May 6, 2021

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Understand Your Emotions, Understand Yourself
Emotions play a huge role in our lives, our actions and our relationships. Yet, most of us know surprisingly little about what they are, how we experience them and why we have them in the first place. Some psychologists might say we’re low on “emotional literacy.”

4 CDSG Command Message
GARRISON PETAWAWA - 4th Canadian Division Support Group Petawawa can confirm that a small number of positive COVID-19 cases have been identified at Garrison Petawawa.

Vote for your favourite youth reporter story
Support the next generation of writers. Vote for your favourite youth reporter story between now and May 31st and you can set one young person up with a grand prize package, including a $2,500 scholarship.

Town of Petawawa launches Community Improvement Plan (CIP) Survey
PETAWAWA – The Town of Petawawa has started the process of developing a Community Improvement Plan (CIP). The Town has retained WSP, a consulting firm, to assist on this exciting project.

The Winged Wheel Patch - Dispatch Rider Training
Seven Signallers of 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters and Signal Squadron (2 CMBG HQ & Sig Sqn) received their Dispatch Rider (DR) Qualification on 12 March 2021, at Garrison Petawawa.

National Defence Fire Service Garrison Petawawa Fire Safety Bulletin: Outdoor Fires
GARRISON PETAWAWA - There is a Garrison Policy for “No Outdoor Fires” within the Residential Housing areas of the North and South townsites. This includes all fire pits (homemade or store bought), wood, propane or natural gas fuelled, and accent (Tiki) torches.

3 RCR Warriors Supporting Operations in the Caribbean
From February to March 2021 the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (3 RCR) deployed an eight person section to the Operational Support Hub – Latin America and the Caribbean (OSH–LAC) in Jamaica with the task of providing camp security for essential personnel and equipment.

Connection at the heart (and name) of former Family Sponsor Program
Supporting RCAF families has never been more important than it is now, especially in light of the latest retention survey results that showed the impact of the military lifestyle on spouses and partners as a leading factor in many members’ decision to release early.

PMC COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic seeks more team members for specialized roles
PEMBROKE – The Pembroke Regional Hospital is hoping to expand its COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Team with the recruitment of additional regulated health care professionals to vaccinate, pre-load syringes and fill the onsite role of Pharmacy lead, a minimum of one eight-hour shift every two weeks.

Catholic Women’s League News
On behalf of the Petawawa Catholic Women’s League, may I wish our members and their families a very Happy Mother’s Day 2021.

Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation’s new SPRING LOTTO launched
PEMBROKE - The Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation’s SPRING LOTTO for Local Cancer Care launched Tuesday and tickets will be available online only at

Renfrew County’s 2022 Ontario Winter Games committee selected
PEMBROKE - When a call for volunteers was made in February, the County of Renfrew was overwhelmed by the positive response.

April 22, 2021

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Garrison Petawawa opens its first clinic to administer COVID-19 vaccinations
GARRISON PETAWAWA - Garrison Petawawa received its first large shipment of Moderna vaccines on Thursday April 15, making way for the opening of a large scale vaccination clinic at the Silver Dart Arena on Friday April 16 in order to begin the process of vaccinating Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members working on the Garrison.

CANEX Gives Back Volunteer Recognition Program
The National Volunteer Week theme for 2021, The Value of One, The Power of Many, reflects on the awe-inspiring acts of kindness by millions of individuals and the magic that happens when we work together towards a common purpose. We recognize the value of the caring and compassion that each one has shown another, and we recognize the power of people, organizations, and sectors working together. 

Outdoor Fire Prevention Message from the Garrison Petawawa Fire Department 
GARRISON PETAWAWA - With the onset of warmer weather the Garrison Fire Department would like to remind everyone the importance of fire prevention outdoors.

To Vape to Not to Vape: Follow the Research
Consumers want to know if vaping is a viable technique to quit smoking. These products may reduce health risks for smokers who want additional support while using counselling services or medication. While evidence and regulation policies are still evolving, some suggest using e-cigarettes or vaping is linked to improved rates of success.

Good news, there are a number of resolution options available to assist with your situation.

Town of Petawawa Council Briefs
Laurentian Drive in Petawawa will soon be more cyclist and pedestrian friendly.

Seeds of Love project inspires homeowners to garden, help address food insecurity
Renfrew County organic farmer Tanya Sprowl is quietly starting a revolution.

Pembroke’s Diversity Advisory Committee Co-Chairs appointed
PEMBROKE - On Monday, April 12, the Diversity Advisory Committee held their second meeting and appointed Co-Chairs for the committee.

Renfrew County VTAC now offers online booking for COVID-19 tests
RENFREW COUNTY - Beginning April 13, when residents need to book a COVID-19 test with the Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre (VTAC), they can skip the wait time on the phone line and access the new online booking system

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan
Oh boy, both myself and my hubby got our first COVID-19 shot and now we have to wait for the second one. But we still have to stay safe because of our age and with other viruses going around. So please, if you feel sick or not yourself, get checked and stay home.

April 8, 2021

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Claims process for CAF-DND sexual misconduct class action settlement well underway
OTTAWA - The individual claims process component of the CAF-DND sexual misconduct class action settlement is well underway. Current and former CAF members, and current and former employees of DND and the SNPF, CF affected by sexual misconduct in the military workplace may submit a confidential claim for financial compensation and to participate in a Restorative Engagement program until the period to file a claim closes on November 24, 2021.

Prescribed burning at Garrison Petawawa range, training area
GARRISON PETAWAWA - The public is advised that prescribed burning operations will be commencing in select areas of the Garrison Petawawa range and training area this spring.

Online doctors, virtual health care available to military families
Some military families go entire postings without having access to a local doctor, finding themselves using the local hospitals or driving to Ottawa for basic medical treatment.

Federal Government planning apology to No. 2 Construction Battalion
OTTAWA - At a virtual event March 28, the Government of Canada confirmed its intent to apologize for the treatment that members of No. 2 Construction Battalion endured before, during, and after their service to Canada during the First World War.

Reducing Cancer Risk - Know Your Limit
Every spring the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) Daffodil Campaign rallies Canadians to support and remember those affected by cancer. With nearly one in two Canadians diagnosed in their lifetime, almost all of us are impacted in some way. Research is an important part of addressing rising cancer rates, yet the impact of prevention cannot be overlooked.

April is Oral Health Month
Has “mask mouth” been getting you down? As our battle against COVID-19, and its regulations rages on, the members of 1 Dental Unit Detachment Petawawa have some fun suggestions to maintain those pearly whites.

Spring & Summer Fire Safety Tips!
Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, change batteries immediately if needed.

Taxes for Treats supports SPCA
Certified Tax Preparer Terry Wright uses her skills with numbers to better the lives of local animals in need.

Ottawa Valley Cycling and Active Transportation Alliance launches Bike Bank
PEMBROKE - The Ottawa Valley Cycling and Active Transportation Alliance (OVCATA) is launching a unique new service to enable everyone in the Valley who needs a bike to have one.

Innovative ride share pilot project in the works for Renfrew County
PEMBROKE - The County of Renfrew is collaborating with RideShark Corporation from Ottawa, to develop the world’s first Winterized On-Demand Community Transit Network focused on improved mobility solutions for rural areas.

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