCR Army Cadet Corps’ Marksmanship team placed fourth at the Northern Ontario Area (Zone) Marksmanship Competition in North Bay on Saturday, April 1. Click here for more
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$1,690 accessibility grant for Ottawa Valley Physiotherapy
The Ottawa Valley Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine Clinic received a $1,690 Enabling Accessibility Funding grant, allowing them to install an automatic door. Click here for more.

Annual Glenn Tabbert Memorial Hockey Tournament held April 18
Kathy Tabbert (centre) drops the puck to kick off the 2017 Glenn Tabbert Memorial Hockey Tournament on April 18 with action at the Pembroke Memorial Centre. Click here for more.

Petawawa to establish “Hall of Fame”
Petawawa residents who have brought recognition to the town through their contributions in sports or entertainments will be immortalised on the Petawawa Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame (PSEHOF). Click here for more.

Get ready for the Petawawa Bicycle Safety Rodeo!
This year the Rodeo will be held on Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. inside the Petawawa Civic Centre Arena. Click here for more.

Bernadette McCann House receives accreditation once more
Reflecting on its continued excellence, the Bernadette McCann House for Women has received its second accreditation. Click here for more.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
Its been a lovely week with everyone getting out and raking their lawns and checking on the plants in the garden. I got to wash the car and the winter boots are finally put away for the season. Yeah! Click here for more.

News from the Petawawa Legion
This Sunday, May 7 is our last General Meeting until September. We have some info to pass on and a few things to vote on, so please make an effort to attend. Be seated by 2:55 p.m. Click here for more.

Last call for Git'Er Done Mud run early bird tickets
The Git’Er Done Mud Run is the time to get down and dirty while raising a targeted goal of $108,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society. Click here for more.

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