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July 29, 2021

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Exemplary community contributions recognized with
highest honour for volunteer service
With about 60 years of volunteer time between them, Kyle Taylor and Deborah Auchinleck were awarded the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers (SMV) for their dedication to the Petawawa Goju Karate Club.

Members of 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron rescue a pilot
following a plane crash north of Petawawa
TRENTON - The crews of a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CH-146 Griffon helicopter and CC-130H Hercules aircraft from 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron rescued a pilot, following a plane crash near Petawawa July 25.

Garrison Petawawa beaches temporarily prohibited for public use
GARRISON PETAWAWA - The public is advised that all shoreline beaches along the Ottawa River, including Wegner Point, Antler Point, Gust Point and Kiska Beach on the Operational side of Garrison Petawawa are currently prohibited for public use.

Drive-In Concert at Riverside Park Aug. 7
PEMBROKE - The City of Pembroke is pleased to announce a free drive-in concert August 7 from 1-4 p.m. at Riverside Park. The Ottawa Valley’s own Rivertown Saints will be performing along with Lemon Cash as the opener.

Species at Risk: Send Us Your Sightings!
The Department of National Defence, like all other federal agencies, has an obligation to abide by federal laws pertaining to the protection of species at risk and other wildlife. The Environment Services (Env Svcs) unit at Garrison Petawawa conducts wildlife surveys and species at risk assessments to ensure that protected species are protected, but they can only obtain so much information themselves. The truth is that everyone can help in the search for species at risk at Garrison Petawawa.

A message from the Garrison Fire Prevention Branch: Fire Warden Needed
Garrison Petawawa Fire Department is looking for keen individuals to be Fire Warden.

Walk For The Wounded 2.0 looking for sponsors, participants
The Walk For The Wounded 2.0 presented by Arrowhead Coffee Company is looking to unify people in the same goal: helping veterans and First Responders.

Commemorating Emancipation Day
On March 24, 2021, the House of Commons voted unanimously to officially designate August 1 Emancipation Day. It marks the actual day in 1834 that the Slavery Abolition Act came into effect across the British Empire.

Phoenix Centre project enhanced by funds from United Way East Ontario
As mental health concerns and financial inequality become more amplified by the ongoing pandemic, the Phoenix Centre for Children and Families, host of the Champlain Region Virtual Care Project, has come up with a solution to ensure no-one falls through the cracks.

Pembroke’s Madeleine Kelly competing in Olympic Games in Tokyo
Coureurs de Bois alumna Madeleine Kelly is competing in the 2021 Olympics and will hit the Tokyo Olympic Stadium track on July 29 for round one.

Petawawa: the place to explore
Barring a few very specific things, everything one could ever need can be found in Petawawa, said Christine Mitchell, the Town of Petawawa’s Economic Development Officer.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Oh my, here we are at the end of July already. I am here once again with just a bit of News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club. Yes I am still a volunteer member and I would love to have you come and join me and the other members of our GREAT Club. Why not give me a call at 613-687-8463 or call John at 613-717-5674? Or if you know one of our Greater Petawawa Civitan Club members just talk to them, they will be happy to get all the information about our club for you.

July 15, 2021

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Ministers mark 10th anniversary of the end of Canada’s combat mission in Afghanistan
OTTAWA - An important chapter of the largest deployment of Canadian military personnel since World War II came to an end ten years ago this month.

CAF personnel help combat wildfires in BC
Canadian Armed Forces assets were made available to provide airlift support to transport personnel, supplies, and equipment into and out of areas affected by fires in British Columbia (BC), and to support an evacuation in an emergency situation if required.

Seeking the families of Canadian Army soldiers missing in Korea
OTTAWA - The Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the families of 16 Canadian Army soldiers who went missing during the Korean war in the 1950s.

National Drowning Prevention Week - July 19-24, 2021
Despite a downward trend, drowning is still the third leading cause of death in Canada. Drowning is preventable! Join Lifesaving Society Canada and Personnel Support Programs (PSP) in bringing awareness to the drowning problem during national drowning prevention week from July 18–24, 2021.

A message from the Garrison Fire Prevention Branch
Important fire safety tips during power outages
To reduce fire risk during a power outage, the Office of the Fire Marshal offers the following safety tips:

Defence Minister’s statement on the 105th anniversary of the establishment
of the No. 2 Construction Battalion
OTTAWA - The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement on July 5 in recognition of the 105th anniversary of the establishment of the No. 2 Construction Battalion:

National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrated locally online
Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day is a vital step in honouring the contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis people to Canadian history.

Petawawa’s Ruby Pilatzke receives prestigious Terry Fox Humanitarian Award
Petawawa teen Ruby Pilatzke is one of 16 students to receive the prestigious Terry Fox Humanitarian Award for her work with juvenile diabetes. There were over 700 applicants.

Are You A Mosquito Magnet?
Have you ever felt targeted by mosquitos when everyone else around you is hardly being bothered? There are a few explanations for why mosquitos are targeting you and not your friends.

