News Archives

November 23, 2017

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Canadian Rangers impress 2 CMBG Commander during visit to Northern Ontario
The Commander of 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group says he was greatly impressed by his first real experience with the Canadian Rangers during a visit to a week-long Ranger training exercise in the Far North of Ontario. Click here for more.

Military aircraft in Petawawa area
PETAWAWA – The public is advised that Alpha Jets will be flying in the vicinity of Garrison Petawawa from November 27 to December 8, 2017 in support of military training. Flying is scheduled to occur during the day and some evenings. Click here for more.

Corvette homage to Canadian Armed Forces
David Timleck’s passion for Corvettes can only be matched by his support of the military. Click here for more.

Garrison personnel participate in local Remembrance Day services
In addition to participating in Remembrance Day services in Petawawa and Pembroke on Nov. 11, personnel from Garrison Petawawa took part in ceremonies in other Renfrew County communities including Deep River and Cobden. Click here for more.

We are Safety Services - Home Heating
Home-heating fires peaked during the oil crisis of the 1970s, when many households installed lower-cost space heaters and portable heaters. Since then, the number of such fires has dropped. But most home-heating fires still involve portable heaters and space heaters. Room gas heaters and kerosene heaters account for the highest number of home-heating fire fatalities, but all heaters are dangerous if not used properly. Click here for more.

CPAN’s Operation Snowsuit needs your help
Cold weather means the drive is on once more for children’s outdoor clothing. Click here for more.

Petawawa Catholic Women’s League news
The Nov. 6 monthly CWL meeting opened with the Opening Prayer ”Our Father” by Eva Brushett. Click here for more.

St. Francis of Assisi students remember
The Remembrance Day Ceremony at St Francis of Assisi School holds deep significance as many of the students have one or both parents serving in the military. Click here for more.

PCFHC Board thanks Ralph Storey for years of service
The Board of Directors of the Petawawa Centennial Family Health Centre (PCFHC) recently said “Thank You” to Ralph Storey for his years of service (2010-2017) on its community sponsored Board of Directors by planting a tree in Ralph’s honour. Click here for more.

Petawawa resident working to bring ‘Para Golfer’ carts to area
Petawawa resident Jeff Brunette is working to bring a ‘Para Golfer’ cart to Petawawa. Click here for more.

OFSAA cross-country races in Petawawa
Spectators descended on Petawawa for the 2017 Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) Cross Country Championships. Click here for more.

Important FIRE EXTINGUISHER Recall Notice
Kidde, in conjunction with Health Canada, has announced a recall to replace certain Kidde fire extinguishers. A press release and the safety notice were sent to retail customers with instructions to post a copy of the safety bulletin in locations that sold these extinguishers. Click here for more.

News from the Petawawa Legion
This Sunday, Nov. 26 is our Christmas Craft Show and Bake Sale from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Come on out and see what treasures you can find for those special gifts. You can enjoy a bowl of soup and a sandwich during the lunch time as well. We still have a couple of tables available if you want to put your wares on display. Call Liz at 613-687-2504. Click here for more.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
The Greater Petawawa Civitan Club now has our famous fruit cakes for sale once again and did you know that you can make some very special desserts and cookies with our fruit cake? You can also pick up recipes as we have them printed out for you and you can get one when you get a cake if you like and Civitan Marie Arnold will be happy to tell you about some of the other desserts that can be made. Click here for more.


November 16, 2017

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Strengthening ties at annual Garrison Business Luncheon
Garrison Petawawa Commander Colonel Louis Lapointe is building on the strong ties established between the garrison and the local community. Click here for more.

CANEX, SISIP contribute $275,728 to Garrison Fund
Garrison Petawawa Commander Colonel Louis Lapointe is building on the strong ties established between the garrison and the local community. Click here for more.

D Squadron Training - Fall 2017
About 2,000 attendees surrounded the Petawawa Cenotaph at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 517 for the annual Remembrance Day service on Nov. 11. Click here for more.

Lest We Forget....Remembrance Day 2017 (Petawawa)
A huge crowd attended and participated in the City of Pembroke’s annual Remembrance Day service, organized each year by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 72 Pembroke. Click here for more.

Lest We Forget....Remembrance Day 2017 (Pembroke)
A huge crowd attended and participated in the City of Pembroke’s annual Remembrance Day service, organized each year by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 72 Pembroke. Click here for more.

Green Meetings
The Department of National Defence (DND), as part of “Greening Government Operations” has committed to a Federal target to “adopt a guide to green meetings”. Click here for more.

