News

May 23, 2019

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Trinity Poil remembered for her beautiful soul at May 14 vigil
Members of the local community came together May 14 for a vigil honouring Trinity Poil, whose life was tragically cut much too short.

Corps of RCEME celebrates historic milestone
For 75 years, the  Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME) in all of their incarnations have been an integral part of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).

PSP, PMFRC youth volunteer appreciation night
Without volunteers, both the Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) and Garrison Petawawa Personnel Support Programs (PSP) wouldn’t be able to run nearly as smoothly and that fact is acknowledged every year with a special volunteer appreciation night.

Building a Bat House
In a follow up to last week’s Environmental Services article on white-nose syndrome, this week we will look at building a bat house.

Spring Large Item Collection
LAURENTIAN VALLEY – Spring 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, May 26.

2019 PMFRC Easter Party!
The 2019 Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre’s Easter Party was the largest holiday party to date with 414 registered for some egg-cellent activities in the afternoon and early evening.

Changes to navigation restrictions related to flooding
OTTAWA - Last week, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, issued a new Interim Order identifying zones in which navigation is prohibited due to flooding. The changes are necessary to protect the safety of people and vessels, and to help first responders do their jobs in flooding conditions.

“Singing Sisters” make preparations for June 9 Season Finale
A Sunday full of soulful singing and musical spirit is what guests can expect at the Season Finale for the Canadian Military Wives Choirs of Petawawa.

Petawawa CWL News
The Petawawa CWL held their Monthly Meeting on May 6 with President Julie Mallory and members. The Welcome and Opening Prayer was the League Prayer and “Walk with Mary” Prayer.

News from the Petawawa Legion
Coming up this Sunday, May 26 is the General Meeting in the upstairs hall starting at 3 p.m. Last meeting until September so please plan to attend. There will be many donations made to various organizations at the start of the meeting. Some from the Poppy Fund and others from Catch the Ace.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Once again here I am with just bit of news from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club. If you were at the Greater Petawawa Civitan Bingo on Sunday, May 12, which was also Mother’s Day, you were treated to some special goodies and you all got a free Bingo dabber. We do this to show our appreciation for all our players’ support over the years. When you support our Petawawa Civitan, you are helping us to help those in our community who need help.


May 16, 2019

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Pop Up Art exhibit coming to DDH May 23-June 9
A Pop Up Art show is coming to Petawawa, giving visitors the opportunity to discover how the extraordinary can be found in the most unexpected places.

OPP confirm missing teen Trinity Poil found in Ottawa River
LAURENTIAN VALLEY - The search for 16-year-old Trinity Poil has come to a tragic conclusion after police identified a body found in the Ottawa River as that of the missing Petawawa teen.

450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron lends a hand
On the morning of May 2nd 2019, 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) made a request to have 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (THS) move just under 1000 sandbags from Garrison Petawawa to 2 CMBG personnel waiting in Horton, Ontario

Wegner Point tragedy commemorated 51 years later
It was supposed to be a routine exercise on May 8, 1968 and no one could have predicted the devastating consequences when 26 paratroopers jumped out of a Buffalo aircraft, intent on landing on the Mattawa Plains.

Rapid Reduction in Bat Populations
Like many other wildlife species that used to be abundant, bats are facing some serious problems lately.

OPP WARN OF DOOR TO DOOR SCAM IN THE AREA
PEMBROKE – The Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to alert home and business owners in the detachment area of a door to door scam that has recently been reported to police. On May 3, 2019 it was reported to police that an adult female suspect with an ID badge was going to homes in the area and selling chocolate bars on behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS).

Stay Cool… And Energy Efficient!
The temperatures are getting warmer every day! Did you know that during the hottest days of the summer season, a third of electricity consumption in Ontario goes to cooling? Here are a few tips to keep your house cool while using a minimum of electricity:

Renfrew County and District Health Unit warns of sudden increase in overdose reports, most in Arnprior area
PEMBROKE - Renfrew County and District is experiencing a sudden increase in the number of overdose reports in the last week, predominately in the Arnprior area. Cocaine laced with fentanyl and the drug “Purple” are reported to be involved in the most recent overdoses.

