The City of Pembrokehttp://www.pembroke.ca/Fri, 24 Feb 2017 1:02:34 -0700en-us<![CDATA[Media Releases]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/police-services/media-releases/http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/police-services/media-releases/Fri, 24 Feb 2017 1:02:34 -0700<![CDATA[Operations Committee Minutes 2017]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2017/operations-committee-minutes-2017-5640.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2017/operations-committee-minutes-2017-5640.htmlFri, 24 Feb 2017 9:10:14 -0700<![CDATA[Waste Management]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/waste-management/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/waste-management/Fri, 24 Feb 2017 9:06:32 -0700City of Pembroke Collection Schedule 2016/2017

City of Pembroke Collection Schedule 2017/2018

The City of Pembroke, along with surroundings municipalities, provides a collection program providing regular garbage, container and paper recycling and organic collection services to residential properties and to some multi-residential and commercial establishments.

Each residential unit is permitted a maximum of four (4) garbage bags or garbage cans with a maximum weight of any item not exceeding 50 lbs. (23 kg).

Residential recycling material will only be collected if set-out loose in recycling containers or other open-top, reusable containers.

Residents are reminded they must not use plastic grocery bags to set-out recyclables in their bins, even if the plastic bags are left untied. If they do, their bin will be stickered for non-compliance and will not be collected.

Shredded paper in clear plastic bags as well as bags of plastic bags (bread, produce, outside milk bags, blue newspaper bags, and grocery/retail bags) will be collected.

Special Garbage Collection is held twice a year in the Spring and Fall. Please view the Collection Calendar dates and restrictions.

Leaf and Yard Waste Special Collection dates are held twice a year in the Spring and Fall. Please view Collection Calendar for dates and restrictions.

Weekly Organics Collection is held during the summer months of June, July and August. The City of Pembroke provides weekly collection for organics in cart only; extra paper bags or containers during this time period will not be collected.

Christmas Tree Collection is held the second week of January. Please view Collection Calendar for dates and restrictions.

Placement for Collection Containers is restricted during the winter, especially during snow removal operations. Residents are remined to place garbage, recycling and greet cart collection items five (5) feet back, in the driveway, from the curb or pavement edge. All material being placed in green organic carts should be wrapped in newspaper to reduce the possibility of cart freezing. Balled newspaper should be placed on the grate in the cart and throughout the cart in layers. Paper cart liners or paper yard waste bags will also assist to keep the cart clean and from freezing.

GARBAGE COLLECTION DURING WINTER MONTHS

Residents of the City of Pembroke are reminded to place garbage, recycling and green cart collection containers in their driveway, five (5) feet back from the curb or pavement edge, to facilitate snow removal operations and to avoid damage to collection containers.

Residents are also reminded collection containers must be placed at curbside before 5:00 a.m. on the day of collection. They can also be placed out the night before, after 7:00 p.m. 

Container purchase rates

Waste Management By-Law 2005-09

Amendment By-Law 2007-55

Contact Information:

Linda Rook, Administrative Assistant
Phone: (613) 735-6821 x 1410
Fax: (613) 732-1421
email: lrook@pembroke.ca

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<![CDATA[Recreation, Culture & Tourism Committee Minutes 2017]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2017/recreation-culture-tourism-committee-minutes-2017-7091.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2017/recreation-culture-tourism-committee-minutes-2017-7091.htmlFri, 24 Feb 2017 7:24:22 -0700<![CDATA[Planning Advisory and Adjustment Committee Minutes 2017]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2017/planning-advisory-and-adjustment-committee-minutes-2017-694.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2017/planning-advisory-and-adjustment-committee-minutes-2017-694.htmlFri, 24 Feb 2017 7:08:48 -0700<![CDATA[2017 Council Calendars]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/council-calendar/2017-calendars-7444.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/council-calendar/2017-calendars-7444.htmlFri, 24 Feb 2017 6:53:53 -0700<![CDATA[March Break Swims & Skates]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/9030.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/9030.htmlThu, 23 Feb 2017 8:20:58 -0700<![CDATA[March Public Skating Schedule]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/march-public-skating-schedule-800.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/march-public-skating-schedule-800.htmlThu, 23 Feb 2017 7:53:22 -0700<![CDATA[Accountability and Transparency Policy]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/accountability-and-transparency-policy/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/accountability-and-transparency-policy/Wed, 22 Feb 2017 2:00:49 -0700<![CDATA[By-laws]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/bylaws/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/bylaws/Wed, 22 Feb 2017 1:59:05 -0700For general email correspondence send mail to pembroke@pembroke.ca.

For Property Standards, Zoning By-laws and the Official Plan, please refer to the Planning Section of this Site.

For more Information:
City of Pembroke
1 Pembroke St E
Pembroke ON K8A 3J5
Phone : (613) 735-6821 x 1360
Fax: (613) 735-3660

By-laws are incorporated for the Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you require the reader, go to www.adobe.com for the free download.


By-law Table of Contents:

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<![CDATA[Striking Committee Minutes 2017]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2017/striking-committee-minutes-2017-109.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2017/striking-committee-minutes-2017-109.htmlWed, 22 Feb 2017 9:01:34 -0700<![CDATA[PBIA 2017 Minutes]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-boards-and-committee-minutes-2017/pbia-2017-minutes-3776.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-boards-and-committee-minutes-2017/pbia-2017-minutes-3776.htmlWed, 22 Feb 2017 9:00:18 -0700<![CDATA[Pembroke Handi-Bus 2017 Minutes]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-boards-and-committee-minutes-2017/pembroke-handi-bus-6952.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-boards-and-committee-minutes-2017/pembroke-handi-bus-6952.htmlWed, 22 Feb 2017 8:57:56 -0700<![CDATA[Pembroke Heritage Murals Committee 2017 Minutes]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-boards-and-committee-minutes-2017/pembroke-heritage-murals-committee-minutes-2017-9896.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-boards-and-committee-minutes-2017/pembroke-heritage-murals-committee-minutes-2017-9896.htmlWed, 22 Feb 2017 8:55:23 -0700<![CDATA[Festival Hall Committee]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes-2016/festival-hall-committee-8624.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes-2016/festival-hall-committee-8624.htmlWed, 22 Feb 2017 8:49:47 -0700<![CDATA[Enter the Contest]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/win-this-space/enter-the-contest/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/win-this-space/enter-the-contest/Wed, 22 Feb 2017 7:33:04 -0700Click on this header to enter the contest Jan. 26 - Feb. 24. ]]><![CDATA[FAQs]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/win-this-space/faqs/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/win-this-space/faqs/Tue, 21 Feb 2017 6:36:21 -0700How do I enter the contest?

On the ‘Win This Space’ section of the City of Pembroke’s website there is a form to fill out where you input your contact information and your business idea, it is as simple as that! For those who wish to enter in-person they can pick up a submission form at City Hall. All entries in person or online must be submitted by Friday, February 24th at 4:00 pm.

Who is eligible to participate in Win This Space?

The competition is open to all legal residents of Canada, 19 years of age or older at the time of submitting a business idea for the “Win This Space" competition. The applicant must be living in the Province of Ontario.

Is the competition only open to Pembroke residents?

No, "Win This Space" it is OPEN to anyone living in Ontario, who wishes to set up a business in Pembroke.

What type of business could I set up as part of Win This Space?

Proposed ideas can be submitted for businesses, which would be independently owned by one person as a sole proprietorship or owned by 2 people as a partnership. (Please note: Franchises are not being considered for the competition.) The business must conform to the zoning by-law for the area. (See below the permitted uses for a C-3 Zone).

Contact Economic Development Officer Heather McConnell, 613-735-6821 ext. 1500 hmcconnell@pembroke.ca , if further clarification is needed.

C3 Zoning Permitted Uses

Animal Hospital

Art Gallery

Automobile Sales Establishment

Automobile Rental Establishment

Automobile Service Station

Automotive Store

Bakery

Bank

Broadcasting Studio

Bus Terminal

Convenience Store

Day Nursery

Drive-Through Facility

Eating Establishment

Eating Establishment- Take-out

Educational Facility

Farmers Market

Funeral Parlour

Gasoline Retail Facility

Health Club

Hotel

Laundromat

Library

Mix Use Building

Medical Clinic

Museum

Office

Parking Garage

Parking Lot

Personal Service Establishment

Pet Grooming Establishment

Place of Assembly

Place of Entertainment

Place of Worship

Post Office

Retail Store

Studio

Tavern

Taxi Depot

Testing or Research Lab

Theatre

Vocational Training Shop

Can you currently own a business and still enter Win This Space?

You sure can! If you have solid multi-tasking skills then submit your idea. Your business idea entry must be with the intent to introduce, open and operate a new business concept, which will offer a new element not promoted in your existing business/location, or expand upon and highlight an element that would be removed from the existing business/location.

Can you submit more than one idea?

Certainly, go right ahead! If you have a few ideas that you feel are viable businesses for Pembroke, then submit them. However, note that only 1 of your ideas can be selected as a top 5 finalist.

How long of a lease will the winner be expected to sign for their new space?

The Grand Prize Winner of Win This Space must be willing to commit to signing a 2-year lease with the first 6-months free of charge.

When would I be required to lease space to set up my new business?

The Grand Prize Winner would need to commit to sign a lease and open a business within 4 months to the day of being awarded the ‘Grand Prize Winner” title.  

Do I need to work in the business on a daily basis?

No, you are not necessarily expected to work in the winning space/business on a daily basis; however, the Business Plan created during the training sessions and subsequently submitted to the judging panel must reflect appropriate salaries and related expenses. These would need to be detailed in your financials.

Who will see my Business Idea Entry & Business Plan submission?

Your business idea entry & business plan submission may be seen by the following: City of Pembroke Economic Development Officer, CAO, Treasurer, Chief Building Inspector, Planning & Building Manager; City Council; Pembroke Economic Development Advisory Committee; members of the selection committee; Pembroke Business Improvement Area Manager & Chair; and instructors for the 3 business workshops and their staff. All submissions will be kept confidential and all selections, judgements and decisions of the selection committee are final and binding.

Business Plan submissions are DUE by April 12th at midnight after which, the selection committee will meet to select the top 5 Win This Space candidates.

Other Questions about Win This Space?

Please contact Heather McConnell, Economic Development Officer for the City of Pembroke, hmcconnell@pembroke.ca or 613-735-6821 ext. 1500. Best of luck to all who submit an idea! Also please note that "Win This Space" Contest Rules and Regulations will be made available to candidates after the launch. Once the "Win This Space" Rules & Regulations have been read, each candidate will be requested to sign and agree to the terms as specified or withdraw from the competition.

"Win This Space" contest Rules and Regulations are subject to change & updates will be posted on the City of Pembroke website.  

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<![CDATA[Contest Timeline]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/win-this-space/contest-timeline/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/win-this-space/contest-timeline/Tue, 21 Feb 2017 6:31:03 -0700January 26 – February 24 2017: Applications from entrepreneurs accepted

February 24:  Successful applicants notified that they are invited to join the contest

March 2, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Launch party for successful applicants & information session at City Hall

March 8, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Training Session with Colleen Sadler, Enterprise Renfrew County on How to Write a Business Plan

March 16, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Training Session with Mike Thompson, RCCFDC on Financial Planning for your Business

March 23, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm: Training Session with Christopher Dore, Algonquin College on Marketing and Advertising your Business

April 12: Deadline to submit your business plan

May 3: Top 5 finalists announced

May 17: Grand Finale Event (Location TBD) and Grand Prize Winner announced live

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<![CDATA[WIN THIS SPACE]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/win-this-space/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/win-this-space/Tue, 21 Feb 2017 6:24:46 -0700

Win This Space is a contest by the City of Pembroke for entrepreneurs to win a commercial space in Pembroke rent-free for 6-months on a 2-year lease. The contest is free to enter and open to residents of Ontario over the age of 19. The first stage of the contest is to complete the below entry form which is open January 26 - February 24. The entry form simply asks for your contact information along with your business idea. If your business fits within the zoning criteria, is legal, and you have no outstanding issues with the City then you will be invited to enter the contest.

All participants will take part in 3 training sessions to help them in developing a business plan. The final submission is a business plan which the judges will evaluate and narrow it down to 5 businesses. Those 5 participants will attend the Grand Finale where a Grand Prize Winner will be announced live. There are a number of properties available to entrepreneurs, the Grand Prize Winner will have the opportunity to select which property they would like to open their business in. See below for contest details and properties in the contest.

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<![CDATA[Current Employment Opportunities]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/employment-opportunities/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/employment-opportunities/Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:33:16 -0700

The City of Pembroke does not accept unsolicited resumes or job applications. The practice of accepting unsolicited applications for employment adds to our costs, has legal implications and gives the incorrect impression that all unsolicited applications will be considered for every employment opportunity. Unsolicited applications that are received are destroyed. As positions become available, they will be posted on this website, advertised in local newspapers and other applicable trades sites, with the appropriate contact information for applicants. Please respond directly to the addresses provided.

During the recuiting process and upon request, accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available .

2017 SUMMER STUDENT POSITIONS


HGS - Available positions

Marianhill - Available positions

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program

Attention high school students! Did you know that you can now start an apprenticeship in a skilled occupation while earning credits towards a graduation diploma?

Attention businesses who employ skilled tradespersons! Did you know that you can save training time and $$$ by sponsoring a high school student who has decided to pursue a career in a skilled occupation?

Interested? Call you local high school co-op or guidance office or contact your school board OYAP Co-ordinator.

RCDSB:    (613) 735-0151
RCCDSB:  (613) 735-5496


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<![CDATA[2017 Council Agendas]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/council-agendas/2017-council-agendas-5495.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/council-agendas/2017-council-agendas-5495.htmlFri, 17 Feb 2017 11:59:37 -0700<![CDATA[Striking Committee]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/2017-committee-agendas/striking-committee-8027.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/2017-committee-agendas/striking-committee-8027.htmlFri, 17 Feb 2017 10:48:44 -0700<![CDATA[Operations Committee]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/2017-committee-agendas/operations-committee-1228.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/2017-committee-agendas/operations-committee-1228.htmlFri, 17 Feb 2017 10:45:23 -0700<![CDATA[Recreation, Culture & Tourism Committee]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/2017-committee-agendas/recreation-culture-tourism-committee-410.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/2017-committee-agendas/recreation-culture-tourism-committee-410.htmlFri, 17 Feb 2017 10:43:34 -0700<![CDATA[Public Meeting]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/2017-committee-agendas/public-meeting-2443.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/2017-committee-agendas/public-meeting-2443.htmlFri, 17 Feb 2017 10:41:31 -0700<![CDATA[2017 SUMMER STUDENT POSITIONS ]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/employment-opportunities/2017-summer-student-positions.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/employment-opportunities/2017-summer-student-positions.htmlFri, 17 Feb 2017 10:10:45 -0700The City of Pembroke is accepting applications from students to fill various positions in the following: These positions are student positions, intended for full time secondary and post secondary students. Applicants must be a minimum of (16) years of age

Only one application per student will be accepted.

If you wish to be considered for multiple positions, from the list below, please indicate your three (3) preferences in your covering letter.  Applications will be matched with opportunities based on area of academic study, experience, and specific interest.

Recreation, Culture and Tourism Department:

Operations Department:

Treasury Department:

Pembroke Business Improvement Association:

Planning and Building:

Some of these positions are also contingent on the City receiving approval for funding. Applicants are invited to submit in confidence a detailed cover letter and résumé by March 3 2017 to:

Ms. Cindy Van Loan,
Human Resources Coordinator
City of Pembroke
1 Pembroke St. E
Pembroke, ON. K8A 3J5

Fax: 613-735-3660
Email: cvanloan@pembroke.ca

Web Site: www.pembroke.ca

The City of Pembroke is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. During the recruiting process and upon request, accommodation for applicants with disabilities is available.

No inquiries please No inquiries please.

Personal information submitted will be used for the sole purpose of this competition.  It is collected under the authority of The Municipal Act, RSO 2001, and will be used in accordance with The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, for employment purposes.

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<![CDATA[T-17-01, Supply and Delivery of One (1) 2017 Riding Mower]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/tenders/t-17-01-supply-and-delivery-of-one-1-2017-riding-mower-6026.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/tenders/t-17-01-supply-and-delivery-of-one-1-2017-riding-mower-6026.htmlFri, 17 Feb 2017 9:34:03 -0700<![CDATA[T-17-02, Supply and Delivery of One (1) 2017 Two-Wheel Drive Pick-Up Truck with Regular Cab]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/tenders/t-17-02-supply-and-delivery-of-one-1-2017-two-wheel-drive-pick-up-truck-with-regular-cab-8123.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/tenders/t-17-02-supply-and-delivery-of-one-1-2017-two-wheel-drive-pick-up-truck-with-regular-cab-8123.htmlFri, 17 Feb 2017 9:33:31 -0700<![CDATA[P-17-02, Request for Proposal for the Engineering Design & Contract Administration Services for Nelson Street Reconstruction]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/tenders/p-17-02-request-for-proposal-for-the-engineering-design-contract-administration-services-for-nelson-street-reconstruction-3995.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/tenders/p-17-02-request-for-proposal-for-the-engineering-design-contract-administration-services-for-nelson-street-reconstruction-3995.htmlFri, 17 Feb 2017 6:09:45 -0700<![CDATA[Building]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/building/http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/building/Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:11:26 -0700The City’s Building Department reviews and issues building, plumbing, demolition, sign and swimming pool permits for all development within Pembroke. The Building Department oversees the Property Standards By-law and the Sign By-law.

To submit a comment online, click the grey Feedback button on the left side of this page.

Contact Information:

Mark Schultz, Building Inspector
Phone: 613-735-6821 x 1331
Fax: 613-735-3660
email: mschultz@pembroke.ca


About Building Permits

A building permit is your formal permission to begin construction, demolition, addition or renovation work on your property.

As part of the building permit process, the City of Pembroke staff must review your plans to ensure they comply with the Ontario Building Code, local zoning by-laws, and other Applicable Law.

Building permits regulate the type of construction allowed in a community and ensure that minimum building standards are met. The permit process protects the owner’s interests, the community, and it helps to ensure that any new construction is appropriate and safe.

To print a permit application, click on "When do I need a building permit?" below, and select and click on the highlighted job that best describes the work you plan to do.  This will open another window that explains the documents and forms needed.  These forms can be printed off and submitted to the Building Department.

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<![CDATA[The Rapids Skatepark]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/the-rapids-skatepark-9250.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/the-rapids-skatepark-9250.htmlThu, 16 Feb 2017 9:17:24 -0700The Rapids Skate park is Pembroke's first permanent skate park within the City.  This 7,000 square foot skate park feature many skating amenities which draws many in-town and out-of-town skateboard enthusiast.

Through the efforts of a community champion - Brian Motterhead , the City of Pembroke and many in-kind donation and volunteers, this skate park would not not be made possible for our community

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<![CDATA[Lift Repair at City Hall]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/lift-repair-at-city-hall-6133.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/lift-repair-at-city-hall-6133.htmlThu, 16 Feb 2017 7:00:24 -0700Please note that the lift at City Hall is out of service.
All services will still be available at City Hall during this interruption of the lift service.
If you are unable to access floors in City Hall because of this interruption, staff will be able to meet you on the first floor.  If you are planning to attend a meeting at City Hall and this service will affect you, please contact staff prior to the meeting to request a different venue. 
If unexpected issues arise during the repair that may take longer, further notice will be provided as soon as possible in this case.
Please note that the public washroom at City Hall is located on the third floor and may not be accessible to citizens requiring the use of the lift.  There are accessible public washrooms located in the basement of City Hall as well as the Pembroke Public Library.

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<![CDATA[Planning Advisory & Adjustment Committee]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/2017-committee-agendas/planning-advisory-adjustment-committee-3461.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/2017-committee-agendas/planning-advisory-adjustment-committee-3461.htmlWed, 15 Feb 2017 10:22:23 -0700<![CDATA[Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/summer-programs/stand-up-paddle-board-yoga-5880.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/summer-programs/stand-up-paddle-board-yoga-5880.htmlMon, 13 Feb 2017 9:35:30 -0700Hosted by AWE Yoga.  Enjoy tranquility & peace of taking your yoga practice to the water.
Space limited, must register for this program.  Program Registration form attached.

Ages: 16+ 4 week session
Cost: 100.00 +HST (includes board & paddle rental)
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm or 7:30 – 8:30 pm
Session 1 -Wednesdays July 5 – 26
Session 2 - Thursday July 6-27                                 
Session 3 - Wednesday August 2 - 23
Session 4 - Thursday August 3-24

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<![CDATA[Planning & Development Committee Minutes 2017]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2017/planning-development-committee-minutes-2017-681.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2017/planning-development-committee-minutes-2017-681.htmlFri, 10 Feb 2017 10:58:20 -0700<![CDATA[2017 Council Minutes]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/council-minutes/2017-council-minutes-9195.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/council-minutes/2017-council-minutes-9195.htmlFri, 10 Feb 2017 10:56:20 -0700<![CDATA[Finance & Administration Committee Minutes 2017]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2017/finance-administration-committee-minutes-2017-4384.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2017/finance-administration-committee-minutes-2017-4384.htmlFri, 10 Feb 2017 9:23:32 -0700<![CDATA[Public Complaint Policy]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/public-complaint-policy/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/public-complaint-policy/Thu, 09 Feb 2017 10:23:48 -0700<![CDATA[Valentine's Day at the library! ❤️️]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/valentine-s-day-at-the-library-444.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/valentine-s-day-at-the-library-444.htmlTue, 07 Feb 2017 6:20:57 -0700The Children and Teen Department invites you to celebrate Valentine’s Day with us!

Plans are underway to ensure everyone has a wonderful Valentines Day!

We would l♥ve for everyone to join us as we celebrate. There are lots of fun activities and exciting adventures planned, including:

A Chocolate Fountain: Who loves some tasty fruit dipped in yummy chocolate? If you yelled, “I DO!” then the library is the place for you to be on Valentine’s Day! For just $1.00, you can satisfy your sweet tooth snack cravings!  

A Cupcake Decorating Fundraiser: Cupcakes are not only fantastic to eat, but they are also super fun to decorate! A small donation to the library is asked for you to have the chance to decorate your own delicious cupcake. 

Stories & Crafts: There are plenty of love-themed books to be read, and valentines make and share with all your family and friends!

There will be crafts to make and books to read; treats to make and sweets to eat!

Everyone is welcome!

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<![CDATA[Gala 2017 - Canada...a Walk Through Time]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/gala-2017-canada-a-walk-through-time-9007.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/gala-2017-canada-a-walk-through-time-9007.htmlTue, 07 Feb 2017 6:20:15 -0700Join us and celebrate Canada's 150th birthday at our Canadian Theme Gala on Saturday May 27, 2017. Champagne reception and beer sampling (Whitewater Brewery) - 5:30; Ullrich's catered dinner -7:00 with hot bar provided by Calla Bean Emporium and dance to the music of Sidewinder. Silent auction and other prize winning opportunites!! for info call 613-735-0175 x 213

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<![CDATA[Community Fun Bonspiel]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/community-fun-bonspiel-5255.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/community-fun-bonspiel-5255.htmlTue, 07 Feb 2017 6:19:14 -0700A fun Community Bonspiel running from Thursday evening 9 February 2017 to Saturday evening 11 February 2017. Breakfast and Lunch avaialble on Saturday. Dinner and dance following the Fun Bonspeil on Saturday. Fiddle music on Friday evening. Come out and support the community and have a Rockin Good Time!

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<![CDATA[Bridal Ball]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/bridal-ball-9527.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/bridal-ball-9527.htmlTue, 07 Feb 2017 6:18:58 -0700Help support Elevate : Mind Body Health with this fun fundraiser for ladies!

. A gala event !!  Wear your gorgeous bride's dress again! ...or how about a bridesmaid dress that would be fun to wear! Mother of the bride? Mother of the groom? The more beautiful OR outrageous, the better! 

Finger foods all night, late lunch, DJ, contests, fun fashion shows, door prizes! 

Tickets available by calling 613-401-1104, at Clarion Hotel, or see other contacts on our Facebook page ...Bridal Ball

 Tickets are $35 before Feb 17  then $45

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<![CDATA[HGS Open House]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/hgs-open-house-4028.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/hgs-open-house-4028.htmlTue, 07 Feb 2017 6:18:34 -0700Event Time: 11:00am - 7:00pm

We are delighted to extend a warm welcome for you to experience A day in the life of a HGS Customer Relations Associate. Our experienced team will be on hand to guide you through a typical recruiting and onboarding experience at HGS Pembroke! We are hiring so remember to bring your Resume! We offer Inbound full-time positions, No cold calling required!

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<![CDATA[Coldest Night of the Year]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/coldest-night-of-the-year-9539.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/coldest-night-of-the-year-9539.htmlTue, 07 Feb 2017 6:18:18 -0700Join us in this fun filled family fundraiser to help the homeless!!  Together, we will help change the lives of people right here in Renfrew County!!

​Saturday February 25th, 2017

Start/Finish Pembroke Legion followed by hot chili and hot tunes!

Registration starts at 4:00 p.m.

It's cold out there!

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<![CDATA[Riverside Park]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/riverside-park.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/riverside-park.htmlTue, 07 Feb 2017 6:16:46 -0700

Pembroke's 75 acre tent and trailer campground

with 52 serviced trailer sites, and 5 unserviced tent sites

961 Pembroke Street West

With its spacious, treed gathering areas, Pembroke's Riverside Park Campground is located within walking distance of the downtown. It boasts a number of amenities including: mini-golf, horseshoe pits, ball diamonds, soccer pitches, a playground apparatus, a brand new splash pad, a dog park, a picnic area, washrooms, laundry, ample free parking, a field house, and a lovely walking trail linking the park to the Waterfront Park and downtown.

# of sites:  52 serviced RV sites, and 5 unserviced tent sites

The campground is open May long weekend to Thanksgiving (weather permitting).

Hours of Operation:
May Long Weekend - Labour Day 
Summer Hours Monday - Sunday  8:00 am - 12 midnight (May-August)
After Labour Day weekend and until Thanksgiving Weekend: Mon. - Fri. - 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm    Sat.-Sun. - 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Riverside Campground 2017 Park Rates:

Serviced Sites (HST Extra)                                                             Unserviced Sites (HST Extra)
1st Night                              $   32.00                                               1st Night                       $  26.00
Weekly (max of 2 weeks)      $ 186.00                                               Weekly (max of 2 weeks)   $150.00
Sewage Pumpout                       N/C 

Riverside Park is now equipped with a canteen selling a wide variety of amenities from snacks to firewood so that you can enjoy your trip to the park without worrying about forgetting a few odds and ends. Check out our new items here...

Be sure to come check out Riverside Park for the Labour Day Weekend for The Annual Pembroke Old Time Fiddle and Step Dancing Championships! The largest fiddling and step dancing competition in Canada!

Contact Information, Reservations & Mailing:

Riverside Park Campground: 
961 Pembroke St. W
Pembroke, ON  K8A 8R4
(613) 735 6821 ext. 1504 (May Long Weekend - Thanksgiving Weekend)

Riverside Park Mailing Address:
Corporation of Pembroke
1 Pembroke St E.
Pembroke, ON  K8A 3J5
General Information: (613) 735-6821 ext. 1501

email:  recreation@pembroke.ca

We do not take reservations before Friday of the May long weekend.  Please call at this time to book your campsite for the upcoming season.

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<![CDATA[Finance & Administration Committee]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/2017-committee-agendas/finance-administration-committee-7880.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/2017-committee-agendas/finance-administration-committee-7880.htmlFri, 03 Feb 2017 8:57:25 -0700<![CDATA[Civitan Club of Pembroke - SnoSpree Kids Bingo]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/civitan-club-of-pembroke-snospree-kids-bingo-3678.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/civitan-club-of-pembroke-snospree-kids-bingo-3678.htmlFri, 03 Feb 2017 8:51:50 -0700<![CDATA[Planning and Development Committee]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/2017-committee-agendas/planning-and-development-committee-1616.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/2017-committee-agendas/planning-and-development-committee-1616.htmlFri, 03 Feb 2017 6:37:34 -0700<![CDATA[SnoSpree]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/snospree-9336.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/snospree-9336.htmlThu, 02 Feb 2017 11:30:49 -0700SnoSpree February 1-5th, 2017

Check out our schedule of events  Click here

Click Below for more information on other SnoSpree Events

Boys & Girls Club of Pembroke SnoSpree Trivia Night
Civitan Club of Pembroke SnoSpree Kids Bingo 
Downtown HockeySpree
Kiwanis Club of Pembroke Paint Night
Knights of Columbus Sliding Party
Pembroke Legion SnoSpree Family Breakfast
Polar Bear Dip
Rockin' the Snowflake Dance
Rotary Club of Pembroke Skating Party
Seniors that SIzzle - Face the Facebook
SnoSpree Central
SnoSpree Family Movie Night - The Trolls (Pre-release)
Soup Sensations
Winter Fireworks Show

Thank you sponsors:









 

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<![CDATA[Police Services Board]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/police-services/police-services-board/http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/police-services/police-services-board/Thu, 02 Feb 2017 7:09:09 -0700

Photograph of Pembroke Police Services Board members 2014-2018

Back Row, left to right - Ian Kuehl; Chair Deputy-Mayor Ron Gervais; Inspector Mark Wolke, OPP; Jim Sloan
Front Row Councillor Christine Reavie; Heidi Martin, Administrative Support; and
 Vice-Chair Pauline Edmonds

The Police Service Board is responsible for:

  • Determining objectives and priorities for police services, after consultation with the detachment commander or his or her designate.
  • Establishing any local policies with respect to police services, after consultation with the detachment commander or his or her designate.
  • Receiving regular reports from the detachment commander or his or her designate on discloures and descisions made under Section 45 (secondary activities)

Police Service Board meetings are held in Council Chambers on the fourth Thursday of every month beginning at 4:00 p.m.  Please note that no meetings are scheduled for the months of February and March 2017.  The next meeting will be held on Thursday, April 27th at 4:00 p.m. in Council Chambers.  Members of the Public and media are welcome to attend these public meetings. 

Mailing Address:

Pembroke Police Service Board
1 Pembroke Street East
Pembroke, Ontario
K8A 3J5

Telephone: 613-735-6821 x1337
Fax: 613-735-3660
Email: ppsb@pembroke.ca

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<![CDATA[2017 Police Services Board Minutes]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/police-services/police-services-board-reports/2017-police-services-board-minutes-2615.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/police-services/police-services-board-reports/2017-police-services-board-minutes-2615.htmlMon, 30 Jan 2017 1:04:25 -0700<![CDATA[2016 Police Services Board Minutes]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/police-services/police-services-board-reports/2016-police-services-board-minutes-3793.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/police-services/police-services-board-reports/2016-police-services-board-minutes-3793.htmlMon, 30 Jan 2017 12:41:07 -0700<![CDATA[Kiwanis Club of Pembroke Paint Night]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/kiwanis-club-of-pembroke-paint-night-4535.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/kiwanis-club-of-pembroke-paint-night-4535.htmlFri, 27 Jan 2017 7:23:49 -0700<![CDATA[Community Improvement Plan - Available Grants]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/community-improvement-plan/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/community-improvement-plan/Thu, 26 Jan 2017 1:46:32 -0700As of September 2016 Pembroke has launched it's Community Improvement Plan (CIP). A Community Improvement Plan is a tool used by municipalities to assist in community revitalization and achieving economic, community planning, and urban development goals through encouraging private-sector investment. 

The City offers 9 grant programs through the CIP which range in dollar value, and project type. Most grants are focused on commercial, industrial, or multi-use developments and buildings, with 1 grant focusing on downtown upper-tier residential development. In August City Council allocated $100,000 to the Community Improvement Plan applications and hopes to see businesses and property owners take advantage of this program. 

The 9 grant programs will join the existing Downtown Heritage Façade Program which was introduced in 1999 and has provided grants to downtown businesses and property owners to improve the facades of their buildings. The newly launched CIP includes the following grants:

  1. Accessibility Grant
  2. Affordable Housing Study Grant
  3. Brownfield Property Tax Assistance Program
  4. Downtown Housing Grant
  5. Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) Grant
  6. Façade Improvement Grant
  7. Planning and Building Permit Fee Grant
  8. Project Feasibility Study Rebate
  9. Tax Increment Equivalent Grant
  10. Downtown Heritage Facade Improvement Grant

Anyone interested in learning more about these grants or applying to them is strongly encouraged to contact Heather McConnell, Economic Development Officer at hmcconnell@pembroke.ca or 613-735-6821 ext.1500. Heather McConnell and Colleen Sauriol, Planning & Building Department Manager are available to sit down with interested applicants to discuss their projects and walk them through the application process.

For the full Community Improvement Plan click here.

For a summary document of available grants click here.

For an application form click here.  

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<![CDATA[Media Release]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/win-this-space/media-release/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/win-this-space/media-release/Wed, 25 Jan 2017 8:59:32 -0700<![CDATA[Open House - Community Exchange]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/open-house-community-exchange-3288.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/open-house-community-exchange-3288.htmlWed, 25 Jan 2017 8:54:07 -0700Join us on Thursday, February 16th for an Open House at 6:00 pm at City Hall. Representatives from Brockville will be present to share their views on their first impressions of their community.

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<![CDATA[First Class Film Nights - TIFF & The Phoenix Centre]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/first-class-film-nights-tiff-the-phoenix-centre-1064.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/first-class-film-nights-tiff-the-phoenix-centre-1064.htmlTue, 24 Jan 2017 8:19:15 -0700The Phoenix Centre & TIFF presents FIRST CLASS FILM NIGHTS! Experience the excitement of TIFF right in the Ottawa Valley and enjoy incredibe award-winning films.

Tickets are $20 for the following film:
Wednesday, April 5 - Lion

Red carpet begins at 6:30pm with films at 7:30pm at Festival Hall. Beer, wine, and snacks are available for purchase. Sip a yummy drink, relax, and enjoy amazing films - a perfect combination!

Money raised is going to support the Crisis & Trauma program offered by The Phoenix Centre.

Tickets are available at the following locations:
Online - bit.ly/Tickets-FilmNight
The Phoenix Centre
Pembroke Mall
Frank Carroll Financial
Mulvihill Drug Mart - Petawawa
At the door at Festival Hall

*PLEASE NOTE: This is a CASH ONLY event*

Visit facebook.com/phoenixcentrerenfrewcounty or phoenixctr.com for more information.

HOPE TO SEE YOU ON THE RED CARPET AT TIFF IN PEMBROKE! THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY!

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<![CDATA[First Class Film Nights - TIFF & The Phoenix Centre]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/first-class-film-nights-tiff-the-phoenix-centre-9564.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/first-class-film-nights-tiff-the-phoenix-centre-9564.htmlTue, 24 Jan 2017 8:18:58 -0700The Phoenix Centre & TIFF presents FIRST CLASS FILM NIGHTS! Experience the excitement of TIFF right in the Ottawa Valley and enjoy incredibe award-winning films.

Tickets are $30 for the following showings & films:
Wednesday, March 8 - Captain Fantastic
Wednesday, April 5 - Lion

Tickets are available at the door for the following:
1 Ticket - $20
2 Tickets - $30

Red carpet begins at 6:30pm with films at 7:30pm at Festival Hall. Beer, wine, and snacks are available for purchase. Sip a yummy drink, relax, and enjoy amazing films - a perfect combination!

Money raised is going to support the Crisis & Trauma program offered by The Phoenix Centre.

Tickets are available at the following locations:
Online - bit.ly/Tickets-FilmNight
The Phoenix Centre
Pembroke Mall
Frank Carroll Financial
Mulvihill Drug Mart - Petawawa
At the door at Festival Hall

*PLEASE NOTE: This is a CASH ONLY event*

Visit .facebook.com/phoenixcentrerenfrewcounty or phoenixctr.com for more information.

HOPE TO SEE YOU ON THE RED CARPET AT TIFF IN PEMBROKE! THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY!

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<![CDATA[First Class Film Nights - TIFF & The Phoenix Centre]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/first-class-film-nights-tiff-the-phoenix-centre-5428.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/first-class-film-nights-tiff-the-phoenix-centre-5428.htmlTue, 24 Jan 2017 8:18:42 -0700The Phoenix Centre & TIFF presents FIRST CLASS FILM NIGHTS! Experience the excitement of TIFF right in the Ottawa Valley and enjoy incredibe award-winning films.

Tickets are $40 for the following showings & films:
Wednesday, February 8 - The Dressmaker
Wednesday, March 8 - Captain Fantastic
Wednesday, April 5 - Lion

Tickets are available at the door for the following:
1 Ticket - $20
2 Tickets - $30
3 Tickets $40

Red carpet begins at 6:30pm with films at 7:30pm at Festival Hall. Beer, wine, and snacks are available for purchase. Sip a yummy drink, relax, and enjoy amazing films - a perfect combination!

Money raised is going to support the Crisis & Trauma program offered by The Phoenix Centre.

Tickets are available at the following locations:
Online - bit.ly/Tickets-FilmNight
The Phoenix Centre
Pembroke Mall
Frank Carroll Financial
Mulvihill Drug Mart - Petawawa
At the door at Festival Hall

*PLEASE NOTE: This is a CASH ONLY event*

Visit facebook.com/phoenixcentrerenfrewcounty or phoenixctr.com for more information.

HOPE TO SEE YOU ON THE RED CARPET AT TIFF IN PEMBROKE! THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY!

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<![CDATA[The Best Friends Approach to Dementia Care ]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/the-best-friends-approach-to-dementia-care-9853.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/the-best-friends-approach-to-dementia-care-9853.htmlTue, 24 Jan 2017 8:17:43 -0700Learn from leading expert David Troxel, co-founder of the Best Friends Approach to Dementia Care.  Best Friends Approach is an international integrated model of care that has an emphasis on a more positive, life-affirming approach to the challenges of dementia. 

Topics include: 

* Overview of current trends in dementia care  *  Communication and challenging behavior   *  Creating a therapeutic environment with Life Story work  *  Activities with engagement                          

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<![CDATA[Register Today for Forest of Reading!]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/register-today-for-forest-of-reading-1681.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/register-today-for-forest-of-reading-1681.htmlTue, 24 Jan 2017 8:16:52 -0700Register today for the Forest of Reading®!

Celebrate Canadian books, authors and illustrators by registering for a Forest of Reading® program. We encourage all children to register for the program by signing up at the library. There are four programs to sign up for based on grades and interests.

· The Blue Spruce Award is for children in Senior Kindergarten to Grade 2 (ages 4-7); and includes a variety of easy picture books to read.

· The Silver Birch Award is for children in Grades 3-6; and contains a variety of books sorted into three separate categories: express, fiction and non-fiction.

Children who are registered are invited to read from a list of ten Canadian titles nominated in the category that corresponds with their age. Please note that readers must read a minimum of five books in order to be eligible to vote. Participants are welcome to read with a friend or adult if they are not yet comfortable reading on their own.

At the end of April, all readers vote for their favourite book. All Forest of Reading® participants will have a vote on the winner of The 2017 Blue Spruce Award, and The 2017 Silver Birch Awards. Based on votes cast across the province, the best book is announced and the author is honoured with an award at the Festival of Trees in Toronto on May 16-17, 2017.

Additional information can be found on the library's website. We look forward to reading with you!

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<![CDATA[Meet the Judges]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/win-this-space/meet-the-judges/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/win-this-space/meet-the-judges/Tue, 24 Jan 2017 6:45:47 -0700Heather McConnell, Economic Development Officer, City of Pembroke

 

Heather Sutherland, Manager, Pembroke Business Improvement Area

​Andrew Plummer, Councillor, City of Pembroke

Christopher Dore, Entrepreneur in Residence and Professor, Algonquin College Waterfront Campus

 

Mike Thompson, Business Development Officer, Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation

 

Colleen Sadler, Business Consultant, Enterprise Renfrew County

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<![CDATA[February Public Skating Schedule]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/february-public-skating-schedule-7660.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/february-public-skating-schedule-7660.htmlMon, 23 Jan 2017 11:41:00 -0700<![CDATA[Rules & Regulations]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/win-this-space/rules-regulations/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/win-this-space/rules-regulations/Mon, 23 Jan 2017 6:47:59 -0700Win This Space Contest Rules & Regulations

January 2017

Published by: City of Pembroke Economic Development Department

Eligibility

The contest is open to all legal residents of CANADA, who are 19 years of age or older at the time of submitting an entry to the “WIN THIS SPACE” competition.

Proposed businesses can be independently owned (sole proprietorship) or owned by 2 people (partnership), however no franchises will be considered.

If the candidate is a current local business owner, the application must be with the intent to introduce, open and operate a concept, which will offer a new element not promoted in the existing location, or expand upon and highlight an element that would be removed from the existing location. Candidates must commit to signing a 2-year lease if they win the contest for a space of their choosing.

Candidates must have submitted an entry into the competition by February 20, 2017 to have their idea considered as part of the competition.

The judging panel will select the eligible candidates to advance to the next phase of the competition and receive a series of 3 FREE Business Workshops presented by 3 PARTNERS OF THE CITY OF PEMBROKE.

Official Rules and Regulations

In Kind Prizes (including gift certificates) are not transferable and may not be redeemed for cash. Prize winners may not request substitutions.

The Judging Panel will review all completed business plans submitted by the candidates. Decisions, judgments, and selections of the committee are at the discretion of the committee and are final. By participating in the competition, each applicant agrees to these Official Rules and to all decisions of the Judging Panel, which are final and binding.

The City of Pembroke reserves the right to use all participants’ names, likenesses, pictures, portraits, voice, biographical information, written submissions, and written or oral statements, for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation to participants unless required by law.

The City of Pembroke strives to provide support to any viable business entering the competition, whether or not that business wins the “WIN THIS SPACE” competition. All entrants with feasible business plans can be further contacted with information offers, to assist in further business planning, networking or about available retail property in the City of Pembroke

“WIN THIS SPACE” contest Rules and Regulations are subject to change and updates.

If selected as the Grand Prize Winner (GPW), the candidate agrees to sign a lease for a chosen space from the contest and sign a 2-year lease with the landlord with the first 6-months being free. Note that the landlord may require last months rent upon signing of a lease.

The lease agreement will be agreed upon by the landlord/property agent and the candidate, and not involve the City of Pembroke and its partners.

If the Grand Prize Winner (GPW) closes the business prior to the completion of a 2-year lease, there may be consequences set in place by the landlord for terminating a lease early.

Application and Selection Process

The City of Pembroke and its partners/judges can select up to forty (40) applicants to advance to the next phase for additional consideration, and to receive a series of 3 Business Workshops. All other applicants will be informed of their removal from the competition.

The semi-finalists can obtain further assistance with their business plan submission from other business assistance services during the competition, if they choose.  Any/all additional services utilized will be at the candidates own expense and not reimbursed for by the organizers of this competition.

Those invited to join the competition after the initial submission must submit business plans and supporting documents to the City of Pembroke electronically or in-person to the Economic Development Officer by 4:00 pm on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

The Judging Panel will choose 5 finalists, who will be expected to participate in a live GRAND FINALE presentation to be held on May 17th, 2017. The finalists will present their respective business concepts and plans to the judging panel, and be asked to demonstrate via product or electronic media, how the business could be displayed, marketed, etc.

During this appearance, the finalists must be prepared to answer questions from the judges and demonstrate product and business acumen as well as discuss financial planning for the purpose of sustaining a minimum two-year lease.

Following the live GRAND FINALE presentation, the judging panel will select 1 business as the Grand Prize Winner (GPW). The WINNING entry will be awarded the GRAND PRIZE of the choice of one of the spaces in the Win This Space competition. The Grand Prize Winner will be required to sign a two-year lease with the selected landlord and open their business no later than September 17, 2017.

In the event a Grand Prize Winner (GPW) cannot make suitable leasing arrangements to set up their business within 4 months of winning the Grand Prize, then the awarded GRAND PRIZE will be forfeited and can be awarded to an alternate winner as selected by the judging panel to fulfill the role of the winner.

By accepting the Grand Prize incentive package, the winner releases and discharges the City of Pembroke and its partners, participating sponsors, information providers, content providers, advertisers, advertising agencies, promotional and marketing agencies, and any other legal entity involved with or otherwise providing services related to this competition and all their respective employees, officers, directors, representatives and agents from any liability or damage due in whole or in part to the award, acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the Grand Prize or from participation in this competition.

Information regarding the Grand Prize Winner (GPW) will be posted on the City of Pembroke website www.pembroke.ca and will be released to the public through media alerts and other written and oral venues.

Winner’s Obligation

The Grand Prize Winner will be obligated to;

-  Sign a 2-year lease with a property owner of one of the properties available in the Win This Space Contest. The first 6-months will be free, however, the landlord may require last month’s rent or a security deposit.

-  Open to the general public no later then September 17th, 2017 (subject to change).

Should the Grand Prize Winner (GPW) close the business at any time during the two-year lease the property owner/landlord may have legal and financial ramifications that do not involve the City of Pembroke or its partners.

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<![CDATA[Spaces in the Contest]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/win-this-space/spaces-in-the-contest/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/win-this-space/spaces-in-the-contest/Fri, 20 Jan 2017 1:32:04 -0700There are 6 commercial spaces availible in the Win This Space Contest, the Grand Prize Winner will have the opportunity to select 1 space which they will open their business in.

​If you are a landlord interested in submitting your space please contact Heather McConnell at hmcconnell@pembroke.ca or 613-735-6821 ext.1500.

To see the availible spaces click on the below links:

143 Pembroke Street West (1)

143 Pembroke Street West (2)

126 Pembroke Street West

183 Pembroke Street West

100 Pembroke Street West

​96 Pembroke Street West

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<![CDATA[SnoSpree Central]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/snospree-central-5297.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/snospree-central-5297.htmlThu, 19 Jan 2017 8:22:09 -0700<![CDATA[Mardi Gras Ball]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/home/mardi-gras-ball-548.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/home/mardi-gras-ball-548.htmlThu, 19 Jan 2017 8:19:50 -0700Mardi Gras Ball in support of the I Can Play Too Fund, helping children and youth in Renfrew County take part in the sports, recreation, culture and leisure activities they are passionate about. An official Snospree event.

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<![CDATA[Planning Advisory & Adjustment Committee Minutes 2016]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2016/planning-advisory-adjustment-committee-minutes-2016-6090.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2016/planning-advisory-adjustment-committee-minutes-2016-6090.htmlThu, 19 Jan 2017 6:27:51 -0700<![CDATA[Recreation, Culture & Tourism Committee Minutes 2016]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2016/recreation-culture-tourism-committee-minutes-2016-4941.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2016/recreation-culture-tourism-committee-minutes-2016-4941.htmlWed, 18 Jan 2017 7:30:22 -0700<![CDATA[Operations Committee Minutes 2016]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2016/operations-committee-minutes-2016-7724.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2016/operations-committee-minutes-2016-7724.htmlWed, 18 Jan 2017 7:28:21 -0700<![CDATA[Downtown HockeySpree]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/downtown-hockeyspree-2230.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/downtown-hockeyspree-2230.htmlTue, 17 Jan 2017 11:11:11 -0700Downtown HockeySpree - Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 - 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Come and play street hockey right on the streets of Downtown Pembroke!

Youth Division (10-14): $15/person

Open Division (15-34): $20/person

Old Timers Division (35+): $20/person

Three-on-three format, plus goalies

Competitive tournament

Each team guaranteed two games minimum

FREE jersey for each registered participant

Special guest, the Pembroke Lumber Kings!

Lots of other fun activities to enjoy during the tournament!

All proceeds will support Elevate Youth Fitness Studio

Registration deadline: Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017

For more information, contact Heather at 613-629-5555 or at pbia@downtownpembroke.ca

Visit www.downtownpembroke.ca for more info and registration forms.

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<![CDATA[SnoSpree Winter Fireworks Show]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/snospree-winter-fireworks-show-2217.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/snospree-winter-fireworks-show-2217.htmlTue, 17 Jan 2017 9:57:13 -0700<![CDATA[Rockin' the Snowflake Dance]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/rockin-the-snowflake-dance-8572.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/rockin-the-snowflake-dance-8572.htmlTue, 17 Jan 2017 9:49:06 -0700<![CDATA[SnoSpree Family Movie - Trolls (pre-release)]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/snospree-family-movie-trolls-pre-release-5298.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/snospree-family-movie-trolls-pre-release-5298.htmlTue, 17 Jan 2017 9:40:44 -0700Movie will be viewed at Festival Hall FREE of CHARGE, courtesy of the City of Pembroke Recreation Department.

Cash canteen is available.

 

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<![CDATA[SnoSpree Soup Sensations]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/snospree-soup-sensations-9730.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/snospree-soup-sensations-9730.htmlTue, 17 Jan 2017 9:29:19 -0700<![CDATA[Boys & Girls Club of Pembroke SnoSpree Trivia Night]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/boys-girls-club-of-pembroke-snospree-trivia-night-8047.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/boys-girls-club-of-pembroke-snospree-trivia-night-8047.htmlTue, 17 Jan 2017 9:28:17 -0700<![CDATA[SnoSpree Polar Bear Dip]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/snospree-polar-bear-dip-7837.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/snospree-polar-bear-dip-7837.htmlTue, 17 Jan 2017 9:26:33 -0700<![CDATA[Knights of Columbus & Carefor SnoSpree Sliding Party]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/knights-of-columbus-carefor-snospree-sliding-party-8010.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/knights-of-columbus-carefor-snospree-sliding-party-8010.htmlTue, 17 Jan 2017 9:24:06 -0700<![CDATA[Rotary Club of Pembroke - SnoSpree Family Skate Night]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/rotary-club-of-pembroke-snospree-family-skate-night-3671.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/rotary-club-of-pembroke-snospree-family-skate-night-3671.htmlTue, 17 Jan 2017 9:22:38 -0700<![CDATA[SnoSpree Family Breakfast]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/snospree-family-breakfast-5359.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/snospree-family-breakfast-5359.htmlTue, 17 Jan 2017 9:21:06 -0700<![CDATA[Polar Bear Dip]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/polar-bear-dip-743.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/polar-bear-dip-743.htmlMon, 16 Jan 2017 1:35:25 -0700<![CDATA[Pembroke Economic Development Advisory Committee Minutes 2017]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2017/pembroke-economic-development-advisory-committee-minutes-2017-4695.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2017/pembroke-economic-development-advisory-committee-minutes-2017-4695.htmlFri, 13 Jan 2017 10:42:25 -0700<![CDATA[Street Food Vendor Program]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/business-matters/street-food-vendor-program/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/business-matters/street-food-vendor-program/Fri, 13 Jan 2017 9:21:20 -0700For information about becoming a food vendor in Pembroke please contact recreation@pembroke.ca or 613-735-6821 ext. 1501.

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<![CDATA[Canada Summer Jobs Grant]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/canada-summer-jobs-grant-7815.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/canada-summer-jobs-grant-7815.htmlFri, 13 Jan 2017 9:14:41 -0700Canada Summer Jobs Grant is a program for employers to assist in hiring students in the summer. Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.

Full details can be found here: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/funding/youth-summer-job.html​

In our region the following have been set as priority areas:

  • High tech
  • Engineering
  • Digital and cyber security
  • Tourism
  • Manufacturing
  • Forestry
  • Organizations that develop online and social media presence
  • Environment
  • Science-based research
  • Events for Canada's 150th
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<![CDATA[Committee Agendas 2017]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/2017-committee-agendas/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/2017-committee-agendas/Mon, 09 Jan 2017 12:45:30 -0700<![CDATA[Seniors that Sizzle - Program for 55+]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/summer-programs/http-www-pembroke-ca-special-events-seniors-that-sizzle-lunch-learns-2680-html.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/summer-programs/http-www-pembroke-ca-special-events-seniors-that-sizzle-lunch-learns-2680-html.htmlMon, 09 Jan 2017 7:03:30 -0700Seniors that Sizzle is a Lunch & Learn program is available for people 55+ who are interested in learning about different topics. The program will feature 10 sessions, free of charge, however, a $20.00 re-fundable deposit (per session) will be required for all registrants to secure their spots.

Sit back and enjoy a delicious lunch and be inspired with fun talks on issues that affect YOU!  Like health, the internet, travel and dancing!

Space is limited - DOORS OPEN 11:30 - LUNCH 12:00 - GUEST SPEAKER 12:30 for all sessions

To register, please fill out a registration form attached and email it to recreation@pembroke.ca

Sessions will include discussion on:

January 11 FEELING GREAT & GORGEOUS FROM THE INSIDE OUT!
Part 1 What Is Going On Inside The Insides Of The Sizzling Senior?
Guest Speaker; Katrina Traikov

….So you are noticing some “Snap, Crackle and Pops” in your joints and your knees are getting as accurate as the announcer in predicting the weather!

What does an active ager need to know about – health, nutrition, stress symptoms and relief as well as Well-being?

Come listen to a distinguished local naturopath tell us how to stay healthy and young at heart…literally!

**** One Lucky Couple Will win a make over from the inside out!

*** As an added bonus there will be Information Tables provided by;

Active Chiropractic Family Health Centre

Lavallee Health Centre

And more!

January 18 - FEELING GREAT & GORGEOUS FROM THE INSIDE OUT!
Part 2. Skin And Hair! Issues, Advice and Vitality For The Sizzling Senior!

Shingles? Rosacea? Sounds like issues from the House and Garden rather than skin issues baffling many active agers! Come listen to Katrina Traikov explain the causes and possible cures for sometimes painful skin botherations!

Then… Listen and Learn from House of Hair Owner Teresa Gagne as she answers the age old question for active agers “ TO  DYE OR NOT TO DYE”!!!

Taking good care and caring for attractive styles and cuts are NOT just for ladies. Teresa can show you gentlemen as well how to “shear off” years and pounds with her “expertise”!

And Just for You Ladies… Esthetician Bonnie Bell will discuss and demonstrate how make-up tips and techniques will keep you sizzling HOT now and for years to come!

January 25 – FEELING GREAT & GORGEOUS FROM THE INSIDE OUT!
Part 3 Fabulous Fashions For the Sizzling Senior!

Guest Speaker: Maurene Stencill and featuring Prominent Pembrokians modeling Uptown Fashions From Downtown Pembroke and More!

Every stage in life comes with changes. Sometimes it’s our shape!

After feeling great and gorgeous follows LOOKING great and gorgeous and there is absolutely NO age or shape limits on that! It’s all about finding your style which complements your unique shape, personality and pursuits.

This Lunch and Learn is an exciting culmination of our 3 part series and promises fun and fantastic fashions for all! 
 

February  1 – FACE THE FACEBOOK!
What Does A Sizzling Senior Need To Know To Be Up To Date And Up To Speed With Technology & Social Media?

Guest Speaker (s) TBA

Are you the butt of jokes by your kids? After sending someone an e-mail do you phone them after you sent them an e-mail? Are all your book marks tech support sites? Do you keep forgetting which side of the mouse you use to “right click”? When using your cell phone in public do you hear comments like “Beam me Up Scottie!” ?

If one or more of the answers to these questions is “yes!” then you or someone you know should come and be entertained, enlightened and “plugged in” to the information presented at this engaging Lunch & Learn!


Feb 8 THE FASCINATING HISTORY OF PEMBROKE!
What A Sizzling Senior Should Know About The Heritage Of The Heart Of The Ottawa Valley!

Guest Speaker: Bruce Pappin

Our local distinguished historian has taught courses at Algonquin College that were so popular they were always sold out. His presentation contains never before seen pictures from Pembroke’s illustrious past.

We have a better direction for the future when we know and understand our experiences from the past.

This Lunch and Learn promises to be a captivating and compelling learning experience not to be missed!    

February 15 ART ala CARTE!
The Many Ways A Sizzling Senior Can Unleash Their Talents!

Guest Speaker: Juanita Dojczman and Guest Artist Robyn Perritt

Always had a hankering to draw, paint or pick up the guitar but worried it might be too late? IT’S NEVER TOO LATE!!!!

In fact, studies show there is a burst of activity in the creative area of the brain as we enter the golden years of life. There just might be a hidden talent just waiting to be explored and developed!

Come listen to our guest speaker talk about how this happened to her after a bed rest injury that turned into an exciting and rewarding creative outlet.

…And later have a go at a fun, relaxing canvas paint that is all the rage at restaurants and events with the lovely Robyn Perritt!

February 22  RV’S VS HOUSEBOATS, THE ENDLESS DEBATE!

Travel & Leisure Ideas & Inspiration For Sizzling Seniors!

Guest Speaker(s) TBA

Oh so much of the world to see and our corner is chalk full!

