News Archives

April 26, 2022

Art-E-Motive Repairs to hold Grand Reopening May 6th
Petawawa, ON – John (Arty) and Linda Arsenault are hosting a community BBQ on May 6th at 5:00 pm to celebrate the opening of their new Art-E-Motive Repair location at 2669 Petawawa Blvd. Arty and the team are thrilled to be back serving the residents of Petawawa for their automotive needs.


April 22, 2022

Community consultations to support the inquest into
the murders of Carol Culleton, Anastasia Kuzyk and Nathalie Warmerdam
Community consultations in advance of the June inquest into the deaths of Carol Culleton, Anastasia Kuzyk and Nathalie Warmerdam are underway. The goal of these consultations is to ensure that community voices be heard.


April 21, 2022

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Petawawa athlete competing with Team Canada at Invictus Games
Petawawa resident and retired (Ret’d) Master Corporal (MCpl) Natalie Lela Madeline Pye-Keenan is competing in swimming, rowing sprint and wheelchair basketball for Team Canada at the 2022 Invictus Games.

Petawawa to celebrate 25th anniversary of amalgamation
A 25-year-old time capsule is still hidden somewhere in Petawawa, waiting to unveil its treasures.

Gov’t reaffirms commitment to apologize to No. 2 Construction Battalion
The Government of Canada has recommitted to making an apology to the No. 2 Construction Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), said Minister of National Defence Anita Anand.

CNL donates $10,000 to Festival Hall for seat renovation project
Festival Hall Centre for the Performing Arts will soon go through a huge renovation, with most of the work centred around its seats.

Garrison Petawawa Community Gardens
Residents of Garrison Petawawa Residential Housing Units (RHUs) are invited to reserve a plot or two in one of the community gardens offered by Garrison Petawawa Environmental Services. Plots and surrounding space must be maintained and weeded by the individual signing up for the plot.

UOV OPP raise nearly $3,300 for refugee family relocation
The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) committee of the Upper Ottawa Valley (UOV) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) recently hosted a chili luncheon and silent auction fundraiser on March 31 to assist efforts to relocate the Jokhadar family from the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan to Petawawa.

Pembroke Community Expo coming to PMC May 13-14
The first annual Pembroke Community Expo will bring together local businesses and organizations to feature workshops, information sessions, entertainment and food for a weekend of family fun..

Post Office expansion
The Canada Post office in Petawawa will be growing with a proposed 197 m2 addition to the existing building.

Partnership provides food, personal care products to those in need
Over the course of the pandemic, The Petawawa Pantry Food Bank and Mental Health Services of Renfrew County have teamed up to ensure that clients in crisis throughout the region have basic necessities such as food and personal care products.

Volunteers sought for socially connected physical activity studies
A team from the University of British Columbia (UBC) is looking to evaluate the use of a socially connected physical activity program for military veterans and currently serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Indian Diamond Park to be renamed Mohns Memorial Park
The Indian Diamond Park will be renamed to honour the legacy of the Mohns family in Petawawa.

Heroes Run for Healthcare May 14
PEMBROKE - The Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation’s (PRHF) newest annual fundraising event is the Heroes Run for Healthcare.

Festubert Blvd closure and detour information
Beginning 19 Apr 22, the ‘s-curve’ on Festubert Boulevard, at the entrance to the non-operational side of Garrison Petawawa, will be closed to traffic while the road is being resurfaced. Construction crews will also recommence work further along Festubert Boulevard, completing work on resurfacing and reclamation that began in the summer of 2021.

News from the Catholic Women’s League
Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Women’s League recently held their monthly general meeting. The Opening prayer was the League prayer followed by a prayer for  Healing.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Well hello everyone, I have news from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club.


April 13, 2022

PRH Foundation Announces New Annual Community
Fundraising Event, Heroes Run for Healthcare!
PEMBROKE - The Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation’s (PRHF) newest annual fundraising event is the Heroes Run for Healthcare.

UOVCC: Women reaching goals and breaking the bias
The Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce (UOVCC) did its part to #BreakTheBias by celebrating the women who do so every day.


April 7, 2022

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Briefing provides overview of CAF approach to diversity, inclusion, and culture change
Positive changes are sweeping throughout the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).

