The City of Pembrokehttp://www.pembroke.ca/Mon, 20 Aug 2018 7:18:35 -0700en-us<![CDATA[Lumber Kings vs. Grads]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/lumber-kings-vs-grads-1072.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/lumber-kings-vs-grads-1072.htmlMon, 20 Aug 2018 7:18:35 -0700The Pembroke Lumber Kings face off against the Navan Grads on November 11, 2018.

The game will take place at the Pembroke Memorial Center (PMC) at 7:00 p.m. 

For more info on Lumber Kings game schedules, visit the following link:

https://www.pembrokelumberkings.ca/stats/schedule/9/30/all-months/home?league=1&gametype=-1

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<![CDATA[Lumber Kings vs. Canadians ]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/lumber-kings-vs-canadians-8961.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/lumber-kings-vs-canadians-8961.htmlMon, 20 Aug 2018 7:15:45 -0700The Pembroke Lumber Kings face off against the Carleton Place Canadians on November 4th, 2018. 

The game will take place at the Pembroke Memorial Center (PMC) at 7:00 p.m. 

For more info on Lumber Kings game schedules, visit the following link:

https://www.pembrokelumberkings.ca/stats/schedule/9/30/all-months/home?league=1&gametype=-1

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<![CDATA[Lumber Kings vs. Colts ]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/lumber-kings-vs-colts-596.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/lumber-kings-vs-colts-596.htmlMon, 20 Aug 2018 7:10:28 -0700The Pembroke Lumber Kings will face off against the Cornwall Colts on October 28th, 2018. 

The game will take place at the Pembroke Memorial Center (PMC) at 7:00 p.m. 

For more info on Lumber Kings game schedules, visit the following link:

https://www.pembrokelumberkings.ca/stats/schedule/9/30/all-months/home?league=1&gametype=-1

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<![CDATA[Lumber Kings vs. Lasers ]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/lumber-kings-vs-lasers-1521.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/lumber-kings-vs-lasers-1521.htmlMon, 20 Aug 2018 7:05:27 -0700The Lumber Kings face off against the Kanata Lasers on October 26, 2018. 

The game will take place at the Pembroke Memorial Center (PMC) at 7:30 p.m. 

For more info on Lumber Kings game schedules, visit the following link:

https://www.pembrokelumberkings.ca/stats/schedule/9/30/all-months/home?league=1&gametype=-1

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<![CDATA[Lumber Kings vs. Hawks ]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/lumber-kings-vs-hawks-5012.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/lumber-kings-vs-hawks-5012.htmlMon, 20 Aug 2018 7:02:18 -0700The Pembroke Lumber Kings face off against the Hawkesbury Hawks on October 21, 2018. 

The game will take place at the Pembroke Memorial Centre (PMC) at 7:00 p.m. 

For more info on Lumber Kings game schedules, visit the following link:

https://www.pembrokelumberkings.ca/stats/schedule/9/30/all-months/home?league=1&gametype=-1

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<![CDATA[Lumber Kings vs. Junior Senators ]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/lumber-kings-vs-junior-senators-3054.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/lumber-kings-vs-junior-senators-3054.htmlMon, 20 Aug 2018 6:55:13 -0700The Lumber Kings will face off against the Ottawa Junior Senators on October 19.

The game will take place at the Pembroke Memorial Centre (PMC) at 7:30 p.m. 

For more info on Lumber Kings game schedules, visit the following link:

https://www.pembrokelumberkings.ca/stats/schedule/9/30/all-months/home?league=1&gametype=-1

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<![CDATA[Lumber Kings vs. Braves]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/lumber-kings-vs-braves-384.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/lumber-kings-vs-braves-384.htmlMon, 20 Aug 2018 6:48:37 -0700The Lumber Kings face off against the Brockville Braves on October 14.

The game will take place at the Pembroke Memorial Centre (PMC) at 3:30 p.m. 

For more info on Lumber Kings game schedules, visit the following link:

https://www.pembrokelumberkings.ca/stats/schedule/9/30/all-months/home?league=1&gametype=-1

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<![CDATA[Lumber Kings vs. Lasers ]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/lumber-kings-vs-lasers-4732.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/lumber-kings-vs-lasers-4732.htmlMon, 20 Aug 2018 6:46:05 -0700The Pembroke Lumber Kings face off against the Kanata Lasers on September 30.

The game will take place at the Pembroke Memorial Centre (PMC) at 7:00 p.m. 

For more info on Lumber Kings game schedules, visit the following link:

https://www.pembrokelumberkings.ca/stats/schedule/9/30/all-months/home?league=1&gametype=-1

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<![CDATA[Lumber Kings vs. Raiders ]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/lumber-kings-vs-raiders-4127.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/lumber-kings-vs-raiders-4127.htmlMon, 20 Aug 2018 6:41:55 -0700The Pembroke Lumber Kings face off against the Nepean Raiders on September 23.

The game will take place at the Pembroke Memorial Centre (PMC) at 7 p.m.

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<![CDATA[Emergency Traffic Disruption Notice - Metcalfe Street (Centre Street & Maple Avenue) August 20, 2018]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/emergency-traffic-disruption-notice-metcalfe-street-centre-street-maple-avenue-august-20-2018-1527.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/emergency-traffic-disruption-notice-metcalfe-street-centre-street-maple-avenue-august-20-2018-1527.htmlMon, 20 Aug 2018 6:27:20 -0700<![CDATA[Lumber Kings vs. 73's ]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/lumber-kings-vs-73-s-832.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/lumber-kings-vs-73-s-832.htmlMon, 20 Aug 2018 6:17:59 -0700The Pembroke Lumber Kings face off against the Kemptville 73's on September 16th.

The game will take place at the Pembroke Memorial Centre (PMC) at 7 p.m. 

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<![CDATA[Current Employment Opportunities]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/employment-opportunities/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/employment-opportunities/Mon, 20 Aug 2018 5:33:46 -0700Riverside Park Attendants - Part Time Students
See attached for details.


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 .



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[City Hall]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/Mon, 20 Aug 2018 5:30:40 -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[Temporary Traffic Disruption Notice]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/temporary-traffic-disruption-notice-7754.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/temporary-traffic-disruption-notice-7754.htmlFri, 17 Aug 2018 9:30:19 -0700<![CDATA[2018 Council Calendars]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/council-calendar/2018-council-calendar-5963.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/council-calendar/2018-council-calendar-5963.htmlFri, 17 Aug 2018 6:09:35 -0700<![CDATA[Request for Tender Contract No. T-18-09 - Tender for Snow Clearing - City Parking Lots - 2018-2020]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/tenders/request-for-tender-contract-no-t-18-09-tender-for-snow-clearing-city-parking-lots-2018-2020-1797.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/tenders/request-for-tender-contract-no-t-18-09-tender-for-snow-clearing-city-parking-lots-2018-2020-1797.htmlThu, 16 Aug 2018 12:12:23 -0700<![CDATA[Request for Tender Contract No. T-18-08 - Tender for Snow Hauling (City Streets) / Snow Levelling (Snow Disposal Facility) - 2018-2020]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/tenders/request-for-tender-contract-no-t-18-08-tender-for-snow-hauling-city-streets-snow-levelling-snow-disposal-facility-2018-2020-3583.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/tenders/request-for-tender-contract-no-t-18-08-tender-for-snow-hauling-city-streets-snow-levelling-snow-disposal-facility-2018-2020-3583.htmlThu, 16 Aug 2018 11:56:13 -0700<![CDATA[2018 Council Minutes]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/council-minutes/2018-council-minutes-3631.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/council-minutes/2018-council-minutes-3631.htmlThu, 16 Aug 2018 11:18:42 -0700<![CDATA[Media Releases]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/police-services/media-releases/http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/police-services/media-releases/Thu, 16 Aug 2018 9:32:17 -0700<![CDATA[List of Certified 2018 Municipal Election Candidates]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/municipal-elections/list-of-certified-2018-municipal-election-candidates-9258.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/municipal-elections/list-of-certified-2018-municipal-election-candidates-9258.htmlThu, 16 Aug 2018 8:14:48 -0700<![CDATA[Contact]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/contact/http://www.pembroke.ca/contact/Thu, 16 Aug 2018 7:20:47 -0700The City of Pembroke

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


DEPARTMENTS 613-735-6821 FAX

Chief Administrative Officer & Human Resources Extension 1330 613-735-3660
Finance Extension 1320 613-735-3660
Fire Extension 1201 613-732-7673
OPP Administration 613-732-3332
Economic Development, Culture & Tourism Extension 1303 613-735-3660
Operations Extension 1409 613-732-1421
Planning, Building & Extension 1304
By-Law Enforcement Extension 1360
613-735-3660
Purchasing Extension 1409 613-735-1421
Parks & Recreation Extension 1501 613-635-7709

General Email: pembroke@pembroke.ca

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) 401-6100
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) 401-6100
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[Downtown Pembroke Patio Party]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/downtown-pembroke-patio-party-9859.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/downtown-pembroke-patio-party-9859.htmlWed, 15 Aug 2018 9:04:11 -0700The Downtown Pembroke Patio Party invites you to take a stroll through our city core and discover the region’s talented musicians and enjoy some food and drink from many of the great restaurants and bars in Downtown Pembroke. This afternoon event is brought to you by Downtown Pembroke and the City of Pembroke’s Parks and Recreation Department.

Come and experience Downtown Pembroke September 8th, 2018. 12:00 to 4:00 P.M. Music and locations to be announced soon. 

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<![CDATA[Pembi's Picks Newsletters]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/newsletters/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/newsletters/Wed, 15 Aug 2018 6:26:23 -0700

Find the weekly editions of Pembi's Picks here!

August 15, 2018

August 8, 2018

August 1, 2018

July 25, 2018

July 18, 2018

July 11, 2018

July 4, 2018

June 27, 2018

June 20, 2018

June 13, 2018

June 6, 2018

May 23, 2018

May 16, 2018

May 9, 2018

April 26, 2018

April 18, 2018

April 11, 2018

April 4, 2018

March 28, 2018

March 21, 2018

March 14, 2018

March 7, 2018

Feb. 28, 2018

Feb. 21, 2018

Feb. 14, 2018

Feb. 7, 2018

Jan. 31, 2018

Jan. 24, 2018

Jan. 17, 2018

Jan. 10, 2018

Jan. 3, 2018

Dec. 20, 2017

Dec. 13, 2017

Dec. 6, 2017

Nov. 29, 2017

Nov. 22, 2017

Nov. 15, 2017

Sign up for this weekly e-newsletter to learn Pembi's Picks for events, places or experiences to check out in the City of Pembroke! 

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<![CDATA[August at Waterfront Live!]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/waterfront-live-2721.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/waterfront-live-2721.htmlWed, 15 Aug 2018 6:16:46 -0700Every night at 7 p.m., catch live music at the amphitheatre! Waterfront Live is our volunteer-driven free concerts program which runs from June through August.

If you're an artist looking to perform at Waterfront Live, contact the recreation department at recreation@pembroke.ca.

Enjoy this month's slate of performers! 

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<![CDATA[Combined Committee]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2018/combined-committee-5443.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2018/combined-committee-5443.htmlWed, 15 Aug 2018 5:51:37 -0700<![CDATA[Market Fundraiser]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/market-fundraiser-9498.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/market-fundraiser-9498.htmlWed, 15 Aug 2018 5:23:54 -0700Join Pembroke Public Library

at Pembroke Farmers' Market

Saturday August 18th at 8:30-1pm

for our annual fundraiser.

Sweets, treats and much more.

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<![CDATA[Registration - Pembroke Community Choir]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/registration-pembroke-community-choir-5083.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/registration-pembroke-community-choir-5083.htmlWed, 15 Aug 2018 5:23:24 -0700Do You Like to Sing?  Join the Pembroke Community Choir This Fall!

After celebrating our Celtic Christmas and Wedding Invitation concerts last year, we are now planning a lovely repertoire for our upcoming season. We welcome new members this September; no auditions are required and male voices are especially welcome!

Our Christmas concert theme is “Night of Silence” and will feature both sacred and secular music, familiar and new pieces, but all beautiful and peaceful to prepare you for the Christmas season.

Registration and first practice is at 6:30 pm on Mon. Sept. 10, Wesley Community Church hall, 210 Renfrew Street, Pembroke.  New members can try any of the first three practices Sept. 10, 17, and 24 before they decide to join.  See our website at www.pembrokecommunitychoir.org for more information or call Linda Clark at 613-735-6604.

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<![CDATA[Registration - Pembroke Community Choir]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/registration-pembroke-community-choir-2624.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/registration-pembroke-community-choir-2624.htmlWed, 15 Aug 2018 5:22:32 -0700Do You Like to Sing? Join the Pembroke Community Choir!

After celebrating our Celtic Christmas and Wedding Invitation concerts last year, we are now planning a lovely repertoire for our upcoming season. We welcome new members this September; no auditions are required and male voices are especially welcome!

Our Christmas concert theme is “Night of Silence” and will feature both sacred and secular music, familiar and new pieces, but all beautiful and peaceful to prepare you for the Christmas season. Registration and practice continues for 2 more weeks at 6:30 pm on Mon. Sept. 10, and 17 at Wesley Community Church hall, 210 Renfrew Street, Pembroke.  New members can try practices on Sept. 17, and 24 before they decide to join.  See our website at www.pembrokecommunitychoir.org for more information or call Linda Clark at 613-735-6604.

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<![CDATA[Registration - Pembroke Community Choir]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/registration-pembroke-community-choir-9278.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/registration-pembroke-community-choir-9278.htmlWed, 15 Aug 2018 5:22:13 -0700Do You Like to Sing? Join the Pembroke Community Choir!

After celebrating our Celtic Christmas and Wedding Invitation concerts last year, we are now planning a lovely repertoire for our upcoming season. We welcome new members this September; no auditions are required and male voices are especially welcome!

Our Christmas concert theme is “Night of Silence” and will feature both sacred and secular music, familiar and new pieces, but all beautiful and peaceful to prepare you for the Christmas season. Registration and practice at 6:30 pm on Mon. Sept. 24 at Wesley Community Church hall, 210 Renfrew Street, Pembroke.  Last chance for new members to try a practice before they decide to join.  See our website at www.pembrokecommunitychoir.org for more information or call Linda Clark at 613-735-6604.

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<![CDATA[Combined Committee]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-agendas-2018/combined-committee-5029.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-agendas-2018/combined-committee-5029.htmlTue, 14 Aug 2018 11:04:55 -0700<![CDATA[Pembroke Outdoor Sports Club Open House]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/pembroke-outdoor-sports-club-open-house-4515.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/pembroke-outdoor-sports-club-open-house-4515.htmlTue, 14 Aug 2018 7:57:31 -0700

PEMBROKE OUTDOOR SPORTS CLUB

OPEN HOUSE AUGUST 25TH, 2018

9:00am to 4:00pm

2396 Doran Road, Pembroke

COME AND SEE WHAT THE CLUB IS ALL ABOUT

Activities Include

  • Trap & Skeet Shooting
  • Rifle/Target Shooting 150/50M
  • Hand Gun Shooting 50M             
  • Black Powder Rifle 50M
  • Archery
  • Silent Auction
  • 50/50 Draw
  • BBQ Lunch

Our Experienced Club Members Will be On Hand to Show You Our Club, Shoot a Variety of Firearms and Bows and Have a Great Time!

