News Archives

October 27, 2016

Annual Poppy Campaign starts Oct. 28
The Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Campaign will be underway in Petawawa on Oct. 28. This major fundraiser brings in much needed funds to help veterans and service members in times of need. Click here for more.

Garrison Petawawa Residential Housing Unit residents invited to Town Hall Meeting November 2, 2016
GARRISON PETAWAWA - Garrison Petawawa Residential Housing Unit (RHU) residents are invited to attend one of two Town Hall meetings taking place at Garrison Petawawa Troyes Cinema.
Residents are invited to come Click here for more.

Canadian Armed Forces celebrates 25 years of support to military families
OTTAWA - The Canadian Armed Forces is pleased to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Military Family Services Program­ – a program built by families for families. Click here for more.

$10,000 donation to the PMFRC
The RBC Foundation donated $10,000 to the Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC). The generous act was initiated by 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (450 THS) Honourary Colonel Stewart Burton. Click here for more.

Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (1996-2016)
This year, Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS) is celebrating 20 years of unrelenting dedication to helping Canadian Armed Forces members and their families with services that are tailored to handle many unique aspects of the military lifestyle. Click here for more.

Petawawa Civitan Club holds 28th Awards Night
To be a member of the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club is to dedicate yourself to helping others in your community. Click here for more.

Grant to help combat distracted driving
The Petawawa Police Services Board (PPSB) will be using a $12,500 grant to educate high school students about the dangers of driving while distracted. Click here for more.

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week, November 1-7
PETAWAWA - Ontario’s Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week runs from November 1-7, and the Town of Petawawa Fire Department reminds you to prevent carbon monoxide (CO) in your home by getting all fuel-burning appliances inspected annually. Click here for more.

St-Jean-Baptiste celebrates 75 years
The community is invited to come celebrate the Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste’s 75th anniversary. Click here for more.

Looking Glass Toys & Games celebrates Grand Opening in Petawawa
When the Gould family was posted to Petawawa, they knew they could bring something new to the area. Click here for more.

Smoke, CO alarm blitz results concerning
About 30 per cent of homes in Petawawa do not comply with fire safety regulations. Click here for more.

New Tim Hortons is open for business
Petawawa has officially welcomed a third full-service Tim Hortons. Click here for more.

BMO Pembroke celebrates 100 years
The Pembroke Branch of the Bank of Montreal marked its 100th birthday on Oct. 14. Click here for more.

Army Cadets enjoy their Fall FTX
PETAWAWA – Cadets from 2642 3RCR Army Cadet Corps experienced their first weekend Fall Training Exercise of the season in Garrison Petawawa from Friday, September 30, to Sunday, October 2.Click here for more.

Canadian Armed Forces Sports Day to be celebrated in conjunction with Zombie Run
GARRISON PETAWAWA - Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members across Canada and around the world took part in a national celebration of sport on 21 October 2016. Click here for more.

Roanoke ladies donate $300 to Robbie Dean Family Counselling Centre
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Petawawa Grannies fundraise for African grannies
The Petawawa Grannies hosted a GranApple Tea, with proceeds going to benefit the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers. Click here for more.

Oktoberfeast raises $16,000 for Canadian Cancer Society
Oktoberfeast combined good food, good drinks, good times and a good cause. The Oct. 7 event raised over $16,000 in the fight against cancer. Click here for more.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Please mark this event and date on your calendar. On Nov. 23, the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club will be holding a fundraiser for the War Horse Project at St. George’s Chapel, Garrison Petawawa. All proceeds go to support our horse Maggie. Click here for more.

News from the Petawawa Legion
This year’s Poppy campaign kicks off this Friday, Oct. 28. The best way to show your support for our men and women who serve or have served is to wear a Poppy with pride. All money raised through donations goes to support veterans in our community. Please help us to help them. Click here for more.

October 20, 2016

Garrison celebrates Paralympians' achievements
Sitting Volleyball Paralympians Chantal Beauchesne and Jolan Wong may not have returned to Garrison Petawawa with gold, but that didn’t stop supporters from celebrating their return. Click here for more.

Take A Stand Against Family Violence Awareness Campaign Oct. 17-21
The week of October 17 – 23, 2016 marks the annual Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) “Take a Stand Against Family Violence” week, which aims at raising awareness about family violence. Click here for more

PMFRC holds annual Open House
The Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) held its annual Open House, inviting the community to come out and see what they offer. When visitors came to the South Side Community Centre on Oct. 6, they were welcomed with swag bags, prizes, games, snacks and free pizza provided by Joes Family Pizzeria as well as information booths, detailing the PMFRC services and programs. Click here for more.