 Now that retirement is here, where first? what mode? Who with?

What’s the cost? Is there an App for that?

Come join us for the answers to these questions and catch the travel bug!

March 1, TURN A HOBBY INTO A PROFIT TURNING VENTURE!
Entrepreneurial Tips, Tricks & Sage Advice For The Sizzling Senior!

Guest Speaker: TBA

Have you had great ideas for a business but wonder where to start?

Then this is the Lunch & Learn for you. Come hear expert advice and stories on what steps to take in today’s world of start up businesses!

March 8 – HOW TO SPOIL THE GRANDKIDS WITHOUT ROTTING THEM TO THE CORE!
The Sizzling Senior Nurtures This Precious Relationship With Wit & Wisdom

Guest Speaker: T.B.D.

www.kidsareworthit.com

“If I Had Known How Much Fun Grandkids Were I Would Have Had Them First!” – A pillow that many grandparents have on their sofas!

In this day and age of changing family dynamics the precious bond that grandparents have with their grandchildren is more important than ever.

We invite you to join us to be inspired and moved by the wit and wisdom provided by our illustrious guest speaker as she discusses grand parenting in today’s environment.

March 15 DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY IN THE AFTERNOON!
The Sizzling Senior Ages Backwards With Fun, Fitness And Kicking Up Their Heels!

Sitting is the new smoking they say! Exercise is the key to health, vitality and staying young in every way. And the key to exercise is having FUN!!! Dancing of coarse is a great way to do that! So many styles to try. Come let the music get your feet tapping and your fingers snapping as we end our Lunch & Learn program.

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<![CDATA[Community Improvement Plan - Available Grants]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/community-improvement-plan/http://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/community-improvement-plan/Fri, 06 Jan 2017 9:38:17 -0700On August 9, 2016 Pembroke City Council approved the adoption of the Community Improvement Plan. We are now accepting applications to the Community Improvement Plan.

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<![CDATA[Planning & Development Committee Minutes 2016]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2016/planning-development-committee-minutes-2016-5879.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2016/planning-development-committee-minutes-2016-5879.htmlWed, 04 Jan 2017 9:13:11 -0700<![CDATA[Finance & Administration Committee Minutes 2016]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2016/planning-development-committee-minutes-2016-4999.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2016/planning-development-committee-minutes-2016-4999.htmlWed, 04 Jan 2017 9:11:38 -0700<![CDATA[2016 Council Minutes]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/council-minutes/2016-council-minutes-1891.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/council-minutes/2016-council-minutes-1891.htmlWed, 04 Jan 2017 9:09:46 -0700<![CDATA[Local Boards and Committee Minutes 2017]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-boards-and-committee-minutes-2017/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-boards-and-committee-minutes-2017/Fri, 30 Dec 2016 6:46:27 -0700<![CDATA[Committee Minutes 2017]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2017/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2017/Fri, 30 Dec 2016 6:30:52 -0700<![CDATA[2016 Council Calendars]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/council-calendar/2016-council-calendars-1538.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/council-calendar/2016-council-calendars-1538.htmlFri, 30 Dec 2016 6:17:30 -0700<![CDATA[Meetings]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/meetings/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/meetings/Wed, 28 Dec 2016 12:59:41 -0700<![CDATA[Water Filtration Salespeople]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/water-filtration-salespeople-2549.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/water-filtration-salespeople-2549.htmlWed, 28 Dec 2016 12:27:46 -0700<![CDATA[First Class Film Nights]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/first-class-film-nights-3153.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/first-class-film-nights-3153.htmlThu, 22 Dec 2016 12:55:56 -0700Four evenings of TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) movies to help support The Phoenix Centre for Children and Families.

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<![CDATA[Celebrate Canada in Song]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/celebrate-canada-in-song-1824.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/celebrate-canada-in-song-1824.htmlThu, 22 Dec 2016 12:55:32 -0700Like to sing?  The Pembroke Community Choir invites you to join them for their spring session to Celebrate Canada’s 150th in Song.  The great lineup ranges from 'traditional' choral repertoire, to songs that are more 'folksy'.  The music covers pure Canadian themes that span the breadth of Canada from coast to coast—songs about prospectors, railway lines, logging—and yes, even hockey--and much more. No auditions required and male voices especially welcome! Registration and first practice is at 6:30 pm Mon. Jan. 9, Wesley Community Church, 210 Renfrew Street, Pembroke.  New members can try the first three practices before they decide to join by deadline Jan. 23rd.   See our website for more information or call Linda Clark at 613-735-6604.

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<![CDATA[Winter Evening Classes at Algonquin College Waterfront Campus]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/winter-evening-classes-at-algonquin-college-waterfront-campus-432.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/winter-evening-classes-at-algonquin-college-waterfront-campus-432.htmlThu, 22 Dec 2016 12:54:59 -0700Many new courses starting this winter including Learn to Speak German, Project Management, Animal Tracking and Winter Ecology, Social Media and Your Brand, Working at Heights Certification, Polish Cuisine and Creating Cajun, Cultural Diversity Training, Professional Sales and much more.   www.algonquincollege.com/pembrokePD   613-735-4700

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<![CDATA[Performing Arts Groups]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/art-and-culture/performing-arts-groups/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/art-and-culture/performing-arts-groups/Thu, 22 Dec 2016 6:17:11 -0700Theatrical Groups

Streetlight Theatre Company
Phone: (613) 633-0621

Stone Fence Theatre
Phone: (613) 628-6600
Email: info@stonefence.ca

Musical Groups

Pembroke Community Choir
Phone: (613) 735 - 6604
Email: lclark@nrtco.net

Pembroke Symphony Orchestra
Phone: (613) 587-4826
Email: bluroom@nrtco.net

Pembroke Legion Community Band
Phone: (613) 732-4606
 

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<![CDATA[Downtown Accessible Parking]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/accessibility/downtown-accessible-parking/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/accessibility/downtown-accessible-parking/Wed, 21 Dec 2016 12:46:15 -0700<![CDATA[City of Pembroke Accessibility Plan]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/accessibility/accessibility-plan/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/accessibility/accessibility-plan/Wed, 21 Dec 2016 9:45:25 -0700

City of Pembroke Accessibility Plan

Through the City of Pembroke's Accessibility Plan, the city continues to support the goal of provincial legislation, called the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2001.  The City of Pembroke's Accessibility Plan is also available in hard copy at the Pembroke Public Library or may be obtained from City Hall.

Additional Information
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities

The City of Pembroke Accessibility Advisory Committee Barrier Identification Tours and Barrier Removal or Prevention Timeline.

Pembroke Accessibility Advisory Committee Terms of Reference

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<![CDATA[Pembroke Accessibility Advisory Committee]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes-2016/pembroke-accessibility-advisory-committee-866.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes-2016/pembroke-accessibility-advisory-committee-866.htmlWed, 21 Dec 2016 8:00:42 -0700<![CDATA[Pembroke Handi-Bus]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes-2016/pembroke-handi-bus-5660.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes-2016/pembroke-handi-bus-5660.htmlWed, 21 Dec 2016 7:58:22 -0700<![CDATA[Joint Recreation Committee]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes-2016/joint-recreation-committee-7316.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes-2016/joint-recreation-committee-7316.htmlWed, 21 Dec 2016 7:55:29 -0700<![CDATA[PBIA]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes-2016/pbia-3858.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes-2016/pbia-3858.htmlWed, 21 Dec 2016 7:53:51 -0700<![CDATA[Ottawa Valley Waste Management Board]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes-2016/ottawa-valley-waste-management-board-8826.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes-2016/ottawa-valley-waste-management-board-8826.htmlWed, 21 Dec 2016 7:51:30 -0700<![CDATA[Recreation, Culture & Tourism Committee Agenda 2016]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-agendas-2016/recreation-culture-tourism-committee-agenda-2016-4712.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-agendas-2016/recreation-culture-tourism-committee-agenda-2016-4712.htmlFri, 16 Dec 2016 2:04:02 -0700<![CDATA[2016 Council Agendas]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/council-agendas/2016-council-agendas-479.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/council-agendas/2016-council-agendas-479.htmlFri, 16 Dec 2016 12:52:57 -0700<![CDATA[Operations Committee Agendas 2016]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-agendas-2016/operations-committee-agendas-2016-1201.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-agendas-2016/operations-committee-agendas-2016-1201.htmlFri, 16 Dec 2016 12:50:53 -0700<![CDATA[Kinsmen Pool Registration ]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/kinsmen-pool-registration-8688.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/kinsmen-pool-registration-8688.htmlThu, 15 Dec 2016 6:17:39 -0700<![CDATA[Sport Equipment Lending Hub]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/sport-equipment-lending-hub/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/sport-equipment-lending-hub/Tue, 13 Dec 2016 7:57:50 -0700The County of Renfrew in partnership with the Renfrew County District Health Unit received provincial funding to help foster a Sports Equipment Lending Hub throughout the County of Renfrew.
The City of Pembroke is please to offer this initiative at Riverside Park. 

Lending Hub Hours:
10 am - 6 pm Monday - Sunday (7 days a week)
May Long weekend to August 31st

Lending Hub Sports Equipment:
Adventure Packs (birds & tree identification booklets, magnifying glass, binoculars, flashlight, note pad & first aid kit)
Baseball Bats
Baseballs & Tee Balls
Batting Tee
Baseball Gloves
Basket Ball
Bicycles (Adult & Children)
Fishing Rods (tackle not included)
Football
Kayaks
Nordic Walking Poles
Stand Up Paddle Boards
Soccer Ball
Volley Ball

To take part in the sport equipment lending hub, residents in the area must fill out Recreation Equipment Loan Agreement.  Residents will also be required to provide photo id to complete the Recreation Equipment Loan Agreement.

For more information on the Lending Hub please email recreation@pembroke.ca







 

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<![CDATA[Dean Brody ]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/dean-brody-3035.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/dean-brody-3035.htmlWed, 07 Dec 2016 1:14:33 -0700Tickets on sale!

Regular Tickets sales are Monday to Friday 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Pembroke Memorial Centre Recreation office.  613 735 6821 ext. 1501 or email recreation@pembroke.ca 

Ticket Pricing:
*Stand - $50.00
Floor $60.00.  
*Please note there is no alcohol allowed in the stands, floor only.  Those who are in the stands may access the floor to purchase alcohol.

Please see the attached PDF seating floor plan.  Review the seating plan before calling for tickets.

Bush Party

 


 

It's Friday
 



Canadian Girl
 

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<![CDATA[Planning & Development Committee Agendas 2016]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-agendas-2016/planning-development-committee-agendas-2016-2674.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-agendas-2016/planning-development-committee-agendas-2016-2674.htmlFri, 02 Dec 2016 11:46:35 -0700<![CDATA[Finance & Administration Committee Agendas 2016]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-agendas-2016/6258.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-agendas-2016/6258.htmlFri, 02 Dec 2016 11:44:54 -0700<![CDATA[Rotary Park Splash and Play]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/summer-programs/rotary-park-splash-and-play-6428.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/summer-programs/rotary-park-splash-and-play-6428.htmlFri, 02 Dec 2016 9:19:02 -0700During the months of July & August come out and enjoy our Rotary Park Splash and Play program.  Camp councillors are on hand to help make crafty arts, play games and host tons of other exciting fun for children.

Plus, the Rotary Park Splash Pad offers a variety of water features designed to stimulate and challenge the imaginations of children of all ages. Your children will experience endless enjoyment as water is sprayed, gushed and poured on them. This splash pad is the COOLEST thing in the park!

This program is FREE of charge and has been brought to you by the City of Pembroke and Rotary Club of Pembroke.

Rotary Park Day Camp Hours of Opertation:
Monday - Friday (10am - 4pm)

 

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<![CDATA[Yoga in the Park]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/summer-programs/yoga-in-the-park-1688.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/summer-programs/yoga-in-the-park-1688.htmlFri, 02 Dec 2016 9:08:12 -0700Enjoy one hour of free yoga every Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m. in the Park at the Pembroke Waterfront!  No registration required, just show up and relax!

Yoga in the Park will take place next to the playground area off the small parking lot of Fred Blackstein Boulevard.

Please bring your own mat and dress appriopriately (gym attire).

For more information please contact the Recreation & Tourism Department by phone at 613 735 6821 ext 1502 or email us at recreation@pembroke.ca.

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<![CDATA[Waterfront Live!]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/summer-programs/waterfront-live.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/summer-programs/waterfront-live.htmlFri, 02 Dec 2016 9:05:28 -0700Waterfront Live! is a summer program held by the Recreation Department at the Riverwalk Amphitheatre that showcases local performers every night from the second last Monday in June at 7:00 P.M. until August 31st Come on down and hear some fantastic local talent!

In July and August, Tuesday nights are Movie Nights (starting at 9:00 P.M.)

To inquire about Waterfront Live! or ask about performing, contact the Recreation Department:

By phone at: (613) 735-6821 ext. 1501

By email at: recreation@pembroke.ca

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<![CDATA[Stand Up Paddleboard - Program Sessions]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/summer-programs/stand-up-paddleboard-4346.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/summer-programs/stand-up-paddleboard-4346.htmlFri, 02 Dec 2016 9:03:33 -0700The City of Pembroke's Recreation Department offers Stand Up Paddle Boarding sessions in the summer months!

This fast growing sport is a great way to learn a new skill or get out on the water for some family time!

Participants must fill out a Program Registration Form to register.

For more information please call the Recreation Dept. at 613 735 6821 ext. 1502. or email us at recreation@pembroke.ca

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<![CDATA[Movie Night]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/summer-programs/movie-night.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/summer-programs/movie-night.htmlFri, 02 Dec 2016 9:02:14 -0700

During the months of July and August, the City of Pembroke's Recreation Department provides weekly outdoor movies brought to you by Friends of Bogies Bar.  

Weekly movies are shown Tuesday at 9:00 PM at the
Riverwalk Amphitheatre located down at the Pembroke Waterfront.

A non-perishable food item in support of local food banks are encouraged.

The City of Pembroke may show films with a movie rating of G, PG, and 14A.  Film ratings are set provincially by the Ontario Film Review Board.


 

For any questions about Movie Night, please contact the Recreation Department:

Phone: (613) 735-6821 ext. 1502

Email: recreation@pembroke.ca (for questions and movie suggestions).

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<![CDATA[Open Mic Night]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/summer-programs/open-mic-night1-9801.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/summer-programs/open-mic-night1-9801.htmlFri, 02 Dec 2016 8:57:30 -0700Open Mic Night is hosted throughout Waterfront Live! at the Riverwalk Amphitheatre.  
All solo perforamnces are welcome. 

Open Mic Night General Rules

  • Solo performers and/or simple set-ups only - no full bands!
  • Artists should be onsite at 6:30 PM and stay through their performance.
  • The Emcee reserves the right to make changes to the line-up, remove artists or end performances as they see fit.
  • Performances last no more than 10 minutes or 2 songs and/or depending on how many people want to perform.
  • Performers must have prepared material or you will be removed from the stage.
  • No rude, crude, or inappropriate material or behaviour.

For more information please contact the Recreation & Tourism Deptartment by phone at 613 735 6821 ext. 1502 or email us at recreation@pembroke.ca

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<![CDATA[Recreation Programs]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/summer-programs/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/summer-programs/Fri, 02 Dec 2016 8:56:43 -0700<![CDATA[Children's Christmas Party at the Pembroke Public Library]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/children-s-christmas-party-at-the-pembroke-public-library-2918.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/children-s-christmas-party-at-the-pembroke-public-library-2918.htmlThu, 01 Dec 2016 1:29:53 -0700It's time for a Children's Christmas Party at the Pembroke Public Library, happening this Tuesday, Dec. 13th at 10:30 a.m., 2016.

A special visit from Santa with treats, stories and traditional songs around the tree. Bring your favourite song, poem or dance to share with Santa. Small gists will be presented to the children.

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<![CDATA[Dobbs Home/Garage Tour & Festival of Trees]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/dobbs-home-garage-tour-festival-of-trees-1353.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/dobbs-home-garage-tour-festival-of-trees-1353.htmlThu, 01 Dec 2016 1:29:35 -0700Add some flare to your holiday season and attend the Dobbs Family Home/Garage Tour & Festival of Trees! We are thrilled to share with you that Lynda and Kirk Dobbs are opening their gorgeously decorated home again this year with the added bonus of a garage tour through a Corvette wonderland on Dec. 16th from 5-9PM and Dec. 18th from 10AM-4PM. Tickets are $15 and are available NOW at the Candlewick Giftshop Cobden, Pick It Fence Renfrew, Runge Stationers Petawawa, Custom Draperies & Blinds, Sandstone Imports, Sunset Nursery and the PRH Foundation Office 613-732-7408 ext. 7408.

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<![CDATA[Official Plan]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/planning/official-plan.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/planning/official-plan.htmlThu, 01 Dec 2016 9:37:36 -0700The Planning Act requires a municipality to update its Official Plan every 5 years. The City of Pembroke is in the process of updating its Official Plan. As part of this 5 year review, the Ontario Planning Act requires the Official Plan to conform to the Provincial Policy Statement (PPS).

The PPS was revised in early 2014 so there are some aspects of the City of Pembroke’s Official Plan that do not conform to the PPS and Planning Act such as:

  • second units,
  • revised definitions of habitat of endangered and threatened species, wildland fire hazards, cultural heritage and archaeological resource preservation to meet the requirements of the new PPS;
  • revising the maximum length of a temporary use by-law for garden suites to 20 years instead of 10 years;
  • and other minor housekeeping items.

Please review the attached draft Official Plan and provide any comments prior to December 16, 2014 to Colleen Sauriol, Manager of Planning and Building at csauriol@pembroke.ca. If you have any questions, please contact Colleen at 613-735-6821 Ext. 1301.

A Public Meeting of Council is scheduled for Tuesday December 16, 2014 at 7 pm in Council Chambers. Any person may attend the Public Meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed Official Plan. If you wish to be notified of the adoption of the proposed Official Plan, you must make a written request to the Corporation of the City of Pembroke at 1 Pembroke Street East, Pembroke, ON   K8A 3J5.

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<![CDATA[Patio Party]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/special-events/patio-party/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/special-events/patio-party/Thu, 01 Dec 2016 7:34:54 -0700The 3rd annual Patio Party invites you to take a stroll through our city core and discover the region’s locally talented musicians.  This afternoon event is brought to you by Downtown Pembroke and the City of Pembroke’s Recreation, Culture and Tourism Dept.

Come and experience Downtown Pembroke the last Saturday of August!

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<![CDATA[Santa Claus Parade]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/special-events/santa-clause-parade/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/special-events/santa-clause-parade/Thu, 01 Dec 2016 7:16:52 -0700The City of Pembroke is home to the best night time parade in the valley! 

The annual Santa Claus Parade of Lights takes place the last Saturday in November.


For any questions about the Santa Clause Parade, please contact the Recreation Department:

Phone: (613) 735-6821 ext. 1501

Email: recreation@pembroke.ca

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<![CDATA[SnoSpree]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/special-events/snospree/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/special-events/snospree/Thu, 01 Dec 2016 7:13:19 -0700Celebrate winter the with City of Pembroke and explore all the winter fun! SnoSpree is held at different locations throughout the City and includes a wide variety of winter activities

click here for more information

For any questions about Snospree, please contact the Recreation Department

Phone: (613) 735-6821 ext. 1501

Email: recreation@pembroke.ca

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<![CDATA[Annual Santa Claus Parade of Lights]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/annual-santa-claus-parade-of-lights-8615.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/annual-santa-claus-parade-of-lights-8615.htmlTue, 29 Nov 2016 6:28:44 -0700

The 2016 Annual City of Pembroke Santa Claus Parade of Lights will be held on:
                                         Saturday, November 26th at 5:30pm.

The parade will begin from Moncion’s Metro back parking lot and proceed through our City’s historic downtown, finishing at L’Equinoxe Public School at the corner of Pembroke St. and Christie St. 
Following the parade a hot dog reception, courtesy of the Pembroke Professional Firefighters Association, will be held for all participants.

For parade participants who register a float before November 14, 2016, a final package will be mailed to you; otherwise, you can pick up your registration number along with the final package at the Recreation Dept. located inside the Pembroke Memorial Centre, 393 Pembroke St. W, Upper Level. 

This year’s theme for the Santa Claus Parade of Lights is:  

                                            “A Charlie Brown Christmas”

Parade participants can draw inspiration from this classic story and decorate their float while illustrating this year’s theme.
 

ENTER A FLOAT

There is no charge to enter a float into the parade, however, you must register your float at least 1 business day prior to the day of the parade. 
By entering a float you will be able to raise awareness for your cause, as well enjoy the event with your friends, family and the community. It is essential that the description portion of the registration form is filled out as accurately as possible for the TV broadcast and that your float is strung with Christmas lights, if not, your float will not be registered into the parade. We also recommend that you consider adding music to your float, as it contributes to the festivities in general, and engages the audience lining the streets of downtown Pembroke.
Please see the attached registration form.
 

CHANCE TO WIN $100.00 DOWNTOWN DOLLARS!
Register your float before October 31st, for a chance to win $100.00 Downtown Dollars!  Downtown Dollars are redeemable at any retail or restaurant in Downtown Pembroke!

YOUR CHANCE TO BE ON TV!
This year, Cogeco TV would like to do a pre-story on the Santa Claus Parade of Lights and are looking to cover a couple of parade participants as they prepare their float for the Santa Claus Parade of Lights. If you would be interested in a cover story, simply check yes on the registration form! There is limited space for this opportunity.


We look forward to having you part of another successful parade!  Ho Ho Hope to see you there!

For more information please Email: recreation@pembroke.ca 

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<![CDATA[Kinsmen Pool]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/facilities/kinsmen-pool.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/facilities/kinsmen-pool.htmlFri, 25 Nov 2016 12:26:37 -0700Swimming is a tremendous way to keep fit and have fun! Kinsmen Pool was designed as a traditional 25 metre/ 6 lane pool tank in the early 60's. Our Aquatic Staff offers a variety of year round swimming programs to the public. Kinsmen Pool is also equipped with an outdoor wading pool and located right next to a park!

To view our Public Swimming schedule for September-June, click here 

KINSMEN POOL RATES

Public Swim

- Senior (60+)/Student (14-17 years)
- Algonquin College (Full Time Students)

- Adult

- Child (4-13 years)

- 3 and Under (with Adult supervision)

3.31 + HST
3.31 + HST

3.98 + HST

2.25

n/c

Pool Rental

- Basic (1-50 people)
- Basic (51-100 people)
- Additional Life Guards
- Schools (lessons)
- Wading Pool


73.36 + HST

97.83 + HST

23.00 + HST

97.83 + HST

23.00 + HST

Lessons
Private Lessons

Aqua Tots

Swim Preschool

Swim Kids

Adult Lessons

Aquabics

Ladies Red Cross

Bronze Programs

LLS

Leasers

Instructors RC/LSS

Regular Fee
50.00

55.00

55.00

63.00

61.94 + HST

61.94 + HST

48.67 + HST

157.52 + HST

194.69 + HST

169.91 + HST

336.28 + HST

Non-Resident Fee
additional 39.00
additional 43.00
additional 43.00
additional 49.00
additional 48.00
additional 48.00
additional 43.00
additional 139.00
additional 172.00
additional 150.00

additional 297.00

Memberships (1 months)
- Adult

Regular Fee
44.26 + HST
Non Resident Fee
additional 30.00

Memberships (3 months)
- Senior (60+)/Student (14-17 years)
- Algonquin College (Full Time Students)
- Adult
- Child
- Family

Regular Fee
76.12 + HST
76.12 + HST
106.20 + HST
  40
132.75 + HST

Non Resident Fee
additional 30.00
additional 30.00
additional 30.00
additional 30.00
additional 30.00

Memberships (6 months)
- Senior (60+)/Student (14-17 years)
- Algonquin College (Full Time Students)
- Adult
- Child
- Family
Regular Fee
125.66 + HST
125.66 + HST
185.84 + HST
  72.00
238.93 + HST
Non Resident Fee
additional 30.00
additional 30.00
additional 30.00
additional 30.00
additional 30.00
Membership (12 months)
- Senior (60+)/Student (14-17 years)
- Adult
- Child
- Family
Regular Fee
230.08 + HST
345.13 + HST
120.00
453.09 + HST

Non-Resident Fee
additional 30.00
additional 30.00
additional 30.00

additional 30.00

Swimming Lessons:

Welcome to Red Cross Swim!

Proudly Introducing Our New Swimming and Water Safety Training Programs
The new programs are the successful result of a tremendous amount of teamwork involving technical and marketing experts, supported by valuable feedback from pool decision-makers, Instructors, Instructor Trainers, and end-users.

Red Cross Swim
Red Cross Swim Preschool

7-level program for children from 4 months to 5 years of age

This seven-level program allows children to enter levels based on their age and abilities, with their parent or caregiver (Levels 1 and 2) to the learning from the Instructor in small groups (Levels 3 to 7). As an option, all levels can be parented. Each level is built around an aquatic animal theme and has its own mascot, which will make learning engaging and fun for young children.

Red Cross Swim Kids
10-level program for ages 6 and up

This program for school aged children will help swimmers develop all six swimming strokes (front and back crawl, elementary back stroke, breast stroke, butterfly, sidestroke), actively learn how to be safe around the water, and increase their fitness and endurance through fun activities. Children will be challenged to achieve personal bests in distance and time, which will be a strong motivator through all 10 levels.

Instructor Development Program
Red Cross Assistant Water Safety Instructor Course (AWSI)

30-h program (+ 8h teaching experience) for ages 15 years and up

This certification course is a prerequisite to the Red Cross WSI Course and Covers: the foundation of instructional skills including teaching methods, learning styles, physical principles, progressions, communication, safety supervision, and feedback. Candidates are evaluated during 8 hours of assistant teaching and through individual study assignments. Certified AWSI can co-teach the Red Cross Swim programs under the supervision of a fully certified WSI.

Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course (WSI)
25-h program (+ 12h teaching experience) for ages 16 years and up

This course further develops instructional ability by focusing on how to apply the information learned in the AWSI Course to effectively plan and teach the Red Cross Swim continuum (Red Cross Swim Preschool, Red Cross Swim Kids, and AquaAdults programs).

Candidates apply their teaching skills and knowledge during 12 hours of practical teaching experience. Upon successful completion of the course, candidates are certified as WSI.

Red Cross Swim Lessons

Red Cross Swim Preschool

Red Cross Swim Kids

Red Cross Assistant Water Safety Instructor

Red Cross Water Safety Instructor

Private Lessons (3 & Under)

First Aid Courses

Lifesaving Society Lessons

Rookie

Star

Bronze Star

National Lifeguard

Instructor School

Ranger

Bronze Medallion

Bronze Cross

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<![CDATA[DWQMS (Drinking Water Quality Management System)]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/operations/utilities/dwqms-drinking-water-quality-management-system-7277.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/operations/utilities/dwqms-drinking-water-quality-management-system-7277.htmlFri, 18 Nov 2016 9:28:17 -0700<![CDATA[Night of Christmas]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/night-of-christmas-1903.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/night-of-christmas-1903.htmlFri, 18 Nov 2016 7:13:03 -0700Come to Pembroke Public Library's annual Christmas celebration! Enjoy caroling, cider and fun for the whole family!

Wednesday December 14, 2016. 6:00pm-7:30pm.

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<![CDATA[A Christmas Carol, live reading]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/a-christmas-carol-live-reading-1067.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/a-christmas-carol-live-reading-1067.htmlFri, 18 Nov 2016 7:12:45 -0700Enjoy a live reading of Dickens', A Christmas Carol, from start to finish! Monday December 12, 2016 from 12:30pm to 3:30pm at Pembroke Public Library.

Curl up on a winter's afternoon with  a cup of wassail, Ebenezer Scrooge and his ghostly visitors!

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<![CDATA[Pembroke Economic Development Advisory Committee Minutes 2016]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2016/pembroke-economic-development-advisory-committee-minutes-2016-7669.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2016/pembroke-economic-development-advisory-committee-minutes-2016-7669.htmlFri, 18 Nov 2016 7:12:09 -0700<![CDATA[Pembroke Police Services Board]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes-2016/pembroke-police-services-board-6832.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes-2016/pembroke-police-services-board-6832.htmlWed, 16 Nov 2016 7:39:13 -0700<![CDATA[Emergency Management Program Committee ]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes-2016/emergency-management-program-committee-9385.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes-2016/emergency-management-program-committee-9385.htmlWed, 16 Nov 2016 7:37:29 -0700<![CDATA[Pembroke Heritage Murals]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes-2016/pembroke-heritage-murals-2731.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes-2016/pembroke-heritage-murals-2731.htmlWed, 16 Nov 2016 7:34:01 -0700<![CDATA[Fellowes Key Club Spaghetti Dinner & Trivia Night]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/fellowes-key-club-spaghetti-dinner-trivia-night-5965.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/fellowes-key-club-spaghetti-dinner-trivia-night-5965.htmlTue, 15 Nov 2016 9:17:46 -0700Fellowes High School Key Club is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner and Trivia Night for adults aged 19+ from 6pm-9pm at the Kiwanis Field House at Riverside Park in Pembroke, on November 25, 2016. People will be seated at tables of 6-8 people and work as a team for the trivia portion of the night. Tickets will be $20.00 per person, please contact 613-639-5753 for tickets and more information. There will be awesome prizes to be won as well! All proceeds from this event will go towards Fellowes Key Club initiatives.

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<![CDATA[A Taste of Meditation]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/a-taste-of-meditation-2165.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/a-taste-of-meditation-2165.htmlTue, 15 Nov 2016 9:11:53 -0700A Taste of Meditation, free introductory classes.1st Tuesday of each month at Pembroke Public Library. 6:45pm-7:45pm. With instructors Madhura and Vasistha Ishaya. Clear your mind and promote inner peace. Ages 15 and up.

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<![CDATA[Business Bistro]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/business-bistro-2584.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/business-bistro-2584.htmlTue, 15 Nov 2016 9:11:25 -0700Join us for a FREE networking event on November 30, 2016 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm at The Courtyard Bistro. An excellent opportunity to connect with local business owners and entrepreneurs. 

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<![CDATA[Downtown Pembroke Pop-Up Market]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/downtown-pembroke-pop-up-market-4714.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/downtown-pembroke-pop-up-market-4714.htmlTue, 15 Nov 2016 9:11:00 -0700Join us for our first annual Pop-Up Market in Downtown Pembroke! From November 22 - November 26 vendors will be set up daily from 10:00am - 5:00pm at The Pembroke Mews (143 Pembroke Street West). Come to the Market and visit the local downtown shops!

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<![CDATA[City of Pembroke Business Registration Form]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/register-your-business-city-of-pembroke-business-registration-form/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/register-your-business-city-of-pembroke-business-registration-form/Thu, 03 Nov 2016 9:00:04 -0700To register your business please fill out the below form or download the form and email or return in person to: Heather McConnell hmcconnell@pembroke.ca or City of Pembroke Economic Development, 1 Pembroke Street East, Pembroke ON  K8A 3J5

About the Business Registry

The by-law to establish the City of Pembroke Business Registry was passed by Council in May 2012. All businesses within the City of Pembroke are required to register their businesses with the City. The information gathered helps the city to maintain accurate data about the number and types of businesses, and to ensure that they conform with the planning, zoning and signage by-laws, as well as the provincial Fire Code. The Registry is FREE to all businesses.

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<![CDATA[Dean Brody Concert]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/special-events/dean-brody-concert/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/special-events/dean-brody-concert/Thu, 03 Nov 2016 8:48:46 -0700Tickets on sale Friday November 4th 8am

Regular Tickets sales are Monday to Friday 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Pembroke Memorial Centre Recreation office.  
613 735 6821 ext. 1501 or email recreation@pembroke.ca 


Ticket Pricing:
*Stands - $50.00
Floor $60.00.  
*Please note there is no alcohol allowed in the stands, floor only.  Those who are in the stands may access the floor to purchase alcohol.

Please see the attached PDF seating floor plan.  Review the seating plan before calling for tickets.

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<![CDATA[Art Adventures Book Club at the Pembroke Public Library]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/home/art-adventures-book-club-at-the-pembroke-public-library-3717.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/home/art-adventures-book-club-at-the-pembroke-public-library-3717.htmlTue, 01 Nov 2016 6:39:28 -0700

The Art Adventurers welcomes juniors and teens (approximate ages 9-16) to join us once a month to meet, create and chat about books!

If you aren’t able to make every meeting, that’s alright; we welcome new-comers as well as past members.

Monday, November 21st at 6:00 p.m.

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<![CDATA[Concert: Christmas with the Classics ]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/home/concert-christmas-with-the-classics-6147.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/home/concert-christmas-with-the-classics-6147.htmlTue, 01 Nov 2016 6:32:00 -0700 

Hallelujah!   Begin the Christmas season with beautiful choral music presented by
the Pembroke Community Choir. Our 80-voice choir performs
“Christmas with the Classics”
on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 at 7 p.m. at Calvin United Church, Pembroke.  Advance tickets $15 or $18 at the door and children under 13 free.  Tickets available from choir members, at Pembroke Mall office, and Kevin’s Flowers, Petawawa.

 

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<![CDATA[If dogs could talk, book launch ]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/home/if-dogs-could-talk-book-launch-5245.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/home/if-dogs-could-talk-book-launch-5245.htmlTue, 01 Nov 2016 6:01:27 -0700 Join us at Pembroke Public Library for the launching of the book. If dogs could talk: love joy and tears, by Patricia Costey-Henry. November 29th, 6:30pm. 

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<![CDATA[Treasury]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/treasury/http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/treasury/Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:19:56 -0700The Finance Department incorporates Accounts Payable, Payroll and Accounts Receivable including taxes and water/sewer charges.  Methods of payment accepted include cash, cheque or debit card.

Contact Information

LeeAnn McIntyre, Treasurer
Phone: (613) 735-6821 x 1328
Fax: (613) 735-3660

Email: lmcintyre@pembroke.ca

Kim Peterson, Accounts Payable
Phone: (613) 735-6821 x 1324
Fax: (613) 735-3660
Email: kpeterson@pembroke.ca

Tax and Water Inquiries
Phone: (613) 735-6821 x 1323

Purchasing Section

Purchasing is responsible for the procurement of a large variety of goods and services at competitive prices and to maintain integrity and fairness in the selection of vendors and contractors.

Diane Schofield, Deputy Treasurer
Phone: (613) 735-6821 x 1401
Fax: (613) 732-1421
Email:  dschofield@pembroke.ca
Erin Haworth, Secretary
Phone: (613) 735-6821 x 1409
Fax: (613) 732-1421
Email: ehaworth@pembroke.ca
Brandy Out, Buyer/Timekeeper
Phone: (613) 735-6821 x 1408
Fax: (613) 732-1421
Email: bout@pembroke.ca
George Campbell, Stockkeeper
Phone: (613) 735-6821 x 1411
Fax: (613) 732-1421
Email: gcampbell@pembroke.ca

Procurement Policy and Procedures Manual

For Download: Click Here

The following are incorporated for the Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you require the reader, go to www.adobe.com for the free download.


Available in PDF Format

Municipal Property Assessment Corporation

What is your property assessed at?
www.mpac.ca contains the most recent assessment roll for all properties in Ontario. This information does not include names or mailing addresses of owners or tenants. MPAC has taken the necessary precautions to ensure that only basic property information along with current value assessment is available to viewers. The "property lookup" method restricts inquiries to one property per search, and does not facilitate data downloads.

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<![CDATA[Ontario Public Library Week Seminar Series]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/home/ontario-public-library-week-seminar-series-9449.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/home/ontario-public-library-week-seminar-series-9449.htmlTue, 18 Oct 2016 11:20:03 -0700Pembroke Public Library presents: Ontario Public Library Week Seminar Series. Monday October 17th, 2:00pm: Join author Les Bowser as he discusses his latest book about German immigrants who came to eastern Canada in the mid-1700s. Tuesday October 18th, 6:00pm-7:30pm: Fermented foods enthusiast Manon O'Connor speaks of the many health benefits found in cultured foods and beverages. Wednesday October 19th, 6:30pm-7:30pm. Sip, sample and talk tea with Steeped Tea consultant Shelly Philpott. All programs are free but require registration.

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<![CDATA[Night at the Museum Sleepover]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/home/night-at-the-museum-sleepover-6966.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/home/night-at-the-museum-sleepover-6966.htmlTue, 18 Oct 2016 11:11:17 -0700 Come spend a night among the exhibits! The Champlain Trail Museum is hosting a Night at the Museum sleepover for kids ages 8-12. Come dressed in your halloween costume, there will be activities, games, a pizza snack and we will be watching 'Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian'!  Children ages 5-7 are allowed to come for the evening only. Prices are $30 per child overnight, $20 per child for the evening. Please pre-register by calling 613-735-0517, or emailing curator@champlaintrailmuseum.com.

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<![CDATA[Pembroke Public Library]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes-2016/pembroke-public-library-9055.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes-2016/pembroke-public-library-9055.htmlMon, 17 Oct 2016 6:43:41 -0700<![CDATA[Local Board and Committee Minutes 2016]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes-2016/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes-2016/Mon, 17 Oct 2016 6:29:18 -0700<![CDATA[Pie Social]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/home/pie-social-1103.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/home/pie-social-1103.htmlFri, 07 Oct 2016 9:39:21 -0700 Grab a slice of fun at Pembroke Public Library's Pie Social! Thursday October 20, 2016. 6:00pm. 

Before the snow flies, come and enjoy this social, sampling event. Pay by the slice or sign-up as a baker and sample for free. Also enjoy live music and a silent auction.

Rules, regulations and further details found at Pembroke Public Library.

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<![CDATA[Ottawa Valley Craft Beer Festival]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/home/ottawa-valley-craft-beer-festival-5817.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/home/ottawa-valley-craft-beer-festival-5817.htmlFri, 07 Oct 2016 9:39:00 -0700Twelve craft breweries from the Ottawa Valley and other parts of Ontario will present their tastiest offerings for the people of the Valley to sample and enjoy. Food will also be availabe for purchase. This event is in support of the Robbie Dean Family Counselling Centre. 

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<![CDATA[Fire Prevention Week Open House]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/home/fire-prevention-week-open-house-1292.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/home/fire-prevention-week-open-house-1292.htmlFri, 07 Oct 2016 9:38:39 -0700The Pembroke Fire Department is hosting their annual Open House & BBQ for Fire Prevention Week from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks & cake with food donation to the Salvation Army Food Bank. This event is sponsored by the P.P.F.F.A. Local 488. Everyone is invited to meet the Chief, Fire Fighters & Sparky the Fire Dog. Other activities include: fire hall tours, bouncy house for kids, electronic extinguisher demonstration, water hose stations, aerial repelling demonstrations, all fire apparatus on display, smoke alarm exchange program, treats for children and prevention information, giveaways and prizes.

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<![CDATA[Christmas Craft Sale]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/home/christmas-craft-sale-2611.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/home/christmas-craft-sale-2611.htmlTue, 04 Oct 2016 11:17:40 -0700Annual Christmas Craft Sale - Join us in the Community Centre at Miramichi Lodge Saturday November 19th for one stop Christmas shopping!! Novelty items, hand crafted toys, soaps, Christmas decorations along with jewelry, kitchen must haves, aroma enhancement products, specialty clothing lines and so much more!!!

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<![CDATA[Pembroke History Tours]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/museums/pembroke-history-tours.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/museums/pembroke-history-tours.htmlTue, 04 Oct 2016 10:57:35 -0700Pembroke Haunted History Walking Tour

Pembroke Haunted History walking tour is a rollicking evening of spooky fun and adventure. You'll discover some of the many amazing ‘true crime’ stories of Pembroke’s history.

For more information please call 613-635-7281 or visit www.pembrokehistorytours.wordpress.com

Stories in Stone Walking Tour

Stories in Stone tour invites you on a discovery journey into local and international history, centering on the symbols and other intriguing information found on gravestones.

For more information please call 613-635-7281 or visit www.pembrokehistorytours.wordpress.com

Downtown Darkness Walking Tour

Downtown Darkness walking tour provides an unforgettable look at downtown Pembroke’s past, from its darkest moments to its booming highpoints.

For more information please call 613-635-7281 or visit www.pembrokehistorytours.wordpress.com

Through the Doorway Tour

This special tour event, offered only once or twice on select years, includes an unforgettable look inside some of Pembroke's historic gems, accompanied by amazing related tales and tidbits uncovered by diligent research that you will hear nowhere else.

For more information please call 613-635-7281 or visit www.pembrokehistorytours.wordpress.com

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<![CDATA[Planning Advisory & Adjustment Committee Agenda 2016]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-agendas-2016/planning-advisory-adjustment-committee-agenda-2016-5999.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-agendas-2016/planning-advisory-adjustment-committee-agenda-2016-5999.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 5:58:42 -0700<![CDATA[Reading with Ronald McDonald]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/home/reading-with-ronald-mcdonald-291.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/home/reading-with-ronald-mcdonald-291.htmlFri, 16 Sep 2016 5:48:36 -0700Join Ronald McDonald for an interaative Story Time at the Pembroke Public Library on Tuesday, October 4th at 10:30 a.m. Geared towards children 4 - 7 years old, but all ages welcome!

Free Family Event! Don't miss out!

This learning experience is brought to you by your local Pembroke McDonalds. For more information contact Pembroke Public Library at 613-732-8844 ext. 2.

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<![CDATA[Carefor Craft Sale]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/home/carefor-craft-sale-3585.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/home/carefor-craft-sale-3585.htmlFri, 16 Sep 2016 5:46:02 -0700 10 am -2 pm 

Sunday  November 6 2016

For table rental  $12.00 plus advertising

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<![CDATA[Public Skating]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/summer-programs/public-skating.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/summer-programs/public-skating.htmlTue, 13 Sep 2016 6:51:52 -0700The City of Pembroke's Public Skating program runs from October to March:

Enjoy Leisure skating throughout the week  at the Pembroke Memorial Centre (PMC).

Adults and Seniors Skate:     Monday Wednesday & Friday 10:00 - 11:00 am*
Parents and Tots Skate:      Monday Wednesday and Friday 11:00  - noon*
Youth & Family Skate:  Fridays 7:25 pm and Sundays 2:00 p.m.* 

*Please note that public skating times may be cancelled from time to time and throughout the year for other facility rentals.

Please check the calendar of events or notices on the homepage for a current schedule.

Public Skating Rates:


$3.75
Senior (55+)/Student (14-17) - $3.25

Skating Passes: Adults $27.00 Seniors $22.00 (8 skates)

For any questions about Public Skating, please contact the Recreation Department

Phone: (613) 735-6821 ext. 1501

Email: recreation@pembroke.ca

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<![CDATA[St. George's Anglican Church Turkey Supper]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/home/st-george-s-anglican-church-turkey-supper-3310.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/home/st-george-s-anglican-church-turkey-supper-3310.htmlFri, 09 Sep 2016 12:59:48 -07003:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Adults:  $12.00

Children (6 to 12):  $5.00

Children (under 5):  Free

Advance tickets OR tickets at door *Limited seating available*

For more info. call (613) 732-7101 or (613)735-4295 

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<![CDATA[Computer Skills Training ]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/home/computer-skills-training-555.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/home/computer-skills-training-555.htmlFri, 09 Sep 2016 12:54:30 -0700Computer Skills Training at Pembroke Public Library. 

If you are new or a beginner to computers/tablets, then this is your chance to learn and enhance your knowledge!.

Only $15 per class.

Register today at Pembroke Public Library! Spaces fill quickly.

613-732-8844 ext. 1

fineprint@pembrokelibrary.ca

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<![CDATA[Introduction to Essential Oils]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/home/introduction-to-essential-oils-2987.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/home/introduction-to-essential-oils-2987.htmlFri, 09 Sep 2016 12:53:28 -0700Introduction to Essential oils presented by Andrea McIntyre, Wednesday September 14, 6:00pm. Not all essential oils are created equally! Let expert Andrea McIntyre answer your questions and show you how to implement essential oils into your lifestyle. DIY project to follow discussion. Register for this free event at Pembroke Public Library.

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<![CDATA[Striking Committee]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2016/striking-committee-645.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2016/striking-committee-645.htmlFri, 09 Sep 2016 7:54:46 -0700<![CDATA[Full Moon Yoga]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/full-moon-yoga-7258.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/full-moon-yoga-7258.htmlWed, 07 Sep 2016 10:39:26 -0700<![CDATA[American Gothic Murder Mystery Gala]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/home/american-gothic-murder-mystery-gala-7882.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/home/american-gothic-murder-mystery-gala-7882.htmlWed, 07 Sep 2016 10:26:23 -0700 You are cordially invited to solve an American Gothic Murder Mystery at Anthony's Italian Grill on Saturday, October 29, 2016.

Please join The Phoenix Centre for Children and Families for a suave and sinister soirée this Halloween, benefiting children’s mental health initiatives in your community. 

Adorn yourself in Gothic Glamour - elegant costumes are encouraged. Think Tim Burton for inspiration!  
A “Cask of Amontillado” Wine tasting & Reception starts at 6:00 PM. 
The feast and fowl play will begin at 7:00 PM.,
Tickets: $100/person, including: appetizers, wine tasting, and a delectable 3 course meal from Anthony’s. $50 charitable tax receipts will be issued.
A Killer Deal!  Suspects dine for $85. Limited space.  
Contact vmorena@phoenixctr.com for details.
Tickets can be purchased at :
The Phoenix Centre,  130 Pembroke St W.
Anthony’s Italian Grill, 133 Pembroke St. E. 
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<![CDATA[American Gothic Murder Mystery Gala]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/home/american-gothic-murder-mystery-gala-679.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/home/american-gothic-murder-mystery-gala-679.htmlWed, 07 Sep 2016 10:25:57 -0700 You are cordially invited to solve an American Gothic Murder Mystery at Anthony's Italian Grill on Saturday, October 29, 2016.

Please join The Phoenix Centre for Children and Families for a suave and sinister soirée this Halloween, benefiting children’s mental health initiatives in your community. 

Adorn yourself in Gothic Glamour - elegant costumes are encouraged. Think Tim Burton for inspiration!  
A “Cask of Amontillado” Wine tasting & Reception starts at 6:00 PM. 
The feast and fowl play will begin at 7:00 PM.,
Tickets: $100/person, including: appetizers, wine tasting, and a delectable 3 course meal from Anthony’s. $50 charitable tax receipts will be issued.
A Killer Deal!  Suspects dine for $85. Limited space.  
Contact vmorena@phoenixctr.com for details.
Tickets can be purchased at :
The Phoenix Centre,  130 Pembroke St W.
Anthony’s Italian Grill, 133 Pembroke St. E. 
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<![CDATA[Scrabble Club]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/home/scrabble-club-7136.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/home/scrabble-club-7136.htmlWed, 07 Sep 2016 10:25:28 -0700 Join Pembroke Public Library's Scrabble Club! Play everyone's favourite word game at the Library, Thursday nights at 6:00pm. Sign-up today!

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<![CDATA[Kidney Walk - Pembroke]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/kidney-walk-pembroke-4438.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/kidney-walk-pembroke-4438.htmlWed, 07 Sep 2016 10:24:28 -0700<![CDATA[Combined Committee Minutes - 2016]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2016/combined-committee-minutes-2016-5367.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2016/combined-committee-minutes-2016-5367.htmlWed, 07 Sep 2016 6:06:31 -0700<![CDATA[Striking Committee]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-agendas-2016/striking-committee-5255.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-agendas-2016/striking-committee-5255.htmlFri, 02 Sep 2016 10:51:41 -0700<![CDATA[Doing Business with the City of Pembroke Event]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/8730.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/8730.htmlWed, 31 Aug 2016 12:58:36 -0700The City of Pembroke is inviting local businesses to City Hall on Wednesday, September 28th from 6:00-7:30pm to discuss our Procurment Policy and learn more about doing business with the City. This event is for any business who may be looking to secure work or contracts with the City of Pembroke. 

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<![CDATA[Registration for Pembroke Community Choir]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/home/registration-for-pembroke-community-choir-802.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/home/registration-for-pembroke-community-choir-802.htmlFri, 26 Aug 2016 7:09:13 -0700Do you like to sing?  This is the year to join the Pembroke Community Choir--in December a concert of beautiful Christmas choruses from classic composers, and in the spring, a celebration of Canada's 150th with a selection of Canadian compositions.  Registration is on Monday, September 12th at 6:30 p.m. at Wesley Community Church, 210 Renfrew Street (at Moffat) in Pembroke. 

We welcome new members every year and there are no auditions to join; just show up on the first night, and we'll buddy you with a choir member for the practice.  We are also accepting registrations on Monday, September 19th and 26th--so you can try it out for the first three weeks before you commit to becoming a member. 

Registration fee for a half-year is $50; full-year $80.  Students and additional family members pay $50 and $30 for full and half-year.  More information is available on our website at www.pembrokecommunitychoir.org or you can call Linda Clark at 613-735-6604.

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<![CDATA[Motels/Hotels/Inns]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/accommodations/motelshotelsinns/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/accommodations/motelshotelsinns/Thu, 25 Aug 2016 8:14:19 -0700

Best Western Pembroke Inn & Conference Centre

1 International Drive
Pembroke, ON K8A 6W5
Phone: (613) 735-0131 or 1-800-567-2378
Fax: (613) 735-0078
website: www.bestpembroke.com
email: agm@bestpembroke.com

Colonial Fireside Inn

1350 Pembroke Street West
Pembroke, ON K8A 7A3
Phone: (613) 732-3623 or 1-888-468-8882
Fax: (613) 732-4232

Comfort Inn Pembroke

959 Pembroke Street East
Pembroke, ON K8A 3M3
Phone: (613) 735-1057 or 1-800-228-5150
Fax: (613) 735-7685

Econo Lodge

1218 Pembroke Street East
Pembroke, ON K8A 7R9
Phone: (613) 732-4222

Grey Gables Inn

353 Mackay Street
Pembroke, ON
K8A 1C8
Tel: 613-635-7011
Email: shirley@greygablesinn.ca

Hillside Inn

638 Pembroke Street East
Pembroke, ON K8A 3L9
Phone: (613) 732-3616
Fax: (613) 735-7433

Holiday Inn Express

8 International Drive
Pembroke, ON  K8A 6W5
Phone: (613) 629-1990
Email: gmhiexpembroke@gmail.com

Sleepy Haven Motel

1207 Pembroke Street East
Pembroke, ON K8A 7R6
Phone: (613) 732-8818
Fax: (613) 732-8691
Email: sleepyh@nrtco.net

Town & Country Motel

180 Golf Course Road
Pembroke, ON K8A 7B3
Phone: (613) 735-0636

Travellers Inn

1044 Pembroke Street East
Pembroke, ON K8A 6Z2
Phone: (613) 732-9901
Fax: (613) 732-9901
Email: yksi@gmx.com

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<![CDATA[The War Horse Project presents Yoga Among the Horses]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/home/the-war-horse-project-presents-yoga-among-the-horses-1945.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/home/the-war-horse-project-presents-yoga-among-the-horses-1945.htmlMon, 22 Aug 2016 5:52:26 -0700RAIN DATE: Yoga Among the Horses has been postponed until Sunday, August 28th. Come and join The War Horse Project for a day of horses, yoga, and relaxation - all while helping out a great cause! Email twhpyoga@gmail.com to book your spot today and SAVE with our 50% Sale!

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<![CDATA[Movie Night in the Park - Star Wars: The Force Awakens]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/movie-night-in-the-park-star-wars-the-force-awakens-2771.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/movie-night-in-the-park-star-wars-the-force-awakens-2771.htmlThu, 18 Aug 2016 12:52:55 -0700Coming September 3rd to Movie Night in the Park:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Rated PG)

Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance.


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Every movie night can be viewed at 9:00 p.m. at the Riverwalk Amphitheatre located down at the Pembroke Waterfront.

Please bring a non-perishable food item in support of the Salvation Army and St. Joseph's Food Bank! 

The City of Pembroke may show films with a movie rating of G, PG, and 14A.  Film ratings are set provincially by the Ontario Film Review Board.

For any questions about Movie Night, please contact the Recreation Department:

Phone: (613) 735-6821 ext. 1502

Email: recreation@pembroke.ca (for questions and movie suggestions).

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<![CDATA[Movie Night in the Park - Kung Fu Panda 3]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/movie-night-in-the-park-kung-fu-panda-3-5778.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/movie-night-in-the-park-kung-fu-panda-3-5778.htmlThu, 18 Aug 2016 12:49:46 -0700Coming September 4th to Movie Night in the Park:
Kung Fu Panda 3 (Rated PG)

When Po's long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible-learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas.

 


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During July and August, weekly movies will begin every Tuesday at 9:00 PM at the Riverwalk Amphitheatre located down at the Pembroke Waterfront.

Please bring a non-perishable food item in support of the Salvation Army and St. Joseph's Food Bank! 

The City of Pembroke may show films with a movie rating of G, PG, and 14A.  Film ratings are set provincially by the Ontario Film Review Board.

For any questions about Movie Night, please contact the Recreation Department:

Phone: (613) 735-6821 ext. 1502

Email: recreation@pembroke.ca (for questions and movie suggestions).

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<![CDATA[Waterfront Live!]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/waterfront-live-3587.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/waterfront-live-3587.htmlThu, 18 Aug 2016 9:37:23 -0700Waterfront Live! performances are scheduled for 7PM nightly at the Riverwalk Amphitheatre located at the Pembroke Waterfront with the exception of Movie Night. 

For more information, please call the Recreation Dept. at 613 735 6821 ext. 1501.

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<![CDATA[Business Planning]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/police-services/business-planning/http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/police-services/business-planning/Thu, 18 Aug 2016 8:46:55 -0700<![CDATA[Delegations - Presenting Information to Committee or Council]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/procedures-for-an-individual-delegation/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/procedures-for-an-individual-delegation/Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:47:56 -0700<![CDATA[Council Corner]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/Wed, 17 Aug 2016 11:40:45 -0700

 Pembroke City Council

The present Corporation of the City of Pembroke Council was established on the October 27, 2014 municipal elections for a four-year term ending in November 30, 2018. Five Councillors and one Deputy Mayor make up this Council under the chairmanship of Mayor.

The present Council are:

Elected

Contact Information

Committee
Mayor Michael LeMay
Mayor Michael LeMay

1 Pembroke Street East
Pembroke, ON   K8A 3J5
mlemay@pembroke.ca
613-735-6821 ext. 1399
613-735-3660 (fax)
613-633-6174 (cell)

Planning and Development Committee, Vice-Chair
Deputy Mayor Ron Gervais
Deputy Mayor Ron Gervais


 

1 Pembroke Street East
Pembroke, ON  K8A 3J5
rgervais@pembroke.ca
613-735-6821 ext. 1390 
613-735-3660 (fax)
613-735-7455 (res)

Finance and Administration Committee, Chair

Councillor Patricia Lafreniere

1 Pembroke Street East
Pembroke, ON   K8A 3J5
plafreniere@pembroke.ca
613-735-6821 ext. 1391
613-735-3660 (fax)

Planning and Development Committee, Chair

Councillor John McCann

1 Pembroke Street East
Pembroke, ON   K8A 3J5
jmccann@pembroke.ca
613-735-6821 ext 1392
613-735-3660 (fax)

Recreation and Tourism Committee, Chair
Finance and Administration Committee, Vice-Chair
 


Councillor Andrew Plummer

1 Pembroke Street East
Pembroke, ON   K8A 3J5
aplummer@pembroke.ca
613-735-6821 ext 1393
613-735-3660 (fax)

Operations Committee, Vice-Chair

Councillor Christine Reavie

1 Pembroke Street East
Pembroke, ON   K8A 3J5
creavie@pembroke.ca
613-735-6821 ext 1394
613-735-3660 (fax)

Recreation and Tourism Committee, Vice-Chair

Councillor Les Scott

1 Pembroke Street East
Pembroke, ON   K8A 3J5
lscott@pembroke.ca
613-735-6821 ext 1395
613-735-3660 (fax)
613-639-4645 (cell)
613-735-1951 (res)

Operations Committee, Chair

At the January 6th, 2015 Council meeting, the individuals as noted on the attached were appointed to the following stated committees for a four-year term ending November 30, 2018.