Planned Electrical Power Outage - 21 Nov 2017
Real Property Operations Detachment Petawawa will be conducting a planned electrical power shut-down on 21 Nov 17 in order to perform upgrades to Garrison high voltage distribution infrastructure." Click here for more.

We are Safety Services - Winter Safety Tips
Although braving the cold Canadian winters is something that all Canadians take pride in, the risks are dramatically increased for individuals who have to drive and work outdoors during the icy months. Click here for more.

Security Awareness Tips - Spear-phishing
Targeted spear-phishing attacks typically start with spear-phishing email messages with infected attachments that lure users within the victim organizations to open what appear to be documents from, or go to links recommended by people they know. Click here for more.

Armistice Dinner honours Fallen
Though they shall not grow old, the fallen will always be remembered and their sacrifices honoured. Click here for more.

Important Recall Notice
Kidde, in conjunction with Health Canada, has announced a recall to replace certain Kidde fire extinguishers. Click here for more.

Garrison Petawawa Badminton Club upcoming events
GARRISON PETAWAWA - The Garrison Petawawa Badminton Club operates out of Dundonald Hall on Garrison Petawawa. Regular badminton nights are Monday evenings 7-9:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings 9-11 a.m. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
Thank you to everyone who came out to join us at the Cenotaph for our Remembrance Day ceremony. Click here for more.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
Thank you to everyone who came out to join us at the Cenotaph for our Remembrance Day ceremony. Click here for more.


November 9, 2017

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100th Anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele
Canada and the First World War - When Britain went to war in Europe in August 1914, Canada—as a member of the British Empire— automatically found itself at war as well. Click here for more.

Veterans’ Week Message from the Commander and Sergeant Major 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group
Every November we take the time to remember the sacrifices that have been made by our predecessors over Canada’s 150 years. Click here for more.

Veterans’ Week Message from the Commander and Formation Sergeant Major 4th Canadian Division Support Group
Each year on the 11th day of the 11th month and on the 11th hour, Canadians gather in sombre silence to reflect. We remember the thousands of Canadian soldiers, sailors, aircrew and merchant seamen who died in two World Wars. Click here for more.

Candlelight ceremony at Legion Nov. 9
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 517 will be hosting a special Candlelight ceremony this evening, Nov. 9, following their annual Remembrance Dinner. Click here for more.

Raised garden beds - a space for everyone
As the days get shorter and the temperatures begin to drop most people are not thinking about planting a garden. Click here for more.

We are Safety Services
A typical spring work day, or what my friend thought was a typical work day, turned critical in a matter of seconds. Click here for more.

Road Closures and Detours Nov. 2017
In support of major construction projects across the Garrison, there will be numerous road closures in November 2017. Each road closure will have detours to mitigate any major impacts on access and traffic flow. Click here for more.

Social Networking Websites
Social networking refers to a category of Internet applications which help connect friends, business partners, or other individuals using a variety of Web 2.0 tools. Click here for more.

Royal Canadian Dragoons mark 117 years since the Battle of Leliefontein
Celebrating the 117th anniversary of the Battle of Leliefontein was a homecoming for The Royal Canadian Dragoons (RCD). Click here for more.

Canada 150: 2017 a special year of commemorations
The Battle of Passchendaele was one of the best-known campaigns of the entire First World War. Canadian soldiers would see heavy action on the muddy battlefields of Ypres, Belgium, in the fall of 1917. Click here for more.

Sharing a Friendship and a Tradition
Ryley McMillan, 9, and Myles Newton, 5, spotted each other for the first time through a fence that separated their neighbouring school and daycare. Click here for more.

Honour and Remember: Remembrance Day ceremonies in Petawawa and Pembroke
The Remembrance Day Ceremony has played a major role in Remembrance since 1931. Click here for more.

National Silver Cross Mother
The Memorial Cross (more often referred to as the Silver Cross) was first authorized on December 1, 1919 as a memento of personal loss and sacrifice on the part of widows and mothers of Canadian sailors, aviators and soldiers who died for their country during the war. Click here for more.

Annual Take Our Kids to Work Day
As part of the annual Take our Kids to Work Day, military and civilian personnel at Garrison Petawawa brought their Ninth Graders to the office. Click here for more.

OVWRC celebrates 15th anniversary
Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre (OVWRC) is a huge success story. Click here for more.

Hundreds visit PMFRC’s Open House
The Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) had an Open House on Oct. 4 at the South Side Community Centre from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Click here for more.

November is Addictions Awareness Month
Addiction is a complex disorder and can be influenced by genetic, social, psychological and environmental factors. Click here for more.

