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February 25, 2020

Corrected Collection Days for Town of Petawawa
February 25th, 2020 – Town of Petawawa residents are asked to note an error that was found on the 2019/2020 Waste Management Collection Schedules. The March 2020 calendar does not reflect the correct materials to be collected.

December 19, 2019

6th Annual Free Shawarma day at Madameek
Madameek Restaurant in Petawawa has been hosting its annual Free Shawarma Day for its 6th consecutive year.

2019 Petawawa Santa Claus Parade
Santa Claus made an early stop in Petawawa, spreading joy and cheer.

Austin Ingram comes in fourth in Para World Athletics - Sets new Canadian record
Athlete Austin Ingram continues to bring pride to his hometown of Petawawa.

Five-years of Service to Petawawa
Annette Mantifel received an award from the Town of Petawawa for five years of service in the position of Treasurer from Mayor Bob Sweet on December 9.

New Algonquin Dean introduced at council
Doctor Keltie Jones (right) is the new Dean at Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley. She was officially introduced to the Town of Petawawa during council on Dec. 2.

Pumpkin people and Rural Ramble Festival in Petawawa
Pumpkin people invaded Petawawa during the 1st annual Petawawa Ramble.

October 22, 2019

Ottawa Senators to host 16th annual Canadian Armed Forces Appreciation Night on Oct. 23
OTTAWA – For the 16th consecutive season, the Senators will honour the men, women and families of the Canadian Armed Forces at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, when the Ottawa hosts the Detroit Red Wings at Canadian Tire Centre.

October 3, 2019

Town of Petawawa celebrates Canada Day 2019
The move from Centennial Park didn’t put a damper on the Canada Day celebrations in Petawawa.

Hospital to begin X-ray upgrades today
The Deep River and District Hospital is thrilled to announce that we have signed a contract with Carestream (formerly Eastman Kodak) for our new digital general radiography (X-ray) equipment. This state-of-the-art equipment will provide many new benefits including higher quality images. The purchase of this equipment is the result of ongoing fundraising efforts by the Hospital Foundation’s Focused on You campaign. The new portable X-ray unit and new general X-ray room are the first improvements under the Focused on You Campaign. Further infrastructure upgrades and replacement of the ultrasound equipment will follow next year.

City says thanks with Flood Relief Appreciation Community Barbecue
After the spring floods devastated many communities across Renfrew County, the City of Pembroke thought it fitting to thank the selfless volunteers who helped their neighbours out with a free Flood Relief Appreciation Community Barbecue on Aug. 22.

Salt Therapy now offered in Petawawa spa
Beyond the Coast is a unique new business offering salt therapy right in the heart of Petawawa.

New Owners - Esso Gas Bar
Keri and Jordon Radford, a mother-son duo, have taken over ownership of the only remaining full-service gas station in Petawawa.

A New Leaf Food Experience
Those looking for a fresh, healthy vegan option can find that at A New Leaf Food Experience in Petawawa.

PMFRC welcomes families to the area with party
The Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) had their 4th annual summer block party on Aug. 17.

Town of Petawawa presents special awards to outstanding local students
The Town of Petawawa annually recognizes exceptional teens with the Outstanding Student Citizen Awards, this year presented on June 17 in front of friends and family.

Hyska’s YIG hosts Try it Thursday event
Hyska's Your Independent Grocer (YIG) wanted to help people rethink the way they view food with their Try It Thursday event. On Aug. 1, the business opened its doors to food lovers in the area, offering food samples from local vendors, a celebrity chef and restaurants, watch product demonstrations, a variety of prizes, and to witness a Parmesan-Reggiano cracked by a Guinness world record holder.

2018-2019 Valour students graduate
The students of the 2019 Valour JK-12 graduating class were the first to complete their high school education entirely within the halls of this relatively recently built high school.

August 26, 2019

Business Profile - Algonquin College Pembroke Campus
Algonquin College has been a staple of the Ottawa Valley for 52 years and has continued to lead the way with modern, cutting edge post-secondary education.

July 8, 2019

6th Annual Dad’s Day in the Park
The 6th Annual Dad’s Day in the Park was an opportunity for fathers to bond with their kids and have a little fun outside.

The Hopkins Scholarship for the Arts
PETAWAWA - The Hopkins Scholarship for the Arts is an annual $1,000 bursary to provide financial support for a graduating student of Valour JK-12 School, beginning with the graduating class of 2019.

SPCA Kibble and Bids brings in more than $17,000
The annual Kibble and Bids Auction brought in $17,000 and counting, ensuring the animals at the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SCPA) Renfrew County Animal Centre will be well taken care of.

Fitting into the multicultural institution of the Canadian Armed Forces
The Latin American Heritage Team was launched in 2010 to raise awareness of Latin American issues, culture, and heritage within Department of National Defence (DND), and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) through presentations, and cultural activities.