For general email correspondence send mail to pembroke@pembroke.ca

For more information:

City of Pembroke
1 Pembroke St E
Pembroke ON K8A 3J5
Phone : (613) 735-6821 x 1390
Fax: (613) 735-3660

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<![CDATA[Pembroke Economic Development Advisory Committee Agenda 2016]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-agendas-2016/pembroke-economic-development-advisory-committee-minutes-2016-1857.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-agendas-2016/pembroke-economic-development-advisory-committee-minutes-2016-1857.htmlWed, 17 Aug 2016 8:13:45 -0700<![CDATA[Online Interactive Map]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/find-us/online-interactive-map/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/find-us/online-interactive-map/Tue, 16 Aug 2016 7:00:55 -0700Online Interactive Map - Requires Browser plugin and does not on work on most browsers

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City of Pembroke on Google Maps - Works on all browsers!


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<![CDATA[Find Us]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/find-us/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/find-us/Mon, 15 Aug 2016 11:19:57 -0700The City of Pembroke, with an established industrial sector, is the largest commercial service centre between Ottawa and North Bay.

Centrally located and easily accessible, Pembroke is just 150 km northwest of Ottawa, Canada’s capital, and within a four hour drive of both Montreal (and the St. Lawrence Seaway), and Toronto, Ontario’s capital.

Conveniently situated alongside the scenic Ottawa River in the eastern region of Ontario, Pembroke is serviced by all major overland routes within Renfrew County and is strategically located on Trans Canada Highway #17. Provincial highways #41 and #60 provide quick access to southern Ontario. U.S. border crossings at Gananoque, Ontario and Ogdensburg, New York are just three hours from Pembroke. Highway #148 links Pembroke to the province of Quebec, just across the Ottawa River.

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<![CDATA[Residents]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/Mon, 15 Aug 2016 5:57:06 -0700The City of Pembroke strives to maintain a superb quality of life for its residents. From publicly maintained sports and recreational facilities to programs and services aimed at ensuring health and wellness you’ll find a wealth of resources that contribute to you and your family’s well being.

If you would like to learn more about early settlement in Pembroke, check out the History of Pembroke pages.

This section contains information to help you plan and organize your daily activities. If there is additional information that you'd like to see here, please use the Customer Service Report located in the menu to submit your comments.

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<![CDATA[Summer Kids' Days]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/summer-kids-days-6198.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/summer-kids-days-6198.htmlFri, 12 Aug 2016 5:45:00 -0700Calling all children ages 5-12! The Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village invites you to join us for our Kids' Days every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in July and August. The Kids' Days run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $25 a day.
For more details and information, click on the photos attached.

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<![CDATA[11th Annual Black & White Gala ]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/home/11th-annual-black-white-gala-5775.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/home/11th-annual-black-white-gala-5775.htmlThu, 11 Aug 2016 9:20:53 -0700Join us for the 11th Annual Black & White Gala, a celebration of Health Care Philanthropy! Tickets are $175 each (with a $100 tax receipt).

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<![CDATA[Holiday Inn Express Dr. Kim Armstrong Turkey Trot]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/home/holiday-inn-express-dr-kim-armstrong-turkey-trot-783.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/home/holiday-inn-express-dr-kim-armstrong-turkey-trot-783.htmlThu, 11 Aug 2016 8:53:03 -07005K Walk/Run, 10K Run, or 2K Children's Obstacle Course Register by September 1st to receive a free buff! Spaghetti Dinner, Early Registrations, & Race-Kit pick-up on Friday, October 7th at the Holiday Inn Express Pembroke Prices increase on Race Day Supports the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation

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<![CDATA[Fall Evening Classes at Algonquin College]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/home/fall-evening-classes-at-algonquin-college-6259.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/home/fall-evening-classes-at-algonquin-college-6259.htmlTue, 09 Aug 2016 12:07:35 -0700Fall evening class registration is now open. Visit www.algonquincollege.com/pembrokePD to see everything we have to offer. Exciting new such as live webinars from Dallas, Texas exploring many aspects of the JFK Assassination in 1963, as well as An American Election: 2016, Family Secrets Revealed by DNA, Food Service Worker Program, woodworking, German and Thai Cooking , photography and video, skills for nurses, computer training and much more.

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<![CDATA[Feature Film - Disney's Pete's Dragon]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/home/feature-film-disney-s-pete-s-dragon-2464.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/home/feature-film-disney-s-pete-s-dragon-2464.htmlTue, 09 Aug 2016 8:30:59 -0700<![CDATA[Combined Committee Agendas 2016]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-agendas-2016/combined-committee-agendas-2016-2342.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-agendas-2016/combined-committee-agendas-2016-2342.htmlFri, 05 Aug 2016 7:42:15 -0700<![CDATA[Operations Committee Minutes - 2015]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes/operations-committee-minutes-2015-477.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes/operations-committee-minutes-2015-477.htmlThu, 04 Aug 2016 5:25:21 -0700<![CDATA[Recreation]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/recreation-tourism/http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/recreation-tourism/Wed, 03 Aug 2016 12:25:13 -0700The Recreation, Culture & Tourism Department oversees the planning and implementation of recreation programs, bookings for city owned facilities, and special events including:

Kinsmen Pool
Pembroke Marina
Recreation Programming
Riverside Park Tent and Trailer Campground
Special Events
Special Interest Outdoor Activities

It also maintains a Volunteer Program and actively recruits members of the community to assist with public events.

It is responsible for tourism publications including the Tourism Guide, Street Map and Z card in partnership with the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association.

Office located at:

Pembroke Memorial Centre - Upper Level
393 Pembroke St W

Mailing Address:

1 Pembroke St E
Pembroke ON K8A 3J5
Phone: (613) 735-6821 x 1501
Fax: (613) 635-7709
Email: recreation@pembroke.ca


Ron Conroy, Manager
Phone: 613 735 6821 x 1404
rconroy@pembroke.ca 

Jo-Anne Schutt, Facilities Booking Co-ordinator
Phone: (613) 735-6821 x 1510
jschutt@pembroke.ca

Suzanne Lance, Aquatic Supervisor/Program Assistant
Phone: (613) 735-6821 x 1503
slance@pembroke.ca

Jordan Durocher, Program Assistant
Phone: (613) 735-6821 x 1502
jdurocher@pembroke.ca


Non-Resident Recreation Surcharge Fact Sheet

Fact sheet is being updated with current information.

What's Happening?

To find out about the various clubs, cultural societies and activities in our city, the Calendar of Events list is a quick look at events and dates in the city.

Who to Contact

All of the official contact information for the clubs and organizations is in the Clubs and Organizations Directory.

Using City Facilities

Click here to view City Services and to find out what the cost is for use and/or rental of publicly managed City Facilities.

     City of Pembroke-Hockeytown Canada Clothing now available.
     For further information please click here.

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<![CDATA[Bird Watching]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/summer-programs/bird-watching-9813.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/summer-programs/bird-watching-9813.htmlFri, 29 Jul 2016 5:05:46 -0700

The Pembroke and Area Field Naturalists Club hosts a number of walks throughout the year, including an owl prowl, a butterfly count, and birdwalks around the city and the county.

For further information, please visit: http://www.pafn.on.ca/

Birds of Lake Dore



Common Winter Birds of Renfrew County

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<![CDATA[Butterflying]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/summer-programs/butterflying-7168.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/summer-programs/butterflying-7168.htmlFri, 29 Jul 2016 5:05:02 -0700Butterflying is a hobby of observing and the study of butterflies. It also includes the "catch and release" of butterflies. 

The Lake Dore and The Hog Island count are two butterfly counts that are hosted by the Pembroke & Area Field Naturalist Club annually.

To find out more about butterflies and annual count, please click here

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<![CDATA[Canada Day Festivities]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/canada-day-festivities-6811.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/canada-day-festivities-6811.htmlTue, 26 Jul 2016 12:45:22 -0700

Every July 1st the City of Pembroke hosts Canada Day Festivities for the public to enjoy. A wide variety of family activities are offered along with musical entertainment at the Waterfront before a spectacular fireworks display at Riverside Park, followed by an outdoor movie on a three-story screen!

Thanks to everyone who helped make Canada Day 2016 a success! See you for the 150th next year!

For any questions concerning the Canada Day Festivities please contact the Recreation Department:

Phone: (613) 735-6821 ext. 1501

Email: recreation@pembroke.ca

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<![CDATA[City Suppliers and Contractors]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/accessibility/city-suppliers-and-contractors/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/accessibility/city-suppliers-and-contractors/Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:34:38 -0700The legislation states that contractors, vendors, and individuals that the City of Pembroke has contracted to provide goods or services to customers must ensure that their employees are trained on providing accessible customer service. This includes complying with the City of Pembroke Accessible Customer Service Policy.

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<![CDATA[Annual Santa Claus Parade of Lights]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/annual-santa-claus-parade-of-lights-1374.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/annual-santa-claus-parade-of-lights-1374.htmlMon, 25 Jul 2016 5:25:01 -0700The annual City of Pembroke's Santa Claus Parade of lights will take place on Saturday November 26th 5:30 p.m.

The parade will commence at Moncion Metro's back parking lot and proceed west throughout our downtown.

Parade Theme and registration form will be available shortly.  Check back soon for more information!

For more information please contact us recreation@pembroke.ca

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<![CDATA[Mini Golf & Horse Shoes]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/facilities/mini-golf-539.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/facilities/mini-golf-539.htmlMon, 18 Jul 2016 7:41:39 -0700The City of Pembroke is pleased to be home to the Hockeytown Canada Mini Golf facility located in Riverside Park. With local landmarks and hockey obstacles, golf enthusiasts will enjoy 18 holes of family fun with a touch of competition thrown in. Operational throughout the spring and summer, the course is lit for evening enjoyment as well. Riverside Park also boasts well-maintained horseshoe pits!

The following are our 2016 Rates:

Adult (HST included)                                         $3.25
Child                                                                $2.00
TGIF (July & August) 14 and under                     $1.00
 

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<![CDATA[Music on the Lawn]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/home/music-on-the-lawn-838.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/home/music-on-the-lawn-838.htmlThu, 14 Jul 2016 9:30:01 -0700Hey musicians! Let your sound be heard this summer! Pembroke Public Library's Music on the Lawn series is presented every Wednesday afternoon in July and August. Interested, or know someone who may be? Contact Pembroke Public Library. Spaces fill up quickly!

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<![CDATA[Splash Pads]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/splash-pads/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/splash-pads/Tue, 12 Jul 2016 12:48:41 -0700<![CDATA[Parks]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/Tue, 12 Jul 2016 12:44:27 -0700<![CDATA[City of Pembroke Recreation, Culture & Tourism Spring-Summer Guide 2016]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/city-of-pembroke-recreation-culture-tourism-spring-summer-guide-2016-4985.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/city-of-pembroke-recreation-culture-tourism-spring-summer-guide-2016-4985.htmlTue, 12 Jul 2016 12:40:32 -0700 ]]><![CDATA[City of Pembroke Parks Inventory]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/city-of-pembroke-parks-inventory-2475.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/city-of-pembroke-parks-inventory-2475.htmlTue, 12 Jul 2016 12:27:41 -0700The Park Inventory features park amenities for each green space within the City of Pembroke.

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<![CDATA[Whitewood Park]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/whitewood-park-6738.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/whitewood-park-6738.htmlTue, 12 Jul 2016 8:46:37 -0700Whitewood Park is located on Garden St.

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<![CDATA[Shamrock Park]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/shamrock-park.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/shamrock-park.htmlTue, 12 Jul 2016 8:16:21 -0700This downtown parkette is a year-round gathering place as well as a site for live music, lunch time picnics and special events organized by the PBIA (Pembroke Business Improvement Area). It is located at the corner of Pembroke Street West and Moffat Street, a prime location in the midst of downtown Pembroke.

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<![CDATA[River Rd. Parkette]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/river-rd-parkette-3851.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/river-rd-parkette-3851.htmlTue, 12 Jul 2016 8:05:21 -0700This little parkette is located on River Rd. directly across from the City of Pembroke's Operations Department.  Nestled in a small cluster of trees, this parkette is a great spot to take a break and view the bustling streets of Pembroke.

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<![CDATA[Centenary Park]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/centenary-park-1865.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/centenary-park-1865.htmlThu, 07 Jul 2016 9:34:24 -0700Located at the Pembroke Waterfront, Centenary Park was once a place that baseball games were played, before the Millennium Project and development of the Waterfront.  More recently, it was the home of the Pembroke Waterfront Festival.  The festival hosted it's last concert in 2011.  This is now a passive green space that residents use for a variety of recreation opportunities.  In 2014, the City installed new washrooms facilities at the west end of the park.

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<![CDATA[Lea St. Park]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/lea-st-park-4209.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/lea-st-park-4209.htmlThu, 07 Jul 2016 9:26:32 -0700Located in the City's west end, this acreage of green space offers some shade from mature trees.

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<![CDATA[The Bark Park]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/facilities/bark-park-3768.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/facilities/bark-park-3768.htmlThu, 07 Jul 2016 5:47:04 -0700

The Bark Park is the City of Pembroke's off-leash dog park. Currently this park is in a pilot project phase.  This open space park provides an opportunity for dog lovers to be social with their pets.

The Bark Bark is open from dawn until dusk and is a smoke free space.

Off-leash dog park tags are required to use the facility. Tags are $10.00 including H.S.T. and can be purchased at City Hall (1 Pembroke St. E).

If you would like more information about the park please contact us at recreation@pembroke.ca. If you would like to report a maintenance issue, please email pembroke@pembroke.ca.

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<![CDATA[D'Youville Park]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/d-youville-park-5324.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/d-youville-park-5324.htmlThu, 07 Jul 2016 5:08:36 -0700Located on D'Youville Dr., this parcel of land is a great spot offering lots of green space.  D'Youville Park is known for it's football field-like shape and is a terrific spot for any resident to enjoy.

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<![CDATA[McGee St. Parkette]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/mcgee-st-parkette-8281.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/mcgee-st-parkette-8281.htmlWed, 06 Jul 2016 12:52:02 -0700Another tiny parcel of land that is maintaned by the City of Pembroke.  This small parkette located on the corner of Boundary Rd. and McGee St., features shaded area and a beautiful flower bed.

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<![CDATA[Eganville Rd. Parkette]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/eganville-rd-parkette-7260.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/eganville-rd-parkette-7260.htmlWed, 06 Jul 2016 12:49:09 -0700Located at the corner of Boundary and Eganville Rd., this tiny parcel of land is maintained by the City of Pembroke.  Due to it's awkward terrain, there are no park amenities at this location.

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<![CDATA[War Memorial Cenotaph Park]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/memorial-cenotaph-park.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/memorial-cenotaph-park.htmlWed, 06 Jul 2016 12:35:35 -0700Located on the corner of Pembroke Street East and Mackay Street, beside Pembroke's City Hall, Memorial Cenotaph Park is Pembroke's war memorial to all Canadian service men and women who have served and died in WWI, WWII, The Korean War and more recent battles in which the Canadian military has been engaged. Annual Remembrance Day services conducted by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #72 are held every November 11th at 11:00 A.M.

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<![CDATA[Cecil St. Park]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/cecil-st-park-196.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/cecil-st-park-196.htmlWed, 06 Jul 2016 12:25:23 -0700This park, located directly on Cecil St. offers a variety of play opportunities for children of all ages; basketball court, playground and swingset to name a few.

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<![CDATA[Pembroke Waterfront]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/waterfront-park.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/waterfront-park.htmlWed, 06 Jul 2016 12:20:44 -0700The City's Millennium Project focused on the complete redevelopment of the downtown waterfront, and while much of the work was completed in 2000, final touches, such as a small waterfall, a shaded pavilion and a paved courtyard that is wheelchair accessible were added in 2002. In 2003 the Boardwalk was extended by 350 feet to connect with the Living Legacy Landmark kiosk that explains the cultural and heritage significance of the Ottawa River as the original "Trans-Canada Highway".


What was once a ho-hum under-utilized municipal park has become an incredible "people place" with a Boardwalk, a 600 seat Amphitheatre, a full-sized bandstand, a courtyard,  several viewing gazebos, several picnic tables and benches, a woodland chapel and a children's playground.


An initial Canada Millennium Partnership Program grant of $158,000 grew into a project worth well over $1,500,000 through corporate sponsorships, donations in kind, services in kind and private contributions. Volunteers built the entire facility and every service club in the City has contributed either time, money, or most often, both. The Pembroke Horticultural Society designs, plants and maintains all of the gardens. Several school groups have been involved in tree plantings and spring clean-ups, and countless residents come down on a regular basis just to help out.


Early in 2007, the waterfront again became the focus of public attention when a private citizen, who wishes to remain anonymous, donated $100,000 to further enhance Pembroke's waterfront! The gift is due in part to the donor's pleasure at seeing the waterfront being enjoyed by people from all walks of life. In particular, its accessibility to those with physical and other challenges was noted.


Noted volunteer and community leader Mr. Fred Blackstein was chosen by the donor to manage the endowment, and he immediately brought members of the community together, including Communities in Bloom, Algonquin College, the Kiwanis Club, the Pembroke Horticultural Society and the Pembroke Field Naturalists to discuss projects to add polish and sparkle to an already beautiful jewel. 

Living Legacy Landmark

The Living Legacy Landmark project, in which Pembroke is a partner along with other municipalities along the river, provides information about our portion of the river, as well as what can be found north and south of us. The interpretive kiosk frames a lovely view of the river and is an integral part of the Waterfront Park.

The Cockburn Pointer Boat
Installed at the waterfront, the Cockburn Pointer Boat Monument pays tribute to a unique vessel that used to be made in Pembroke by the Cockburns. With a pointed bow and stern, it was designed so that raftsmen could work quickly and easily to separate logs out of the giant floating log booms on the Ottawa River and destined for the timber mills. This lasting legacy to a by-gone era was erected circa 1995, and was one of the first installations in the Waterfront Park.

The Portage Sundial
The Portage Sundial was installed in 2007 featuring a wrought iron sculpture of a canoeist making a portage over logs and granite. The logs are the hour indicators, and the tip of the canoe is the gnomon. We believe this is the most unique sundial in Canada and it was designed by local artist Barbara Blackstein with the assistance of her husband, Fred.

The Riverwalk Amphitheatre
Every night in July and August there is something happening at the Riverwalk Amphitheatre! A wide variety of local talent is showcased here under the Waterfront Live! program starting at 7pm and running until 9pm. Also, Tuesday nights in July and August are FREE movie nights outdoors at the Riverwalk Amphitheatre! 

The Kiwanis Walkway
The Kiwanis Walkway is a scenic paved pathway along the Ottawa River. Take a stroll or cycle along the river's edge between the Waterfront and Riverside Parks. The lovely paved trail is 1.5 km and will bring you close to nature to view many species of plants, animals and birds that call the shoreline home.

The Timber Crib
The builders of the craft, Shaw Lumber, donated the 21,000 kg structure to the park. For 3 days in August 2009, a group of enterprising lumbermen retraced the route of the last commercial timber run from Deep River to Ottawa by sailing an authentic log crib built in the style of the pioneers, something that hasn't been seen on the Ottawa River in more than 100 years. Now the famous timber crib has a permanent home at the Waterfront Park.

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<![CDATA[Golfview Park]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/golfview-park-1805.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/golfview-park-1805.htmlWed, 06 Jul 2016 12:18:56 -0700This quiet little park, nestled at the end of Moss Dr. offers amenities such as slides, swing sets, benches and other play structure. This park was donated to the City, by the developer of the subdivision.

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<![CDATA[Walking Trails]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/parks/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/parks/Tue, 05 Jul 2016 5:05:57 -0700Pembroke Walking Tours

Small Loop - 3.9km (Shown)     Medium Loop East - 7.53km     Medium Loop West - 8.1km     Large Loop - 11.2km


View Small Loop - 3.90km in a larger map

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<![CDATA[Kiwanis Walk Way]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/parks/kiwanis-walk-way/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/parks/kiwanis-walk-way/Mon, 04 Jul 2016 12:36:46 -0700The Kiwanis Walkway
The Kiwanis Walkway is a scenic paved pathway along the Ottawa River. Take a stroll or cycle along the river's edge between the Waterfront and Riverside Park. The lovely paved trail is 1.5 km and will bring you close to nature to view many species of plants, animals and birds that call the shoreline home.

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<![CDATA[Dunlop Park]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/dunlop-park.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/dunlop-park.htmlMon, 04 Jul 2016 12:13:14 -0700Located next to the former home of the Hon. E. A. Dunlop, former Treasurer of Ontario (now Grey Gables). A pretty little gem near Pembroke's downtown area.

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<![CDATA[Recreation]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/Mon, 04 Jul 2016 9:29:36 -0700<![CDATA[Canada Day Festivities]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/canada-day-festivities-2559.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/canada-day-festivities-2559.htmlSat, 02 Jul 2016 6:09:24 -0700The City of Pembroke invites you to celebrate Canada's 149th birthday!
A variety of family activities are offered along with musical entertainment at the Pembroke Waterfront before a spectacular fireworks display at Riverside Park, followed by an outdoor movie on a three-story screen.


Click here for a printable english schedule of events

Click here for a printable french schedule of events
 

Phone: (613) 735-6821 ext. 1501

Email: recreation@pembroke.ca


 

Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens


Thank You Sponsors!

                                                             

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<![CDATA[Parking]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/parking/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/parking/Thu, 30 Jun 2016 8:30:56 -0700<![CDATA[Alfred St. Parkette]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/alfred-st-parkette-2022.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/alfred-st-parkette-2022.htmlTue, 28 Jun 2016 6:54:32 -0700Located on the corner of Alfred St. and Cecelia St., this cozy little parkette offers lots of shade and some green space.

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<![CDATA[Rondeau Park]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/rondeau-park.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/rondeau-park.htmlTue, 28 Jun 2016 6:44:54 -0700This small, shady corner park located on Eganville Road is a quiet place to sit and relax beside the banks of the Indian River.

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<![CDATA[IOF Parkette]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/iof-parkette.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/iof-parkette.htmlTue, 28 Jun 2016 6:43:11 -0700Maintained by the International Order of Foresters, this parkette features the "Welcome to Pembroke" sign and contains multiple trees and flower beds, serving as a friendly and green welcome to visitors as they come in through Paul Martin Drive. 

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<![CDATA[Hillcrest Park]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/hillcrest-park.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/hillcrest-park.htmlTue, 28 Jun 2016 6:39:26 -0700Children will appreciate this park located on Almira Street with its multistation play structure to climb on. It also features a large passive green space that is ideal for frisbee or soccer.

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<![CDATA[Harvey Fraser Park]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/harvey-fraser-park.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/harvey-fraser-park.htmlTue, 28 Jun 2016 6:36:10 -0700This 2.6 acre natural retreat between Cecelia Street and Elizabeth Street has winding paths that take you through a small, beautiful conifer and broadleaf forest. A dry creek in the middle of the park is spanned by a walking bridge and benches along the walking paths that make great spots to sit and enjoy the natural setting.

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<![CDATA[Memory Gardens - Bereaved Families of Ontario ]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/bereaved-families-of-ontario-memory-gardens.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/bereaved-families-of-ontario-memory-gardens.htmlTue, 28 Jun 2016 6:28:13 -0700Located on Mary Street, overlooking the Indian River, this one acre sanctuary is managed by the City of Pembroke, and serves as a place to remember deceased loved ones and friends in a special way.

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<![CDATA[The Green Energy Act - Ontario Regulation 397/11]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/operations/the-green-energy-act-ontario-regulation-397-11-7291.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/operations/the-green-energy-act-ontario-regulation-397-11-7291.htmlMon, 27 Jun 2016 8:50:50 -0700The attached Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan fulfils the reporting requirements of the Green Energy Act, providing the municipality with a framework to support continued energy and sustainability initiatives with the built environment as well as operations and programs.  

The Plan further identifies opportunities for continued energy conservation measures and sustainability initiatives to build on existing plans and to further respond to policies identified in the Official Plan. Implementation of all initiatives will be subject to future budget approvals.

The City of Pembroke has many goals and objectives for conserving and otherwise reducing energy consumption and managing our demands for energy. The Municipality is making an effort to focus our energy savings on electrical, heating and cooling consumption, and an energy efficient fleet to create potential savings.  We are also making an effort to spark growth in renewable sources of energy and as new facilities are constructed and others undergo renovations more focus will be given as to energy savings. Many improvements have been made to our facilities in the past to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and many more are ongoing within budgetary constraints. Implementation of all initiatives will be subject to future budget approvals.

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<![CDATA[Rotary Park]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/rotary-park.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/rotary-park.htmlThu, 23 Jun 2016 9:36:24 -0700Located on the corner of James and Mary Streets in Pembroke, Rotary Park is a very busy neighborhood park. Through the generous support of the Rotary Club of Pembroke, the park has beautiful tennis courts, playground equipment, a splash pad and is home to the Rotary Park Children's Splash & Play program during the summer.

Winter is a busy time in Rotary Park with two outdoor rinks operational January – March (weather permitting). Outdoor Rinks are maintained by a private organization and are located at Kinsmen Park and Rotary Park.

Rotary Park Summer Day Camp
Parents along with their children can enjoy playtime in the park, organized crafts, sing songs and much more! Staff will be on hand hosting fun-filled activities Monday through Friday from 10am-5pm. With the generous support of the Rotary Club of Pembroke this unique program will be offered all summer long beginning in July after the Canada Day holiday through until the end of August. And the best part? IT'S FREE!

Rotary Park also has a splash pad with a variety of features designed to stimulate and challenge the imaginations of children of all ages. Your children will experience endless enjoyment as water is sprayed, gushed and poured on them. This splash pad is the COOLEST thing in the park!

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<![CDATA[Education]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/education/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/education/Thu, 23 Jun 2016 6:39:58 -0700Pembroke's Education System incorporates facilities within two publicly funded primary and secondary school systems:  The Renfrew County District School Board and the Renfrew County Catholic District School Board.

Pembroke is also home to Algonquin College of Applied Arts & Technology - Renfrew County Sector which acts as the focal point for college education activities throughout the region.


Algonquin College - Renfrew County Sector

1 College Way

Pembroke ON   K8A 0C8

Phone: (613) 735-4700


Renfrew County District School Board

1270 Pembroke St W

Pembroke ON   K8A 4G4

Phone: (613) 735-0151

2 Elementary Schools

Champlain Discovery Public School

Highview Public School

1 English High School

Fellowes High School


Conseil des ecoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario / Eastern Ontario French-Language Public School

2445, boulevard St-Laurent

Ottawa ON   K1G 6C3

Phone:  (613)742-8960 x 3812

Ecole elementaire et secondaire publique L'Equinoxe

(JK to Grade 12 with French as 1st language)

412, rue Pembroke Ouest

Pembroke ON  K8A 5N6

Phone:  (613) 732-1525

Telecopieur:  (613) 732-1544


Renfrew County Catholic District School Board

499 Pembroke St W

Pembroke ON   K8A 5P1

Phone: (613) 735-1031

3 Elementary Schools

Cathedral School

Holy Name School

Our Lady of Lourdes School

1 English High School

Bishop Smith Catholic High School


Conseil des ecoles catholiques de langue francaise du Centre-Est

4000, rue Labelle

Ottawa ON   K1J 1A1

Phone:  (613) 744-2555

Toll-free:  1-888-230-5131

Fax:  (613) 746-3081

email:  ecolecatholique@cedf.edu.on.ca

Centre scolaire catholique Jeanne-Lajoie - Pavillon elementaire

1255, rue Pembroke Ouest

Pembroke ON  K8A 5R3

Phone: (613) 732-8302

Telecopieur: (613) 732-3314

Centre scolaire catholique Jeanne-Lajoie - Pavillon secondaire

1257, rue Pembroke Ouest

Pembroke ON  K8A 5R3

Phone:  (613) 735-3948

Telecopieur:  (613) 732-1861

Faites la visite virtuelle du Centre scolaire catholique Jeanne-Lajoie, pavillons élémentaire et secondaire, et découvrez l'école la plus dynamique de Petawawa-Pembroke au www.jeanne-lajoie.ecolecatholique.ca .


Ontario Early Years Centre

401 Isabella St.

Pembroke ON   K8A 5T9

(613) 735-7613




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<![CDATA[Food & Beverage]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/food-and-beverage/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/food-and-beverage/Thu, 23 Jun 2016 6:34:16 -0700<![CDATA[Business Directory]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/business-directory/http://www.pembroke.ca/business-directory/Tue, 21 Jun 2016 12:22:09 -0700Thank you for visiting the City of Pembroke's Business Directory!

In this section you will find listings with contact information of all the businesses you can find in Pembroke and surrounding area. Through this directory we hope you see that you really can find anything you need in Pembroke!

We welcome businesses to add and edit their own listings. If you need any help please contact Economic Development Officer, Heather McConnell at hmcconnell@pembroke.ca or 613-735-6821 ext.1500.

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<![CDATA[Ontario Electricity Support Program]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/ontario-electricity-support-program-1501.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/ontario-electricity-support-program-1501.htmlMon, 20 Jun 2016 6:29:47 -0700About 500,000 homes qualify for the incoming Ontario Electricity Support Program, all of which could see a monthly credit of between $30 and $75 depending on the size of the family and the household income, Homes that rely on electric heat or where someone uses power for a medical device would also see a larger rebate. Families of seven, for example, making between $48,000 to $52,000 a year could qualify for a $540 annual credit if they use electric heat. A family in the same situation making less than $28,000, would get back $900 under the program.

Roughly 500,000 homes eligible for new electricity credit, only 34,000 applications submitted

www.ontarioelectricitysupport.ca

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<![CDATA[City of Pembroke Strategic Plan 2016-2018]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/city-of-pembroke-strategic-plan/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/city-of-pembroke-strategic-plan/Mon, 13 Jun 2016 7:14:14 -0700<![CDATA[Available Land: TransCan Corporate Park]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/available-properties/available-land-transcan-corporate-park/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/available-properties/available-land-transcan-corporate-park/Thu, 09 Jun 2016 9:05:24 -0700TransCan Corporate Park is ideally located at the intersection of Trans-Canada Highway 17, and Highway 41, a major entering point to the City of Pembroke. Phase one of TransCan Corporate Park is ready for further occupancy. This prime piece of property features approximately 130 acres of land, good exposure due to its ideal location, as well as roads, utilities and services. Current occupants include: Best Western Hotel & Conference Centre, OPP, County of Renfrew Offices, and many more. 

The Park is outlined in blue, and available land is highlighted yellow. All land that is not hilighted has already been purchased.

Click here for full TransCan Corporate Park Guide

Location
Intersection of Trans-Canada Highway 17 & Highway 41 

Owner
Corporation of the City of Pembroke 

Zoning
Business Park Zone (M2) 

Acreage
Total acreage zoned: 130
Acreage occupied (approx.): 30
Acreage available (approx.): 100 

Land Costs and Fees
$10,000 per acre (lots are configurable)
Existing services: $135.00 per linear metre frontage 

Services

  • Sanitary Sewer
  • Gas
  • Street Lighting
  • Storm Drain: open ditch
  • Water and Hydro
  • Cable
  • Fire Hydrants
  • Paved Street
  • Bell

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<![CDATA[Real Estate & Available Properties]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/available-properties/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/available-properties/Thu, 09 Jun 2016 9:00:49 -0700The City of Pembroke is open for business with over 700 acres of vacant land. Along with privately held land, the City maintains two industrial parks with land available from $10,000 per acre plus frontage. Lots are configurable and may be smaller than an acre parcel. Full details on available residential and commercial properties as well as land in our two industrial parks can be found below. If you can not find what you are looking for please contact Economic Development Officer, Heather McConnell at hmcconnell@pembroke.ca or 613-735-6821 ext.1500

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<![CDATA[Home]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/home/http://www.pembroke.ca/home/Thu, 09 Jun 2016 6:49:03 -0700The City of Pembroke

Situated on the beautiful Ottawa River, Pembroke is a vibrant little city of 16,200 that is renowned as “the heart of the Ottawa Valley”. Established in 1858, it was a bustling timber town during the early part of the 20th century, with huge log booms being floated down river towards the local sawmills. Today, there are still several companies connected to the forestry sector, as well as a growing number of companies associated with a knowledge based economy and ecotourism.

We invite you to explore our website and all that we have to offer. Famous for its heritage murals, its love of hockey, and its beautiful natural setting, Pembroke is a wonderful community in which to live, work and play!

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<![CDATA[Contact]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/contact/http://www.pembroke.ca/contact/Tue, 07 Jun 2016 10:29:57 -0700The City of Pembroke

1 Pembroke Street East
Pembroke, ON K8A 3J5
Phone : (613) 735-6821
Fax: (613) 735-3660

Email: pembroke@pembroke.ca

Department of Recreation, Culture and Tourism

City of Pembroke
1 Pembroke Street East
Pembroke, ON K8A 3J5
Phone: (613) 735-6821 Ext. 1501
Fax: (613) 635-7709

Department of Economic Development

City of Pembroke
1 Pembroke Street East
Pembroke, ON K8A 3J5
Phone: (613) 735-6821 Ext. 1500
Fax: (613) 635-7709

Emergency Contact Information

The 911 system is now in place in the City of Pembroke for emergency situations.

Emergency Phone Numbers Phone
Ambulance 9-1-1     Non-Emergency (613) 732-3675 x 8502
Animal Control Services (613) 735-2432
Emergency Readiness (613) 735-6821 x 1301
O.P.P. 24 hr. Emergency 1-888-310-1122
Ottawa River Power Corporation (Hydro) (613) 732-3687 After Hours: (613) 735-0014

Pembroke Fire Department

9-1-1     Non Emergency (613) 735-6821 x 1201
Ontario Provincial Police Services 9-1-1     Non Emergency (613) 732-3332
Pembroke Regional Hospital (613) 732-2811
Poison Information Centre 1-800-267-1373

Operations Department                                               613-735-6821 x 1409

Animal Control Services Address Phone
Animal Control Services

669 Barron Canyon Rd

Pembroke ON

K8A 6W7

(613) 735-2432
Emergency Readiness Address Phone

Emergency Management
Co-ordinator

1 Pembroke St E

Pembroke ON   K8A 3J5

(613) 735-6821 x 1301
Fire Services Address Phone
City of Pembroke Fire Department 273 Victoria St
Pembroke ON
K8A 4K5
(613) 735-6821 x 1201
Hospital Services Address Phone
Pembroke Regional Hospital

705 Mackay St

Pembroke ON

K8A 1G8

(613) 732-2811
Police Services Address Phone
Ontario Provincial Police 77 International Drive
Pembroke ON
K8A 6W5
(613) 732-3332

Customer Service Requests

Messages forwarded to the City are considered a public record and may be shared with others as appropriate or required.

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<![CDATA[Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/stand-up-paddle-board-yoga-8409.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/stand-up-paddle-board-yoga-8409.htmlMon, 06 Jun 2016 11:49:15 -0700A variation of paddle skills combined with yoga, enjoy a quiet experience on the river. You must register for this program.

Ages: 16+
Cost: $130.00 + HST (board rental extra $20.00 + HST)
Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Dates: Tuesdays July 5 - August 9

 

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<![CDATA[Silver Chain Challenge 2016]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/home/silver-chain-challenge-2016-5765.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/home/silver-chain-challenge-2016-5765.htmlMon, 06 Jun 2016 9:04:18 -0700The County of Renfrew is inviting you to participate in the Silver Chain Challenge to inspire and promote a more active and healthier community. We are encouraging the community to turn to any form of active transportation and to get moving! This challenge is a friendly competition between Lanark County and the County of Renfrew and we are hoping 2016 is our year to win!

To begin the challenge you must register at http://www.silverchainchallenge.ca as either an individual or as a team. Once your profile is created you can start clocking your daily kilometres! Participants can take to their bikes or walk/run. One point is awarded for every kilometer, 1250 steps is equivalent to 1km, ages 1-16 and 65+ receive a 25% bonus, wearing a helmet while biking is another 25% bonus and taking part in active transportation is an additional 25%. This challenge runs from June 1st-30th and we are hoping to get the whole community involved!

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<![CDATA[Useful Business Links]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/business-matters/useful-links/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/business-matters/useful-links/Mon, 06 Jun 2016 8:02:05 -0700

Employment and Social Development Canada
http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/home.shtml

Enterprise Renfrew County
http://www.enterpriserenfrewcounty.com/

Government of Ontario Business Name Registration
https://www.ontario.ca/page/business-name-registration

Ontario East Economic Development Commission
http://www.onteast.com/

Ontario Ministry of Food and Rural Affairs
www.omafra.gov.on.ca/

Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre
http://www.ovwrc.com/

Renfrew County Community Futures Development Centre
http://www.rccfdc.org/

The Labour Market Group of Renfrew and Lanark County
http://www.renfrewlanark.com/

Service Canada
http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/home.shtml

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<![CDATA[Yoga in the Park]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/yoga-in-the-park-9467.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/yoga-in-the-park-9467.htmlWed, 01 Jun 2016 5:38:20 -0700Our hosts, White Pine Yoga will help you experience your inner peace and inspire you to grow your practice while overlooking the beautiful Ottawa River. Yoga in the Park takes place next to the playground area in front of the small parking lot, located next to Fred Blackstein Blvd.

Ages: 12+
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE!
Dates: Every Wednesday from June through August

 

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<![CDATA[Open Mic Night]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/open-mic-night-8716.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/open-mic-night-8716.htmlMon, 30 May 2016 10:30:56 -0700Step right up and strut your stuff on our amphitheatre stage! Solo performers only!

Ages: 16+
Time: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Dates: July 3rd, July 24th, August 14th, August 28th
Cost: FREE!

 

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<![CDATA[Nordic Walking ]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/summer-programs/nordic-walking-motion-fitness-program-4659.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/summer-programs/nordic-walking-motion-fitness-program-4659.htmlMon, 30 May 2016 6:12:03 -0700The City of Pembroke's Recreation, Culture & Tourism Department offers Nordic Walking programs in the spring and summer months to anyone looking to get outside and start moving! Our program features a qualified instructor who will help hone your skills!

Our 4 week program starts May 1st and participants must register to be part of the fun!

Program 1 - May 1 - May 22    Sundays 5:00 p.m.
Program 2   May 29 - June 19  Sundays 5:00 p.m.
Program 3   June 26 - July 17  Sundays 5:00 p.m.

Please fill our the program registration form that is attached.  For more information please email us at recreation@pembroke.ca

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<![CDATA[2016 Dog & Cat tags now available]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/2016-dog-cat-tags-now-available.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/2016-dog-cat-tags-now-available.htmlFri, 27 May 2016 12:40:00 -0700Pet Tags (dog and cats) Spayed/Neutered

* Proof of Sterilization is required

• Before March 15, 2016 $15.00
• After March 15, 2016 $25.00

Pet Tags (dog and cats) Unsterilized

• Before March 15, 2016 $30.00
• After March 15, 2016 $40.00

Tags can be purchased at City Hall located at 1 Pembroke Street East.

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<![CDATA[Departments]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/Fri, 27 May 2016 11:57:00 -07001 Pembroke St E
Pembroke ON  K8A 3J5
Phone:  (613) 735-6821



Administration Department
Extension 1303

Animal Control Services
Phone: (613) 735-2432

Economic Development
Extension 1500

Operations Department
Extension 1409

Recreation and Tourism Department
Extension 1501

Utilities Department
Water Purification Plant - Extension 1491
Pollution Control Plant - Extension 1480

Building Department
Extension 1331

Human Resources
Extension 1336

Planning Department
Extension 1301

Treasury Department
Extension 1328

Bylaw Enforcement Services
Extension 1360

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<![CDATA[Media Releases]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/http://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/Fri, 27 May 2016 11:57:00 -0700<![CDATA[Special Events]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/Fri, 27 May 2016 11:57:00 -0700<![CDATA[Emergency Services]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/Fri, 27 May 2016 11:57:00 -0700<![CDATA[Business]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/Fri, 27 May 2016 11:57:00 -0700

Welcome to the heart of the Ottawa Valley and the largest regional centre between Ottawa and North Bay in Eastern Ontario. Pembroke is open for business! In recent years, its superb location, low cost of living and available skilled workforce has attracted new industry to the city and prompted the expansion of others. 

An encouraging economic development strategy and a formal Business Retention and Expansion program serve to welcome new companies to the area. The management staff at Pembroke City Hall will help to expedite any of your queries, and ensure that business needs are met promptly. Whether it’s help starting a new venture or expansion plans for an established business, you’re just one call away from all the information you need.

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<![CDATA[City Hall]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/Fri, 27 May 2016 11:57:00 -0700The Corporation of the City of Pembroke was established in 1828, and celebrated 175 years in 2003. Pembroke is a single-tier municipality located within the County of Renfrew.

City of Pembroke
1 Pembroke Street East
Pembroke, ON
K8A 3J5

T: (613) 735-6821
F: (613) 735-3660
pembroke@pembroke.ca
To contact individual departments click here

Hours of Operation:   
     8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays

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<![CDATA[Disclaimer]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/disclaimer/http://www.pembroke.ca/disclaimer/Fri, 27 May 2016 11:57:00 -0700The information contained within these pages has been provided as a public service and although every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, the Corporation of the City of Pembroke does not warrant the accuracy of the information.

Material and photos have been compiled from a variety of sources, and are subject to change without notice from the City of Pembroke. Commercial use of the materials is prohibited without the written permission of the City of Pembroke.

Although our pages include links to sites including or referencing a good collection of information, the City of Pembroke does not endorse any specific products or services provided by public organizations.

The City of Pembroke makes every effort to ensure that the materials provided by these links meet ethical and moral standards, but the City of Pembroke does not endorse and is not responsible for the content of any such linked pages.

External Disclaimer

There may be web sites linked to and from this site that are operated or created by or for organizations outside of the City of Pembroke. Those organizations are solely responsible for the operation and information (including the right to display such information) found on their respective web sites. The linking to or from this site does not imply on the part of the City of Pembroke any endorsement or guarantee of any of the organizations or information (including the right to display such information) found on their respective web sites.

The City of Pembroke does not assume and is not responsible for any liability whatsoever for the linking of any of these linked web sites, the operation or content (including the right to display such information) of any of the linked web sites, nor for any of the information, interpretation, comments or opinions expressed in any of the linked web sites. Any comments or inquiries regarding the linked web sites are to be directed to the particular organization for whom the particular website is being operated.
 

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<![CDATA[Privacy Policy]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/privacy-policy/http://www.pembroke.ca/privacy-policy/Fri, 27 May 2016 11:57:00 -0700The purpose of the Policy is to inform users of this site with regard to the collection and use of personally identifiable information. The following is not intended and should not be interpreted as a contract of any nature, either stated or implied.

Definition of Personally Identifiable Information
For the purposes of this statement "personally identifiable information" means any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual who is the subject of the information.

Providing Personally Identifiable Information
Citizens do not have to routinely provide personal information to visit the City of Pembroke portal or to download information. Government agencies may request personally identifiable information from you in order to provide requested specialized services, but such information is handled as it would be on an in-person visit to a government office.

Personally Identifiable Information Available
The IP (Internet Protocol) numbers of computers (servers) used to visit sites are noted as part of our statistical analysis on use of our web sites so we may better design services and improve access to them. However, the site does not attempt to gain personally identifiable information on individual users and associate them with IP addresses.

Restrictions on the Disclosure of Customer Information
Our users are important to us. We do not sell or rent our users' information to any outside company or organization. We do not reveal specific information about users or other personally identifiable data to unaffiliated third parties for their independent use, except if required to do so by law. We endeavor to ensure that we collect only the minimum amount of information needed to meet the purpose for which the network was created.

Other Web Sites
Various Web sites may be linked through the portal. Visitors to those sites are advised to check the privacy statements of these sites and be cautious about providing personally identifiable information without a clear understanding of how the information will be used. Visitors may also wish to consult privacy guidelines such as those recommended by the Online Privacy Alliance.

Use, Collection and Retention of Customer Information at the City of Pembroke Portal
For each visitor, we do collect information about the Internet Protocol (IP) address, type browser used, the date and time of the visit, and the IP addresses of the locations to which the visitor linked during his or her visit to our Web site. This information is strictly used for statistical reporting purposes.

We only collect, retain and use personal information where we believe it is essential (and allowed by law) to administer our business and to provide products, services and other opportunities requested by our customers.

Restrictions on the Disclosure of Customer Information
We do not sell or rent our users' information to any outside company or organization. We do not reveal specific information about users or other personally identifiable data to unaffiliated third parties for their independent use, except if required to do so by law.

Protection of Information via Established Security Procedures
We maintain security standards and procedures regarding unauthorized access to customer information to prevent unauthorized removal or alteration of data.

Limiting Employee Access to Information
Our Administrator limits employee access to personally identifiable information to only those employees who need access in order to perform their assigned duties. The Administrator is instructed to enforce with its staff their responsibilities in protecting subscribers' information.

Freedom of Information (FOI)
The City of Pembroke endeavors to make its information accessible to the public. Some records however contain information that is either privileged or of a personal nature. The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act compels the municipality to review such documents prior to their disclosure. Request to access such records requires a written request.
 

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<![CDATA[Visitors]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/Fri, 27 May 2016 11:57:00 -0700Nestled on the shores of the mighty Ottawa River, the pretty little city of Pembroke, Ontario was formally established in 1858. It was a rough and ready frontier spirit that first forged the town as it evolved into a bustling centre for the logging industry.

Evidence of this rich past can be found in the architecture of the historic homes, stores and churches in the downtown district. Today, much of that energetic drive still exists, and Pembroke is the largest regional service centre between Ottawa and North Bay. Situated on the beautiful Ottawa River, Pembroke is a vibrant little city that is renowned as “the heart of the Ottawa Valley”.

 

Discover the stunning beauty of the Ottawa Valley!

Take a flight with Ray Nash along the Ottawa River and enjoy the scenery that surrounds Pembroke.

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<![CDATA[Clubs and Organizations Directory]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/clubs-and-organizations-directory/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/clubs-and-organizations-directory/Wed, 25 May 2016 6:28:02 -0700This information is provided to the City of Pembroke by the organizations. Any errors or omissions should be reported directly to the organization.

Please note:  An updated version of the Clubs & Organizations Directory will be made no later than the beginning of June each year.

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<![CDATA[Support for Business]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/business-matters/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/business-matters/Fri, 20 May 2016 11:30:45 -0700<![CDATA[Secondary Wood Product Manufacturing]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/key-sectors/secondary-wood-product-manufacturing/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/key-sectors/secondary-wood-product-manufacturing/Fri, 20 May 2016 11:25:34 -0700The City of Pembroke was founded by the "Lumber Barons" and logging prospectors who first began logging the region in the early 1800's. Today, over 100 forest companies make their home in Renfrew County, which has identical boundaries to the Ottawa Valley Sustainable Forest Licence area.

Forest industry of Renfrew County supports nearly 4,500 jobs:

  • 2,055 direct jobs - 19.3 per cent of regional goods-producing sector employment

  • 1,069 indirect regional jobs

  • 1,295 indirect provincial jobs

  • Primary wood manufacturing over ten times provincial average

To learn more about the Wood Products producers in the Ottawa Valley, click here.

"Green Jobs in Ontario"

This short video highlights the important role the forestry industry plays in our area.

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<![CDATA[Retail Sector]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/key-sectors/retail/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/key-sectors/retail/Fri, 20 May 2016 11:21:52 -0700Local Retail

The City of Pembroke and surrounding area has a central market population of approximately 74,000 within a 40km/25 mi. radius. The retail sector of the local economy has grown tremendously, as Pembroke’s position as the largest service centre between Ottawa and North Bay has been solidly established.

As well as a marked increase in the number of national franchise retailers choosing to locate in Pembroke, several “big box” retailers have also located here, increasing the size of the retail cluster, and drawing even more shoppers from outside of the immediate area on a regular basis.

Retail in the Heart of the Ottawa Valley

  • Several major tourist attractions located within 50 miles, including Algonquin Park, White Water Rafting, National Capital Region, Bonnechere Park, Bonnechere Caves, and a growing cluster of artists, artisans and specialty shops.
     
  • Great location along Trans Canada Highway 17, and provincial highways #41, #60, and #148. Metro Ottawa with a population of 1.7 million is just an hour and a half drive east of Pembroke, while North Bay is 2 hours west.

  • Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley's new waterfront campus is located in Pembroke, and offers a diverse range of both full and part time courses to over 1,000 students.
     
  • Numerous fairs, events, art shows, and sporting tournaments are held throughout the year, drawing thousands of visitors to the area.
     
  • Several downtown buildings are of historic significance, and particularly suitable for retail enterprises.The downtown has undergone renewal and revitalization in recent years, and several new and unique shops and locally owned restaurants attract daily shoppers and diners. 
     
  • The recently developed Waterfront Park adjacent to downtown draws hundreds of families during the summer months with free entertainment at the amphitheatre, children’s playground, and walking trails.
     
  • Highway signage is available along Highway 17, while the City provides additional promotional opportunities through its social media outlets. The City of Pembroke’s Department of Economic Development works closely with every new business to ensure that it enjoys a smooth transition into the community.
  • Learn more on our YouTube channel! 
  • If you have questions about starting a retail business in Pembroke please contact our Economic Development Officer at hmcconnell@pembroke.ca 
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<![CDATA[Manufacturing]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/key-sectors/specialty-productsmanufacturing/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/key-sectors/specialty-productsmanufacturing/Fri, 20 May 2016 11:12:14 -0700Pembroke’s manufacturing sector benefits a great deal from its direct access to Canada’s major domestic trading market. The combined Quebec and Ontario population of 21.7 million accounts for 62% of the country’s total population. The American market to the immediate south plays a vital role in the export and consumption of locally produced goods.

Pembroke's unique location combined with the skill set of the population and advanced telecommunications allow our manufacturing sector to thrive. Large manufacturers in Pembroke and surronding area include:

  • KI Canada
  • SRB Technologies
  • EIP Mfg
  • Pembroke MDF

For more on the benefits of investing in Eastern Ontario, click here

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<![CDATA[Health Care]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/key-sectors/ancillary-health-care/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/key-sectors/ancillary-health-care/Fri, 20 May 2016 11:10:25 -0700The Pembroke Regional Hospital is a modern regional health care facility that contributes positively to the local economy, and is responsible for considerable growth in the ancillary health care sector within Pembroke. 

This growing cluster includes: out-patient care; home health care; chiropractic care; nursing and residential facilities; and medical clinics. Another growing health care sub-sector is fitness,  lifestyle and wellness centres that can be found in Pembroke and serve the greater central market population.

Combined employment in these health and related care sectors have a higher than expected concentration (25% greater  than expected) in the Pembroke area. (source: McSweeney & Associates Management Consultants)

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<![CDATA[Competitive Advantages]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/key-sectors/competitive-advantages/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/key-sectors/competitive-advantages/Fri, 20 May 2016 10:45:55 -0700The City of Pembroke actively pursues new investment into the community, while at the same time, works diligently to ensure  that existing businesses have the tools they need to succeed. The City of Pembroke management team is ready to help you with your plans by responding quickly to your business needs.

Over 720 acres of Vacant Land Available! 

Fully serviced and appropriately zoned industrial land is available through the City of Pembroke. Lot configurations are flexible, prices very competitive, and it is often possible to customize industrial and commercial space to suit your specific needs.

Downtown Façade Improvement Program

Does your downtown building need a facelift? We can help you restore the façade to its “glory days”. The City has designed a program that will provide a grant for up to $5000 to help qualified businesses make their storefronts more attractive and in keeping with the original historic look of our downtown. Review the application guidelines here, and download the application form here

Official Tourist Designation

The City of Pembroke has passed a by-law that designates the community as a Tourist Area. This is great news, especially for retailers and any other businesses that would like to remain open on statutory holidays to take advantage of increased tourist traffic.

Business Retention and Expansion

We believe that if a community wishes to thrive, and not just survive, then local businesses must help to determine the economic agenda. The BR&E program is based on that premise and engages the local business community in a meaningful way to ensure that their voices are heard and their issues addressed quickly. The Economic Development Department offers business mentoring services as well, and will work with entrepreneurs to help them develop their business plans, and marketing and promotional strategies to nurture their success. An online portal for business has been developed to assist businesses at every stage. The Entrepreneurs' Toolkit provides essential links to federal and provincial business services.