Relay for Life raises $3.5 million in Canada
The 2021 Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) Relay for Life raised about $3.5 million through their nationwide virtual event, with $999 raised directly in Renfrew County.

Virtual celebrations for Valour’s Class of 2021
For the second year, the graduating class of Valour JK-12 School wasn’t able to walk across the stage to receive high school diplomas.

29th anniversary Madawaska Valley Studio Tour July 16-18, Oct. 1-3
The members of the Madawaska Valley Studio Tour invite you on a journey to visit our creative spaces, explore the region and catch a glimpse into the everyday working life of a variety of artists, craftspeople and makers.

Catholic Women’s League news
The Petawawa Catholic Womens League is thinking about and remembering the CWL Members and their families

July 8, 2021

The One with the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Trivia (Online Fundraiser)
The City of Pembroke is happy to announce their upcoming F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Trivia Virtual Fundraiser on July 16th at 7:00 p.m.

Royal Canadian Air Force Foundation to Support Canada's Future
Leaders with Unique Scholarship Program
Twenty $1000 scholarships available for students' study in S.T.E.M. or flight

July 1, 2021

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Op LASER: CAF supports COVID-19 relief efforts in Kashechewan First Nation
As part of Operation LASER, Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel including members of 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (1 RCR), were deployed to Kashechewan First Nation in June to help the community during a COVID-19 outbreak.

A hair-razing experience: fundraiser brings in $1,873 for Cdn Cancer Society
Corporal (Cpl) Allie Whalen loved her long hair but was willing to sacrifice it all to raise $1,873 for the Canadian Cancer Society.

‘Commanders’ Wellness Challenge - Commit to get Fit’ week three winners
Congratulations to Captain Josh Pike, 2 MP Det Reg and Cpl Emily Albert, 1 Dent Unit.Capt Pike was randomly selected as the overall winner for week three of the Commanders’ Wellness Challenge - Commit to get Fit, and won a $100 gift card donated by CANEX. One of the habits Josh is building into his daily routine is reframing.

Dear CCMS: Talk the Talk
I don’t feel comfortable talking with my colleagues. They are constantly criticizing leadership and bickering with each other. I think my workplace is toxic and I don’t know what to do about it.

Capacity Building at the Logistics Commission, Ramallah
As the only permanent Training Development Officer (TDO) within the United States Security Coordinator (USSC), I have been assigned the unique responsibility of assisting the Palestinian Authority Security Forces (PASF) in the development/expansion of their training system. The USSC approach to supporting PASF training has evolved from providing tactical-level training to focusing more on capacity building and sustainability such that the PASF could eventually develop training programs independently that are pedagogically sound and built upon a clearly defined training requirement. Such is the work currently underway at the Logistics Commission (LC) in Ramallah.

A Message from the Fire Prevention Branch: Barbecue grills
Propane, charcoal, and wood pellet barbecue grills must only be used outdoors. Indoor use can kill occupants by causing a fire or carbon monoxide poisoning

SPCA centre manager completes 236.5 km triathlon for ‘Sweat for Pets’
Marianne Carlyle, Manager of the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) Leeds and Grenville Animal Centre in Brockville, completed a 236.5 km triathlon on June 24.

Orange ribbons on Petawawa River Bridge honour residential school children
Sisters Carole Kohoko and Dale Benoit-Zohr have added the Petawawa River Bridge to a growing list of landmarks they have adorned with orange ribbons to honour residential school children - the survivors and those who did not come home.

Doggy Paddle fundraising event August 21
PETAWAWA - A new “hyper-local” paddling event, the Doggy Paddle, is taking place in Petawawa at Petawawa Point Beach on August 21. The event is a fundraiser in support of the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) Renfrew County Animal Centre.

New Library CEO looking forward to return of in-person visits
The new CEO of the Petawawa Public Library, Lisa Worobec, is excited for the day people can walk through the library doors again.

Resolution 11 upheld, Pride Flag won’t be raised at Petawawa municipal offices
The Town of Petawawa will not fly the Pride Flag this year despite the majority of council voting to change a 23-year old policy.

OVTA launches ‘A Valley Day’ short documentary project
PEMBROKE – The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA), in collaboration with Lotus City Media, is creating a short documentary film called A Valley Day and they want residents, visitors and local businesses to be part of it.

PRH Foundation’s Spring Lotto for Healthcare draw winner
Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation (PRHF) announced the winner of its first Spring Lotto for Healthcare. Leo Dunphy was chosen June 23 on Facebook Live to take home a top-of-the-line Pontoon Boat. Not only did the winner’s boat come with all the bells and whistles - literally in the latter case - but it also included extras like a boat licence, a safety kit and the trailer’s plate.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Well here I am once again with just a bit of news from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club.

Petawawa Horticultural Society’s annual Plant Sale a success
The Petawawa Horticultural Society hosted its annual Spring Plant Sale on June 12. Its bountiful booth of greenery was set up in front of Looking Glass Toys and Games, an ideal location for attracting plant-lovers and pedestrian traffic alike.

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