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June 25, 2020

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4 CDSG Commander Colonel Lapointe promoted to Brigadier-General
On June 15, Canadian Army Commander Lieutenant-General Wayne Eyre and Canadian Army Sergeant Major Chief Warrant Officer Stuart Hartnell visited Garrison Petawawa to personally promote 4th Canadian Division Support Group Commander Colonel Louis Lapointe to Brigadier-General (BGen).

PMFRC to pay virtual tribute to Canada July 1
Canada Day celebrations this year will include the virtual efforts of the Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC).

Dear CCMS: One-Sided Organization
Dear CCMS, I am a female Reservist who works in a section with all male DND personnel. All of the managers and supervisors are men and all of the sought-after technical positions, are held by men.

The sky’s the limit
On Thursday, June 11 2020, a few aircrew gathered on West ramp at 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (THS) to witness a defining moment in the careers of the squadron’s newest crew members.

New hazard allowance for Canadian Armed Forces members deployed on COVID-19 frontlines
OTTAWA - The Exceptional Hazard Allowance has been amended to compensate Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members who are deployed in COVID-19 risk environments. 

Minister of National Defence and Minister of Veterans Affairs Canada mark National Indigenous Peoples Day 
OTTAWA (June 21, 2020) - The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Lawrence A. MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement today in recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day.

Pembroke Petawawa District Community Foundation Awards ECSF Grants 
On June 8, the Pembroke Petawawa District Community Foundation (PPDCF) awarded $36,000 in grants to three local charities to address food insecurity, mental health and general operating expenses.

Black bears appear at Garrison Petawawa - put attractants away
GARRISON PETAWAWA - Black Bears will be active this month at Garrison Petawawa as they have now emerged from their dens and are undoubtedly looking for food. Employees, residents, and visitors to Garrison Petawawa are reminded to take the necessary steps to avoid attracting bears.

And the Winner Is…
The Energy Efficiency at Home and at Work campaign committee announced the winner of their contest - Eryka Parish sent in the correct answer to the question on the Energy Performance Contract currently being completed at Garrison Petawawa.

PMFRC seeking community recommendations for programs, services
The Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) is looking for recommendations from the public to accomplish their mission of helping the military community.

Lleyton Maday earns top spot in the
Canadian Armed Forces Newspapers Youth Reporter Competition
Congratulations to Lleyton Maday from Morinville, Alberta for winning first place in the Youth Reporter Competition!

Petawawa Pantry recieves donation from Pembroke Masonic Lodge
The Petawawa Pantry Food Bank received a very generous donation from the Pembroke Masonic Lodge Branch #128. 

Petawawa proud of residents for response to COVID-19 pandemic
The Town of Petawawa recognized the efforts made by the community at large to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

June 11, 2020

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3 RCR: Op IMPACT Roto 3 Theatre Mission Specific Training
The need for challenging and realistic pre-deployment training is fundamental for any soldier, sailor, or aviator deploying overseas.

Claims period now open for CAF-DND sexual misconduct class action settlement
Individuals affected by sexual misconduct in the military workplace may now submit a claim for financial compensation and to participate in a restorative engagement program.

Caution advised along Garrison Petawawa beaches
GARRISON PETAWAWA - Ottawa River boaters are reminded of the possibility of encountering an Unexploded Explosive Ordnance (UXO) along the Ottawa River beaches.

DND seeking innovative thinkers for solutions to COVID-19 challenges
OTTAWA - As part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to refocus existing innovation programs to support the fight against the spread of COVID-19, the Department of National Defence announced the first of a series of calls for innovations aimed at addressing some of the key challenges Canada is facing.

Childcare concerns addressed by PMFRC
Childcare has been an ongoing concern for military families with children even before Covid-19 regulations were put in place.

4 CDSG Petawawa Fire Department: SPRING INTO FIRE SAFETY!
The snow has melted, the trees are budding and the robins are back from their winter vacation.

Vegetable Gardening 101
The sounds and signs of spring are everywhere and it is a perfect time to start planning your vegetable garden. Gardens can range from large plots of land to small containers you can have on your deck. In Garrison Petawawa there are two community garden locations that have both your typical garden bed as well as raised garden beds. The Garrison Petawawa community gardens are located on Wolfe Avenue and Pegasus Street.

Beyond Nutrition celebrating 20 years in business
Remy Schmitt, owner of Beyond Nutrition, has always had a passion for helping people reach their health goals.

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