Garrison Petawawa Personnel Selection Office can help shape your career
If you are looking for more direction in your career with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), the Personnel Selection Office at Garrison Petawawa can help.

Prescribed burning at Grn Petawawa Training Ground to begin this month
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.

Security Awareness Tips - EYE ON: Social Engineering
Admit it, humans are the weakest link…Social engineers? The con-artists of the electronic age -known for exploiting people’s natural desire to help in order to access systems and information. They will use non-technical tactics to obtain passwords, uncover system configurations, and collect any other information that allows hackers to tap into a network.

Town of Petawawa welcomes Giant Mart
The Giant Mart Department Store is the newest business to open its doors in Petawawa.

Operation Clean Sweep: Spring is in the Air
It is the responsibility of all residents of Garrison Petawawa that, in anticipation of spring, we get an early start in maintaining our residences. As the snow slowly melts the garbage left behind by old man winter rears its ugly head. In addition, our furry friends have undeniably left their mark over the winter. It will be to our advantage to get an early start to mitigate unpleasant sights and smells that appear from the months sitting under the snow. It is not just a case of environmental issues, it is a courtesy to our neighbours.

First Annual MilSpouse Collective Conference to take place in Pembroke
PEMBROKE - Canada’s first and only conference for Canadian Military Spouses is scheduled for May 25 in Downtown Pembroke.

Canadian Cancer Society’s Git’er Done Mud Run happening May 25
Ready to get down and dirty for a good cause? The Canadian Cancer Society Renfrew County Community Office is having its fourth annual Git’er Done Mud Run fundraiser on May 25.

Petawawa Legion News
Members of the Ladies Auxiliary are reminded that Tuesday, May 21 is your General Meeting and Election night. Meeting will start at 7 p.m. so please be on time.

NEWS FROM THE SILVER THREADS SENIORS CLUB
Hello to everyone in the Petawawa area and to all of the seniors who live and play in this great town.  There is always something to do in the community with everyone getting into Spring and getting those lawns and gardens ready for planting.  Its so nice to be able to sit outside with a beverage and watch the birds in the trees.  We’ve had birds that we have never seen in our yard in previous years.  Enjoy any warm and sunny days that come our way.


May 9, 2019

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Emergency flood response continues for Renfrew County
The Canadian Armed Forces’ response to the flooding continues as the waters remain high and Renfrew County remains under a state of emergency.

Search underway after report of female entering Petawawa River
The search continues for a person who is believed to have entered the Petawawa River from the rail bridge on May 5, just after 4 p.m. Currently, police believe that the person is a 17-year-old female from the Petawawa area that has been reported as missing by family.

Dog parks officially open on North and South Town Sites
Dog owners at Garrison Petawawa can rejoice as the dog parks on both the North and South Sides are officially open.

Dear CCMS...
I’ve submitted a grievance because neither my unit transfer nor occupational transfer are moving forward. How can you assist me?

Vegetable Gardening 101
The sounds and signs of spring are everywhere and it is a perfect time to start planning your vegetable garden. Gardens can range from large plots of land to small containers you can have on your deck. In Garrison Petawawa there are two community garden locations that have both your typical garden bed as well as raised garden beds. The Garrison Petawawa community gardens are located on Wolfe Avenue and Pegasus Street.

Security Awareness Tips: What are the risks associated with Social Media sites?
Identity theft: Posting information such as full name, date of birth, address and phone number can be used by criminals to create a profile in order to access resources or obtain credit and other benefits in that person’s name.

20th anniversary Relay for Life set for June 21 at Pembroke Memorial Centre
At Relay For Life, no one faces cancer alone. This event brings together teams of family, friends and colleagues to celebrate cancer survivors, remember those lost and commit to raising funds to fight all types of cancer.

Ontario SPCA Renfrew County Animal Centre salutes volunteers
Within just the past 16 months, volunteers have devoted over 2,361 hours at the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) Renfrew County Animal Centre.

