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August 1, 2019

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Petawawa teams win Slo-Pitch Regionals
Players from across the province met in Petawawa to compete at the Canadian Armed Forces 2019 Ontario Region Men’s and Women’s Slo-Pitch Championships.

2 CMBG HQ & Sig Sqn Signals School
Command and control are absolutely critical in planning, implementation and management in today’s military battlefield.

Dear CCMS: Grievance Tracking
Dear CCMS: I’m in the CAF and filed a grievance a few months ago. In the past, I was able to go to the Grievance Authority’s SharePoint site and look it up myself; however, that no longer seems to be available. How do I go about finding out the status of my file?

Three additional cannabis products soon to be legal: What you need to know
OTTAWA - The Government of Canada has announced the final regulations for the sale and production of three soon-to-be-legal cannabis products.

Be On the Lookout for Invaders!
Working in the field of Natural Resources is a rewarding experience. There is always new technology, new science, and constant changes in ecology to learn. One area that is always bringing new challenges is that of Invasive Species. No, this does not mean the extra-terrestrial kind brought to us by Hollywood movies, but invasives that threaten the ecology of our region.

How to beef up your passwords
Passwords are a common part of being online, and if we’re not careful about how we compose our passwords, we could leave the door open for some big problems!

DRDH Foundation unveils new progressive campaign thermometer
The Deep River and District Hospital (DRDH) Foundation unveiled its progressive campaign thermometer during Petawawa’s 2019 Canada Day celebrations July 1.

The Rolling Barrage Cross-Canada Motorcycle Rally to stop in Petawawa August 11
A Rolling Barrage of motorcyclists will make its way across Canada to raise awareness of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Operational Stress Injuries (OSI) affecting First Responders and veterans across the country.

Top wrestling talent will battle at Petawawa Civic Centre
PETAWAWA - Great North Wrestling returns to the Ottawa Valley Saturday, August 10 at 7 p.m. at the Petawawa Civic Centre, where three major championships will be up for grabs.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Well by the time you read this we will be at the end of July and into the first week of August. Where did the summer go? The first thing you know school will be starting up again.

News from the Petawawa Legion
For those around this weekend or who have company, why cook this Friday night when you can drop into the Legion main hall from 4:30-6 p.m. We have BBQs every Friday and this week it is chicken and hamburgers on the menu with salads. Families welcome, so bring the gang. Prices are very reasonable. Next week is pork chops and sausages.

PETAWAWA - Great North Wrestling has just confirmed that “The British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith Jr. has been added to Great North Wrestling’s ‘Obliteration’ event taking place on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 7 p.m. at the Petawawa Civic Centre. Smith will appear in a ‘Triple Threat’ match against his own cousin, Major League Wrestling Middleweight Champion Teddy Hart and three-time Canadian Heavyweight Champion Hannibal “The Death Dealer.”

August 8, 2019

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Personnel Support Programs, PMFRC honour volunteers
In the past year, thousands and thousands of volunteer hours have been dedicated to supporting the Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) and Garrison Petawawa Personnel Support Programs (PSP) community programs.

CFOne Day celebrations at CANEX
CFOne Day at CANEX is a yearly event that sees the store transformed.

Let your voice be heard! It’s time to take the 2019 Public Service Employee Survey
OTTAWA - The 2019 Public Service Employee Survey (PSES) is now live and civilian employees at National Defence are encouraged to complete the survey by August 30 to express their opinions on important aspects of the workplace. This year’s survey will focus on many important themes including workplace well-being, use of official languages, duty to accommodate, and compensation.

2019 Military Police National Motorcycle Relay is crossing Canada July 25 - Aug 22
OTTAWA - The 2019 Military Police National Motorcycle Relay (MPNMR) riders have embarked on a coast-to-coast ride which will include 19 overnight stops and many transitory stops in communities across Canada to fundraise for the Military Police Fund for Blind Children.

Security Awareness Tips - Phishing: How Many Take the Bait?
If you’ve ever clicked on one of those devious little emails, you’re not alone. • nine per cent of online Canadians have replied to spam mail unknowingly.

Bear Attractants Must Be Eliminated!
GARRISON PETAWAWA, ON – Black bears prefer to forage in forested areas away from people but they may be attracted to populated areas if they have accessible food sources that are simply too good to pass up.

