News Archives

September 28, 2020

Marianhill Visitor Policy to Include Proof of COVID-19 Testing
Marianhill, Pembroke’s most established long-term care facility, recently reopened its doors to visitors, so that residents could once again connect to family and friends.

Warden's Community Service Awards Now Accepting Nominations
PEMBROKE ON: The annual County of Renfrew Warden’s Community Service Awards are a meaningful way to recognize and thank an Individual, a Not-for-profit business, and For-profit Business.

September 24, 2020

Security Never Takes A Break – Vigilance!
So when it comes to security, vigilance is key. Following guidelines and best practices is an absolute must if we want to prevent security incidents or hacks to our systems. Letting your security guard down, even for a moment, can have serious consequences. The Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) assets, devices, network and information can be compromised and this includes the personal safety and privacy of our military and civilian members.

September 17, 2020

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Fall 4 CDSG Command Team Update
With fall fast upon us and the school year starting, we thought it was a good time for an information update. Since our last communication we are happy to report that we have had the opportunity to visit some of our team across the 4th Canadian Division Support Group.

Black bears are on a constant search for food
GARRISON PETAWAWA - Fall is a time when black bears are ramping up efforts to find food and gain the weight needed to survive their fast approaching winter hibernation. In the fall, bears need to eat around 20,000 calories a day! While they usually turn to tree nuts as their main food source at this time of year, attractants such as garbage, BBQ’s, and bird feeders can draw bears into our community for an easy meal. Petawawa is located in bear country and bears will take advantage of human food sources if they are available.

Canada Army Run 2020 routes available at Garrison Petawawa
The annual Canada Army Run saw significant changes this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of cancelling the run, which is presented by BMO Bank of Montreal and touted as one of the most inspiring events in the country, race organizers decided to instead turn the Army Run into a virtual event. Participants were invited to run the various race routes close to home instead of coming together in Ottawa, signing up for the event at and registering for the distance of their choice.

PMFRC Board looking for new members
For those wanting to make a difference in the local community, the Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) Board of Directors is looking for new members.

IRON WARRIOR 2020 a success despite COVID-19 restrictions
Instead of postponing this year’s 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) IRON WARRIOR, it was altered to minimize the risk of COVID-19 for participants.

CANOE4COVID team raises $76,509.18 for Food Banks Canada
Six friends did what few people are willing to do to raise money for COVID-19 relief: paddle 2,000 km over 60 days.

Volunteer shares benefits of helping Ontario SPCA animals
Persistence and perseverance is the key to Lea Thompson’s volunteering success.

Rotary donates to Petawawa Pantry
Recently the Rotary Club of Petawawa donated $7,500 to Petawawa Pantry to help with their mission during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Smile Cookies for PMFRC, goal of raising $10,000
This year’s Tim Hortons annual Smile Cookie campaign has a big goal of raising $10,000 in Petawawa, to be collected between the restaurant in town and the location at Garrison Petawawa.

September 3, 2020

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2 CMBG welcomes new Brigade Commander Colonel Eric Landry
In his final address as 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) Commander, Colonel Jason Adair reflected on the 5,000 Canadian military members who landed at Dieppe 78 years ago. He compared the Canadians who fought there “valiantly, against all odds,” to those he had the honour of commanding for the past two years.

‘Quilts of Valour’ offer comfort to injured CAF members, veterans
Quilts of Valour - Canada (QOVC) has made it a goal to comfort as many injured Canadian Armed Forces members as possible by giving them handmade quilts.

CWO Durnford joins MPs for Ride-Along
On August 28, 2 Military Police Petawawa was privileged to have 4th Canadian Division Support Group Formation Sergeant Major Chief Warrant Officer Jack Durnford attend the detachment for a Ride-Along. CWO Durford observed a variety of MP operational activities and engaged with patrol members in a broad spectrum of positive information sharing discussions.

450 THS FTTF Graduates AVS 2001
450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron welcomed five newly qualified avionics technicians to its maintenance family on July 31st 2020.

4 CDSG CO, FSM attend firefighter training
4th Canadian Division Support Group (4 CDSG) Commander Colonel (Col) John Vass, 4 CDSG Formation Sergeant Major Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) Jack Durnford and 4 CDSG Commander’s Personal Assistant Lieutenant Aniqa Khan were introduced to structural firefighting at the Garrison Petawawa smoke tower on August 26 to gain a better understanding of what is involved with one aspect of firefighting.

Petawawa Legion Branch 517 presents 50 year medal and pin
Thursday August 13, 2020 saw the presentation of the 50 year medal and pin to Comrade Phil Doucette.

OVWRC Fall Large Item Collection this month
LAURENTIAN VALLEY – Collection of large household goods will be happening soon for residents in the Town of Petawawa, City of Pembroke and Township of Laurentian Valley. Acceptable items must not be placed curbside earlier than Sunday, September 13.

Bulk Item pickup is the week of 13 TO 18 September 2020. Do not place bulk items out before 13 September 2020.

Town of Petawawa welcomes Peak Hot Yoga to business community
PETAWAWA - The Town of Petawawa officially welcomed Peak Hot Yoga to its business community on August 12.

Pumpkin Folks return to town for annual Petawawa Ramble
In just a few weeks, the town will play host to some strange orange visitors during its second annual Petawawa Ramble Festival.

Petawawa residents advocating for bylaw amendment to allow backyard chickens
Backyard chicken advocates Laura Hanek and Jordan Rabishaw approached the Town of Petawawa with the hopes of convincing them to expand their bylaws regarding poultry.

OVH youth baseball back in play
With baseball now permitted, the Ottawa Valley Highlanders (OVH) have hit the field, ready to take on their competition.

September is Suicide Prevention Month
September is World Suicide Prevention Month. During the month of September, people in over 50 countries connect to promote understanding about suicide and highlight effective prevention activities.

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