17th Options Skilled Trades Career Fair
There are more options than ever before for students graduating high school. The annual Options Skilled Trades Career Fair is held each year to show teens the wide variety of lucrative careers they could choose that don’t require a Bachelor’s degree.

Phoenix Centre planning new model to reduce wait times, provide more immediate service
Across Ontario the wait time for children’s mental health services has been an issue agencies have been challenged by with wait times ranging from several months to several years. Locally, the Phoenix Centre for Children and Families has had these same struggles and has made reducing wait time a priority.

Tree planted for 20th anniversary of Relay for Life
A tree was planted in front of the Pembroke Memorial Centre (PMC) in honour of the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life.

2019 Spring SHOWCASE in Petawawa
The largest home, leisure and consumer show in the Ottawa Valley returned once again with the 2019 Spring SHOWCASE in Petawawa. Hundreds of curious visitors walked through the Petawawa Civic Centre on April 24, 25 and 26.

The Nook Creperie food truck open in Petawawa
Cracking down on a craving for crepes no longer requires a trek into Pembroke now that the Nook Creperie has set up a food truck in town.

Algonquin Arboriculture students take to the trees for annual competition
Students in the Urban Forestry-Arboriculture Program students at Algonquin College took their knowledge to new heights on April 18.

December 20, 2018

Pembroke and Area Airport celebrates 50th anniversary with fly-in
The Pembroke and Area Airport (PAA) has been an integral part of the community for half a century and celebrated that fact with a 50th Anniversary Fly-In.

Fostering a love for animals at ‘Unleashed Summer Camp”
Kids had the opportunity to let their inner animal out at the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) Renfrew County Animal Centre’s Unleashed Summer Camp.

Ottawa Valley Waste Management Board Sets 2019 Tipping Fees
LAURENTIAN VALLEY – At their November meeting, the Ottawa Valley Waste Management Board set the Waste Recovery Centre disposal fees for 2019. The new rates come into effect January 1, 2019 and customers will notice changes to those rates when they visit the Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre (OVWRC) in the New Year. Sue McCrae, OVWRC General Manager explained some of those changes.

PMFRC Halloween Party - spooky fun for kids
The Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) is usually a warm, safe welcoming place for children to visit, except for one night a year. On Halloween, the South Side Community Centre transforms into a terrifying place where ghosts, goblins and evil mermaids rule.

Hyska’s YIG hosts Halloween Hoopla
On Oct. 27, Hyska’s Your Independent Grocer embraced the spirit of Halloween by throwing a Halloween Hoopla. Staff members set up several games and activities around their pumpkin patch. The spook-tacular event included free pumpkin painting and treats as well as several contests.

October 26, 2018

Canadian Patient Safety Institute Patient Safety Week
The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) is a non-profit organization funded by Health Canada that is dedicated to improving the safety of the Canadian healthcare system.

September 17, 2018

Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre Annual General Meeting
Petawawa ON - The Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) is holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday September 19, 2018 at 6 PM at the South Side Community Centre, located at 1578 Wolfe Ave., Petawawa.

September 6, 2018

Swimmers in the Ottawa River 10 & 11 Sept, 2018
Garrison Petawawa, Ont. – The public should be advised that several soldiers from 3rd Battalion, the Royal Canadian Regiment will be conducting military swim training in the Ottawa River on 10 and 11 Sept, 2018. Click here for more.

May 8, 2018

Hell Or High Water 10 promises ‘bigger and better’ than ever before
Though late to the party, the return of the sunny weather means the rivers of the Ottawa Valley are starting to fill with water, and with rafters and kayakers eager to test their skills against some of the country’s biggest and best whitewater. Now an annual tradition, this coming Saturday, the Petawawa River will once again play host to hundreds of these thrill-seeking paddlers in Hell or High Water 10. Click here for more.

February 8, 2018

The City of Pembroke invites its residents to celebrate their pets and support the Ontario SPCA Renfrew County Animal Centre during National Cupcake Day Feb. 26, 2018.
Mayor Mike LeMay officially proclaimed Feb. 26 as National Cupcake Day in the City of Pembroke at the Feb. 6 council meeting. Click here for more.

January 23, 2018

A Message from the 4 CDSG Commander and Formation Sergeant Major on Bell Let’s Talk Day
The eighth annual Bell Let’s Talk Day is on Wednesday January 31, 2018 and Formation Sergeant Major, Chief Warrant Officer Tom Verner and I wanted to take this opportunity to invite all members of the Defence Team at Garrison Petawawa to help end the stigma surrounding mental illness and support mental health initiatives both at home and across Canada.  Click here for more.

January 17, 2018

Hyska’s YIG hosts some Halloween fun
Celebrating Halloween on Oct. 28, Hyska’s Your Independent Grocer created a pumpkin patch filled with games, activities, crafts and treats. Click here for more.