YIG celebrates seniors; weekly shopping with Carefor
With the help of Carefor Health and Community Services, Hyska’s Your Independent Grocer (YIG) celebrated community residents with a Seniors’ Cafe.

Chief of the Defence Staff announces new Canadian Armed Forces Physical Performance Strategy
OTTAWA - The Chief of the Defence Staff, General (Gen) Jonathan Vance, launched the new Canadian Armed Forces’ Physical Performance Strategy – BALANCE.

Valour JK-12 School’s 19th Annual Thomas Sterling Memorial Student Teacher Hockey Game
Every year for the past 19 years, on a beautiful spring day, staff and students of Valour JK-12 School (formerly General Panet High School) have been gathering at the  Petawawa Civic Centre for a hockey game that features the graduating class versus the teachers.

Kelseys celebrates renovations with customer appreciation night
Petawawa’s Kelseys Original Roadhouse celebrated its expansive renovations with a free wings night.

Petawawa Catholic Women’s League News
The Petawawa Catholic Women’s League met for the April general meeting in the parish centre, Our Lady of Sorrows church. The Meeting was opened with the Opening Prayer and the League Prayer.

Petawawa Legion News
Come on out this Saturday, May 11 and dance the evening away with the John Priebe Band from 8 p.m. to midnight-ish. Join us in our fully accessible main hall and bring your friends as everyone is welcome, age of majority. There will be a late lunch and spot dances. Small cover charge.

NEWS FROM THE GREATER PETAWAWA CIVITAN CLUB
Well here I am once again with just bit of news from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club.


May 2, 2019

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Op LENTUS: CAF assisting with flood relief efforts
Canadian Armed Forces members, including personnel from 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, are working around the clock to assist with flood relief efforts in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick.

COMMUNITY GARDEN PLOTS LOTS DU JARDIN COMMUNAUTAIRE
4’X8’ Raised bed and 15’x30’ garden plots available on both the north (Pegasus Street) and South (Wolfe Ave) side for military members and their families.

Bear-Proof Garbage Containers for Garrison Petawawa
Garrison PETAWAWA – Bears have already been spotted at Garrison Petawawa as spring slowly emerges! Garrison Petawawa employees, residents, and users are reminded to take the necessary steps to avoid attracting bears. By implementing simple prevention measures now, bear issues this season can be reduced or eliminated.

NEW ENERGY TIPS TO HELP YOU SAVE MONEY
We are back with a second round of energy tips! This time, the Energy Efficiency at Home and at Work campaign is giving you ideas on how to use your electronic devices and appliances efficiently:

SPRING IS IN THE AIR
It is the responsibility of all residents of Garrison Petawawa that, in anticipation of spring, we get an early start in maintaining our residences. As the snow slowly melts the garbage left behind by old man winter rears its ugly head. In addition, our furry friends have undeniably left their mark over the winter. It will be to our advantage to get an early start to mitigate unpleasant sights and smells that appear from the months sitting under the snow. It is not just a case of environmental issues, it is a courtesy to our neighbours.

2nd Amazing Community Challenge May 11
The 2nd Annual Amazing Community Challenge will have contestants explore Petawawa and Pembroke, discovering things they’ve never imaged would be here.

Former Petawawa soldier creates inaugural tabletop convention in Ottawa
Until now, there has never been a large multi-game system Canadian tabletop gaming convention.

Road safety reminder to cyclists, motorists
PEMBROKE – With warmer weather on the way and more cyclists taking to the streets, the Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding cyclists that they must stay alert and follow the rules of the road.

News from the Petawawa Legion
Join us this Sunday, May 5 for our delicious made for you breakfast from 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Eggs made to order, bacon or sausage, home fries, toast, beans, juice and tea/coffee. Everyone welcome so bring the family. Our hall is fully accessible.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
This week has been a time of overflowing rivers and waterways. We pray for all of the people affected in our own community and those in other areas that are sandbagging their properties. Hopefully, next week we will get some better weather so the water will recede.


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