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December 17, 2020

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Holiday Message from the 4 CDSG
Commander and Formation Sergeant Major
With the holiday season upon us, Chief Warrant Officer Durnford and I wanted to take this opportunity to extend our best wishes to you, your families, and our neighbours in the Upper Ottawa Valley and Pontiac, Quebec.

Special Holiday Message on Behalf of the
Commander 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group
At long last we find ourselves at the doorstep of the holiday season. After long months sheltering at home, we were fortunate to come back to work this past fall. We are now approaching a festive season that will look and feel very different this year.

Petawawa hosts brand new medical course
3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (3 RCR), supports a medical evacuation course for new capability.

Holiday Greetings from the Op REASSURANCE National Support Element
As we close in on not only the last weeks of our rotation that started out last July, but also the holiday season, I’d like to take the opportunity to send you this short article on behalf of all of the members of the National Support Element (NSE) here in Camp Adazi, Latvia.

A Christmas fire safety message from the Garrison Petawawa Fire Chief
As the holiday season is fast approaching, the Garrison Petawawa Fire Department would like to urge one and all to be mindful in this festive season.

Operation CleanSweep: What can we do to maintain a clean,
safe environment during the winter months
Residents of the Residential Housing Units, winter is here and it is here to stay.

Construction underway on a new facility for The Royal Canadian Dragoons
OTTAWA - In support of Canada’s defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, the Government of Canada is providing modern, green and functional infrastructure in which our military personnel can work and train.

EVA hosts online vigil to mark National Day of
Remembrance and Action to End Violence Against Women
On Dec. 6, 1989, 14 women were singled out for their gender and murdered in a devastating massacre at École Polytechnique.

Third Independent Review/Call for submissions
Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan has appointed the Honourable Morris J. Fish, former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, as the Independent Review Authority, to conduct an independent review of specified provisions of the National Defence Act (NDA) and their operation.

Petawawa Homefires Festival of Lights
Petawawa Homefire Festival of Lights brought Christmas cheer to military members and their loved ones.

SunnySideUp collects bounty of toys, food for local families in need
April Truax-Harrison, owner of SunnySideUp Breakfast Buffet in Petawawa, always told herself that if she won the lottery, she would open up a restaurant and donate a large percentage to preselected charities.

CPAN’s Festival of Trees raises $44K for local children living in poverty
Despite its virtual format, the Renfrew County Child Poverty Action Network (CPAN) raised $44,000 and counting through it’s 9th annual Festival of Trees.

Grand re-opening of Burnt Bridge Quality Meats
Burnt Bridge Quality Meats has reopened in Petawawa under new ownership.

News from the Petawawa Catholic Women’s League
The Petawawa CWL members and parishioners will be interested and pleased to know that, in spite of the COVID pandemic, we successfully collected 25 complete baby layettes of newborn items. These baby layettes will be presented to the Pembroke Regional Hospital maternity floor. Besides the diapers, onesies, pajamas, blankets, sweaters, hats, etc., we were able to include some beautiful hand-made articles in each bag.

Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign supports CPAN’s Tools for School
Renfrew County Child Poverty Action Network (CPAN) received a generous donation of $21,511 from the 2020 Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Campaign.

Canadian NORAD Region is ready to track Santa with
announcement of 2020 escort teams and trackers
December 17, 2020 – Winnipeg – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces. The countdown to December 24th has begun! With the clock ticking as the big night approaches, we at the Canadian North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Region are today naming our CF-18 Hornet pilots, maintainers and trackers who will be charged with the mission of monitoring and escorting Santa as he completes his magical journey through Canadian airspace.

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree
December 11th, 2020 Once the holiday season draws to a close it will be time to take down all the decorations and you might be wondering what to do with your Christmas tree. 

Putting Family Mental Health Wellness first as we
enter the holiday season in a pandemic
We know that this has been a challenging year and it has taken a toll on the mental health of many families, children and youth. Given the ongoing pandemic, the holidays will not be the same this year for many of us.

Fireside Chat guests discuss impacts of pandemic on Garrison Petawawa
Business resumption at Garrison Petawawa remains a nebulous idea as the global situation continues to evolve.

Pembroke Hospital Auto Lotto winner announced
After much anticipation, the winner of the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation's (PRHF) Auto Lotto has been announced. 

