News Archives

April 30, 2020

Youth Reporter Competition: Time to vote for your favourite story! 
Last fall, Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Newspapers* invited youths from military families between 13 and 18 to take part in this new and exciting Youth Reporter Competition for a chance to win a grand prize package and scholarship valued at $2,500.

April 29, 2020

RCCDSB quickly adjusts teaching and learning in the face of Covid-19
The Covid-19 pandemic and resulting school closures have posed great challenges to education, which the Renfrew County Catholic District School Board (RCCDSB) has faced head-on.

Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre results in 74%
of patients avoiding a likely Emergency Department visit
Early data shows that 74% of patients assessed by the Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre (RC VTAC) would otherwise likely visit an Emergency Department and/or call the 9-1-1 Service to address non-emergency health concerns.

Canadian Forces Snowbirds launch cross-Canada tour
April 29, 2020 – Moose Jaw, SK – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces. The Canadian Forces Snowbirds will cross the country to salute Canadians doing their part to fight the spread of COVID-19.  This unique mission is being aptly dubbed Operation INSPIRATION.

April 28, 2020

Fire leaves Danny's Restaurant & Steakhouse gutted
One person was left injured after an early evening fire on Monday tore through Danny's Restaurant and Steakhouse, leaving the local Petawawa restaurant gutted.

April 27, 2020

TIPPING, Norman Leonard
TIPPING, Norman Leonard (33 years in the Armoured Corps, Ret’d RCD) – passed away peacefully at Marianhill, with his loving wife of 60 years by his side on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at the age of 80 years.

April 24, 2020

Spring Leaf and Yard Waste Collection
April 23rd, 2020 – Residents of the Town of Petawawa, City of Pembroke and Township of Laurentian Valley are reminded how to handle the excess amount of yard waste and branches they may have this time of year.

Operation Cleansweep: Spring is in the Air
It is encouraging to see that many of our residents of the Residential Housing Units have taken the initiative to get an early start to spring cleaning, taking advantage of the down time we have by removing the scars that old man winter has left behind.

April 22, 2020

A message from Pembroke Mayor Mike LeMay
Dear residents of Pembroke, As we head into the second month of this global pandemic, I want to thank every one of you for doing your part to keep our community safe and to help flatten the curve here at home.

April 17, 2020

Jason Blaine Charity Concert and Golf Tournament
Cancelled Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The Jason Blaine Charitable Fund committee has announced that Blaine’s annual charity concert and golf tournament has been cancelled this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The two-day event had been scheduled for June 16 and 17 at the Pembroke Memorial Centre and Pembroke Golf Club.

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society creates virtual celebration to
mark National Volunteer Week during COVID-19

Pembroke, ON (April 17, 2020) – National Volunteer Week is next week and the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is honouring its more than 700 volunteers through virtual celebrations across the province to recognize those who are making a difference for animals in need.

Four Seasons Lodge launches new program to bring residents a Taste of Home
The Four Seasons Lodge Long-Term Care Home is launching a new program to bring Residents a “Taste of Home” during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 15, 2020

Adapting for COVID-19: Delivering Mental Health Services to the Doorstep
PEMBROKE - For the most vulnerable in our community who are living with mental health and addiction issues, the COVID-19 pandemic is further escalating needs around safe housing, social isolation and food security.

The Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre (RC VTAC) has now assessed approximately 1,500 patients since it launched on March 27, 2020. Care is provided 24/7 by a physician, community paramedic and/or nurse practitioner to Renfrew County residents who do not have a family physician or cannot access their family physician.

April 8, 2020

Ethan Allard Memorial Hockey Fund brings in $47,988.40 for community
While people always leave an impact when they are gone, Ethan Allard’s impact is greater than most.

April 1, 2020

County of Renfrew Notified of First Case of COVID-19
in Staff Member at Miramichi Lodge
Pembroke:  The County of Renfrew has been notified of the first case of 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) involving a County of Renfrew employee who works at Miramichi Lodge.  Laboratory testing was used to confirm this diagnosis. 

Mental Health Services Of Renfrew County
Continues To Help Those In Need During COVID-19 Pandemic
PEMBROKE - The COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on the day-to-day lives of everyone in our community. For many, fear of the coronavirus has triggered stress and anxiety. The requirement to self-isolate and keep physical distance makes it even harder than usual to ask for and receive emotional support — particularly for those living with mental illness.

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