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<![CDATA[SHARON AND BRAM FAMILY CONCERT]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/sharon-and-bram-family-concert-3840.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/sharon-and-bram-family-concert-3840.htmlTue, 14 Aug 2018 7:56:57 -0700CANADIAN PERFORMING LEGENDS COME TO FESTIVAL HALL WITH THEIR AMAZING TOUR FOR FAMILIES OF ALL AGES. THIS SHOW WILL BE POPULAR AND WILL SELL OUT GET YOUR TICKETS NOW. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A 2PM SHOW.

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<![CDATA[THE ENNIS SISTERS]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/the-ennis-sisters-571.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/the-ennis-sisters-571.htmlTue, 14 Aug 2018 7:56:25 -0700
  • BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND  THE ENNIS SISTERS CHRISTMAS TOUR  DEC 6TH 7.30PM

    With multiple accolades – a Juno Award, SOCAN Award, multiple East Coast Music Awards, and Music Newfoundland and Labrador Awards, The Ennis Sisters, comprised of Maureen, Teresa and Karen Ennis, are world renowned, celebrated songbirds. With their buttery harmonies, and voices as powerful as the Atlantic, it’s in their bones to sing.

    Once again this year, the Ennis Sisters will be heading out on their highly acclaimed Christmas tour. 

    Festival Hall is so thrilled to have the Ennis Sisters with their highly entertaining and moving Christmas show. The talented sisters will treat you to an evening of beautiful music, with their backup group, entertaining stories and comedy, and the true down east Christmas Spirit.

    THIS SHOW WILL SELL OUT GET YOUR TICKETS NOW.

    $32.50- Adult 

    $17.50 for 16 and under

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    <![CDATA[Open Air Recreational Fire Ban Removed]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/open-air-recreational-fire-ban-removed-929.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/open-air-recreational-fire-ban-removed-929.htmlTue, 14 Aug 2018 6:54:46 -0700Open Air Recreational Fire Ban Removed - Aug. 13, 2018

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    <![CDATA[Treasury]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/treasury/http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/treasury/Mon, 13 Aug 2018 10:47:21 -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

    Dawn Turner, Accounts Payable
    Phone: (613) 735-6821 x 1324
    Fax: (613) 735-3660
    Email: accountspayable@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.

    Purchasing inquiries:
    Phone 613-735-6821 x1409
    Email: purchasing@pembroke.ca

    Diane Schofield, Deputy Treasurer
    Phone: (613) 735-6821 x 1401
    Fax: (613) 732-1421
    Email:  dschofield@pembroke.ca
    Brandy Out, Buyer/Timekeeper
    Phone: (613) 735-6821 x 1408
    Fax: (613) 732-1421
    Email: bout@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[2018 Council Agendas]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/council-agendas/2018-council-agendas-9486.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/council-agendas/2018-council-agendas-9486.htmlFri, 10 Aug 2018 11:25:20 -0700<![CDATA[Request for Tender Contract No. T-18-10 - Tender for the Supply and Delivery of Bulk Coarse Highway Salt - 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 Winter Seasons]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/request-for-tender-contract-no-t-18-10-tender-for-the-supply-and-delivery-of-bulk-coarse-highway-salt-2018-2019-and-2019-2020-winter-seasons-1183.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/request-for-tender-contract-no-t-18-10-tender-for-the-supply-and-delivery-of-bulk-coarse-highway-salt-2018-2019-and-2019-2020-winter-seasons-1183.htmlThu, 09 Aug 2018 12:48:17 -0700<![CDATA[Media Release - Temporary Road Closure - Douglas Street (from Lea St to Boundary Rd)]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/media-release-temporary-road-closure-douglas-street-from-lea-st-to-boundary-rd-2522.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/media-release-temporary-road-closure-douglas-street-from-lea-st-to-boundary-rd-2522.htmlThu, 09 Aug 2018 10:47:36 -0700<![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.htmlWed, 08 Aug 2018 9:35:25 -0700Waterfront Live! is a summer program held by the Recreation Department at the Riverwalk Amphitheatre that showcases local performers every night from mid-June at 7:00 P.M. until the end of August. Come on down and hear some fantastic local talent!

    Thank you to all of our performers who made our 2017 season a success! We look forward to the 2018 season of Waterfront Live! 

    For the June 2018 Waterfront Live! Schedule click here.

    For the July 2018 Waterfront Live! Schedule click here.

    For the August 2018 Waterfront Live! Schedule click here.

    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[Request for Tender Contract No. 18-0337 - Tender for the Resurfacing and Drainage Improvements on Pembroke Street East & Mackay Street]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/tenders/1254.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/tenders/1254.htmlTue, 07 Aug 2018 11:55:24 -0700<![CDATA[Kids' Art in the Park]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/kids-art-in-the-park-9895.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/kids-art-in-the-park-9895.htmlTue, 07 Aug 2018 9:16:46 -0700The final Kid's Art in the Park will be held on August 25th at 10 p.m. at the Pembroke Marina/Waterfront Park. 

    All ages welcome. Children ten and under must be accompanied by an adult. All materials supplied. 

    Register by e-transfer to the following address:  
    pamspaintparties@gmail.com
    The question: What are we doing; answer: Painting 
    Cost: $25 or two for $40

    Register early to be sure of a spot. 

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    <![CDATA[End of Summer Art in the Park]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/end-of-summer-art-in-the-park-1351.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/end-of-summer-art-in-the-park-1351.htmlTue, 07 Aug 2018 9:10:38 -0700The final Art in the Park will be held Tuesday August 28th at the Pembroke Waterfront Park at 2 p.m. 
    With Fiddle Fest in Pembroke, there will be a musical theme; you can complete a guitar or fiddle silhouette. 

    Cost: $35
    To register you can etransfer the fee at:
    pamspaintparties@gmail.com
    The question is. What are we doing? The answer is Painting 

    Contact:
    613-585-6450
    Bring a blanket or something to sit on. Everything else is provided.

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    <![CDATA[Art in the Park ]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/art-in-the-park-1896.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/art-in-the-park-1896.htmlTue, 07 Aug 2018 9:03:28 -0700<![CDATA[Volunteer Opportunities]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/volunteer-opportunities/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/volunteer-opportunities/Thu, 02 Aug 2018 1:03:08 -0700

    Welcome to the City of Pembroke's Parks and Recreation 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[Human Resources]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/human-resources/http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/human-resources/Thu, 02 Aug 2018 12:57:55 -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 2016 version

    Employment Opportunities


    Terry Lapierre,

    Chief Administrative Officer

    Phone: (613) 735-6821 x 1300

    Fax: (613) 735-3660

    email: tlapierre@pembroke.ca

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    <![CDATA[Miramichi Lodge Fiddle-fest]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/fiddle-fest-3042.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/fiddle-fest-3042.htmlWed, 01 Aug 2018 8:41:34 -0700Join us for a foot-tapping afternoon Wednesday August 22nd in the Community Centre at Miramichi Lodge. Local Valley fiddlers and stepdance here to entertain you. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 10yrs and under. for more info or to purchase tickets 613-735-0175 ext 213 or dcotnam@countyofrenfrew.on.ca

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    <![CDATA[Downtown Patio Party]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/special-events/patio-party/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/special-events/patio-party/Mon, 30 Jul 2018 12:22:19 -0700The Downtown Pembroke Patio Party invites you to take a stroll through our city core and discover the region’s talented musicians and enjoy some food and drink from many of the great restaurants and bars in Downtown Pembroke. This afternoon event is brought to you by Downtown Pembroke and the City of Pembroke’s Parks and Recreation Department.

    Come and experience Downtown Pembroke September 8th, 2018. 12:00 to 4:00 P.M. Music and locations to be announced soon. 

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    <![CDATA[Façade Improvement Panel]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2018/fa-ade-improvement-panel-1846.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2018/fa-ade-improvement-panel-1846.htmlMon, 30 Jul 2018 11:56:36 -0700<![CDATA[Community Improvement Panel]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2018/community-improvement-panel-9388.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2018/community-improvement-panel-9388.htmlMon, 30 Jul 2018 11:47:27 -0700<![CDATA[PIGS: Canada's Pink Floyd - OUTSIDE / IN Canadian Tour 2018]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/pigs-canada-s-pink-floyd-outside-in-canadian-tour-2018-7512.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/pigs-canada-s-pink-floyd-outside-in-canadian-tour-2018-7512.htmlMon, 30 Jul 2018 5:04:52 -0700“A MUST-SEE FOR FLOYD FANS!!”

    PIGS: Canada's Pink Floyd - OUTSIDE / IN Canadian Tour 2018

    featuring a complete performance of THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

    Formed in 2008 in Victoria, British Columbia, PIGS: Canada's Most Authentic Pink Floyd Tribute have spent over ten years perfecting their craft in front of sold out audiences throughout Canada. On their Outside / In Canadian Tour, PIGS are celebrating the 45th anniversary of THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON by performing it in its entirety as part of every show.  After years of playing songs from throughout Pink Floyd’s vast catalogue, PIGS are excited to dig deep into the crucial years of 1970-1975 on this tour to really explore the history around some of the greatest music ever set to tape. As if that wasn't enough, the band will also be performing selections from the rest of the Floyd discography, including a few special surprises from Floyd solo records!

    Using authentic gear the band recreates the sound and live concert experience of 70s era Pink Floyd. Pink Floyd's live show was always a huge part of their appeal – and PIGS have been working to keep that experience alive for generations to come. They have the voices, the mannerisms, the instruments, the lights, lasers, visuals, and the sound. The band and their crew are all Floyd aficionados and are thrilled to create for you an incredible night filled with music and the glow of a giant Mr Screen.

    PIGS is the most authentic Floyd tribute act around, here to give you an incredible musical experience you will never forget.  

    www.canadapinkfloyd.com

    Proudly presented by Ghostfinger Productions www.ghostfingerproductions.com

    Visuals by VJ Photon www.vjphoton.com

    Canada's finest tribute to Pink Floyd: A must-see for true Pink Floyd fans! Come prepared for almost 3 hours of flawlessly played music, lights, state of the art lasers and visuals.  

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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.htmlMon, 30 Jul 2018 4:43:45 -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[Construction Works Map]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/construction-works-map-363.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/construction-works-map-363.htmlMon, 30 Jul 2018 4:21:42 -0700<![CDATA[Parks & Recreation Guide]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks-recreation-guide-7383.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks-recreation-guide-7383.htmlFri, 27 Jul 2018 12:09:46 -0700The 2018 edition of the Parks & Recreation guide is available for download from the City of Pembroke. Enjoy all there is to do in our city this year!

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    <![CDATA[Kids Pop Up Market]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/kids-pop-up-market-9952.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/kids-pop-up-market-9952.htmlFri, 27 Jul 2018 8:39:06 -0700

    Come out to the Kids Pop Up Market in Downtown Pembroke!
    Head downtown every Friday in August to Shamrock Park (next to Ullrich's) from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and check out the hand-made wares, services and talents of local young entrepreneurs and artists! 
    And it's FREE for the vendors to have their space! Know someone who would like to participate for one (or many) of the weeks? Contact the Pembroke Business Improvement Area at 613-629-5555, via Facebook (@Downtown Pembroke) or at pbia@downtownpembroke.ca

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    <![CDATA[End of Summer Party!]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/end-of-summer-party-6374.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/end-of-summer-party-6374.htmlFri, 27 Jul 2018 5:15:23 -0700Join the Pembroke Public Library as we say goodbye to Summer! Our End of Summer Party will be happening on Saturday August 25th at 2:00 PM! All ages are welcome to attend this event in the Children's Department. For Further Imformation or Questions Please Contact the Pembroke Public Library.

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    <![CDATA[Pembroke Economic Development Advisory Committee]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2018/pembroke-economic-development-advisory-committee-1938.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2018/pembroke-economic-development-advisory-committee-1938.htmlThu, 26 Jul 2018 8:54:04 -0700<![CDATA[Pembroke Economic Development Advisory Committee Agendas 2018]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-agendas-2018/pembroke-economic-development-advisory-committee-agendas-2018-4411.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-agendas-2018/pembroke-economic-development-advisory-committee-agendas-2018-4411.htmlThu, 26 Jul 2018 8:39:39 -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.htmlThu, 26 Jul 2018 8:36:34 -0700<![CDATA[Movie Night in the Park - The Goonies]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/movienightthegoonies.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/movienightthegoonies.htmlThu, 26 Jul 2018 8:24:34 -0700

    Celebrate the end of summer with our Movie Night! Free admission. Starts at 9PM. Presented by Bogie's Bar. (As rescheduled after weather cancellation on July 5, 2018.) 

    Mikey Walsh and Brandon Walsh are brothers whose family is preparing to move because developers want to build a golf course in the place of their neighborhood -- unless enough money is raised to stop the construction of the golf course, and that's quite doubtful. But when Mikey stumbles upon a treasure map of the famed "One-Eyed" Willy's hidden fortune, Mikey, Brandon, and their friends Lawrence "Chunk" Cohen, Clark "Mouth" Devereaux, Andrea "Andy" Carmichael, Stefanie "Stef" Steinbrenner, and Richard "Data" Wang, calling themselves The Goonies, set out on a quest to find the treasure in hopes of saving their neighborhood. The treasure is in a cavern, but the entrance to the cavern is under the restaurant of evil thief Mama Fratelli and her sons Jake Fratelli, Francis Fratelli, and the severely disfigured Lotney "Sloth" Fratelli. Sloth befriends the Goonies and decides to help them. 

    Rated PG by the Ontario Film Review Board

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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, 26 Jul 2018 6:15:42 -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 can be found in the current budget document

    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[Utilities]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/economic-profile/utilities/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/economic-profile/utilities/Thu, 26 Jul 2018 5:59:16 -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.

    Taxes

    The 2018 Tax Rates can be found in the following section of the website: http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/treasury/

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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/Thu, 26 Jul 2018 5:54:20 -0700Income and Real Estate (2015 StatsCan Data

    Median private household income (2009) $51.051
    Average value of owned dwelling $222,994
    % of owned dwellings 61%
    % rented dwellings 39%

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    <![CDATA[Population]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/economic-profile/population/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/economic-profile/population/Thu, 26 Jul 2018 5:46:58 -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[Economic Profile]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/economic-profile/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/economic-profile/Thu, 26 Jul 2018 5:45:30 -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 Salovaara, Economic Development Officer at hsalovaara@pembroke.ca or 613-735-6821 ext. 1500

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    <![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 Jul 2018 5:42:00 -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 10 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. 

