HIGHWAY 17 REOPENS AFTER CLOSURE DUE TO FOREST FIRE
7/21/2018 5:31:32 AM
Highway 17 is open again after smoke from a forest fire forced the road to close last night. The highway was closed down between Mattawa and Petawawa around 9:30 last night after smoke from a fire severely reduced visibility, making the road unsafe for driving.

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TWO NEW FOREST FIRES SPARKED IN ALGONQUIN PARK
7/20/2018 2:37:18 PM
The Ministry of Natural Resources are currently fighting five forest fires around our area, and all are still not under control according to officials.

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SERVISS DOWN FOR ANOTHER TERM
7/20/2018 1:05:29 PM
Gary Serviss wants another four years at the Petawawa council table. Nearing the end of his first term, Serviss says it was a steep learning curve, but he's ready to continue learning and accomplish more.

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ALGONQUIN PARK AND AREA FIRE SITUATION
7/20/2018 1:02:52 PM
The Ministry of Natural Resources are currently fighting five forest fires around our area, and all are still not under control according to officials. Two of the fires are located in Algonquin Park, while the other three are around Mattawa.

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MONEY RAISED GOES TO GOOD CAUSE
7/20/2018 12:44:01 PM
Results are in the from the annual Renfrew County District School Board's Golf For Kids tournament. Hundreds came out to support the cause at the Oaks of Cobden, by raising over $12,000.

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SAWTECH LOG EXPO RETURNS TO RENFREW FOR A SECOND YEAR
7/20/2018 6:55:51 AM
The Sawtech Log Expo is in Renfrew this weekend for an unprecedented second year. Renfrew Reeve, Peter Emon says it's bigger this year because they've expanded the scope of the event.

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SOUND OF PEMBROKE - MUSIC TO REFLECT THE CITY AND ITS PEOPLE
7/20/2018 6:48:45 AM
Another neat idea is putting the City of Pembroke on the map. Heather Sutherland, City of Pembroke tourism and communications officer, has created the Sound of Pembroke.

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STREET LIGHT POLES BEING REPLACED IN DOWNTOWN PEMBROKE
7/19/2018 2:30:55 PM
The process has begun to replace the street light poles in Pembroke's downtown. As part of city council's 2018 captial budget, $150,000 was allocated for phase one of the replacment of the poles on the main drag.

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ANNUAL MULITICULTURAL EXTRAVAGANZA IS BACK THIS FRIDAY
7/19/2018 2:27:35 PM
After a successful first year, the Annual Multicultural Extravaganza is coming back. Organizers see this as a way to celebrate diversity of the community.

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TWO EARTHQUAKES FELT EARLIER TODAY
7/19/2018 2:22:00 PM
Two earthquakes have been documented in this area. myFM received reports earlier today about feeling an earthquake in Bryson, Quebec.

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LOCAL ORGANIZATION DISAGREES WITH PC GOVERNMENT'S DECISION TO PULL SEX ED CURRICULUM
7/19/2018 7:44:00 AM
The newly formed PC government is pulling the current sex education curriculum introduced by the Liberals in 2015. Fullfilling the campaign promise seems to have divided the province.

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POLICE LOOKING FOR WITNESSES WHO SAW ANYTHING FOLLOWING LOGGING SITE THEFT
7/19/2018 7:37:51 AM
Killaloe OPP are looking into a theft from a logging site in South Algonquin Township. Police say the theft was reported the morning of July 9, and that multiple tools were alegedly taken.

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LOCAL BUSINESSES APPROVED FOR BEAUTIFICATION GRANTS
7/19/2018 7:32:32 AM
If you've been wondering why there is so much plywood in some of the store fronts in downtown Pembroke recently, Economic Development Officer Heather Salovaara has your answer from city council.

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LAURENTIAN HILLS COUNCIL TO CONSIDER REQUEST FOR BASEBALL CLINICS
7/19/2018 7:24:17 AM
One resident would like to see baseball clinics come to Laurentian Hills. Tim Labine says that in the past couple of summers, there hasn't really been any player development, and he doesn't see anyone on the team improving through the years.

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BUSH FIRE NOW UNDER CONTROL IN GREATER MADAWASKA
7/18/2018 5:31:52 PM
The bush fire in Greater Madawaska is under control. Fire Chief Darryl Wagner says he spoke with the Ministry of Natural Resources earlier today (Wed) and was told that the fire is under control and poses no risk to the public.

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PAIR WILL LEARN FATE IN SEPTEMBER
7/18/2018 1:03:20 PM
A McNab Braeside man, and his friend have been found guilty of conspiring to murder his wife.

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FUND CANCELLATION HAS MINIMAL IMPACT
7/18/2018 12:58:40 PM
School repairs will take a hit with the new government. One of the first announcements Doug Ford's PC's made was the cancellation of the 100 million dollar school repair fund.

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ADMASTON BROMLEY OFFICIALLY IMPLEMENTS COMPLAINT POLICY TO TACKLE RESIDENT CONCERNS
7/18/2018 7:14:37 AM
The Township of Admaston-Bromley has had an informal process in place to deal with complaints but in this day and age they wanted a policy written down. That's Mayor Michael Donohue, who says his Council took those steps, passing a Complaints Policy.

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PETAWAWA COUNCIL RECOGNIZES SEAN CHASE AND HIS JOURNALISTIC DEDICATION
7/18/2018 7:10:55 AM
It's the end of an era. Monday night was Sean Chase's last time attending Petawawa council as a reporter for the Pembroke Daily Observer. Mayor Bob Sweet says Sean put his heart and soul into the newspaper for decades and it showed in his work.

