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April 25, 2019

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Fallen Paratrooper Memorial Service to be held May 5
GARRISON PETAWAWA - May 8 will mark the 51st anniversary of the worst peacetime training accident in Canadian military history.

Greater Petawawa Civitan Club supports PSP Summer Camps
The Greater Petawawa Civitan Club donated $711.36 to Garrison Petawawa Personnel Support Programs (PSP) Community Recreation Summer Camps 2019.

Security Awareness Tips: Fishing Warfare?
Phishing is largely a criminal activity employing socialengineering tactics to defraud Internet users of sensitive information and steal credentials, money and/or identities.

CAF deploying reconnaissance teams in support of emergency response to flooding in Québec
OTTAWA - In response to a request for federal assistance through Public Safety Canada, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) is deploying reconnaissance teams from Joint Task Force East to support the Province of Québec’s flood relief efforts.

Green spring cleaning
With the first official day of spring being the 20th of March many people begin the annual ritual of spring cleaning. This practice that involves thoroughly cleaning the house is typically practiced in cold weather climates. This year try and take a green approach to your spring cleaning list with the following tips.

IMS Industrial Marine and Sport: new name, new direction
With the first official day of spring being the 20th of March many people begin the annual ritual of spring cleaning. This practice that involves thoroughly cleaning the house is typically practiced in cold weather climates.

Petawawa Heritage Village receives $25K Accessibly Grant
The Petawawa Heritage Village (PHV) is very pleased to announce that they will be installing an accessible walkway that will connect all the heritage buildings.

Emma Pinto, 10, becomes published author
Most authors spend years before managing to write a book and even longer getting it published. But not 10-year-old Emma Pinto.

Hockey enthusiasts enjoy Spring ice time on Petawawa family’s barn rink
You’d expect to find cows, hay or farm equipment inside a barn, not a hockey rink.

HELP SEND A COUNTY KID TO CAMP: FCSRC kicks off annual campaign
PEMBROKE - The cost of summer camp experiences can be too expensive for many families, averaging $300/week for overnight camps and $125/week for day camps. That’s why Family and Children’s Services of Renfrew County, with the support of many community partners and individuals, is hopeful to be able to fund summer camp for approximately 200 local children this year with its Send a County Kid to Camp campaign.

Petawawa Legion News
Have you heard? Our Lobsterfest is being held on Sunday, May 19. Cocktail hour at 5 p.m. and mussles served, then dinner at 6 p.m. Your choice of two lobsters for $50, one steak and one lobster for $35 or just steak for $20. Meal includes baked potato, salad, mushrooms and onions with steak. Tickets are on sale at the bar and on Fridays at fish and chips. Open to all so get your tickets early.

As I was out and about these past few weeks I met a lot of new people that are now living in Petawawa and did not know about our Civitan Bingo. So this for all the new-comers to Petawawa and area - our Bingo is held every Sunday night at the Petawawa Civic Centre. A $1,000 jackpot goes every week with a $100 second jackpot prize.

April 18, 2019

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The RCD celebrate the Liberation of Leeuwarden 
Seventy-four years ago, the Royal Canadian Dragoons (RCD) were marching through the Netherlands, liberating people from the oppressive regime that had governed them for so long.

Thumb Drives
USB thumb drives have become a popular attack vector for injecting malware on computers located within a protected infrastructure.

Earth Day 22 April 2019: Protect Our Species
Earth Day is an annual event that is celebrated globally every April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Earth day originated in 1970 in the United States of America in order to honour the Earth and the concept of peace. Originally it was first celebrated on March 21, the first day of Spring. The day was proposed by peace activist John McConnell at a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) event. It became an international event in 1990 and involved over 141 nations. The first Canadian Earth Day was held on September 11 in 1980.

Earth Day and heating
April 22 is Earth Day. The Energy Efficiency at Work and at Home Campaign invites you to seize this opportunity to help improve energy efficiency in buildings and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We will help you over the next few weeks by publishing a series of articles that demonstrate how you can make a difference.

House fire on Garrison’s North Town Site
National Defence Fire Service Garrison Petawawa firefighters and the Garrison Petawawa Military Police were quickly on the scene of an afternoon fire on Ortona Avenue. Emergency services arrived before 4 p.m. on April 15 and quickly worked to extinguish the fire.

Free formal gowns available for loan through Valley Belle
Every woman deserves to feel beautiful during the special occasions in her life, but not everybody can afford the cost of a one-time-use formal gown.

Valour students support local SPCA with cupcake fundraiser
The Valour JK-12 School’s We Team sold $932.65 worth of sweet treats for their Cupcake Party. National Cupcake Day is an annual fundraiser for the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the proceeds from the Valour fundraiser will help the animals in care at the Ontario SPCA Renfrew County Animal Centre.

Physical Activity Tips for Adults
Are you looking forward to being more active as warmer weather draws nearer? You can make many active choices throughout the year but a change in seasons often inspires us to get back at it after hibernating! Being active plays an important role in your health, well-being and quality of life. Key tips for ensuring you achieve health benefits with physical activity include:

Petawawa Atom Patriots take top spot in UOVMHL 2018/2019 Atom Competition Division playoffs
Congratulation to the Petawawa Atom Patriots for winning the UOVMHL 2018/2019 playoffs for the Atom Competitive Division.