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<![CDATA[Fees & Services]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/fees-services/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/fees-services/Thu, 19 May 2016 8:23:44 -0700Government of Ontario Central Forms Site

The following link provides access to Ontario Government forms including birth certificate, marriage licence and death certificate.

www.forms.ssb.gov.on.ca/mbs/ssb/forms/ssbforms.nsf


Jump to Section: Administration | Animal Control | Arenas (PMC & PACC) | Building | Collection Containers | Fire Department | Kinsmen Pool | Marina | Operations | Planning | Riverside Park

Fees & Services

Rate

ADMINISTRATION
NSF/Returned Cheque
30.00
Tax Certificate
35.00
Marriage License - Tax Payers and City Residents
100.00
Marriage License - Non Residents
150.00
Photocopying Charge
1.00 for first page, .50 for each additional page
Quit Claim By-law Processing Charge
 25.00 + HST
Commissioner of Oath Services

- Resident - Proof required

- Non-resident

No Charge

10.00

False Alarms - Police Services

- First alarm

- Second & Subsequent alarms within the same calendar year

Written notice provided to owner

300.00 plus HST per occurrence

TAXI
Taxicab Owner License
500.00
Taxicab Owner License Renewal
200.00
Replacement License for New Taxicab
75.00
Taxicab Driver License
75.00
Taxi Driver License Renewal 75.00
Unscheduled resealing of a taximeter
10.00
Replacement of phot identification/license (loss, theft or change of stand or name)
15.00
Taxicab Owner license pro-rate fee shall be the $500 fee divided by the remaining months to the license expiry date
LIMOUSINE
Limousine or Luxury Limousine Owner License
500.00
Limousine or Luxury Limousine Owner License Renewal
200.00
Replacement License for New Limousine or Luxury Limousine
75.00
Replacement of Photo identification License (loss, theft, or change of limousine companies)
15.00
Replacement license for a new limousine or luxury limousine Number plate 65.00
Limousine or Luxury Limousine Driver License
75.00
Limousine or Luxury Limousine Driver License Renewal
75.00
Limousine or luxury limousine owner license pro-rate fee shall be the $500 fee divided by the remaining months to the license expiry date
BUILDING PERMIT & ADMINISTRATIVE FEES
Category or Tyle of Fee Permit Fee
Group 'C' – Low Density Residential 1.07/ft.2 (11.54/m2) of building floor area. Minimum fee 1,500.00 each
Group 'C' – Multiple Residential 1.07/ft.2 (11.54/m2) of building floor area. Minimum fee 1,500.00 each
Group 'C' – Residential – Major alternations & additions 0.71/ft.2 (7.69/m2) of building floor area in addition to an administrative fee of 50.00 each
Group 'C' – garage, carport, accessory building, deck, porches, minor alterations, additions, retrofits, temporary buildings and other permits i.e. change of use, renewal, occupancy 0.50/ft.2 (5.38/m2) of building or structure area. Minimum fee 150.00 each
Group 'C' – wood stove, stand-alone plumbing, a stand-alone mechanical/HVAC, waterproofing, etc. Porches, decks & accessory buildings and demolition up to 150 sq. ft. (13.9 m2) $75.00 Flat Fee - each
Group 'A', 'B', 'D', 'E', 'F', - New Construction $1.00/ft.2 ($10.76/m2) of building floor area in addition to an administrative fee of $50.00 each
Group 'A', 'B', 'D', 'E', 'F' – Major additions or alterations $0.84/ft.2 ($9.04/m2) of building floor area in addition to an administrative fee of $50.00 each
Group 'A', 'B', 'D', 'E', 'F' – Minor additions, alterations, retrofit, interior finishes, plumbing stand alone, mechanical stand-alone $0.40/ft.2 ($4.30/m2) of building floor area in addition to an administrative fee of $50.00 each
Non-Residential demolitions $500.00 flat fee each
Residential Demolitions $150.00 for the first 1000 ft2 and $20 for every additional 100ft2 to a maximum of $500
Sewage Disposal Systems $500.00 flat fee each
Alterations to existing buildings or building system NOT provided for above $10.00 for each $1,000 of construction value or part thereof as determined by the Chief Building Official, in addition to an administrative fee of $50.00 each
Inspection for unit removal >$75.00 Flat Fee
Pool fence applications and removal of pool $150.00
ANIMAL CONTROL

Pet Tags (dogs and cats) Spayed

- before March 15

- after March 15

15.00

25.00

Pet Tags (dogs and cats) Unsterilized

- before March 15

- after March 15

30.00

40.00

Dog Park Tag
10.00
BUILDING

By-law 2005-67 and Schedules

Portable Sign Permit

50.00 renewable

55.00 for 6 month period

110.00 for 1 year period

Regular Sign Permit 10.00 for each 1000.00 of construction value or part thereof plus 50.00 Administrative Fee
Starting Without A Permit
150.00
Occupancy Permit
150.00
Inspection Other Than That Noted On Permit
150.00
INDIVIDUAL PLUMBING
Basic Plumbing Fee
50.00

Plus:

Waste & Vent Stack


11.00

Water Closet

6.00

Bathtub

3.50

Shower Stall

3.50

Wash Basin

3.50

Kitchen Sink

3.50

Slop Sink

3.50

Urinal

3.50

Automatic Washer

3.50

Laundry Tub

3.50

Drinking Fountain

3.50

Floor Drain

3.50

Roof Hopper

3.50

Hot Water Tank

15.00

Building Drain (4")

11.00

Area Drain

11.00

Interceptor

11.00

Residential Water Supply System

Each Additional Unit

50.00 Administration Fee + 30.00

15.00

Commercial Water Supply System

Each Additional Unit

50.00 Administration Fee + 60.00

15.00
Water Meters

3/4" (includes Korner horn)

794.59 + HST

3/4" no Korner horn

477.02 + HST

1" (includes Korner horn)

1,224.36 + HST

1" no Korner horn

664.19 + HST

1 1/2" (includes cast iron flange set)

964.54 + HST

2" (includes cast iron flange set)

1,137.62 + HST

3" turbine

2,839.22 + HST

3" compound

4,767.67 + HST

4" turbine

4,043.83 + HST

4" compound

6,926.30 + HST
COMMITTEE OF ADJUSTMENT
Minor Variance Application
250.00 + HST
Consent Application
350.00 + HST
Parkland Dedication

2% for commercial or industrial portion of severance

5% for residential portion and in all other cases of severance

PLANNING
Zoning By-law Amendment
600.00 + HST
Official Plan Amendment
650.00 + HST
Zoning By-law and Official Plan Amendment Combined on One Application
750.00 + HST
Refund Fee for Withdrawal of Zoning By-law or Official Plan Amendment

Prior to Planning Advisory Committee Meeting: 50%

Prior to Public Meeting: 25%

Prior to Council Meeting: None

Site Plan Agreement
400.00 + HST
Plan of Subdivision/Condominium Agreement
1,200.00 + HST
Subdivision Amendment
400.00 + HST
Zoning Compliance Letter
50.00 + HST
Motor Vehicle Compliance Letter
50.00 + HST
Environmental Inquiry
50.00 + HST
Zoning By-law Text
25.00 + HST
Zoning By-law Maps
15.00 + HST
Official Plan Text and Maps
30.00 + HST
Encroachment Agreement
200.00 + HST
Part Lot Control / Lot
500.00 + HST
Redline Changes to a Plan of Subdivision
500.00 + HST
The applicant shall be required to reimburse the City for actual fees and expenses of the City's peer review professional which are beyond the review of the applicant's study (i.e. pre-consultation, study reviews, Municipal Board hearings, etc.).
KINSMEN POOL

Public Swim

- Senior (60+)/Student (14-17 years)
- Algonquin College (Full Time Students)

- Adult

- Child (4-13 years)

- 3 and Under (with Adult supervision)

3.31 + HST
3.31 + HST

3.98 + HST

2.25

n/c

Pool Rental

- Basic (1-50 people)
- Basic (51-100 people)
- Additional Life Guards
- Schools (lessons)
- Wading Pool


73.36 + HST

97.83 + HST

23.00 + HST

97.83 + HST

23.00 + HST

Lessons
Private Lessons

Aqua Tots

Swim Preschool

Swim Kids

Adult Lessons

Aquabics

Ladies Red Cross

Bronze Programs

LLS

Leasers

Instructors RC/LSS

Regular Fee
50.00

55.00

55.00

63.00

61.94 + HST

61.94 + HST

48.67 + HST

157.52 + HST

194.69 + HST

169.91 + HST

336.28 + HST

Non-Resident Fee
additional 39.00
additional 43.00
additional 43.00
additional 49.00
additional 48.00
additional 48.00
additional 43.00
additional 139.00
additional 172.00
additional 150.00

additional 297.00

Memberships (1 month)
- Adult
Regular Fee
44.26 + HST
 
Non Resident Fee
additional 30.00
Memberships (3 months)
- Senior (60+)/Student (14-17 years)
- Algonquin College (Full Time Students)
- Adult
- Child
- Family

Regular Fee
76.12 + HST
76.12 + HST
106.20 + HST
40.00
132.75 + HST

Non Resident Fee
additional 30.00
additional 30.00
additional 30.00
additional 30.00
additional 30.00
Memberships (6 months)
- Senior (60+)/Student (14-17 years)
- Algonquin College (Full Time Students)
- Adult
- Child
- Family
Regular Fee
125.66 + HST
125.66 + HST
185.84 + HST
  72.00
238.93 + HST
Non Resident Fee
additional 30.00
additional 30.00
additional 30.00
additional 30.00
additional 30.00
Membership (12 months)
- Senior (60+)/Student (14-17 years)
- Algonquin College (Full Time Students)
- Adult
- Child
- Family
Regular Fee
230.08 + HST
230.08 + HST
345.13 + HST
120.00
453.09 + HST

Non-Resident Fee
additional 30.00
-
additional 30.00
additional 30.00

additional 30.00

ARENAS (PMC AND PACC)

Service Charge for Cancellation of Facility Booking
50% of facility rental if not cancelled within 7 days of rental

Non-Resident Fee
- Hockey
- Skating
- Ball
- Soccer



451.00/ per person
293.00/ per person
146.00/ per person
18.00/ per person
Public Skating
- Senior (60+)/Student (14-17 years)
- Adult
- Child

3.25
3.75
2.00

Public Skating Passes
- Senior (60+)/Student (14-17 years)
- Adult
- Child

22.00
27.00
15.00

Skate Sharpening Fees (pair) 4.43 + HST
Ice Rental (per hour)
- Adult (prime)
- Adult (non-prime) / Youth (E.g. birthday)
- Minor Sports (regular)
- Minor Sports (out-of-town)
- Boards of Education
- PMC - Minor Sports:  (Mon - Fri 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
- Off-season - April, August to mid-September


145.00 + HST
100.00 + HST
92.00 + HST
140.00 + HST
92.00 + HST
64.00 + HST
110.00 + HST
Other (per hour)
- Floor Hockey (no ice)

40.00 + HST

PMC Activity Room
Suite "A" (12 persons max. occupancy)
- Lumber King Games (flat rate)
- Concerts (flat rate)
- PACC/PMC activity room (birthday party)

- PACC/PMC activity room rental - max 8 hours

125.00 + HST

 25.00 + HST
100.00 + HST

Lockers

- Monthly
- Seasonal (September - April)

 75.00 + HST
300.00 + HST

Facility Rental PMC & PACC
- Concerts - Non-Profit Organization

- Circus

- Concerts - For Profit
- Additional Days
- Arena Floor
- Ticket Sales - For Profit/per ticket
- Ticket Sales - Non Profit/per ticket
- Tickets under $10.00/per ticket

1500.00/day + HST

2000.00 + HST
 2500.00 + HST
500.00/day + HST
40.00/hour + HST
2.00
1.00
0.50

Business Operation Fees
Semi-Annual Business
- Sidewalk Cart
- Mobile Food Unit
Annual Business
- Sidewalk Cart
- Mobile Food Unit
 
* City of Pembroke licence also required



100.00 + HST
312.50 + HST

200.00 + HST
625.00 + HST

BALL and SOCCER

Ball (per hour)

Fields Dragged and Bases only
- Minor:  No Lights

- Minor:  With Lights

- Adult:  No Lights

- Adult: With Lights

11.00 + HST

16.00 + HST

15.00 + HST

24.00 + HST

Ball (per hour)

Fields Fully Prepared

- Minor:  No Lights

- Minor:  With Lights

- Adult:  No Lights

- Adult: With Lights

15.00 + HST

20.00 + HST

19.00 + HST

28.00 + HST

Soccer (per hour)

- Minor:  No Lights

- Minor:  With Lights

- Adult:  No Lights

- Adult: With Lights

20.00 + HST

26.00 + HST

20.00 + HST

28.00 + HST

ROTARY PARK DAY CAMP

Regular Hours:  10AM-3PM

No Fee


 

 
 

MARINA

Mooring (per foot)
- Daily Slip
- Seasonal Slip
- Weekly (max. 2 weeks)

  0.80 + HST
28.00 + HST
  6.00 + HST

Launching
- Daily
- Seasonal

  6.64 + HST
69.00 + HST

Pumpout
- Week Day (Monday to Thursday)

- Weekend (Friday to Sunday)

7.00 + HST
9.87 + HST

Shore Power/Water
- Seasonal

135.00 + HST

Dry Docking
- Seasonal
- Off-Season

100.00 + HST
325.00 + HST

RIVERSIDE PARK - CAMPING

For camp site reservations, call: (613)735-6821 ext. 1504

Park Opens Friday of the May long weekend and closes Thanksgiving Monday

Ice
4.00

Riverside Park Camping Rates

Serviced Sites
- 1st Night
- Weekly (maximum 2 weeks)
- Sewage Pumpout
- Use of Dog Park

32.00 + HST

186.00 + HST

8.85 + HST
No Charge

Unserviced Sites
- 1st Night

- Weekly (maximum 2 weeks)
- Use of Dog Park

26.00 + HST

150.00 + HST
No Charge

Mini-Golf and Horseshoes
- Adults, Youth, Senior
- Children (14 and under)
- TGIF (July and August) 14 and under
- Ice

3.25  (HST included)

2.00
1.00
4.00

50% Mini Golf Group Discount (16+ people)
Pavilion
25.00 + HST
AMPHITHEATRE

- No Sound System

- With Sound System

  75.00 +  HST

100.00 + HST

OPERATIONS

Water Turn On/Off/Trip

Work Hours

After Hours

38.00 + HST

60.00 + HST

Water Service/Meter Inspections/Trip
Work Hours
After Hours

38.00 + HST
60.00 + HST

Sewer Service Inspections/Trip

Work Hours

After Hours

38.00 + HST

60.00 + HST

Storm Service Inspections/Trip

Work Hours

After Normal Hours

38.00 + HST

60.00 + HST

Leak Detection Equipment

200.00 Flat rate+ Labour &  Equipment + HST

Small Live Tap (within City limits) 50.00/Tap + Labour &  Equipment + HST
Small Live Tap (outside City) 350.00/Tap + Labour & Equipment + HST
Large Live Tap (within City limits) 750.00/Tap + Labour & Equipment + HST
Large Live Tap (outside City) 1,250.00/Tap + Labour & Equipment + HST
Daily Rental Fee for Tools
Hydrant Hose 25.00 + HST
Flasher Barricades 5.00 + HST
Wooden Barricades 5.00 + HST
Portable Road Signs 5.00 + HST
Replacement Costs for Tables & Chairs
Tables 150.00 + HST
Chairs 40.00 + HST
Grader and Street Sweeper Rates
Work Hours 110.00 + HST
After Hours 125.00 + HST
Snow Disposal Facility
Refundable Key deposit 30.00 + HST
First 25 Loads 350.00 + HST
Each load over 25 12.50 + HST
Capital Works
Cost Labour + 35% + HST
Equipment Equipment + 10% + HST 
Materials Materials + 10% + HST 
Admin. Fee A 5% Admin. fee is charged on (Labour + Equip. + Materials + HST) 

If a property owner requests additional work while City is having contract work done - Contract Rate + 5% Admin. + HST.

Overtime rates apply to Labour and Materials for all after hour servcies.

Water from Hydrant 5.00/1,000 Litres + HST
Refundable Card Deposit 30.00 + HST

Septage/Sewage Disposal Rates

*Administrative charge on all loads under 100 gallons

25.00/m3 + HST

10.00 + HST
By-Law Enforcement 100.00 Flat Fee + Applicable Fees (see Capital Works)

Culvert Extensions

4 foot

5 foot

6 foot


650.00 + HST

800.00 + HST

950.00 + HST

COLLECTION CONTAINERS

Blue Box Recycling Container

Triple "R" Recycling Container

Green Organic Cart

Organic Kitchen Bin

Mesh Cover for Recycling Container

7.97 + HST

28.32 + HST

85.84 + HST

3.54 + HST

4.42 + HST

FIRE DEPARTMENT

Fire Permit

False Alarms
1st False Alarm - Letter of warning
2nd False Alarm (in 12 month period)
3rd False Alarm (in 12 month period)

File Search

SCBA (Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus)
Refills (per bottle)

Inspections
1st and 2nd
3rd and sugsequent
LLBO Inspection
Private Day Care Licence
Business Compliance Request

Vehicle Accidents (MTO Rates) Invoiced
When unrecoverable through MTO

Water Rescue - Ottawa River (MTO Rate)
towing fees for non-residents

Fire Watch or Standby
(Deemed necessary & approved by Fire Chief)

Fire Scene Cause Determination

Vehicle Gasoline Leak Clean-up

Private Contractor Charges

Copies of Inspections

Copies of Incident Reports
 

25.00 annually


No Charge
260.95 + HST
521.85 + HST

60.00 + HST


10.00 + HST


No Charge
60.00/hr or min. 60.00 + HST
60.00 + HST
60.00 + HST
60.00 + HST


500.00/hr + HST


500.00/hr + HST


60.00/hr + HST

200.00/hr or part. Min. 200.00 + HST

200.00/hr + HST

Actual costs + Admin Fees & HST

60.00 + HST

60.00 + HST

 

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<![CDATA[Evergreen Reading Program]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/home/evergreen-reading-program-7209.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/home/evergreen-reading-program-7209.htmlWed, 11 May 2016 10:21:11 -0700For great summer reading that celebrates both Canadian fiction and non-fiction sign up for the Evergreen Reading Program at Pembroke Public Library. Enjoy prizes, events and great Canadian literature in the Evergreen Reading Program, where you get to vote for the winning author!

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<![CDATA[Emergency Plans for people with Disabilities]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/accessibility/emergency-plans-for-people-with-disabilities/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/accessibility/emergency-plans-for-people-with-disabilities/Mon, 09 May 2016 7:23:05 -0700<![CDATA[Resources]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/accessibility/resources/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/accessibility/resources/Mon, 09 May 2016 7:20:28 -0700<![CDATA[Camping]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/accommodations/camping/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/accommodations/camping/Wed, 04 May 2016 8:08:46 -0700<![CDATA[Economic Profile]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/economic-profile/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/economic-profile/Wed, 27 Apr 2016 7:47:19 -0700In this section you will find information about Pemborke, our major industries and our labour force. Should you require any further information, or if you have any questions about doing business in Pembroke please contact Heather McConnell, Economic Development Officer at hmcconnell@pembroke.ca or 613-735-6821 ext. 1500

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<![CDATA[Other Volunteering Oportunities]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/volunteer-opportunities/other-volunteering-oportunities/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/volunteer-opportunities/other-volunteering-oportunities/Thu, 21 Apr 2016 7:19:43 -0700Other Volunteering Opportunities:

Name of Organization: Kiwanis Club of Pembroke

Contact Person: Mac Plaunte, President

Phone: (613) 735-5299 (home)

            (613) 735-3147 (work)

Email: bloedg@nrtco.net

Website: http://pembrokekiwanis.org/public/index.aspx


Name of the Organization: Knights of Columbus Council 1531

Contact Person: Jack Schreader, Grand Knight

Phone: (613) 735-5446

email: sparki2001@sympatico.ca

Website: http://www.kofc.org/en//index.html


Name of Organization:  Marianhill

Contact Name: Wendy Biernaskie, Coordinator of Volunteers

Phone:  (613) 735-6839  Ex 479

Email:  volunteers@marianhill.ca

Website:   http://www.marianhill.ca


Name of the Organization: Pembroke Heritage Murals

Contact Person: Pamela Dempsey

Phone: (613) 735-3413

Email: phmurals@webhart.net

Website: http://pembroketourism.ca/heritagemuseumsc3.php


Name of Organization: Pembroke Regional Hospital Auxiliary

Contact Name: Anne Sloan, President

Phone:  (613) 638-5717

Website: http://www.pemreghos.org 

Name of Organization: Salvation ArmyContact Josie Pynn

Phone: 613 735 560


Name of Organization:  St John Ambulance

Contact Name:  Wayne Cotnam

Phone:  (613) 735-0772

Email:  stjohn@bellnet.ca


Name of Organization:  United Way / Centraide of the Upper Ottawa Valley

Contact Name: Bob French, Chair

Phone:  (613) 735-0436

Email:  unitedw@nrtco.net

Website:  www.pembroke.unitedway.ca


Name of Organization: The Phoenix Centre for Children and Families

Contact Name: Gregory Lubimiv, Exec. Director

Phone: (613) 735-2374 ext. 226

Email: cchaput@phoenixctr.com

Website: www.phoenixctr.com

Name of Organization: Renfrew County Child Poverty Action Network (CPAN)

Contact Name: Lyn Smith, Coordinator

Phone: (613) 735-2374 ext. 250

Email: lsmith@phoenixctr.com

Website: www.renfrewcountycpan.ca

Facebook: www.facebook.com/childpovertyactionnetwork

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<![CDATA[Artists' Profiles]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/art-and-culture/pembroke-heritage-murals/artists-profiles-884.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/art-and-culture/pembroke-heritage-murals/artists-profiles-884.htmlThu, 21 Apr 2016 7:13:08 -0700STEPHAN BELL

Austrian born, he studied art in Toronto and spent a number of years in illustrating and production positions before undertaking freelance assignments and opening his own studio. He has produced many commercial and advertising projects and designed greeting cards, books, and magazines. Bell is noted for Canada's largest mixed-subject mural, in Creston, British Columbia. He resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

NEIL BLACKWELL

Neil studied at the Slade School of Art in his native London, England, and moved to Canada in 1958. A versatile artist, Neil is at home with a wide range of subject matter. In his earlier days, he painted in a renaissance style of the great masters, and was an accomplished portraitist. However his unique ability to capture wildlife in its natural habitat soon made him one of the most sought-after wildlife artists in North America.

ROBIN BURGESSE

Robin was born in Arvida, Quebec, but spent much of his life in the Pembroke area. At the age of 18, he began his career as a professional artist when he was commissioned to paint a billboard for Renfrew County Coach Lines. After a stint in Toronto, Ontario, he returned to Pembroke and worked as a designer for Eddy Match and for Canadian Forces Base Petawawa. Generally self-taught, Robin returned to school in his early thirties to study art and graduated with honours.

CRAIG CAMPBELL

Craig, a resident of Perth, Ontario, is internationally known for his realistic paintings of Canada, especially for a series of paintings of Ontario railroad stations and steam engines; in fact, his first job after graduating from high school was as an office boy for the Canadian Pacific Railway. Campbell has won 22 artistic merit awards over the years: his paintings are in great demand by galleries, corporations, and private collectors.

RANDY CHESTER

Randy was born in Germany in 1956 and attended Concordia University, where he obtained a degree in Fine Arts. His first mural was in Montreal, on a building since demolished, but he has done other murals in Quebec City, Quebec and St. Foy, Quebec. He uses all art forms and media in his works. Randy lives in Pembroke and is a teacher`s aide and art teacher in nearby Chapeau, Quebec.

ROBERT GARNEAU

Rob Garneau is Pembroke Heritage Murals' youngest artist, born in 1970. He attended high school in Kapuskasing, Ontario and Pembroke, and he is currently enrolled in Fine Arts at the University of Waterloo, Ontario. The first mural he painted depicted four sports scenes for a sports bar in Pembroke. Rob assisted mural artist Robin Burgesse in 1990, and he worked with Pierre Hardy in 1991 before undertaking his own mural in the same year.

PIERRE HARDY

Pierre was born in Ottawa, Ontario in 1961 and studied Fine Arts at the University of Quebec in Hull, Quebec. After painting his first mural in his parents' basement, Pierre has continued to paint murals full-time since 1984 and has over 40 murals to his credit. He has created murals on walls, on panels, out of tiles, and in other media and has won the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award for figurative painting two years in a row.

Visit his website at www.hardyart.com

DAVID YEATMAN

David was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario and now lives in Aylmer, Quebec. He started his artistic career in the newspaper business as an advertising artist. David is currently painting murals across Canada, and most recently completed work for a large restaurant chain.

JOHN ELLENBERGER

John was born in Renfrew, Ontario but moved away at a young age because of his father's military career. He returned to this area for high school. John attended Sheridan College in Oakville and graduated from a commercial arts course at Assinaboine College in Manitoba. A multi-media artist, John has produced many award-winning products. He is now co-owner of Little John's Custom Painting in Garson, Ontario

MARILLYN SAFFERY

Marillyn Saffery was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa and immigrated to Canada in 1970. She and her family eventually settled in Micksburg, Ontario (near Cobden). She studied fine arts in Johannesburg at the University of the Witwatersrand, and much later studied Art Therapy at the University of Western Ontario in London. Marillyn has created indoor and outdoor murals and also does mural restoration work. She has taught art, enjoys designing and painting theatre sets for local productions, paints, and has a private art therapy practice.

KAROLE MAROIS

A graduate of Toronto's Ontario College of Art and Design, Karole Marois continued her studies at the Academy of Fine Arts of Florence Italy, where she was particularly inspired by the expression of the human spirit in the art of the Renaissance. Several exhibitions of her figurative artwork have highlighted her interest in painting people, and Karole has numerous commissions to her credit, in particular historical murals painted for Parks Canada and the National Museums. She is currently living in Prince Edward County, Ontario. www.karolem.com

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<![CDATA[Request for Accessible Information or Communication Supports]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/accessibility/request-for-documents-in-an-accessible-format/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/accessibility/request-for-documents-in-an-accessible-format/Tue, 19 Apr 2016 9:32:52 -0700<![CDATA[Emergency Readiness]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/emergency-readiness/http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/emergency-readiness/Tue, 19 Apr 2016 8:59:21 -0700

City of Pembroke’s Emergency Plan

In your day-to-day living, disasters may seem a distant possibility. Yet natural disasters, such as floods or tornadoes, technological or environmental accidents such as chemical spills, or service disruptions, like the massive power blackout in August 2003, can strike any community, including ours, at anytime.

Like all other municipalities across the province, the City of Pembroke has been proactive in preparing and constantly reviewing and updating its official Emergency Plan. The plan provides guidance to key officials, agencies and departments within the city regarding the expected initial response to a serious, large-scale emergency and an overview of what their individual responses should be.

If you require further information about the city’s emergency resources and planning, please contact Colleen Sauriol, Emergency Management Co-ordinator for the City of Pembroke, at (613) 735-6821 x 1301 or by email at: csauriol@pembroke.ca

City of Pembroke Emergency Plan

For City Residents

If you’re unprepared for a disaster, it can shatter your life. Expect the unexpected and plan for it. Knowing what to do when a disaster strikes will help you better control the situation and be in a better position to recover more quickly.

The City of Pembroke has done its collective homework. We have a plan in place. Do you? Make sure everyone in your family knows what to do before, during and after an emergency. Set up a family meeting to discuss how you can best prepare for an emergency. Have your own plan.

Prepare Your Emergency Survival Kit or if you are interested in purchasing a Disaster Preparedness Kit, visit the Canadian Red Cross eSHOP at https://products.redcross.ca/category/3/emergency-preparedness

For more information about how to put a plan together, visit Emergency Management Ontario:
https://beprepared.emergencymanagementontario.ca/myplan/?language=en-CA

Pets and Emergencies

Pets are part of our families. During an emergency situation, it is important to know how to keep our animal companions safe. Emergencies can happen at any time, so prepare today. Assemble a pet emergency kit and make arrangements for your pet in the event that you must evacuate.

For more information about how to prepare a pet emergency kit, please see Pet Emergency Kits

Using Technology During a Disaster

We rely on technology more and more to keep in touch with our family, friends, and colleagues with a click of a button. But what happens in the event of a major emergency? Suddenly these tools can become vital in helping you and your family deal, get in touch, and stay informed. So here are some tips on the use of technology in an emergency:

  • If possible, use non-voice channels like text messaging, email or social media.  These use less bandwidth than voice communications and may work even when phone service doesn't.
  • If you must use a phone, keep your conversation brief and convey only vital information to emergency personnel and/or family. This will also conserve your phone's battery.
  • Unable to complete a call? Wait 10 seconds before redialing to help reduce network congestion. Note, cordless phones rely on electricity and will not work during a power outage. If you have a landline, keep at least one corded phone in your home.
  • Keep extra batteries or a charger for your mobile device in your emergency kit. Consider getting a solar-powered, crank, or vehicle phone charger. If you don't have a cell phone, keep a prepaid phone card in your emergency kit.
  • Keep your contacts up to date on your phone, email and other channels. This will make it easier to reach important contacts, such as friends, family, neighbours, child's school or insurance agent.
  • If you have a smartphone, save your safe meeting location(s) on its mapping application.
  • Conserve your smartphone's battery by reducing the screen's brightness, placing your phone in airplane mode, and closing apps you are not using. You never know low long a power outage will last!

Remember, in an emergency or to save a life, call 9-1-1 for help. You cannot currently text 9-1-1. If you are not experiencing an emergency, do not call 9-1-1.


 

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<![CDATA[Telecommunications]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/economic-profile/telecommunications/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/economic-profile/telecommunications/Fri, 15 Apr 2016 6:34:55 -0700Pembroke is a “smart community”, with a fully redundant fibre optic ring around the city with frame relay services and an asynchronous transfer mode over sonet ring. Several telcos offer business services and solutions in Pembroke, we also have local Internet Service Providers that supply high-speed. Our telecommunications companies include:

Ottawa River Energy Solutions

  • Has a fully redundant fibre loop around the City of Pembroke with many 'last mile' connections for businesses
  • Offers a range of bandwidth solutions with options available from 10Mbps to 10Gbps
  • Private local loop networking via dark fibre leasing available 
  • Contact: Justin Allen, Customer Service, IT & Engineering Manager, jallen@orenergysolutions.com; 613-732-3687 

Bell

  • Offers DSL for businesses for speeds of 25Mpbs down and 1 Mpbs up depending on distance from Bell's Centreal Office
  • Offers fibre optic solutions for businesses on request

Cogeco

NRTC Communications

Vianet

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<![CDATA[Members of the Pembroke Fire Department]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/image-gallery/members-of-the-pembroke-fire-department-721.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/image-gallery/members-of-the-pembroke-fire-department-721.htmlWed, 13 Apr 2016 11:35:32 -0700<![CDATA[Apparatus]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/image-gallery/apparatus-720.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/image-gallery/apparatus-720.htmlWed, 13 Apr 2016 11:28:49 -0700<![CDATA[Bylaw Enforcement Services]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/bylaw-enforcement-services/http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/bylaw-enforcement-services/Fri, 08 Apr 2016 10:44:47 -0700Under the Planning and Building Department, By-law Enforcement Services is responsible for the administration and enforcement of by-laws within the City of Pembroke. Using these by- laws, staff work to enforce and resolve complaints from members of the public regarding a wide variety of issues including Parking. Below is a list of the most commonly enforced by-laws:

(click item to view by-law)

Should you wish to file a formal complaint under one of the By-laws listed above, please access the By-law Complaint Reporting Form.  Forms can also be obtained at Pembroke City Hall.  Complaint forms must be completed in full and submitted to By-law Enforcement Services by one of the methods listed below:

  1.  In person or mailed to : 

  The City of Pembroke
  By-law Enforcement Services
  1 Pembroke Street East
  Pembroke, Ontario K8A 3J5

  1. Fax to:  (613) 735-3660

  1. Email to:              bylaw@pembroke.ca

Please be advised that anonymous or verbal complaints will not be investigated or enforced.  Complainants must provide valid contact information in writing, including mailing addresses.  All personal information collected from all parties are protected under the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act; and will not be distributed or disclosed.

If you have a general inquiry regarding a by-law listed above, please contact our Municipal By-law Enforcement Officers at (613) 735-6821 Ext. 1360 or by email as listed above.

The City of Pembroke’s By-law Enforcement Services team is committed to serving, protecting and providing a desired quality of life for residents of the city.

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<![CDATA[Fires]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/image-gallery/fires-719.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/image-gallery/fires-719.htmlThu, 07 Apr 2016 12:17:27 -0700

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<![CDATA[Fire Services]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/Thu, 07 Apr 2016 11:45:22 -0700The Pembroke Fire Department provides a Multitude of services which include some of the following:

  • Heavy Rescue
  • Extrication
  • Level 2 (on the water) Water and Ice Rescue
  • Smoke Alarm Program
  • Fire Prevention (including inspections and enforcement)
  • Public Education (including fire extinguisher demonstrations)
  • The Arson Prevention Program for Children (TAPP-C)

For further information or questions regarding services provided by the Pembroke Fire Department Contact:

Fire Chief Daniel P.G. Herback
273 Victoria Street
Pembroke ON K8A 4K5
( 613) 735-6821 Ext. 1201
dherback@pembroke.ca

2015 Fire Prevention Week

By-Laws
 

Establishing and Regulating Fire Department By-law

False Alarm By-law

Fireworks By-law

User Fees for Services provided by the Pembroke Fire Department

Recreational Open Air Burning

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<![CDATA[New Fire Hall Location Search (Power Point Presentation)]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/new-fire-hall/4567.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/new-fire-hall/4567.htmlThu, 07 Apr 2016 11:43:53 -0700<![CDATA[New Fire Hall]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/new-fire-hall/http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/new-fire-hall/Thu, 07 Apr 2016 11:35:55 -0700<![CDATA[Renfrew County Fire Chiefs Association Stop Texting Campaign]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/stop-texting-campaign/renfrew-county-fire-chiefs-association-stop-texting-campaign-9067.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/stop-texting-campaign/renfrew-county-fire-chiefs-association-stop-texting-campaign-9067.htmlThu, 07 Apr 2016 11:31:33 -0700<![CDATA[Stop Texting Campaign]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/stop-texting-campaign/http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/stop-texting-campaign/Thu, 07 Apr 2016 11:13:15 -0700<![CDATA[2015 Annual Report]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/annual-reports/2015-annual-report-8900.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/annual-reports/2015-annual-report-8900.htmlThu, 07 Apr 2016 10:36:15 -0700<![CDATA[Pembroke Marina]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/facilities/pembroke-marina-2003.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/facilities/pembroke-marina-2003.htmlWed, 06 Apr 2016 8:08:26 -0700

Pembroke Marina

Nestled on the shores of the beautiful Ottawa River, the marina offers several amenities including gasoline, oil, river charts, pump-out, public washrooms and boater showers and laundry facility.

# of slips: 100 seasonal, 3 visitor

Hours of Operation:
8:00 am - 12 midnight  (May long weekend  - Labour Day Weekend)

Monday - Thursday - Closed
Fri. -  4:00pm - 7:00 pm,  Sat-Sun- 10:00 am - 6:00 pm 
(After Labour Day Weekend until Thanksgiving Weekend)
 


Pembroke Marina 2016 Rates

Mooring (per foot)
- Daily
- Seasonal
- Weekly (max. 2 weeks)

  0.80 + HST
28.00 + HST
 6.00 + HST

 

 

Launching
- Daily
- Seasonal

 

 6.64 + HST
69.00 + HST

 

 

Pumpout
- Week Day (Monday to Thursday)

- Weekend (Friday to Sunday)

 

7.00 + HST
9.87 + HST

 

 

Shore Power/Water
- Seasonal

 

135.00 + HST

 

 

Dry Docking
- Seasonal
- Non-Seasonal

 

100.00 + HST
325.00 + HST

Rivercharts

Navigational rivercharts of the Ottawa River are available for sale at the Pembroke Marina from May to Thanksgiving, or at the Recreation Department at 393 Pembroke Street W (Pembroke Memorial Centre) year round.


Bookings, Launch & Mailing Information:  

Pembroke Marina
11 Albert St.
(
613) 735-6821 ext. 1505 (seasonal)

Mailing Address
Corporation City of Pembroke
1 Pembroke St. E
Pembroke, ON  K8A 3J5
613-735-6821 x 1501

Email: recreation@pembroke.ca

Directions:
Follow blue and white signs for the Waterfront (anchor or Amphitheatre symbols) from Hwy 17, turn north off Lake Street towards the Ottawa River.


Visit BoatSmartExam.com today for great information on boat safety
 

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<![CDATA[Keeping Pembroke Beautiful]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/keeping-pembroke-beautiful/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/keeping-pembroke-beautiful/Tue, 05 Apr 2016 8:23:44 -0700

Pembroke is blessed with a beautiful urban forest, and local forester Robin Cunningham describes most of the common species found here, as well as some of the outstanding specimen trees we have in our city.

Click Here to download Trees of Pembroke 


August 29, 2007 - 2007 Communities in Bloom National Entry

 Trees in Pembroke


Communities In Bloom is a Canadian beautification and environmental awareness program that provides information and education in order to instill civic pride and community appreciation of our surroundings.

The City of Pembroke participated in this competitive program between 1998 and 2014, and has won the Provincial, the National and the International competitions for our population category!  It has won the Best Land Reclamation Project in 2010 for our efforts at the Pembroke Waterfront.

In 2012, Pembroke also received a Special Criteria Award for outstanding achievement in Heritage Conservation. 

The civic beautification program encourages residents and businesses of municipalities to take pride in their communities, and each year participants are judged on their efforts in 8 different categories, including: Tidiness, Community Involvement, Environmental Effort, Natural and Heritage Conservation, Urban Forestry, Landscaped Areas, Floral Displays, and Turf and Groundcover Areas.

Pembroke has received special recognition for its Floral Displays, Environmental Effort, Tidiness, Community Involvement and Heritage Conservation.

This program has helped Pembroke to blossom, and it is because of the efforts of the local committee that is made up entirely of VOLUNTEERS. They ensure that each year a local competition is held between the residents, businesses and institutions, that there is an annual Community Clean-up, and that the public is aware of the overall importance of this program. As of 2015, the local program was renamed Keeping Pembroke Beautiful, and the goal is to maintain the momentum and successes acheived!

If you would like to be part of this exciting program, please contact the City of Pembroke at 735-6821 x 1510.

For further information about Communities in Bloom, please click here for the Canadian web site.

Visit the Keeping Pembroke Beautiful  Facebook page by clicking here
 

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<![CDATA[Canada Day]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/special-events/canada-day/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/special-events/canada-day/Mon, 04 Apr 2016 10:56:16 -0700Every July 1st the City of Pembroke hosts Canada Day Festivities for the public to enjoy. A wide variety of family activities are offered along with musical entertainment at the Waterfront before a spectacular fireworks display at Riverside Park, followed by an outdoor movie on a three-story screen.
For a sneak peek at this years schedule of events, please click here

 

Questions for the upcoming Canada Day Festivities should be directed to the Recreation, Culture & Tourism Department:

Phone: (613) 735-6821 ext. 1501

Email: recreation@pembroke.ca

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<![CDATA[Pembroke Soccer Club Inc.]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/minor-sports-organizations/pembroke-soccer-club-inc-5672.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/minor-sports-organizations/pembroke-soccer-club-inc-5672.htmlMon, 04 Apr 2016 8:52:28 -0700For more information on the Pembroke Soccer Club or how to register your child please click here

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<![CDATA[Art Tree Project]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/art-tree-project/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/art-tree-project/Fri, 01 Apr 2016 6:42:22 -0700<![CDATA[Available Land: McCool Business Park]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/available-properties/available-land-mccool-business-park/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/available-properties/available-land-mccool-business-park/Wed, 30 Mar 2016 8:25:45 -0700

McCool Business Park was established in 1971, and is on 167 acres of land. It is located on Paul Martin Drive (Hwy 41), one of the major transportation arteries. McCool Business Park has been chosen by various industries and services to the mutual benefit of both the businesses and the community. The philosophy governing this park is simple: small businesses don’t require large properties. Frontages can be purchased from 60 feet upwards for less than half the price of a city building lot.

Brochure Available for Download
 

Location
Paul Martin Drive and D’Youville, just off Trans-Canada Highway 17 

Owner
Corporation of the City of Pembroke 

Zoning
General Industrial Zone (M1) 

Acreage
Total acreage zoned: 167
Acreage Occupied (approx.): 155
Acreage Available (approx.): 12.23 

Land Cost and Fees
Cost: $10,000 per acre (lots are configurable)
Existing Services: $156.45 per linear foot frontage 

Services:

  • Sanitary Sewer
  • Paved Street
  • Street Lighting
  • Storm Drain: open ditch
  • Gas
  • Cable
  • Water and Hydro
  • Fire Hydrants
  • Bell

*Fibre optic cable available through Ottawa River Energy Solutions

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<![CDATA[Taxes]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/economic-profile/taxes/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/economic-profile/taxes/Wed, 30 Mar 2016 7:52:03 -07002015 Tax Rates
Municipal Education Total
     Residential 0.01488754 0.00195 0.01683754
     Multi-residential 0.02922976 0.00195 0.03117976
     Multi-residential *NC Full 0.01860943 0.00195 0.02055943
     Commercial 0.02911573 0.0143 0.04341573
     Commercial Excess Land 0.02038101 0.01001 0.03039101
     Commercial Vacant Land 0.02038101 0.01001 0.03039101
     Commercial *NC Full 0.02911573 0.0119 0.04101573
     Commercial *NC Excess Land 0.02038101 0.00833 0.02871101
     Commercial *NC Vacant Land 0.02038101 0.00833 0.02871101
     Industrial 0.06039383 0.0153 0.07569383
     Industrial Excess Land 0.039256 0.009945 0.049201
     Industrial Vacant Land 0.039256 0.009945 . 04920100
     Industrial *NC Full 0.06039383 0.0119 0.07229383
     Industrial *NC Excess Land 0.039256 0.007735 . 04699100
     Industrial *NC Vacant Land 0.039256 0.007735 . 04699100
     Pipelines 0.02374889 0.01019496 0.03394385
     Farmlands 0.00372189 0.0004875 0.00420939
     PBIA 0.00617567

Tax Base

As in all municipalities throughout Ontario, the majority of operating finances collected by the City of Pembroke are dependent upon the annual taxes levied on its property owners. These funds are applied toward the administration of all City departments for the provision of essential services, including:

  • Police and fire protection
  • Road maintenance
  • Sewage and drainage
  • Parks and recreation
  • Public education

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<![CDATA[Utilities]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/economic-profile/utilities/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/economic-profile/utilities/Wed, 30 Mar 2016 7:26:02 -0700Electricity

Residents and businesses within the City of Pembroke recieve electricity through Ottawa River Power Corporation. Ottawa River Power Corporation's rates are up to 30% lower than Hydro One. 

Ottawa River Power Corporation

283 Pembroke Street West
Pembroke, ON K8A 6Y6
(613) 732-3687

Business Rates can be found here.

Residential Rates can be found here.

Natural Gas

Residents and businesses within the City of Pembroke recieve natural gas through Enbridge

Business Rates can be found here.

Residential Rates can be found here.

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<![CDATA[Household Income & Real Estate]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/economic-profile/household-income-real-estate/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/economic-profile/household-income-real-estate/Wed, 30 Mar 2016 5:32:25 -0700Income and Real Estate (2011 Estimates)

Median private household income (2009) $49,820
Average value of owned dwelling $213,684
% of owned dwellings 61%
% rented dwellings 39%

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<![CDATA[Labour Force & Largest Employers]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/economic-profile/labour-force-largest-employers/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/economic-profile/labour-force-largest-employers/Wed, 30 Mar 2016 5:31:51 -0700Pembroke has a diverse and skilled workforce. Continued investment in the Pembroke Regional Hospital, the Superior Court House, Algonquin College, and the retail, service, and manufacturing sectors has meant more employment opportunities in Pembroke. The continued expansion of Garrison Petawawa and CNL has also contributed very positively to our local economy, creating an increased demand for products and services. 

Labour Force by Industry (Age 15+)

Industry Labour Force
Retail Trade 1,095
Healthcare and social assistance 996
Public administration 681
Manufacturing 592
Educational Services 509
Construction 493
Accomodation and food services 465

Labour Force Participation (Age 15+)

Total Labour Force 12,687
Participation Rate: 54%
Employment Rate: 50%
Unemployment Rate 8%

Pembroke & Area Largest Employers

Private Employer                                                                                        Public Employer

Employer Name # of Employees
HGS 700
KI Pembroke 550
Cassidy's Transfer 200
Pembroke MDF 110
Herb Shaw & Sons Lumber 120
Empolyer Name # of Employees
Renfrew County District Sch. Bd 1,200
Pembroke Regional Hospital 800
Renfrew County Cathloic Sch. Bd 550
Paramed Health Services 200
Algonquin College  145

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<![CDATA[Market Access & Transportation]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/economic-profile/market-access-transportation/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/economic-profile/market-access-transportation/Wed, 30 Mar 2016 5:29:20 -0700Pembroke and Area Airport is just 10 km from downtown and is one of the most advanced regional terminals in Canada. A 5000 foot runway accommodates both corporate business and charter travel. There is also parking for 55-70 small aircraft and a full range of air transport services, reservations and service garages.

Ottawa International Airport is the closest passenger terminal for domestic and international travel. Several limousine firms offer daily shuttle service to/from Pembroke.

From Pembroke to Km Hours
Ottawa
North Bay
Kingston
Montreal
Toronto
Buffalo
Detroit
New York City
Cleveland
150
220
260
345
390
660
750
830
850
1.5
2.5
3.0
3.5
4.5
6.5
8.7
9.0
9.5
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<![CDATA[Population]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/economic-profile/population/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/economic-profile/population/Wed, 30 Mar 2016 5:28:17 -0700The population of the City of Pembroke is 16,200. Within a 40km radius there is a population of 75,500 that utilizes Pembroke as a service centre. 

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<![CDATA[Geography]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/economic-profile/geography/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/economic-profile/geography/Wed, 30 Mar 2016 5:27:53 -0700
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The City of Pembroke is known as “the heart of the Ottawa Valley”, situated a short drive to Algonquin Park and just 90 minutes from our Nation’s capital, Pembroke is the ideal mix of urban and rural.

Conveniently situated alongside the scenic Ottawa River in the eastern region of Ontario, Pembroke is serviced by all major overland routes within Renfrew County and is strategically located on Trans Canada Highway #17. Provincial highways #41 and #60 provide quick access to southern Ontario. U.S. border crossings at Gananoque, Ontario and Ogdensburg, New York are just three hours from Pembroke. Pembroke is the largest commercial service centre between Ottawa and North Bay.

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<![CDATA[Human Resources Policy and Procedures Manual]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/human-resources/human-resources-policy-and-procedures-manual-563.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/human-resources/human-resources-policy-and-procedures-manual-563.htmlWed, 23 Mar 2016 11:19:55 -0700Listed below are the Human Resources Policy and Procedures:

100-04 Staffing

100-05 Criminal Record Check for Prospective Employees

100-06 Employee Confidentiality Statement

100-07 Probation

100-08 Professional Conduct in the Workplace

100-09 Code of Ethical Conduct

100-10 Violence in the Workplace

100-11 Termination

100-12 Retirement and Early Retirement

100-13 New Employee Orientation

100-14 Smoking in the Workplace

Section 200 - Wage and Salary Administration

200-01 Performance Appraisal and Planning Program

200-02 Promotion

200-03 Classification Review System

200-04 Establishment of New Positions

200-05 Revisions of Employment By-laws

200-06 Part-time Wages

200-07 Payroll

200-08 Payroll Deductions

200-09 Allowances

200-10 Salary/Employment Verification

Section 300 - Employee Life, Health, and Pension Benefits

300-01 Life Insurance, Extended Health and Dental Benefits

300-02 Health Benefits - Part Time Employees

300-03 Health Benefits - Early Retirees

300-04 Pension Plan

300-05 Short Term Disability Plan

300-06 Long Term Disability Plan

300-07 Benefit and Service Continutation During Short & Long Term Disability

Section 400 - Hours of Work, Overtime, Vacation, Leaves of Absence and Attendance

400-01 Hours of Work and Overtime

400-02 Statutory and Paid Holidays -  Full Time Employees

400-03 Statutory and Paid Holidays - Part Time Employees

400-04 Vacation - Full Time Employees

400-05 Vacation - Part Time Employees

400-06 Bereavement/Compassionate Leave

400-07 Pregnancy Leave and Parental Leave

400-08 Court Leave

400-09 General Leave Without Pay

400-10 Attendance Management

Section 500 - Training and Development

500-01 General Training

500-02 Staff Training and Development

500-03 Conventions and Seminars

Section 600 - Health and Safety

600-01 Occupational Health and Safety

600-02 Employee Incident/Accident Reporting

600-03 Workplace Safety and Insurance Board

600-04 Return to Work Program

600-05 Employee Drug/Alcohol Problems

Section 700 - Discipline

700-01 Suspension or Loss of Driver's Licence

700-02 Discipline and Dismissal

Section 800 - Information Services

800-01 Responsible and Proper Use of Information Resources

800-02 Proper Use of E-mail and Internet Access

800-03 Software Copyrights and License Agreements

800-04 City of Pembroke Web Site Content

800-05 Reproduction and Distribution of Documentation Not Covered by MFIPPA

800-06 Back-up and Retention of Electronic Documents

800-07 Access to IT Services

800-08 Voice Mail Protocol

800-09 Media Relations

Section 900 - Miscellaneous Policies

900-01 Service Awards

900-02 Employee of the Year Awards

900-03 Legal Services to Employees

900-04 Revisions to Manual

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<![CDATA[Compliance ]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/operations/utilities/waterworks-compliance-report-575.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/operations/utilities/waterworks-compliance-report-575.htmlWed, 23 Mar 2016 10:03:43 -0700Contact Information

Douglas Burton
Compliance Supervisor, Quality Management System Representative
Phone: (613) 735-6821 x 1487
Fax: (613) 735-8648 Water Purification Plant
Email: dburton@pembroke.ca

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<![CDATA[Water System Financial Plan]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/operations/utilities/city-of-pembroke-water-financial-plan-6705.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/operations/utilities/city-of-pembroke-water-financial-plan-6705.htmlMon, 21 Mar 2016 10:49:25 -0700<![CDATA[Residential & Commercial Properties]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/available-properties/residential-commercial-properties/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/available-properties/residential-commercial-properties/Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:33:40 -0700If you are looking for real estate listing of local residential or commercial properties you can see MLS listing here: www.realtor.ca/

If you have specific requirements for a property and would like assistance, please contact the City's Economic Development Officer, Heather McConnell at hmcconnell@pembroke.ca or 613-735-6821 ext.1500

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<![CDATA[Contact Us]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/about-us/contact-us/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/about-us/contact-us/Fri, 26 Feb 2016 7:11:58 -0700
Economic Development Officer
Heather McConnell
1 Pembroke St. East
Pembroke, ON K8A 3J5
Phone: (613) 735-6821 x 1500
Fax: (613) 635-7709
email: hmcconnell@pembroke.ca

Other Key Contacts

Mayor’s Office
Chief Administrative Officer
Treasurer and Deputy Clerk
Fire Chief
ext. 1399
ext. 1300
ext. 1328
ext. 1200

Departments

Building Department
Recreation, Culture and Tourism Department
Finance Department
Human Resources and Purchasing Department
Planning Department
Public Works Department
Water Purification Plant
Pollution Control Plant
ext. 1331
ext. 1501
ext. 1328
ext. 1401
ext. 1301
ext. 1409
ext. 1491
ext. 1492
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<![CDATA[When Do I Need a Building Permit?]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/building/when-do-i-need-a-building-permit/http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/building/when-do-i-need-a-building-permit/Fri, 19 Feb 2016 12:58:40 -0700Under the Building Code Act, a building permit is required for the construction and/or demolition of a new building, an addition, or material alteration of any building or structure. The following is a list of common projects that require or do not require a building permit:


When is a Building Permit Required?

As the building owner, you are ultimately responsible for complying with all building requirements. Failure to obtain building permits can result in costly construction delays, legal action and/or the removal of work already completed. 

The following is a list of common projects that require a building permit. The list is not exhaustive. If you have any questions please contact Pembroke Building Department.

  1. Construct a new building
  2. Construct an addition to an existing building, such as
    • second or third story additions
    • attached garages, carports
    • sunrooms
    • solariums, porches, decks.
  3. Make structural or material alterations, such as
    • adding or removing walls (i.e., changing room sizes and/or uses)
    • new windows or doors where there were none before
    • enlarging or relocating existing windows or doors
    • enclosing an existing deck, porch or patio of any size.
  4. Construct an accessory structure larger than 10 square metres* (108 square feet) in area, such as
    • Detached Garage
    • Workshop
    • Garden shed
    • Carport
    • Pool house or cabana

*Note: If you are constructing an accessory structure and it is attached to an existing building and/or has plumbing, regardless of its size, a building permit is required.

  1. Finishing a basementif the work proposed includes any of the following, 
    • structural or material alterations
    • installing or modifying heating and or plumbing systems
    • excavating and/or constructing foundations
    • basement underpinning
    • constructing a basement entrance
    • adding a second suite
  2. Construct a deck more than 60 centimetres (24 inches) above ground
  3. Construct a retaining wall more than one metre (3 feet 3 inches) in height provided the retaining wall is on or adjacent to public property (including streets), building entrances, and on private property accessible to the public
  4. Demolish or remove all, or a portion of a building
  5. Install a Sewage System
  6. Install or modify heating and or plumbing systems
  7. Change a building's use (i.e. from residential to office or single dwelling unit house to multi-dwelling unit house). Even if no construction is proposed, if a change of use is proposed a building permit is required.
  8. Damp proofing a building.
  9. Fences that encompass a Swimming Pool

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When is a Building Permit Not Required?

The following are examples of work which do not require a building permit and are not subject to the provisions of the building code. However, please note that this list is not exhaustive and judgment should be used depending on the situation and circumstances associated with the project. Even if a building permit is not required, compliance with the Zoning By-law is required.

  1. An uncovered platform (i.e. deck) attached to a residential building provided:
    • its finished deck level is not more than 60 cm (24 inches) above the adjacent finished grade; and/or
    • it is floating on its own supports, (i.e. .it is not attached to a building structure); and/or
    • it does not form part of an exit required under the building code; and
    • complies with the Zoning By-law.
  2. Installing a skylight in an existing building provided:
    • the building is a house or small building (3 storeys or less) and
    • the installation does not require the removal of more than one rafter, joist, or other similar structural member (with the exception of a truss);
  3. Re-cladding of a house or small building (3 storeys or less) with non-combustible material other than brick or stone veneer;
  4. The replacement of windows or doors provided:
    • there is no change in the location or size of the window and/or door;
    • the structural support for the opening (i.e. lintel) is not affected; and
    • a new exit is not created;
  5. Replacing a furnace or boiler in a house;
  6. The installation of additional cooling systems, gas fireplaces, air cleaners, in-line humidifiers, or hot water tanks in a house;
  7. Repairing and replacing plumbing fixtures;
  8. Replacing existing roofing material provided no structural work is required;
  9. Finishing a basement of a house, if:
    • the work does not include structural or material alterations;
    • no additional dwelling unit(s) is (are) created (i.e. a second unit); and
    • the work does not include the installation of new plumbing;
  10. Installation of cabinetry and millwork.
  11. Plastic Sheet Covered Accessory Structures (i.e. snow canopies, driveway tents, automotive canopy) do not require a building permit if installed on or after October 15th and are removed on or before May 15th. Compliance with the Zoning By-law is required.
  12. Constructing a retaining wall that is on private property, not accessible to the public and/or where the height is less than 1 metre in height at any location.
  13. A building permit is not required to install a sump pump.
  14. Fences not encompassing a Swimming Pool.

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<![CDATA[New Building]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/building/when-do-i-need-a-building-permit/new-building.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/building/when-do-i-need-a-building-permit/new-building.htmlFri, 19 Feb 2016 12:10:23 -0700New Builds

Service Description

A building permit for any new buildings.

Service Outcome

Building Permit

General Information

All drawings to be drawn on standardized sized sheets, drawn to scale, fully dimensioned, signed and dated.

If drawings were prepared by a qualified designer (as defined under Div. C, Part 3, Section 3.2 of the Ontario Building Code), drawings must include the designer's name, registration number, qualification identification number, signature, and stamp/statement that the person has reviewed and taken responsibility for the design activities.

Required Documentation

Site Plan (example of Site Plan below)

  • Survey or site plan showing property lines, lot area, right-of-way or easements (referenced to a current survey) 
  • Location of existing/proposed buildings with overall dimensions and include setback dimensions to property lines and adjacent buildings. 
  • Summary of permitted and proposed zoning provisions to include lot area, building area (GFA), coverage, and grade elevations to confirm height.
  • Indicate dimensioned parking areas, driveways, hard & soft landscape treatments, accessory structures (sheds, decks, detached garages, etc).

Lot Grading Plan

Submit a plan showing the proposed grading of the lot, designed in a manner that will result in no new instances of ponding occur on existing adjacent properties and the subject property as a result of construction.

Floor Plans

  • Fully dimensioned, for each level showing existing & proposed uses of all spaces, including location of smoke alarms & carbon monoxide detectors and all plumbing fixtures. 
  • Provide existing/proposed construction with foundation & exterior wall information, showing interior partitions and structural framing above.

Roof Plan

Existing/proposed roof layout showing roof structure, skylights, roof slopes, hips/valleys/peaks and ventilation.

Truss Drawings and Floor Joist Plan

Where Engineered roof trusses or floor systems are proposed.

Elevations

  • Exterior finishes with roof slopes, window/door type, locations & sizes including height of sills above floor level. 
  • Provide area of exposed building face, percentage/area of unprotected openings and required limiting distance(s). 
  • Show exterior decks/landings, stairs, guards/handrails. 
  • Provide overall building height dimension.

Sections

  • Cross section(s) to show existing/proposed building construction and specifications of all floor, wall, & roof assemblies. 
  • Provide footing & foundation wall details including height of exterior grade above basement floor. 
  • Show floor to floor, floor to ceiling and overall building heights. 
  • Detail stairs, landings, guards & handrails.

Construction Details and Notes

  • Building materials & specifications of all wall, floor, and roof assemblies with typical wall section and typical roof detail. 
  • Provide guard details including connection detail.

Mechanical and Plumbing Requirements (if Applicable)

If your project includes a Mechanical (HVAC) please submit the Energy Efficiency Design Summary Form and Mechanical Ventalation Design Summary that is included with your building permit application.

Required Forms

New Building Application
Site Plan Checklist

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<![CDATA[History]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/police-services/history/http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/police-services/history/Thu, 18 Feb 2016 8:13:56 -0700On February 8, 1878 , a motion was passed by the Council of the Town of Pembroke to hire a Town Constable. It was not until November 15, 1878 that James Devlin was hired at a salary of $400.00 per year. Constable Devlin lived on Cemetery St , now know as Miller Street , in Pembroke. Some of the duties of the Town Constable at this time, included the collection of taxes, and the maintenance of platforms (sidewalks) and the Pumping station. Constable Devlin also assumed the role of Truant Officer and Dog Catcher.

For six years between 1872 and 1878, the Town of Pembroke , and its surrounding area, was patrolled solely by two County Constables , one of whom was Daniel H. Duffy, who in 1881 became the Chief of Police for the town of Pembroke . In September 1925, D.J (Dan) Carnegie enlisted with the Pembroke Police force. Carnegie was promoted to Sergeant and later to Chief Constable in 1943. The entire Pembroke Police Force at that time consisted of nine men. Chief Carnegie maintained the position of Chief for 19 years before his retirement in 1962.

It was November 1, 1941 when Bert S. Dickie enlisted with the Pembroke Police Force. He left the force however, to serve his country with the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II, returning to his duties June of 1946. Shortly after his return, Dickie was promoted to the position of Sergeant on March 1, 1947 and then again to the role of Inspector on February 1, 1954 . Bert Dickie served as Chief of Police for Pembroke for a period of 21 years, after which time retirement was well deserved.

Sergeant Robert Purvis became Chief of Police upon Chief Dickie's retirement and served until his own retirement June 28, 1991.  At that time, Don Kidder took over the role of Chief and continued in this capacity until he retired April 30, 1999.  Blair MacIsaac succeeded Chief Kidder and served as Chief of Police until his successor, Acting Chief David Hawkins took over the reins.

Chief David Hawkins was named Chief of Police on October 20, 2007 until his retirement in 2013.  Since 1878, The Pembroke Police Force grew and matured into the Pembroke Police Service and dedicated itself to providing the best possible service it could to the community of Pembroke.

Due to increasing costs, the Police Services Board recommended to City Council that the Ontario Provinical Police be approached to provide a costing for poice services for the community.  Council agreed with the recommendation and proceeded accordingly.  After analyzing financial and operational implications, after gathering and considering input from local rate payers and after considerable soul searching, on March 20, 2012, City Council made the difficult decision to contract with the OPP to provide policng service to the community.  The Pembroke Police Services Board fully supported this decision.