    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 Salovaara, Economic Development Officer at hsalovaara@pembroke.ca or 613-735-6821 ext.1500. Heather Salovaara is  available to sit down with interested applicants to discuss their projects and walk 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[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, 26 Jul 2018 5:39:40 -0700To register your business please fill out the below form or download the form and email or return in person to: Heather Salovaara hsalovaara@pembroke.ca or City of Pembroke Economic Development, 1 Pembroke Street East, Pembroke ON  K8A 3J5. The Registry is FREE to all businesses.

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    <![CDATA[Relay for Life - Renfrew County]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/relay-for-life-renfrew-county-9485.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/relay-for-life-renfrew-county-9485.htmlWed, 25 Jul 2018 6:50:39 -0700At Relay For Life, no one faces cancer alone. This event brings together teams of family, friends and colleagues to celebrate cancer survivors, remember those we’ve lost and commit to raising funds to fight all types of cancer. Relay For Life is a community of people fighting back against cancer.

    Relay For Life is a festival-like fundraising event where team members take turns walking around a track. Our event is 6 hours in length, from 6pm to Midnight! Join us a the Pembroke Memorial Center on June 21, 2019!

    Each team taking part is asked to have at least one member on the track at all times to symbolize the ongoing fight against cancer. On and off track, there is always something to do at Relay For Life. Those taking a break from walking can check out the entertainment and many activities on the arena floor (Relay Village), or relax at their team’s tentsite. Food and activities all evening!

    Register today at www.relayforlife.ca/renfrewcounty

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    <![CDATA[Rotary Park Splash and Play Program ]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/rotary-park-splash-and-play-program-1676.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/rotary-park-splash-and-play-program-1676.htmlTue, 24 Jul 2018 10:59:56 -0700Camp counsellors are on hand to help make crafty arts, play games and host tons of other exciting fun for children. Our splash pad offer a variety of water features designed to stimulate and challenge the imaginations of children of all ages. 

    Where:Rotary Park
    Ages: 5-12
    Cost: FREE
    Time: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
    Dates: July 3 - Auguest 24 

    Located at Rotary Park (300 James St.) 

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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.htmlTue, 24 Jul 2018 7:48:49 -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[The Pembroke-Renfrew Kidney Walk]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/the-pembroke-renfrew-kidney-walk-4260.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/the-pembroke-renfrew-kidney-walk-4260.htmlMon, 23 Jul 2018 9:06:05 -0700
  • The Pembroke-Renfrew Kidney Walk:


  • Join us for a family friendly 5Km walk in support of kidney disease. Walk for someone you love at the Kidney Walk and become part of Canada’s largest community event dedicated to raising funds for kidney research and programs that help support Canadians living with kidney disease. 

  • The Kidney Walk is a great way for families, friends and colleagues to come together to show support for the 1 in 10 Canadians living with kidney disease. It’s where the kidney community gathers to show their unwavering commitment to kidney health and improved lives for all people touched by kidney disease. 

    Raise $100 or more and receive a Kidney Walk t-shirt 
     

    Raise $1000 or more and become a Kidney Walk Champion 

     
    Every step is a giant leap forward in the fight against kidney disease

    (alternate contact: Catherine Sutherland : mcsutherland1954@gmail.com )

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    <![CDATA[Planning Advisory & Adjustment Committee]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes/planning-advisory-adjustment-committee-2093.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes/planning-advisory-adjustment-committee-2093.htmlFri, 20 Jul 2018 12:53:51 -0700<![CDATA[Run for Mental Health]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/run-for-mental-health-8895.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/run-for-mental-health-8895.htmlFri, 20 Jul 2018 10:37:48 -0700Run for mental health: a fundraiser for the Phoenix Centre. 

    All ages run/walk

    Time: 
    August 25th, 2018
    8:00 a.m. registration

    Location: 
    Ma-te-way Park
    Renfrew, ON

    Visit www.phoenixpembroke.com/programs/events
     

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    <![CDATA[Pembroke Public Library]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes/pembroke-public-library-5426.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes/pembroke-public-library-5426.htmlWed, 18 Jul 2018 6:09:21 -0700<![CDATA[Operations Committee]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2018/operations-committee-8279.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2018/operations-committee-8279.htmlWed, 18 Jul 2018 6:07:50 -0700<![CDATA[Parks & Recreation Committee]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2018/parks-recreation-committee-822.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2018/parks-recreation-committee-822.htmlWed, 18 Jul 2018 6:05:31 -0700<![CDATA[Planning & Development Committee]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2018/planning-development-committee-9443.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2018/planning-development-committee-9443.htmlWed, 18 Jul 2018 6:03:08 -0700<![CDATA[Finance & Administration Committee]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2018/finance-administration-committee-8806.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2018/finance-administration-committee-8806.htmlWed, 18 Jul 2018 5:58:40 -0700<![CDATA[Marriage Licence]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/treasury/marriage-licence/http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/treasury/marriage-licence/Wed, 18 Jul 2018 5:42:15 -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 - Form 3

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    <![CDATA[The Sound of Pembroke]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/art-and-culture/the-sound-of-pembroke/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/art-and-culture/the-sound-of-pembroke/Tue, 17 Jul 2018 8:33:16 -0700

    Listen to music that reflects the people, the spirit and the pride of Pembroke and the surrounding area on our very own Spotify playlist, The Sound of Pembroke!

    Search "The Sound of Pembroke" on your Spotify account, or click here for the link.

    Want to know why each song was chosen for this list?  Click here for the playlist guide!

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    <![CDATA[Brett Kissel at the PMC]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/brettkisselpmc.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/brettkisselpmc.htmlFri, 13 Jul 2018 11:27:34 -0700<![CDATA[Holiday Inn Express Dr. Kim Armstrong Turky Trot 2018]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/holiday-inn-express-dr-kim-armstrong-turky-trot-2018-9740.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/holiday-inn-express-dr-kim-armstrong-turky-trot-2018-9740.htmlWed, 11 Jul 2018 9:08:19 -0700

    Mark your calendars for the last Saturday (29th) of September - the 2018 Holiday Inn Express Dr. Kim Armstrong Turkey Trot will arrive in no time!

    The Turkey Trot is held in support of the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation and includes a 5K, 10K and Family Obstacle Course; as well as, a Silent Auction and other vendors and fun activities. 

    For more info & to register:
    http://prhfoundation.com/turkey-trot/

    Prizes and incentives:

    - Early birds who register by Aug 7th will be entered for a chance to win an Apple Watch Series 3!
    - Raise $200 in pledges and we will reimburse your registration fee!- EVERYONE who raises pledges will be entered for a chance to win an Apple Watch Series 1!
    - Top pledge earner will win our grand prize - a sweet paddle board!

    Also, join us at the Holiday Inn Express Turkey Trot Spaghetti Dinner on Friday Sept 28! Purchase your spaghetti dinner tickets when you register for the race.

    To sponsor this event, please contact us directly!

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    <![CDATA[2018 Black and White Gala]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/2018-black-and-white-gala-2490.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/2018-black-and-white-gala-2490.htmlWed, 11 Jul 2018 9:07:56 -0700Please join with community leaders, families and businesses as we celebrate the 13th Anniversary of the Black & White Gala, an event that drives positive change in expanding the healthcare services available to the over 95,000 people across Renfrew County.

    Together with partners and sponsors, the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation Galas have helped to improve and realize our major fundraising goals integral to the advancement of gold standard health care services.

    As our hospital continues to move forward and expand programs and services for regional families, we are asking for your support. Reconstruction of the Surgical Department including Day Surgery and Patient Rooms, along with our new Orthopaedic Program are the current priorities and the focus of our fundraising efforts.

    On October 13, 2018 community, hospital, business and political leaders will gather at the Garrison Petawawa Normandy Officer’s Mess to celebrate our local health care achievements and plan for the future. It is the ideal venue to showcase your philanthropic commitment.

    Purchase your tickets by August 7th and be entered for a draw to win 2 tickets to see Keith Urban live in concert on Sept 14th in Ottawa.

    For tickets or sponsorship information, please contact the PRH Foundation at 613-732-2811 x7408 or at foundation@prh.email

    Click here for the sponsorship & ticket form.

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    <![CDATA[Pembroke Community Guide]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/pembroke-community-guide/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/pembroke-community-guide/Wed, 11 Jul 2018 8:10:57 -0700<![CDATA[Teddy Bear Yoga]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/teddy-bear-yoga-5362.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/teddy-bear-yoga-5362.htmlWed, 11 Jul 2018 8:08:32 -0700Come and join the Pembroke Public Library for Teddy Bear Yoga starting on Wednesdays at 2:00 PM. Registration is Required and all ages are welcome!

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    <![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/Mon, 09 Jul 2018 7:33:25 -0700Did you know you can take out a variety of sports equipment at Riverside Park for free? The 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 pleased to offer this initiative at Riverside Park. 

    Lending Hub Hours:
    8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Monday - Sunday (7 days a week)
    For the 2017 season, the Lending Hub was open from the May long weekend to August 27th. Thank you to everyone who utilized the equipment all summer long. The lending hub will reopen for the 2018 season on May 18th, 2018 and run until August 25th, 2018.

    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
    Basketballs
    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 or call Riverside Park staff at 613-735-6821 ext. 1504.







     

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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.htmlThu, 28 Jun 2018 12:46:31 -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 July and August, click here.

    To view information on swimming lessons, click here.

    To view registration dates, 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[Planning Advisory & Adjustment Committee]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-agendas-2018/planning-advisory-adjustment-committee-8913.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-agendas-2018/planning-advisory-adjustment-committee-8913.htmlThu, 21 Jun 2018 12:46:09 -0700<![CDATA[Fees & Services]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/fees-services/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/fees-services/Thu, 21 Jun 2018 12:34:02 -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

    (Current actual cost + 10%) + 5% Administration Fee plus tax

    Current meter costs

    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


    152.26 + HST
    105.00 + HST
    95.00 + HST
    140.00 + HST
    95.00 + HST
    64.00 + HST
    115.53 + 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

     30.00 + 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

      6.99 + HST
     70.40 + 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

    40.00 + HST

    63.00 + HST

    Water Service/Meter Inspections/Trip
    Work Hours
    After Hours

    40.00 + HST
    63.00 + HST

    Sewer Service Inspections/Trip

    Work Hours

    After Hours

    40.00 + HST

    63.00 + HST

    Storm Service Inspections/Trip

    Work Hours

    After Normal Hours

    40.00 + HST

    63.00 + 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
    Backflow Prevention Testing 100.00/Test + 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
    Non-Refundable deposit includes first 25 Loads 350.00 + HST
    Each load over 25 15.00 + HST
    Maintenance & Capital Works

    If a property owner or contractor requests additional work while City is doing Maintenance or Capital Projects, the following will apply:

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

    Labour Cost + 35% + HST
    Equipment Rate + 10% + HST
    Materials Cost + 10% + HST
    Rental Contract Cost + HST
    Contracted Work (third party) Cost + HST
    Administration Fee 5% charge on above (Labour + Equip. + Materials + +Rental Contract + Contracted Work)+ HST

    City staff required to complete work on a Capital project due to licencing requirements and/or inspection needs (i.e. water shut off/turn on, flushing, sampling, testing, etc.), are to be scheduled a minimum of 36 hours in advance for a mutually acceptable time. The City will endeavour to meet the contractor's schedule where at all possible, but may have to adjust the schedule to reduce overtime hours. Should the contractor fail to schedule with the City appropriately, or fail to meet the schedule agreed to, the City will back charge the contractor for all labour and equipment required on site as deemed necessary by the City. Overtime rates will apply for after-hours work. The Contractor shall be ready, in advance of the City arrival on site, for the work to be completed by the City. This will include any advance excavations, preparation work, etc.

    Recovery of Costs - Property Damaged by Motorist
    The City of Pembroke will seek the recovery of any costs incurred through the repair/replacement of City property that has been damaged by a motorist. Any driver, or his/her insurance carrier, will be invoiced according to the fee structure established in Schedule C of this By-Law under the "Maintenance & Capital Works" heading.

    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

    31.86 + HST

    90.27 + 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[Pembroke Heritage Murals 2018 Minutes]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes/pembroke-heritage-murals-2018-minutes-5607.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes/pembroke-heritage-murals-2018-minutes-5607.htmlWed, 20 Jun 2018 5:22:43 -0700<![CDATA[Operations Committee]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-agendas-2018/operations-committee-2828.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-agendas-2018/operations-committee-2828.htmlFri, 15 Jun 2018 10:23:52 -0700<![CDATA[Parks & Recreation Committee]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-agendas-2018/parks-recreation-committee-207.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-agendas-2018/parks-recreation-committee-207.htmlFri, 15 Jun 2018 10:22:46 -0700<![CDATA[Pembroke Public Library]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/pembroke-public-library/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/pembroke-public-library/Fri, 15 Jun 2018 6:24:24 -0700Find everything you are looking for at Pembroke Public Library!

    Our collection includes books, movies, historical resources and an impressive digital collection.  Access to the internet and programs for both children and adults are just some of the exceptional services we provide.

    There is always something to do and everyone is welcome!  Come and visit us soon at 237 Victoria St. in Pembroke.

    Library Hours are:

    All Departments:

    Monday - Thursday ~ 10:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.

    Friday - Saturday ~ 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    * For information on our upcoming programs, please visit our website.

     

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    <![CDATA[By-laws]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/bylaws/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/bylaws/Fri, 08 Jun 2018 12:37:39 -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[Bylaw Enforcement Services]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/bylaw-enforcement-services/http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/bylaw-enforcement-services/Fri, 08 Jun 2018 11:47:05 -0700

    Parking tickets are payable at City Hall (located at 1 Pembroke Street East) from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.


    Under 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 requested by-laws:

    (Click a by-law to view it.)

    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 is 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 desirable quality of life for residents of the city.

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    <![CDATA[Municipal and School Board Election 2018]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/municipal-elections/municipal-election-2018-6995.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/municipal-elections/municipal-election-2018-6995.htmlThu, 07 Jun 2018 5:22:22 -0700The next regular Municipal Election to elect a Mayor, City Councillors and School Board Trustees will be held on Monday, October 22, 2018.  The next term of Council begins on December 1, 2018 and concludes in 2022.  

    Bill 181, The Municipal Elections Modernization Act, 2016 came into effect June 9, 2016 and makes changes to the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 for the 2018 municipal election.  For an overview of these changes visit the Ministry of Municipal Affairs website or see the updated Municipal Election Act.  

    Nomination Period

    The nomination period will commence on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 and closes on Nomination Day, Friday, July 27, 2018.  Nomination papers may be filed in person or by an agent with the Returning Officer during regular business hours between May 1, 2018 and July 26, 2018 and between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on July 27, 2018 (Nomination Day).  The Nomination Form (Form 1) must be accompanied by the filing fee:  $200.00 for the Office of Mayor and $100.00 for all other offices.  Payment may be made by cash, debit, certified cheque, or money order.  There is a new requirement that each Nomination (excluding School Board Trustee candidates) be endorsed by at least 25 electors.  Individuals endorsing the candidate must sign an Endorsement of Nomination (Form 2)  stating they are eligible to vote in the municipality on the day they signed the endorsement.  Please view the attached Notice of Nomination Period document. 

