Local News


Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 4/25/2015 6:50:00 AM

Pembroke OPP are asking the public for help in locating a missing Ottawa man.

Dean Sarginson was last seen in Pembroke on April 23rd. He's described as 6 foot 1, 140-190 pounds with brown hair and eyes. He also has a scar on his right forearm.

SARGINSON was last seen wearing a light blue Nike sweater, sandals and blue jeans. If you have information to the whereabouts please contact the Pembroke OPP or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Town Hall Meetings For Garrison Petawawa Residents

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 4/15/2015 5:41:00 AM

Residents of Garrison Petawawa Residential Housing Units are invited to attend one of three Town Hall meetings taking place at Troyes Theatre today and tomorrow.  Residents are invited to come out and learn about March-out procedure, as well as current and future planned projects to improve the quality of life in the RHU’s.  The sessions will be hosted by 4th Canadian Division Support Base Personnel Support Services and Canadian Forces Housing Agency at the following times:

 Wednesday April 15, 2015 1400-1530

Wednesday April 15, 2015 1800-1930

(Childcare will be provided for a limited number of children at Lil’ Troopers North for this session only.  Please call (613) 687-1641- Ext 2225 to reserve your spot)

 Thursday April 16, 2015 1000-1130

 All residents of Garrison Petawawa are encouraged to make an effort to attend one of the three sessions. There will be an opportunity to raise concerns you may have and learn about CFHA and ...

OPP Ask Public To Stay Away - Investigation Underway In Madawaska Valley Township

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 4/14/2015 8:23:00 AM

 Killaloe OPP say they are currently conducting an investigation on Siberia Road in Madawaska Valley Township.  They say there is no current concern for public safety.  The OPP are asking the public to stay away from the area.  Updates will follow when available.

OPP Seek Witnesses Of Assault in Petawawa

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 4/8/2015 10:27:00 AM

The Upper Ottawa Valley Ontario Provincial Police are investigating an assault that was reported.  In the early morning hours of April 4th two men reported being assaulted while walking along Petawawa Boulevard near Portage Road in the Town of Petawawa.  The victims injuries were non-life threatening.  Anyone who may have witnessed this incident is asked to contact the Petawawa Detachment of the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP at 613-735-0188. 

The Original Rock N' Roll Outlaw, Peter 'Sab' Sabourin Has Passed Away

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 4/8/2015 6:31:00 AM

The Ottawa Valley is mourning the loss of a local icon.  Rocker Peter Sabourin, better know simply as 'Sab', has passed away after a long battle with cancer.  The Original Rock & Roll Outlaw was known for his top hat, long hair and love of Cherry Whiskey.  He raised a lot of money for local charities over the years through fundraising concerts and hosted the annual 'Sabstock' music festival on his farm.   Sab is survived by his wife and two daughters.

Suspect Charged - SIU Investigates Collision

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 3/31/2015 5:22:00 AM

A suspect has been charged following a police chase and collision over the weekend.  Just before 2am on Saturday morning, officers from the Killaloe OPP Detachment tried to stop a motor vehicle. The vehicle failed to do so and a short time later, it was involved in a collision on Highway 60 at Highway 41, west of Eganville. Two of the three people in the vehicle suffered non-life threatening injuries. The driver, 19 year old Brandon Scott HIPKIN of McNab-Braeside Towniship was remanded into to custody on the following charges:

Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle Causing Bodily Harm
Possession of a Schedule II Substance – Marihuana – Under 30 grams
Flight from Police – Cause Bodily Harm
Fail to Stop for Police

He is to appear in court on March 30, 2015 at The Ontario Court of Justice, Pembroke for a bail hearing.

The province's Special Investigation Unit ...

SIU Investigates Police Chase on Hwy 60

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 3/29/2015 6:06:00 AM

The Provinces Special Investigations Unit has been called in to investigate an incident on Highway 60 at 41.

On Saturday, March 28th,  just before 2 o'clock in the morning officers from the Killaloe OPP Detachment attempted to stop a vehicle with emergency equipment activated.

The vehicle failed to stop for police and due to safety concerns, the officer stopped following the fleeing vehicle and immediately de-activated all emergency equipment.

The suspect vehicle was located a short time later and had been involved in a collision. Two of the three persons in the vehicle suffered non-life threatening injuries. Charges are pending.

The investigation is ongoing at this time.

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.