On July 6, 2013, the transition from Pembroke Police Service to OPP policing was completed.  The Police Station remained at 169 William Street while a new building was being completed.  The new modern, state of the art building, located at 77 International Drive, opened its doors on December 19, 2014.  

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<![CDATA[Pembroke Economic Development Advisory Committee Minutes - 2015]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes/pembroke-economic-development-advisory-committee-2015-2976.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes/pembroke-economic-development-advisory-committee-2015-2976.htmlWed, 10 Feb 2016 12:38:47 -0700<![CDATA[Contact Us]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/contact-us/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/contact-us/Wed, 10 Feb 2016 6:12:35 -0700The City of Pembroke

1 Pembroke Street E
Pembroke, ON K8A 3J5
Canada

Phone : (613) 735-6821
Fax: (613) 735-3660

Email: pembroke@pembroke.ca

Department of Economic Development, Recreation and Tourism

City of Pembroke
1 Pembroke Street East
Pembroke, ON K8A 3J5
Phone: (613) 735-6821 Ext. 1501
Fax: (613) 635-7709

Websites:
www.pembrokeontario.com
 

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<![CDATA[2015 Police Services Board Minutes]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/police-services/police-services-board-reports/2015-police-services-board-minutes-7391.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/police-services/police-services-board-reports/2015-police-services-board-minutes-7391.htmlFri, 29 Jan 2016 11:39:06 -0700<![CDATA[Pembroke & Area Community Centre (Pem Ice 2)]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/facilities/pembroke-and-area-community-centre.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/facilities/pembroke-and-area-community-centre.htmlThu, 28 Jan 2016 7:27:31 -0700Known as Pem Ice II, this facility is the second indoor ice surface in Pembroke and is primarily used by the Minor Sport organizations. Built in 1977, the Centre has recently received an upgrade in terms of a multi-purpose room addition. The main season runs from August to April when the ice is in place but the facility remains in use during the summer months playing host to sporting and other special events.

Service Charge for Cancellation of Facility Booking
50% of facility rental if not cancelled within 7 days of rental

Non-Resident Fee
- Hockey
- Skating
- Ball
- Soccer


451.00/ per person
293.00/ per person
146.00/ per person
18.00/ per person
Public Skating
- Senior (55+)/Student (14-17 years)
- Adult
- Child

3.25
3.75
2.00

Ice Rental (per hour)
- Adult (prime)
- Adult (non-prime)
- Minor Sports (regular)
- Minor Sports (out-of-town)
- Boards of Education
- PMC - Minor Sports:
           Mon-Fri 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

145.00 + HST

100.00 + HST
 92.00 + HST

140.00 + HST
 92.00 + HST
 64.00 + HST
 

Other (per hour)
- Floor Hockey (no ice)

40.00 + HST

Lockers
- Monthly
- Seasonal (September - April)
 75.00 + HST
300.00 + HST

Facility Rental
- Non-Profit

- Circus

- For Profit

1500.00

2000.00
 2500.00


Click here to see the Pembroke Memorial Centre (PMC)

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<![CDATA[Pembroke Memorial Centre]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/facilities/pembroke-memorial-centre.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/facilities/pembroke-memorial-centre.htmlThu, 28 Jan 2016 7:25:49 -0700“The most impressive facility of its’ kind” between North Bay and Ottawa, the P.M.C. has a rich history and captures the imagination of many who enter her doors. The main tenant, the Pembroke Lumber Kings are a storied Junior “A” franchise and won the Royal Bank Cup in 2011 to claim the national championship. Built in the early 1950s, the Centre hosts hockey, ball hockey, trade shows, concerts and various special events.

Click here to get more information on Public Skating.

The following are our 2015/2016 Rental Rates: 

Service Charge for Cancellation of Facility Booking
50% of facility rental if not cancelled within 7 days of rental

Non-Resident Fee
- Hockey
- Skating
- Ball
- Soccer


451.00/ per person
293.00/ per person
146.00/ per person
18.00/ per person
Public Skating
- Senior (55+)/Student (14-17 years)
- Adult
- Child

3.25
3.75
2.00

Ice Rental (per hour)
-Adult (prime)
-Adult (non-prime) / Youth (e.g. birthday)
-Minor Sports (regular)
-Minor Sports (out-of-town)
-Boards of Education
-PMC - Minor Sports:
    Monday to Friday 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM
-Off-season April, August to mid-September

145.00 + HST
100.00 + HST
 92.00 + HST
140.00 + HST
 92.00 + HST

 64.00 + HST
110.00 + HST

Other (per hour)
- Floor Hockey (no ice)

40.00 + HST

PMC Activity Room
Suite "A" (12 persons max. occupancy)
- Lumber King Games (flat rate)
- NHL (i.e. Ottawa Senators)(flat rate)
- Concerts (flat rate)
- PACC/PMC Activity Room (flat rate)

125.00 + HST
200.00 + HST
125.00 + HST
25.00 + HST

Lockers
- Monthly
- Seasonal (September - April)
75.00 + HST
300.00 + HST

Facility Rental
- Non-Profit

- Circus

- For Profit

1500.00

2000.00
2500.00

Gift vouchers are available for public skating!

Click here to see Pembroke and Area Community Centre (Pem Ice II).

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<![CDATA[Planning Advisory & Adjustment Committee Minutes - 2015]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes/planning-advisory-adjustment-committee-minutes-2015-863.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes/planning-advisory-adjustment-committee-minutes-2015-863.htmlThu, 28 Jan 2016 6:47:37 -0700<![CDATA[Pembroke Economic Development Advisory Committee Agenda 2015]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/standing-committee-agendas-2015/pembroke-economic-development-advisory-committee-agenda-2015-7702.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/standing-committee-agendas-2015/pembroke-economic-development-advisory-committee-agenda-2015-7702.htmlTue, 26 Jan 2016 6:58:27 -0700<![CDATA[Signs]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/building/signs.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/building/signs.htmlTue, 26 Jan 2016 6:55:31 -0700Signs

Service Description

The City of Pembroke passed a Sign By-law that prohibits or regulates signs and other advertising devices and the posting of notices.

Service Outcome

Sign Application

General Information

No person shall erect, cause to be erected, or structurally alter any sign within the City of Pembroke without first obtaining a sign permit from the Chief Building Official.

An application for a Sign Permit shall be submitted to the Chief Building Official to be checked for conformity to the Sign By-law.

Required Documentation

A Site Plan showing location of sign with respect to street lines, property lines and buildings drawings, with dimensions and specifications, showing details of construction, supports and braces and an Indemnity Bond (insurance certificate or letter from broker confirming insurance coverage).

Required Forms and Information

Portable (Mobile) Sign Application

A-Board Application

Regular Sign Application

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<![CDATA[2015 Year-End Reports]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/2015-year-end-reports/2015-year-end-reports-1869.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/2015-year-end-reports/2015-year-end-reports-1869.htmlThu, 21 Jan 2016 1:21:26 -0700<![CDATA[2015 Year-End Reports ]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/2015-year-end-reports/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/2015-year-end-reports/Wed, 20 Jan 2016 10:23:53 -0700<![CDATA[Recreation & Tourism Committee Minutes - 2015]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes/recreation-tourism-committee-minutes-2815.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes/recreation-tourism-committee-minutes-2815.htmlWed, 20 Jan 2016 7:55:51 -0700<![CDATA[Planning & Development Committee Minutes - 2015]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes/planning-development-committee-minutes-2015-6600.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes/planning-development-committee-minutes-2015-6600.htmlTue, 19 Jan 2016 12:58:25 -0700<![CDATA[2015 Council Minutes]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/council-minutes/2015-council-minutes-1081.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/council-minutes/2015-council-minutes-1081.htmlFri, 08 Jan 2016 8:33:32 -0700<![CDATA[Finance & Administration Committee Minutes - 2015]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes/finance-administration-committee-minutes-2015-1131.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes/finance-administration-committee-minutes-2015-1131.htmlFri, 08 Jan 2016 8:11:59 -0700<![CDATA[Committee Minutes 2016]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2016/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2016/Wed, 23 Dec 2015 9:12:16 -0700<![CDATA[Committee Agendas 2016]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-agendas-2016/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-agendas-2016/Wed, 23 Dec 2015 9:11:12 -0700<![CDATA[2015 Council Calendars]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/council-calendar/2015-council-calendars-1866.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/council-calendar/2015-council-calendars-1866.htmlWed, 23 Dec 2015 8:55:22 -0700<![CDATA[2015 Council Agendas]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/council-agendas/2015-council-agendas-3422.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/council-agendas/2015-council-agendas-3422.htmlMon, 14 Dec 2015 11:03:59 -0700<![CDATA[Operations Committee Agendas 2015]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/standing-committee-agendas-2015/operations-committee-agendas-2015-8480.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/standing-committee-agendas-2015/operations-committee-agendas-2015-8480.htmlMon, 14 Dec 2015 11:01:04 -0700<![CDATA[Recreation & Tourism Committee Agendas 2015]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/standing-committee-agendas-2015/recreation-tourism-committee-agendas-2015-9207.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/standing-committee-agendas-2015/recreation-tourism-committee-agendas-2015-9207.htmlFri, 11 Dec 2015 9:52:26 -0700<![CDATA[Election Accessibility Plan 2014]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/accessibility/election-accessibility-plan-2014/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/accessibility/election-accessibility-plan-2014/Thu, 10 Dec 2015 10:07:06 -0700<![CDATA[Planning & Development Committee Agendas 2015]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/standing-committee-agendas-2015/planning-development-committee-agendas-2015-1040.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/standing-committee-agendas-2015/planning-development-committee-agendas-2015-1040.htmlFri, 27 Nov 2015 1:52:47 -0700<![CDATA[Finance & Administration Committee Agendas 2015]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/standing-committee-agendas-2015/finance-administration-committee-agendas-2015-8874.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/standing-committee-agendas-2015/finance-administration-committee-agendas-2015-8874.htmlFri, 27 Nov 2015 1:08:30 -0700<![CDATA[Police Services]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/police-services/http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/police-services/Fri, 27 Nov 2015 7:45:09 -0700IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY CALL 9-1-1

When To Call Police?

Many people hesitate to call the police out of fear of getting involved, or of being identified, or even of fear of sounding silly or over-suspicious. The police need and want your help in preventing crime, please call.
Do not assume someone else has already called the police.
Emergency: 9-1-1
O.P.P. 24-Hour Toll-Free Non-Emergency: 1-888-310-1122 | 1-888-310-1133 (TTY)
O.P.P. Pembroke Detachment Administrative: 613-732-3332
O.P.P. Pembroke Detachment Fax: 613-732-1855
O.P.P East Twitter

Changes To Pembroke Police Service

On July 6th, 2013 the transition from Pembroke Police Service to O.P.P. policing was completed. The police station is located at 77 International Drive and is operated during normal business hours 8:00am to 4:00pm. The lobby inside the police station will remain open to the public during this time and police staff will be present at the front counter for assistance. At 4:00pm the doors will be locked. Anyone attending the Station after hours will use an emergency phone which will be located in a visible area outside the main doors to the police station. The person requiring assistance will simply pick up the phone and will be connected to a call taker. The person will provide information to the call taker and if required a police officer will be dispatched to attend the station. This method is commonly used by the O.P.P. and other municipal police service around Ontario.
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<![CDATA[Audio Mural Tour]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/art-and-culture/pembroke-heritage-murals/audio-mural-tour-6860.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/art-and-culture/pembroke-heritage-murals/audio-mural-tour-6860.htmlTue, 24 Nov 2015 7:34:05 -0700

 Pembroke Heritage Murals Audio Guide
The Heritage Mural Committee provides the City with an annual updated Mural Tour for Pembroke’s Visitor's Guidebook. As more people now have greater access to digital information a FREE downloadable Mp3 audio version has also been created so you can enjoy your own personal guided tour of one of Canada's largest outdoor art galleries! The print version will continue to be available inside the free Guidebook.

Click here to load the Digital Audio Mural Tour (MP3)

Audio Tour Credits:  

Sound Production - The House of Music

Narrator: Dave Henderson

Executive Producer: Pamela Dempsey, Chair of Heritage Murals

The Tour follows the order of the print version and provides verbal breaks between descriptions so people can move on to the next Mural. Listeners can also navigate to the Mural in front of them or to one they are particularly interested in. The Audio Mural Tour provides indepth details and information about each mural.

This Audio Tour is a free service and can be found here (To save to your computer, right click on the link and choose Save As...). The recorded Tour itself is 54 minutes long MP3 format, and takes a few minutes to download. There will be a link on the City’s web site, Heritage Murals page, to the Downtown Pembroke site. We trust everyone who enjoys Pembroke’s Outdoor Art Gallery will add this to their audio files.

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<![CDATA[Churches]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/churches/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/churches/Mon, 09 Nov 2015 1:55:05 -0700

Calvary Baptist Church
567 Melton St
Pembroke ON K8A 6Y3
Phone: (613) 735-5293

Calvin United Church
276 Church St
Pembroke ON K8A 4L2
Phone: (613) 732-8763

First Baptist Church
210 Mary St
Pembroke ON K8A 5V8
Phone: (613) 735-0866
www.fbcp.ca

First Evangelical Missionary Church
39 Shalom St
Pembroke ON K8A 6W8
Phone: (613) 735-5391
femcpem@nrtco.net

First Presbyterian Church
257 Pembroke St W
Pembroke ON K8A 5N3
Phone: (613) 732-8214

Holy Name of Jesus Church
284 Trafalgar Rd
Pembroke ON K8A 5A8
Phone: (613) 732-3355

Holy Trinity Anglican Church
68 Renfrew St
Pembroke O K8A 5R6
Phone: (613) 732-4658

Our Lady of Lourdes
280 Lourdesview Dr
Pembroke ON K8A 6X1
Phone: (613) 735-6392

Paroisse St-Jean-Baptiste
500 Isabella St
Pembroke ON K8A 5T9
Phone: (613) 735-6566

Pembroke Bible Chapel
11558 Round Lake Rd
Pembroke ON K8A 6W8
Phone: (613) 735-1149 or (613) 584-4486
www.pembrokebiblechapel.com

Pembroke Deanery
St. Columbkille Cathedral
188 Renfrew St
Pembroke ON K8A 6X1
Phone: (613) 732-7933

Pembroke Pentecostal Tabernacle
34 Jordan Ave
PO Box 245
Pembroke ON K8A 6X3
Phone: (613) 732-9721

Resurrection Lutheran Church
250 Quarry Rd
Pembroke, Ontario
613-638-7476
email: resluth@hotmail.com

St. Columbkille Cathedral
188 Renfrew St
Pembroke ON K8A 5R9
Phone: (613) 732-8513

St. John's Lutheran Church
357 Miller St
Pembroke ON K8A 5Y8
Phone: (613) 735-6332
 

St. John's Lutheran Church
357 Miller St
Pembroke ON K8A 5Y8
Phone: (613) 735-6332

St. Timothy's Lutheran Church
503 Alfred St
Pembroke ON K8A 3B6
Phone: (613) 732-2992

Salvation Army Church
484 Pembroke St W
Pembroke ON K8A 5N9
Phone: (613) 735-5601

Seventh Day Adventist Church
157 Drive-In Rd
Pembroke ON
Phone: (613) 735-1623

The Pembroke & Area Ministerial
210 Renfrew St
Pembroke ON K8A 5Y9
Phone: (613) 735-0234

Wesley Community Church
210 Renfrew St
Pembroke ON K8A 5S1
Phone: (613) 732-2488

Wesley United Church
275 Pembroke St E
Pembroke ON K8A 3J9
Phone: (613) 735-6132

Zion Christian Reformed Church
152 Drive-In Rd
Pembroke ON K8A 7P1
Phone: (613) 732-4774

Zion Evangelical United Church/Mount Zion
368 Miller St
Pembroke ON K8A 5Y9
Phone: (613) 732-9493
Fax: (613) 732-9493

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
454 Miller St
Pembroke ON K8A 5Z4
Phone: (613) 732-8792
Fax: (613) 732-1650
email: office@zionlutheran.ca

CFB Petawawa Chapels
CFB Petawawa
Telephone: (613) 687-5511 ext 6185
Fax: (613) 588-7524
email: info@petawawachapels.com

Pine Ridge Family Church
27 Brumm Rd.
Pembroke, ON K8A 6G7
Telephone: (613) 735 1241
prfchurch.com

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<![CDATA[Public Meeting of Council Minutes 2015]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes/public-meeting-of-council-2499.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes/public-meeting-of-council-2499.htmlFri, 06 Nov 2015 1:08:07 -0700<![CDATA[Algonquin Park]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/outdoor-activities/algonquin-park.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/outdoor-activities/algonquin-park.htmlWed, 28 Oct 2015 7:23:42 -0700People travel the world to come to Algonquin Park and for good reason! Unspoiled nature, wildlife, camping, and canoeing soothe the soul and calm the spirit of anyone who visits. In Algonquin Park you will find three world class attractions: The Algonquin Visitor Centre with exhibits, gift shop, restaurant and theatre; The Algonquin Logging Museum connecting Algonquin's human history to the Ottawa Valley; and The Algonquin Gallery, a yearly wildlife/wild landscape art display featuring several renowned artists including Robert Bateman.

Algonquin Park offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities for visitors. These opportunities include outdoor recreation opportunities ranging from high-intensity day use to low-intensity wilderness experiences.

Some of the most asked about activities include:

  • Backcountry Camping
  • Backpacking
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Dog Sledding
  • Fishing
  • Hunting & Trapping
  • Interpretive Walking Trails
  • Picnicking
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Canoeing
  • Wildlife Watching

Day Trips

Barron Canyon Trail

Barron Canyon Trail is a 1.5 km loop trail that leads along the north rim of the spectacular 100 metre deep Barron Canyon and then returning to the parking lot. Please remember that this trail visits a very high, unfenced cliff top from which a fall would be fatal. You may also explore the Barron Canyon by canoe by accessing the canyon from the Brigham Lake Parking Lot and/or the Barron River Parking Lot.

Barron Canyon Trail is located at km 29.0 of the Barron Canyon Road, 11 km north of the Sand Lake Gate.

High Falls

High Falls is a small waterchute, perfect for a picnic and a favourite spot in Algonquin Park for a swim to cool off in the heat of summer. This well-marked trail through mixed forest is a pleasant and direct walk to the falls. For a longer walking trip to High Falls, use the Eastern Pines Backpacking Trails that begin from Achray.

How to get there:
From the intersection of Hwys 17 and 58 west of Pembroke, drive eight kilometers northwest along Hwy 17, pass the Forest Lea Road turnoff and take the next left turn onto Doran Rd (Cty Rd 26). Travel 300 metres, and then turn right onto Barron Canyon Road. Drive 26 km on pavement, then gravel to the Sand Lake Gate on the Park boundary, where you can purchase permits for day-use or camping and excellent publications by The Friends of Algonquin Park. Continue on for another 13 km, passing by the Brigham Lake access point and taking the next left down a short dirt road to the parking lot. Information and safety tips are given in the pamphlet, Backpacking Trails of Algonquin Provincial Park, published by The Friends of Algonquin Park.

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<![CDATA[Shopping]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/shopping/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/shopping/Wed, 28 Oct 2015 7:18:38 -0700Pembroke Farmers' Market

May to October
Wednesdays and Saturdays
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Downtown Pembroke - Victoria Street at Lake Street
For more information:
Cate Ott at cate@countrycuisine-organic.com
Maureen Sheedy (613) 646-7878
 

Downtown Pembroke - Main Street

Pembroke Downtown Development Corporation
Discover the rich heritage of Historic Downtown Pembroke!
Click here for a downtown business directory!
 

Pembroke Mall

Enjoy the day shopping at the largest enclosed shopping centre in the Ottawa Valley.
MALL HOURS
Monday-Friday     9:30am-9:00pm
Saturday              9:30am-6:00pm
Sunday                 noon-5:00pm
For More Information: Pembroke Mall Information
 

West End Mall

MALL HOURS
Monday-Friday      9:30am-9:00pm
Saturday              9:30am-6:00pm
Sunday                Noon-5:00pm

1200 Pembroke Street West
Pembroke, Ontario
Tel: (613) 735-0638

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<![CDATA[Getting Here]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/find-us/getting-here/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/find-us/getting-here/Wed, 28 Oct 2015 7:08:08 -0700Busses and Air Accessibility

Greyhound Canada

Pembroke and Area Airport is just 10 km from downtown and is one of the most advanced regional terminals in Canada. A 5000 ft. runway accommodates both corporate business and charter travel. There is also parking for 55-70 small aircraft and a full range of air transport services, reservations and service garages.

Ottawa International Airport is the closest passenger terminal, for domestic and international travel. Several firms offer daily shuttle service.

From Pembroke To…

 
Km Hours

Ottawa

North Bay

Kingston

Montreal

Toronto

Buffalo

Detroit

New York City

Cleveland

150

215

260

345

390

660

745

830

850

1.5

2.5

3.0

4.0

5.0

6.5

8.7

9.0

9.5


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<![CDATA[Planning Advisory & Adjustment Committee Agendas 2015]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/standing-committee-agendas-2015/planning-advisory-adjustment-committee-3980.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/standing-committee-agendas-2015/planning-advisory-adjustment-committee-3980.htmlWed, 28 Oct 2015 5:43:48 -0700<![CDATA[Feedback]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/privacy-policy/feedback-2736.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/privacy-policy/feedback-2736.htmlTue, 27 Oct 2015 12:41:34 -0700Messages forwarded to the City are considered a public record and may be shared with others as appropriate or required.

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<![CDATA[Mayor]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/mayor/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/mayor/Wed, 21 Oct 2015 11:12:39 -0700

On behalf of my City Council Colleagues, we are honoured to serve the residents of our City. Pembroke “the heart of the Ottawa Valley” is a great place to live, work and play. We are proud of our community.

Council will continue to lead with integrity, honesty and transparency. We will seek out partnerships and collaborate with all our citizens to help make Pembroke an even better place to live. City Hall is open to everyone and we will improve the systems that allow the greatest level of involvement possible.

If you are a visitor or investor, it is our hope that you consider Pembroke next time you are planning a vacation or business venture.

If you are a resident, it is an honour to serve as your Mayor and please feel free to contact me or a City Councillor if we can be of service to you and your family.

Thank you for visiting our website. I hope you find it helpful. Please visit it regularly for updates on what is occurring in our City.

Michael LeMay, Mayor

City of Pembroke
1 Pembroke St E
Pembroke ON K8A 3J5
Phone : (613) 735-6821 x 1399
Fax: (613) 735-3660
Cell:  613-633-6174
Email:  mlemay@pembroke.ca

Should an individual wish to meet with the Mayor, an appointment can be easily made directly with the Mayor or through the Mayor's Administrative Assistant at 613-735-6821 ext. 1303 or nrapin@pembroke.ca

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<![CDATA[Economic Development]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/economic-development/http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/economic-development/Thu, 15 Oct 2015 11:41:07 -0700<![CDATA[Utilities - Pollution Control Centre]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/operations/utilities/utilities-pollution-control-centre-2307.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/operations/utilities/utilities-pollution-control-centre-2307.htmlThu, 15 Oct 2015 11:00:57 -0700The City of Pembroke owns and operates the Pollution Control Centre. The function of this facility as a wastewater treatment plant is to treat all the discharge to the sanitary sewage system. Raw sewage is collected throughout the City of Pembroke and conveyed to the Pollution Control Centre via gravity sewers. There are also nine sewage pumping stations (Lift Stations) which convey sewage from low areas to higher areas in the wastewater collection system.

The Pollution Control Centre is located on the Ottawa River at the north end of Rankin Street within the Township of Laurentian Valley. The plant was built in 1967 and consisted of two clarifiers, two digesters and a control building.  Chlorine was used for disinfection. In 1984, an additional two clarifiers were added to meet high flows. As well a de-watering belt press, chemical building and chlorine contact chamber were added.  In 1994, remedial work was done on existing buildings and equipment to ensure compliance with Ministry of Labour guidelines and to optimize the process.

In 2006 the Pollution Control Centre underwent a major retrofit and expansion implementing a Secondary Treatment Process to meet Ministry of Environment Requirements.  The current plant is rated at an average day capacity of 16,000 m3/day and peak wet weather flows of 64,000 m3/day with treated effluent (ultraviolet disinfection) to be discharged to the Ottawa River.

Contact Information:

Rick White
Supervisor of Pollution Control Centre
Phone: (613) 735-6821 x 1481
Fax: (613) 732-7028
Email: rwhite@pembroke.ca

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<![CDATA[Utilities - Water Treatment Plant]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/operations/utilities/1213.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/operations/utilities/1213.htmlThu, 15 Oct 2015 10:55:20 -0700The City of Pembroke owns and operates the Pembroke Drinking Water System (D.W.S. #220000941), which consists of the Pembroke Purification Plan and Distribution System.  The system is considered a Large Municipal Residential Drinking Water System under O.Reg. 170/03.

The Water Treatment Plant (W.T.P.) is rated as a Class 3 facility, while the Distribution System is a Class 2 system. The Drinking Water System includes two Bulk Water Storage Facilities, the Bell Street Tower and the Quarry Road Reservoir which are rated as Class 3 facilities.

The Pembroke Water Treatment Plant is located on Riverside Drive in the City of Pembroke. The W.T.P. was constructed in 1984 and has a rated capacity of 32,368 m3/d. The W.T.P. is a conventional surface water treatment plant.

A Process Flow Diagram of the Pembroke Water Purification Plant is provided.

Contact Information:

Douglas Burton
Supervisor, Drinking Water Treatment/Compliance
Quality Management System Representative
Phone:  (613) 735-6821 x 1487
Fax:  (613) 735-8648 Water Treatment Plant
Email:  dburton@pembroke.ca

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<![CDATA[Water Distribution & Waste Water Collection]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/operations/water-and-sewer-570.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/operations/water-and-sewer-570.htmlThu, 15 Oct 2015 10:51:31 -0700The Water Distribution & Waste Water Collection Section is responsible for the operation of the pipes, valves, hydrants and services that make up the water distribution and collection systems. These crews flush and repair water mains, sanitary sewer and storm sewer networks at any hour of the day to ensure all services are running efficiently.

The City of Pembroke maintains 108 km of water distribution pipes, 533 fire hydrants, complete with 4,052 water service connections, 100.4 km of sanitary sewer main, complete with 4,200 service connections, 11 sanitary sewer pumping stations and 54.6 km of storm sewer mains.

Contact Information:

Curtis Mick, Supervisor
Water Distribution & Waste Water Collection
Phone: (613) 735-6821 x 1403
Fax: (613) 732-1421
Email: cmick@pembroke.ca


Use links below for further information:

Water and Waste Rates

Annual Sanitary Sewer Main Cleaning Program

Annual Water Main Flushing Program

By-Law Number 92-58:  Control Waste Discharges into Municipal Sewers

By-Law Numnber 2007-24:  Cross Connection and Backflow Prevention

Amendment to Backflow Prevention By-Law

By-Law Number 2007-25:  Regulations of Public and Private Fire Service

Water Mains and Hydrants

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<![CDATA[Roads & Fleet]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/operations/roads-and-fleet-569.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/operations/roads-and-fleet-569.htmlThu, 15 Oct 2015 10:47:24 -0700The Roads & Fleet Section of the Operations Department is responsible for all roads, bridges, sidewalks, boulevards, winter control operations, pedestrian cross signals, curb cuts, culvert installations, traffic line painting, ditching and regulatory signage. 

Contact Information:

Chris Mantha, Supervisor
Roads & Fleet
Phone: (613) 735-6821 x 1415
Fax: (613) 732-1421
Email: cmantha@pembroke.ca


Use links below for further information:

Construction Map now online to help you plan your route...

Road and Sidewalks

Winter Control Operations

Winter Parking Restrictions

Curb Cuts

Culvert Installations and Ditching

Private Entrances

Road/Sidewalk Closures

Winter Sand Pick Up

Potholes

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<![CDATA[Capital Works & Engineering]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/operations/capital-works-and-engineering-567.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/operations/capital-works-and-engineering-567.htmlThu, 15 Oct 2015 10:42:23 -0700The City of Pembroke is continuously involved in monitoring, evaluating, operating and improving the services within the City of Pembroke. These services include:  Parks & Facilities, Roads, Sidewalks, Signs, Signals, Streetscape, Water Treatment & Distribution and Wastewater Collection and Treatment. Major projects for the maintenance or expansion of these systems are done through capital projects.

Engineering, design services, and contract administration for the City of Pembroke is done through a combination of in house staff and the use of Engineering Consultants. Engineering services for the review of lot grading, subdivision development, service expansion is done through the Engineering section. Construction and Reconstruction projects for City owned facilities and Infrastructure is coordinated through the Capital Works section.

Tenders, Request for Proposals, Request for Quotations and various other procurement methods are utilized to secure services for the maintenance and improvements of the City services.

Contact Information:

Engineering:

Douglas R. Sitland, P.Eng.
Manager of Operations
Phone: (613) 735-6821 x 1400
Fax: (613) 732-1421
Email: dsitland@pembroke.ca

Capital Works:

Brian Lewis, C.R.S.-S
Supervisor - Capital Works
Phone: (613) 735-6821 x 1402
Fax: (613) 732-1421
Email: blewis@pembroke.ca

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<![CDATA[Parks & Facilities]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/recreation-tourism/parks-and-facilities-568.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/recreation-tourism/parks-and-facilities-568.htmlThu, 15 Oct 2015 10:37:45 -0700The Parks & Facilities Section maintains approximately 200 acres of passive and active parklands.  Staff is responsible for grass cutting, grounds maintenance, city-owned flower and shrub beds and maintenance of all city trees. Some specific areas of responsibility include Riverside Park Tent and Trailer Campground, all athletic sport fields and ball parks as well as the very popular Waterfront area along the shores of the Ottawa River. 

The section is also responsible for the operation, maintenance and improvements to the two City-owned arenas, a community pool and the Marina which is located on the Ottawa River.

Contact Information

Ron Conroy, Supervisor
Phone:  (613) 735-6821 x 1404
Fax:  (613) 732-1421
Email: rconroy@pembroke.ca

Parks

The Parks system includes:

  • 200 acres of parkland
  • 1.5 km of waterfront walkway
  • 6 ball diamonds
  • 5 regulation soccer fields including 9 mini-pitch soccer fields
  • 52 serviced camping sites at Riverside Park
  • Flower beds in various parks

Facilities

The Section is responsible for operation, maintenance and capital improvement of the following facilities:

  • Pembroke Memorial Centre
  • Pembroke and Area Community Centre
  • Kinsmen Pool
  • Pembroke Marina

Click here to access the Recreation section.

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<![CDATA[Operations]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/operations/http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/operations/Thu, 15 Oct 2015 10:30:47 -0700Under the direction of the Operations Committee of Council and City Council, the mandate of the Operations Department is to administer and manage public infrastructure including water mains, sanitary sewers and storm sewers, municipal roads, bridges and sidewalks, public parks and facilities, capital projects, the Utilities facilities including Water Purification Plant & Pollution Control Plant, and oversees the collection program of garbage, recycling and organic material.

Contact Information:

Douglas R. Sitland, P.Eng.
Manager of Operations
Phone:  (613) 735-6821 x 1400
Fax:  (613) 732-1421
Email: dsitland@pembroke.ca

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<![CDATA[Festival Hall]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/art-and-culture/festival-hall/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/art-and-culture/festival-hall/Thu, 15 Oct 2015 8:58:42 -0700Festival Hall is justly named as Pembroke's showcase for a wide variety of cultural events spotlighting both local and visiting talent. Music, theatre, dance, recitals and exhibitions for audiences of all ages reflect the rich cultural diversity of the Ottawa Valley.

Find out what's going on by:

Visiting: 401 Isabella Street, Pembroke, ON 

Or calling: (613) 735-2182

Or see the website at: www.festhall.ca

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<![CDATA[Utilities ]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/operations/utilities/http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/operations/utilities/Tue, 13 Oct 2015 6:12:21 -0700Water Treatment Plant

Drinking Water Quality Management System

Compliance

Water System Financial Plan

Seasonal Watering Restrictions

Pollution Control Centre

PCC Annual Reports

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<![CDATA[PCC Annual Reports]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/operations/utilities/pcc-annual-reports-8417.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/operations/utilities/pcc-annual-reports-8417.htmlTue, 13 Oct 2015 5:47:00 -0700<![CDATA[Kiwanis Splash Pad]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/splash-pads/riverside-park-9183.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/splash-pads/riverside-park-9183.htmlThu, 08 Oct 2015 8:55:53 -0700

Located at Riverside Park (961 Pembroke St. W) next to the children's play structures over looking the beautiful Ottawa River, the Kiwanis Splash Pad offers a variety of water features.

Hours of Operation
9 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. daily from the second week of June until Thanksgiving (weather dependant)

This community project was made possible in 2011 with the assistance of Friends of Bogie's Bar - PMC,  Kiwanis Club of Pembroke, Ontario Trillium Foundation and the City of Pembroke

If you would like to report a maintenance issue please call 613 735 6821 ext. 1409.  For all other inquiries email us recreation@pembroke.ca

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<![CDATA[Ottawa Valley Mountain Bike Association]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/minor-sports-organizations/ottawa-valley-mountain-bike-association-7202.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/minor-sports-organizations/ottawa-valley-mountain-bike-association-7202.htmlMon, 05 Oct 2015 12:25:31 -0700For more information or to visit their website click here

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<![CDATA[Pembroke Curling Club]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/minor-sports-organizations/pembroke-curling-club-9185.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/minor-sports-organizations/pembroke-curling-club-9185.htmlMon, 05 Oct 2015 12:22:50 -0700For more information on curling click here

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<![CDATA[Pembroke Little League (Baseball)]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/minor-sports-organizations/little-league-baseball-6121.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/minor-sports-organizations/little-league-baseball-6121.htmlMon, 05 Oct 2015 12:18:59 -0700For information on registration dates or contact information for the Pembroke Little League click here

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<![CDATA[Pembroke Badminton Club]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/minor-sports-organizations/pembroke-badminton-club-5310.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/minor-sports-organizations/pembroke-badminton-club-5310.htmlMon, 05 Oct 2015 11:53:48 -0700For more information please click here

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<![CDATA[Pembroke Minor Hockey]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/minor-sports-organizations/pembroke-minor-hockey-8672.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/minor-sports-organizations/pembroke-minor-hockey-8672.htmlMon, 05 Oct 2015 11:28:44 -0700For more information on Pembroke Minor hockey click here

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<![CDATA[Rotary Park Splash Pad]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/splash-pads/rotary-park-601.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/splash-pads/rotary-park-601.htmlMon, 05 Oct 2015 11:17:19 -0700Located at Rotary Park (300 James St.) next to the children's play structures over looking the tennis courts and the
Book Tree, the Rotary Park Splash Pad offers a variety of water features designed to stimulate and challenge the imaginations of children of all ages. Your children will experience endless enjoyment as water is sprayed, gushed and poured on them. This splash pad is the COOLEST thing in the park!


Hours of Operation
9 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. daily from the second week of June until Thanksgiving (weather dependant)

If you would like to report a maintenance issue please call 613 735 6821 ext. 1409.  For all other inquiries email us recreation@pembroke.ca

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<![CDATA[Pembroke Skating Club]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/minor-sports-organizations/pembroke-skating-club-7830.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/minor-sports-organizations/pembroke-skating-club-7830.htmlMon, 05 Oct 2015 8:00:57 -0700Pembroke Skating Club

Pre-CanSkate
(Ages 3+)
Children are taught basic skating fundamentals, with a focus on continuous movement and creative play.

CanSkate
Children are taught forward/backward skating and cross-cuts, stopping, balance, and turning, etc.
Beginner hockey and ringette players can also enhance their game by improving their skating skills with our programme.
Skaters are tested on a continual basis and receive badges as they advance to the next level.

Pre-Junior
Junior is the next step up for the skaters who have mastered CanSkate and want to enhance their skating skills by learning the basics of figure skating
Skaters continue to work in group, semi-private, private lesson.

Junior
Once a skater has begun StarSkate testing they will continue to enhance the basics of figure skating.
Skaters work in private/semi private lessons.

Intermediate
For skaters who have mastered the basic skills of figure skating and intend to pursue the sport they are moved into Intermediate skating sessions.
Private Lessons arranged directly with Coaches.

Senior
This program is for the dedicated and advanced figure skater who has achieved required dance and skill levels (Preliminary Freeskate test, 1/2 of the Junior Bronze Freeskate test, Junior Bronze Skills and Senior Bronze Dance.
Private Lessons arranged directly with Coaches.

Starskate Off-Ice
For skaters in the StarSkate Programme.
Open to all levels of skaters.

Pembroke Skating Club contact info:

P.O.Box 523 Pembroke Ontario CANADA K8A 6X7

                                                         Email: pembrokeskatingclub@gmail.com

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<![CDATA[Special Events]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/special-events/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/special-events/Fri, 02 Oct 2015 10:28:55 -0700The City of Pembroke's Recreation Department hosts a variety of special events for the public to enjoy!

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<![CDATA[Recreation Facilities]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/facilities/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/facilities/Fri, 02 Oct 2015 10:00:56 -0700<![CDATA[Riverwalk Amphitheatre]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/facilities/riverwalk-amphitheatre.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/facilities/riverwalk-amphitheatre.htmlFri, 02 Oct 2015 9:58:12 -0700Located at beautiful Waterfront Park, along the Ottawa River, the Riverwalk Amphitheatre is a 600 seat stage perfect for performances, shows and weddings. 

The Amphitheatre is also the site of the free nightly entertainment provided by Waterfront Live! and Movie Night!

To inquire about booking the Amphitheatre or any of the events that take place there, please contact the Recreation Department.

Phone: (613) 735-6821 ext. 1501

Email: recreation@pembroke.ca

Amphitheatre Booking Rates
Without Sound $75.00 + HST
With Sound $100.00 + HST

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<![CDATA[Tennis Courts]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/facilities/tennis-courts-545.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/facilities/tennis-courts-545.htmlFri, 02 Oct 2015 9:58:12 -0700The City of Pembroke's tennis courts are located at Rotary Park, on the corner of James and Mary Streets. The courts are open to anyone, and are lit up for evening play.

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<![CDATA[Pembroke Curling Club]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/facilities/pembroke-curling-club.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/facilities/pembroke-curling-club.htmlFri, 02 Oct 2015 9:58:12 -0700The Pembroke Curing Club has regular, senior and junior members who curl on 4 sheets of ice regularly every day of the week except Saturday which is left open for bonspeils.

428 Herbert Street
Pembroke, ON
K8A 2Y4

(613) 732-4113

Visit our website at www.pembroke.ovca.com for more information.
 

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<![CDATA[Soccer Fields]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/facilities/soccer.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/facilities/soccer.htmlFri, 02 Oct 2015 9:58:12 -0700The City of Pembroke has 5 beautiful, green soccer fields - all located at Riverside Park.

The following are the costs to rent the soccer fields: 

Soccer (per hour)

- Minor: No Lights

- Minor: With Lights

- Adult: No Lights

- Adult: With Lights

20.00 + HST

26.00 + HST

20.00 + HST

28.00 + HST

Click here for more Information about the Pembroke Soccer Club, such as fees and registration.

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<![CDATA[Baseball Diamonds]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/facilities/baseball.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/facilities/baseball.htmlFri, 02 Oct 2015 9:58:12 -0700The City of Pembroke has 4 baseball diamonds, located at Riverside Park.

The following are the costs to rent the ball diamonds: 

Ball (per hour)

Fields Dragged and Bases only
- Minor: No Lights

- Minor: With Lights

- Adult: No Lights

- Adult: With Lights

11.00 + HST

16.00 + HST

15.00 + HST

24.00 + HST

Ball (per hour)

Fields Fully Prepared

- Minor: No Lights

- Minor: With Lights

- Adult: No Lights

- Adult: With Lights

15.00 + HST

20.00 + HST

19.00 + HST

28.00 + HST

To learn about the baseball programs in Pembroke, click here!

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<![CDATA[Coronation Park]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/coronation-park.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/coronation-park.htmlFri, 02 Oct 2015 9:48:14 -0700Coronation Park was established in 1937 behind the Pembroke Armouries and beside the Muskrat River across from City Hall to commemorate the coronation of King George VI. In 1967, the Civitan Club generously provided $100,000 to create the fountain in Coronation Park. It was designed by Civitan Club member, Mel Molson as part of the City's Centennial celebrations.

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<![CDATA[Pansy Patch Park]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/pansy-patch-park.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/pansy-patch-park.htmlFri, 02 Oct 2015 9:48:14 -0700Often called the “jewel” of the City, Pansy Patch Park is a 10 acre island park in the heart of Pembroke. Accessed by Dickson Street off Mackay Street, this oasis-like parcel contains some of the finest horticultural land in the County.

With beautiful flower beds and exotic trees bordered by the Muskrat River, the Park’s terrain is diverse and presents superb opportunities to stroll around in a magnificent natural setting, mountain bike or simply relax on the banks of the river.

Originally privately owned by Dr. and Mrs. H.J. Keith, this private garden sanctuary contained more than 40 species of trees, two greenhouses, goldfish pools and a lily pond which was a summer home for a pair of swans. The park was donated to the City of Pembroke in 1962, and today is maintained by the City with the help of the Pembroke Horticultural Society. It remains a quiet oasis and is a popular picnic ground where thousands of wedding photos have been taken over the years. It has over 40 species of trees, perennial flower gardens and majestic weeping willows.

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<![CDATA[Kinsmen Park]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/kinsmen-park.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/kinsmen-park.htmlFri, 02 Oct 2015 9:48:14 -0700Home of the Kinsmen Pool, the park is located at 426 Herbert Street. Facilities include a ball field, the little tykes ball field, beautiful open space area with a playground structure – and new in 2004, a multi-sport facility that has been developed through the generous support of the Kinsmen Club of Pembroke.

The Kinsmen Pool also shares this location and offers indoor year-round activities and an outdoor wading pool during the summer months. Our aquatic staff offers a variety of year-round swimming programs to the public, including Red Cross pre-school classes, Swim Kids/Youth lessons, Parents & Tots programs, and Leadership training. Aquafit classes are always popular, as are Adult Learn to Swim programs. Located in the courtyard to the rear of the facility is a supervised wading pool that children 6 years and under accompanied with parents are always welcome to visit during the warm summer season. Kinsmen Pool offers a variety of swimming programs to meet your fitness needs and levels! 
Get the latest information by contacting our staff at (613) 735-6821 ext. 1506.

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<![CDATA[Minor Sports & Sporting Organizations]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/minor-sports-organizations/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/minor-sports-organizations/Fri, 02 Oct 2015 9:47:17 -0700<![CDATA[Step Back In Time Walking Tour]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/step-back-in-time-walking-tour/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/step-back-in-time-walking-tour/Fri, 02 Oct 2015 9:42:24 -0700<![CDATA[Memorial]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/memorial/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/memorial/Fri, 02 Oct 2015 9:22:06 -0700<![CDATA[Tai Chi]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/summer-programs/tai-chi-2283.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/summer-programs/tai-chi-2283.htmlFri, 02 Oct 2015 8:53:13 -0700

Tai Chi Chuan is a time tested art which gently exercises the body, the energy flow, and the mind. The Complete Book of Tai Chi Chuan by Wong Kiew Kit

Tai Chi is the most practiced exercise in the world.

Tai Chi does not require any special dress.

All you need is loose fitting clothes and comfortable shoes.

For more information, please visit their website at
www.upperottawavalleytaichiclub.ca/classes.

 

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<![CDATA[Geocaching]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/summer-programs/geocaching-687.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/summer-programs/geocaching-687.htmlFri, 02 Oct 2015 8:12:10 -0700Unlock the mystery of hidden treasures throughout the city! Great for any age to get involved and enjoy the great outdoors!

Have a smartphone? Download the app or set up an account and get treasure hunting today!  www.geocaching.com

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<![CDATA[Off-Leash Dog park]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/off-leash-dog-park/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/off-leash-dog-park/Thu, 01 Oct 2015 11:21:07 -0700<![CDATA[Parkettes]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/parkettes/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/parkettes/Thu, 01 Oct 2015 10:46:19 -0700<![CDATA[Multipurpose Parks]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/multipurpose-parks/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/multipurpose-parks/Thu, 01 Oct 2015 10:46:19 -0700<![CDATA[Passive Parks]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/passive-parks/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/passive-parks/Thu, 01 Oct 2015 10:46:19 -0700<![CDATA[Snowshoeing]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/summer-programs/snowshoeing-8771.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/summer-programs/snowshoeing-8771.htmlThu, 01 Oct 2015 9:26:03 -0700The City of Pembroke's Recreation Department offers snowshoeing programs for all ages. To find out more please contact the department today at 613 735 6821 ext. 1501.

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<![CDATA[Swimming Lessons]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/aquatic-programs/swimming-lessons.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/aquatic-programs/swimming-lessons.htmlThu, 01 Oct 2015 9:26:03 -0700The Kinsmen Pool offers year-round indoor activities and an outdoor wading pool during the summer months. Our aquatic staff offers a variety of year-round swimming programs to the public, including Red Cross pre-school classes, Swim Kids/Youth lessons, Parents & Tots programs, and Leadership training. Aquafit classes are always popular, as are Adult Learn to Swim programs. Located in the courtyard to the rear of the facility is a supervised wading pool that children 6 years and under accompanied with parents are always welcome to visit during the warm summer season. Kinsmen Pool offers a variety of swimming programs to meet your fitness needs and levels! 

Get the latest information by contacting our staff at (613) 735-6821 ext. 1506.

To view swimming lessons and programs offered by Kinsmen Pool, please click here.

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<![CDATA[Public Swimming]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/aquatic-programs/public-swimming.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/aquatic-programs/public-swimming.htmlThu, 01 Oct 2015 9:26:03 -0700Kinsmen Pool is perfect for fitness based or recreational swimming and our many different swim sessions work for almost every busy schedule. We are open Mondays through Fridays. Come on down for a swim!

Children under the age of 8 years must be accompanied by an adult in the water during all public swim visits.*

For more information on public swimming or to view our schedule, please click here

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<![CDATA[Aquatic Programs]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/aquatic-programs/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/aquatic-programs/Thu, 01 Oct 2015 9:26:03 -0700<![CDATA[Book Tree]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/summer-programs/book-tree-2297.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/summer-programs/book-tree-2297.htmlThu, 01 Oct 2015 9:08:31 -0700Founded in 2012, the City of Pembroke erected their Book Tree in the early fall of 2013 at Rotary Park, located off James Street.

Five fallen trees of different species were harvested locally to construct the Book Tree, with different sizes of boxes placed in the tree to hold the books.

The Book Tree serves as an accessible place for free book exchange for everyone in the community, helping to promote literacy!

The City of Pembroke's Book Tree is open seasonally from early spring until late fall. Please enjoy this this gem and help promote literacy! 

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<![CDATA[Pembroke Farmers Market 1890-1940]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/art-and-culture/pembroke-heritage-murals/pembroke-farmers-market-1890-1940-6509.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/art-and-culture/pembroke-heritage-murals/pembroke-farmers-market-1890-1940-6509.htmlTue, 29 Sep 2015 7:13:09 -0700Title: Pembroke Farmers Market 1890-1940  [a three part mural]

Artist: Shauna Torgerson, 2015

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<![CDATA[Combined Committee Minutes - 2015]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes/combined-committee-minutes-2015-105.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes/combined-committee-minutes-2015-105.htmlThu, 10 Sep 2015 12:51:22 -0700<![CDATA[Welcome to Fiddle Week!]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/fiddling-and-step-dancing/welcome-to-fiddle-week/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/fiddling-and-step-dancing/welcome-to-fiddle-week/Thu, 27 Aug 2015 5:54:33 -0700Join us every Labour Day Weekend, as Riverside Park becomes Fiddle Park, and thousands flock to Pembroke to enjoy traditional fiddle music and step dancing. Get our your dancing shoes and rosin up your bow! It's family fun at its best.

It started in 1975, when a group of friends who loved to get together and play their fiddles decided it was time to make it an annual event!

Brian Adam, Romeo Levasseur, Jim Hickey, Tommy Leclerc, Mike Berrigan were key to the success of the event at the time, and throughout the years, more people have volunteered their time and talent to ensure that The Old Time Step Dancing and Fiddling Competition endures, including: Diane Hickey, Ray Harnish, Don Rosine,Richard Jones, Dan Shryer and Laurie Serran.

Fiddlers, dancers and friends of the event begin arriving at Riverside Park the week prior to the actual competition, as the City of Pembroke hands the park over to the volunteers, and it is transformed into Fiddle Park and home for a week of music, fun and friends!

Our Cultural Heritage
The Fiddles of Pembroke and the Valley

The Pembroke area boasts many, many musicians who are either masters or disciples of the fiddle. Their melodies draw on the various ethnic styles of the Ottawa Valley. French tunefulness, Celtic dissonance, German rhythms and playfulness fill the souls of our talented artists. Sudden stops, syncopations and improvisations are all propelled by a powerful and unmeasured bow style.

The hub of the Ottawa Valley is one of Canada's great fiddling regions where the fiddle still holds tremendous importance. Here, loggers worked all winter in the logging camps until just a few years ago and electricity only came through some areas as late as the 1970's. Pioneers from Ireland, Scotland, France, Germany and Poland came with their axes, saws and fiddles and cleared the way towards a unique style of playing that combines characteristics of them all.

For More Information, Click Here

Pembroke & Area Fiddling Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 1329
Deep River, ON    K0J 1P0
Telephone: (613) 635-7200


For more information about the Ontario Trillium Foundation, visit their website: click here



 

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<![CDATA[Combined Committee Agendas 2015]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/standing-committee-agendas-2015/combined-committee-agendas-2015-4824.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/standing-committee-agendas-2015/combined-committee-agendas-2015-4824.htmlTue, 11 Aug 2015 8:16:43 -0700<![CDATA[Restaurant Directory]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/food-and-beverage/restaurant-directory/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/food-and-beverage/restaurant-directory/Thu, 30 Jul 2015 5:50:21 -0700

25 West Taps and Tapas                                                                                    Get Directions
27 Pembroke Street West
(613) 631-0863 

A&W                                                                                                                   Get Directions
1100 Pembroke Street East
(613) 735-3452

Anthony’s Italian Grill                                                                                        Get Directions
133 Pembroke Street East
(613) 735-1958 

Asian Wok                                                                                                         Get Directions
1100 Pembroke Street East
(613) 732-0900

B’s Café                                                                                                              Get Directions
143 Pembroke Street West (Inside the Mews)
(613) 732-1044 

Bistro 900                                                                                                           Get Directions
900 Pembroke Street East
(613) 735-6868 

Bonanza
119 Pembroke Street West
(613) 732-4412

Boston Pizza                                                                                                       Get Directions
1108b Pembroke Street East
(613) 735-8778 

Burger King                                                                                                        Get Directions
930 Pembroke Street East
(613) 735-0004

Coffee Xpress                                                                                                   Get Directions
446 Pembroke Street West
(613) 732-1303

Dairy Queen                                                                                                      Get Directions
401 Pembroke Street East
(613) 732-4820

Dineamics Food and Drink                                                                               Get Directions
185 Pembroke Street East
(613) 732-7521

Dino’s Pizza                                                                                                      Get Directions
1100 Pembroke Street East
(613) 732-8471

Domino’s Pizza                                                                                                Get Directions
938 Pembroke Street East
(613) 732-2400

East Side Mario’s                                                                                             Get Directions
100 Pembroke Street East
(613) 732-9955

Epic Café & Emporium                                                                                    Get Directions
157 Pembroke Street West
(613) 629-3742 

Finnigan’s Road House                                                                                   Get Directions
955 Pembroke Street East
(613) 735-2333

Fresco Café Grill                                                                                              Get Directions
660 Pembroke Street East
(613) 735-9725

Fresh Healthy Café                                                                                         Get Directions
1100 Pembroke Street East
(613) 629-2929

Harvey’s                                                                                                        Get Directions
1290 Pembroke Street West
(613) 735-3279

Irving Big Stop Family Restaurant                                                                 Get Directions
1751 Paul Martin Drive
(613) 735-1066

JJ’s Restaurant and Tap                                                                                Get Directions
601 Pembroke Street East
(613) 732-8978

Janna’s Gallery Café                                                                                      Get Directions
20 Pembroke Street West
(613) 631-0443

KFC                                                                                                                 Get Directions
415 Pembroke Street East
(613) 732-9892

Kingburger                                                                                                    Get Directions
1294 Pembroke Street West
(613) 732-2395

Klaesis Bakery and Café                                                                                 Get Directions
361 Isabella Street
(613) 732-2421

Lasso Saloon                                                                                                   Get Directions
163 Pembroke Street West
(613) 735-8890

Madameek                                                                                                      Get Directions
244 Pembroke Street West
(613) 732-1000

Mandy’s Pizzeria and Subs                                                                            Get Directions
595 Pembroke Street East
(613) 735-8486

McDonald's                                                                                                      Get Directions
805 Pembroke Street East
(613) 735-5635
McDonald's (Walmart)                                                                                     Get Directions
1108 Pembroke Street East
(613) 732-0059

Mr. Fry Guy                                                                                                      Get Directions
1100 Pembroke Street West
(613) 732-2622

New Asian Cuisine                                                                                         Get Directions
218 Pembroke Street West
(613) 732-2853
New Star Restaurant                                                                                        Get Directions
1053 Pembroke Street West
(613) 732-2888

Nick’s Chicken House and Pizzeria                                                               Get Directions
450 Pembroke Street East
(613) 735-5332

Nook Creperie                                                                                               Get Directions
26 Pembroke Street West
(613) 735-4800
P & F Pit Stop Pizza                                                                                        Get Directions
100 Pembroke Street West
(613) 631-0818

Pita Shack                                                                                                     Get Directions
239 Pembroke Street East
(613) 735-1818

Pizza Hut                                                                                                        Get Directions
1231 Pembroke Street West
(613) 735-9330

Pizza Pizza                                                                                                     Get Directions
32 Pembroke Street West
(613) 735-1111

Santa Fe Grill and Bar                                                                                   Get Directions
185 Prince Street
(613) 732-1200

Shanloon Restaurant                                                                                    Get Directions
869 Pembroke Street West
(613) 735-8888

Subway                                                                                                         Get Directions
296 Pembroke Street West
(613) 732-0008

Subway (East)                                                                                              Get Directions
1100 Pembroke Street East
(613) 732-0126

Subway (West)                                                                                             Get Directions
1200 Pembroke Street West
(613) 735-3838
Sumo Sushi & Grill                                                                                            Get Directions
69 Pembroke Street West
(613) 629-7866

Thai Gardens                                                                                                Get Directions
88 Pembroke Street West
(613) 735-6611

Tim Hortons (East)                                                                                       Get Directions
100 Pembroke Street East
(613) 732-8700

Tim Hortons (West)                                                                                      Get Directions
1230 Pembroke Street West
(613) 735-4503

Ullrich’s on Main                                                                                         Get Directions
214 Pembroke Street West
(613) 735-6025

Wendy’s                                                                                                       Get Directions
1230 Pembroke Street West
(613) 635-7560

Westwinds Restaurant                                                                                Get Directions
1 International Drive
(613) 735-7195
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<![CDATA[Pembroke Economic Development Advisory Committee]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/pembroke-economic-development-advisory-committee-5080.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/pembroke-economic-development-advisory-committee-5080.htmlTue, 28 Jul 2015 12:44:53 -0700<![CDATA[Emergency Contact Information]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/emergency-contact-information/http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/emergency-contact-information/Fri, 24 Jul 2015 6:54:12 -0700The 911 system is now in place in the City of Pembroke for emergency situations.