    To run for office, you must be an eligible elector in the City of Pembroke.  This means that you must be:

    • A Canadian Citizen;
    • At least 18 years of age;
    • Reside in the City, or be the owner or tenant of land in the City, or the spouse of such owner or tenant; and
    • Not prohibited from voting under any law.

    Free Candidate Information Sessions will be provided by a knowledgeable election officinal in the Pembroke area:

    • June 26, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at Pembroke City Hall, Pembroke, ON,
    • June 27, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at the Eagles' Nest in Eganville, ON, and
    • June 27, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Petawawa Civic Centre, Petawawa, ON.

    The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Ministry of Housing have published the 2018 Candidates' Guide for Ontario Municipal Council and School Board Elections

    The Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO) have published the Candidate's Guide to Accessible Elections

    The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) are offering "So You Wish to Run for Council" a course geared to individuals who are planning to run for a seat on municipal Council.  The course presents the challenges and opportuntiies candidates will face through the campaign and as sitting members of Council.

    Third Party Advertisers

    The Municipal Elections Act now includes requirements for Thrid Party Advertisers.  Regulations came into effect on April 1, 2018 for the 2018 Municipal Election.  Registration papers (Form 7) for third party advertisers must be signed by a representative and may be filed in the Office of the Clerk in person or by an agent during regular business hours from May 1, 2018 up to and including October 19, 2018.  Registration papers along with a Declaration of Qualification must be certifed by the Clerk before such entity becomes a Certified Third Party Advertiser.  More information including forms and other relevant documents are available on the Ministry of Municipal Affairs website.  The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Ministry of Housing have published the 2018 Guide for Third Party Advertisers for Ontario Municipal Council and School Board Elections.  

    Alternative Voting - 2018 Municipal Election

    On February 21, 2017, Council approved the use of a combination of Alternate Voting and traditional paper ballots for the 2018 Municipal Election. Electors will be able to cast their vote online or by telephone 24/7 anywhere they have an internet or telephone line.  This is an accessible environmentally-friendly, and convenient method of voting.  Internet voting provides voters with flexibility and convenience, reduces wait times at the voting location, delivers quick and accurate results, and allows students and vacationers to vote from anywhere. 

    Electors will receive a notice in the mail providing instructions and a secure PIN number to use to vote by either the internet or telephone.  Electors are encouraged to vote using either the internet or telephone between 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 12, 2018 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 22, 2018.  There is no need to wait to vote on election day. 

    For those electors who wish to participate in a more traditional voting method, the City will also have one voting location on Election Day (Monday, October 22, 2018) between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 72, 202 Pembroke Street East for electors to cast their vote using a paper ballot.  Voters are requested to bring their notice with their PIN number with them to the voting location.  

    A help desk will be available at the municipal office located at 1 Pembroke Street East to provide assistance during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) from Friday, October 12, 2018 to Friday, October 19, 2018 and on Election Day at the Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 72, 202 Pembroke Street East, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

    Voter Information

    The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Ministry of Housing have published the 2018 Voters' Guide for Ontario Municipal Council and School Board Elections.

    Please continue to check this website for updated election and voting information.

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    <![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.htmlWed, 06 Jun 2018 12:30:57 -0700Service Description

    A permit must be obtained for the design and construction of enclosures so that owners of pools can reasonably prevent unauthorized or accidental entry to their pools, and to recognize pool fences.

    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 Information and Application Package

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    <![CDATA[Parking Authority Minutes]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes/parking-authority-1800.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes/parking-authority-1800.htmlWed, 06 Jun 2018 5:45:11 -0700<![CDATA[Kidney Walk - Pembroke - Renfrew Region]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/kidney-walk-pembroke-renfrew-region-3593.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/kidney-walk-pembroke-renfrew-region-3593.htmlTue, 05 Jun 2018 9:27:44 -0700Take a giant step in the fight against kidney disease.
    The Kidney Foundations Kidney Walks are the largest community fundraising event in Ontario dedicated to raising funds for innovative research, vital programs, and services that support people living with kidney disease.
    For more information please visit www.kidneywalk.ca 

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    <![CDATA[Police Services Board Minutes 2018]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/police-services/police-services-board-reports/police-services-board-minutes-2018-2333.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/police-services/police-services-board-reports/police-services-board-minutes-2018-2333.htmlMon, 04 Jun 2018 11:32:03 -0700<![CDATA[Planning & Development Committee]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-agendas-2018/planning-development-committee-4301.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-agendas-2018/planning-development-committee-4301.htmlFri, 01 Jun 2018 9:15:39 -0700<![CDATA[Finance & Administration Committee]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-agendas-2018/finance-administration-committee-4705.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-agendas-2018/finance-administration-committee-4705.htmlFri, 01 Jun 2018 9:14:52 -0700<![CDATA[Zoning and Zoning By-law Amendments]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/planning/zoning.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/planning/zoning.htmlFri, 01 Jun 2018 8:55:32 -0700The Zoning By-law

    The 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, and building heights and building setbacks from street, lot lines, and other buildings.

    Zoning By-law 2010-57 (updated with amendments)
    Schedule A (PDF)
    Schedule A (requires AutoCAD or Free DWG Viewer)
    Schedule B (PDF)
    Schedule B (requires AutoCAD or Free DWG Viewer)

    Zoning By-law 2010-57 Amendment 72 (362 Esther Street)
    Zoning By-law 2010-57 Amendment 71 (3 International Drive)
    Zoning By-law 2010-57 Amendment 70 (102 Maple Avenue)
    Zoning By-law 2010-57 Amendment 69 (122 Pembroke Street West)
    Zoning By-law 2010-57 Amendment 68 (115 Woodcrest Drive)
    Zoning By-law 2010-57 Amendment 67 (0 Boundary Road)
    Zoning By-law 2010-57 Amendment 66 (0 D'Youville Drive)
    Zoning By-law 2010-57 Amendment 65 (487 Eganville Road)
    Zoning By-law 2010-57 Amendment 64 (225 Victoria Street)
    Zoning By-law 2010-57 Amendment 63 (169 William Street)
    Zoning By-law 2010-57 Amendment 62 (Marijuana Definitions)
    Zoning By-law 2010-57 Amendment 61 (0 Albert Street)
    Zoning By-law 2010-57 Amendment 60 (175 Cecil Street)
    Zoning By-law 2010-57 Amendment 59 (65-67 Pembroke Street West)
    Zoning By-law 2010-57 Amendment 58 (1039, 1311, 1313 Blakely Crescent)
    Zoning By-law 2010-57 Amendment 57 (380 Mackay Street)
    Zoning By-law 2010-57 Amendment 56 (122 Pembroke Street West)
    Zoning By-law 2010-57 Amendment 55 (152 Cecelia Street)

    Zoning By-law Amendments

    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.

    An explanation of the processes, fees, and required documents associated with Zoning By-law Amendments can be found at the beginning of the Application form.  Please note that an accurate, to-scale property sketch is required, preferably prepared by a qualified professional.  It must show the proposed development including all new buildings and structures, parking areas, landscaping, and other site information as required by the municipality.

    Zoning By-law & Official Plan Amendment Application

    Additional Rezoning Information

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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, 31 May 2018 12:56:52 -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 a quarterly basis beginning at 4:00 p.m.   The next meeting will be held on Thursday, July 19, 2018 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[Waterfront Live!]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/waterfrontlivejune.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/waterfrontlivejune.htmlThu, 31 May 2018 11:00:20 -0700Waterfront Live! is back for another season this year! Music starts at 7:00 nightly. June through August. 

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    <![CDATA[The Canadian Free Trade Agreement Notice of Participation]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/tenders/public-notice-the-canadian-free-trade-agreement-notice-of-participation-5068.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/tenders/public-notice-the-canadian-free-trade-agreement-notice-of-participation-5068.htmlThu, 31 May 2018 10:30:55 -0700<![CDATA[Tenders]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/tenders/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/tenders/Thu, 31 May 2018 8:45:58 -0700<![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.htmlThu, 31 May 2018 6:07:45 -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[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.htmlWed, 30 May 2018 5:14:43 -0700The City of Pembroke's Recreation Department offers Stand Up Paddle Boarding sessions in the summer months!

    Stay tuned for dates for summer 2018!

    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. 1501 or email us at recreation@pembroke.ca.

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    <![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/Thu, 24 May 2018 12:44:06 -0700<![CDATA[Aquatic Programs]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/aquatic-programs/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/aquatic-programs/Thu, 24 May 2018 9:03:40 -0700<![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.htmlThu, 24 May 2018 7:34:05 -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[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, 24 May 2018 7:30:00 -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[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.htmlThu, 24 May 2018 7:23:24 -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[Recreation Facilities]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/facilities/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/facilities/Wed, 23 May 2018 11:56:03 -0700<![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/Wed, 23 May 2018 11:52:42 -0700<![CDATA[Full Moon Yoga]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/fullmoonyoga.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/fullmoonyoga.htmlWed, 23 May 2018 11:00:02 -0700White Pine Yoga and the City of Pembroke are hosting our 3rd Full Moon Yoga Party on August 25 at 9pm at the Pembroke Waterfront and we'd love to have you join us!
    Come early, bring your friends and help us harness the tremendous energy of the full moon, while celebrating this incredible community we live in!

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    <![CDATA[Yoga in the Park]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/yoga-in-the-park-8035.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/yoga-in-the-park-8035.htmlWed, 23 May 2018 10:21:11 -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. Bring your own mat and be welcomed into a peaceful community at the waterfront. 

    Where: Waterfront Park
    When: Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m.; June 6 - August 29 
    Ages: All are welcome
    Cost: FREE
     

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    <![CDATA[Signs]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/building/when-do-i-need-a-building-permit/signs-5400.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/building/when-do-i-need-a-building-permit/signs-5400.htmlWed, 16 May 2018 12:32:28 -0700Signs

    Service Description

    The City of Pembroke's Sign By-law regulates signs, advertising devices, and the posting of notices.

    2014-46 - Sign By-law

    2014-63 - Sign By-law Amendment (Off-lot Signs)

    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

    Anyone wishing to apply for a sign permit must submit the following documents unless otherwise stated (see sign permit application for details about what documentation is required).  

    Letter of Authorization:  Is required if the permit applicant and/or the main contact for the project does not own the property that the application is for.  The Letter of Authorization shows that the property owner authorizes another person to apply for the permit and be in contact with the Building Department regarding the permit. 

    Sign Permit Application:  See below.

    Site Plan:  The Site Plan must show the location of the sign with respect to street lines, property lines and buildings.

    Drawings:  Drawings, with dimensions and specifications, must show details of construction, supports, and braces.

    Indemnity Bond or Hold Harmless Agreement:  An indemnity bond is an insurance certificate or letter from the broker; currently, the City requires proof of minimum liability coverage of $1,000,000.00.  If this documentation cannot be provided, a "Schedule A: Hold Harmless Agreement" (for signs on or over City property) or a "Schedule B: Hold Harmless Agreement" (for signs not on or over City property) must be provided.

    Forms and Information

    Letter of Authorization

    Sign Permit Application

    Schedule A: Hold Harmless Agreement (for signs on or over City property)

    Schedule B: Hold Harmless Agreement (for signs not on or over City property)

    Sample Site Plan

    A-Board Sign Fact Sheet

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    <![CDATA[Ottawa Valley Waste Management Board]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes/ottawa-valley-waste-management-board-1618.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes/ottawa-valley-waste-management-board-1618.htmlWed, 16 May 2018 10:45:43 -0700<![CDATA[Striking Committee]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2018/striking-committee-9596.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2018/striking-committee-9596.htmlWed, 16 May 2018 10:42:09 -0700<![CDATA[Movie Night in the Park]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/summer-programs/movie-night.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/summer-programs/movie-night.htmlTue, 15 May 2018 11:12:25 -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.

    Come out to one our nights this year: 

    July 3rd - Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/movienightjumanji.html 

    July 10th - Ferdinand http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/movienightferdinand.html 

    July 17th - Star Wars: The Last Jedi http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/movienightstarwars.html 

    July 24th - The Goonies http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/movienightthegoonies.html 

    July 31st - Wonder Woman http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/movienightwonderwoman.html 

    August 7th - Spider-Man: Homecoming http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/movienightspiderman.html 

    August 14th - Wonder http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/movienightwonder.html 

    August 21st - Long Time Running http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/movienightlongtimerunning.html

    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 - Long Time Running]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/movienightlongtimerunning.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/movienightlongtimerunning.htmlTue, 15 May 2018 11:03:49 -0700

    Join us for our Movie Night! Free admission. Starts at 9PM. Presented by Bogie's Bar. 

    After frontman Gord Downie is diagnosed with brain cancer, Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip goes on a cross-country tour that ends with a nationally televised concert.

    Rated PG by the Ontario Film Review Board

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    <![CDATA[Algonquin College Speaker Series - Canada’s Hockey Town. How Pembroke Earned the Title!]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/algonquin-college-speaker-series-canada-s-hockey-town-how-pembroke-earned-the-title-1162.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/algonquin-college-speaker-series-canada-s-hockey-town-how-pembroke-earned-the-title-1162.htmlTue, 15 May 2018 9:19:31 -0700125 years ago on December 29, 1893, Pembroke played its first hockey game. That first team travelled to Ottawa and was thumped 13-1 by the Ottawa Amateur Athletic Club, but the lopsided loss did nothing to quell interest in this new sport which was played on the frozen Ottawa, Muskrat and Indian Rivers which weaved their way through the community. By 1905, the McKay Street Arena became Pembroke’s first indoor hockey rink. It enabled Pembroke’s three Hall of Famers, Frank Nighbor, Hughie Lehman and Harry Cameron to get their start. It was also the first place where Roy Giesebrecht showed off his hockey talent on his road to the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings.

    By 1951, the community had completed an extraordinary fundraising effort to build the Pembroke Memorial Centre, a tribute to Pembroke’s war dead from the First and Second World Wars, and later the Korean War. Over more than a century, Pembroke has produced many exceptional senior and junior hockey teams that competed for the Allen, Memorial and Centennial Cups, but it took until 2011 for the city to finally win a national championship when Sheldon Keefe’s Lumber Kings won the RBC Cup, the top prize in tier two junior hockey in Canada. This speaker series will tell the stories of the players, personalities and politics that have made Pembroke, “Hockey Town Canada.”

    Jamie Bramburger has been a life-long fan of the Pembroke Lumber Kings. For the past thirty years, he has been the play-by-play voice of the team on cable television. In the spring of 2017, Jamie began researching the team’s history, uncovering a treasure chest of stories about the people and teams that earned Pembroke the title of Hockey Town Canada. Jamie combed through hundreds of newspaper clippings and interviewed dozens of people who have been part of Pembroke’s rich hockey history. His findings will be the basis for his talk.

    Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at 7 p.m. at the Waterfront Campus
    Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Register online now >>

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    <![CDATA[Building]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/building/http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/building/Mon, 14 May 2018 12:54:54 -0700Overview

    The City’s Building Department reviews and issues building, plumbing, demolition, sign and swimming pool permits for all development within Pembroke. The Building Department also 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.

    Click here to see the City of Pembroke's Building By-law 2018-01.  

    Click here to see the City of Pembroke's Code of Conduct for Building Officials.

    About Building Permits

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

    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.

    When Do I Need a Building Permit?

    Under the Ontario Building Code Act (OBCA), a building permit is required for the construction and/or demolition of a new building, an addition, or a material alteration of any building or structure.  For more details, click "When Do I Need a Building Permit?"

    How Do I Obtain a Building Permit?

    The process for obtaining a building permit is generally as follows:

    1. Pick up or print the appropriate permit application package and complete it.  To print a permit application, click on "When Do I Need a Building Permit?" and from there, click on the job that best describes the work you plan to do.  This will bring you to a page that explains the documents and forms needed.  These forms can be printed.
       
    2. Submit your application to the Building Department.
       
    3. You will hear from the Building Department once the Chief Building Official (CBO) has reviewed your submission.  We will call you either to request additional information that we need before we can issue the permit, or to tell you that your permit is ready for pickup and payment.  Payment can be made with cash, cheque, or debit.  The City of Pembroke does not accept credit cards.

    Once a permit has been issued, it will remain open indefinitely until the applicant phones and has a final inspection done and passed by the CBO.

    How Long Does it Take to Get a Permit?

    The amount of time it takes to recieve your permit generally depends on:

    • how complete your application was when you submitted it;
    • how quickly you respond to the CBO's requests for additional information or documents; and
    • the scope of the work as determined by the Ontario Building Code.  Issuing timelines do not begin until the day after an application is complete and the CBO is no longer waiting for any documents.  In addition, timelines do not include days on which the municipal office is closed.

    Contact Information

    Mark Schultz
    Chief Building Official
    Phone: 613-735-6821 x1331
    Fax: 613-735-3660
    Email: mschultz@pembroke.ca


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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/Mon, 14 May 2018 12:46:24 -0700Notice:  The City of Pembroke now asks that, if possible, building plans be submitted in PDF as well as in hard copy.


    When Do I Need a Building Permit?

    Under the Ontario Building Code Act (OBCA), a building permit is required for the construction and/or demolition of a building, an addition, or a material alteration of any building or structure.

    • Section 8(1) of the OBCA states that "no person shall construct or demolish a building or cause a building to be constructed or demolished unless a permit has been issued."

    • In the Act, "construct" means "to do anything in the erection, installation, extension, or material alteration or repair of a building and includes the installation of a building unit fabricated or moved from elsewhere.

    • In the Act, "building" means:

    a) a structure occupying an area greater than ten square meters consisting of a wall, roof, and floor or any of them or a structured system serving the function thereof including all plumbing, works, fixtures, and service systems appurtenant thereto;

    b) a structure occupying an area of ten square meters or less that contains plumbing, including the plumbing appurtenant thereto;

    c) plumbing not located in a structure;

    c.1) a sewage system; or

    d) structures designated in the building code.

    As the building owner, you are 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.

    Common Projects Requiring a Permit 

    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 the City of 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 a:
      • shed
      • detached garage
      • detached carport
      • workshop
      • 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;
         
    5. Finish a basement, if the work proposed includes any of the following: 
      • structural or material alterations
      • installing or modifying heating and/or plumbing systems
      • installing insulation
      • excavating and/or constructing foundations
      • basement underpinning
      • constructing a basement entrance
      • adding a second suite;
         
    6. Construct a deck;
       
    7. Construct a retaining wall more than one metre (3 feet 3 inches) in height or construct a retaining wall of any size which will be on or adjacent to public property (including streets), building entrances, or on private property accessible to the public;
       
    8. Demolish or remove all of or a portion of a building;

    9. Install a sewage system;
       
    10. Install or modify heating and/or plumbing systems;
       
    11. Change a building's use (e.g. 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;
       
    12. Damp proofing a building;
       
    13. Fences that encompass a swimming pool;
       
    14. Install, erect, or place a sign.

    Building Department Fees

    Click here to see Building Department and permit fees.

    Building By-law

    Click here to see the Building By-law, 2018-01.

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    <![CDATA[Media Release - Grasscycling - It's fast, easy, and better for your lawn!]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/media-release-grasscycling-it-s-fast-easy-and-better-for-your-lawn-1453.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/media-release-grasscycling-it-s-fast-easy-and-better-for-your-lawn-1453.htmlMon, 14 May 2018 8:56:16 -0700<![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/Mon, 14 May 2018 5:46:40 -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: info@pembrokecommunitychoir.org

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

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

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    <![CDATA[Striking Committee]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-agendas-2018/striking-committee-6060.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-agendas-2018/striking-committee-6060.htmlFri, 11 May 2018 12:07:37 -0700<![CDATA[Splash Pads]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/splash-pads/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/splash-pads/Thu, 10 May 2018 11:59:35 -0700<![CDATA[Emergency Contact Information]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/emergency-contact-information/http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/emergency-contact-information/Thu, 10 May 2018 8:33:30 -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) 401-6100
    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) 401-6100
    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[Departments]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/Thu, 10 May 2018 8:30:22 -07001 Pembroke St E
    Pembroke ON  K8A 3J5
    Phone:  (613) 735-6821


    Organizational Chart


    Administration Department
    Extension 1303

    Animal Control Services
    Phone: (613) 401-6100

    Economic Development, Culture & Tourism
    Extension 1500

    Operations Department
    Extension 1409

    Parks & Recreation 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[Food Bank Trivia ]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/summer-programs/food-bank-trivia-6484.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/summer-programs/food-bank-trivia-6484.htmlWed, 09 May 2018 7:16:00 -0700Test your knowledge on a variety of topics and thmes while giving back to those in need within the community.

    Where: Laso Live (Ages 19+)
    Cost: FREE with a foodbank donation 
    Time: 7:00 p.m.
    Date: First Monday of every month

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    <![CDATA[BR+E Final Report]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/br-e-survey/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/br-e-survey/Mon, 07 May 2018 8:31:31 -0700From March- December 2017 the City of Pembroke conducted Business Retention and Expansion Surveys to better understand the concerns and opportunities for our businesses. The survey focused on manufacturers and employers with over 15 employees. The survey was done with support from the Pembroke Economic Development Advisory Committee (PEDAC). We would like to thank all businesses that took part in this survey. Below you will find a link to the final report based on survey responses. Should you have any questions regarding the results please contact Heather Salovaara at 613-735-6821 ext. 1500 or hsalovaara@pembroke.ca

    To view the Final BR&E Report click here.

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    <![CDATA[Are you on the Voters' List?]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/municipal-elections/are-you-on-the-voters-list-1136.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/municipal-elections/are-you-on-the-voters-list-1136.htmlThu, 03 May 2018 11:07:20 -0700Are you on the Voters' List?

    Are you on the list to vote website link

    The Voters' List for the City of Pembroke is prepared by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC).  MPAC is a not-for-profit corporation mandated by the Government of Ontario to conduct property assessments for tax purposes on behalf of municipalities, and is legislated to provide municipalities with a Preliminary List of Electors in a municipal election year.  This list is used by Municipal Clerks to produce the final Voters' List used for the election. 

    MPAC administers voterlookup.ca which is an online service available to electors.  Using voterlookup.ca, electors can confirm and update their electoral information for the purposes of the Preliminary List of Electors for the upcoming municipal and school board elections.  MPAC has launched the Voterlookup.ca  website and is available for your use.  

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    <![CDATA[2018 Municipal Election Official Results ]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/municipal-elections/unofficial-results-7709.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/municipal-elections/unofficial-results-7709.htmlThu, 03 May 2018 9:26:43 -0700<![CDATA[Historical Information]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/municipal-elections/historical-information-5681.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/municipal-elections/historical-information-5681.htmlThu, 03 May 2018 8:47:42 -0700<![CDATA[PBIA]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes/pbia-1537.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes/pbia-1537.htmlWed, 02 May 2018 5:51:28 -0700<![CDATA[Friends of the Disabled]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes/friends-of-the-disabled-1494.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes/friends-of-the-disabled-1494.htmlWed, 02 May 2018 5:49:17 -0700<![CDATA[Media Release - Watering Restrictions Effective May 15 to Sept. 15, 2018]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/media-release-watering-restrictions-effective-may-15-to-sept-15-2018-9932.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/media-release-watering-restrictions-effective-may-15-to-sept-15-2018-9932.htmlTue, 01 May 2018 11:46:45 -0700<![CDATA[Curbside Collection - Common Set Out Mistakes]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/curbside-collection-common-set-out-mistakes-7881.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/curbside-collection-common-set-out-mistakes-7881.htmlTue, 01 May 2018 8:05:20 -0700<![CDATA[Silver Chain Challenge]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/silver-chain-challenge-5208.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/silver-chain-challenge-5208.htmlMon, 30 Apr 2018 11:32:34 -0700<![CDATA[Municipal Election 2018]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/5740.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/5740.htmlFri, 27 Apr 2018 12:59:28 -0700<![CDATA[Santa Claus Parade of Lights]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/santa-claus-parade-of-lights-2933.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/santa-claus-parade-of-lights-2933.htmlFri, 27 Apr 2018 6:05:18 -0700<![CDATA[Plans of Subdivision and Condominium]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/planning/plan-of-subdivision-condominium.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/planning/plan-of-subdivision-condominium.htmlThu, 26 Apr 2018 6:58:44 -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

    Application for Approval of a Plan of Subdivision or Condominium

    Development Guidelines

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    <![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.htmlMon, 23 Apr 2018 7:42:04 -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 2018  Rates

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

      0.80 + HST
    28.00 + HST
     6.00 + HST

     

     

    Launching
    - Daily
    - Seasonal

     

     6.99 + HST
    70.40 + 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[Media Release - Street Sweeping/Water Main Flushing/Sanitary Sewer Cleaning]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/media-release-street-sweeping-water-main-flushing-sanitary-sewer-cleaning-7093.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/media-release-street-sweeping-water-main-flushing-sanitary-sewer-cleaning-7093.htmlFri, 20 Apr 2018 11:28:04 -0700<![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.htmlThu, 19 Apr 2018 11:49:50 -0700Service 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.

    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 Permit Application
    Site Plan Checklist

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    <![CDATA[Small Residential or 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.htmlThu, 19 Apr 2018 11:48:10 -0700Service Description

    A building permit is required for an addition to a small residential building such as a detached house, a semi-detached house, or a townhouse, and for small additions to commercial buildings.

    Service Outcome

    Building Permit

    General Information

    All drawings are 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.

    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
    Optional:  Cross-section of a House

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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, 19 Apr 2018 7:19:26 -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:

    Operations Department
    Phone: (613) 735-6821 x 1409
    Fax: (613) 732-1421
    Email: lrook@pembroke.ca

    Capital Works:

    Trevor Woodtke
    Capital Works Coordinator
    Phone: (613) 735-6821 x 1402
    Fax: (613) 732-1421
    Email: twoodtke@pembroke.ca

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    <![CDATA[Planning]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/planning/http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/planning/Wed, 18 Apr 2018 6:35:26 -0700Overview

    Land use planning affects almost every aspect of life. It helps determine 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 affects all of us and helps us to have the kind of community we want.  There are two documents which govern development within the City:  the Official Plan and the Comprehensive Zoning By-law.
     

    Land Use Planning

    Land use planning encompasses the procedures listed below.  For details about a procedure, click its link.  For a detailed overview of all of the procedures, read the Guildline for Reviewing Development Proposals.  Land use planning encompasses:

    Land Use Planning Procedures

    Each of the above-listed procedures has its own process.  During the early consultation period, you should meet with Planning Department staff or 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 of the information needed 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 of making decisions on planning applications.
    • Providing clarity through a co-ordinated provincial position on planning applications.

    To view the fees and charges associated with some of the above-listed applications, click here.
     

    Contact Information

    For more information about land use planning in the City of Pembroke contact the Planning Department:

    Administration

    Phone: 613-735-6821 x1304

    Fax: 613-735-3660
     

    Colleen Sauriol

    Manager of Planning, Building & By-law Enforcement

    Phone:  613-735-6821 x 1301

    Fax:  613-735-3660

    email:  csauriol@pembroke.ca
     

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    <![CDATA[Emergency Management Program Committee]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-boards-and-committee-minutes-2017/emergency-management-program-committee-8570.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-boards-and-committee-minutes-2017/emergency-management-program-committee-8570.htmlWed, 18 Apr 2018 5:35:46 -0700<![CDATA[Minor Variances]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/planning/minor-variance.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/planning/minor-variance.htmlTue, 17 Apr 2018 7:30:19 -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, as amended, of the Planning Act provides the requirement of a sketch showing the following:

    a) The boundaries and dimensions of the subject land

    b) 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 lot line, rear lot line and the side yard lot lines

    c) The approximate location of all natural and artificial features on the subject land and adjacent lands 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

    d) The existing use(s) on adjacent lands

    e) The location, width and name of any roads within or abutting the subject land, indicating whether it is an unopened road allowance, a public traveled road, a private road or a right-of-way

    f) If access to the subject land is by water only, the location of the parking and boat docking facilities to be used

    g) The location and nature of any easement affecting the subject land

    *Note that the Planning Advisory and Adjustment Committee may require that the applicant provide a plan signed by an Ontario Land Surveyor at the applicant’s expense.  This will be requested if it is required.

    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 Information

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    <![CDATA[Consents (Severances)]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/planning/consent.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/planning/consent.htmlTue, 17 Apr 2018 7:24:52 -0700Consent Applications

    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.

    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, as amended, of the Planning Act, provides the requirement of a sketch to show the following:

    a) 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;

    b) the boundaries and dimensions of any land abutting the subject land that is owned by the owner of the subject land;

    c) the location of all land previously severed from the parcel originally acquired by the current owner of the subject land;

    d) 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      

    e) the current uses of land that is adjacent to the subject land (for example, residential, agricultural, or commercial);

    f) the location, width, and name of any roads within or abutting the subject land, indicating whether it is an unopened road allowance, a public traveled road, a private road, or a right-of-way;

    g) if access to the subject land is by water only, the location of the parking and boat docking facilities to be used;

    h) the location and nature of any easement affecting the subject land; and

    i) the approximate distance between the subject land and the nearest township lot line or landmark such as a bridge or railway crossing.

    *Note that the Planning Advisory and Adjustment Committee may require that the plan described above be signed by an Ontario Land Surveyor at the applicant’s expense.

    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.