Starbucks officially open in Petawawa
Starbucks officially opened its doors in Petawawa on Nov. 3, but a soft opening was held on Nov. 2 for family and friends of the employees. Click here for more.

Swinging Swallows - Thanks for the memories
On September 30, 2017, the Swinging Swallows Square Dance Club celebrated our 30th Anniversary, and what a party!  The hall at Wesley United Church was beautifully decorated, the tables situated around the perimeter of the room with wonderful white birch/candle/sunflower centre pieces placed on (club colour) blue tablecloths. Click here for more.

Halloween at the Petawawa Village
The Petawawa Heritage Village was visited by all manner of spooky ghouls and ghosts on Halloween. Click here for more.

Petawawa Public Library holds annual Haunted House
The Petawawa Public Library’s annual haunted house was held on Oct. 28 and 29, and the entire library was ghoulishly transformed into a place of terror. Click here for more.

October 11, 2017

Alumnus of the Hospital for Sick Children gives back
Miranda Zeppieri has been living with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) a rare genetic disorder producing tumours in her organs, her entire life. Click here for more.

September 26, 2017

Community Celebration at OVWRC - Recognizing 15 Years of Walking Lightly on the Environment
Laurentian Valley, ON (September 21st, 2017) – The Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre is preparing the finishing touches for a community event celebrating 15 years of providing waste processing services to local Municipalities. The Centre will be hosting an open house for the public with tours and activities to thank the community for their dedicated participation in the Centre’s waste diversion programs.  Click here for more.

September 13, 2017

Tim's cookie makes PMFRC smile
Purchasing a Smile Cookie at the Garrison Petawawa Tim Hortons and the Tim Hortons location at 3381 Petawawa Blvd will help fund the Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC). Click here for more.

July 20, 2017

August 1 Cape Breton Ceidligh in Rankin presents world-class East Coast talent
On August 1, in Rankin, Stone Fence Theatre is staging a ceidligh - a concert of East Coast and traditional music - that will be remembered as one of the top traditional music events of the year in the Ottawa Valley. Click here for more.

July 7, 2017

Petawawa Chapter of Candadian Forces Logistics Association opening in Petawawa
We are pleased to announce that a branch of the Canadian Forces Logistics Association (CFLA) is opening in Petawawa. The CFLA is an association for Canadian Forces Logisticians by Logisticians of all trades, classes and elements. Click here for more.

2017 Petawawa Civic Centre Days
The 2017 Civic Centre Days rolled into Petawawa from June 14-18, bringing loads of entertainment and fun for the whole family. This exciting event has been a mainstay in the community, this year featuring a variety of activities including a craft beer festival, slo-pitch competition, Run for R.E.D., live music, a midway, antique car show, tough trucker event, and kids challenge. Click here for more.

Seven Petawawa students receive Outstanding Citizenship Award
The youth of Petawawa continue to be a shining example of community involvement, with seven teens receiving an Outstanding Citizenship Award. Click here for more.

Ed Chow receives Senior of the Year Award
Edwin “Ed” Chow is involved in countless facets of the community. Click here for more.

Task Force Tomachomp – Feeding the Hungry Bear
It all started on a cold day on 5 March, when the 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (CMBG) Torch Party stepped off their plane in Cold Lake, Alberta. They were there for Exercise (Ex) MAPLE RESOLVE (MR) 2017, the Canadian Army’s largest and most complex training event.  Click here for more.

Kids learns how to garden
At Herman Street Public School, the students developed their gardening skills with the help of the Petawawa Horticultural Society.  Click here for more.

ONTour Concert making stop in Petawawa
Petawawa, ON – The Town of Petawawa was selected amongst 22 other Ontario communities to host a free ONtour concert stop dubbed, “the soundtrack of Summer ’17”.  An initiative of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, the ONtour concert series will showcase some of Ontario’s diverse musical talent. Click here for more.

Arbour Week fun with Hydro One
Celebrating Arbour Week, representatives from Hydro One taught Grades 3 and 4 Herman Street Public School students about the importance of trees. Click here for more.

OneWater plaque for Valour Grade 8 kids
The Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) recognized the efforts of Grade 8 Students at Valour JK-12 School who successfully completed the OneWater Program. Click here for more.

July 3, 2017

15 years of Options for Renfrew County students
Options 2017 is in its 15th year of showcasing skilled trades to Renfrew County high school students. Click here for more.

May 18, 2017

Town Council News
Changes are coming to the Town of Petawawa's alcohol policy. Click here for more.

Quality Inn receives another platinum award
Since they started qualifying for the Choice Hotel Hospitality Awards, Quality Inn and Suites in Petawawa has continuously received the highest accolades. Click here for more.

May 23rd, 2017 – 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 any earlier than Sunday, May 28th. Click here for more.