Emergency Phone Numbers Phone
Ambulance 9-1-1     Non-Emergency (613) 732-3675 x 8502
Animal Control Services (613) 735-2432
Emergency Readiness (613) 735-6821 x 1301
O.P.P. 24 hr. Emergency 1-888-310-1122
Ottawa River Power Corporation (Hydro) (613) 732-3687 After Hours: (613) 735-0014

Pembroke Fire Department

9-1-1     Non Emergency (613) 735-6821 x 1201
Ontario Provincial Police Services 9-1-1     Non Emergency (613) 732-3332
Pembroke Regional Hospital (613) 732-2811
Ontario Poison Centre 1-800-268-9017 or (416) 813-5900

Operations Department                                               613-735-6821 x 1409

Animal Control Services Address Phone
Animal Control Services

669 Barron Canyon Rd

Pembroke ON

K8A 6W7

(613) 735-2432
Emergency Readiness Address Phone

Emergency Management

Co-ordinator

1 Pembroke St E

Pembroke ON   K8A 3J5

(613) 735-6821 x 1301
Fire Services Address Phone
City of Pembroke Fire Department 273 Victoria St
Pembroke ON
K8A 4K5
(613) 735-6821 x 1201
Hospital Services Address Phone
Pembroke Regional Hospital

705 Mackay St

Pembroke ON

K8A 1G8

(613) 732-2811
Police Services Address Phone
Ontario Provincial Police 77 International Drive
Pembroke ON
K8A 6W5
(613) 732-3332
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<![CDATA[Our Top Ten Hockey Pioneers]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/hockey-town/our-top-ten-hockey-pioneers/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/hockey-town/our-top-ten-hockey-pioneers/Fri, 10 Jul 2015 6:39:52 -0700OUR TOP TEN HOCKEY PIONEERS

by Gary Howard

It has been said that a nation that ignores its past has no blueprint for tomorrow. Our city has heeded this advice to the fullest to ensure that our present and future as Hockey Town Canada has been built on the rich and full hockey history of our past.

During the Silver Stick tournament we have an occasion to ensure that visitors are aware of our deep and rich hockey heritage and of those individuals who have pioneered the game in Hockey Town.

After more than a hundred years of pursuing Canada's favourite winter pastime, it's generally agreed that our city has achieved its lofty status through the efforts of a great many individuals. Nonetheless, there have been some hockey men throughout the years who have stood about the length of a hockey stick above their colleagues. These are individuals who have excelled or made some significant contribution or unique achievement that has distinguished them from the rest of the hockey herd.

After much consideration and based on over a half-century of observing the local hockey scene, I offer you my list of the top ten individuals who have been prominent pioneers in our puck history.

10. Bill "K" Kutschke.

A prerequisite for recording the history of hockey in any community is to have capable journalists and broadcasters to relate the exploits of local teams and the game. Not only was Bill K the voice of hockey for many years but he was the sports voice of CHOV radio, reporting on everything from minor hockey to the pros. And in so doing, he gave the same importance and recognition to youngsters starting out in peewee hockey as he did to the senior and junior teams. The naming of the broadcast booth at the Pembroke Memorial Centre in his honour is ample proof of the standing he achieved in our hockey community.


9. Brother Paul.

Members of various religious orders have always taken a prominent role in local hockey and one of the most successful was this hard-nosed and knowledgeable Christian Brother who made his mark in minor hockey as well as coaching junior hockey in the 1950s and early 60s. He was a motivator and inspirational leader who gained great respect from all quarters for the way he taught and coached the game. He had one of the most successful junior teams in local history in 1958-59, taking the team far into the Memorial Cup playoffs before being eliminated.


8. Bill Inglis.

The only product of the Pembroke Minor Hockey Association of the 1950s to reach the NHL, first with Los Angeles and then with Buffalo. He also coached the Sabres in 1978-79, replacing Punch Imlach in mid-season. Inglis played through the local system from peewee to junior before graduating to the Montreal Jr. Canadiens. He had a storied minor pro career, playing in Houston, Omaha, Springfield and Hershey as well as coaching in Rochester and Kalamazoo, Michigan. His last sighting was with Fort Worth Brahmas of the Central Hockey League in 2003-04 when he was replaced as coach before the end of the season.


7. Dave Behan.

A true pioneer of local hockey, Behan was prominent in our hockey history from the early 1900s. He carved his niche as a player, coach, executive and all-around hockey booster. His 1935-36 Little Lumber Kings, who were Eastern Canada Memorial Cup finalists, have been used as a benchmark for all junior teams that have since followed.


6. Bill Higginson.

Rink rat, stick boy, trainer, goaltender, referee, sports writer, player and coach. No one understands our hockey history more intimately or has more first hand knowledge of the golden age of senior hockey than Bill Higginson. He has preserved the memory of senior and junior hockey and how the game was played, through his alter ego, The Old Lamplighter, as Higginson and hockey continue to remain synonymous in our town.


5. Terry O'Neill & Russ Holmberg.

The Pembroke Minor Hockey Association has always been a respected and productive organization due in large part to its thousands of volunteers over the years. If you don't have dedicated, tireless workers at the grassroots level, chances for higher success are seriously impaired. Both Holmberg and O'Neill have distinguished themselves as leaders and innovators in our hockey community, possessing strong planning and organizational skills. Mr. O'Neill gained the ultimate recognition from his peers when the prestigious Silver Stick Tournament was named in his honour. Russ Holmberg continues to be a visionary and driving force in local hockey circles both at the men's and women's level. It is fitting to recognize both in the same vein as their accomplishments and success are a testimony to the dedication of all local hockey volunteers.


4. Jim Farelli.

A career hockey man who saved junior hockey from extinction in this town and in so doing elevated the Lumber Kings to a pinnacle never before or since achieved. As owner, manager and coach Farelli compiled a string of Central Junior Hockey League championships for the better part of a decade and became the winningest coach in Kings history (since passed by Sheldon Keefe). A former minor pro in the American Hockey League, he was brought to Pembroke in the 1950s to add some muscle to the senior Lumber Kings. Several decades later he was brought back to win championships for the junior Lumber Kings. He was an unqualified success in both assignments.


3. Frank Nighbor.

The image of Pembroke as a hockey town will always be perpetuated every time someone stands in the Hockey Hall of Fame and gazes up at the Pembroke Peach. A member of the original Ottawa Senators, Nighbor was a bonafide star who is still referred to as the master of the poke check. Although Pembroke natives Hugh Lehman and Harry Cameron share a spot with him in the hallowed Hall, it is Nighbor's name that surfaces most often when hockey modernists analyze and debate the skill level of the NHL greats of the past. Nighbor was the first recipient of the Hart Trophy as the NHL's Most Valuable Player in 1924 and was awarded the Lady Byng Trophy twice as the most sportsmanlike player.


2. Art Bogart.

Owner of the Mackay Street Arena and manager of the PMC, Mr. Bogart's involvement transcends the decades from natural to artificial ice. A shrewd hockey operator and entrepreneur, Bogart was a key player in elevating Pembroke to a respected level in the hockey world. As the mechanics of arena management and hockey management became more demanding and competitive, he was instrumental in ensuring Pembroke kept pace with the evolution of the game. The Central Canada Hockey League's championship trophy is named today in his honour.


1. The Giesebrecht Family.

The First Family of Hockey in Pembroke via Petawawa, this family's contribution to our hockey history will probably never be surpassed. From Roy who made it to the NHL with Detroit down to Dick who was prominent in local leagues, the Giesebrecht name seldom left the sports pages. Add the well known hockey skills of Bruce, Bert, Jack and Fred along with brothers-in-law Cully and Thain Simon and this area was well represented across North American hockey circles. The Giesebrect lineage continued through Roy's son Donnie who had a minor pro career and grandson Matt who played Major Junior A. In total, this family's contribution to our hockey history is of dynastic proportions.

It occurred to me while writing this piece that no woman surfaced as a hockey pioneer. But of course, every mother, wife, daughter, sister and girlfriend who ever catered to the whims and quirks of a hockey player deserves honourable mention and pioneer status. As women's hockey continues to grow, we will soon see many pioneers of the women's game emerge as influences on the hockey community for years to come.

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<![CDATA[2012 Council Minutes]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/archive/2012-council-minutes-5713.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/archive/2012-council-minutes-5713.htmlThu, 02 Jul 2015 8:42:53 -0700<![CDATA[Pembroke Regional Hospital]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/pembroke-regional-hospital/http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/pembroke-regional-hospital/Fri, 26 Jun 2015 8:19:22 -0700
The Pembroke Regional Hospital, located 150 km northwest of Ottawa, is a regional acute care hospital offering a variety of acute and ambulatory care services including medicine, surgery, maternal and child care, regional mental health care, regional rehabilitation, district stroke centre, emergency and intensive care.
 
Built in 1878 by the Grey Sisters, our hospital was designed to meet the needs of our growing community. Since those early days, those who care for our patients have worked hard to develop a reputation for providing quality care and compassion to all those in need. 
 
Today, while we remain your community hospital, we have certainly grown over the years, in terms of the scope of services offered, our organization, our team of professionals and our facility in order to best meet the healthcare needs of the communities and region we serve.
 
Today, the services and technology we offer and use are state-of-the-art. In addition, we are recognized as a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Medicine, but we also continue to care for our patients in the way you would expect in a smaller community – it’s the best of both worlds.
 
Our state of the art digital diagnostic imaging department offers a wide variety of diagnostic modalities including CT and nuclear medicine, and we have received approvals and are currently fundraising to bring an MRI to Renfrew County.
 
The Pembroke Regional Hospital is designated by the province to offer regional programming in the areas of stroke care, cardiac and inpatient rehabilitation, Ontario Breast Screening programs, cancer care services including systemic therapy, paediatrics, regional perinatal service and mental health services.
 
Having recently completed and opened four new state of the art operating theatres, we are now able to repatriate more surgical services closer to home, and through Telemedicine, we are able to offer a full range of clinical consultation services including cardiac care, paediatrics, dermatology, endocrinology, neurology, thrombosis, and psychiatry to name a few.
 
To learn more about our hospital’s programs and services, please visit our website at www.pembrokeregionalhospital.ca

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<![CDATA[Administration Department]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/administration-department/http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/administration-department/Tue, 23 Jun 2015 6:22:08 -0700The City's Administration Department consists of the Clerk/CAO, Deputy Clerk and a Confidential Secretary. The Clerk/CAO is responsible for conducting Council meetings and ensuring that their decisions are carried through. The Administration Department is also responsible for corresspondence between Council and the City's departments and residents. 

Commissioner of Oaths

The City of Pembroke provides services of a Commissioner of Oaths.  A Commissioner of Oaths is a person authorized by the Province of Ontario to take oaths or declarations when you sign an affidavit or statutory declaration.  The Clerk, Deputy Clerk and Treasurer of the City of Pembroke are, by virtue of office, commissioners for taking affidavits in the City of Pembroke.  This authority is conferred by the Commissioners for taking Affidavits Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter C.17.  

The Commissioner is not responsible for the content of the affidavit; it is the responsibility of the person whose signature is being commissioned (“the deponent”).  Persons swearing or affirming to a document must appear before the Commissioner of Oaths.  The deponent must understand not only the details to which he or she will attest but also the fact that he or she is swearing an oath that the details are correct.  The documents must be completed prior to presenting them for Commissioner, with the exception of your signature. Documents must be signed in the presence of the Commissioner of Oaths.  You must be physically present and provide one original piece of photo identification in the form of government-issued photo identification (i.e. a valid driver’s licence, a valid passport or a BYID age of majority cared).  The Commissioner of Oaths must be satisfied with the authenticity of the person’s identity and signature before he or she can sign the documents themselves.  This is usually confirmed through comparing the signature on a valid piece of identification such as a driving license, passport, etc.  Please DO NOT sign the document in advance, as the Commissioner must witness your signature. 

The Clerk’s Department does not prepare affidavits or provide legal advice.  We wish to advise that our Commissioners will not sign Wills, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Divorce, Separation, Custody, Theft, Financial or Real Estate related documents.   You need to take these documents to a lawyer for appropriate advice and assistance. The Commissioner reserves the right to refuse to commission documents. 

FEE:   There is no charge for Commissioner of Oaths services to City of Pembroke Residents and Ratepayers however there is a fee of $10.00 for non-residents/non-ratepayers.  This fee is charged in accordance with the City’s By-law 2015-37.  These services are available during regular office hours.  It is preferable that you call the office ahead of your arrival to ensure that a Commissioner is available.  For more information, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 613-735-6821 ext. 1330 or by email at pembroke@pembroke.ca.  

Contact Information:

Terry Lapierre, CAO/Clerk

613-735-6821 ext 1300
tlapierre@pembroke.ca

Heidi Martin, Deputy-Clerk

613-735-6821 ext 1330
hmartin@pembroke.ca

Nancy Rapin, Confidential Secretary

613-735-6821 ext 1303
nrapin@pembroke.ca

Fax Number 613-735-3660
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<![CDATA[Site Plan Control]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/planning/site-plan-control.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/planning/site-plan-control.htmlMon, 22 Jun 2015 12:16:31 -0700Site Plan Control

Service Description

Site Plan Control is a planning tool used to regulate development in accordance with the provisions of the Planning Act.

Service Outcome

Site Plan Control Agreement

General Information

Site Plan Approval is a type of development control exercised over all lands in the City of Pembroke, where Council approves site plans and elevation drawings for the development prior to the issuance of a building permit. 

The City of Pembroke requires a site plan agreement if you are planning to:

  • Construct a new building or addition
  • Undertake major building renovations, which substantially increase the size or usability of a building or structure
  • Establish a commercial parking lot
  • Making alterations to an already approved site plan

Site plan applications are not required for construction of:

  • A single-family dwelling
  • A semi-detached dwelling
  • A duplex

Required Documentation

25 copies of the following plans are required:

Site Plan Drawings

Elevation Drawings

Service Plan Utilities/Engineering

Grading Plan

Underground services

Landscaping

Applicable Fees - $400.00 plus HST

Required Forms and Information

Site Plan Control Information

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<![CDATA[Facade Improvement]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/planning/facade-improvement.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/planning/facade-improvement.htmlMon, 22 Jun 2015 12:13:54 -0700Facade Improvement

Service Description

The Downtown Heritage Facade Improvement Program assists property owners in the downtown core area of Pembroke by providing grants to improve the facades of buildings which incorporate a heritage element.

Service Outcome

Façade Improvement Application

General Information

All properties zoned “Central Commercial - C3" by Zoning By-law No. 2010-57, as amended, within project area are eligible for the Facade Improvement Program. Project area is defined as being bounded by Christie Street on the west, Mackay Street on the east, Renfrew Street on the south, and Ottawa River on the north.

This municipal assistance program provides grants to property owners who improve the historical facades of buildings on lands zoned “Central Commercial - C3" within the project area. The maximum grant amount is 50% of the cost to improve the historical content of a building’s facade to a maximum of $5,000.00.

The eligible improvements must contain a heritage component to be considered for a grant.

Required Documentation

  • The subject property must be zoned “Central Commercial - C3”;
  • Outstanding work orders from the City’s Fire Department or Building Department must be fully satisfied prior to grant approval.;
  • The subject property shall not be in a position of tax arrears.
  • If a property for facade improvement is designated under the Ontario Heritage Act, the improvement shall not compromise the reasons for designation.
  • Grants will be approved at the sole discretion of the City. One grant (whether or not the applicant has obtained the maximum allowable grant of $5,000.00) shall be permitted per municipal address/business once every 10 years. If the business moves to a new address the applicant is eligible to apply for a Façade Improvement Grant.
  • All applicable permits shall be applied for and approved prior to construction.
  • The application must be approved prior to commencing any work related to the grant.

Required Forms and Information

Facade Improvement Application

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<![CDATA[Consent]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/planning/consent.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/planning/consent.htmlMon, 22 Jun 2015 12:07:14 -0700Consent Applications

Service Description

Prior to applying for a land severance, you should consult with the Planning Department. They will be able to assist you with the application process, advise you what supporting material you must submit (e.g. sketches, plans) and discuss with you special land severance requirements as set out in the City's Official Plan and Zoning By-law.

A land severance is the authorized separation of a piece of land to form a new lot or a new parcel of land. This is commonly known as a consent. A consent is required, if you want to sell, mortgage, charge or enter into any agreement (at least 21 years) for a portion of your land. If the two parts are split already, by a road or railway for example, consent is not needed. If several severances are intended in the same area, a plan of subdivision may be more appropriate. It is up to the consent-granting authority in your area to decide whether a consent is the best approach or if a plan of subdivision is necessary for the proper and orderly development of your community.

Service Outcome

Consent Application

General Information

When applying for a land severance, there is a fee for processing the application. As an applicant, you will be required to fill out an application form, with which the City Planner can assist you. The more accurate the information provided, the less likely that delays will occur in the review. If your application is incomplete or you do not provide all the information required, your application will not be accepted until it is complete. Also, the 60 day time frame for making a decision does not begin until all the prescribed information is received. The Committee, through local newspapers and/or by mail, must give notice of an application at least 14 days in advance of a public meeting to all property owners within 60 metres of the subject property. Any person or public body may submit opinions/concerns to the Planning Advisory and Adjustment Committee. When PAAC has reached a decision on your application, it is required to send a Notice of Decision within 15 days of the decision, to any person or public body that requested, in writing, to be notified. When a Notice of Decision is given, a 20 day appeal period follows. Any appeal is forwarded to the OMB within 15 days of receipt.

Required Documentation

Property Sketch

Ontario Regulation 197/96 of the Planning Act provides the requirement of a sketch to show the following:

(a) the boundaries and dimensions of any land abutting the subject land that is owned by the owner of the subject land;

(b) the approximate distance between the subject land and the nearest township lot line or landmark such as a bridge or railway crossing;

(c) the boundaries and dimensions of the subject land, the part that is intended to be severed and the part that is intended to be retained;

(d) the location of all land previously severed from the parcel originally acquired by the current owner of the subject land;

(e) the approximate location of all natural and artificial features (for example, buildings, railways, roads, watercourses, drainage ditches, banks of rivers or streams, wetlands, wooded areas, wells and septic tanks) that,

(i) are located on the subject land and on land that is adjacent to it, and

(ii) in the applicant’s opinion, may affect the application;

(f) the current uses of land that is adjacent to the subject land (for example, residential, agricultural or commercial);

(g) the location, width and name of any roads within or abutting the subject land, indicating whether it is an unopened road allowance, a public travelled road, a private road or a right of way;

(h) if access to the subject land will be by water only, the location of the parking and boat docking facilities to be used; and

(i) the location and nature of any easement affecting the subject land.

It is required that one original copy of the application be filed together with a copy of the sketch, and a fee of $350.00 + 45.50 (HST) for a total fee charge of $395.50, in cash, debit or by cheque payable to the City of Pembroke.

The Planning Advisory & Adjustment Committee may require that the plan be signed by an Ontario Land Surveyor.

Required Forms and Information

Consent Application

Sample Site Plan

Consent Information

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<![CDATA[Minor Variance]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/planning/minor-variance.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/planning/minor-variance.htmlMon, 22 Jun 2015 12:05:21 -0700Minor Variance Applications

Service Description

If a proposed use does not conform to the City’s Zoning By-law but follows its general intent, the owner may apply for a Minor Variance. A Minor Variance does not amend the by-law. It allows the owner to vary from a specific requirement of the by-law and to obtain a building permit.

Service Outcome

Consent Application

General Information

The City of Pembroke Planning Advisory and Adjustment, appointed by Council, deals with minor issues in meeting by-law standards and holds hearings to decide on such applications.

When applying for a minor variance, there is a fee for processing the application. As an applicant, you will be required to fill out an application form, with which the City Planner can assist you. The more accurate the information provided, the less likely that delays will occur in the review. If your application is incomplete or you do not provide all the information required, your application will not be accepted until it is complete. Also, the 60 day time frame for making a decision does not begin until all the prescribed information is received. The Committee, through local newspapers and/or by mail, must give notice of an application at least 10 days in advance of a public meeting to all property owners within 60 metres of the subject property. Any person or public body may submit opinions/concerns to the Planning Advisory and Adjustment Committee. When PAAC has reached a decision on your application, it is required to send a Notice of Decision within 15 days of the decision, to any person or public body that requested, in writing, to be notified. When a Notice of Decision is given, a 20 day appeal period follows. Any appeal is forwarded to the OMB within 15 days of receipt.

Required Documentation

Property Sketch

Ontario Regulation 200/96 of the Planning Act provides the requirement of a sketch showing the following:

1) The boundaries and dimensions of the subject land.

 2) The location, size and type of all existing and proposed buildings and structures on the subject land, indicating the distance of the buildings or structures from the front yard lot line, rear yard lot line and the side yard lot lines.

3) The approximate location of all natural and artificial features on the subject land and on land that is adjacent to the subject land that, in the opinion of the applicant, may affect the application. Examples include buildings, railways roads, watercourses, drainage ditches, river or stream banks, wetlands, wooded areas, wells and septic tanks.

4) The current uses on land that is adjacent to the subject land.

5) The location, width and name of any roads within or abutting the subject lands, indicating whether it is an unopened road allowance, a public travelled road, a private road or a right-of-way.

6) If access to the subject land is by water only, the location of the parking and docking facilities is to be used.

7) The location and nature of any easement affecting the subject land.

It is required that one original copy of the application be filed together with a copy of the sketch, and a fee of $250.00 + 32.50 (HST) for a total fee charge of $282.50, in cash, debit or by cheque payable to the City of Pembroke.

Applications submitted without the above noted requirements will be considered incomplete and will be returned.

Required Forms and Information

Minor Variance Application

Sample Site Plan

Minor Variance Informaiton

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<![CDATA[Seasonal Watering Restrictions]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/operations/utilities/seasonal-watering-restrictions-4756.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/operations/utilities/seasonal-watering-restrictions-4756.htmlMon, 22 Jun 2015 11:10:54 -0700<![CDATA[Marriage Licence]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/treasury/marriage-licence/http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/treasury/marriage-licence/Mon, 22 Jun 2015 10:07:02 -0700General Information

The City issues marriage licences to couples who are getting married in Ontario.

Required Documentation

Review the marriage licence requirements.

Payment

Review fees.

Payments accepted: Cash and Debit.

Required Forms

Ontario Marriage Licence Application

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<![CDATA[Human Resources]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/human-resources/http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/human-resources/Mon, 22 Jun 2015 9:56:27 -0700Human Resources is responsible for managing the Corporate Human Resources functions including recruitment, benefits, wage and salary administration, labour and staff relations and negotiations and administration of collective agreements.

Corporation Organizational Chart

Human Resources Policy and Procedures Manual

Employment Opportunities


Terry Lapierre,

Chief Administrative Officer

Phone: (613) 735-6821 x 1300

Fax: (613) 735-3660

email: tlapierre@pembroke.ca

Cindy Van Loan

Human Resources Coordinator

Phone: (613) 735-6821 x 1336

Fax: (613) 735-3660

email: cvanloan@pembroke.ca

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<![CDATA[Animal Control]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/animal-control/http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/animal-control/Mon, 22 Jun 2015 9:52:24 -0700

ANIMAL CONTROL PUBLIC NOTICE

Click here for information


Pembroke Animal Control Services provides domestic and wild animal services.

Do you have a barking dog next door or a cat at your door and it's not yours? Animal Control can help you solve your problem. By-law 2005-58 and Amending By-law 2006-51 governs all aspects of domestic animals within the city as well as restricted animals. The residents of the city are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the by-law.

License Your Pet

All dogs and cats within the City of Pembroke are required to be registered with a municipal pet tag. Tags are available at city hall as well as from Animal Control. Animal Control will deliver pet tags to resident's homes if unable to get to city hall. All dogs and cats are required to be immunized for rabies every 12 months. There are no exceptions to registration and immunization requirements.

Click here for tag prices.

Stray Animals

Stray dogs and cats are a reality. Animal Control can respond to stray animals within the city simply by residents reporting the location of the animal. Animal Control requests that residents do not take custody of other residents' pets. Those friendly dogs and cats can quickly change in character and as a result, an unfortunate accident can occur.

Animal Control also can take care of that skunk under your step, raccoon in your garbage and that bear in your apple tree.

Biting incidents should be reported to Animal Control. Actions can be taken by Animal Control that can effectively reduce the chance of a reoccurring bite. Dogs or other animals that bite people are not permitted in the city.

Contact Information:

Michael Street, Animal Control Officer

669 Barron Canyon Rd

Pembroke ON   K8A 6W7

Phone:  (613) 735-2432

email:  mmstreet@bell.net 

Adoption and Lost & Found

None available at this time.

Pet adoption at animal control is ALWAYS free of charge. Dogs and cats that are not claimed in three days are property of animal control and can be given to a new loving and responsible home. Adoption is fast, simple and without application forms. Animal Control puts all pet responsibilities back into the pet owners' hands and therefore does not interfere in persons choices of spaying, neutering and veterinarians. Animals for adoption are only a phone call away.

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<![CDATA[History of Pembroke]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/history-of-pembroke/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/history-of-pembroke/Mon, 22 Jun 2015 8:43:28 -0700The City of Pembroke stands at the joining of the Ottawa and Muskrat rivers in the beautiful Ottawa Valley. The settlement was started by the cutting of the first tree by Peter White, a lumbering prospector, in May 1828. He moved his family to a home he built on this homestead, and began his lumbering operations which prospered.

White collected around him the workmen necessary for lumbering operations and soon a blacksmith shop, a sleigh maker, shoemaker, harness maker and other mechanics were providing him with the works necessary to establish a lumbering centre.

Attracted by the magnificent forest of virgin pine, other lumbermen joined Peter White and a store was established west of his homestead at the mouth of the Muskrat River in 1836, and the site was named Campbelltown. Across the Muskrat River, a small community called Miramichi sprang up. This hamlet was later called Moffat, then Sydenham, and finally, in 1856, the whole area was joined together as a Police Village and renamed Pembroke. 1877 saw the incorporation of Pembroke as a Town, and in 1971 the municipality was granted City status.

The history of Pembroke is linked with the advancement of the lumber industry in the Ottawa Valley. With a natural harbour on the Ottawa River, it was the base for boats which brought passengers and freight from Cobden Lake to Des Joachims, thus opening up great stretches of the Ottawa River. The trip from Ottawa to Portage du Fort by boat, then overland to Cobden Lake, setting out from there, again by boat, to Pembroke could be made in one day. In 1865 Pembroke shipbuilders launched the first boat and the routes were travelled later by Captains Overman and Cowley, who were to obtain Samuel de Champlain’s Astrolabe from its discoverer at Green Lake east of Cobden.

The Village became the County Seat for the County of Renfrew in 1866 and County Court House was built in that year of freestone. It remains one of Pembroke’s finest buildings today. The Municipal Building was erected in 1870 of red sandstone and stands at the junction of the Muskrat and Ottawa Rivers.

Pembroke was the first town in Canada in which electric power was generated for commercial use. On October 8, 1884 the very first street lights in Canada cast their glow down Pembroke Street. A small building on Pembroke Street east of the Muskrat River provided electricity for street lighting as well as for the factories in the Town.

With settlement came the first school in 1838, the first church in 1839, and a high school in 1895. In 1905 the Mackay Street Arena was built and hockey greats Frank Nighbor, Hugh Lehman, and Harry Cameron played there before going on to the NHL.

In the early 1900’s Camp Petawawa was built ten miles west of Pembroke. Then as today, Pembroke has provided a home base for the service men and women and their families.

Recognizing the needs of the people, the Council of 1912 set up the Pembroke Public Library Board and Carnegie Public Library was founded in that year. The Town’s Centennial project in 1967 was the enlargement of the library and it now services the reading and research requirements of a large area.

In 2000, in honour of the Millennium, the City completely redeveloped its waterfront – from one that was originally industrial in nature in the early part of the century, to one which had evolved into a more park like setting during the 50’s and 60’s. The redevelopment included the building of an Amphitheatre, a Boardwalk, and a Walkway. The beautiful Waterfront is now filled with people throughout the summer months, enjoying a stroll along the river’s edge or a picnic at one of the many gazebos and benches. The Pembroke Marina is also located here, and boating enthusiasts can dock and walk into downtown Pembroke for all of their on-board supplies.

Today, Pembroke is home to many industries that have their origin in the lumber trade. But it also has grown to include other industries and businesses based on technology and innovation. In 2003, a fully redundant fibre optic cable was installed around Pembroke, enabling local businesses to work anywhere in the world – without leaving their desks – through a telecommunications infrastructure that is vital to remaining competitive in today’s global economy.


Past Mayors for the City of Pembroke

1877 - 1878

William Moffat

1926 - 1927

J.P. Duff

1879 - 1881

W.W. Dickson

1928 - 1930

J.M. Taylor

1882

John H. Metcalf

1931 - 1933

George D. Biggs

1883 - 1884

Walter Beatty

1934 Dr. J.C. Bradley

1885 - 1887

Archibald Foster

1935 Dr. M. Mackay

1888 - 1889

William Murray

1936 - 1938 A.E. Cockburn

1890

Thomas Deacon

1939 - 1941 F.W. Beatty

1891 - 1893

William R. White

1948 - 1949 Chas. E. Campbell

1894 - 1896

F.E. Fortin

1950 - 1957 J.J. Carmody

1897 - 1900

Thomas Murray

1958 - 1959 A.A. Wallace

1901

J.P. Millar

1960 - 1965 Angus A. Campbell

1902

P. White Jr.

1966 - 1970 William K. Kutschke

1903 - 1904

George Delahay

1970 - 1972 Angus A. Campbell

1905 - 1906

W.H. Bromley

1973 - 1974 George Abdallah

1907

Isadore Martin

1975 - 1980 Henry Brown

1907 - 1909

J.S. Fraser

1981 - 1988 Angus A. Campbell

1910 - 1911

W.L. Hunter

1988 - 1994 Terance McCann

1912 - 1913

William Leacy

1994 - 2000 Les Scott

1914 - 1915

James L. Morris

2000 - 2003 Bob Pilot

1916 - 1917

Edward Behan

2003 - 2014 Ed Jacyno

1918 - 1919

W.R. Beatty 2014 - Present Michael LeMay

1920 - 1921

D.A. Jones

1922 - 1923

W.L. Smith
1924 - 1925 L.S. Barrand

To find out more about the history of Pembroke, visit:


The Champlain Trail Museum
1032 Pembroke St E
Phone: (613) 735-0517

The Ottawa Valley Historical Society
PO Box 985
Pembroke ON  K8A 7M5
Phone: (613) 735-0517

Ottawa Valley Genealogical Group

222 Dickson St

Pembroke ON   K8A 2X3

Phone:  (613) 735-6664
email: uovgg@valleynet.on.ca

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<![CDATA[History of City Hall]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/history-of-city-hall/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/history-of-city-hall/Mon, 22 Jun 2015 8:24:44 -0700Before 1836, this outstanding City property on which the Pembroke City Hall stands, was Crown Land. During 1836, Phoebe Rockwood acquired 200 acres of this land, which was located on the north side of Pembroke Street and bordered the Muskrat River. In 1838, Phoebe and Elizah Rockwood sold this parcel of 200 acres to John McDonald. Samuel and James McKay acquired the property from John McDonald in 1840.

Four years later in 1844, after a number of transactions, Mr. John Supple became the sole owner. At his death in 1869, Mr. Supple's estate passed to his wife Esther Supple.

In those early years in the Village of Pembroke this area was known as "The Supple Section". The present Mackay Street was then called Supple Lane which eventually led to the Old Supple Farm.

According to the Registered Block A Plan of this Supple Section, numerous transactions took place in the mid-1800s until Mr. John W. Munro was contracted to build the Pembroke Post Office. Thomas Fuller, the designer of the library of parliament and the original centre block, was contracted as the architect.

This beautiful and imposing three storey building, where the Muskrat River flows under the Pembroke Street bridge to join the Ottawa River, was constructed in 1889. This date can readily be seen and is inscribed in the front of the building above the third floor windows.

The cornerstone of this building was laid by Sir Hector Langevin, then Minister of Public Works in the spring of 1888 and the building was occupied in January 1891. When completed, the Pembroke Post Office was considered to be one of the finest to be found in any town in Canada. In 1912, an addition was built to the back of the building which cost about $16,000 with additional alterations made in 1914 and 1941. W.J. Moore was Clerk of the Works for the addition in 1912 and J.L. Morris for the alterations in 1914.

On the second floor were the offices of the Collector of Customs and the Collector of Inland Revenue. Throughout the years, the bright third floor apartment has become the residence for the caretaker.

In 1958, the building was completely renovated, converted to City Hall and now houses the Municipal Offices and the Council Chambers of the City of Pembroke.

Transaction Dates
1836 ... Crown Land to Phoebe Rockwood
1838 ... Phoebe and Elizah Rockwood to John McDonald
1840 ... John McDonald and Wife to Samuel and James McKay
1844 ... John Egan and Wife to John Supple
1869 ... John Supple Estate to Esther Supple
1889 ... Pembroke Post Office
1958 ... Pembroke City Hall

Compiled by:
Eileen Sexsmith
Chairperson of Research Committee
Ottawa Valley Historical Society
Pembroke, Ontario
1983

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<![CDATA[Feedback]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/accessibility/feedback/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/accessibility/feedback/Mon, 22 Jun 2015 8:02:44 -0700The City of Pembroke welcomes public input on the provision of goods or services to persons with disabilities. It helps identify areas where changes need to be considered and ways in which we can improve the delivery of accessible goods and services. Feedback may be provided by telephone, in person, in writing or by e-mail.

Download a printable version of our feedback form

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<![CDATA[Temporary Disruptions to City Services]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/accessibility/temporary-disruptions-to-city-services/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/accessibility/temporary-disruptions-to-city-services/Mon, 22 Jun 2015 8:01:21 -0700The City of Pembroke strives to operate its services and facilities without interruption. However, at times disruptions will occur. In these cases, we will make reasonable efforts to notify the public of the reason for the disruption and its anticipated duration. The notice can be provided at the location of the disruption, on our website, and/or through other means of communication. ]]><![CDATA[Accessible Website]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/accessibility/accessible-website/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/accessibility/accessible-website/Mon, 22 Jun 2015 7:58:22 -0700

The City of Pembroke is working towards achieving a fully accessible website that conforms to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.
This website allows people using text-only browsers or other assistive technology to read the content on the page, including text descriptions for all images.


Text Size
You can adjust the size of nearly all of the text on this website by using our font size widget that is found at the top right side of the City of Pembroke's website. To change font size, click on the "A" or "A" until you find a font size that is comfortable for you.

Many browsers also provide a way of enlarging text and/or graphics under the "View" menu.


Screen-Readers
Windows Narrator
Windows Narrator is a basic screen-reading program. The program gives speech feedback for menus and dialogue boxes. It does not speak the entire web page. The following steps will enable you to turn on that feature:
  • Click the Start button or press the Windows logo key on your keyboard
  • Open Programs. Click All Programs or press P on the keyboard until All Programs is highlighted and press Enter.
  • Click Accessories or press A on the keyboard until Accessories is highlighted and press Enter.
  • Click Accessibility. If you are using the keyboard, it will already be highlighted, press Enter.
  • Click Narrator or press N on the keyboard until Narrator is highlighted, press Enter.
  • This opens the Mircrosoft Narrator box. The Narrator immediately begins to read instructions on how to use the feature.
  • Click OK or press Enter on the keyboard. Another window will appear with various options.
  • Click the checkbox or press the spacebar on your keyboard to customize your options. You can also adjust voice settings by clicking the Voice button or pressing V on the keyboard.
     
Macintosh VoiceOver Utility
VoiceOver Utility is a screen-reading program built into the latest versions (OS 10.4 and 10.5) of Apple Macintosh Operating Systems. It provides speech feedback for menus and dialogue boxes and can speak out whole web pages once configured.
Visit the VoiceOver website for more information about VoiceOver Utility.
Visit the VoiceOver download section for an accessible PDF manual or audio recordings of the Getting Started Manual for VoiceOver Utility.
 
Alternative Text
Images on the City of Pembroke's website have alternative text attributes, often know as alt text. This means that the image can be understood by text browsers and assistive technologies such as screen readers.
 
Software Utilities
Some documents on the City website are available in PDF format. Adobe Reader is required to open these files. You can download Adobe Reader free of charge from the Adobe website.
 
Contact Us for Help
While we make every effort to keep all content on this website accessible to all visitors, please contact us for help if you find any information on this website that you cannot access.
 
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<![CDATA[Accessible Customer Service Policy]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/accessibility/accessible-customer-service-policy/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/accessibility/accessible-customer-service-policy/Mon, 22 Jun 2015 7:54:25 -0700
Council approved the Accessibility Standards for Customer Service Policy in November of 2009.

 
City of Pembroke employees, council m embers, volunteers, contractors and vendors are required to complete training which includes:
 
  • The purpose of the Act
  • How to interact with people with various disabilities
  • How to interact with people who may use the assistance of an assistive device, service animal or support person
  • How to use assistive devices available on the premises
  • What to do if a person with a disability is having difficulty accessing service
  • Details on the City of Pembroke's accessibility policy, procedures and practices
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<![CDATA[Garden Day Proclamation]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/garden-day-proclamation-3403.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/garden-day-proclamation-3403.htmlThu, 18 Jun 2015 6:25:52 -0700<![CDATA[Site Plan Control]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/business-matters/site-plan-control/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/business-matters/site-plan-control/Wed, 17 Jun 2015 8:57:49 -0700Prerequisites:

Before any site plan control authority given by the Planning Act can be used, the following must be in place and is in place for the City of Pembroke:

  • Official Plan with a description of the proposed site plan control area.
  • Site plan control by-law

Purpose:

Generally, the main purpose for using site plan control is to achieve some control on the design, layout and/or features of a specific proposed development. This control goes beyond the matters regulated under a Zoning By-Law.

This control cannot be used to prevent a use that is permitted by the Zoning By-Law. However, a building permit cannot be issued until plans and drawings are approved by the City.

Note: The City of Pembroke’s Comprehensive Zoning By-Law 97-38 is situated within the Planning section on the City’s website at www.pembroke.ca. A list of definitions pertaining to this document can be found within the By-Law.

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<![CDATA[Snowshoeing]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/outdoor-activities/snowshoeing.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/outdoor-activities/snowshoeing.htmlFri, 12 Jun 2015 5:42:08 -0700Explore the city on snowshoes. There are many great places to visit such as the Kiwanis Walkway, Pansy Patch Park or Riverside Park.

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<![CDATA[Snowmobiling]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/outdoor-activities/snowmobiling.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/outdoor-activities/snowmobiling.htmlFri, 12 Jun 2015 5:41:40 -0700Pembroke is a four season community, and once the snow falls, the "sleds" come out! With over 2400km of groomed TOP and local trails winding through the Ottawa Valley, snowmobiling is one of our fastest growing recreational activities. Many local hotel and restaurant operators offer special packages, and the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association can provide detailed maps and touring information.

We would like to remind you that no motorized vehicles are allowed on the Kiwanis Walkway, which links Riverside Park to the Pembroke Waterfront, and The City of Pembroke Noise By-Law forbids loud noises, or running of loud equipment between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.

We urge you to practice safe snowmobiling habits and wish you "happy trails!"
To view the snowmobile routes in the city please click here.

More information in Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs: http://www.ofsc.on.ca/

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<![CDATA[Hiking Trails]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/outdoor-activities/hiking-trails.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/outdoor-activities/hiking-trails.htmlFri, 12 Jun 2015 5:40:10 -0700A comprehensive online guide to hiking, biking, skiing, paddling and driving tours in the Ottawa Valley. Know before you go! Printer-friendly maps and descriptions of all there is to see and do along the route you choose are available.

For detailed information please visit: http://www.ottawavalley.org/Valley_Explore.html

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<![CDATA[Golf]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/outdoor-activities/golf.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/outdoor-activities/golf.htmlFri, 12 Jun 2015 5:38:25 -0700Golfers of all skill levels can tee off from some of the most picturesque and challenging courses in Ontario. Enjoy a range of courses from 18-hole CPGA professionally designed courses to a 9-hole ramble on rolling tree-lined fairways.

Magnificent panoramic scenery of the Ottawa River, bent grass greens, and cunning sand and water traps, will both challenge and reward you. From early spring and on into the cool crisp days of autumn, we invite you to visit one of the local courses. With Pro shops, club and cart rentals, and licensed clubhouses we know you’ll have a great day in the Valley!

Golf Courses

Airport Golf Academy and Driving Range
422 Airport Road, RR 6
Pembroke, ON K8A 6W7
Phone: (613) 687-8578
email: golf1948@sympatico.ca

Indian River Golf Club
1848 B-line Road, RR 7
Pembroke, ON K8A 6W8
Phone: (613) 732-8732

Island Brae Golf Club
Morrison's Island
Pembroke, ON
Phone: (613) 732-9022

Pembroke Golf Club
253 Golf Course Road
Pembroke, ON K8A 7M1
Phone: (613) 732-1665

Roanoke Golf Club
610 Biesenthal Road, PO Box 174
Pembroke ON K8A 2X2
Phone: (613) 735-4444

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<![CDATA[Fishing]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/outdoor-activities/fishing.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/outdoor-activities/fishing.htmlFri, 12 Jun 2015 5:35:26 -0700For more information, please visit: http://www.familyfishingweekend.com/

For detailed information about our natural resources, please visit the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resouces: http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/

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<![CDATA[Canoeing & Kayaking & Whitewater Rafting]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/outdoor-activities/canoeing-and-kayaking-and-whitewater-rafting.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/outdoor-activities/canoeing-and-kayaking-and-whitewater-rafting.htmlFri, 12 Jun 2015 5:34:48 -0700Whitewater Rafting in the Area

The Ottawa River around Pembroke is home to the best whitewater rafting in Northeastern North America and tens of thousands of enthusiasts visit annually from all over the world! Several companies offer both high and soft adventure rafting and kayaking trips, as well as kayaking classes for paddlers of all levels.

The Ottawa Valley is also a flat water paddlers paradise with hundreds of lakes and rivers to explore. Pembroke is the eastern gateway to Algonquin Park, and the Barron River Canyon which is a paddler's MUST DO if you’re in the area!

River Run Whitewater Rafting Inc.
PO Box 179
Beachburg, ON K0J 1C0
(613) 646-2501 or 1-800-267-8505

Esprit Rafting Adventures
3 Chemin Esprit
Davidson (Mansfield--et-Pontefract), QC J0X 1RO
(819) 683-3241 or 1-800-596-7238

Owl Rafting Inc.
PO Box 29
Forresters Falls, ON K0J 1V0
(613) 646-2263 or 1-800-267-8506

Wilderness Tours
PO Box 89
Beachburg, ON K0J 1C0
(613) 646-2291 or 1-800-267-9166

Algonquin Park
Pembroke is the largest service centre close to Algonquin Park.

Bonnechere Provincial Park
Hwy 62 at Bonnechere, ON
K8A 6X4
(613)757-2103

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<![CDATA[Murray L Moore Hydro Museum]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/museums/murray-l-moore-hydro-museum.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/museums/murray-l-moore-hydro-museum.htmlFri, 12 Jun 2015 5:22:42 -0700283 Pembroke Street W
Pembroke, ON K8A 6Y6
Phone: (613) 732-3687

The Pembroke Hydro Museum is housed in the original diesel room of the Pembroke Electric Light Co. Ltd. It contains original light fixtures and artifacts dating back to 1884. The very first street lights in Canada cast their glow down Pembroke Street on October 8, 1884.

The Hydro building is also home to one of Pembroke's many murals which is detailed as follows:
In 1884, Pembroke was the first community to have commercial electric street lights. To the left are Queen Victoria and Prime Minister Sir John A. MacDonald, the rulers of the day.

Centre shows the first generating plant located across from what is now City Hall. During the day it operated as a grist mill and at night, an electric plant. To the right are W.H. Moffat, mayor of Pembroke in 1884 and W.B MacAllister, the founder of electric light. The Hydro Museum is located at the side of this building.

The Pembroke Hydro Museum officially opened in October 1984 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first street light that was installed in Pembroke. The Museum was later dedicated in honor of Murray L. Moore on the occasion of his retirement on October 31, 2004.

Murray Moore served Pembroke's hydro utility and its electricity consumers diligently for 45 years, retiring as President and Chief Executive Officer.

The museum is housed in the original diesel room of the Pembroke Electric Light Co. Ltd., complete with original light fixtures. The Museum is located in the heart of Pembroke, at the corner of Pembroke Street West and Frank Nighbor Street.

The museum is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission is free. For group tours, please call: 613-732-3687, extension 31.

Artist: R. Chester 1990

Information courtesy of www.orpowercorp.com.

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<![CDATA[The Champlain Trail Museum]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/museums/the-champlain-trail-museum.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/museums/the-champlain-trail-museum.htmlFri, 12 Jun 2015 5:15:30 -0700The Champlain Trail Museum is owned and operated by The Ottawa Valley Historical Society.

Come back with us to historic Pembroke, Ontario, Canada
PO Box 985, 1032 Pembroke St E
Pembroke, ON K8A 7M5
Phone: (613) 735-0517
email: pembrokemuseum@nrtco.net
Web: http://www.champlaintrailmuseum.com/

Join us and step back into Ottawa Valley history at the Champlain Trail Museum. Our collection of historic artifacts reflects the lifestyles and times of the 1800's and early 1900's. 


Come see our: 

  • School House - on its original site, Circa 1838
  • Log Pioneer Home - Circa 1860
  • Micksburg United Church - Circa 1879 (available for weddings)
  • Agricultural Work Sheds and Equipment
  • Train Station and Sawmill
  • Pointer Boat and Corliss Steam Engine
  • Plus: A whole gallery of authentic artifacts from the region's rich past, including an exact replica of Champlain's Astrolabe
  • Picnic facilities available
  • All buildings are wheelchair accessible

Museum Hours :
May  3 May 21 and September:   Tuesday to Saturday 1p.m. to 4p.m.
Tuesday May 24 - End of June: Tuesday to Saturday  10a.m. - 4p.m.
During July and August : Monday to Saturday - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. & Sunday - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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<![CDATA[Local Musicians]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/fiddling-and-step-dancing/local-musicians/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/fiddling-and-step-dancing/local-musicians/Thu, 11 Jun 2015 8:28:30 -0700April Verch

Brian Hebert

Dan Paul Rogers

Jamie Gardner

Louis Schryer

Peter Dawson

Timmy Hermitte

To learn more about these and other local artists, click here.

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<![CDATA[MOTORCYCLE TRAINING - ALGONQUIN COLLEGE]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/home/motorcycle-training-algonquin-college-2151.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/home/motorcycle-training-algonquin-college-2151.htmlTue, 09 Jun 2015 5:45:00 -0700For those wanting to get their M2 licence or go on to get the final M licence, the College has training for both of these levels throughout the summer.  See complete details on the website www.algonquincollege.com/pembrokePD

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<![CDATA[Pembroke Heritage Murals Souvenirs]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/art-and-culture/pembroke-heritage-murals/pembroke-heritage-murals-souvenirs-883.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/art-and-culture/pembroke-heritage-murals/pembroke-heritage-murals-souvenirs-883.htmlMon, 08 Jun 2015 8:53:01 -0700Package of 35 Pembroke Heritage Mural Postcards (Complete Set)

$30.00 (includes shipping & handling)


Pembroke's Swallows, Ltd Edition, signed and numbered by Neil Blackwell, award winning wildlife artist.

Overall size 24"x17".
$79.00


"Old Time Fiddling and Step Dancing" Poster Print 19" x 25" on Textured Paper

$25.00


T-shirts: Top quality poly cotton; sizes adult small to extra large $26.00 (includes shipping & handling)
Prints not available are The Mayors of Pembroke,  The Ice House and Spring Harvest


Prices are all inclusive
Cheques payable to: Pembroke Heritage Murals

Mailed to:
1 Pembroke Street East,
Pembroke, ON
K8A 3J5

Allow 2 to 3 weeks for delivery after receipt of cheque.

Or for further information email: Pamela Dempsey

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<![CDATA[Marching Toward The Millennium]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/art-and-culture/pembroke-heritage-murals/marching-toward-the-millennium-882.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/art-and-culture/pembroke-heritage-murals/marching-toward-the-millennium-882.htmlMon, 08 Jun 2015 8:51:55 -0700‘A celebration of the pioneer and entrepreneurial spirit of the people of Pembroke since 1828’. "Marching Toward the Millennium is a 264 foot long mural whose first figure is Peter White (1794-1878), Founder of Pembroke. The last figure is Pembroke’s first baby born in 2000 and her mother. Two hundred figures plus styles of transportation and clothing mark the passages of time. A destination mural: brochures with full description are available.

Artist: Pierre Hardy, 2000

Sponsors: Canada Millennium Partnership Program, City of Pembroke, Giant Tiger Pembroke, PPG Canada Inc. Pittsburgh Paints, Pembroke Multicultural Association, Greater Petawawa Civitan Club, Kings Sports [Pembroke] Inc., Irvcon Ltd., the People of Pembroke and Area.

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<![CDATA[Pembroke Heritage Murals]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/art-and-culture/pembroke-heritage-murals/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/art-and-culture/pembroke-heritage-murals/Mon, 08 Jun 2015 8:46:58 -0700....celebrates this area's rich character and heritage through large-scale paintings on an ever-increasing number of our city's downtown walls, colourfully portraying a bygone era for the enjoyment of today's generation.

Our story unfolds as you walk through the streets of Pembroke. In 1613 Samuel de Champlain was the first European to visit the site which by the turn of the 20th century had grown into a vigorous logging community. In 1884 Pembroke became the first community in Canada to have commercial electric street lighting and an electrically lighted town hall. As the town grew, the landscapes and lifestyles changed--our murals are an illustrated record of these changing panoramas.

Since the first five murals were painted in 1990, Pembroke Heritage Murals has overseen the creation of more than thirty murals by both local and national artists. Their styles are as varied as the wealth of historical source material they've researched and been influenced by. During the summer, you are likely to see murals in progress and perhaps talk to the artists about their work.

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<![CDATA[Cultural Heritage]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/art-and-culture/cultural-heritage/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/art-and-culture/cultural-heritage/Mon, 08 Jun 2015 8:28:00 -0700Situated on the beautiful Ottawa River, Pembroke is a vibrant little city that is renowned as “the heart of the Ottawa Valley”. First settled by logging prospectors in 1828, it was established as the County government seat in the 1858. Pembroke was a bustling timber town during the early part of the 20th century, with huge log booms being floated down the Ottawa River towards the local sawmills. Today, there are still several companies connected to the lumber industry, as well as a growing number of companies associated with a knowledge based economy and eco-tourism.
Just an hour and a half drive west of Ottawa, Pembroke is considered to be the gateway to Algonquin Park and to Whitewater Country, attracting thousands of national and international visitors each year to experience the thrill of whitewater rafting and wilderness adventure.
The historic downtown is home to one of Canada’s largest outdoor art galleries with 30 full scale murals depicting the rich history of the area. A walking tour of the downtown area will take you past many beautiful homes orginally built by the "lumber barons', and a visit to the Champlain Trail Museum will introduce you to the early settlers of the area.
The Ottawa Valley Cultural Map is a great place to begin a virtual tour of our area, and to plan your activities based on discovering what makes this corner of Canada so unique!
ottawavalleyculture.ca

Pembroke's Logging History Comes Alive! 

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<![CDATA[Arts & Culture]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/art-and-culture/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/art-and-culture/Mon, 08 Jun 2015 8:24:09 -0700

The vibrant cultural community of the Ottawa Valley is inspired by our unique history and awesome natural beauty. Enjoy a performance or exhibit from traditional step dancing and fiddling to a symphony of sound, rustic wood carvings to provocative old paintings, light hearted musicals to contemplative drama - truly Canadian, truly unique.

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<![CDATA[Volunteer Opportunities]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/volunteer-opportunities/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/volunteer-opportunities/Mon, 08 Jun 2015 8:01:08 -0700

Welcome to the City of Pembroke's Economic Development, Recreation and Tourism Department's Volunteering Website.

We are really glad you found us.

Why Volunteer With Us?

Volunteering is a great way to get involved in the community. You become part of a solution, demonstrate community commitment, gain community contacts and support a cause you feel strongly about.

Communities thrive by supporting each other, and becoming a volunteer is a valuable way to contribute to society.

Volunteers appreciate the diversity of society and enjoy working within it for mutual benefit.

Through contributing to community projects volunteers gain great personal development, improved future job prospects and self-satisfaction.

What do you get out of volunteering?

Get the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping the community in a very real way.

Gain valuable work experience, increasing your future job prospects.

Get to know other fun individuals who share your interests.

Volunteering costs you nothing! We provide lunch and refund out-of-pocket expenses whenever possible.

We give certificates of achievement that look great on your resume.

You can fulfill your community service hours with the City of Pembroke Recreation Department.

Steps to becoming a Recreation Department Volunteer

All volunteers with Pembroke's Recreation department must be 16 years of age or older and must successfully complete the following steps:

•  Complete an Application form

•  Provide two letters of reference - you may wish to use a Reference Form

•  Complete a Criminal Record Check

•  Complete an accessibility session

Contact us

Need any questions answered? Call us at the following number:

Pembroke Memorial Centre
1 Pembroke St E
Pembroke ON K8A 3J5
Phone:  (613) 735-6821 X 1501
Fax:  (613) 635-7709
Email: recreation@pembroke.ca

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<![CDATA[Social Services]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/social-services/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/social-services/Mon, 08 Jun 2015 7:57:30 -0700Pembroke has a wide range of social service organizations to meet the needs of the broader Upper Ottawa Valley region.  Offices for most of the major health and wellness organizations in Ontario can be found in Pembroke, including:

Alzheimer Association

Bereaved Families of Ontario

Bernadette McCann House

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Canadian Cancer Society

Canadian National Institute for the Blind

Canadian Red Cross Society

Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley

Crohns and Colitis Foundation

Family and Children Services

Heart and Stroke Foundation

Ontario 211: Where to Turn

Pembroke Handi-bus

Renfrew County and District Health Unit

Renfrew County Lung Association

The United Way/Centraide Upper Ottawa Valley, Inc.

The Women's Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County

With over 200 special interest groups, community service clubs, and social service organizations in the Pembroke area,  we ensure that the diverse needs and interests of the whole community are addressed.

For further information concerning health system navigation and integration, please contact:

Renfrew County Community Care Access Centre

Phone:  (613) 732-7007

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<![CDATA[Seniors]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/seniors/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/seniors/Mon, 08 Jun 2015 7:55:09 -0700For further information concerning health system navigation and integration, please contact:

Renfrew County Community Care Access Centre
Phone: (613) 732-7007

Renfrew County Senior Games

Senior Citizens Activity and Drop-In Centre

42 Renfrew St. at Victoria, Pembroke, Ontario.

Seniors 50 years of age and older who reside in Pembroke and area will find a wide range of engaging activites and interests at the Centre. Offered are fitness programs, art classes, a variety of card and sports games, crafts, computer sessions, a book club, social events, bus tours, workshops and seminars. One may socialize in the sitting area and enjoy coffee and conversation anytime the Centre is open. An annual membership fee is required to participate in almost all the offerings.  Many activities are on a drop-in basis with a nominal activity fee; some do require advance registration and payment of an instructors' fee.

For detailed information please visit www.seniordropin.com

Telephone: (613) 735-1226 Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Senior Citizen Retirement Homes and Care Homes

Heritage Manor
1111 Pembroke St W
Pembroke ON K8A 5R3
Phone: (613) 635-7926

Marianhill Inc.
600 Cecelia St
Pembroke ON K8A 7Z3
Phone: (613) 735-6838

Miramichi Lodge
725 Pembroke St W
Pembroke ON K8A 8
Phone: (613) 735-0175

Carefor
425 Cecelia St
Pembroke ON K8A 1S7
Phone: (613) 732-9993

Pinewood Retirement Residence
1022 Pembroke St E
Pembroke ON K8A 8A7
Phone: 735-4056     

Riverview Heights Retirement Residence   

400 Bell St.
Pembroke ON K8A 2K5
Phone: (613) 735 2200

Supples Landing
201 Joseph St
Pembroke ON K8A 8J2
Phone: (613) 732-0077
 

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<![CDATA[Pembroke Public Library]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/pembroke-public-library/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/pembroke-public-library/Mon, 08 Jun 2015 7:47:59 -0700Are you looking for a specific book, magazine, talking book, CD, or movie? Would you like to surf the Internet? - or are you just looking for a relaxing spot to enjoy a fall program? Come and visit us soon at 237 Victoria St in Pembroke.


Pembroke Public Library Blog



Library Hours are:

All Departments:

Monday - Thursday ~ 10:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Friday - Saturday ~ 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Sunday ~ (mid September to mid May) 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Sunday ~ (mid May to mid September) closed

* Pre-school story time is on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

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<![CDATA[Healthcare]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/healthcare/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/healthcare/Mon, 08 Jun 2015 7:43:14 -0700

The Healthy Community Partnership website describes activities in Renfrew County aimed at reducing heart disease by promoting smoke-free living, regular physical activity and healthy eating.

The website address is www.physicalactivitynetwork.ca

Health Care Workers!

Living and Working in the Ottawa Valley is good for you! Come and join our growing medical team!