    Required Forms and Information

    Consent Application

    Sample Site Plan

    Additional Consent Information

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    <![CDATA[Community Improvement Panel]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes/community-improvement-panel-9252.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes/community-improvement-panel-9252.htmlThu, 12 Apr 2018 12:33:43 -0700<![CDATA[Compliance ]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/operations/utilities/waterworks-compliance-report-575.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/operations/utilities/waterworks-compliance-report-575.htmlThu, 12 Apr 2018 5:59:56 -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[The Official Plan and Amendments]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/planning/official-plan.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/planning/official-plan.htmlTue, 10 Apr 2018 9:26:19 -0700The Official Plan

    The Official Plan establishes, in general terms, the overall pattern that development within the City should follow during the planning period.  It is intended to establish guidelines to direct future development and redevelopment in a logical and orderly manner and to protect existing development from the intrusion of incompatible land uses.  The Zoning By-law is one tool that is used to implement the Official Plan.

    Approved Official Plan 2016

    Official Plan Schedule A

    Official Plan Schedule B

    Official Plan Schedule C

    Official Plan Schedule D

    Official Plan 2016 Amendment 1

    Official Plan 2016 Amendment 2

    Official Plan 2016 Amendment 3

    Official Plan Amendments

    Sometimes, an Official Plan Amendment is required.  It might be required on its own, or in combination with a Zoning By-law Amendment.  An explanation of the processes and fees associated with Official Plan & Zoning By-law Amendments can be found at the beginning of the Application form:

    Official Plan & Zoning By-law Amendment Application

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    <![CDATA[Building Department Forms]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/building/forms/http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/building/forms/Wed, 04 Apr 2018 8:44:47 -0700Below are some of the most common forms used in the Building Department. 

    If you are not sure what forms you need, visit the "When Do I Need a Building Permit?" page, click on the type of construction that applies to your project, and look at the bottom of the page for the forms usually required for that type of applicaiton.  Alternatively, you can contact the Building Department at 613-735-6821 x1304.

    Common Forms

    Basic Package for Application for a Permit to Construct or Demolish (includes Letter of Authorization, Application, Schedule 1, Additional Information)

    Letter of Authorization

    Application for a Permit to Construct or Demolish

    Schedule 1: Designer Information

    Additional Information

    Additional Forms

    357 Adjustment of Taxes Application

    Building Information Matrix

    Call First Authorization List

    Carport Cross-Section

    Certification of Minimum Thermal Resistance and Insulation

    Commitment to General Reviews by Architect and Engineers

    Curb Cut and Culvert Application

    Deck Permit Application Package

    Declaration Respecting Lot Grading Plan Requirement

    Declaration Respecting Occupancy Permit Requirements

    Declaration Respecting Survey Requirements

    Energy Efficiency Design Summary Prescriptive Method

    Fence Guidelines Package

    Foundation Waterproofing/House Cross-Section

    Garage Cross-Section

    Standard Hold Harmless Agreement (for other than signs)

    New Build Application Package

    Occupancy Permit Application

    Plumbing Permit Application

    Residential Mechanical Venitlation Design Summary

    Sample Site Plan

    Sewage System Permit Application Package

    Schedule 2: Sewage System Installer Information

    Sewage System Checklist

    Sewage System Sample Site Plan

    Sign Permit Application

    Swimming Pool and Fence Permit Application

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    <![CDATA[Report a Pothole]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/operations/report-a-pothole-9651.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/operations/report-a-pothole-9651.htmlWed, 28 Mar 2018 12:07:06 -0700If you are aware of a pothole in the City of Pembroke, please notify the City by filling out the form below. * indicates a required field

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    <![CDATA[Public Meeting]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-agendas-2018/public-meeting-7022.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-agendas-2018/public-meeting-7022.htmlWed, 28 Mar 2018 6:19:21 -0700<![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, 27 Mar 2018 5:31:41 -0700<![CDATA[Mural Descriptions]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/art-and-culture/pembroke-heritage-murals/mural-descriptions.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/art-and-culture/pembroke-heritage-murals/mural-descriptions.htmlThu, 22 Mar 2018 12:07:28 -0700<![CDATA[Win This Space - Postponed to Fall 2018]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/win-this-space/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/win-this-space/Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:21:48 -0700

    Please note that the City of Pembroke's Win This Space contest for 2018 has been postponed. The contest will be re-launched in Fall/Winter 2018. To be notified when the contest re-opens please fill in the below form.

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    <![CDATA[FAQs]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/win-this-space/faqs/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/win-this-space/faqs/Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:20:30 -0700How do I enter the contest?

    On the ‘Win This Space’ section of the City of Pembroke’s website there will be 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. The form will be live in Fall/Winter 2018.

    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 Canada.

    Is the competition only open to Pembroke residents?

    No, "Win This Space" it is OPEN to anyone living in Canada, 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 Salovaara, 613-735-6821 ext. 1500 hsalovaara@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 3-months of each year 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.

    Other Questions about Win This Space?

    Please contact Heather Salovaara, Economic Development Officer for the City of Pembroke, hsalovaara@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[Waste Management]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/waste-management/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/waste-management/Fri, 16 Mar 2018 1:09:24 -0700

    Ci​ty of Pembroke Collection Schedule 2018/2019_Page1

    City of Pembroke Collection Schedule 2018/2019_Page 2

    Sorting Guide - Yellow Bin and Garbage

    Sorting Guide - Blue Box, Leaf & Yard Waste & Green Cart

    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,​  ONLY shredded paper is acceptable in clear plastic bags.

    Residents are reminded that all plastic bags (bread, produce, outside milk bags, blue newspaper bags, and grocery/retail bags) must not be placed in the Yellow Container but go in regular garbage.

    Large Item Collection is held twice a year in the Spring and Fall. Please view the Collection Calendar dates and restrictions.  This collection is for 'large items only' that would not typically not fit in regular garbage.

    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. 

    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[Civic/Youth Award Nomination Forms]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/9605.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/9605.htmlThu, 08 Mar 2018 9:18:20 -0700<![CDATA[Civic and Youth Awards ]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/civic-and-youth-awards/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/civic-and-youth-awards/Thu, 08 Mar 2018 9:14:42 -0700

    The City of Pembroke is proud to recognize and celebrate leadership, personal civic commitment, and engagement in several aspects of the community. The Civic and Youth Awards honors members of the community who demonstrate outstanding civic accomplishments. 

    What is a Civic Award?

    The Civic Award recognizes the dedication and contributions of volunteers within the City. This award may be given to a resident of the City of Pembroke, a volunteer group operating within the City or a non-resident with strong ties to volunteerism in our City. 

    Civic Award Categories 

    Civic Pride: Presented to an individual or group for showing leadership in fundraising and promoting the wellness of others. The fundraising must be a benefit to residents and promote a leadership role in fundraising and encouraging other groups within the City. 

    Arts & Culture: Presented to an individual or group demonstrating exceptional achievement in the arts. Examples: dance, writing, singing, music, public speaking, etc. Consideration is given to the accomplishment in various areas or promotion of arts and culture within the City.  

    Good Samaritan: Presented to an individual or group having concern for or helping to improve the happiness and welfare of others within the City. Consideration will be given to type and nature of support, length of time and how many individuals were benefited within the City. 

    Community Service: Presented to an individual or group that has demonstrated outstanding volunteerism within the community. Consideration will be given to the length of service, contribution, leadership and impact on the community in making Pembroke a better place to live and/or who are passionate about protecting and conserving the environment and who are involved with an environmental project within the City.

    Pembroke Senior of the Year: Presented to an individual that must be at least 65 years of age and have made the City of Pembroke a better place to live. The contribution can be in many different fields such as the arts, literature, community service, volunteerism, education, fitness and sport or humanitarian activities. 

    Mystery: Presented to an individual or group who has made a contribution in their own special way within the City.

    Spirit of Sport: Presented to an individual or group that demonstrates the love of the game while bringing prestige to the City. 

    What is a Youth Award?

    The City of Pembroke also recognizes youth in our community who have demonstrated leadership and personal civic commitment. Each recipient is rewarded with a $300 bursary and a Certificate of Merit. 
     

    Youth Award Categories

    Personal Courage: A role model for others and a person who maintains high ethical standards in difficult situations. Someone who might disregard their own personal safety or comfort to help another. 

    Arts & Literature: Enriching others through creativity, skills, and originality in such activities as music, dance, acting and the visual arts.

    Leadership: Demonstrating leadership, marked determination, creativity and a degree of achievement. 

    Young Athletes: It does not have to be the first person across the finish line or the gold medalist, rather the recipient of the award will demonstrate skills, devotion, sportsmanship and "class" under pressure. 

    Community Contributions: Improving the community through action, education, and service. It may be the young advocate or volunteer that goes the distance to make the world a better place. This is also about citizenship, inspiration, diversity, and leadership. 

    The Committee

    The committee is composed of volunteers residing within the City of Pembroke who demonstrate a strong commitment to volunteerism. 

    Nomination forms now available.

    Please go to our homepage under notices to download a nomination form.

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    <![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, 07 Mar 2018 7:10:32 -0700<![CDATA[Business]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/Tue, 06 Mar 2018 6:41:18 -0700

    Welcome to the heart of the Ottawa Valley and the largest commercial and service centre between Ottawa and North Bay in Eastern Ontario. Pembroke is open for business!

    With Council's focus on economic development, we are here to help answer 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.

    Contact: Heather Salovaara, Economic Development Officer, hsalovaara@pembroke.ca 613-735-6821 ext.1500

    Top 10 Reasons to do Business in Pembroke

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    <![CDATA[Building Department Fees]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/building/fees/http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/building/fees/Fri, 02 Mar 2018 9:29:56 -0700Building Permit Fees

    For the fee schedule to the City of Pembroke's current Building By-law, click:  Fee Schedule to Building By-law (2018-01)

    Development Charges

    If you are building a new structure or an addition, or if you are changing from a residential to a non-residential use or vice versa, Development Charges may apply.

    For the Development Charges By-law click: Development Charges By-law (2016-20)

    For the Development Charges brochure, click: Development Charges 2016-2021 Brochure

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    <![CDATA[Daffodil Pin Campaign for Canadian Cancer Society]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/daffodil-pin-campaign-for-canadian-cancer-society-2161.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/daffodil-pin-campaign-for-canadian-cancer-society-2161.htmlThu, 01 Mar 2018 6:33:02 -0700April is Daffodil Month for the Canadian Cancer Society and it is THE month to fight back against cancer. Our Daffodil Pin campaign takes place nationwide and helps us raise life-saving dollars in the fight against cancer. We are hoping you will join us in the fight this year.

    Funds raised during Daffodil Month support Canada’s best cancer research into all types of cancer so that more lives can be saved. Today, over 60 percent of Canadians diagnosed with cancer will survive compared to about 25 percent in the 1940s when we first began funding cancer research. From life-saving research to critical patient support and information services, this work would not be possible without the support of companies like you.

    Show support by purchasing and wearing your Daffodil Pin, donating to our volunteer canvassers, holding a fundraiser of your own or volunteering with us!  For more information contact leigh.costello@ontario.cancer.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, 26 Feb 2018 8:25:13 -0700<![CDATA[Other Volunteering Opportunities]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/volunteer-opportunities/other-volunteering-oportunities/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/volunteer-opportunities/other-volunteering-oportunities/Fri, 23 Feb 2018 8:31:11 -0700Other Volunteering Opportunities:

    Kiwanis Club of Pembroke

    Contact: Mac Plaunte, President
    Phone: (613) 735-5299 (home)
                (613) 735-3147 (work)
    Email: bloedg@nrtco.net
    Website: pembrokekiwanis.org


    Knights of Columbus Council 1531

    Contact: Jack Schreader, Grand Knight
    Phone: (613) 735-5446
    Email: sparki2001@sympatico.ca
    Website: www.kofc.org


    Marianhill

    Contact: Wendy Biernaskie, Coordinator of Volunteers
    Phone: (613) 735-6839 Ex 479
    Email: volunteers@marianhill.ca
    Website: www.marianhill.ca


    Pembroke Heritage Murals

    Contact: Pamela Dempsey
    Phone: (613) 735-3413
    Email: phmurals@pembroke.ca
    Website: pembroketourism.ca/heritagemuseumsc3.php


    Pembroke Regional Hospital Auxiliary

    Contact: Anne Sloan, President
    Phone: (613) 638-5717
    Website: www.pemreghos.org


    St. John Ambulance 

    Contact: Wayne Cotnam
    Phone: (613) 735-0772
    Email: stjohn@bellnet.ca


    United Way / Centraide of the Upper Ottawa Valley

    Contact: Bob French, Chair
    Phone: (613) 735-0436
    Email: unitedw@nrtco.net
    Website: www.pembroke.unitedway.ca


    The Phoenix Centre for Children and Families

    Contact: Gregory Lubimiv, Exec. Director
    Phone: (613) 735-2374 ext. 226
    Email: cchaput@phoenixctr.com
    Website: www.phoenixctr.com


    Renfrew County Child Poverty Action Network (CPAN)

    Contact: 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[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, 23 Feb 2018 6:51:05 -0700<![CDATA[Home]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/home/http://www.pembroke.ca/home/Thu, 22 Feb 2018 7:21:46 -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 , the 10 top online casinos provided by onlinecasinoselite.org 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[Public Skating]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/summer-programs/public-skating.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/summer-programs/public-skating.htmlThu, 22 Feb 2018 6:20:28 -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[Parking Authority 2017 Minutes]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-boards-and-committee-minutes-2017/parking-authority-3370.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-boards-and-committee-minutes-2017/parking-authority-3370.htmlWed, 21 Feb 2018 10:54:40 -0700<![CDATA[Emergency Services]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/Wed, 21 Feb 2018 9:06:41 -0700<![CDATA[2018 Budget]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/2018-budget-4642.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/2018-budget-4642.htmlWed, 21 Feb 2018 8:02:34 -0700<![CDATA[Temporary Shelters (October 15-May 15)]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/building/temporary-shelters-october-15-may-15/http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/building/temporary-shelters-october-15-may-15/Tue, 20 Feb 2018 9:55:51 -0700<![CDATA[Residents]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:38:50 -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[Win This Space Contest]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/win-this-space-contest-183.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/win-this-space-contest-183.htmlFri, 16 Feb 2018 8:29:17 -0700<![CDATA[Focus on the 90% with Darci Lang]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/focus-on-the-90-with-darci-lang-3788.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/focus-on-the-90-with-darci-lang-3788.htmlFri, 16 Feb 2018 7:50:08 -0700<![CDATA[Hockey Town]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/hockey-town/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/hockey-town/Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:57:26 -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[Food & Beverage]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/food-and-beverage/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/food-and-beverage/Wed, 14 Feb 2018 7:33:36 -0700<![CDATA[Restaurant Directory]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/food-and-beverage/restaurant-directory/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/food-and-beverage/restaurant-directory/Wed, 14 Feb 2018 7:31:46 -0700

    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

    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

    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

    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 Live                                                                                                   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

    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

    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

    Wilkies Fresh Baked Bread                                                                                Get Directions
    100 Pembroke Street West
    (613) 631-1050
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    <![CDATA[Animal Control]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/animal-control/http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/animal-control/Wed, 14 Feb 2018 6:28:25 -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) 401-6100

    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[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, 07 Feb 2018 7:48:23 -0700<![CDATA[Ottawa Valley Waste Management Board]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-boards-and-committee-minutes-2017/ottawa-valley-waste-management-board-3104.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-boards-and-committee-minutes-2017/ottawa-valley-waste-management-board-3104.htmlWed, 07 Feb 2018 7:47:22 -0700<![CDATA[Pembroke Public Library]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-boards-and-committee-minutes-2017/pembroke-public-library-461.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-boards-and-committee-minutes-2017/pembroke-public-library-461.htmlWed, 07 Feb 2018 7:45:38 -0700<![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.htmlWed, 07 Feb 2018 7:44:24 -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[Business Directory]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/business-directory/http://www.pembroke.ca/business-directory/Wed, 07 Feb 2018 6:42:56 -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 Salovaara at hsalovaara@pembroke.ca or 613-735-6821 ext.1500.

