Local News

New Temporary Greyhound Location In Pembroke

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 3/27/2015 5:52:00 AM

Greyhound has moved to another temporary location in Pembroke. The bus line will move from the temporary location at Mullen’s Esso to a temporary location at the Pembroke Mall effective this Saturday, March 28, 2015. It will be located at the bus shelter beside Food Basics. Passengers can purchase their tickets online or at the next agency on route in either Petawawa or Renfrew.  Pembroke Mayor Mike LeMay says that Greyhound hopes to have a permanent location in Pembroke in the near future.

Mock Critical Incident Training At Algonquin College Today

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 3/20/2015 6:15:00 AM

Students at Algonquin College's Waterfront Campus in Pembroke will be participating in a Mock Critical Incident Training Exercise on Campus today.  Several full-time programs on campus will be working together to stage a critical incident mock training experience for students in programs such as Police Foundations, Radiation Safety, Practical Nursing and Social Service Worker. The  exercise will look very real with student actors playing the role of victims, while other students will be actively participating as first responders to an emergency situation. The college staff want to ensure that no one is alarmed. 
It is just a training exercise for students. The exercise is expected to go from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Increased Military Traffic This Week

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 3/18/2015 7:54:00 AM

Expect an increase in military traffic over the next couple of days.  The Canadian Armed Forces, the United States Army National Guard and the United States Army Reserve will be undertaking a joint logistical transport activity, dubbed Exercise MAPLE CARAVAN, from now until April 18th. More than 70 military vehicles and training equipment will travel in small groups over  4,000 km by road from Valcartier, Quebec to Wainwright, Alberta. This convoy is expected to travel through Petawawa area this week.  Exercise MAPLE CARAVAN will include approximately 325 personnel from the Canadian Army, the U.S. Army National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve.   This exercise is in support of Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE, which is a high-readiness exercise that will be conducted from April 20 to May 23, 2015 at the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre in Wainwright, Alberta.

Charges laid in child porn investigation

Posted By: Brian Burton · 3/13/2015 10:02:00 AM

Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Child Sexual Exploitation Unit have charged a Deep River man following a three week on-line child pornography investigation.

On March 10, 2015 police from the OPP Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, OPP Technical Crime Unit and the Deep River Police Service executed a search warrant at a Deep River residence.  As a result of this investigation, five computer devices and other items pertinent to the investigation were seized. Some of the items seized contained images of child sexual abuse.

 David GUZONAS, age 57 years, of Deep River Ontario is charged with two counts of Possession of Child Pornography and one count of Accessing Child Pornography.

The accused was released with conditions following a bail hearing March 10, 2015. He is scheduled to appear on April 7, 2015 at the Ontario Court of Justice in Pembroke Ontario.

Charges Laid Following Reports Of GunShots At Laurentian Valley Home

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 3/9/2015 11:21:00 AM

 Upper Ottawa Valley OPP have charged a man with weapons related offences following an incident in Laurentian Valley last night.   Shortly before 9pm on Sunday Police responded to a report of gunshots from outside a residence on Doran Road in Laurentian Valley Township.  Roadways in the surrounding area were briefly closed and nearby residents were evacuated from their homes to ensure public safety while police attended the scene to investigate.  Police say a male suspect was taken into custody without incident.  He has been identified as 30 year old Joshua Todd O’Toole, of Laurentian Valley Township.  O'Toole has been charged with Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm and Careless Use of a Firearm.  He has been released on a promise to appear and is scheduled to be in Pembroke Court on April 28th, 2015.  Police say there was one other person at the home, but it has been determined that they were not involved.  There were no injuries reported as ...

Suspect In Custody Following Reports Of Shots Fired In Laurentian Valley

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 3/9/2015 7:51:00 AM

Police have one person in custody following an incident last night in Laurentian Valley.  There was a major police presence around a rural home on Doran Road near Zanders Road following reports of gunfire in the area. Police were called there around 9pm.  No other details are available.  While detours had been set up in the area overnight, the road is now open.

Woman Dies a Week After Multi-Vehicle Accident on Hwy 17

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 2/28/2015 6:10:00 AM

A woman who was seriously injured in a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 17 last Saturday (Feb 21) has died of her injuries in hospital.

The woman has been identified as 23 year old Lisa Lemoine of Ottawa.

Three vehicles were directly involved in the collision while two other vehicles went into the ditch to avoid the accident on Hwy 17 between Anderson Road and Goshen Road. It closed the HWY for 10 hours during a snow storm.

The investigation into the collision is continuing.

One Person is Dead After a Fire Rips Through a Home in Haley Station

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 2/25/2015 10:02:00 AM

 One person has died after a fire destroyed a home on Dombroskie Road in Haley Station, Whitewater Region Township yesterday.  A neighbour noticed smoke coming from the home at approx. 4:45pm and called 9-1-1.  Heavy smoke prevented witnesses from entering the home.  Firefighters from Whitewater Region responded and found the homeowner, 57 year old Karen Dombroskie deceased.  She lived alone in the home.  A post mortem examination has been ordered.

The Ontario Fire Marshall is assisting in the investigation to determine the cause of the fire.  Foul play is not suspected.  The Office of the Ontario Coroner is leading the investigation, with assistance from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).  Provincial Constable Mark Yarmel is leading the OPP investigation.


OPP and Crime Stoppers are asking for the public’s assistance in solving a motor vehicle collison

Posted By: Brian Burton · 2/24/2015 5:23:00 AM

The Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Pembroke/Renfrew County Crime Stoppers program are asking for the public’s assistance in solving a motor vehicle collison.

Police are investigating a two vehicle collision that occurred on Petawawa Blvd and Paquette Road in the Town of Petawawa.  Sometime between 11:30 am and11:50 am on Friday February 20th 2015, a small black car with a male driver hit from behind a green Honda CRV while in the merging lane, eastbound on Petawawa Blvd.  The small black car could possibly have front end damage.  The male suspect pulled into a parking lot along with the driver of the CRV, however left the scene without providing any information to the other driver.

Crime Stoppers Pembroke/Renfrew County believes that someone may have information that could assist police in solving this crime.  If you have information on any criminal offence that results in ...

Fatal Snowmobile Collision In Petawawa

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 2/17/2015 11:20:00 AM

The Upper Ottawa Valley detachment of the OPP is investigating a fatal single motorized snow vehicle collision.  They say it occurred on Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) ‘A’ Trail near the intersection of Centurion Road at Garrison Petawawa.  The collision was reported around 10:24 yesterday morning (February 16th).  The lone male rider was transported to hospital by paramedics where he died as a result of his injuries.  He has been identified as 46 year old Steven Petersen of Osgoode, Ontario. The Renfrew County Paramedic Service, the Military Police, the Garrison Petawawa Fire Department and the OPP Technical Traffic Collison Investigators (TTCI) assisted at the scene.   Anyone with any information concerning the collision is asked to contact the Petawawa Detachment of the OPP at 613-735-0188.