A message from the Garrison Petawawa Fire Prevention Branch cottage fire safety
To minimize the risk of fire and burn injury, the fire service recommends the following cottage fire safety tips: • Install smoke alarms on every storey and outside all sleeping areas. It’s the law for all Ontario homes, cottages, cabins and seasonal homes to have working smoke alarms on every storey and outside all sleeping areas.

Pride Week 2019 in Pembroke
Pembroke Pride Week brought together members of the LBTQ+ community and their allies to show the area that love will always win against hate.

Kids of Steel returns to Grn Petawawa
Hundreds of young athletes descended on Garrison Petawawa for the 10th annual Kids of Steel Triathlon.

Petawawa Legion News
This Friday BBQ is pork chops and sausage being served from 4:30-6 p.m. Open to all and the hall is fully accessible so bring the family. Next week is ribs and hamburgers. You can get in on our 50/50 held every Friday and drawn at 6 p.m

The weather too hot and humid for you these days? Come into the club and enjoy a fitness class with Jenna on Tuesday mornings at 11:30 a.m., this class is free and it will be available until September 20 downstairs.

August 15, 2019

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Reel, Kayaks and Real Heroes returns for third year
The third annual Reel, Kayaks and Real Heroes brought ill or injured veterans and military members to the waters of the Petawawa and Ottawa Rivers so they could try kayak fishing.

Pembroke to host Flood Relief Appreciation Community Barbecue Aug 22
PEMBROKE - Join the City of Pembroke on Thursday, August 22 from 4 - 7:30 p.m. at our Waterfront’s Centenary Park for an evening barbecue complete with exciting live entertainment.

450 THS welcomes graduate of FE 1902
In late July, a newly minted Flight Engineer (FE) graduated from the CH147F Chinook Helicopter FE Maintenance Course delivered by 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron’s (THS’s) Fleet Technical Training Flight (FTTF), Garrison Petawawa.

Helping the Pollinators
It is well known that populations of bees and butterflies have been in a state of decline.

Members of Petawawa Fire Dept receive Exemplary Service Medals
Special awards were presented to firefighters who have served with distinction for 20 years with the Town of Petawawa Fire Department.

National Indigenous Peoples Day a success at new Pembroke location
Everyone was welcomed to the seventh annual National Indigenous Peoples Day celebration in Pembroke.

Annual Golf Fore the Cure raises $5,912 for the Canadian Cancer Society
The fourth annual Golf Fore the Cure fundraiser has contributed $5,912 towards the fight against breast cancer.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Now I just want to remind you that the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club and the Pembroke Civitan Club will be hosting a fishing tournament at the Pembroke Marina on August 17. We invite everyone to come and enjoy a day at the park. Bring the children along with you, we plan to have something for the kids, too. So we hope to see you all there.

News from the Petawawa Legion
You are down to the last two BBQs for the summer. This week is ribs and hamburgers from 4:30-6 p.m. and next week will be a mixture of all the BBQs. Everyone is welcome to come out so bring the family.

August 22, 2019

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Exercise STALWART GUARDIAN 2019 underway in Petawawa and Meaford
OTTAWA - Over 600 Canadian Army soldiers from units across Ontario are training at Garrison Petawawa and 4th Canadian Division Training Centre in Meaford from August 12 to 25 as part of Exercise STALWART GUARDIAN 2019.

Grn Petawawa men’s soccer team earns top spot at Regionals
Garrison Petawawa Men’s Regional Soccer team took home the gold at the CAF Ontario Region Men’s Soccer Championships held in Borden from August 11 to 16. The team will be moving on to the National Championship in Trenton September 15 to 21.

Support Our Troops Golf Tournament raises $4,000 for Soldier On
The Seventh Annual Support Our Troops Golf tournament has raised an initial $4,000 for Soldier On. Soldier On helps military members and veterans accept and adapt to their injuries and illnesses, physical or mental, by providing resources and opportunities so that they can continue to lead an active lifestyle through sport. To run at full capacity, the organization relies on donations from events such as this.

Petawawa youth earning glider pilot wings at Moutain View Cadet Flying Training Centre
PICTON, Ont. – Becoming a pilot is more than just learning how to fly. It also takes hard work in learning and understanding how the aircraft works and is put together.

Garrison Petawawa will celebrate Garrison Family Day September 7
GARRISON PETAWAWA - Come join Garrison Petawawa as it celebrates Garrison Family Day on September 7, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dundonald Hall sports field.

