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February 25, 2021

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Explore ‘Good for You’ food choices during March is Nutrition Month
Garrison Petawawa is encouraging people to examine their eating habits and make healthier choices.

Black History Month - We Serve
As we go through February and Black History Month (BHM) 2021, I cannot help but to reflect on the events of the previous year and the ongoing pandemic that is claiming the lives of thousands of Canadians across our country and millions of people across the world. The previous year brought into sharp focus our need as a society to unite in order to overcome adversity and further validated the axiom of “united we stand and divided we fall”.

Black History Month - The Tale of Two Chaplains
As a chaplain in the Canadian Armed Forces, I am acutely aware of those brave men who mounted a formidable argument for Blacks to participate in the First World War. This was no easy undertaking; however, one man was certainly up for the task.

Black History Month - CAF Aerospace Control Operator
My name is Bernard Asare. I was born and grew up in Ghana, West Africa. I moved to Canada in 2005 when I was 17 years old. After completing high school in Brampton, ON, I went to Laurentian University in Sudbury, ON.

PMFRC Deployment Services continue to support families during pandemic
Whether your loved one is getting ready to deploy, has already deployed or has recently returned, the Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) is there to support you.

Ministers of National Defence and Veterans Affairs
mark progress on transition initiative
OTTAWA - On Feb. 17, Transition Centre Petawawa began the trial of an initiative to assist members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and their families with transition to civilian life following service to Canada. The initiative was developed at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Borden, and is now being expanded to other locations.

A Message from the Fire Prevention Branch: wood burning and pellet stoves
Have a qualified professional install stoves, chimney connectors, and chimneys following  the manufacturer’s instructions.

Pembroke Petawawa District Community Fdn
annual grant application process now open
PEMBROKE - The Pembroke Petawawa District Community Foundation (PPDCF) has launched its annual granting process. Eligible registered charitable applicants are invited to submit letters of intent by Feb. 28, with full applications due by Mar. 16, 2021.

Government changes COVID-19 School and Child Care Screening Tool
PEMBROKE - Effective immediately, guidelines for the COVID-19 School and Child Care Screening Tool have changed across the province in accordance with provincial guidelines. The Ontario Government is adopting a more rigorous and cautious approach to the provincial screening criteria. This update to the COVID-19 School and Child Care Screening Tool has been made in light of the emergence of COVID-19 variants.

February 22, 2021

Today is National Cupcake Day, the sweetest day of the year for animals in need
Pembroke, ON (Feb. 22, 2021) – Today is National Cupcake Day™ and your mission is as simple as it is delicious – eat a cupcake and make a donation to the Ontario SPCA Renfrew County Animal Centre.

February 11, 2021

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February is Black History Month
During Black History Month, Canadians celebrate the many achievements and contributions of Black Canadians who, throughout history, have done so much to make Canada the culturally diverse, compassionate and prosperous nation it is today.

Ministers of Veterans Affairs and National Defence
Commemorate Black History Month
Ottawa – The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement to mark Black History Month in Canada:

Dear CCMS: Canadians observe Black History Month in February
Canada is made up of individuals with diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds who bring a richness of perspectives, experiences, language, traditions, and foods.

A message from the National Defence and
Canadian Armed Forces Ombudsman
It is easy to see the vital role the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) play in keeping Canada safe and secure. Families are a major source of support and strength to CAF personnel and integral to military success. They also face challenges and make sacrifices; it’s not just the member who enrols and serves.

PMFRC Fireside Chat highlights mental health,
Grn Petawawa’s Family Violence Advisory Team
The Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre (PMFRC) understands the unique stressors that Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and their loved ones can experience.

Town of Petawawa council approves 2021 municipal budget
During its Feb. 1 meet­ing, the Town of Petawawa council agreed on an increase of approximately $19.25 per $100,000 home assessment as part of its yearly budget.

4th annual Connect to Care Radiothon
PEMBROKE - On March 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation (PRHF) will be taking over the airwaves as MyFM hosts the 4th annual Con­nect To Care Radiothon.

Pembroke launches Snow Angels initiative
PEMBROKE - The City of Pembroke introduced a new initiative to help match volunteers with residents in their area who require assistance removing snow from their driveways and walkways.

Town welcomes McGuire’s Doughnuts
Out of a mobile truck next to the Petawawa Civic Centre baseball diamonds, Connor and Kristina McGuire and their staff are now serving up fresh, handcrafted doughnuts.

Fire destroys Art-E-Motive Repairs
PETAWAWA - A fire on Jan. 28 destroyed long-standing Petawawa business Art-E-Motive Repairs.

Pembroke council appoints Diversity Advisory Committee members
PEMBROKE - At the Feb. 2 meeting of Pembroke City Council, members of the newly created Diversity Advisory Committee were appointed.

War Amps Key Tag Service celebrates 75 years
The War Amps begins its 2021 key tag mailing to Canadian residents this week with the theme “You Are a Part of What We Do,” marking the 75th anniversary of the Association’s Key Tag Service and paying tribute to the public for helping make it a success.

Ontario invests $25 million to support the ongoing widening of Highway 417/17
RENFREW - John Yakabuski, MPP for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, announced last week that Ontario is moving forward with widening Highway 17 from two lanes to four between Arnprior and Renfrew by investing approximately $25 million in a new interchange at Highway 17 and Calabogie Road.

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