January 17, 2019

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Home from Mali
The first wave of 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (450 THS) members has safely returned to the loving arms of their families. Twenty-five soldiers arrived at the hanger to a loud round of applause on the evening of Jan. 14 after spending the past six months in Mali on Operation Presence. There, they supported the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) as part of Canada’s efforts to set conditions up for durable peace, development, and prosperity in the African country.

Giving back to our Heroes
The Ontario government is recognizing those who committed themselves to defend our land, waters and way of life with a token of appreciation – they can fish in Ontario at no charge.

Winter Survivors – Part 1
As the days of winter slowly make their way to spring, we humans sip our favourite hot beverages, turn up thermostats or put another log on the fire, and huddle down wishing for an early spring. Hopefully, you have ventured out to enjoy the season, and taken in the marvels of the winter survival at its best! Some of the most intriguing winter survival tactics are right here in the back yards, and woodlands of the Ottawa Valley.

Christmas Angels bring Christmas spirit to Petawawa with community lunch
On Dec. 25, about 30 Christmas Angels set out to make Christmas a magical day by providing a turkey dinner to all those looking for a warm community meal.

New addition to Petawawa Heritage Village
The Petawawa Heritage Village officially opened its General Store just in time for Christmas.

Ontario Strong takes silver medal at Pan Pacific Games
The Ontario Strong Ladies Fastball Team brought home some pre-Christmas bling from Australia - a Silver Medal from the 11th Pan Pacific Masters Games.

Petawawa Library adds film streaming service Kanopy
PETAWAWA – The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available for free from the Petawawa Public Library.

Hyska’s YIG supports Moon Time Sisters
For women and girls living in poverty, the choice can be between purchasing food and purchasing menstrual products.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
The Greater Petawawa Civitan Club invites you to come to our Bingo every Sunday night and find out just what Civitan is doing. We hold a meeting the second Wednesday of each month at the Civic Centre in Petawawa and if you would like to find out more about Civitan, we welcome you to come.

News from the Petawawa Legion
Coming up this Sunday, Jan. 20 as part of Cabin Fever is a breakfast at the branch from 9:30-1 p.m. Join us for a full breakfast of eggs, bacon or sausage, toast, homefries, beans, juice and tea/coffee. Open to all so bring the family. $7 for adults and $4 for under 10.

January 10, 2019

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2 CMBG soldiers home from Latvia on New Year’s Day
GARRISON PETAWAWA – One hundred and fifty Canadian Armed Forces personnel from 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) were welcomed home Jan. 1, returning from Latvia and their work on Operation (Op) REASSURANCE and the enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group (eFP BG), Canada’s ongoing contribution to the NATO mission of deterrence in the Baltics.

Seamless Canada initiative progresses with provinces and territories during the Ottawa symposium
Canadian Armed Forces members and their families are now one step closer to experiencing a “Seamless Canada”, when they relocate across the country during the course of their careers.

Military Family Opens Local Business
PETAWAWA - Mike and Trish Burke have very exciting news to share - the military family has opened “With This Ring...” Decor, DJ and Photo Booth. This one stop shop is a way to make it easier for a bride and groom to plan their upcoming wedding.

Civitan Club donates $3,000 to local food banks
Through their Bingo earnings, the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club donated several thousand dollars to community food banks, helping families in need during Christmas and in the following weeks.

Petawawa’s Glenergy solar powered lights and cookers changing lives
In the developing world, solar power is seeing a surge in everyday usage thanks in part to Petawawa’s own Glenergy Canada.

$2,000 from Catch the Ace for food bank
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 517 donated $2,000 to the Petawawa Pantry Food Bank, which will go a long way to help feed the approximately 90 families in the area that require the Pantry’s services.

Ringing in the New Year family-style at the Petawawa Civic Centre
It has become a tradition for many Petawawa families to partake in annual First Night activities. On Dec. 31 from 6 to 9 p.m., the Petawawa Civic Centre opened its doors to those looking to ring in the new year.

What’s the deal with intermittent fasting?
Q: I’ve been hearing a lot about intermittent fasting. What are the benefits and is this something I should try? Thomas

Riverview Seniors Residence 36th annual Christmas Celebrations
Residents at the Riverview Seniors Residence were delighted with Santa Claus’s annual visit. He came early from the North Pole on Wednesday December 19th, 2018 for the traditional 36th annual Riverview Christmas Dinner and Party.

It’s a new year and the Seniors are ready to start their activities on Monday, January 7 with Swedish Weaving at 9:30 in the morning. If you don’t know what this activity involves, come in to the club and check out the group. Bridge will take place on Monday at 1 p.m.

Petawawa Legion News
The 2642 3 RCR Cadet Corps invited the President of the Legion to participate in their Christmas Dinner; I found it to be a joyous occasion rooted in strong traditions. The Legion made a donation to the Cadet Corps for $3,000.

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