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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.htmlWed, 07 Feb 2018 6:06:14 -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[The Grand Prize]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/win-this-space/the-grand-prize/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/win-this-space/the-grand-prize/Fri, 02 Feb 2018 10:07:57 -0700The Grand Prize Package includes the following:
    • 6 months free rent on a commercial space in Pembroke

    • Feature banner on the City of Pembroke's webpage for 1 month

    • Feature on YourTV Ottawa Valley Business Insight Program

    • 1 ticket to the Algonquin College Spring Business Leadership Conference

    • Ottawa River Power Corporation Lighting Assessment

    • Feature booth at the Downtown Connect - Your Community Expo

    • 1 year membership to the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce

    • $1000 advertising credit with myFM radio

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    <![CDATA[Council Corner]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/Wed, 17 Jan 2018 7:47:25 -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)
    613-281-3162 (cell)
    613-732-3621 (office)

    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[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.htmlWed, 17 Jan 2018 6:33:53 -0700<![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.htmlWed, 17 Jan 2018 6:28:40 -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.htmlMon, 15 Jan 2018 9:39:45 -0700<![CDATA[Pembroke Economic Development Advisory Committee]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/2017-committee-agendas/pembroke-economic-development-advisory-committee-7728.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/2017-committee-agendas/pembroke-economic-development-advisory-committee-7728.htmlFri, 12 Jan 2018 7:44:59 -0700<![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, 12 Jan 2018 7:37:25 -0700<![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.htmlFri, 12 Jan 2018 7:35:17 -0700<![CDATA[Community Improvement Panel]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-boards-and-committee-minutes-2017/community-improvement-panel-4063.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-boards-and-committee-minutes-2017/community-improvement-panel-4063.htmlFri, 12 Jan 2018 6:47:43 -0700<![CDATA[2018 Pet Tag Rates]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/2018-pet-tag-rates-7220.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/2018-pet-tag-rates-7220.htmlWed, 10 Jan 2018 8:36:13 -07002018 Pet Tag Rates

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    <![CDATA[Budget Meeting Notice 2018]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/budget-meeting-notice-2018-889.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/budget-meeting-notice-2018-889.htmlTue, 09 Jan 2018 7:05:58 -0700<![CDATA[SnoSpree]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/special-events/snospree/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/special-events/snospree/Mon, 08 Jan 2018 9:04:12 -0700Celebrate winter with the 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 on this year's festivities!

    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[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, 05 Jan 2018 8:48:34 -0700<![CDATA[Criminal Record Checks]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/police-services/criminal-record-checks/http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/police-services/criminal-record-checks/Wed, 03 Jan 2018 1:20:14 -0700Criminal record checks and police checks are required for a variety of purposes including employment, adoption, international travel, volunteer work, citizenship, name change, student placement or to obtain a record suspension (formerly pardon).

    The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) can complete criminal record checks only for individuals who live in their jurisdiction.

    To get a criminal record check, follow these steps.

    Step 1: Download, fill out and print the application form.

    Step 2: Bring the completed form, along with two pieces of identification* to the Pembroke OPP Detachment at 77 International Drive on Tuesdays or Thursdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. for processing.

    *Acceptable forms of identification include:

    • Driver's license
    • Birth certificate
    • Valid passport
    • Outdoors card

    The OPP cannot accept a health card or social insurance number card as identification for a criminal record check.

    Processing can take six to eight weeks, and the fee for a criminal record check for employment purposes is $25. There is no fee for those who require a criminal record check for volunteer purposes; however, those applicants must supply a letter of confirmation from the agency with which they are volunteering.

    Anyone with questions regarding the crimincal record check process may contact the Upper Ottawa Valley OPP Pembroke Detachment at 613-732-3332 or visit the OPP website for more information.

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    <![CDATA[Striking Committee]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2017/striking-committee-5275.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2017/striking-committee-5275.htmlWed, 03 Jan 2018 12:03:02 -0700<![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.htmlWed, 03 Jan 2018 12:00:59 -0700<![CDATA[Garrison Petawawa]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/cfb-petawawa/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/cfb-petawawa/Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:30:45 -0700 This page is dedicated to the military personnel at Garrison Petawawa.
    As your friends and neighbours, we appreciate your dedication to Canada, and your work building international peace that endures.

    The following websites contain information about Canada's military as well as general information about Garrison Petawawa

    Canadian Forces Personnel Support Agency: www.CFPSA.com

    Photo and video archives: www.combatcamera.forces.gc.ca

    Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre and Personnel Support Programs: https://www.cafconnection.ca/Petawawa/Home.aspx


     

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    <![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, 29 Dec 2017 6:13:07 -0700<![CDATA[Local Board and Committee Minutes 2018]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes/Fri, 22 Dec 2017 8:29:20 -0700<![CDATA[Committee Minutes 2018]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2018/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2018/Fri, 22 Dec 2017 8:23:24 -0700<![CDATA[Committee Agendas 2018]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-agendas-2018/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-agendas-2018/Fri, 22 Dec 2017 8:05:22 -0700<![CDATA[Meetings]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/meetings/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/meetings/Fri, 22 Dec 2017 8:00:50 -0700<![CDATA[Public Complaint Policy]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/public-complaint-policy/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/public-complaint-policy/Thu, 21 Dec 2017 11:34:20 -0700<![CDATA[Accessibility Advisory Committee]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-boards-and-committee-minutes-2017/accessibility-advisory-committee-6037.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-boards-and-committee-minutes-2017/accessibility-advisory-committee-6037.htmlFri, 15 Dec 2017 1:51:27 -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, 15 Dec 2017 11:57:42 -0700<![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, 15 Dec 2017 11:54:55 -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, 15 Dec 2017 11:41:31 -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, 06 Dec 2017 1:36:40 -0700<![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.htmlMon, 04 Dec 2017 1:45:21 -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, 01 Dec 2017 9:21:05 -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, 01 Dec 2017 9:19:15 -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.htmlThu, 23 Nov 2017 11:38:59 -0700<![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.htmlFri, 17 Nov 2017 10:04:31 -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 Nov 2017 6:24:38 -0700<![CDATA[Investment Ready Certified Site]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/available-properties/certified-site/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/available-properties/certified-site/Tue, 07 Nov 2017 12:51:46 -0700<![CDATA[Economic Development, Culture & Tourism]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/economic-development-culture-tourism/http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/economic-development-culture-tourism/Mon, 06 Nov 2017 9:14:43 -0700

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    <![CDATA[Emergency Management Program Committee]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes-2016/emergency-management-program-committee-8067.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes-2016/emergency-management-program-committee-8067.htmlWed, 01 Nov 2017 11:17:20 -0700<![CDATA[Pembroke Economic Development Advisory Committee]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/pembroke-economic-development-advisory-committee/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/pembroke-economic-development-advisory-committee/Fri, 27 Oct 2017 6:50:48 -0700Formed in March, 2015, the Pembroke Economic Development Advisory Committee (PEDAC) ​is a group that is appointed by Council and provides input to the Planning and Development Committee of Council on matters pertaining  to business attraction and retention. Members meet on

    a monthly basis with City managers to receive reports and studies, and to provide advice on matters that may impact the economic climate of Pembroke. Their role is fully outlined in the Terms of Reference that were established to guide their decision making processes.


    Meet PEDAC

    Jamie Bramburger
    Co-Chair, PEDAC
    ​Manager, Student & Community
    Affairs, Algonquin College

    Mike LeMay
    Member, PEDAC
    Mayor, City of Pembroke

    ​Lisa Edmonds
    Member, PEDAC
    ​CEO, EGM Insurance
     

    Adam Lesco
    ​​Member, PEDAC
    Sales Rep., BDI Canada

    Tracey Dean
    Member, PEDAC
    Owner, The Urban Gourmet

    Stephane Levesque
    Member, PEDAC
    ​President, SRB Technologies

    Matt Bimm
    Member, PEDAC
    ​Broker of Record,
    ​Valley Property Shop

    Michael St. Jean
    Member, PEDAC
    Chair, Pembroke Business
    ​Improvement Area


     

    Andrew Plummer
    Member, PEDAC
    ​Councillor, City of Pembroke

    Bill Halkett
    Member, PEDAC
     

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    <![CDATA[Feedback]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/privacy-policy/feedback-2736.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/privacy-policy/feedback-2736.htmlMon, 23 Oct 2017 6:50:56 -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[Hiking Trails]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/outdoor-activities/hiking-trails.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/outdoor-activities/hiking-trails.htmlWed, 18 Oct 2017 7:05:59 -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.travel/Valley_Explore/Walk.html

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    <![CDATA[Fire Prevention Week 2017]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/fire-prevention-week-2017-9667.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/fire-prevention-week-2017-9667.htmlMon, 16 Oct 2017 10:26:12 -0700

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    <![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/Fri, 13 Oct 2017 7:11:04 -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[Urban Slide Cancels Pembroke Event]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/urban-slide-cancels-pembroke-event-1886.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/urban-slide-cancels-pembroke-event-1886.htmlWed, 04 Oct 2017 10:03:15 -0700<![CDATA[Festival Hall]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-boards-and-committee-minutes-2017/festival-hall-1774.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-boards-and-committee-minutes-2017/festival-hall-1774.htmlWed, 04 Oct 2017 7:22:56 -0700<![CDATA[Real Estate & Available Properties]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/available-properties/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/available-properties/Fri, 29 Sep 2017 6:35:34 -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 Salovaara at hsalovaara@pembroke.ca or 613-735-6821 ext.1500

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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.htmlMon, 25 Sep 2017 11:15:13 -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[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.htmlTue, 19 Sep 2017 8:55:00 -0700Service 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 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
    Mechanical Ventilation Design Summary
    Plumbing Permit Application

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    <![CDATA[Seniors]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/seniors/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/seniors/Mon, 18 Sep 2017 9:13:17 -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[Construction of new fire station officially under way]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/construction-of-new-fire-station-officially-under-way-5252.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/construction-of-new-fire-station-officially-under-way-5252.htmlMon, 18 Sep 2017 8:54:45 -0700

    Fire station project team members gather for the official sod turning Sept. 5. They include Tayler Spradbrow, Assistant Project Manager (Colliers Project Leaders Inc.), left; Rebecca Kulik, Project Manager (Colliers Project Leaders Inc.); Elise Bickel, Pembroke Capital Works Engineering Student; Fire Chief Dan Herback; Brian Lewis, Capital Works Supervisor; Deputy Mayor Ron Gervais; Terry Lapierre, Pembroke Chief Administrative Officer; Mayor Michael LeMay; Fire Captain Scott Selle; Paul Ouellette, Site Superintendent for Pomerleau Inc., the design-builder; Mike Tomlin, Site Foreman, H and H Construction; and Gabriel Goulet, Project Manager for Pomerleau Inc., the design-builder. Missing from the photo are LeeAnn McIntyre, Pembroke Treasurer; and Dino Di Sano, architect for the design-builder (COLE+Associates Architects Inc.).

    ​Click the pdf to read the whole story.

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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/Wed, 13 Sep 2017 6:57:46 -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[Recreation]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/recreation-tourism/http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/recreation-tourism/Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:33:39 -0700The Parks & Recreation 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.

    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

    Elijah McKeown, Recreation Programmer
    Phone: (613) 735-6821 x 1502
    emckeown@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[Combined Committee]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2017/combined-committee-2615.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/committee-minutes-2017/combined-committee-2615.htmlWed, 06 Sep 2017 6:43:41 -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, 17 Aug 2017 12:34:19 -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.

    152.26 + HST

    105.00 + HST
     95.00 + HST

    140.00 + HST
     95.00 + 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, 17 Aug 2017 12:31:15 -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 2017/2018 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

    152.26 + HST
    105.00 + HST
     95.00 + HST
    140.00 + HST
     95.00 + HST

     64.00 + HST
    115.53 + 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[Combined Committee]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/2017-committee-agendas/combined-committee-5965.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/2017-committee-agendas/combined-committee-5965.htmlFri, 11 Aug 2017 12:25:19 -0700<![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.htmlTue, 08 Aug 2017 12:27:25 -0700Service 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

    Notice:  The City of Pembroke now asks that building plans be submitted in PDF as well as in hard copy.

    New Building Application
    Site Plan Checklist
    May be Required:  Commitment to General Reviews by Architect and Engineers

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    <![CDATA[Resources]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/accessibility/resources/http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/accessibility/resources/Tue, 11 Jul 2017 5:40:35 -0700<![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.htmlMon, 10 Jul 2017 7:27:10 -0700<![CDATA[Media Release - Water Filtration Salespeople - June 29th, 2017]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/media-release-water-filtration-salespeople-june-29th-2017-5124.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/media-release-water-filtration-salespeople-june-29th-2017-5124.htmlThu, 29 Jun 2017 1:17:52 -0700<![CDATA[Riverside Park]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/riverside-park.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/residents/recreation-programs/parks/riverside-park.htmlWed, 21 Jun 2017 7:07:09 -0700

    Address: 961 Pembroke Street West

    Call: 613-735-6821 ext. 1504

    With its spacious 75-acre tent and trailer campground, Pembroke's Riverside Park Campground is located within walking distance of the downtown. It boasts a number of amenities including: mini-golf, a canteen, horseshoe pits, ball diamonds, soccer pitches, a playground, 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.

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

    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

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

    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 

    To reserve a campsite or for general inquiries about the Park: 

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

    Riverside Park Mailing Address:
    Corporation of Pembroke
    1 Pembroke St E.
    Pembroke, ON  K8A 3J5

    Parks & Recreation Department: (613) 735-6821 ext. 1501

    Email:  recreation@pembroke.ca

    We do not take reservations before Friday of the May long weekend. 

    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!