CANEX, Grn Petawawa celebrate accomplishments of retiring CANEX General Manager Gerald Doner
After more than 21 years in the position, CANEX General Manager Gerald Doner retired on Friday, March 25. On March 23, family, friends, staff, colleagues and co-workers gathered at the CANEX Supermart, both in-person and via Teams, to say their goodbyes and pay tribute his accomplishments.

Task Force Bear thrives in Louisiana
In late January through early March 2022, Task Force Bear (TF Bear) – comprised of approximately 500 soldiers and 200 vehicles of the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment (3 RCR), and members from the Regular and Reserve Forces from across 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group and Ontario – traveled to Fort Polk, Louisiana for readiness validation training at the US Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC).

Garrison Petawawa PSP welcomes new Health Promotion Manager
Garrison Petawawa Personnel Support Programs (PSP) welcomed Juannittah Kamera as its newest Manager of Health Promotion.

Royal Canadian Air Force to conduct helicopter flight training around Petawawa and Pembroke
OTTAWA - Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CH-146 Griffon and CH-147F Chinook helicopters will conduct training flights around the Petawawa and Pembroke area until April 14, 2022.

Garrison Petawawa Military Police remind you to Lock it or Lose it
Garrison Petawawa Military Police would like to remind members of the Defence Team to “Lock it or Lose it” after receiving multiple calls of thefts from vehicles.

Germania Club ‘Soup and Support’ event for Ukraine raises more than $13,000
Long before the doors of the Germania Club Hall in Pembroke opened, a long line of people waited patiently for the start of the Soup and Support for Ukraine fundraiser.

The Month of Ramadan
Muslim CAF/ DND personnel will be observing the Holy month of Ramadan (The Month of Fasting) starting the first day of fasting on April 2, and followed by celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr (End of Fast Festival) on May 2, 2022. Dates may vary because of the Islamic lunar calendar.

Petawawa resident Jeannine Mohns celebrates 100th birthday
Jeannine Mohns celebrated her 100th birthday on March 13. Petawawa Councillor Theresa Sabourin presented her with a certificate on behalf of the Town of Petawawa council honouring this remarkable milestone at a family gathering at the Silver Threads Seniors Club on March 12.

The complexity of modern military operations in the information environment
"It's denaturalizing to see the multitudes of possibilities included within the same conflict!" expressed Captain Alexandre Boffin during the final departure greetings.

New guide helps ensure Veterans receive the best health care possible
Family doctors can now access the Best Advice guide: Caring for Veterans released by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), in collaboration with Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC).

Drivers needed for CCS Wheels of Hope
The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is in desperate need of volunteers for its Wheels of Hope transportation program.

UOVHSAA High School Nordic Skate Ski Championships and Les Coureurs de Bois Elementary School Nordic Ski Invitational
On Wednesday, March 2nd, nordic skiers from Renfrew County schools travelled to the PAXC Forest Lea Trails to participate in the 2022 UOVHSAA Nordic Ski Championships for high school skiers and the Coureurs de Bois Invitational Nordic Ski Races for elementary school skiers.

Water and Dirt Fest receives $15K donation from Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
The first-ever Water and Dirt Festival, presented by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), is staying true to its name.

WSAC, EVA Renfrew County to hold community consultations ahead of June inquest
Renfrew County Women’s Sexual Assault Centre (WSAC) and End Violence Against Women (EVA) Renfrew County will host community engagement events in the lead-up to the June inquest into the deaths of Carol Culleton, Anastasia Kuzyk and Nathalie Warmerdam.

Spring into Fire Safety
The snow has melted, the trees are budding and the robins are back from their winter vacation. Up and down the street, your neighbours will soon be starting their spring cleanup. They may not realize it, but they’re disposing of more than unnecessary storage and garbage, they’re getting rid of many potential fire hazards.

News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan Club
Well here I am once again with just bit of news from The Greater Petawawa Civitan Club. The Greater Petawawa Civitan Club wants to let everyone know that we are back full force. The last two years have been hard for our club to raise money and I am sad to say we have lost a few of our Bingo players, some to Covid and others just to old age, as they say. They will all be missed, most were friends, too.


April 1, 2022

After two years of Covid cancellations, Maple Weekend is back April 2 and 3, 2022
The Ontario Maple Syrup Producers’ Association is excited to announce that after two years of cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the province will once again be showcasing a new crop of maple syrup during the annual Maple Weekend, April 2 to 3, 2022. This year’s event will be a welcome opportunity to get out to a sugarbush and see how maple syrup is produced from tree to table.


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