OPP launch campaign to enhance cyber security
ORILLIA – Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is doing its part to enhance public safety and awareness and mitigate the many threats posed by cyber criminals during Cyber Security Awareness Month. Click here for more.

Petawawa Animal Hospital holds first Fall Fundraiser for Ontario SPCA
The Petawawa Animal Hospital hosted its First Annual Fall Fundraiser for the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) Renfrew County Animal Centre. There was no single goal to the event, just the desire to draw awareness to the animal centre and provide a fun afternoon for people and their pups. Click here for more.

Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (1996-2016)
This year, Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS) is celebrating 20 years of unrelenting dedication to helping Canadian Armed Forces members and their families with services that are tailored to handle many unique aspects of the military lifestyle. Click here for more.

No flashing beacon for intersection, yet
The County of Renfrew has not endorsed a Petawawa Police Services Board request to install a flashing beacon at the intersection of Black Bay Road and Petawawa Boulevard, but will instead install an oversized stop sign and a stop-ahead sign to augment safety. Click here for more.

Ottawa River gets heritage designation
Getting a Canadian Heritage designation for the Ottawa River has been a long time coming, confirmed Petawawa Mayor Bob Sweet. Click here for more.

News from the Catholic Women's League
The Petawawa Catholic Women’s League met for their October CWL general meeting in the parish centre, Our Lady of Sorrows church. Click here for more.

Birthday haircut for Canadian Cancer Society
David James Tarso has been growing his hair for almost three years and decided on his Birthday, October 11, to cut it off to donate to the Canadian Cancer Society to help make wigs for patients who have lost their hair as a result of cancer treatment. Click here for more.

It takes a Village to host an event
The Petawawa Heritage Village (PHV) annual Fall Harvest Day is over but we have to thank all the volunteers who helped host this event as well as other events and activities throughout the season. Click here for more.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
The membership had a thoroughly delightful evening at the Stone Fence Dinner and Play. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
The Elvis/Roy Orbison show is this Saturday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets at the bar or at the door. Click here for more.

October 13, 2016

Bringing military, businesses and community together
Municipal and business representatives from the region gathered at the Commanders Business Lunch and Golf Tournament Oct. 6 to learn more about Garrison Petawawa and its workforce of 7,000. Click here for more.

Director General Morale and Welfare Services visits Garrison Petawawa
In late September, Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services marked its 20th anniversary and to celebrate the occasion, the new Director General of Morale and Welfare Services paid a visit to Garrison Petawawa. Click here for more.

Burrito sales to aid Boys and Girls Club
Buy a burrito from Quesada on Tuesday, Oct. 18 and help the Boys and Girls Club of Pembroke. Click here for more.

Tomahawk, the Peregrine Falcon
On 20 August 2016, two soldiers from Task Force TOMAHAWK in Petawawa Ontario, came across an injured peregrine falcon within the Garrison Petawawa training area. Click here for more.

Train as You Fight: Enhancing Realism in Medical Training
Military training has a specific focus on realism, and attention to detail is paramount in all that we do. Medical Services has a unique role in that they have to be competent soldiers while also providing the highest quality of care in extreme and diverse environments. Click here for more.

Cadet Corner
PETAWAWA – 2642 3RCR Army Cadet Corps was back in full swing in September with a jam-packed month of activities. Click here for more.

Salvation Army volunteers celebrated
Every year, the Salvation Army Pembroke’s volunteers give more than 6,000 hours of their time to run programs and services that benefit the community. Click here for more.

Wear purple next week to combat child abuse
Wear purple next Wednesday Oct. 19 and increase awareness of child abuse prevention. Click here for more.

Ontario SPCA Walk-a-thon raises more than $30K
About 90 dogs and their owners took over the Pembroke Waterfront during the 2016 Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) Renfrew County Animal Centre’s Friends for Life Walk-a-thon. Click here for more.

PSP Youth Sports - Get Out, Get Active, Have Fun!
Enjoy being active, but aren’t sure where to go? PSP Petawawa Youth Sports always has something going on! Click here for more.

Greater Petawawa Civitan Club News
The Greater Petawawa Civitan Club is happy to welcome three new members - Civitans Savanna Young, Brian Blaak and Sarah Bird. It is so good to see younger people taking an interest in what the Greater Petawawa Civitan members are doing. We are planning a few new functions in the next few weeks. Click here for more.

Petawawa Legion News
Do you play an instrument or like to sing, maybe a little breaky to go with it? This Sunday, October 16 we are holding a Newfie Kitchen party at the branch in the downstairs lounge. From 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (or longer), come enjoy some music and you can buy your brunch of fried bologna, eggs and toast from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Open to all so bring your friends. Click here for more.