Commissionaire Sergeant Charles Carroll: newest member of By-Law Enforcement Officer Team for Garrison Petawawa
Commissionaire Sergeant Charles Carroll, a retired Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Master Warrant Officer who loyally served with the 2nd Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, recently joined the Operations Services team at Garrison Petawawa.

A message from the Garrison Petawawa Fire Prevention Branch
Look for housing with fire sprinklers when choosing a dorm or off-campus housing. This is the best fire protection.

Great North Wrestling show Aug 10 draws 350 fansh
PETAWAWA - Great North Wrestling returned to the Ottawa Valley on August 10at the Petawawa Civic Centre, where three major championships were up for grabs. The card was being presented by IBEW Local 503, Petawawa Mitsubishi and Quality Inn Petawawa.

Earl Gray Invitational Golf winners
For 57 years, the Earl Gray Invitational Golf Tournament has been a beloved tradition at the Petawawa Golf Club. Well-attended by golfers of all skill levels, the tournament is the longest two-day golf event in Ontario.

More than $75K raised at Renfrew County Relay for Life
Those participating at the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) Relay for Life are doing their part in the fight against cancer.

News from the Silver Threads Seniors Club
Next weekend there will be a beach festival and it’s free for everyone. The event will take place on August 24 from 4 to 11 p.m. There will be fire dancing, a hoola hoop session, hand drumming, SUP, yoga, ukelele, kids interactive games, workshops, paint class, water activities and much more. Contact Colin Coyle at 613 687-5678 for information.

Mega Machine Day at the Petawawa Library
The Petawawa Public Library invited guests with trucks and equipment of all sizes and purposes for people to enjoy on July 27 as part of their summer event line-up. Vehicles ranging from a military Armoured Personnel Carrier to giant towing beasts from Marcel’s Towing to different types of fire trucks were on display in the Petawawa Civic Centre parking lot.

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.

August 29, 2019

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New PDEEAG Champion presents Aboriginal Veteran Millennium Medals
The new Champion for the Garrison Petawawa Diversity and Employment Equity Advisory Group (PDEEAG) had a significant and meaningful introduction to his new role as the volunteer group’s link to Chain of Command on the Garrison.

OPP respond to suspected drowning in Petawawa River
PETAWAWA - On Sunday, August 25, 2019 at approximately 7:15 p.m. officers from the Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded after the body of a child was found floating in the Petawawa River adjacent to Summit Trail in the Town of Petawawa.

November Company, 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment FIRST TO THE FIGHT
Throughout the month of June, November Company (N Coy) conducted a series of progressive live-fire ranges which focused on individual soldier skills: SHOOT, MOVE, and COMMUNICATE.

Heading into the Fall Season
BULK Item Pickup: Residents should not put out bulk items until 8 September. Please refer to your Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre Collection Schedule to ensure the items that are put out curbside are acceptable. Remember: if you have bulk items to be disposed of on other than the bulk item pick up date, it is your responsibility to take these items to the dump. Directions and operating hours can be found on your collection schedule or

News from the Petawawa Legion
After much delay, we are finally going to start our Catch The Ace again. We have a provincial license so an unlimited amount of tickets. No lining up to get tickets as anyone who wants one can get one. Tickets will go on sale at the bar starting Sept. 5 and the first draw will be Sept. 12. Everyone OLG age-eligible can purchase a ticket.

Grandma & Me Tea Party Fundraiser for Hospice Renfrew September 8
There is nothing better than enjoying a nice cup of tea, except maybe if that cup is helping raise money for Hospice Renfrew.

Rotary Club of Petawawa gifts $3,000 to Cutting Edge Health Care
The Rotary Club of Petawawa recently donated $3,000 to the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation’s (PRHF) $2.5 million Cutting Edge Campaign - bringing the total raised thus far to over $1.86 million.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Here are the names of the three top winners of the Battle of the Bass fishing tournament hosted by the Greater Petawawa and Pembroke Civitan Clubs at the Pembroke Marina on August 17. First place winners were Jeff List and Clancy Mulvihill, second place - Tomis Hammel and Steve Leach and third place - Joy and Ray Hebert. The hidden weight winners were Kevin Lamorie and Serge Decoeur. The winner of the 50/50 draw was Jason Barker. There were many other prizes given out as well.


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