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    <![CDATA[Pembroke & Area Airport Commission]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-boards-and-committee-minutes-2017/pembroke-area-airport-commission-3891.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-boards-and-committee-minutes-2017/pembroke-area-airport-commission-3891.htmlWed, 21 Jun 2017 6:10:49 -0700<![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, 19 Jun 2017 11:00:06 -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.

    The following training resources are also available through the province at the links below: ]]>
    <![CDATA[Canadian Red Cross Mobile Resource Centre]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/canadian-red-cross-mobile-resource-centre-9965.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/canadian-red-cross-mobile-resource-centre-9965.htmlThu, 15 Jun 2017 8:32:10 -0700<![CDATA[Canadian Red Cross Mobile Resource Centre]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/canadian-red-cross-mobile-resource-centre-8055.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/canadian-red-cross-mobile-resource-centre-8055.htmlFri, 09 Jun 2017 5:39:47 -0700The Canadian Red Cross is offering support to those affected by the flooding. Attend the Pembroke Memorial Centre 393 Pembroke Street W., Pembroke (Enter by parking lot on Lake Street) on Wednesday, June 14th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. They will be providing a variety of services including flood recovery information, clean-up kits, hygiene kits, address/ID verification for financial assistance, and referrals to other agencies and services.

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    <![CDATA[Fences]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/building/when-do-i-need-a-building-permit/fences-379.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/departments/building/when-do-i-need-a-building-permit/fences-379.htmlThu, 08 Jun 2017 8:28:40 -0700Service Description

    Provided the fence does not enclose a pool, is less than 2.13 m (7 ft) in height in a residential zone and less than 2.44 m (8 ft) in a non-residential zone, and meets all other applicable laws, no building permit is required.  You should read the Fence Guidelines Package, below.

    If the planned fence will fall outside these parameters, contact the Building Department for further information.

    Required Forms and Information

    Fence Guidelines Package

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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, 26 May 2017 11:24:17 -0700Service 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[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, 26 May 2017 11:17:33 -0700Service 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[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, 26 May 2017 11:00:44 -0700Service 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
    Optional: Cross-section of a Garage
    Optional: Cross-section of a Carport

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    <![CDATA[Media Releases]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/http://www.pembroke.ca/media-releases/Wed, 03 May 2017 10:31:23 -0700<![CDATA[Community Improvement Panel]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes-2016/community-improvement-panel-1915.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes-2016/community-improvement-panel-1915.htmlWed, 26 Apr 2017 9:17:13 -0700<![CDATA[Operations]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/operations/http://www.pembroke.ca/departments/operations/Thu, 13 Apr 2017 8:57:13 -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:

    Phone:  (613) 735-6821 x 1410
    Fax:  (613) 732-1421
    Email: lrook@pembroke.ca

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    <![CDATA[About PEDAC]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/pembroke-economic-development-advisory-committee/about-pedac/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/pembroke-economic-development-advisory-committee/about-pedac/Tue, 11 Apr 2017 10:38:36 -0700<![CDATA[PEDAC Initiatives]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/pembroke-economic-development-advisory-committee/pedac-initiatives/http://www.pembroke.ca/economic-development/pembroke-economic-development-advisory-committee/pedac-initiatives/Tue, 11 Apr 2017 10:37:12 -0700<![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.htmlThu, 06 Apr 2017 11:01:52 -0700Service 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

    House Cross Section
    Building Permit Application

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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.htmlThu, 06 Apr 2017 10:48:33 -0700Service 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 Permit Application Package

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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.htmlThu, 06 Apr 2017 8:51:00 -0700Service 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[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, 06 Apr 2017 8:44:52 -0700Service 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 building to be demolished as well as property lines and lot area.

    Required Forms

    Application for Permit to Demolish
    Application for Adjustment of Taxes

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    <![CDATA[ 2016 Annual Report]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/annual-reports/2170.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/fire-services/annual-reports/2170.htmlWed, 05 Apr 2017 8:36:30 -0700<![CDATA[Emergency Readiness]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/emergency-readiness/http://www.pembroke.ca/emergency-services/emergency-readiness/Mon, 03 Apr 2017 6:56:31 -0700Emergency Preparedness Week Banner

    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[Find Us]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/find-us/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/find-us/Fri, 10 Mar 2017 1:37:35 -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[Pembroke Murals - Street Map]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/art-and-culture/pembroke-heritage-murals/pembroke-murals-street-map-7021.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/art-and-culture/pembroke-heritage-murals/pembroke-murals-street-map-7021.htmlThu, 09 Mar 2017 10:29:21 -0700<![CDATA[Parking Authority]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes-2016/parking-authority-4719.htmlhttp://www.pembroke.ca/city-hall/city-council/local-board-and-committee-minutes-2016/parking-authority-4719.htmlWed, 08 Mar 2017 7:21:56 -0700<![CDATA[Off-leash Dog Park - 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.htmlMon, 06 Mar 2017 1:18:38 -0700

    The Bark Park is the City of Pembroke's off-leash dog park.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[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.htmlMon, 06 Mar 2017 12:42:27 -0700The Park Inventory features park amenities for each green space within the City of Pembroke.

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    <![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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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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    <![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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[Special Events]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/http://www.pembroke.ca/special-events/Fri, 27 May 2016 11:57:00 -0700<![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[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[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[Camping]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/accommodations/camping/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/accommodations/camping/Wed, 04 May 2016 8:08:46 -0700<![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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[Memorial]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/memorial/http://www.pembroke.ca/residents/memorial/Fri, 02 Oct 2015 9:22:06 -0700<![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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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[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
    Tel: 613-735-2182

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    <![CDATA[Music Shops and Recording Studios]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/fiddling-and-step-dancing/music-shops-and-recording-studios/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/fiddling-and-step-dancing/music-shops-and-recording-studios/Wed, 16 Jul 2014 9:39:21 -0700Music Shops

    Bob's Music Plus

    105 Pembroke Street West
    Pembroke, ON K8A K8A 5M3
    Phone: (613) 732-3454
    Email: info@bobsmusic.com

    Musical Encounters

    557 Pembroke Street East
    Pembroke, ON K8A 3L5
    Phone: (613) 735-3624
    Email: barb@musicalencounters.ca

    The Music World

    167 Pembroke Street West
    Pembroke, ON K8A 5M9
    Phone: (613) 629-0505
    Email: therese@themusicworld.ca

     

    Recording Studios

    Bob's Music Westworld Studios

    105 Pembroke Street West
    Pembroke, ON K8A K8A 5M3
    Phone: (613) 732-3454
    Email: info@bobsmusic.com

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    <![CDATA[Brief History]]>http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/fiddling-and-step-dancing/brief-history/http://www.pembroke.ca/tourism/fiddling-and-step-dancing/brief-history/Wed, 16 Jul 2014 9:35:44 -0700 

    "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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    <![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[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[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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    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[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[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[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

     

    Building Maintenance

     

     

    WEEKLY

     

     

    2.6.1.3.

     

    Check

     

    Hoods, filters and ducts subject to accumulation of combustible deposits

     

    Building Maintenance

     

    2.6.1.13.

     

    Check

     

    Commercial cooking equipment

     

    Building Maintenance

     

    2.7.3.1

    2.7.3.2

     

    Check

     

    All exit lights equipped with dual bulbs are being maintained

     

    Building Maintenance

     

    6.5.3.1.

     

    Check

     

    That sprinkler system control valves are open and properly supervised

     

    Building Maintenance

     

    6.6.1.2.

     

    Inspect

     

    Valves for controlling fire protection water supply

     

    Building Maintenance

     

    MONTHLY

     

     

    2.2.3.4.

     

    Inspect

     

    All doors in fire separations

     

    Building Maintenance

     

    2.7.3.3.(1)

     

    Check

     

    Pilot lights on emergency lighting unit equipment

     

    Fire Protection Contractor

     

    2.7.3.3.(2)

     

    Check

     

    Inverter and emergency lighting unit equipment

     

    Fire Protection Contractor

     

    2.7.3.3.(3)(a)

     

    Test

     

    Inverter and all emergency lighting unit equipment for operation upon failure of primary power

     

    Fire Protection Contractor

     

    2.8.3.2.(1)

     

    Test

     

    Fire drill

     

    Fire Safety Committee and Staff

     

    6.2.7.2.

     

    Inspect

     

    All portable fire extinguishers

     

    Fire Protection Contractor

     

    6.3.2.2.

     

    Inspect

     

    Fire alarm batteries

     

    Fire Protection Contractor

     

    6.3.2.2.

     

    Test

     

    Fire alarm system

     

    Fire Protection Contractor

     

    6.3.2.4.

     

    Test

     

    Voice communication to and from floor area to the central alarm control

     

    Fire Protection Contractor

     

    6.5.5.2.

     

    Test

     

    The sprinkler system using the alarm test connection

     

    Fire Protection Contractor

     

    6.7.1.1.

     

    Test/Inspect

     

    Emergency generator set operated at 30 percent of rated load for 60 minutes

     

    Fire Protection Contractor

     

     

    EVERY TWO MONTHS

     

     

    Fire Code

     

    Duties

     

    Item

     

    Responsibility

     

    6.5.5.7.(2)

     

    Test

     

    Sprinkler water flow devices for electrical supervision

     

    Fire Protection Contractor

     

    EVERY SIX MONTHS

     

     

    2.6.1.13.

     

    Inspect

     

    Fire protection systems for commercial cooking equipment

     

    Fire Protection Contractor

     

    2.6.1.13.

     

    Inspect

     

    Hoods, grease removal devices, fan ducts and other appurtenances

     

    Fire Protection Contractor

     

    6.5.5.7.(3)

     

    Test

     

    Gate valve supervisory switches, and other supervisory devices

     

    Fire Protection Contractor

     

    6.7.1.1.(1)

     

    Check

     

    And clean crankcase breathers, governors and linkages on emergency generators

     

    Fire Protection Contractor

     

    6.8.1.1.(1)

     

    Test

     

    Special extinguishing systems

     

    Fire Protection Contractor

     

    ANNUALLY

     

     

    2.2.3.7.

     

    Inspect

     

    Fire dampers and fire stop flaps (may be inspected on approved time schedule)

     

    Mechanical Contractor

     

    2.6.1.4.(1)

     

    Inspect

     

    All flues, and fluepipes

     

    Mechanical Contractor

     

    2.6.1.8.

     

    Inspect

     

    Disconnect switches for mechanical air conditioning and ventilation systems

     

     

    Mechanical Contractor

     

    2.6.1.13.

     

    Test

     

    Commercial cooking equipment fire protection systems; replace fusible links and sprinkler (other than glass-bulb type heads)

     

    Fire Protection Contractor

     

    2.7.3.3.(3)(b)

     

    Test

     

    Emergency lighting

     

    Fire Protection Contractor

     

    2.7.3.3.(4)

     

    Test

     

    Emergency lighting unit equipment for design duration

     

    Fire Protection Contractor

     

    6.2.7.1.

     

    Inspect

     

    All portable fire extinguishers

     

    Fire Protection Contractor

     

    6.3.2.2.

     

    Test

     

    Fire alarm system

     

    Fire Protection Contractor

     

    6.3.2.2.

     

    Test

     

    Automatic and manual operation of electromagnetic locks

     

    Fire Protection Contractor

     

    6.3.2.4.

     

    Test

     

    Voice communication system which is integrated with the fire alarm system

     

    Fire Protection Contractor

     

    Fire Code

     

    Duties

     

    Item

     

    Responsibility

     

     

    6.5.3.2.

     

    Check

     

    Exposed sprinkler system pipe hangers

     

    Fire Protection Contractor

     

    6.5.3.5.

     

    Check

     

    All sprinkler

     

    Fire Protection Contractor

     

    6.5.4.4.(2)

     

    Inspect

     

    For wear, rust or obstructions after removal of plug or caps on sprinkler Siamese connections

     

    Fire Protection Contractor

     

    6.5.5.3.

     

    Test

     

    Waterflow on wet sprinkler system using most hydraulically remote test connection

     

    Fire Protection Contractor

     

    6.5.5.5.

     

    Test

     

    Sprinkler system water supply pressure using main drain valve

     

    Fire Protection Contractor

     

    6.6.5.1.

     

    Inspect

     

    All fire hydrants

     

    Fire Protection Contractor

     

    6.6.5.2.(2)

     

    Inspect

     

    Hydrant port caps

     

    Fire Protection Contractor

     

    6.6.5.3.

     

    Inspect

     

    Fire hydrant barrel

     

    Fire Protection Contractor

     

    6.6.5.6.

     

    Test

     

    Fire hydrant water flow

     

    Fire Protection Contractor

     

    6.7.1.1.

     

    Inspect and Service

     

    Emergency generator and engine set. Operate generator at full load for two (2) hours

     

    Fire Protection Contractor

     

    6.7.1.3.

    6.7.1.5.(1)

     

    Inspect

     

    Diesel generator. Drain and refill tank with fresh supply at least once a year

     

    Fire Protection Contractor

     

    6.8.1.1.(1)

     

    Test

     

    Special extinguishing systems

     

    Fire Protection Contractor

     

    EVERY TWO YEARS

     

     

    6.7.1.1.

     

    Inspect

     

    And torque heads and valve adjustments for emergency generator engines

     

    Fire Protection Contractor

     

    EVERY THREE YEARS

     

     

    6.7.1.1.

     

    Inspect and Service

     

    Injector nozzles and valve adjustments on diesel emergency power engines

     

    Fire Protection Contractor

     

    EVERY FIVE YEARS

     

     

    6.2.7.1.

     

    Test

     

    H²0, CO² and dry chemical (dry chemical with stainless steel shell) extinguishers hydrostatically

     

    Fire Protection Contractor

     

    6.7.1.1.

     

    Test

     

    Insulation of emergency power generator windings

     

    Fire Protection Contractor

     

    Fire Code

     

    Duties

     

    Item

     

    Responsibility

     

     

    EVERY SIX YEARS

     

     

    6.2.7.1.

     

    Test

     

    Empty stored pressure type extinguishers requiring 12 year hydrostatic test and subject to maintenance

     

    Fire Protection Contractor

     

    EVERY TWELVE YEARS

     

     

    6.2.7.1.

     

    Test

     

    Hydrostatically, dry chemical (other than having stainless steel shell), dry powder, and vaporizing liquid type extinguishers

     

    Fire Protection Contractor

     

    EVERY FIFTEEN YEARS

     

     

    6.5.4.2.

     

    Inspect

     

    Dry pipe sprinkler system for obstruction and flush where necessary

     

    Fire Protection Contractor

     

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

    ( ONTARIO FIRE CODE)

     

     

    2.2.3.5.

    2.2.3.8.

     

    Check

     

    All doors in fire separations to ensure that they are closed

     

    Building Maintenance

     

    2.4.1.7.

     

    Check

     

    Lint traps in laundry equipment

     

    Building Maintenance

     

     

    2.6.1.13.

     

    Clean

     

    Hoods, grease removal devices, fans, ducts and other appurtenances shall be cleaned to bare metal at frequent intervals prior to surfaces becoming heavily contaminated with grease or oily sludge