Champlain Health Line

The Champlainhealthline.ca is an innovative web portal that puts accurate and up-to-date information about health and community services at the fingertips of consumers and health and social services providers across the Champlain region. The Champlainhealthline.ca provides easy access to a reliable source of data, and empowers consumers to find the services they need close to home.

Pembroke Regional Hospital

The Pembroke Regional Hospital  was recently expanded and declared a regional health care facility. Serving residents of Pembroke, Petawawa and beyond, patients will find state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and medical treatments.

Miramichi Lodge

Miramichi Lodge Long Term Care Facility is situated in the City of Pembroke along the shores of the Ottawa River and is a non-profit, 166 bed long-term care home with specialized services and facilities.

Marianhill
Marianhill is a faith-based organization that provides both long-term care and community support services to meet the needs of the seniors of Renfrew County.

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<![CDATA[Hockey Town]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/hockey-town/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/hockey-town/Mon, 08 Jun 2015 6:42:56 -0700

Pembroke has been officially designated Canada's 'Hockeytown'. With three native sons inducted to Hockey's Hall of Fame, Harry Cameron, Frank Nighbor and Hugh Lehman, Pembroke still remains a hockey hotbed.

Terry O'Neill Silver Stick Hockey Tournament

In late November, early December Pembroke plays host to the International Silver Stick tournament, the largest tourney of it's kind in North America. 

Click here for Silver Stick Tournament information.

Pembroke Lumber Kings

The renowned Pembroke Lumber Kings take to the Pembroke Memorial Centre ice from September through March. The Kings are the main tenant at the PMC and compete at the Junior 'A' level in the Central Canada Hockey League. Regular home games take place at the PMC on Sunday nights at 7:00 p.m.

The Lumber Kings won a league record five consecutive league championships from 2006-07 to 2010-11 culminating in a Royal Bank Cup national championship victory in 2011.

Call the Kings office at (613) 732-8146 for further details.

City of Pembroke - Hockeytown Canada Clothing now available!

Contact Recreation Department at 735-6821 x 1510

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<![CDATA[Youth & Children]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/youth-children/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/youth-children/Wed, 27 May 2015 11:00:18 -0700Summer Camps

Boys and Girls Club
1144 Lea Street
Pembroke, ON
Phone: (613) 732-1933

Nursery Schools

Children's Garden Nursery School
375 Doran Street
Pembroke, ON
Phone: (613) 735-2259

Daycares

County Renfrew Child Care

545 Pembroke Street 
Pembroke, ON
Phone: (613) 732-4100

Dream a Little Dream Daycare
342 Broadview Drive
Pembroke, ON
Phone: (613) 735-2727

Montessori Academy
464 Isabella Street
Pembroke, ON
Phone: (613) 735-0112

Wise Owl Day Care
151 Isabella Street
Pembroke, ON
Phone: (613) 735-2323

Garderie l'arc-en-ciel
412 Pembroke Street West
Pembroke, ON
Phone: (613) 732-2850

Garderie les petites mains
1253 Pembroke Street West
Pembroke, ON
Phone: (613) 732-3986

Youth Fitness Studio
130 Pembroke St W.
Phone: (613) 401-1104 
Email: info@elevateyourhealth.ca
For more info on youth fitness studio  click here

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<![CDATA[Marriage Licence Requirements]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/treasury/marriage-licence/marriage-licence-requirements.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/treasury/marriage-licence/marriage-licence-requirements.htmlTue, 12 May 2015 12:05:51 -0700Review these requirements before you apply for a marriage licence. You can obtain a marriage licence at City Hall which can be used anywhere in Ontario. The licence must be used within three months of the date of issue.

Age minimum

You must be at least 16 years old to get married in Ontario.

Under 18 years old: you will need written consent from your parents or legal guardians. You can obtain consent forms at City Hall.

Identification

Each partner must submit 2 pieces of acceptable identification (ID):

  • Identification must be VALID and ORIGINAL
  • The name on both pieces of your ID must be the same
  • The first name and last names must match on the two pieces of ID you are presenting. To have your middle name included on your marriage licence it must also appear on both pieces of ID
  • If your ID is not in English, a written translation from a certified translator is required

     Acceptable VALID and ORIGINAL identification:

First Piece:

    • Birth Certificate
    • Passport

Second Piece:

    • Driver's Licence
    • Ontario Photo Card
    • Miltary ID
    • Certificate of Canadian Citizenship (Canadian Citizenship Card)
    • Native Status Card
    • Permanent Residency Card
    • Firearms Acquisition Certificate (FAC)
    • Possession & Acquisition Licence (PAL)

     NOT accepted as identification:

    • Social Insurance Number (SIN) Card

Other Information

There are no gender, residency, citizenship or medical requirements for obtaining a marriage licence.

The Marraige Licence can only be issued personally to the applicant and/or joint applicant along with two(2) pieces of identification for each person.

If either party has been divorced within Canada we will require the original or court certified copy of the Certificate of Divorce or Decree Absolute.

If divorced outside of Canada, please see the Issuer for further details.

For further information please call 613-735-6821, extension 1334.

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<![CDATA[Lottery License]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/treasury/lottery-license/http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/treasury/lottery-license/Tue, 12 May 2015 11:33:16 -0700Under construction.

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<![CDATA[Zoning]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/planning/zoning.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/planning/zoning.htmlThu, 07 May 2015 11:00:00 -0700This Zoning By-Law regulates the use of land, and the character, location and use of buildings and structures in the City. It states:

  • How land may be used;
  • Where buildings and other structures can be located;
  • The types of buildings that are permitted and how they may be used; and
  • The lot sizes and dimensions, parking and loading space requirements, building heights, and building setbacks from street, lot lines and other buildings.

Application for Official Plan or Zoning Amendment

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<![CDATA[Planning]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/planning/http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/planning/Wed, 06 May 2015 8:24:45 -0700Land use planning affects almost every aspect of life. It helps decide where in our community homes and industries should be built; where parks and schools should be located and where roads, sewers and other essential services should be provided.

Land use planning means managing our land and resources. It balances the interests of the individual property owners with the wider interests and objectives of the whole community.

Good planning leads to orderly growth and the efficient provision of services. It touches all of us and helps us to have the kind of community we want. 

For more information about land use planning in the City of Pembroke contact the Planning Department:

Colleen Sauriol, Manager-Planning, Building & Parking Authority

Phone:  (613) 735-6821 x 1301

Fax:  (613) 735-3660

email:  csauriol@pembroke.ca


There are two documents which govern development within the City and they are the Official Plan and the Comprehensive Zoning By-law. 

During the early consultation, you should meet with the approval authority to discuss your application and to clarify what information is required for a complete application. This will ensure that the approval authority has all the information required to make an appropriate decision without incurring unnecessary delays.

The plan review process, benefits individuals involved in land use planning by:

  • Saving time by reducing duplication between government agencies or ministries.
  • Streamlining the process by having clearly defined roles and lines of communication.
  • Allowing for local decision making as an increasing number of municipalities or planning boards take on the responsibility for making decisions on planning applications.
  • Providing clarity through a co-ordinated provincial position on planning applications.

Land use planning includes:

For guidelines on any of the above Land Use Planning read the Guildline for Reviewing Development Proposals

Click here for Fees and Charges

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<![CDATA[Zoning Amendments]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/planning/zoning-amendments.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/planning/zoning-amendments.htmlWed, 06 May 2015 8:18:21 -0700Zoning Amendments

Service Description

The Comprehensive Zoning By-law 2010-57 regulates the use of land, buildings, and other structures within the City of Pembroke.

Service Outcome

Rezoning Application

General Information

When the Zoning By-law does not permit a proposed use, it is necessary to make an application for an amendment to the Zoning By-law.

While anyone may file an application to amend the Zoning By-law, the current and/or future owners of the subject property must provide written permission to proceed with the Rezoning Application.

All applications for rezoning shall conform to the Official Plan and shall consider relevant provincial legislation, policies, and appropriate guidelines.  If you cannot conform to the Official Plan then you will also require an Official Plan Amendment.

Required Documentation

Property Sketch

An accurate to scale drawing is required.  The drawing preferably prepared by a qualified professional, must show the proposed development including all new buildings and structures, parking areas, landscaping and other site information as required by the municipality.

Application Fee-               $600 plus HST – Zoning By-law Amendment only

                                       $750 plus HST – Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment

Required Forms

Rezoning Application

Zoning Information

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<![CDATA[Comprehensive Zoning By-law]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/planning/comprehensive-zoning-by-law.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/planning/comprehensive-zoning-by-law.htmlWed, 06 May 2015 8:16:27 -0700This Zoning By-Law regulates the use of land, and the character, location and use of buildings and structures in the City. It states:

  • How land may be used;
  • Where buildings and other structures can be located;
  • The types of buildings that are permitted and how they may be used; and
  • The lot sizes and dimensions, parking and loading space requirements, building heights, and building setbacks from street, lot lines and other buildings.

Application for Official Plan or Zoning Amendment

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<![CDATA[Plan of Subdivision/Condominium]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/planning/plan-of-subdivision-condominium.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/planning/plan-of-subdivision-condominium.htmlWed, 06 May 2015 8:12:26 -0700Plan of Subdivision/Condominium

Service Description

The Subdivision approval process is designed to ensure the following:

  • The property is suitable for its proposed new use.
  • The proposal conforms to the City of Pembroke’s Official Plan, as well as to provincial legislation and policies.
  • Property owners, neighbours and the community are protected from developments which are inappropriate or may put an undue strain on community facilities, services or finances.

Service Outcome

Plan of Subdivision/Condominium

General Information

The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing has delegated approval powers for Plans of Subdivision to the Corporation of the City of Pembroke pursuant to Section 4 of the Planning Act R.S.O. 1990, effective January 4, 1994. Therefore, all applications for Plans of Subdivision for lands in the City of Pembroke are to be filed directly with the Planning & Building Department. Prior to submission of an application, applicants are advised to consult the Planner.

Required Documentation

  • 2 copies of the completed application form
  • 25 copies of the draft plan
  • 2 copies of the draft plan on 8½” x 11” paper
  • The applicable fee of $1,200.00 plus H.S.T.

Measurements are to be in metric units.

Required Forms and Information

Approval of a Plan of Subdivision Application

Development Guidelines

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<![CDATA[Committee Minutes 2015]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes/Fri, 24 Apr 2015 8:15:03 -0700<![CDATA[Committee Agendas 2015]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/standing-committee-agendas-2015/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/standing-committee-agendas-2015/Fri, 24 Apr 2015 8:14:27 -0700<![CDATA[Swimming Pool/Fence Application]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/building/when-do-i-need-a-building-permit/swimming-pool-fence-application.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/building/when-do-i-need-a-building-permit/swimming-pool-fence-application.htmlTue, 31 Mar 2015 10:53:57 -0700Swimming Pool/Fence Application

Service Description

A permit is required to be obtained for the design and construction of enclosures, so that owners of pools can reasonably prevent unauthorized or accidental entry to their pools, as well as recognizing pool fence.

Service Outcome

Swimming Pool Permit

General Information

In-ground and above-ground swimming pools must be totally enclosed by fence with a height not less than 1.52 m [5 ft] above grade. Such fencing shall have a locking gate and may be interrupted by an external wall of a building. This fence may enclose the entire yard in which the pool is located or only the swimming pool, so long as the pool and fence is separated by a minimum distance of 1.22 m [4 ft].  All pools and fencing shall have a final inspection prior to filling the pool with water. 

A permit is not required for building a fence unless there is a swimming pool involved. Although you must ensure your fences meets all provisions in the City of Pembroke Comprehensive Zoning By-law regarding fences.

Required Documentation

Site Plan showing the location and distance of the swimming pool and fence in relation to existing

lot lines.

A drawing showing the fence construction and the height.

Required Forms and Information

Swimming Pool Application

Swimming Pool Information

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<![CDATA[2014 Municipal Election Financial Statements - Councillor]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/municipal-elections/2014-municipal-election-financial-statements-councillor/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/municipal-elections/2014-municipal-election-financial-statements-councillor/Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:34:52 -0700<![CDATA[2014 Municipal Election Financial Statements - School Board Trustee]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/municipal-elections/2014-municipal-election-financial-statements-school-board-trustee/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/municipal-elections/2014-municipal-election-financial-statements-school-board-trustee/Fri, 27 Mar 2015 8:27:29 -0700<![CDATA[2014 Municipal Election Financial Statements - Mayor]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/municipal-elections/council/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/municipal-elections/council/Fri, 27 Mar 2015 8:11:54 -0700<![CDATA[Official Elections Results ]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/municipal-elections/unofficial-results-7709.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/municipal-elections/unofficial-results-7709.htmlFri, 27 Mar 2015 8:03:17 -0700<![CDATA[Small Residential Interior Alterations]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/building/when-do-i-need-a-building-permit/small-residential-interior-alterations.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/building/when-do-i-need-a-building-permit/small-residential-interior-alterations.htmlFri, 13 Mar 2015 8:32:18 -0700Small Residential Interior Alterations

Service Description

A building permit for an interior alteration to a small residential building, such as a detached house, semi-detached house or townhouse is required.

Service Outcome

Building Permit

General Information

All drawings to be drawn on standardized sized sheets, drawn to scale, fully dimensioned, signed and dated.

If drawings were prepared by a qualified designer (as defined under Div. C, Part 3, Section 3.2 of the Ontario Building Code), drawings must include the designer's name, registration number, qualification identification number, signature, and stamp/statement that the person has reviewed and taken responsibility for the design activities.

Required Documentation

Floor Plans (example Site Plan Checklist Below)

  • Fully dimensioned, for each level showing existing & proposed uses of all spaces, including location of smoke alarms & carbon monoxide detectors and all plumbing fixtures. 
  • Provide existing/proposed construction with foundation & exterior wall information, showing interior partitions and structural framing above.

Sections

  • Cross section(s) to show existing/proposed building construction and specifications of all floor, wall, & roof assemblies. 
  • Provide footing & foundation wall details including height of exterior grade above basement floor. 
  • Show floor to floor, floor to ceiling and overall building heights. 
  • Detail stairs, landings, guards & handrails.

Construction Details and Notes

  • Building materials & specifications of all wall, floor, and roof assemblies with typical wall section and typical roof detail. 
  • Provide guard details including connection detail.

Site Plan required for Second Suites or New Openings

Where the proposed alterations include a new second suite or where new openings are proposed, a site plan is required showing:

  • Survey or site plan showing property lines, lot area, right-of-way or easements (referenced to a current survey)
  • Location of existing/proposed buildings with overall dimensions and include setback dimensions to property lines and adjacent buildings.
  • Summary of permitted and proposed zoning provisions to include lot area, building area (GFA), coverage, and grade elevations to confirm height.
  • Indicate dimensioned parking areas, driveways, hard & soft landscape treatments, accessory structures (sheds, decks, detached garages, etc).

Mechanical and Plumbing Requirements (if Applicable)

If your project includes a Mechanical (HVAC) please submit the Energy Efficiency Design Summary Form and Mechanical Ventalation Design Summary (below) with your building permit application.

Plumbing and Drain Permits

If your project includes a plumbing or drain and water service elements please submit a Plumbing Application (below) with your building permit application. No plans required unless the project includes a reverse sloped driveway. If the project includes a reverse sloped driveway then drawings must be submitted showing details of reverse sloped driveway and drain plan

Required Forms

Building Application

Site Plan Checklist

Mechanical Ventilation Design Summary

Plumbing Permit Application

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<![CDATA[Small Residential/Commercial Additions]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/building/when-do-i-need-a-building-permit/small-residential-commercial-additions.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/building/when-do-i-need-a-building-permit/small-residential-commercial-additions.htmlFri, 13 Mar 2015 8:31:08 -0700Small Residential or Small Commercial Additions

Service Description

A building permit for an addition to a small residential building, such as a detached house, semi-detached house, or townhouse or a small addition to commercial building is required.

Service Outcome

Building Permit

General Information

All drawings to be drawn on standardized sized sheets, drawn to scale, fully dimensioned, signed and dated.

If drawings were prepared by a qualified designer (as defined under Div. C, Part 3, Section 3.2 of the Ontario Building Code), drawings must include the designer's name, registration number, qualification identification number, signature, and stamp/statement that the person has reviewed and taken responsibility for the design activities.

Required Documentation

Site Plan (Site Plan Checklist below)

  • Survey or site plan showing property lines, lot area, right-of-way or easements (referenced to a current survey) 
  • Location of existing/proposed buildings with overall dimensions and include setback dimensions to property lines and adjacent buildings. 
  • Summary of permitted and proposed zoning provisions to include lot area, building area (GFA), coverage, and grade elevations to confirm height.
  • Indicate dimensioned parking areas, driveways, hard & soft landscape treatments, accessory structures (sheds, decks, detached garages, etc).

Floor Plans

  • Fully dimensioned, for each level showing existing & proposed uses of all spaces, including location of smoke alarms & carbon monoxide detectors and all plumbing fixtures. 
  • Provide existing/proposed construction with foundation & exterior wall information, showing interior partitions and structural framing above.

Roof Plan

Existing/proposed roof layout showing roof structure, skylights, roof slopes, hips/valleys/peaks and ventilation.

Elevations

  • Exterior finishes with roof slopes, window/door type, locations & sizes including height of sills above floor level. 
  • Provide area of exposed building face, percentage/area of unprotected openings and required limiting distance(s). 
  • Show exterior decks/landings, stairs, guards/handrails. 
  • Provide overall building height dimension.

Sections

  • Cross section(s) to show existing/proposed building construction and specifications of all floor, wall, & roof assemblies. 
  • Provide footing & foundation wall details including height of exterior grade above basement floor. 
  • Show floor to floor, floor to ceiling and overall building heights. 
  • Detail stairs, landings, guards & handrails.

Residential Garages or Accessory Structures

Garage or Accessory Structure to be shown on Site Plan, showing the 

  • Location of all existing and proposed buildings on the lot, setbacks to property lines, distance between proposed structure and other buildings on the lot.
  • Dimensions and locations of all required vehicle parking spaces and the driveway used to access the spaces(s).
  • Floor Plans, Elevations, Sections, Construction Details of the structure, including the details of the concrete floor slab, such as the concrete strength and re-enforcement proposed.

Decks and Verandahs

Plans for decks and verandahs must show the following

  • Details of footings, including footing size, spacing, depth, height above grade and frost protection details. 
  • Sizes and Locations of all Columns; sizes, locations and spans of all beams.
  • Stair Construction Details, including height and depth of stair treads and headroom above stairs (where applicable).
  • Guard Construction Details, including information about openings and climbability, and the location of the guards with respect to stairways, landings, and edges of the proposed platform.

Please submit the deck checklist (below) with your building permit.

Mechanical and Plumbing Requirements (if Applicable)

If your project includes a Mechanical (HVAC) please submit the Energy Efficiency Design Summary Form and Mechanical Ventalation Design Summary (below) with your building permit application.

Plumbing and Drain Permits

If your project includes a plumbing or drain and water service elements please submit a Plumbing Application (below) with your building permit application. No plans required unless the project includes a reverse sloped driveway. If the project includes a reverse sloped driveway then drawings must be submitted showing details of reverse sloped driveway and drain plan

Required Forms

Site Plan Checklist
Plumbing Permit Application
Mechanical Ventilation Design Summary
Energy Efficiency Design Summary
Application for a Permit
Deck Checklist

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<![CDATA[Attached and Detached Garages and Carports]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/building/when-do-i-need-a-building-permit/attached-and-detached-garages-and-carports.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/building/when-do-i-need-a-building-permit/attached-and-detached-garages-and-carports.htmlFri, 13 Mar 2015 8:30:35 -0700Attached and Detached Garages and Carports

Service Description

A building permit review for a carport or garage that is an accessory to an existing house is required.

Service Outcome

Building Permit

General Information

All drawings to be drawn on standardized sized sheets, drawn to scale, fully dimensioned, signed and dated.

If drawings were prepared by a qualified designer (as defined under Div. C, Part 3, Section 3.2 of the Ontario Building Code), drawings must include the designer's name, registration number, qualification identification number, signature, and stamp/statement that the person has reviewed and taken responsibility for the design activities.

Required Documentation

Site Plan (Example of Site Plan below)

  • Survey or site plan showing property lines, lot area, right-of-way or easements (referenced to a current survey) 
  • Location of existing/proposed buildings with overall dimensions and include setback dimensions to property lines and adjacent buildings. 
  • Summary of permitted and proposed zoning provisions to include lot area, building area (GFA), coverage, and grade elevations to confirm height.
  • Indicate dimensioned parking areas, driveways, hard & soft landscape treatments, accessory structures (sheds, decks, detached garages, etc).

Residential Garages or Accessory Structures

Garage or Accessory Structure to be shown on Site Plan, showing the 

  • Location of all existing and proposed buildings on the lot, setbacks to property lines, distance between proposed structure and other buildings on the lot.
  • Dimensions and locations of all required vehicle parking spaces and the driveway used to access the spaces(s).
  • Floor Plans, Elevations, Sections, Construction Details of the structure, including the details of the concrete floor slab, such as the concrete strength and re-enforcement proposed.

Construction Details and Notes

  • Building materials & specifications of all wall, floor, and roof assemblies with typical wall section and typical roof detail. 
  • Provide guard details including connection detail.

Required Forms

Building Application

Site Plan Checklist

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<![CDATA[Decks, Verandahs, and Porches]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/building/when-do-i-need-a-building-permit/decks-verandahs-and-porches.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/building/when-do-i-need-a-building-permit/decks-verandahs-and-porches.htmlFri, 13 Mar 2015 8:30:12 -0700Decks, Verandahs, and Porches

Service Description 

A building permit review for a deck, verandah, or porch to an existing house is required. A permit is required for decks that are more than 60 cm (24 inches) above ground.

Service Outcome

Building Permit

General Information

All drawings to be drawn on standardized sized sheets, drawn to scale, fully dimensioned, signed and dated.

If drawings were prepared by a qualified designer (as defined under Div. C, Part 3, Section 3.2 of the Ontario Building Code), drawings must include the designer's name, registration number, qualification identification number, signature, and stamp/statement that the person has reviewed and taken responsibility for the design activities.

Required Documentation

Decks and Verandahs

Plans for decks and verandahs must show the following

  • Details of footings, including footing size, spacing, depth, height above grade and frost protection details. 
  • Sizes and Locations of all Columns; sizes, locations and spans of all beams.
  • Stair Construction Details, including height and depth of stair treads and headroom above stairs (where applicable).
  • Guard Construction Details, including information about openings and climbability, and the location of the guards with respect to stairways, landings, and edges of the proposed platform.

PLEASE SUBMIT THE DECK CHECKLIST (BELOW) WITH YOUR PERMIT

Site Plan (example of Site Plan below)

  • Survey or site plan showing property lines, lot area, right-of-way or easements (referenced to a current survey) 
  • Location of existing/proposed buildings with overall dimensions and include setback dimensions to property lines and adjacent buildings. 
  • Summary of permitted and proposed zoning provisions to include lot area, building area (GFA), coverage, and grade elevations to confirm height.
  • Indicate dimensioned parking areas, driveways, hard & soft landscape treatments, accessory structures (sheds, decks, detached garages, etc).

Required Forms

Building Application

Deck Checklist

Site Plan Checklist

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<![CDATA[Designated Structure]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/building/when-do-i-need-a-building-permit/designated-structure.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/building/when-do-i-need-a-building-permit/designated-structure.htmlFri, 13 Mar 2015 8:29:32 -0700Designated Structure

Service Description

Building permit for the construction of a designated structure, such as communication towers, crane runways, exterior tanks and supports, pedestrian bridges, retaining walls, satellite dishes, and solar collector panels.

Service Outcome

Building Permit

General Information

All drawings to be drawn on standardized sized sheets, drawn to scale, fully dimensioned, signed and dated.

If drawings were prepared by a qualified designer (as defined under Div. C, Part 3, Section 3.2 of the Ontario Building Code), drawings must include the designer's name, registration number, qualification identification number, signature, and stamp/statement that the person has reviewed and taken responsibility for the design activities.

Required Documentation

Site Plan (example of Site Plan below)

  • Survey or site plan showing property lines, lot area, (referenced to a current survey)
  • Location of existing/proposed buildings and location of designated structure with overall dimensions and include setback dimensions to property lines & adjacent buildings.
  • Summary of permitted & proposed zoning provisions.

Construction Details and Notes
Building materials & specifications of all structures & assemblies with typical construction sections and connection details.

Plans
Dimensioned plans of designated structure

Elevations
Scaled exterior elevations showing height(s)

Calculations
Pertinent related structural load calculations

Required Forms

Building Application

Site Plan Checklist

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<![CDATA[Mechanical (HVAC)]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/building/when-do-i-need-a-building-permit/mechanical-hvac.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/building/when-do-i-need-a-building-permit/mechanical-hvac.htmlFri, 13 Mar 2015 8:29:09 -0700Mechanical (HVAC) 

Service Description

Stand-alone Mechanical (HVAC) Building Permit for work which is not related to other construction proposed for a building.

Service Outcome

Building Permit

General Information

All drawings to be drawn on standardized sized sheets, drawn to scale, fully dimensioned, signed and dated.

If drawings were prepared by a qualified designer (as defined under Div. C, Part 3, Section 3.2 of the Ontario Building Code), drawings must include the designer's name, registration number, qualification identification number, signature, and stamp/statement that the person has reviewed and taken responsibility for the design activities.

Required Documentation

Mechanical System Layout

Layout of mechanical system at each floor level

Mechanical Details

Type, location & size of equipment.

Heat loss & heat gain calculations

Duct design calculations

Ventilation

Mechanical ventilation calculations & design.

Required Forms

Mechanical Ventilation Design Summary

Energy Efficiency Design Summary

Building Application

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<![CDATA[Plumbing Stand-Alone]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/building/when-do-i-need-a-building-permit/plumbing-stand-alone.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/building/when-do-i-need-a-building-permit/plumbing-stand-alone.htmlFri, 13 Mar 2015 8:27:58 -0700Plumbing Stand-Alone

Service Description

Stand-alone Plumbing Building Permit for work which is not related to other construction proposed for a building.

Service Outcome

Plumbing Permit

General Information

All drawings to be drawn on standardized sized sheets, drawn to scale, fully dimensioned, signed and dated.

If drawings were prepared by a qualified designer (as defined under Div. C, Part 3, Section 3.2 of the Ontario Building Code), drawings must include the designer's name, registration number, qualification identification number, signature, and stamp/statement that the person has reviewed and taken responsibility for the design activities.

Required Documentation

Site or Key Plan

Site plan or Key plan showing location of existing/proposed construction on the site or within the building.

Plumbing Plans

Plans showing layout of plumbing and related fixtures on each floor level.

Required Forms

Plumbing Permit Application

Site Plan Checklist

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<![CDATA[Sewage Systems]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/building/when-do-i-need-a-building-permit/sewage-systems.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/building/when-do-i-need-a-building-permit/sewage-systems.htmlFri, 13 Mar 2015 8:16:55 -0700Sewage Systems

Service Description

A Sewage System treats the sewage to prevent the transmission of disease and prevents damage to the environment.

Service Outcome

Sewage System Permit

General Information

All drawings to be drawn on standardized sized sheets, drawn to scale, fully dimensioned, signed and dated by a qualified designer (as defined under Div. C, Part 3, Section 3.2 of the Ontario Building Code), drawings must include the designer's name, registration number, qualification identification number, signature, and stamp/statement that the person has reviewed and taken responsibility for the design activities.

Required Documentation

Site Plan (example of Site Plan below)

  • Survey or site plan showing property lines, lot area, right-of-way or easements (referenced to a current survey) 
  • Location of existing/proposed buildings with overall dimensions and include setback dimensions to property lines and adjacent buildings. 
  • Summary of permitted and proposed zoning provisions to include lot area, building area (GFA), coverage, and grade elevations to confirm height.
  • Indicate dimensioned parking areas, driveways, hard & soft landscape treatments, accessory structures (sheds, decks, detached garages, etc).

Construction Details and Notes

  • Ensure the Certified Installer obtained a Sewage System Permit prior to starting the installation.
  • It is beneficial for the owner to watch the installation as it progresses so you become familiar with the design and components which will help you in maintaining your system in the years to come.
  •  Ensure an inspection is conducted and that you receive a copy of all inspection reports.
  • Ensure the installer provides you with an "Operation and Maintenance Manual" and reviews its content.

Required Forms

Sewage System Application

Sewage Checklist

Site Plan

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<![CDATA[Damp Proofing]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/building/when-do-i-need-a-building-permit/damp-proofing.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/building/when-do-i-need-a-building-permit/damp-proofing.htmlFri, 13 Mar 2015 8:15:42 -0700Damp Proofing

Service Description

Damp proofing is a coating, usually asphalt-based, that is either sprayed on or hand applied to the outside of the wall.

Service Outcome

Building Permit

General Information

All drawings to be drawn on standardized sized sheets, drawn to scale, fully dimensioned, signed and dated by a qualified designer (as defined under Div. C, Part 3, Section 3.2 of the Ontario Building Code), drawings must include the designer's name, registration number, qualification identification number, signature, and stamp/statement that the person has reviewed and taken responsibility for the design activities.

Required Documentation Cross Section (below) Construction Details and Notes

A typical sub-grade drainage system consists of:

  • A rigid or flexible 4-inch perforated drain pipe laid over native ground or clear stone then covered with a minimum of 6 inches of clear stone; some pipe is available with a sleeve to filter fines-this pipe should outlet to daylight, adequately drained soil, or a mechanically drained chamber (a sump)
  • A covering of geotechnical filter fabric, as a barrier between the gravel and the backfill (optional)
  • Backfill compacted in lifts to rough grade
  • Finish grade sloped away from the wall

Required Forms

Cross Section

Building Application

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<![CDATA[Residential Demolition Permit ]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/building/when-do-i-need-a-building-permit/residential-demolition-permit.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/building/when-do-i-need-a-building-permit/residential-demolition-permit.htmlThu, 12 Mar 2015 12:59:31 -0700Residential Demolition Permit 

Service Description

A permit to demolish an existing building.

Service Outcome

Demolition Permit

General Information

All drawings to be drawn on standardized sized sheets, drawn to scale, fully dimensioned, signed and dated.

Required Documentation

Survey or Site Plan

Survey, or a Site Plan, showing the size and location of the existing building to be demolished as well as property lines, and lot area.

Required Forms

Application for Demolition

Application for Adjustment of Taxes

Call One Call before you dig

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<![CDATA[Combined Committee Minutes - 2014]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes/combined-committee-minutes-2014-8438.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes/combined-committee-minutes-2014-8438.htmlMon, 09 Feb 2015 7:54:41 -0700<![CDATA[Classes and Lessons]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/fiddling-and-step-dancing/classes-and-lessons/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/fiddling-and-step-dancing/classes-and-lessons/Wed, 28 Jan 2015 1:25:18 -0700Fiddling Lessons

Brian Hebert

Phone: (613) 732-8640
Email: bhebert@brianhebert.net

Bob's Music Plus

105 Pembroke Street West
Pembroke, ON K8A 5M3
Phone: (613) 732-8818 
Email: info@bobsmusic.com

 

Step Dancing Lessons

Rhodina Gardner-Turner

Phone: (613) 732-5631
Email: epaturner1@aol.com

Debbie Gardner-Felskie

Phone: (613) 732-9537
Email: debfelskie@hotmail.com

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<![CDATA[Archive]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/archive/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/archive/Fri, 16 Jan 2015 6:44:55 -0700<![CDATA[2013 Council Minutes]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/archive/5439.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/archive/5439.htmlFri, 16 Jan 2015 6:24:09 -0700<![CDATA[2014 Council Minutes]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/archive/2014-council-minutes-1293.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/archive/2014-council-minutes-1293.htmlMon, 12 Jan 2015 11:32:02 -0700<![CDATA[Council Agendas]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/council-agendas/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/council-agendas/Wed, 31 Dec 2014 8:31:33 -0700<![CDATA[2014 Council Calendars]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/archive/2014-council-calendars-4322.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/archive/2014-council-calendars-4322.htmlWed, 24 Dec 2014 9:58:31 -0700<![CDATA[Accessibility]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/accessibility/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/accessibility/Fri, 21 Nov 2014 7:54:04 -0700<![CDATA[2014 Police Services Board Minutes]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/police-services/police-services-board-reports/2014-police-services-board-minutes-9355.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/police-services/police-services-board-reports/2014-police-services-board-minutes-9355.htmlFri, 31 Oct 2014 5:59:10 -0700<![CDATA[Information on Ontario's New Carbon Monoxide Alarm Legislation]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/information-on-ontario-s-new-carbon-monoxide-alarm-legislation/http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/information-on-ontario-s-new-carbon-monoxide-alarm-legislation/Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:53:21 -0700<![CDATA[2014 Fire Prevention Week]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/fire-prevention-week/fire-prevention-week-7009.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/fire-prevention-week/fire-prevention-week-7009.htmlWed, 15 Oct 2014 8:38:28 -0700<![CDATA[Pembroke Step Back in Time Walking Tour]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/museums/pembroke-step-back-in-time-walking-tour-8221.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/museums/pembroke-step-back-in-time-walking-tour-8221.htmlThu, 21 Aug 2014 8:11:03 -0700Step Back In Time Walking Tour

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<![CDATA[Annual Pembroke Old Time Fiddle & Step Dancing Championships]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/fiddling-and-step-dancing/annual-pembroke-old-time-fiddle-step-dancing-championships/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/fiddling-and-step-dancing/annual-pembroke-old-time-fiddle-step-dancing-championships/Tue, 19 Aug 2014 6:21:10 -0700<![CDATA[City of Pembroke Asset Management Plan]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/operations/city-of-pembroke-asset-management-plan-6405.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/operations/city-of-pembroke-asset-management-plan-6405.htmlTue, 29 Jul 2014 12:35:52 -0700<![CDATA[Animals and Pets]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/animals-and-pets/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/animals-and-pets/Fri, 25 Jul 2014 6:31:36 -0700<![CDATA[Regional Accomodations]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/accommodations/regional-accomodations/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/accommodations/regional-accomodations/Wed, 23 Jul 2014 6:25:17 -0700<![CDATA[Accommodations]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/accommodations/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/accommodations/Wed, 23 Jul 2014 5:36:17 -0700<![CDATA[Fiddling and Step Dancing]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/fiddling-and-step-dancing/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/fiddling-and-step-dancing/Tue, 22 Jul 2014 9:46:51 -0700<![CDATA[Outdoor Activities]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/outdoor-activities/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/outdoor-activities/Tue, 22 Jul 2014 9:00:41 -0700Pembroke and the surrounding region offer a host of outdoor activities in all seasons.

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<![CDATA[Museums & Heritage Tours]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/museums/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/museums/Tue, 22 Jul 2014 8:59:09 -0700<![CDATA[Renfrew County Museum Network]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/museums/renfrew-county-museum-network.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/museums/renfrew-county-museum-network.htmlMon, 21 Jul 2014 12:22:24 -0700Explore the unique culture and heritage assets of the Ottawa Valley!
 

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<![CDATA[Pembroke History Tours]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/outdoor-activities/pembroke-history-tours-8297.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/outdoor-activities/pembroke-history-tours-8297.htmlMon, 21 Jul 2014 12:19:33 -0700<![CDATA[Poems]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/art-and-culture/pembroke-heritage-murals/poems-885.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/art-and-culture/pembroke-heritage-murals/poems-885.htmlFri, 18 Jul 2014 11:44:58 -0700Poem: The Great Wall of Pembroke

Faces leap before our eyes,
profiles from our storied past
on the great wall of Pembroke
a rich historical repast.

The wall that unites generations
exposing much more than it hides
possessing a brighter outlook
than a wall that encloses or divides.

A sparkling jewel in the mural crown
exploding like a giant fireworks display
lighting the path to progress
from decades past to present day.

A timeless artistic treasure
as hardy as those who pioneered
an impenetrable barrier to pessimism
a tribute to all who persevered.

A collage of citizens from all walks of life
now marching together as one
into the millennium with hope and optimism
into the future with aplomb.

Let not this wall come tumbling down
nor the curtain fall on our dreams
let future generations stand and marvel
at the magnitude of our schemes.

Gary Howard
Pembroke ON

Poem: The Murals

Painted murals portrayed on brick
recall the essence of our lives
History captured on coloured walls
ensures our past and present thrives.

Muralists come from far and near
to rekindle history at dawn's first light
They toil under watchful eye on scaffolds high
labouring often into night.

Hockey legends stand tall and gaunt
imaged clear on giant-sized tigerish walls
Side by side with other regal landmarks
overlooking market stalls.

Uniformed members of our Forces
face a legion of admirers from the past
Colours blend in myriad splendour
a window on the best at last.

Swallows sketched on stationary walls
point towards a surplus of water white and clear
Settlers followed in the steps of Champlain
and farmed the land with hope and fear.

Curious pilgrims pause to view
the saintly lady adorned in grey
Immaculately conceived through skilful artistry
in stately holy church-like way.

Fond and hardy memories are recalled
of ice and bread delivered door-to-door
In rain and sleet and broiling sun
on streets first lighted then and now forevermore.

Citizens and visitors retrace history
on paved and narrow well-worn trail
Memories are harvested and cherished once again
lest the sands of time run out and fail.

Gary Howard
Pembroke ON

Poem: The Rafter's Ride

The hardy lumber men of yesteryear
who earned their pay with sweat and brawn
ventured into God's green forests
to begin their toil at the break of dawn

They bid adieu to friends and family
when the leaves dropped slowly to the ground
and headed to the logging camps
for a winter's work they were bound

They cut and hacked at nature's beauty
as the tall, tall pines came tumbling down
and ate their beans and bread in the shanty camps
no time to sit and fret or frown

Then came the glorious spring of man's awakening
when the logs were ready for the drive
stacked and squared for the rafter's ride
down the mighty river they dip and dive

The minstrels celebrate their life in song
and writers tell of their tall tales
on the timber rafts on the swollen river
for the big spring drive they set their sails

Our ancestral days are re-created
of brave men against the raging river
the drive is on, the drive is on
the Valley timber they must deliver.

Gary Howard
Pembroke ON

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<![CDATA[Pembroke Farmers' Market]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/food-and-beverage/pembroke-farmers-market/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/food-and-beverage/pembroke-farmers-market/Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:43:57 -0700Each day at the Farmers' Market, up to 30 full-time occasional vendors display a wide array of homegrown and handmade products at its newly constructed facilities on the corner of Lake Street and Victoria Street. The Market runs every Wednesday and Saturday between 8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Market season runs approximately 22 weeks, from mid-May to the weekend after Thanksgiving in October.

Our produce is locally grown and picked fresh for the market morning. We have many varieties of heirloom vegetables.

Arts and craft vendors excel with one-of-a-kind creations ... whimsical, functional and unique.

Some of the best bakers and food vendors in the Valley showcase their tasty wares prepared with care for your table. Our bakers also keep your special dietary needs in mind – we have a regular supply of gluten-free, sugar-free, low-sodium, yeast-free, and dairy-free products.

Visit our Meat market for an assortment of fresh local cuts for your BBQ, or a custom freezer order of beef, pork, chicken, sausage… Uncle Jim’s Meats also make custom orders of gluten-free sausages using all local ingredients.

Treat yourself to something fresh off the Market BBQ for lunch.

To register as a vendor, provide volunteer assistance, provide live entertainment, or for more information, please contact Cate Ott at cate@themixcompany.com or Maureen Sheedy at (613) 646-7878.

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<![CDATA[Explore the Ottawa Valley]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/explore-the-ottawa-valley/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/explore-the-ottawa-valley/Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:39:50 -0700The Ottawa Valley is rich in natural resources; the power of the Ottawa River is harnessed for electricity and its forests are harvested for wood, pulp and paper. Bounded on the northern side of the Ottawa River by the rock Canadian Shield, and in the southern end by the ancient Laurentian Hills, towering rock cuts and verdant forests.

Ottawa, Canada's capital city, is at the eastern lower tip, and the wilderness of Algonquin Provincial Park rises to the northwest, encompassing the Valley with everything from city life, to urban sprawl to prestine wilderness and everything in between.

The Ottawa Valley harbours clean water, from over 900 lakes and four major river systems, fresh air and a healthier lifestyle. Residents and tourists alike are beckoned to many outdoor recreational opportunities.

Over 400 species of wild birds and animals make their home in the Ottawa Valley including bluebirds, thrushes, wrens, owls, turkeys and the rare red-shouldered hawk.

Renfrew County encompasses 2400km of groomed local and TOP snowmobile trails throughout its postcard villages and rolling woodlands. Many hiking and biking trails across the Ottawa Valley present unique opportunities for exploration, nature and historical interpretation.

As summer wanes and days shorten, the Ottawa Valley landscape changes from brilliant green to glorious reds and golds, which make perfect conditions for fall auto and cycle touring.

The climate in the Ottawa Valley is noted for its four distinct seasons. Warm, wet months of spring bring forth a hot, dry summer season which in turn changes to the clean, cool, crisp days of fall.

Winter's cloak of cold temperatures comes with a blanket of snow, and throughout the year, residents of the Valley revel in the great outdoors with seasonal activities designed to feed the Canadian spirit.

Outdoor activities abound, from skiing, snow-mobiling and skating to swimming, boating, kayaking, camping and hiking. Several indoor recreation complexes offer recreational and leisure programs and courses year round.

 

The Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) is a non-profit organization designed to stimulate and promote tourism in Renfrew County.

Our goal is to create a presence in the tourism marketplace. In order to position the Ottawa Valley as an interesting and popular travel destination in the minds of travelers, a joint effort among tourism suppliers and OVTA’s dedicated tourism staff is required.

Through a team approach, we are able to generate cost effective, professional, strategic marketing initiatives that will enhance your existing marketing plans. As well, the OVTA is here to assist your business with future growth by keeping you up to date with current trends, sharing resources and providing networking opportunities.

For more information, please visit: http://www.OttawaValley.travel

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<![CDATA[Valley Arts Council]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/valley-arts-council/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/valley-arts-council/Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:51:02 -0700The Valley Arts Council office is located at Festival Hall in Pembroke. Office hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. VAC represents all the arts: performing and literary including individuals, business and organizations from the Ottawa Valley. The council exists to promote its members and to provide a cultural environment in the Upper Ottawa Valley.

Office Hours:
1:00PM - 6:00PM Tuesday to Friday
Tel: 613-735-2613

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<![CDATA[Pembroke Symphony Orchestra]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/pembroke-symphony-orchestra/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/pembroke-symphony-orchestra/Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:51:02 -0700Join the orchestra and enjoy the sounds of strings, violin, viola, cello, winds and percussion. Review our web site and get ready for concerts held during the season.

Click here for further information

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<![CDATA[Festival Hall]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/festival-hall/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/festival-hall/Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:51:02 -0700Festival Hall is justly named as Pembroke  and area's showcase for a wide varierty of cultural events spotlighting both local and visiting talent. This 600 seat theatre is host to music, dance, theatre, recitals and fine art exhibits for audiences of all ages reflect the rich cultural diversity of the Ottawa Valley.

Office Hours:
1:00PM - 6:00PM Tuesday to Friday
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"Stepdancing: A Canadian Tradition"

Ottawa Valley - Cape Breton - Step Dance - Stepdance - Stepdancing

Written by: Chanda Gibson, Mary Ingram, Celeste Warren, Nicole Magson.

November 28, 1996

INTRODUCTION

Stepdancing is an old and energetic form of art and has recently surfaced as a new trend in dance on the Canadian scene. The following discussion of stepdancing outlines the fundamentals of this unique form of dance and gives an explanation of what it is. We talk about the history of stepdancing, its development from European roots to the Canadian form, the benefits of stepdancing as a form of leisure expression, and the present and future trends that characterize stepdancing in Canada.

FUNDAMENTALS OF STEPDANCING

Stepdancing is not like other forms of dances of tap, clogging or Irish dancing. Stepdancing is purely a unique art. A simple definition of stepdancing is:

"A fast paced, rugged and energetic style of dance usually performed to traditional fiddle music and requiring limited surface movement. The dance is concentrated on foot work involving limited hand and arm motion. Stepdancing requires a board with a hard, smooth surface, character shoes with special clickers attached to the toe and heel, and music."

Stepdancing follows the popular pattern of an eight-bar step. Four bars are danced on the right foot followed by the same pattern on the left foot, making an eight-bar step. The ten "step" is understood to include both right and left foot. Often steps are longer, and consume sixteen bars of music.

Although the traditional method of right then left foot is most common among dancers, many times dancers creatively dance only one foot before moving on to the next step. This is usually done when creating steps defined for a specific piece of music.

Methods of developing steps vary from one dancer to the next. Many dancers create a series of steps then dance them to any selection of music which is of the same quality. Other dancers develop more effective routines when they listen and understand the music and develop steps to "fit" that music or play with the music. This is a special art and requires the ability to "feel" the music. Throughout history, dancing has always been noted as a form of music much like playing the piano or the fiddle. Dancing on most occasions replaces other forms of percussion and adds value because of its high energy and visual aspect.

There are many different types of stepdances to be danced which all have different tempos, timing and accents. The different dances throughout Canadian stepdancing include: reels, jigs, clogs, strathspeys, hornpipes, waltz-clogs, polkas, and two-steps. In all cases, stepdancing requires much flexibility and a relaxed nature of the feet and ankles.

Reel

This dance is the most popular and preferred dance for all dancers. It is played at a fast pace or tempo, is highly energetic, and lasts the length of 96 bars of music. The reel originated around 1750 in Scotland and the Irish dance masters brought it to full development (Haurin & Richens). The music is 4/4 time with a count of (ONE-two-three-four). The reel is most commonly used in routines as the last dance in the set because of its fast speed.

Jig

The jig is a very popular dance amongst the Irish and the Cape Bretoners. This music is played in 6/8 time which means the hard beats are on the first and fourth count (ONE-two-three FOUR-five-six). In a contest routine, Jigs are danced as the middle dance of the routine and last the length of 48 bars.

Clog

The clog is a slower dance and is much more graceful than the reel or the jig. A clog is played in either 414 time or 2/4 time and the accent is on the first and third beat (ONE-two THREE-four) or the first and second beat (ONE-and TWO-and). The clog is usually danced as the opening of a routine and is short, only lasting the length of 32 bars.

Hornpipe

Hornpipes are also played or danced in 4/4 time and are reminiscent of a slow reel with accents on the first and third beat: (ONE-and-a two-and-a -and-a four-and-a) (Haurin & Richens). This dance is most popular among Irish dancers both male and female and is danced in hard shoes as opposed to soft shoes. Ottawa Valley stepdancers also dance this dance, but it is danced much the same as a reel is danced.

Strathspey

This is traditionally a Scottish dance, danced by females in soft shoe and is very graceful. This dance resembles a very slow reel with more melodic embellishment and the dancer uses more floor space than in the other dances. The music is played in 4/4 time and is characterized by a dotted eighth note or a sixteenth note that is a rest instead of a note, known as a Scottish "snap’ (Fiddlers Fake Book p. 1).

Polka

A polka is a very sprightly dance, similar to a reel but sounding slower than a reel because it is in 2/4 time. It is characterized by a paradigmatic rhythm and one measure includes two sets of an eighth note attached to two sixteenth notes. The Polka was brought to Canada with the Germans and the Slavs and became popular west of Ottawa and in western Canada (Brody, 1983, p. 12).

Two-step

The two-step is also in 2/4 time and is like a slow polka or more characteristically like a fox trot.

Canadian Stepdancing Styles

Although stepdancing is unique to Canada, there are three distinct styles within the country including: Cape Breton Style, French Canadian Style and Ottawa Valley Style. To speak of stepdancing as a whole for the purpose of this paper, we will term it "Canadian Stepdancing". Canadian stepdancing has been formed and has evolved over many years from the influences from Irish, Scottish and French dancers. This evolution will be explained in the next section on the history of stepdancing.

Although Canadian stepdancing originated from other of dances, it looks like no other dance and has unique characteristics. The three different dances stated above all have their unique differences are explained as followed.

Cape Breton

Cape Breton Style is a style unique to the Cape Breton Region of Nova Scotia. This dance is performed with straight arms as compared to the Ottawa Valley Style. Dancers are noted for dancing with straight backs and emphasis of the body is from the knees down while the upper portion of the body, mainly arms, are held straight at the dancers’ side so that they are not a distraction from the footwork (Mclnnes). The footwork in Cape Breton Stepdancing is close to the floor with fragments of the steps repetitive, meaning that the same movement is repeated several times in a row as compared to the other two styles of dance. The most popular types of dances danced in Cape Breton are Strathspeys, jigs, reels and hornpipes.

French Canadian

French Canadian style of stepdancing developed as its own in the province of Quebec in the lumber camps. This style is characterized by intricate footwork close to the floor but includes spurts of aggressive energy at times throughout the routine. This adds to the excitement of the dance because it is usually unexpected. It is also typical for French Canadian stepdancers to hold their arms straight at their sides but not as tight as the Cape Breton stepdancers. There is more freedom for arm movement but this is not characteristic of the dance. Reels are the most common form of French Canadian stepdancing. The traditional clothing worn by the French Canadians for dancing is a simple costume consisting of black pants, white shirt with a long sash worn around the waist and dangling on the side of the dancer.

Ottawa Valley

Ottawa Valley Style stepdancing originated in the Ottawa Valley which includes a large area North of Ottawa and a small area across the river on the Quebec side. This dance is very different than the other two styles of stepdancing, but still has influences from the Scottish and Irish. The Ottawa Valley style is characterized by the constant aggressiveness of the dance and the steps are danced high off of the floor. The better dancers include a wide variety of steps and different moves in their routines so that no step looks similar to another. The dancers’ legs look very "rubber like" and much coordination is required of the legs, feet and ankles. A distinguishing factor in this style is that there, is use of the dancers arms. Arms are controlled to an extent but because this dance is done high off of the floor, arms are placed out from the dancers body and are used to naturally flow with the dancers movements. This emphasizes the aggressiveness and energy of the dance and is as much a part of the dance as the feet are. Both men and women dance the same dances and also compete against one another in contests.

Clogs and two-steps are often danced in this style more commonly compared with the other two styles of dance. There is no required costume to be worn for this dance. The individual may chose his/her own wardrobe for contests and shows in which it is fairly conservative and dressy.

Contest Dancing

Contests are a big focus for many stepdancers and fiddlers alike. There are many contests around the Ottawa Valley in the summer and a few throughout the winter. Competing is used to encourage dancers and fiddlers to dance and play and helps keep the tradition alive. Contests are mostly made up of solo dancers of all ages; however, there is a category for group dance also. Solo dancers are required to dance a routine made up of a clog, jig and reel danced consecutively in that order. The routine cannot go over 4 minutes or a bell will ring and judging will cease at that time and the dancer will be docked marks. Competitors are judged 25% on timing, 25% on variety of steps meaning that the steps in the routine incorporate different footwork and different beats. Twenty-five percent of the mark is on the execution of steps or clarity of steps and the last 25% is on showmanship which takes in the presentation as a whole.

Music & Equipment

Fiddle is the most popular source of stepdance music now for all styles of stepdancing. A variety of instruments, including accordions, flutes as well as fiddles were traditionally played for dancers in Ireland at their feises or contests (Haurin & Richens). The Scottish traditional music used for dancers was tunes played on the bagpipes as well as the fiddle.

Stepdancers usually dance on hardwood boards, masonite boards or on sanded Plexiglas. There is no other equipment really necessary except for the main items which are the shoes. Canadian stepdancers dance in typical leather shoes made for jazz which have a genuine leather sole. There are special clickers (staccato) made from metal to amplify the sound. The clickers include two pieces of the metal held together by a rivet to create the "jingle" sound made by the dancers. These clickers are placed on both the toes and the heels of the shoes and are held on with either small nails or screw nails. As described, stepdancing is a very low cost sport or hobby.

THE HISTORY OF STEPDANCING

In the late 1700’s there was the beginning of a mass exodus from the Scottish Highlands that continued throughout the 19th century. The settlers were full of hope and dreams about their new home, eager to begin again and seek a better life. The Scots came to Canada and settled in ‘pockets’ of which some were situated in Ontario and the Maritimes. Stepdancing came with these early settlers into the new land. Traditional dance "provides an instrument for exploring our unique heritage" (Maclnnes). Stepdancing was a symbol of national allegiance, a traditional dance that has evolved from simple leisure and entertainment into serious leisure and entertainment. It is essential to begin a discussion of stepdancing with a history of this form of dance and distinguish the various styles of stepdancing that have evolved in the past few centuries. All forms of stepdancing eventually trace their roots back to Scotland and Ireland.

Roots of stepdancing stem all the way back to the ancient Gaels, or Celtic peoples who, in the 10th century and earlier, once covered many areas of ancient Europe. They were conquered by the Germanic and Roman empires but were able to preserve their Celtic culture in Ireland. There are records of types of stepdancing in the 16th century, some jigs and sword dances. Irish dances were known to "have a faster tempo and included side steps" (Haurin & Richens, 1996). Severe repression and depression was characteristic of the Irish people in the 17th century. Culture was sacred and had to be kept in secrecy to some degree as a result of the English oppression. Initially, even the early forms of Irish stepdancing were kept in secrecy (Haurin & Richens, 1996). Dances became a focal and celebratory part of weddings and other special occasions. In the mid 18th century, there was the evolution of Dance Masters, who were people who traveled around and would stay in a village for a few weeks, teaching forms and techniques of stepdancing. These teachers were highly respected and would often have another skill that would add to their repertoire of skills. First, the dance students would learn the jig and the reel. These Dance Masters enabled dance to be a widely respected and sought after skill. They were paid quite well, and occupied many established dance schools.

Dance Masters were influential and a transition for the Irish culture at the time. In the late 19th century, Irish culture no longer needed to be repressed and it was free to express itself once again. The Dance Masters laid the groundwork for modern Irish Dance. For example, the tradition of using half doors and table tops for teaching and performing as "stages" has continued until today. The places of competitions have changed as well, transformed from flatbed trucks to hotels and fairgrounds. With this revival of Irish culture came a desire for traditional Irish costume for dance performance. Males wore kilts and female dancers have evolved by majority from shawls and cloaks to a simple small cloak, a tassel around the waist and a simple outfit. As for the feet, hard shoes with fiber glass soles have been a trend in the past century, different from the no shoe tradition of dancing.

Though Ceili dances are French in origin their characteristics are Irish because of the influence imposed upon them by the Dance Masters. "A Ceili is a gathering for music and dance" (Haurin & Richens, 1996).

Stepdancing has used a variety of instruments that add colour and life to the dance. The most traditional and characteristic to Irish dancing is the pipe and the pipers who were the musicians. However, with the repression of the Irish culture in the 17th and 1 18th. centuries, these traditional pipers did decline. Fiddles are popular in the Scottish tradition as well as the accordion, the mouth organ, and the cute little ‘ew’s harp.

As stepdancing was distinctly Irish, there were dominant Scottish roots as well. Both evolved and moved with the Irish and Scottish settlers to North America.

Scottish dance heritage is a rich and colourful story of tradition and art- Scottish stepdancing tradition is most prevalent in the Cape Breton style of stepdancing. At the end of the eighteenth century and the beginning of the nineteenth century there was an exit from Scotland known as "the infamous Highland Clearances" (Moore, 1995). Because many did not settle in the Cape Breton area much of the Scottish culture was retained in this area until today. As Stanford Reid outlines, "Cape Breton’s relative isolation from the rest of Canada" has resulted in the old culture of stepdancing remaining true and continually revived. Up until the mid 20th century there was minimal travel by road or vehicle in Cape Breton. Therefore, there were less means for external influences, such as radio or other forms of mass communication, to be pumped into the area. Thus, the Scottish tradition and its method of entertainment became and remained a popular and favourite pastime. Cape Breton developed a means of social cohesion as it remained isolated to the rest of Canada. The Dance Masters, described earlier, came from Scotland and began teaching communities here in Canada, passing along this traditional dance. As Moore writes in an interview with Dan Beaton of Mabou Coal Mines (a family of famous stepdancers), there is obviously a strong generational tradition of stepdancing: "Dancing is in the blood and will go from one generation to the other" (Moore, 1995). This passing down of skills and culture is not just prevalent in the Scottish tradition but as well in the Gaelic roots of Irish tradition.

The Reel is the frost popular and most traditional form of Scottish dance. It is famous for its distinctly Scottish heritage. "Reels of one sort or another were known in every district of Scotland, in all classes of society"’ (Moore, 1995). When danced well, reels are brilliant and lively.

