April 22, 2021
Garrison Petawawa opens its first clinic to administer COVID-19 vaccinations
GARRISON PETAWAWA - Garrison Petawawa received its first large shipment of Moderna vaccines on Thursday April 15, making way for the opening of a large scale vaccination clinic at the Silver Dart Arena on Friday April 16 in order to begin the process of vaccinating Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members working on the Garrison.
CANEX Gives Back Volunteer Recognition Program
The National Volunteer Week theme for 2021, The Value of One, The Power of Many, reflects on the awe-inspiring acts of kindness by millions of individuals and the magic that happens when we work together towards a common purpose. We recognize the value of the caring and compassion that each one has shown another, and we recognize the power of people, organizations, and sectors working together.
Outdoor Fire Prevention Message from the Garrison Petawawa Fire Department
GARRISON PETAWAWA - With the onset of warmer weather the Garrison Fire Department would like to remind everyone the importance of fire prevention outdoors.
To Vape to Not to Vape: Follow the Research
Consumers want to know if vaping is a viable technique to quit smoking. These products may reduce health risks for smokers who want additional support while using counselling services or medication. While evidence and regulation policies are still evolving, some suggest using e-cigarettes or vaping is linked to improved rates of success.
Renfrew County VTAC now offers online booking for COVID-19 tests
RENFREW COUNTY - Beginning April 13, when residents need to book a COVID-19 test with the Renfrew County Virtual Triage and Assessment Centre (VTAC), they can skip the wait time on the phone line and access the new online booking system
News from the Greater Petawawa Civitan
Oh boy, both myself and my hubby got our first COVID-19 shot and now we have to wait for the second one. But we still have to stay safe because of our age and with other viruses going around. So please, if you feel sick or not yourself, get checked and stay home.
April 8, 2021
Claims process for CAF-DND sexual misconduct class action settlement well underway
OTTAWA - The individual claims process component of the CAF-DND sexual misconduct class action settlement is well underway. Current and former CAF members, and current and former employees of DND and the SNPF, CF affected by sexual misconduct in the military workplace may submit a confidential claim for financial compensation and to participate in a Restorative Engagement program until the period to file a claim closes on November 24, 2021.
Prescribed burning at Garrison Petawawa range, training area
GARRISON PETAWAWA - The public is advised that prescribed burning operations will be commencing in select areas of the Garrison Petawawa range and training area this spring.
Online doctors, virtual health care available to military families
Some military families go entire postings without having access to a local doctor, finding themselves using the local hospitals or driving to Ottawa for basic medical treatment.
Federal Government planning apology to No. 2 Construction Battalion
OTTAWA - At a virtual event March 28, the Government of Canada confirmed its intent to apologize for the treatment that members of No. 2 Construction Battalion endured before, during, and after their service to Canada during the First World War.
Reducing Cancer Risk - Know Your Limit
Every spring the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) Daffodil Campaign rallies Canadians to support and remember those affected by cancer. With nearly one in two Canadians diagnosed in their lifetime, almost all of us are impacted in some way. Research is an important part of addressing rising cancer rates, yet the impact of prevention cannot be overlooked.
April is Oral Health Month
Has “mask mouth” been getting you down? As our battle against COVID-19, and its regulations rages on, the members of 1 Dental Unit Detachment Petawawa have some fun suggestions to maintain those pearly whites.
Ottawa Valley Cycling and Active Transportation Alliance launches Bike Bank
PEMBROKE - The Ottawa Valley Cycling and Active Transportation Alliance (OVCATA) is launching a unique new service to enable everyone in the Valley who needs a bike to have one.
Innovative ride share pilot project in the works for Renfrew County
PEMBROKE - The County of Renfrew is collaborating with RideShark Corporation from Ottawa, to develop the world’s first Winterized On-Demand Community Transit Network focused on improved mobility solutions for rural areas.