January 28, 2021
COVID-19 Pandemic Update from 4 CDSG Commander and 2 CMBG Commander
Please allow us to welcome everyone into 2021 and share with you and your families an update on the current COVID-19 environment in our region as well as some recent developments.
Garrison Petawawa CAF Stay at Home Order
GARRISON PETAWAWA - In order to ensure that Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members of Garrison Petawawa comply with the recent Ontario Stay at Home Order https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/59922/ontario-declares-second-provincial-emergency-to-address-covid-19-crisis-and-save-lives issued on 12 January 2021, the Garrison will respect the following measures:
New Chief of the Defence Staff appointed
OTTAWA - Admiral (Adm) Art McDonald was appointed Canada’s new Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) during a change of command ceremony held virtually in Ottawa on January 14.
Sexual Misconduct Response Centre, Women’s Sexual
Assault Centre partner to offer Rapid Access Program
The Sexual Misconduct Response Centre (SMRC) and the Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County (WSAC) have teamed up to provide safe, confidential support services to the military community.
Paw it Forward Howliday Auction raises $10K, supports local businesses
The Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) Renfrew County Animal Centre raised more than $10,000 through its Paw it Forward Howliday Auction.
January 27, 2021
RCDHU COVID-19 Vaccine Roll Out -
Long Term Care Residents to Receive Vaccinations First
Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) is working with Long Term Care Homes to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to residents during the next two weeks. RCDHU staff in collaboration with partners have completed the first on-site clinic at Valley Manor Long-Term Care Home in Barry’s Bay. This is in accordance with the January 25 provincial government announcement that each long-term care, high-risk retirement home and First Nations elder care home residents in the province would receive first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine by February 5, 2021.
January 26, 2021
An important message to those living in quarters at
Garrison Petawawa regarding food deliveries
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and with respect to the current provincial-wide stay-at-home order, Garrison Petawawa has in place regulations for those living in quarters receiving food deliveries.
January 22, 2021
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.
January 18, 2021
Sweet news from the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society:
National Cupcake Day™ goes virtual
Pembroke, ON (Jan. 18, 2021) – Cupcakes aren’t cancelled, but National Cupcake Day™ will look different this year as the nation-wide fundraiser goes virtual in support of the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society, as well as participating SPCAs, humane societies and rescue groups across Canada.
January 14, 2021
2 Field Ambulance Medical Technician first CAF member to receive COVID-19 vaccine
On Jan. 7, Private Connor Doucette of 2 Field Ambulance at Garrison Petawawa was the first Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) member to receive a COVID-19 vaccine from the Canadian Forces health care system as a result of his Priority 1 designation due to his occupation as a Medical Technician.
PSP offering virtual mental health awareness initiatives for Bell Let’s Talk Day
Every action counts for those dealing with mental illness, and many of those actions simply include talking and sharing what’s going on.
City of Pembroke creates Diversity Advisory Committee
PEMBROKE - The City of Pembroke is seeking applications from residents to join the Diversity Advisory Committee. Applications can be found on the City’s website and in-person at City Hall.
Laurentian Valley welcomes The BOP Shop
After almost 12 years in the wine making industry, I ventured out on my own to begin a family business that I hope to see flourish and grow as well as the first establishment I started with.
January 11, 2021
Ontario SPCA Renfrew County Animal Centre will go to the dogs after renovations
Pembroke, ON (January 11, 2021) – The Ontario SPCA Renfrew County Animal Centre is excited to announce that it is undergoing renovations to create a space specifically for dogs, allowing the centre to expand its services in the community.