Pembroke council is sworn in. The inaugural council meeting took place last night at the Clarion Hotel which saw Mayor Mike Lemay, Deputy Mayor Ron Gervais along with councillors Pat Lafreniere, Christine Reavie, Andrew Plummer, Brian Abdalah and Ed Jacyno sworn into their respective roles. Lemay says they will hit the ground running in 2019 with work on the pool along with other projects.
Lemay stressed the importance of working with neighbouring municipalities like Petawawa, Laurentian Valley and Whitewater to improve services for all residents. While some municipalities in Renfrew County are disputing the election results and have ordered recounts, Pembroke CAO and the election official, Terry Lapierre, says that was not necessary in the heart of the Ottawa Valley.
The new council will serve until November 14th of 2022.