Local News

Body Of Missing Kayaker Is Found

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 8/29/2014 5:58:00 PM

There's a tragic ending to the search for a missing Kayaker near Petawawa.  Members of the Upper Ottawa Valley detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police, with the assistance of the Joint Rescue Co-Ordination Centre,  responded to an overdue kayaker who was out on the Ottawa River near Petewawa yesterday(August 28th).     Today, the OPP Underwater Search and Recovery Team located the body of Larry Vanhooren, 60 of Petewawa deceased. No foul play is suspected. 


OPP Provide Update on Labine Crescent

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 8/29/2014 3:17:00 PM

Voluntary evacuations are taking place on Labine Crescent this afternoon as the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP continue to investigate a "matter" on the street.

According to one resident those who decide to leave their homes are being put up at the Civic Centre, residents who remain in their homes have been told to go to the basement, lock their doors and close their blinds.

The OPP Mobile Command Unit is on scene, as well as the Tactical Response Unit (TRU) and Emergency Response Team (ERT) Members.  

Police are requesting the public not attend the area of Labine Crescent and will provide an update when the investigation concludes.

Photos Courtesy of Catherine Lathem, CTV News, Ottawa

Terry Fox Run at Garrison Petawawa Huge Success

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 8/29/2014 10:04:00 AM

It was a banner year for the Terry Fox Run at Garrison Petawawa.

Over 13 thousand dollars was raised and Col Peter Dawe, Commander 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, says taking part in the annual run is important for the troops...

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Following the Terry Fox Run, soldiers from 2 CMBG took part in competitive sporting events throughout the day.

Summer Company Wraps for 2014

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 8/29/2014 9:52:00 AM

Enterprise Renfrew County's program... Summer Company has been a Summer Success!

Students who take part in the program receive a total reward of 3 thousand dollars to start up a business and then complete the program in late August. They also receive guidance and training from business leaders in the County.

Colleen Sadler an Enterprise Renfrew County Business Consultant, says it was a very rewarding summer for the students...

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Some of the businesses that were created include 3D imaging, natural soap making, small engine repair, hand made wooden products, and hand sewn pillows and aprons, as well as a hot dog stand.

Water & Aerial Search For Missing Kayaker Currently Underway

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 8/29/2014 4:46:00 AM

 A water search is being conducted by Ontario Provincial Police Marine Operators.  They are searching for a 61 year old man last known to be kayaking on the Ottawa River.  The man left in the early afternoon yesterday operating a yellow kayak. 
The Joint Rescue Co-Ordination Center (JRCC) is in Petawawa to assist in an aerial search for the man.  If anyone has any information they are asked to contact the Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment.

OPP Ask Public To Stay Away While They Conduct 'Operation'

Posted By: Carrie-Ann Tantalo · 8/29/2014 4:42:00 AM

The Ontario Provincial Police will only say they are currently investigating a 'matter'  in the area of Labine Crescent, Laurentian Valley Township.  Labine Crescent is in a subdivision off Petawawa Blvd, just east of Black Bay Road.  Police say there is no concern for the safety of the public. They are requesting that the public stay away from the Labine Crescent area, warning that the flow of traffic will be impeded.

It's Not Too Late To Enrol At Algonquin College

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 8/28/2014 12:43:00 PM

Algonquin College is still accepting applications for some programs at the Waterfront Campus.

Out of 19 programs 5 are wait-listed and Jamie Bramburger the Manager of Community and Student Affairs for the College, says it's easy to apply for some of the programs still available...

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Over 900 students will be attending the college with 45 percent of them are coming from out of town.

Blaze Engulfs Car in West End Pembroke.

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 8/27/2014 3:15:00 PM

No one was injured today when a car became engulfed in flames in the West End of Pembroke.

Captain Gary Lowe, with the Pembroke Fire Department, says the blaze broke out after the vehicle had being driven around town...

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Extensive damage was done to the vehicle and there was some minor heat damage to a car parked close by.

Petawawa Gets Walk-In Suicide Prevention Clinic

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 8/27/2014 11:27:00 AM

 Free, Walk-In Suicide Prevention Clinic, is opening in Petawawa at the Petawawa Centennial Family Health Centre.

The free walk-in clinic is a crisis de-escalation centre and will focus on youth in crisis and their family members.

Cindy Phillips McCann says the Robbie Dean Counselling Centre was looking to expand their services and the Petawawa Centennial Family Health Centre and Town have all worked together to make it a reality...

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The suicide prevention clinic will open the second week of September and will take place one afternoon a week.

Teens Face Charges Following Break-In

Posted By: Ashley Thomson · 8/27/2014 10:54:00 AM

Two teenagers are facing charges following a Break, Enter and Theft at a home on Boundary Road in Pembroke.

The break-in was reported on August 13th and a young woman has been charged with; Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under 5 Thousand, Mischief, Assault With Intent to Resist Arrest, Uttering Threats to Cause Death or Bodily Harm.

A young man was also charged with; Break and Enter and Theft Under 5 Thousand Dollars.

The investigation is ongoing.