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BURLINGTON WOMAN FACING IMPAIRED DRIVING CHARGES
7/18/2018 7:08:12 AM
A Burlington woman is facing impaired driving charges. Killaloe OPP say that just after 8:30 Friday night (July 13) officers responded to a possible impaired driver on Hghway 60 in Algonquin Park.

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BE CAREFUL ON LOCAL LAKES AND RIVERS - NATIONAL DROWNING PREVENT WEEK UNDERWAY
7/18/2018 6:57:37 AM
It's a hot summer and we're hitting local lakes, rivers and pools to stay cool. This past month we've already reported two swimming fatalities and most recently, headlines were made when NHLer Ray Emery drowned while swimming in Hamilton Harbour over the weekend.

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FIREFIGHERS AND MNR FIGHTING BUSH FIRE NEAR CALABOGIE PEAKS
7/18/2018 6:41:13 AM
A bush fire that sparked in Greater Madawaska yesterday (Tuesday) is not yet under control according to the Ministry of Natural Resources.

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ZACHARY WITTKE WILL STAND TRIAL ON ALL OF HIS CHARGES
7/17/2018 1:06:43 PM
Zachary Wittke is set to stand trial on all of his charges. The third and final day of his preliminary hearing wrapped up earlier today (Tues) with the last three witnesses.

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BUTLER GM CONTINUES TO SHOW THEIR SUPPORT FOR THE PEMBROKE REGIONAL HOSPITAL
7/17/2018 7:20:51 AM
Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation's Black and White Gala has the support of Butler GM again ths year. The dealership recently gave $10 000 Gift of Humanity to the foundation.

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WITTKE IS BACK IN COURT TODAY AS PRELIMINARY HEARING CONTINUES
7/17/2018 6:48:51 AM
Zachary Wittke is in Pembroke court again this morning (Tuesday) as his preliminary hearing continues. The courts heard from ten witnesses on June 7 and 8 while three more are expected to speak today.

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OPP LAY CRUELTY CHARGES FOLLOWING INVESTIGATION INTO ANIMAL ABUSE ALLEGATIONS
7/17/2018 6:47:21 AM
A Pembroke man is facing charges after concerned neighbours called the police. Upper Ottawa Valley OPP say that on Sunday (July 15) several calls were placed to 911 reporting a man on Christie Street in the City was physically abusing a dog.

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PONTIAC MAYOR FACING THREATS OVER TRAIL TENSIONS
7/17/2018 6:43:41 AM
Tuesday's Pontiac municipal council meeting could see fireworks.

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OPP INVESTIGATING SEPARATE REPORTS OF THEFTS IN UPPER OTTAWA VALLEY
7/17/2018 6:38:51 AM
Killaloe OPP are investigating two recent thefts. The first was last Monday (July 9) when a Johnson 15 horse power motor was reported stolen from a Boyle Lane home in Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards Township.

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CHANGE IN COMMAND
7/16/2018 2:31:30 PM
Garrison Petawawa's 427 Special Operations Aviation Squadron has a new commander. At a special change in command ceremony, Lieutenant-Colonel Jeremy Fountain assumed command from Lieutenant-Colonel Clay Rook.

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CHANGE IN COMMAND
7/16/2018 2:30:59 PM
Garrison Petawawa's 427 Special Operations Aviation Squadron has a new commander. At a special change in command ceremony, Lieutenant-Colonel Jeremy Fountain assumed command from Lieutenant-Colonel Clay Rook.

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A DISPUTED SECTION OF TRAIL REMAINS CLOSED WHILE COUNTY WORKS TOWARDS A SOLUTION
7/16/2018 10:31:34 AM
A portion of the Algonquin Trail near Muskrat Lake remains closed due to what is termed as a legal dispute. A 100m section of the trail is closed near Hwy 17 & Sutherland Road, just east of the Muskrat River crossing.

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CHANGES COMING TO IMPAIRED DRIVING LAWS IN DECEMBER
7/16/2018 7:36:15 AM
Major changes are coming to impaired driving laws in December.

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FATALITIES DUE TO COMMERCIAL VEHICLE COLLISIONS ARE ON THE RISE
7/16/2018 7:27:54 AM
The Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police, Vince Hawkes, is expressing his dismay over a dramatic increase in the number of commercial vehicle transport truck collisions. The figure is up 38 percent versus this time last year.

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HERITAGE HEARING CARE SIGNS ON AS FESTIVAL SPONSOR
7/16/2018 7:17:40 AM
For the fourth year in a row, Heritage Hearing Care is once again a major sponsor for the Upper Ottawa River Race and Paddle Festival. The organization, located in downtown Pembroke, recently presented a cheque for $1000 to help make the annual festival a reality.

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MURRAY RUTZ WANTS TO KEEP HIS SEAT ON PETAWAWA COUNCIL
7/16/2018 7:14:03 AM
Petawawa councillor Murray Rutz is up for re-election. He's officially filed his nomination papers for the October 22 municipal election. Rutz says part of the reason he's running again is because there are projects he wants to see through.

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STREETSTRUT ANOTHER TREMENDOUS SUCCESS FOR LOCAL MUNICIPALITY
7/16/2018 7:09:51 AM
The 2018 edition of the Whitewater Streetstrut has come and gone, but the event once again brought a smile to everyone who attended.

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