Petawawa Skating Club skaters celebrate top honours at 2019 Skate Ontario Adult Championships
The Petawawa Skating Club is proud to announce that adult skaters Shannon O’Connor and Linda Cooney are the 2019 Adult Star 4/5 Dance Pair Champions!

News from the Petawawa Legion
Wishing everyone a Happy Easter from all the Executive to you. We will be open Good Friday, closed Sunday as usual and Easter Monday. Open regular hours for Saturday.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
This week is Easter Week  and we would like to wish everyone a Happy Easter.  I think the Easter bunny will find us as it looks as though the weather will finally co-operate.  So, have a great time with your families and eat lots of chocolate.

April 11, 2019

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Ministers of National Defence and Veterans Affairs mark Month of the Military Child 
OTTAWA - The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement to mark Month of the Military Child:

CANEX helps PSP, PMFRC celebrate volunteers
Without the vital contributions of volunteers, the Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) and Garrison Petawawa Personnel Support Programs (PSP) would not be able to provide the services they do.

Military Personnel Command initiatives delivers for military, veterans and families
OTTAWA - Military Personnel Command (MPC), which sets the personnel policies for people in uniform, is on track to delivering the new initiatives outlined in Canada’s Defence Policy Strong, Secure, Engaged (SSE).

Team Canada wraps up training camp ahead of Warrior Games
OTTAWA - Team Canada has completed its training camp in Victoria, British Columbia, with members prepared to compete at the 2019 Warrior Games. This is the second year that Team Canada will participate in the competition that will take place June 21-30 in Tampa, Florida.

A message from the Garrison Petawawa Fire Prevention Branch: Matches and Lighter Safety
1 Keep matches, lighters, and novelty lighters up high out of the reach of children, in a locked cabinet.

Operation Clean Sweep - Anticipating a Soggy Spring
After a snowier winter, it is the responsibility of all residents of Garrison Petawawa to get an early start to safeguard your residences from potential spring flooding.

PMFRC welcomes blogger, author Kim Mills
She is Fierce blogger and author Kim Mills stopped at the Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) for a meet and greet and to share some of her hard-won and often hilarious life experience as a military spouse.

North Renfrew EarlyOn Child and Family Centre to open this month
The new North Renfrew EarlyOn Child and Family Centre will soon be offering services at two locations, one in Deep River and the other in Laurentian Hills.

Petawawa Legion News
Do you think you are a good Pong player or just want to have a good time playing? Then come on down to the branch on Friday, April 12. Play starts at 8 p.m.

Our Bingo is going well and we will be holding a special fundraiser draw on April 14 with all proceeds going to help buy a swing for those in a wheelchair so they can enjoy themselves at our park.

April 4, 2019

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St. Joseph’s Food Bank scores big at 2019 Garrison Officer’s Hockey Tournament
GARRISON PETAWAWA - Through the generosity of the officers of Garrison Petawawa, and in cooperation with St. George’s Chapel, a kind donation was made March 22 to Pembroke’s St. Joseph’s Food Bank at the completion of the 18th Annual Garrison Officer’s Hockey Tournament.

New lighting installation has impact at BB-129 and BB-130
The modernization of lighting systems at Garrison Petawawa has officially begun with the LED technology installation completed at buildings BB-129 (2 Combat Engineer Regiment Complex) and BB-130 (2 Field Ambulance Headquarters).

ADR: Is it worth trying?
Dear CCMS, I heard that Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) takes a lot of time and the outcome isn’t guaranteed. Is that true?

The Toughest of Canada’s Birds!
The snow is melting slowly and we are looking at the end of March! April will bring many, many showers and most folks in the Valley are thinking, “spring where are you?!” Spring will eventually arrive and we will be swatting mosquitoes and watching the robins feeding their young. So far, though the nesting of birds seems A LONG TIME COMING!

Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo takes part in Library’s March Break program
Are snakes actually slimy? Can toads give you warts? Do cockroaches actually carry disease? Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo helped bust some of these pervasive myths about bugs, reptiles and amphibians. On March 15 at the Petawawa Civic Centre, Wildlife Educator Natasha Mintenko brought a wide variety of creatures for kids and their parents to see, touch and learn about. Most of these animals were rescued from homes that could no longer take care of them and are now ambassadors.

News from the Petawawa Legion
This Sunday, April 7 is the next full breakfast where you can come in from 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. for eggs made to order, bacon or sausage, home fries, beans, toast, juice, tea and coffee. All served at a great price that lets you bring the whole family.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
The Friendship Dinner on Thursday evening was well attended by many seniors in the community.  Everyone was served a delicious meal of turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and veg with dessert and tea and coffee.  The next supper will be held on Thursday, April 25 from 5 to 7 p.m.  Everyone is welcome and the supper is free, no need for any donations.

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