Aquatics Coodinator receives Lifesaving Society President’s List Award
Garrison Petawawa Personnel Support Programs Aquatic Coordinator Erika Jensen (left) received the Lifesaving Society President’s List Award for 2016.  Click here for more.

First competition of the season a huge win for Predators Swimming
PETAWAWA - As the competitive swimming season takes off for 2017/2018, the Petawawa Predators are already bringing home the hardware.  Click here for more.

Local author releases new thriller
Pontiac author Luke Murphy released a sequel to his International bestseller ‘Dead Man’s Hand’. Click here for more.

News from the Petawawa Legion
This Saturday, Nov. 11 please join us at the Cenotaph for our Remembrance Day service. The parade will step off from Mulvihill Drug Mart parking area at 10:40 a.m. to march up the boulevard. Click here for more.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
For those of you who would like to know more about Civitan and what we are doing, we hold a meeting once a month. It is on the second Wednesday and starts at 7 p.m. We are located upstairs at the Petawawa Civic Centre. Come and bring a friend and learn about Civitan and the work we do. Click here for more.


November 2, 2017

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Exercise AVENGING GUNNER
Exercise AVENGING GUNNER, which ran from 10 to 20 October, prepared a contingent of 2nd Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (2 RCHA) soldiers for an upcoming deployment to Latvia. Click here for more.

Battle of Hill 355 commemorated by 1 RCR
Remembering the Battle of Hill 355 reconnected the soldiers of 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (1 RCR) to a significant part of their military history. Click here for more.

Halocarbons - what are they and how do they impact the environment?
Halocarbons are ozone-depleting substances (ODS) that are commonly used as refrigerants in infrastructure, as fire extinguishing agents in military pattern vehicles, and as solvents for equipment cleaning and maintenance. Click here for more.

We are Safety Services: Proper Hand Hygiene
1. We all have a role to play in practicing proper hand hygiene every day and in every setting. We can make a difference and minimize the spread of germs by always practicing good hand washing. Click here for more.

Security Awareness Tips: Cyper Espionage
What is Cyber espionage? - Cyber espionage is the act or practice of obtaining sensitive or proprietary information from individuals, competitors, rivals, groups or governments for military, political and/or economic advantage by using illegal exploitation methods on internet, networks, software and/or computers. Click here for more.

PMFRC hosts 3rd annual Special Needs Forum
The Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) is reaching out to families with children with special needs. Click here for more.

Cadet Corner
New and returning Cadets in 2642 3 RCR Army Cadet Corps experienced another fast-paced, eventful fall training schedule. Click here for more.

Golf tournament proceeds benefit Cancer Society, Phoenix Centre
The Renfrew County Real Estate Board’s 14th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Aug. 23 raised a whopping $20,424.32, proceeds that were split between the Canadian Cancer Society Renfrew County Community Office and The Phoenix Centre for Children and Families. Click here for more.

Petawawa Harvey’s/Swiss Chalet concept unique in Canada
The Harvey’s and Swiss Chalet in Petawawa will be one of the first in Canada to not only offer delivery but also be fully licensed to serve beer. Click here for more.

Pembroke & Area Airport launches Project Runway
The public can help the Pembroke & Area Airport raise $1.25 million for renovations by purchasing a foot or more of its runway. Click here for more.

2017 CAF Sports Day at Garrison Petawawa
On bases, wings, and garrisons across the country, Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members took part in the annual CAF Sports Day on Oct. 20. Click here for more.

2017 Friends for Life! Walk
When Saya first came into care, she was considered unadoptable. Click here for more.

Kitchissippi Ridge Invitational hailed as successful pre-OFSAA meet
PETAWAWA-The Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) Cross-Country Championships Organizing Committee is lauding the successful completion of the Kitchissippi Ridge Invitational on Thursday, Oct. 5 and are now focusing their attention on the impending 2017 OFSAA cross country championships. Click here for more.

Looking Glass Toys & Games celebrates first year in business
Looking Glass Toys & Games celebrated its first anniversary in business with a giant party. Taking over part of the parking lot on Oct. 14, the owners had bouncy castles, cake and a plasma car race for their clientele to enjoy. Click here for more.

Heritage designation for Ottawa River
Thanks to the efforts of former Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MP Len Hopkins, the Ottawa River has joined the Canadian Heritage Rivers System (CHRS). Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
Tickets for our Remembrance Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 9 remain on sale until Monday, Nov. 6 at closing. Click here for more.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
The Club is offering a free seminar on Life Styles on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 1 p.m. Everyone in the Community is welcome to attend this seminar that will give us valuable information on how to choose a place to live, when we decide to finally sell the house. Click here for more.


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