News

September 23, 2021

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2 CMBG Iron Warrior 2021
Despite the format change, the 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) Iron Warrior 2021 was no less gruelling this year.

National Defence Fire Service Garrison Petawawa: Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!™
National Defence Fire Department - With Fire Prevention Week just around the corner, the Garrison Petawawa Fire Department is urging everyone to educate themselves about the different sounds the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make. This year’s theme of Fire Prevention Week, which runs from October 3-9, is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!™” Knowing what to do when an alarm sounds will keep you and your family safe. When an alarm makes noises – a beeping sound or a chirping sound – you must take action. What if someone in my home is deaf or hard of hearing?

Bear Attractants Must Be Eliminated!
GARRISON PETAWAWA - Black bears prefer to forage in forested areas away from people but they may be attracted to populated areas if they have accessible food sources that are simply too good to pass up. The best way to avoid having black bears within our neighbourhoods is to ELIMINATE ATTRACTANTS. If bears cannot access food from our neighbourhoods, they won’t be spending time in them!

Club honours Gerald Cliche’s contributions with celebratory shoot, cabin dedication
The legacy of Gerald Cliche will be remembered for decades to come at the Pembroke Outdoor Sports Club (POSC).

The happiness of flying alongside your son
Lieutenant-Colonel François Couture, Liaison Officer (Montreal, Quebec) in the Directorate of Employer Support Programs, had a wonderful experience a few weeks ago in Petawawa. He was fortunate enough to participate in a flight aboard a CH-147 Chinook helicopter piloted by his son, Captain François-Xavier Couture.

Petawawa’s Valley SmokeHouse opens second location in Pembroke
Valley SmokeHouse, a beloved Petawawa restaurant, has expanded its operations by opening a second location in Pembroke.

Pembroke Diversity Advisory Committee Community Town Hall to Be Held Oct. 6
PEMBROKE - The City of Pembroke’s Diversity Advisory Committee will be hosting a community town hall on October 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the Riverwalk Amphitheatre at Pembroke’s Waterfront Park to present the findings from the diversity, equity, and inclusion survey and roundtable that were held earlier in 2021. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

Petawawa welcomes Dog House Brewing Co. to the Boulevard
A father and son team have opened a storefront in Petawawa for the Dog House Brewing Company.

Virtual Un-Gala@Home returns for final year in support of the PRHF
PEMBROKE - As Ontarians gradually expand their social bubbles, the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation will host a virtual gala on October 16 that serves as an opportunity for attendees to reconnect with friends and loved ones while supporting a great cause.

Rogers Communications ‘Presenting Sponsor’
of Renfrew County 2022 Ontario Winter Games

PEMBROKE - Renfrew County Warden Debbie Robinson announced Aug. 25 that Rogers Communications has entered into an agreement with Renfrew County 2022 Ontario Winter Games to be the ‘Presenting Sponsor.’

Active-riding and trail safety in our community
The Renfrew County system of trails offer some of the best riding in Ontario with trail experiences for all levels of riders. The trail system managed and maintained by the Renfrew County ATV Club includes almost 1000km of trails across 5 trail systems, and is connected by roughly 400km of trail routes and roads. We know you are going to enjoy the scenic views, the expanse of abandoned rail trails, the heritage logging routes, the rivers and lakes and above all the forested trails that meander through the valley taking you to places inaccessible without off-road vehicles.

Rotary Club of Petawawa golf
tournament raises $6K for Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation

The 23rd Rotary Club of Petawawa Charity Golf tournament raised $6,000 for the Pembroke Regional Hospital (PRH) Foundation’s (PRHF) Cancer Care Campaign. The generous golfers met up at the Petawawa Golf Club and All Ranks Service Club on Sept. 12 and brought the PRHF one step closer to its goal of ensuring all cancer patients are comfortable in an easily accessible and state-of-the-art ward.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Well once again here I am with just a bit of news from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club.


September 14, 2021

Military Family Appreciation Day: RCAF Command Team thanks military families
Sanctioned by Parliament with unanimous consent in 2019, Military Family Appreciation Day will be celebrated this year on Friday, September 17, a day for all Canadians to thank military families for their endless sacrifices and support. It is also a day for RCAF and Canadian Armed Forces members themselves to thank their own families for everything they do behind the scenes to support our military at work.


September 9, 2021

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IRON WARRIOR 2021: changes to format and location
GARRISON PETAWAWA - The 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group’s (2 CMBG) IRON WARRIOR 2021 will be held on Sept. 11 and 12, with an altered format that includes a “sprint” length on Saturday, and a longer marathon length on Sunday.

A message from the Fire Prevention Branch CLOTHES DRYERS
Have your dryer installed and serviced by a professional.

World Suicide Prevention Day
September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD). It is a chance for everyone to join together to promote understanding about suicide and highlight effective prevention activities.

PMC mass vaccine clinic closed, over 43,000 doses administered
The Pembroke Memorial Centre (PMC) COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic has closed its doors, having reached its goal by providing over 43,000 doses to people in the Ottawa Valley.

Dear CCMS: Dissatisfactory Decision
I am really troubled by a decision made by my boss. What can I do?

Olympian Madeleine Kelly presented Key to City of Pembroke
Olympian Madeleine Kelly received the Key to the City of Pembroke for her athletic achievements.

Petawawa Ramble this October
Gourd-looking characters will soon appear in front of Petawawa homes and businesses during the Petawawa Ramble featuring Pumpkin Folks.

Peter Mansbridge headlines Algonquin College Virtual Speaker Series
PEMBROKE - For more than three decades, Peter Mansbridge was the face of the CBC as its Chief Correspondent and anchor of The National, the network’s nightly news program. His career at CBC News spanned 50 years, putting Mansbridge on the frontline of some of the biggest news events in Canadian history.

News from the Petawawa Catholic Women’s League
The Petawawa Catholic Women’s League recently held their first executive meeting in a long time, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The next CWL General Meeting is Monday, September 13, 2021 in the Parish Hall where there is proper seating with distancing.

End of the Leash Pet Boutique hosts grand opening block party
End of the Leash is the newest pet boutique in Petawawa. Their motto is to “Put the Pet back into Petawawa one Paw at a Time.”


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