September 28, 2020
Marianhill Visitor Policy to Include Proof of COVID-19 Testing
Marianhill, Pembroke’s most established long-term care facility, recently reopened its doors to visitors, so that residents could once again connect to family and friends.
Warden's Community Service Awards Now Accepting Nominations
PEMBROKE ON: The annual County of Renfrew Warden’s Community Service Awards are a meaningful way to recognize and thank an Individual, a Not-for-profit business, and For-profit Business.
September 24, 2020
Security Never Takes A Break – Vigilance!
So when it comes to security, vigilance is key. Following guidelines and best practices is an absolute must if we want to prevent security incidents or hacks to our systems. Letting your security guard down, even for a moment, can have serious consequences. The Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) assets, devices, network and information can be compromised and this includes the personal safety and privacy of our military and civilian members.
September 17, 2020
Fall 4 CDSG Command Team Update
With fall fast upon us and the school year starting, we thought it was a good time for an information update. Since our last communication we are happy to report that we have had the opportunity to visit some of our team across the 4th Canadian Division Support Group.
Black bears are on a
constant search for food
GARRISON PETAWAWA - Fall is a time when black bears are ramping up efforts to find food and gain the weight needed to survive their fast approaching winter hibernation. In the fall, bears need to eat around 20,000 calories a day! While they usually turn to tree nuts as their main food source at this time of year, attractants such as garbage, BBQ’s, and bird feeders can draw bears into our community for an easy meal. Petawawa is located in bear country and bears will take advantage of human food sources if they are available.
Canada Army Run 2020 routes
available at Garrison Petawawa
The annual Canada Army Run saw significant changes this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of cancelling the run, which is presented by BMO Bank of Montreal and touted as one of the most inspiring events in the country, race organizers decided to instead turn the Army Run into a virtual event. Participants were invited to run the various race routes close to home instead of coming together in Ottawa, signing up for the event at armyrun.ca and registering for the distance of their choice.
IRON WARRIOR 2020 a success despite COVID-19 restrictions
Instead of postponing this year’s 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) IRON WARRIOR, it was altered to minimize the risk of COVID-19 for participants.
Smile Cookies for PMFRC, goal of raising $10,000
This year’s Tim Hortons annual Smile Cookie campaign has a big goal of raising $10,000 in Petawawa, to be collected between the restaurant in town and the location at Garrison Petawawa.
September 3, 2020
2 CMBG welcomes new Brigade Commander Colonel Eric Landry
In his final address as 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) Commander, Colonel Jason Adair reflected on the 5,000 Canadian military members who landed at Dieppe 78 years ago. He compared the Canadians who fought there “valiantly, against all odds,” to those he had the honour of commanding for the past two years.
‘Quilts of Valour’ offer comfort to injured CAF members, veterans
Quilts of Valour - Canada (QOVC) has made it a goal to comfort as many injured Canadian Armed Forces members as possible by giving them handmade quilts.
CWO Durnford joins MPs for Ride-Along
On August 28, 2 Military Police Petawawa was privileged to have 4th Canadian Division Support Group Formation Sergeant Major Chief Warrant Officer Jack Durnford attend the detachment for a Ride-Along. CWO Durford observed a variety of MP operational activities and engaged with patrol members in a broad spectrum of positive information sharing discussions.
4 CDSG CO, FSM attend firefighter training
4th Canadian Division Support Group (4 CDSG) Commander Colonel (Col) John Vass, 4 CDSG Formation Sergeant Major Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) Jack Durnford and 4 CDSG Commander’s Personal Assistant Lieutenant Aniqa Khan were introduced to structural firefighting at the Garrison Petawawa smoke tower on August 26 to gain a better understanding of what is involved with one aspect of firefighting.
OVWRC Fall Large Item Collection this month
LAURENTIAN VALLEY – 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 earlier than Sunday, September 13.
Petawawa residents advocating for bylaw
amendment to allow backyard chickens
Backyard chicken advocates Laura Hanek and Jordan Rabishaw approached the Town of Petawawa with the hopes of convincing them to expand their bylaws regarding poultry.
September is Suicide Prevention Month
September is World Suicide Prevention Month. During the month of September, people in over 50 countries connect to promote understanding about suicide and highlight effective prevention activities.