October 6, 2016


Amidst swirling red smoke in the Ortona urban operations village, the whine of diesel engines on the Matawa and the thunder of artillery, tank, mortar and small arms fire at J-Tower civilian participants of this year’s Exercise COLLABORATIVE SPIRIT 16 (Ex CS16) had the opportunity to truly immerse themselves into a Canadian Army (CA) experience. Click here for more information.

First Special Service Force Veteran from Gatineau honoured
PETAWAWA – The Canadian Special Operations Regiment (CSOR) honoured First Special Service Force (FSSF) veteran Wilfred Paquette in Westmeath on Thursday, September 29 through the dedication of a parachute drop zone in his name. Click here for more information.

General Panet graduate wins fourth Queen's Medal
Major Ken Barling, son of Gary and Sharon Barling of Petawawa and currently posted to 435 Transport and Rescue Squadron, Winnipeg, was awarded the Queen’s Medal for Champion Shot in the Regular Force Division at the recent Canadian Armed Forces Small Arms Concentration (CAFSAC), which concluded on Sept. 17, 2016. Click here for more information.

Fire Prevention Week - October 9-15
GARRISON PETAWAWA - National Defence Fire Service Fire Prevention Week is October 9-15, 2016 and the Garrison Fire Department wants you to join in the Don’t Wait, Check the Date! challenge. Click here for more information.

CO & Smoke Alarm Blitz
Both Fire Chief Knott and Chief Fire Prevention Officer Paradis would like to thank the public for allowing us into your residences to conduct the CO and Smoke Alarm program. We would also like to thank the Fire Department Staff who assisted with this program. Click here for more information.

Community Living celebrates highest accreditation at General Meeting
Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley is the only human service provider in Canada to have been given Accreditation with Distinction from the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL). Click here for more information.

Author donates his first book to library
Richard LeBlanc, a local writer, donated his first book “Bo’glin the Prophecy” to the Petawawa Public Library for young adult readers to enjoy. Click here for more information.

A royal response for St. Anthony's Grades 4/5 students
When Queen Elizabeth II turned 90 this year, the Grades 4 and 5 students at St. Anthony’s Catholic School in Chalk River sent her their best wishes, never expecting to hear back. Click here for more information.

Addressing youth homelessness
Tackling youth homelessness is part of the Ontario Provincial Police’s (OPP) mandate. On Sept. 24, they joined forces with teens to raise money, supplies and awareness for the Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County - Safe Shelter for Youth. Click here for more information.

3 RCR Road Move to Meaford
GARRISON PETAWAWA – The public should be advised that soldiers from 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (3 RCR), based out of Garrison Petawawa, will be conducting a large movement of military vehicles from Garrison Petawawa to CFB Meaford  2 and 3 Oct. returning back to Petawawa on 26 Oct. Click here for more information.

MND congratules former MP for completing Commander's Challenge
Hector Clouthier, former MP Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke and former Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence is congratulated by Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, for completing the Commander’s Challenge of the Canada Army Run in Ottawa. Click here for more information.

Mental Illness Awareness Week Oct. 2-8
OTTAWA - During Mental Illness Awareness Week, the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) continue to highlight mental health programs and services available for CAF personnel and their families. Click here for more information.

Blood Donor Clinic at Grn Petawawa
Canadian Blood Services set up shop at Garrison Petawawa inside Dundonald Hall’s wooden gym. Click here for more information.

Petawawa Fall Showcase returns
After a hiatus, the Petawawa Fall Showcase returned to town. Held on Sept. 23, 24 and 25 at the Petawawa Civic Centre, this event puts emphasis on goods and services people in the region can enjoy. Click here for more information.

Local recycling program changes effective Oct. 1
Laurentian Valley – Effective October 1st, for municipalities and businesses serviced by the Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre, Styrofoam™ and plastic bags must be placed in regular garbage, not recycling bins. This difficult decision was made at the Ottawa Valley Waste Management Board’s June 29th meeting. Click here for more information.

Local small businesses join campaign
The Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce is giving voice to entrepreneurs through the Small Business – Too Big to Ignore campaign. Click here for more information.

New town fee policy in place
To continue providing excellent service, certain fees are going up at the Town of Petawawa’s Parks and Recreation Department. Click here for more information.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
It’s October already and there are lots of pumpkins in the stores, and just in time for all the home baking and cooking that we enjoy at this time of the year. Click here for more information.

Petawawa Legion News
Well everybody I am back! As the Ladies Auxiliary Provincial Convention that was held here in Petawawa is now over, I have agreed to resume writing the weekly article. Click here for more information.

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