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March 31, 2021

The Pembroke Regional Hospital Is Sharing COVID-Friendly Guidelines For Patient Gift Giving This Easter And Announces Regional Change To Visitor Policy
PEMBROKE – In alignment with guidance from the Renfrew County and District Health Unit, the Pembroke Regional Hospital is doing all that it can to help ensure that families and loved ones can remain connected with those in hospital this Easter.   

March 30, 2021

Toronto – Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is asking the public to exercise caution around waterways during the Easter Long Weekend. Water flows can become dangerous quickly, particularly during spring rainfall. OPG also reminds the public that the COVID-19 virus continues to affect Ontario residents. Please continue to follow public health guidelines this long weekend.

March 25, 2021

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Successful conclusion of National Defence Workplace Charitable Campaign
GARRISON PETAWAWA - Colonel (Col) John Vass, Commander 4th Canadian Division Support Group (4 CDSG) and Col Eric Landry, Commander 2nd Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG), presented a cheque to the United Way East Ontario (UWEO) on behalf of Garrison Petawawa on March 9 as part of the garrison’s contributions to the National Defence Workplace Charitable Campaign (NDWCC).

Op UNIFIER Military Police Training Group OC reflects on challenges, successes
The Military Police Training Group (MPTG) is embedded with Military Law and Order Service (MLOS) staff at the 25th Military Police Training Centre (25 MPTC) in Ukraine, as part of Operation UNIFIER.

Got a creative idea to promote COVID-19 vaccines in your community? 
OTTAWA - Getting a vaccine is one of the best ways to protect against COVID-19 and other serious infectious diseases.

Mckie Pools and Spas offering free rides to local COVID-19 vaccine clinics
COVID-19 vaccinations for certain members of the population began at the Pembroke Memorial Centre (PMC) on March 12.

Jason Godin’s Fight: community outpouring of
donations, support for local man battling brain cancer
Despite fighting glioblastoma brain cancer, volunteer firefighter and Commissionaire Barrack Warden at Garrison Petawawa Jason Godin’s focus is on his family.

A message from the Fire Prevention Branch:
Keep fire safety in mind during flooding situations
Flooding is a significant natural hazard in Ontario that can happen at any time. Heavy rains, rapid snowmelt, spring break-up and ice jams, wind-related storm surges across large lakes or the failure of dams can all cause floods.

Renfrew County to receive improved cellular connectivity
PEMBROKE - Warden of the County of Renfrew and Chair of the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus Debbie Robinson was joined by MP Cheryl Gallant and MPP John Yakabuski last week to celebrate the announcement by the Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) of a $300 million investment that will improve both the reach and quality of cellular services throughout the region.

Ontario makes historic investment in Long-Term Care
RENFREW COUNTY - The Ontario government is making a historic investment in 80 new long-term care projects - including two located locally in Arnprior and Deep River, leading to 118 new and ten upgraded long-term care spaces. These spaces are part of the government’s delivery of 30,000 much-needed long-term care spaces over ten years.

First Ever Ottawa Valley Virtual Vendor Market aims to help local businesses
PETAWAWA - The first ever Ottawa Valley Virtual Market (OVVM) is taking place on Sunday, March 28 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Four-year-old’s baking efforts raise more than $750 for local Ontario SPCA
Four-year-old William Siegel loves animals. But unlike most his age, the youngster has turned that love into action, raising $759.60 for the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) Renfrew County Animal Centre during their National Cupcake Day Fundraiser.

Virtual mental health and addiction walk-in
counselling clinic launched in Renfrew County
PEMBROKE – Renfrew County residents often face a long wait time when they need to access mental health and addiction counselling. In response, the Renfrew County Collaborative E-Walk-In Counselling Clinic (WICC) has launched to provide children, youth, adults, and families with free, same-day access to single-session therapy by video or phone.

$1,232 donation for animals in need
Hyska’s Your Independent Grocer made a donation worth $1,232 to the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Ontario SPCA) Renfrew County Animal Centre.

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

March 11, 2021

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Commendations presented for navigation and leadership
skills during COVID-19 Pandemic
GARRISON PETAWAWA - The real test of leadership does not occur when everything is smooth sailing; leadership is oftentimes tested during a crisis.

450 THS members return from Ex ARCTIC WARRIOR 21 in Alaska
About 40 members of 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (450 THS) had to confront temperatures as low as -54 C during Exercise ARCTIC WARRIOR 21 while they honed their abilities to manoeuvre in a northern environment.

2 RCHA Captain takes on role of Gender Advisor on Operation UNIFIER
This deployment is a unique experience in many ways. First of all, I am not only the GENAD for Op UNIFIER, I am also at the NATO Liaison Office (NLO) in Ukraine as their Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Advisor. One of the main roles of the WPS agenda, is to support women’s representation and participation in all levels of peace processes and security efforts.

A Message from the Garrison Petawawa Fire Prevention Branch: Fire Extinguishers
In most cases, the best thing to do in a home fire is to get everyone out of the home immediately and call the fire department from outside.

Walking Them Home: A Soldier’s Journey in Postwar Rwanda
The horrors of the war in Rwanda have forever coloured the lives of the Canadian Armed Forces members tasked with safely returning the refugees of the Interahamwe genocide home.

Virtual CNOY raises more than $70,000 for The Grind
Homelessness and hunger in Renfrew County does not look the same as it does in the big cities, but it is equally as devastating.

News from the Petawawa Catholic Women’s League
Although the Petawawa Catholic Women’s League is not having monthly meetings due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are still somewhat active and hoping to soon organize some Zoom meetings. Hopefully, our CWL Executive is soon going to attempt a Zoom Meeting to review and approve our 2021 Budget.

Phoenix Centre searching for new logo through an open competition
PEMBROKE - In 1985, an organization called Renfrew County Youth Services decided it would like to find a new name which better represented the work it did in relationship to child, youth and family mental health. After exploring a number of options, The Board of Directors selected The Phoenix Centre for Children and Families to become the new name.

Time to Change your Clocks and the Batteries in all
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
Clocks will spring forward one hour at 2am on March 14 and the Garrison Petawawa Fire Department is recommending residents install new batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when they change their clocks.

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