Solo dances, rather than four or eight person dances were once more popular. The complexity that solo dances demanded, though once taught by the famous dance masters, required more time and effort to practice with more precision demanded of the dancer. Many people abandoned this solo form of dancing. However, it should be noted that in the 19th century, there were still solo dances regularly seen in competitions and performances, in larger arenas as compared to the informal leisurely based forms and styles of stepping. To this day the best dancers are measured as to whether they can dance solo, are light on their feet and appear relaxed as if "dancing on a dime".

The style and art of stepdancing was not carried into the 20th century by the once famous and revered Dance Masters. Rather, that integral and unique inherited characteristic of stepping being passed from generation to generation, became the medium of learning. Interestingly, the essentials had to be observed, not verbally or literally taught.

It was through observation and imitation that the rhythm of the steps were learnt to perfection. As Moore compares, "this method of learning is similar to learning music by ear rather than from a written score" (Moore, 1995). Music and dance are intimately related. It is essential for a stepdancer to know and understand the music experientially rather than theoretically. As Moore explains, "it is hard to over-emphasize just how closely the music and the dancing are linked".

Cape Breton Style

The step dance is a rich and vital component of Cape Breton. There has been a resurgence of stepdancing in Cape Breton in the past generation. The history of stepdancing coming to Cape Breton began from those years of exodus from Scotland and Ireland. In the late 1700’s, many British immigrants chose to settle on this island off present Nova Scotia. The style of stepdance that evolved here was again, passed down from generation to generation. This link to one’s past in the Mother Land provided, undoubtedly, comfort and subsided pangs of loneliness for the new Scottish and Irish settlers.

Because of the fear that the Cape Breton style may be dying, there has been an interest placed upon the younger generation to take classes and instruction from the well known stepdancers. This does however, lead to the emphasis being placed more on mechanics of theory and not on the music or on the tradition and colour of centuries gone by. However, the tradition is still rich and abundant in Cape Breton:

Step into the kitchen of a weathered Cape Breton house where the floors have had the plan’er down treatment from the neighbours lively steps as they danced to the jigs and reels of the fiddler. The walls still resonate with the haunting strains of the harp and chanter ... the same feeling is there too! http://www.morandan.com 

Ottawa Valley Stepdancing

This style of stepdancing is a very powerful dance that needs energy to execute and hard work, stemming from the Scottish and Irish roots of the late 18th century. Interestingly, American tap dance is an ingredient to this unique style of stepdancing.

There were also settlers who came from the British Isles who settled in the Ottawa Valley. Here, they set up villages and lumber camps. Hard work and toil on the long days needed a balance of relaxation and recreational avenues. The settlers had no material possession to offer so they used what they already knew: their traditional and valuable dance. They shared what they held most dear to their hearts: their music and their culture. Combining fiddle and the traditional stepdancing, the Scottish settlers created a unique blend of Scottish tradition that brought in a new style heard in the ringing rhythm of the fiddle in the night air long ago. Today, old time fiddle music is incredibly popular in the Ottawa Valley. There are many step and fiddle competitions in this area which supports the statement that there are "more fiddlers and step-dancers per capita in the Ottawa Valley than anywhere in Canada, except possibly in Cape Breton" (Wadden, 1996).

BENEFITS OF STEPDANCING

Stepdancing is a recreational activity dust can be enjoyed by members of all age groups and of all ability levels. This " of dance is quite unique since it can easily be altered in order to allow both passive and active participation. It is an extremely individualized exercise that can begin at a level that is appropriate to any skill level and that can increase in intensity at any time the participant requests. Stepdancing, no matter how it is enjoyed, can have physical, mental, and social benefits on those that engage in it or just even watch.

Physical Benefits

Since Stepdancing is an activity that requires the movement of body parts, it can be considered a form of exercise. A book ~ the benefits of dance called, Choosing an Active L stated that cardiovascular fitness, improved muscle tone, a fitter body, and weight loss are all results of engaging in exercises such as dance (King, 1990). This " of exercise has also been associated with a decrease in stress levels of participants (King, 1990). Because stepdancing is so versatile in how it can be done, individuals at all levels of physical ability can engage in it. The only few exceptions would be those who do not possess any use of their legs, although they would still be able to benefit in social and/or mental ways by being a spectator.

If stepdancing is properly learned and the challenge equals the participants’ skill, it can possess other excellent physical benefits. Such an exercise has been found to slow the processes of physical aging (i.e., due to increased blood circulation), reduce muscle pain, increase levels of flexibility, and decrease the chances of a person developing diseases (Levy, 1983). Because Stepdancing programs can be individualized based on skill and ability, everyone, including those who are disabled, can enjoy the benefits of this exercise. A book called Leisure Today stresses that it is not physically beneficial for someone to engage in an exercise that is too challenging or strenuous for his/her body to handle (Levy, 1983). This is the reason why stepdancing is an ideal activity for the 90’s: it can be enjoyed as either a high or low impact exercise.

Stepdancing is fun, versatile, and non-threatening since it is fairly simple to learn as a leisure activity. Some final physical benefits of Stepdancing include: increased coordination, balance, and strength.

Social Benefits

In the Ottawa Valley, a huge following of Stepdancing has accumulated over the past years. The people who come to enjoy the dancing also come for other reasons, like to listen to the music, to engage in the social aspect, and to feel that they belong to something. Once people begin learning how to stepdance, they often find themselves meeting others that enjoy this same art. Eventually, they may travel to or see or participate in stepdance/fiddle contests. There is a strong sense of satisfaction of being around people who possess similar interests as you and this is what is often experienced within the stepdance/fiddling community.

Stepdancing experiences can encourage: communication with others, a feeling of control of the situation, a level of satisfaction, and a sense of group effort in watching or participating (Levy, 1983). There is a strong sense of togetherness of the people who gather to watch stepdancing, especially if they have decided to take it up as an interest of their own. This togetherness can be said to satisfy the belonging needs that are described by Abraham Maslow which be states help to make a per-son feel whole" (Meyers, 1993). If a dancer becomes good enough to participate in contests, he or she will often travel around with others who compete, become friends with them, and develop their own social networks. Even for people who are disabled, going different places to watch stepdancing can help them to develop closer social ties with friends, other spectators, and even the competitors.

Becoming involved in an exercise like stepdancing can prove to be socially rewarding in many ways. One other common characteristic of being involved in such an activity is that it provides an opportunity for family members to also become involved by either participating with you or just by watching. It is often soon observed that those who engage in stepdancing are often accepted into a friendly atmosphere. Someone just entering this type of activity will quickly learn that it is a really fun, safe and healthy environment to meet new people and it is a chance to improve communication skills. For all of these reasons, getting involved in stepdancing can be extremely socially rewarding.

Psychological Benefits

One of the most profound psychological benefits of engaging in an exercise such as stepdancing is its ability to help a person to relax (Levy, 1983). The social and physical benefits of an activity such as this can really reduce stress, anxiety, and tension to create an overall sense of well-being which can contribute to relaxation. This sense of well-being can in turn help a person to achieve "self-actualization", which is also described by Abraham Maslow (Meyers, 1993). It is stated by Joseph Levy that individual appropriate leisure and exercise can provide a person with the opportunity to explore the meaning of life, and to explore ourselves (Levy- 1983).

Individuals who engage in some form of the Stepdancing experience are said to be better able to achieve a healthy psychological balance between their body, mind, and emotions (Alvin, 1975). Some psychological benefits of watching, listening or engaging in a stepdance experience include: communication (to self and others), identification (with self and others), association (i.e., feelings of happiness associated with uplifting music), creativity, self-expression, and self-knowledge (Alvin, 1975).

Overall Benefits

There are so many beneficial aspects of stepdancing that social, mental, and physical ones are only the beginning. If a person becomes quite serious in this area, there are also financial rewards (i.e., through competing), rewards associated with being able to entertain others, and even possible rewards of knowing that the capability exists to be able to spread such knowledge of a wonderful activity to others (i.e., through teaching). Stepdancing is adaptable, enjoyable, energetic, and often group-oriented so the benefits can be clearly seen to encompass a broad range. It is definitely not an activity that is just appropriate for one specific age or skill level; it can easily be enjoyed by all.

TRENDS

Although stepdancing has a vast history of being a Canadian tradition the popularity is only now increasing. Growing interest can be attributed to the trend of Celtic music in the last decade. In the 1940s, swing was the major dance component of the big band trend, much like stepdancing is the major component of the trend of Celtic music. Characterized by the fiddle, Celtic music has been received with open arms by the Canadian population. With artists such as Ashley McIsaac, Mary Jane Lamond, Barra McNeils, Rankin Family and Brenda Stubbert, the Celtic wave of music is gaining popularity and becoming recognized as part of Canada’s culture. The trend of stepdancing and fiddle music has increased awareness to new levels. With increased awareness comes increased demand. Stepdancing has never before been so popular.

Numerous contests are held each year all across Canada and the United States. With anywhere from 30 to 300 people competing. The biggest stepdancing and fiddling contest in North America is the ‘Pembroke Old-time Fiddle and Stepdancing Contest’, held labour day weekend in Pembroke. Ontario. It attracts thousands of people from all over North America. Contests offer an opportunity for people interested in this form of dance and music to experience a localized gathering of experts. competitors. and spectators. Contests and competitions are social events which promote the trend of fiddle music and stepdancing to all who attend.

Stepdancing is fairly popular among people of almost any age, including those under the age of twenty. Summer camps for stepdance and fiddle are another trend that is steadily increasing every year. They are offered across North America, including, Montana, Nashville, and Orangeville Ont., Emma Lake Sask., and in British Colombia. These camps are instructed by professionals and offer children and adults the opportunity to learn and increase their stepdancing and fiddle skills. The youth of Canada now have more opportunities than before to experience and learn stepdancing.

The traditional dance masters are now represented by stepdancing professionals, who offer their expertise to the general public. No longer is stepdancing a family and community orientated tradition. The demand is high, and professionals are teaching in many areas across Canada. Along with the leisure aspect of stepdancing, there is also a business side to stepping. Instructional stepping videos are available for those who do not want or who cannot take lessons. People are now beginning to devote much time to promoting Canadian stepdancing because of its potential profitability.

From music, magazines, Internet, museums, competitions, youth organizations, camps, and professional teachers, stepdancing has become a popular and essentially long-lasting trend for the Canadian public. What started as a family oriented tradition passed down from each generation, is now developing into a mass population activity.

CONCLUSION
Stepdancing is a leisure activity and reflects freedom of choice in that each dancer has his/her own personal expression. This reason alone gives credence to the fact that this art form is indeed a true form and valid means of expression through the arts. Each individual has his/her own style that adds colour and new tradition to the centuries old tunes that have coloured the art of stepdancing. This discussion on stepdancing has outlined the history, development, fundamentals, benefits and trends in stepdancing. Through its development, the unique styles found in Canada have allowed this wonderfully energetic art form to become a true Canadian tradition.

REFERENCES
Alvin, Juliete. Music The@. (1975). London: Hutchinson & Co. Publishers Ltd. Brody, David. Fiddlers Fake Book. (1983). New York: Oak Publications.

King, Billie Jean. The Bodywise Woman. (1990). New York: Prentice Hall Press. Levy, Dr. Joseph. Leisure T. (1983). Toronto: Back Door Press.

Meyers, David G. Social @chology-4th Ed. (1993). Michigan: McGraw-Hill Inc. Reid, W. Stanford. The Scottish Tradition in Canada. (1987). New York: McCielland Stewart.

INTERNET
NOTE: Many Internet sites that we referenced from did not have authors, year of publication, and other information that the "Electronic Sources: APA Style of Citation" outlined. Therefore, we have included as much information as possible in the following
 reference list of Internet publications.

Boughner, Nancy. Debbie McWatty Reid.. Keeping In Step in the Ottawa Valley.

Maclnnes, Sheldon. Cape Breton Stepdancing: An Irish or Scottish Tradition?.

Wadden, Nix. Fiddling Flourishing in the Ottawa Valley.

No Author. (no date). Ceilidh Trail School of Celtic Music! (online)

Moore, Maggie. (1995). Scottish Stepping. (online).

Haurins, Dan and Richens, Ann. (no date). Irish Step Dancing. (online).

This information was collected from fiddle.on.ca

 
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Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre: www.pmfrc.org

Personnel Support Programs: www.psppetawawa.com

In the Line of Duty: Canada's Casualties http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/afghanistan/casualties/total.html
 

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<![CDATA[2013 Board Meetings]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/police-services/police-services-board-reports/2013-board-meetings-184.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/police-services/police-services-board-reports/2013-board-meetings-184.htmlTue, 28 Jan 2014 8:57:18 -0700<![CDATA[2013 Council Calendar]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/archive/9690.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/archive/9690.htmlTue, 24 Dec 2013 8:41:17 -0700<![CDATA[2013 Board Reports]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/police-services/police-services-board-reports/2013-board-reports-6760.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/police-services/police-services-board-reports/2013-board-reports-6760.htmlWed, 13 Nov 2013 2:32:16 -0700Report to Pembroke Council November 12, 2013

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<![CDATA[2013 International Judges' Evaluation of Pembroke]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/keeping-pembroke-beautiful/193.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/keeping-pembroke-beautiful/193.htmlFri, 01 Nov 2013 12:08:36 -0700<![CDATA[2013 International Judges' Evaluation of Pembroke]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/keeping-pembroke-beautiful/193.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/keeping-pembroke-beautiful/193.htmlFri, 01 Nov 2013 12:08:16 -0700<![CDATA[Fire Prevention Week ]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/fire-prevention-week/http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/fire-prevention-week/Thu, 17 Oct 2013 5:55:20 -0700 

 

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<![CDATA[Fire Prevention Week 2013 Open House]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/fire-prevention-week/fire-prevention-week-2013-open-house-7508.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/fire-prevention-week/fire-prevention-week-2013-open-house-7508.htmlWed, 16 Oct 2013 6:14:14 -0700<![CDATA[Annual Reports]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/annual-reports/http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/annual-reports/Tue, 08 Oct 2013 8:21:49 -0700 

 

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<![CDATA[Training]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/image-gallery/6970.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/image-gallery/6970.htmlThu, 03 Oct 2013 12:11:42 -0700<![CDATA[Flashover Unit]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/image-gallery/flashover-unit-722.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/image-gallery/flashover-unit-722.htmlThu, 03 Oct 2013 11:15:00 -0700The Flashover Unit is designed to allow firefighters to view the Flashover without the full effect of the heat.

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<![CDATA[Police Services Board Reports]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/police-services/police-services-board-reports/http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/police-services/police-services-board-reports/Fri, 06 Sep 2013 6:50:34 -0700<![CDATA[Links]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/police-services/links/http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/police-services/links/Fri, 06 Sep 2013 6:48:55 -0700Area Police Services

Ontario Provincial Police / Police provinciale de l'Ontario

Oganizations

Pembroke Renfrew County Crime Stoppers

Block Parent� Program of Canada

MADD Canada - HOME

 

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<![CDATA[Detachment Commander Reports]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/police-services/detachment-commander-reports/http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/police-services/detachment-commander-reports/Fri, 06 Sep 2013 6:39:40 -0700<![CDATA[Tenders]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/tenders/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/tenders/Thu, 05 Sep 2013 12:21:34 -0700<![CDATA[2011 Board Meetings]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/police-services/police-services-board-reports/2011-board-meetings-5644.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/police-services/police-services-board-reports/2011-board-meetings-5644.htmlWed, 21 Aug 2013 8:49:48 -0700<![CDATA[2012 Board Meetings]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/police-services/police-services-board-reports/2012-board-meetings-3818.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/police-services/police-services-board-reports/2012-board-meetings-3818.htmlWed, 21 Aug 2013 8:43:54 -0700<![CDATA[Smoke Alarms]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/fire-safety-in-the-home/smoke-alarms-682.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/fire-safety-in-the-home/smoke-alarms-682.htmlThu, 09 May 2013 6:53:10 -0700Choose the right smoke alarms.

There are many types of smoke alarms available with different power sources, technologies and features. Before purchasing smoke alarms, visit ofm.gov.on.ca for information, or contact the fire department

Install in the proper locations.

Ontario law requires that working smoke alarms be located on every storey of the home and outside all sleeping areas. Avoid installing smoke alarms in or adjacent to kitchens and bathrooms, or near air vents, windows and ceiling fans.

Manage nuisance alarms.

If a smoke alarm frequently activates due to cooking activities or using the shower, do not remove the battery! Try moving the smoke alarm, purchasing a smoke alarm with a hush feature, or replacing ionization alarms located near kitchens with photoelectric alarms. For more solutions to nuisance alarms, visit www.makeitstop.ca 

Change the batteries once a year.

Install a new battery at least once a year or whenever the low-battery warning sounds. Test the smoke alarm after installing a new battery.

Test smoke alarms monthly.

Smoke alarms should be tested monthly, and upon returning home after an absence of more than a few days. If the alarm fails to sound when the test button is pressed, make sure the battery is installed correctly, or install a new battery. If the alarm still fails to sound, replace the smoke alarm with a new one.

Replace smoke alarms after 10 years.

Smoke alarms more than ten years old should be replaced with new ones. Always follow the manufacturer's instructions for installing, testing and maintaining smoke alarms.

For information about smoke alarms, contact the Pembroke Fire Department


Smoke Alarms

Smoke Alarms are early warning devices which sound an audible system when smoke or products of combustion are detected.

1. Where should smoke alarms be placed?

Provide a smoke alarm in all hallways which lead to sleeping rooms. The Fire Department recommends that a battery-operated smoke detector be provided in all sleeping rooms of homes built before 1993. If your home has more than one level, provide a smoke detector on each level near the stairs. Please install the smoke detector as indicated in the manufacturer's installation requirements.

2. Are smoke alarms supposed to be maintained?

Yes, test smoke alarms in your home on a monthly basis by pushing the test button. An audible alarm will occur when you test the smoke alarm. Change the battery(s) when you set your clocks at Daylight savings time and Pacific standard time.

3. What should you do once smoke is detected?

If a fire is suspected within the house, feel the bedroom door with the back of your hand for heat before opening the door to exit. Crawl low below smoke. Get out as quickly as possible.

Develop a family emergency plan with an exit diagram in event of a fire or another type of emergency. Survey your home for all possible means of exiting the building, including all windows. Identify at least two exits from each room.

Prepare your own exit diagram today and practice exiting!

For additional information or assistance please contact the Pembroke Fire Department.

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<![CDATA[Spring Clean Up Day!]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/9020-142925.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/9020-142925.htmlTue, 09 Apr 2013 1:33:53 -0700<![CDATA[2012 Council Calendar]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/archive/2012-council-calendar-2039.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/archive/2012-council-calendar-2039.htmlFri, 28 Dec 2012 6:43:59 -0700<![CDATA[Pembroke District Water Response Team Bulletins]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/city-of-pembroke-drought-fire-notices/pembroke-district-water-response-team-bulletins-8483.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/city-of-pembroke-drought-fire-notices/pembroke-district-water-response-team-bulletins-8483.htmlFri, 07 Dec 2012 9:02:58 -0700<![CDATA[TIPS - Preparing for low water in the Winter season]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/city-of-pembroke-drought-fire-notices/tips-preparing-for-low-water-in-the-winter-season-6112.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/city-of-pembroke-drought-fire-notices/tips-preparing-for-low-water-in-the-winter-season-6112.htmlWed, 07 Nov 2012 7:46:15 -0700<![CDATA[Cultural Map]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/cultural-mapping/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/cultural-mapping/Thu, 25 Oct 2012 7:21:36 -0700www.ottawavalleyculture.ca/

Introduction

The City of Pembroke, together with the Ottawa Valley Tourist Association (OVTA) and the County of Renfrew, have joined together to create a cultural map of Pembroke and the Ottawa Valley. Cultural mapping is a process to identify and document the cultural resources or assets of a community. This map is an important new tool to support economic development and to enrich the quality of life in our communities.

What is Cultural Mapping?

Cultural mapping embraces a broad definition of cultural resources as illustrated in the diagram below. This includes a wide range of tangible resources such as arts and heritage organizations, cultural occupations and industries, cultural and natural heritage – among others. It also explores the areas of intangible cultural assets - the stories, traditions and unique quality of life that shape our identity and sense of place. The broad definition of cultural resources illustrated in this diagram is dynamic. It is, however, a starting point for gathering information on our rich and diverse cultural assets in the Ottawa Valley.

Cultural Resources Framework

What Are the Benefits of Cultural Mapping?

Building better information on the cultural assets in our communities helps in several ways.

  • It helps increase awareness of resources both for residents and tourists; cultural mapping has become an increasingly important tool to support increased tourism.
  • It helps improve the base of information on cultural assets in municipalities to inform a wide range of planning decisions.
  • It helps build networks and stronger collaboration across a wide range of cultural groups and activities.

The Cultural Mapping of Pembroke and the Ottawa Valley helped to produce the following outcomes.

  • A cultural asset inventory – the project will produce a baseline database of cultural resources in the Ottawa Valley.
  • An interactive map – this information will be used to create an interactive map to help residents and tourists locate cultural assets across the Valley.
  • Regional Cultural Steering Committees – three committees have been formed in different parts of the Valley to provide input and advice to the mapping project. These committees are comprised of a wide cross section of municipal, cultural, business and community representatives and interests.
  • Cultural Policy – the project will produce a draft Cultural Policy to provide a broad framework to support cultural planning and cultural development in municipalities across the Valley.

It is important to note that the work of cultural mapping is never done. There will always be new information and new assets to add. What the Cultural Mapping Project will do is to establish a solid foundation and  set of tools to continue cultural mapping efforts over time.

 

 

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<![CDATA[Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources - Low Water Conditions]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/city-of-pembroke-drought-fire-notices/ontario-ministry-of-natural-resources-low-water-conditions-9007.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/city-of-pembroke-drought-fire-notices/ontario-ministry-of-natural-resources-low-water-conditions-9007.htmlThu, 27 Sep 2012 11:55:27 -0700Please click link to access the Ministry of Natural Resources information on Water Resources.

http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/en/Business/Water/2ColumnSubPage/STEL02_164583.html

 

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<![CDATA[Low Water Response Questionnaire For Data Collection]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/city-of-pembroke-drought-fire-notices/low-water-response-questionnaire-for-data-collection-1.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/city-of-pembroke-drought-fire-notices/low-water-response-questionnaire-for-data-collection-1.htmlWed, 26 Sep 2012 8:05:26 -0700<![CDATA[Open Air Recreational Fire Ban - Lifted August 9, 2012]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/city-of-pembroke-drought-fire-notices/open-air-recreational-fire-ban-lifted-august-9-2012-7389.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/city-of-pembroke-drought-fire-notices/open-air-recreational-fire-ban-lifted-august-9-2012-7389.htmlWed, 26 Sep 2012 8:03:16 -0700<![CDATA[Parent's Guide to Finding Fire-Safe Accommodations for Students]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/fire-safety-and-children/parent-s-guide-to-finding-fire-safe-accommodations-for-students-4426.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/fire-safety-and-children/parent-s-guide-to-finding-fire-safe-accommodations-for-students-4426.htmlThu, 20 Sep 2012 6:59:27 -0700<![CDATA[Fire Safety, Children and Students]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/fire-safety-and-children/http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/fire-safety-and-children/Thu, 20 Sep 2012 6:54:36 -0700Fires are the leading cause of death in the home for children under the age of five The National Fire Prevention Association reports that of all the young children who died in home fires last year, fully one third set the fires that killed them. Children under the age of 12 set almost half of all structural fires. According to the Shriners Burn Institute, burn injuries are a major cause of death for preschoolers, and match play is a leading source of burn injuries. Remember all fires start small The curious fire setter is typically a 3 to 7 year old boy who is hyperactive and impulsive. He often opposes authority, is curious about fire, and is very determined to learn about it. The fires he starts are usually started with matches or lighters, with ordinary and available materials to burn to like paper, cloth, carpeting, and toys. The fires are often started in hidden locations such as closets or under beds, and vary in terms of number, sequence or pattern. This type of fire setting, even though it has the simplest motivation and is the easiest to treat, has the highest death rate and the largest dollar loss of all fire related behaviors. The fire can go undetected for long enough to become serious. The fire setting behavior often continues despite punishment.

You can prevent most fire setting by following these three steps:

Step 1:
Teach your child about fire. Fire is a tool we use to heat our homes or cook our food. Fire is not a toy. Because it makes heat it is very dangerous. Only adults can safely use fire. All fires, even small ones, can spread quickly. Even adults must follow special safety rules for fire.

Step 2:
Control your child's access to fire. Keep matches and lighters out of reach of children. Never allow the unsafe use of lighters or matches in your home. Never leave stove or candle fires unattended. Teach children to bring found matches and lighters to you or another grown-up.

Step 3:
Set a good example. Install and maintain smoke alarms and fire extinguishers. Plan and practice home fire escape drills and regularly inspect your home for fire hazards. Always use safety sense when making or using fire. Point out the safety rules you and others are following throughout the course of the day.

There are some signs that your child may be curious about fire. This curiosity is normal and healthy, and the wise parent should direct this curiosity to a safe outcome. If you discover evidence of match play, such as spent matches, or burnt paper or cloth, or you smell smoke in a play area, notice your child staring at the gas stove flame or a lit candle, or you see him reaching for the gas stove controls or matches and lighters, If your child asks or tries to light cigarettes for you or for the adults in your home or your child rushes to the window or TV whenever he hears the sound of sirens and fire trucks; it is important not to frighten or scare your child. Don't punish him for being curious about the world and the fascinating things in it. These tactics don't work because they don't teach your child anything about fire. Instead, talk to your child in a calm, assured manner, explaining your worry for his safety. Follow the above three steps. Create opportunities for your child to learn about fire safety, e.g. when you cook, let him get the pot holders for you; whenever you use the fireplace or woodstove, let him bring you the wood or tools; or if you light candles, let him check to make sure the candle holder fits snugly.

What if it isn't play?

If your child has already discovered matches and fire through play and he does not respond to your efforts to redirect his curiosity to fire safety, he may require a different approach to stop his behaviour. If you discover evidence of additional fires, or the fires change somehow (become more serious or deliberate), or you sense that your child is not just curious about how fire works, it might be time for outside help. A multi-session fire education program, geared to your child's level of interest and understanding, taught by a professional, could prove very effective.

Where to go for help

Pembroke Fire Department has a specialized program (The Arson Prevention Program for Children - TAPP-C) available through the local school or Fire Department for children who play with or start fires. There are people close by who can help. For additional information or help contact Pembroke Fire Department 735-6821 Ext. 1201.

Information - Parent's Guid to finding Fire-Safe Accommodation for Students - Click Here


 

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<![CDATA[PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT July 31st, 2012 - Water Restrictions CONTINUE]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/city-of-pembroke-drought-fire-notices/public-service-announcement-july-31st-2012-water-restrictions-continues-6945.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/city-of-pembroke-drought-fire-notices/public-service-announcement-july-31st-2012-water-restrictions-continues-6945.htmlTue, 31 Jul 2012 6:07:58 -0700<![CDATA[Media Release July 26, 2012 - City of Pembroke Open Air Recreational Fire Ban CONTINUES ]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/city-of-pembroke-drought-fire-notices/media-release-july-26-2012-city-of-pembroke-open-air-recreational-fire-ban-continues-7925.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/city-of-pembroke-drought-fire-notices/media-release-july-26-2012-city-of-pembroke-open-air-recreational-fire-ban-continues-7925.htmlWed, 25 Jul 2012 11:50:35 -0700 

 

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<![CDATA[Renfrew County Low Water Levels - Release July 25th, 2012]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/city-of-pembroke-drought-fire-notices/renfrew-county-low-water-levels-3248.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/city-of-pembroke-drought-fire-notices/renfrew-county-low-water-levels-3248.htmlWed, 25 Jul 2012 11:37:52 -0700<![CDATA[Media Release - Water Conservation]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/city-of-pembroke-drought-fire-notices/media-release-water-conservation-1123.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/city-of-pembroke-drought-fire-notices/media-release-water-conservation-1123.htmlTue, 24 Jul 2012 10:56:29 -0700<![CDATA[Media Release - Open Air Recreational Fire Ban]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/city-of-pembroke-drought-fire-notices/media-release-open-air-recreational-fire-ban-3869.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/city-of-pembroke-drought-fire-notices/media-release-open-air-recreational-fire-ban-3869.htmlTue, 24 Jul 2012 10:55:58 -0700<![CDATA[Media Release - Open Air Recreational Fire Ban - CONTINUES]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/city-of-pembroke-drought-fire-notices/media-release-open-air-recreational-fire-ban-continues-4016.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/city-of-pembroke-drought-fire-notices/media-release-open-air-recreational-fire-ban-continues-4016.htmlTue, 24 Jul 2012 10:55:30 -0700<![CDATA[VOLUNTARY WATERING SCHEDULE FOR PEMBROKE & LAURENTIAN VALLEY RESIDENTS SERVICED BY MUNICIPAL WATER & Tips for Water Conservation While Maintaining Lawns And Gardens]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/city-of-pembroke-drought-fire-notices/voluntary-watering-schedule-tips-for-water-conservation-while-maintaining-lawns-and-gardens-7873.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/city-of-pembroke-drought-fire-notices/voluntary-watering-schedule-tips-for-water-conservation-while-maintaining-lawns-and-gardens-7873.htmlWed, 18 Jul 2012 1:12:18 -0700<![CDATA[Local Food]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/food-and-beverage/local-food/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/food-and-beverage/local-food/Mon, 09 Jul 2012 12:03:08 -0700The Ottawa River Institute and the Ottawa Valley Food Co-operative have collaborated on a newly published guide for Ottawa Valley food lovers! The Local Food Buying Guide for the Upper Ottawa Valley, is a very thorough guide to finding and buying delicious food products from local food producers and farmers across the Upper Ottawa Valley.

The 17 page guide includes listings for Ottawa Valley Food Co-operative Producer Members, Farmers’ Markets, Pick-Your-Own Farms, and Local Food Producers across the Upper Ottawa Valley. The listings include the name of the producer or farm, the products they sell, their farming practices, contact information, ways to purchase their products, times of operation, and in some cases directions to their location. The centerspread of the guide includes a map of the Valley, coded numerically so that people can easily find a Farmers Market, Pick-Your-Own farm, or Farm Gate Stand.

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<![CDATA[2011 Council Calendar]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/archive/2011-council-calendar-786.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/archive/2011-council-calendar-786.htmlMon, 09 Jan 2012 7:12:41 -0700<![CDATA[2011 Council Minutes]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/archive/2011-council-minutes-758.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/archive/2011-council-minutes-758.htmlFri, 06 Jan 2012 12:33:56 -0700<![CDATA[Cottage Resorts]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/accommodations/cottage-resorts/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/accommodations/cottage-resorts/Tue, 23 Aug 2011 10:07:40 -0700Pine Ridge Park Campsite and Resort
RR 6
Pembroke, ON K8A 6W7
Phone: (613) 732-9891

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<![CDATA[Activity Resort]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/accommodations/activity-resort/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/accommodations/activity-resort/Wed, 17 Aug 2011 12:01:41 -0700Logos Land
PO Box 509
Cobden, ON K0J 1K0
(613) 646-2313

Truly a four season resort. Skiing, sliding, skating in the winter. Horseback riding and hiking in the autumn. Splash down one of five waterslides in the summer, or hit the perfect shot at the adjacent Oaks of Cobden Golf and Country Club.

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<![CDATA[Business Plans]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/business-plans/http://www.pembroke.ca/business-plans/Tue, 28 Jun 2011 8:00:19 -0700<![CDATA[Image Gallery]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/image-gallery/http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/image-gallery/Wed, 30 Mar 2011 7:45:46 -0700<![CDATA[Image Gallery]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/members-of-the-pembroke-fire-department/http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/members-of-the-pembroke-fire-department/Wed, 30 Mar 2011 6:12:08 -0700<![CDATA[How to Find Us]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/about-us/how-to-find-us/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/about-us/how-to-find-us/Tue, 22 Mar 2011 11:58:34 -0700
  • Travelling West on HW 17
  • Turn Right onto White Water Road,
  • Left onto Greenwood Road, which becomes Pembroke St. East
  • Destination is 1 Pembroke St. East
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    <![CDATA[Zoning and Planning]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/business-matters/site-plan-control/zoning-and-planning-923.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/business-matters/site-plan-control/zoning-and-planning-923.htmlTue, 22 Mar 2011 11:42:36 -0700New policies for future planning and development of industrial land are established within the Official Plan of the City of Pembroke. The Official Plan sets forth general guidelines for organized development over the next 20 years. While minimizing conflict between existing and future land use activities, such long term municipal planning has resulted in the provision of more adequate service through more economical means.

    Today, both manufacturers and service-oriented developers continually choose to establish within Pembroke mainly because of the availability of inexpensive industrial land, which is priced substantially lower than similar real estate in larger urban communities.

    There are currently two major sites designated for industrial activity within Pembroke: McCool Business Park and TransCan Corporate Park.

    Available Permits:

    • Building
    • Sign
    • Guidelines for Reviewing Development Proposals
    • Development Charges
    • Official Plan or Zoning Amendment
    • Minor Variance
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    <![CDATA[Site Plan Review Checklist]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/business-matters/site-plan-control/site-plan-review-checklist.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/business-matters/site-plan-control/site-plan-review-checklist.htmlTue, 22 Mar 2011 11:32:46 -07001. Zoning Conformity

    Conformity with zoning and other by-law requirements including:
    (a) Setbacks - zone & special
    (b) Building Coverage
    (c) Parking - numbers, dimensions, screening, setbacks
    (d) Accessory Buildings - permitted or not
    (e) Fences
    (f) Permitted Use - check definitions
    (g) Proposed Servicing, i.e. water, hydro, sewer (sanitary & storm)
    (h) Cost recovery for previously installed City servicing (sewer, water, etc.)
    (i) Ensure all buildings accessible to disabled

    2. Parking & Circulation

    (a) Access/Egress

    • Access to subject property
    • Width (min. 10 ft. max. 30 ft.)
    • Turning radius and grade of access
    • Depressed curb at access
    • Minimize turning movements on arterial roads

    (b) Layout

    • Location of parking spaces
    • Number of parking spaces
    • Parking for disabled persons - delineate & sign
    • Vehicle stacking lane (car wash, parcel pick-up, etc.)
    • Fire lane - delineate & sign
    • Loading space(s) (location & dimensions)
    • Circulation lane & parking space dimensions
    • Provide signage for dead-end aisles
    • Signage for control of on-site traffic
    • Location & dimensions of driveways & culverts
    • Paved parking spaces
    • Lighted parking areas

    (c) Curbing

    • Curbs beside building sidewalk must have ramps at frequent intervals (wheelchairs, bicycles, etc.)
    • Parking areas and driveways to be bounded by curbs

    (d) Sidewalks

    • Width (min. 5 ft.)
    • Materials (paving stone, concrete, asphalt)
    • Sidewalks required beside building & in some cases, leading onto site in conjunction with main entrances and/or bus stops
    • Ramps built leading onto sidewalks
    • Parking area for bicycles

    3. Landscaping

    (a) General Site Landscaping

    Analyze site and protect existing vegetation to be retained

    Review landscaping plan for:

    • Species
    • Height/Calliper
    • Environmental Hazards (salt spray)
    • Location (not in R.O.W.; overhead wires)
    • Continuity with adjoining sites

    (b) Screening Techniques

    • Walls, berms, hedges, fences (standard fence detail)
    • Screening of garbage containers
    • Screening of roof top mechanical equipment
    • Screening & location of outside storage, if permitted
    • Landscaped planting strips – utilize perimeter of site for planting strips to screen lot from view
    • Landscaping designed in a way to discourage intruders

    4. Miscellaneous

    (a) Bar scale on site plan before reduction
    (b) Garbage storage - location & screening
    (c) Street furniture (benches, light standards, planter boxes)
    (d) Signage (location & size of ground sign)
    (e) Lighting
    (f) Sufficient security lighting
    (g) Sufficient lighting in landscaped areas and walkways
    (h) Mechanical food deodorizer (restaurants)
    (i) Fire hydrants
    (j) Snow storage & removal
    (k) Grade control & drainage plan
    (l) Road widening & easements
    (m) Noise reduction techniques (barriers)
    (n) Street name & numbering of private road(s) (multiple residential block developments)
    (o) External building materials/elevation drawing
    (p) Children’s play area - if required (apartments)
    (q) Area to be easily surveyed by parents or other tenants
    (r) Fenced

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    <![CDATA[About Us]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/about-us/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/about-us/Tue, 15 Mar 2011 12:44:45 -0700<![CDATA[Key Sectors]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/key-sectors/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/key-sectors/Tue, 15 Mar 2011 12:42:40 -0700<![CDATA[Landlord/Tenant/Health Care Facilities]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/landlordtenanthealth-care-facilities/http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/landlordtenanthealth-care-facilities/Thu, 16 Dec 2010 11:44:34 -0700<![CDATA[Fire Safety for Industry and Business]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/fire-safety-for-industry-and-business/http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/fire-safety-for-industry-and-business/Thu, 16 Dec 2010 11:37:45 -0700Fire Doors
    The main purpose of a fire door, is of course to provide optimum protection for persons and property. Not only do fire doors provide a way out of a building should a fire occur, but they also slow the spread of fire and smoke, allowing a safe corridor of exit.If doors are left open, smoke and heat can travel throughout a building and possibly prevent you and others from safely exiting. By keeping them closed, you ensure your safety and that of your fellow tenants.

    Fire Extinguishers
    Fire extinguishers in a business should be placed conspicuously and within easy reach so they can be accessed quickly while a fire is still small. The extinguisher must be within easy reach, in working order, and fully charged. You are required to have a staff member check the extinguisher every month and keep accuarate records.

    Emergency Lighting
    The Ontario Fire Code Section 2.7.3.3. requires that emergency lighting be inspected and tested on a monthly basis. The Pembroke Fire department has a sample monthly check sheet which can be used for this purpose.

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    <![CDATA[Carbon Monoxide & Detectors]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/fire-safety-for-seniors/carbon-monoxide-and-detectors-713.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/fire-safety-for-seniors/carbon-monoxide-and-detectors-713.htmlThu, 16 Dec 2010 11:34:18 -0700Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous gas that is odourless, colourless, tasteless and non-irritating. When CO is breathed into the body in large amounts, it crowds out life-sustaining oxygen from red blood cells and prevents the body from absorbing oxygen.

    Exposure to CO can cause symptoms such as dizziness, headache, nausea, fatigue, burning eyes, vomiting or loss of muscle control. These symptoms vary with the level and time of exposure, but can also be produced by other illnesses like flu and are therefore hard to diagnose.

    Carbon monoxide comes from the incomplete combustion of common fuels including propane, heating oil, natural gas, gasoline, coal, wood, charcoal and kerosene; and from most other combustible material such as tobacco, fibers and paper.

    Smoke inhalation from fires is the most common cause of CO poisoning, however vehicle exhaust is the most common cause of CO exposure for most people.

    The first line of defense in preventing CO poisoning is the proper installation, use, maintenance and inspection of your fuel-burning appliances. Properly installed, adjusted and maintained fuel-burning appliances are safe and reliable.

    If an additional measure of protection or assurance is desired, you may wish to install an Underwriters Laboratory of Canada (ULC) or Canadian Standards Association (CSA) approved CO detector. However, a CO detector should always be considered your second line of defense. It cannot take the place of the proper use and maintenance of your fuel-burning appliances.

    Safety Tips:

    Never operate cars, trucks or gasoline powered equipment in enclosed areas. If you must "warm up" your vehicle, back it out onto the driveway or street.

    Keep a window open or provide a dedicated fresh air vent when using a wood-burning fireplace.

    Never use a charcoal barbecue grill, portable gas grill or similar equipment inside a home, tent, trailer, garage or other enclosed area.

    Check all vent connector pipes for possible corrosion or obstruction. A vent connector pipe joins furnace from its flue collar to the chimney and is usually metal but can be made of plastic.

    Check your chimney annually for blockage that can be caused by lose mortar, soot and other debris. Also, be sure that snow or ice build-up is not blocking the top of your chimney.

    Remember to replace any inspection plates that you remove when your check is complete. These plates can usually be found near the bottom of the chimney. If your pilot or gas burners produce a yellow flame, adjustment may be required. This should be done by a qualified heating contractor. Yellow flames indicate improper combustion. Occasional orange-yellow or red streaks caused by airborne particles should not be confused with true yellow flames. Ensure your furnace and home gets sufficient air for proper operation. Check that combustion and ventilation ducts are open to the outside and free from any blockage. Never run the furnace with the fan compartment cover removed. this can severely upset air circulation, cause improper combustion and may produce CO.

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    <![CDATA[Power Failure Safety Tips]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/fire-safety-for-seniors/power-failure-safety-tips-712.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/fire-safety-for-seniors/power-failure-safety-tips-712.htmlThu, 16 Dec 2010 11:32:09 -0700Safety Tips for Emergency Lighting and Heating During Power Failures

    In recent years very few people have frozen to death in their homes. However, many people have suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning, smoke inhalation or burns incurred through the inappropriate use of emergency devices. When your power is out, you may be introducing potential hazards to your home so you must take extra precautions to make sure that everyone stays safe.

    Candles

    If you use candles, make sure you keep them away from all combustible materials. Never leave them unattended and place them out of reach of young children. Candles should be placed in solid, secure candle holders and protected by a glass chimney.

    Try to avoid walking with a lit candle or taking it into a closet to look for things. Use a flashlight.

    Never leave a child unattended in a room with a candle or oil lamp.

    Oil lamps

    Oil lamps or lanterns provide excellent light but can be a fire hazard if placed too close to combustibles. Keep oil lamps away from combustibles and out of the wind. Make sure they are kept in a secure place where they cannot be knocked over. Refill the lamps outdoors or away from combustibles and other people.

    Before going to bed make sure that all candles and lamps are out.

    Matches and lighters

    Keep all matches and lighters out of sight and reach of children, preferably in a locked cabinet.

     

    Before the Power Comes Back On
    Hydro-One recommends the following:

    Make sure that all stove elements and ovens are OFF and that nothing has been left on top of the stove.

    Unplug all small appliances and electronics, such as irons, toasters, toaster ovens, kettles, microwave ovens, curling irons, computers, stereos and video equipment.

    Make sure you unplug all motor-driven appliances and equipment, such as refrigerators, freezers and washing machines. When the power is restored, plug them back in one at a time, at 15 minute intervals.

    Smoke AlarmsTest your smoke alarms. If a fire starts in your home while you are asleep, you want to know about it immediately. Some homes are equipped with electrically connected smoke alarms that may not work when the power is out. Make sure your home has a battery-operated smoke alarm on every level.

    It is a good idea to have a battery-operated carbon monoxide detector.

    Carbon Monoxide Alarms

    Carbon Monoxide is a colourless, odourless and tasteless gas that can be deadly. This toxic gas is a by-product of the incomplete combustion of fuesl such as natural gas, oil, gasoline or wood.

    Installing a carbon monoxide alarm near the sleeping areas of your home will alert you to the presence of this deadly gas. It is a good idea to invest in a battery operated alarm that will continue to work during power failures.

    Heating and Cooking

    Think carefully before you bring a fuel-burning appliance into your home. Any device that burns fuel requires oxygen to provide complete combustion and ventilation to remove the products of combustion. Any device fueled by natural gas, propane, heating oil, kerosene, coal, charcoal, gasoline or wood produces carbon monoxide.

    Use only portable space heaters that have been designed for indoor, residential use.

    Before using a portable heater, review the manufacturer's recommendations for usage and follow the instructions carefully. Only use the fuel for which the appliance was designed.

    When using the heater, provide adequate ventilation by opening a window slightly.

    Before refueling, turn off the heater, wait for it to cool and take the heater outside to refill.

    Never use propane or charcoal barbecues indoors. They are designed for outdoor use only. It is preferable to eat a cold meal than die from carbon monoxide poisoning.

    Keep all heaters at least 1M (3 feet) away from combustible materials including drapes, carpeting and furniture.

    Turn portable space heaters off when you are not in the room and before you go to bed.

    If you are using a wood stove, be careful with the ashes. Always empty ashes into a covered metal container and store them outside away from combustibles.

    If you have not used your fireplace or woodstove for a long time, have it checked by a professional technician before using it. Your chimney may be blocked or damaged, which could cause a fire or a build-up of carbon monoxide inside the home.

    Generators should not be brought inside the home for any reason.

    Before going to bed, do a quick check of every room to make sure candles are out and heaters are off. Wear several layers of clothing to preserve body heat.

    Home Escape Planning

    Good fire safety planning includes knowing two ways out of your home. In a winter storm, your exits may become blocked by snow or fallen trees, or be frozen shut by ice. Try your exits to make sure they are accessible.

    Inform everyone in your home about the fire safety rules they must follow. Conduct regular safety checks of each room and keep a watchful eye on children and older adults. Make sure everyone knows the fire escape plan.

    If you are aware of someone living alone nearby, check with them to make sure they are safe.

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    <![CDATA[Fire Safety for Seniors]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/fire-safety-for-seniors/http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/fire-safety-for-seniors/Thu, 16 Dec 2010 11:28:54 -0700Fire Safety for Seniors is critical as they make up the largest high-risk group for injury and death by fire. Every year in Canada, home fires claim approximately 500 lives. More than one-third of people who die in fires are 60 years of age or older. Changes in an older person's sensory and physical functions can make it difficult for them to detect or escape a fire. Many fire-related deaths and injuries among seniors are preventable.

    Some of the leading causes of fire resulting in injuries are:

    Cooking Safety

    The kitchen is one of the most dangerous rooms in the house. It contains many hazards that can cause burns and unintentional fires. Taking steps to protect yourself from heating and cooking appliances can prevent damaging fires, injuries and loss of life.

    Use a temperature-controlled deep fat fryer for frying. If you are using a pot, keep a proper fitting lid nearby. If a grease fire starts, carefully cover the pan with the lid to smother the flames. Never leave frying food or cooking oil unattended on a hot stove. Keep combustible materials such as paper, cardboard and plastics away from the stove. Wear short or tight fitting sleeves when cooking. Loose sleeves can catch fire over the hot stove. Do not store things over or behind the stove. People burn themselves reaching over the stove. Avoid cooking when sleepy or drowsy from medication or alcohol. Turn pot handles in to prevent children from pulling them down. Do not use defective electric appliances; have them checked and serviced.

    Smoking Materials

    Sadly many fire deaths are caused by carelessness with smoking materials. Dozing off with a lighted cigarette or pipe can cause a serious fire, so take care in the armchair, and make it a rule: Never smoke in bed especially if you are tired or have been drinking alcohol, or you are on medication that may make you drowsy.

    If you smoke in bed you may never wake up to see the next day. Innocent members of your family will also be at risk as well as yourself.

    Never empty ashtrays into the bin unless you are sure that they are fully extinguished.

    Always check the ashtrays around the house especially if several members of your family smoke or you have had visitors who smoke.

    Never smoke near flammable liquids around your home.

    Never leave matches and lighters around for young children to find as many accidental fires are caused by children playing with these.

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    <![CDATA[Risk Watch Program]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/fire-safety-and-children/risk-watch-program-709.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/fire-safety-and-children/risk-watch-program-709.htmlThu, 16 Dec 2010 11:25:02 -0700The Pembroke Fire Department is actively involved in the Risk Watch Program. This program is a comprehensive injury prevention curriculum for children in preschool through grade 8.

    In Canada, injuries are the leading cause of death for children over one year of age. Risk Watch helps kids beat the odds. With proper education, children can learn to be much safer and prevent injuries. Risk Warch is designed to do exactly that! Perfect for schools as well as educational programs in fire departments, hospitals, and other community agencies, Risk Watch gives kids the skills and knowledge they need to recognize and avoid risks.

    If you are interested in the Risk Watch Program, please contact your school or the Pembroke Fire Department (613-735-6821 ext. 1201).

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    <![CDATA[Matches and Lighter Safety]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/fire-safety-and-children/matches-and-lighter-safety-708.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/fire-safety-and-children/matches-and-lighter-safety-708.htmlThu, 16 Dec 2010 11:23:53 -0700Every year, hundreds of children die in home fires started by children who were using or playing with matches or lighters.

    Many of the children who lit these fatal fires were merely being curious about fire; others used fire in anger or as a "cry for help". Some set fires deliberately as an act of vandalism. Any act of firesetting, regardless of the reason, is dangerous and must be handled appropriately.

    Children have a normal and healthy fascination with fire. If your children express curiosity about fire, or if you find they have been playing with matches or lighters, it's best to respond calmly, not punitively.

    An excellent approach is to explain firmly to your child that matches and lighters are tools for adults to use carefully. Find safe ways to let your child participate in your careful use of fire. Let them blow out candles, for example, or put charcoal in the grill before you light it. As children grow more mature, they can learn how to use matches and lighters safely, but only under adult supervision.

    Children as young as two years old have been reported to have started fires with matches and lighters. If you live with children, treat matches and lighters as you would treat a dangerous weapon: Store them up high, out of children's reach, preferably in a locked cabinet.

    Teach very young that if they see matches or lighters they should not touch them, but to tell a grown-up about them and where they are. School-age children, on the other hand, should be taught to bring matches or lighters to an adult so the hazard can be removed from younger children.

    DON'T LEAVE CHILDREN UNATTENDED - Unsupervised children can sometimes get their hands on matches and lighters that are well-hidden ... they may go "looking for them", or they may know where you hide them.

    IF YOU SMOKE - Each year, careless smokers start roughly 35,000 home fires. Those fires cause more than 1,200 deaths and lead to hundreds of millions of dollars in property loss.

    Check for Hidden Embers: Cigarettes can smolder under the cushions of a chair or sofa for several hours before igniting. That's long enough for the whole family to be asleep before the fire shows itself. Before leaving a room where people have been smoking, check in and around furniture for hot embers, ashes, butts, or matches.

    Use Ashtrays: To reduce the risk of cigarettes starting a fire, have plenty of large, deep ashtrays on hand and empty them often. Fill them with water before dumping cigarette butts into wastebaskets.

    A lit cigarette left in an ashtray is a fire hazard. It can ignite butts and matchsticks, and, as it burns down, it can easily roll out of the ashtray and cause a fire.

    Smokers Need Watchers: Never smoke in bed or when you are drowsy. Keep an eye on any smoker who is taking medication that might cause drowsiness. Especially watch anyone who is smoking and drinking.

    JUST REMEMBER - Fires started by matches and lighters claim thousands of lives each year. Most of those deaths could be prevented by a few simple precautions ...

    Store matches and lighters out of children's reach Teach children that matches and lighters are tools for adults, not toys

    If you suspect your child is setting fires, get help immediately. Your local Fire Department, school, or community counselor can put you in touch with experts trained to help If you smoke, use great caution and check for smoldering cigarettes or embers before leaving a room

    Fire Safety Education ... the Best Fire Prevention

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    <![CDATA[Emergency Lighting]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/fire-safety-for-industry-and-business/emergency-lighting-706.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/fire-safety-for-industry-and-business/emergency-lighting-706.htmlThu, 16 Dec 2010 11:14:43 -0700The Ontario Fire Code Section 2.7.3.3. requires that emergency lighting be inspected and tested on a monthly basis. The Pembroke Fire department has a sample monthly check sheet which can be used for this purpose.

    When the power goes out, it is not the time to check your emergency lighting!

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    <![CDATA[Storage]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/fire-safety-for-industry-and-business/storage-705.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/fire-safety-for-industry-and-business/storage-705.htmlThu, 16 Dec 2010 11:13:00 -0700Combustible storage should never be stored in the following areas:

    * under any set of stairs that is used for a means of egress
    * in any exit hallway or exit way
    * in any electrical or furnace rooms.

    Storage of any kind should not be put in locations that will obstruct access to an exit. Storage must also never be stored in a manner that it will interfere with the operation of sprinkler systems. All sprinkler heads should have a minimum clearance of 18 inches.

    For further information or questions please contact the Pembroke Fire Department at 613-735-6821 extension 1201

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    <![CDATA[Fire Extinguishers for Industry]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/fire-safety-for-industry-and-business/fire-extinguishers-for-industry-704.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/fire-safety-for-industry-and-business/fire-extinguishers-for-industry-704.htmlThu, 16 Dec 2010 11:10:11 -0700Used properly, portable fire extinguishers can save lives and property by putting out a small fire in the workplace or containing one until the fire department arrives.

    It is essential that all employees be familiar with the proper use of portable extinguishers and know when and when not to use them. In the event of a fire, employees should respond in accordance with their company's fire-emergency plan. Most employees will evacuate. Certain trained and designated employees will evaluate the fire scene and, if the fire is small and conditions are reasonably safe, use a fire extinguisher to fight the fire. If the fire is large or conditions are unsafe, all employees will evacuate.

    Fire Extinguishers have Limits
    Portable extinguishers are not designed to fight large or spreading fires. Even against small fires, they are useful only under certain conditions.

    The operator must know how to use the extinguisher
    The extinguisher must be within easy reach, in working order, and fully charged
    The operator must have a clear escape route that will not be blocked by fire
    The extinguisher must match the type of fire being fought. (Extinguishers containing water are unsuitable for use on grease or electrical fires.)
    The extinguisher must be large enough to put out the fire. Many portable extinguishers discharge completely in as few as eight to ten seconds.
    And remember, always be sure the fire department inspects the fire site, even if you think you've extinguished the fire.

    Fire Extinguisher Location
    Fire extinguishers in the workplace should be placed conspicuously and within easy reach so they can be accessed quickly while a fire is still small. Proper maintenance and records will help employees remember locations of fire extinguishers.Forms are available for record keeping.

    The Proper Fire Extinguisher
    Select only fire extinguishers that have been tested by an independent laboratory and labeled for the type and size of fire they can extinguish.

    Classes of Fires
    There are four classes of fires. All fire extinguishers are labeled, using standard symbols, for the classes of fires on which they can be used. A red slash through any of the symbols tells you the extinguisher cannot be used on that class of fire. A missing symbol tells you only that the extinguisher has not been tested for a given class of fire, but may be used if an extinguisher labeled for that class of fire is not available.

    The Pembroke Fire Department provides on site training of fire extinguisher use. To make arrangements or for further information contact Pembroke Fire Department 613-735-6821 extension 1201

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    <![CDATA[Maintenance and Inspection Procedures for Fire Protection Systems]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/landlordtenanthealth-care-facilities/maintenance-and-inspection-procedures-for-fire-protection-systems-702.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/landlordtenanthealth-care-facilities/maintenance-and-inspection-procedures-for-fire-protection-systems-702.htmlThu, 16 Dec 2010 10:29:12 -0700PEMBROKE FIRE DEPARTMENT

    273 Victoria Street

    Pembroke , Ontario K8A 4K5

     

    MAINTENANCE AND INSPECTION PROCEDURES FOR

    FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS

     

    The following list outlines the checks, inspections and tests required by the Ontario Fire Code (Ontario Regulation 388/97), as amended. A written record of the maintenance, tests and corrective measures will be kept in the building and will be available on request by the Chief Fire Official.

     

    Written records shall be kept of all tests and corrective measures for a period of two years after they are made.

     

    The information provided in this schedule is a guideline to the scope of work. The Fire Code should be consulted for exact details on the Codes listed in this section.

    Check :   means visual observation to ensure the device or system is in place and is not damaged or obstructed.

     

    Inspect :   means physical examination to determine that the device or system can be expected to perform in accordance with its intended operation or function.

     

    Test :     means operation of device or system to ensure that it will perform in accordance with its intended function.

     

    Daily :     every day of the week.

     

    Weekly :   a designated day of the week.

     

    Monthly :   a designated day of the month

     

    Every 2 Months :   during January, March, May, July, September and November

     

    Every 3 Months :   during February, May, August and November

     

    Every 6 Months :   during May and November

     

    Annually :   during May (along with two, three and six month dates, or as otherwise scheduled)

     

    Note:   Although designated to others, the ultimate responsibility for ensuring the Maintenance Procedures is fulfilled, belongs to the Building Owner.

     

    Fire Code

    Duties

    Item

    Responsibility

     

    DAILY

     

    2.5.1.2.(1)

    2.5.1.3.

     

    Check

     

    to ensure streets, yards and private roadways provided for Fire Service access are kept clear

     

     

    Building

    Maintenance

     

    2.7.3.1.

    2.7.3.2.

     

    Check

     

    Exit lights

     

    Building

    Maintenance

    Fire Code

    Duties

    Item

    Responsibility

     

     

    6.3.2.2.

     

    Check

     

    Fire alarm AC power and trouble light

     

    Building Maintenance

     

     

    6.3.2.3.

     

    Check

     

    Central alarm and control facility