St George's Chapel Members prepare soup at The Grind
On Tuesday, November 24, members of St. George’s Chapel, Garrison Petawawa, prepared hamburger soup for 100 people at The Grind.

The Grind Pembroke Community Kitchen opens its doors for feed the need fundraiser
The Grind Pembroke has seen the number of people attending their community kitchen and using their services more than triple over the past few months.

Town of Petawawa Staff retire
Retirement is a great milestone, and the Town of Petawawa recently took the time to recognize two individuals who dedicated many years of their career to the municipality.

The Valley Artisans’ Co-op in Deep River welcomes
three new artists to its membership

DEEP RIVER - Retired after 40 years as an ICU, CCU and ER nurse, photographer Anne Jarcew only recently moved to the area from Toronto with her husband Daniel, and their three dogs. They now live in Petawawa, and have been enjoying the natural beauty of the area.

Minister of National Defence Announces Advisory Panel on Systemic Racism, Discrimination, LGBTQ2 Prejudice, Gender Bias and White Supremacy
December 17, 2020 – Ottawa, ON – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces. The uncomfortable truth is that racism and discrimination exist in this country.

$400 donation from Petawawa Esso to Food Bank and OSPCA
T’is the season of giving and former firefighter Jack Lapierre has taken the concept to heart.


December 8, 2020

County of Renfrew Asking Residents to Weigh In on RC VTAC Experience
Pembroke: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre (RC VTAC) was launched on March 27, 2020 to support COVID-19 swabbing while ensuring that our hospital emergency rooms did not become overwhelmed. At the same time, RC VTAC started playing an important role providing access to urgent primary care for all Renfrew County and area residents.

Province Provides Over $3.25 million in Tourism Support
PEMBROKE– Today, Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, joinedJohn Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry and MPP for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, Laurie Scott, Minister of Infrastructure and MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, and Daryl Kramp, MPP for Hastings-Lennox and Addington to announce local tourism support in Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke.


December 7, 2020

Shop Petawawa - New website connects public with local businesses
Petawawa, ON – Shop Petawawa is a new website that connects the public with businesses in the town of Petawawa.  It’s a one-stop resource that showcases local enterprises and links consumers directly to the business’ social and shopping platforms.  It is also a great way for consumers to get to know the business community, as well as support these local businesses and the local economy.


December 3, 2020

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Grn Petawawa hosts virtual luncheon for local businesses
This year has been unprecedented in many ways, affecting the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in ways they could have never imagined.

Op Fill A Cruiser supports Bernadette McCann House
Members of the Garrison Petawawa Military Police stood outside the CANEX SuperMart soliciting gifts and donations as part of their first Operation Fill A Cruiser.

PDEEAG members reflect on 16 Days of Activism
The Petawawa Diversity and Employment Equity Advisory Group (PDEEAG) would like to take this time to wish all members of the Garrison Petawawa Defence Team a healthy, happy and above all a peaceful holiday. The Committee would like to share with you the 16 days of activism. Please take the time to read, reflect and remember the values of diversity. 

Ex NOBLE SKYWAVE 2020
Ex NOBLE SKYWAVE is an annual, worldwide, High Frequency (HF) radio competition. Teams from across several nations, including deployed members around the world, compete for the top spot and the title yearly.

Paratroopers at 3 RCR Maintenance Platoon receive coveted Maroon Beret
On the morning of 2 October 2020, a select number of the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME) Paratroopers at the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (3 RCR) Maintenance were accepted into the Para Company Group (PCG) and were presented with a Maroon Beret.

Fire Safety Tips from 4 CDSB Garrison Fire Department for the Christmas Season
To ensure a Merry Christmas and a fire safe Holiday Season the staff of the Garrison Fire Department are suggesting the following fire safety guidelines.

Christmas Angels return Dec. 25: meals available for delivery, take-out
A global pandemic isn’t enough to stop the Petawawa Christmas Angels from spreading holiday cheer.

Dear CCMS
I’ve component transferred from the Regular Force to Primary Reserves and being paid as if I am a new recruit. I haven’t been given my proper rank or pay reflecting my Regular force experience.

'Paw it Forward' online auction for local Ontario SPCA live until Dec. 15
Supporting local businesses and the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) Renfrew County Animal Centre has never been easier than with the Paws to Support Local Campaign.


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