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Encyclopedia > Pembroke, Ontario

Pembroke (population 13,490 in the 2001 Canadian census) is a city at the confluence of the Muskrat River and the Ottawa River in the Ottawa Valley in eastern Ontario, Canada. Pembroke is the seat of Renfrew County. 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Night view of Taipei City. ... The Muskrat River near Pembroke. ... This is about the river in Canada. ... The Ottawa Valley is the valley surrounding the Ottawa River for the west-east portion of its path through the Canadian Shield from Mattawa to Ottawa. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English Flower White trillium Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked 4th 1... Renfrew is a county in the Canadian province of Ontario. ...

Pembroke City Hall and Muskrat River
Pembroke City Hall and Muskrat River

Forestry has historically been the major industry in the area, but the nearby military base at Petawawa and nuclear power development at Chalk River have diversified the local economy. During the early eighties, Pembroke fell into hard times and some considered it to be a failing city with little long term development. Combined with an aging population and little investment, it was difficult to sustain itself. In recent years, a turnaround has occurred with a greater military presence and an insurgence in US based businesess who have made their home in the Pembroke area providing growth and prosperity. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1367 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Pembroke, Ontario Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1367 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Pembroke, Ontario Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or digitize it. ... A decidous beech forest in Slovenia. ... Petawawa is a town located in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... A nuclear power station. ... The Chalk River Laboratories also Chalk River Labs and formerly the Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories is a Canadian nuclear research facility located in Deep River, Ontario. ...


Picturesque and unpretentious, Pembroke provides all the amenities of a city but with full access to some of the most pristine wilderness and clean waterways within any major population center. This fact is not lost on the planners who have invested in add on attractions similar to a series of murals in the downtown area depicting the history of the city, from steam and logging to nuclear energy. Salle des illustres, ceiling painting, by Jean André Rixens. ...


Tourist attactions are growing in number every year, particularly in the music and festival aspect. Recently, Pembroke has seen a surge of musical talent. For example, two members of Sam Roberts' band are from Pembroke, as is the indie rock band Blinker the Star and, provide some of the best blues found in the Eastern Ontario region on Wednesday nights in the local downtown core. The two bands held a benefit concert for the Pembroke General Hospital on May 29, 2004. Cavity Greg, another local band celebrated the release of their first album in the summer of 2005. After completing their first CD release tour, as well as the cavity tribute tour of Ontario, Cavity Greg has been booked for a tour of Canada's East Coast, Los Angeles, CA, as well as the release of their second CD "Turn it Down" in the upcoming 2006. Local band Goat Horn have also had success in music touring parts of ontario and some northern states. Goat Horn has also been confirmed for the 9th annual Headbanger's Open Air festival to be held July 14-15th 2006 outside of Hamburg, Germany. Sam Roberts (born October 2, 1974) is a Canadian rock singer-songwriter, whose 2002 debut release, The Inhuman Condition, became one of the bestselling independent releases in Quebec and Canadian music history. ... Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ... A benefit concert is a concert featuring musicians, comedians, or other performers that is held for a charitable purpose, often directed at a specific and immediate humanitarian crisis. ... May 29 is the 149th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (150th in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Goat Horn is a heavy metal band founded in Pembroke, Ontario, Canada in late 1999. ...


Pembroke is also the birthplace of comedian Tom Green, although Green's family subsequently moved to Ottawa. Michael Thomas (Tom) Green (born July 30, 1971) is a Canadian shock comic and television host. ... Motto: Template:Unhide = Advance Ottawa/Ottawa en avant Location City Information Established: 1850 as Bytown Area: 2,778. ...


Pembroke hosts one of the campuses of Ottawa-based Algonquin College. The main building of Algonquin College Algonquin College is an English-language, college of applied arts and technology in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. ...


Pembroke is also the site of Canada's first electric street light.


The city is also home to the annual "Old Time Fiddling and Step Dancing Festival" that happens Labour Day weekend at Riverside Park. There are often up to 1400 RVs parked there for the week preceding the event.


Pembroke's Public Library was designed by architect Francis Sullivan, a contemporary of Frank Lloyd Wright. It is rumoured that Wright had considerable influence on the design of the building. The house in the Sandy Hill neighbourhood of Ottawa that Sullivan designed for himself in 1913. ... Frank Lloyd Wright (June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) was one of the most prominent and influential architects of the first half of the 20th century. ...

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Pembroke media

Radio

FM radio is a broadcast technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that uses frequency modulation to provide high-fidelity broadcast radio sound. ... CBO is a Canadian radio station. ... CBC Radio One is the English language news and information radio network of the publicly-owned Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ... CHVR is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 96. ... country music, see Country music (disambiguation) In popular music, country music, also called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the Southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, Celtic music, blues, gospel music, and old-time music that began... CKQB is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts an album oriented rock format at 106. ... Active rock is a radio format used by many commercial radio stations in Canada and the United States. ... CHRI is a Canadian radio station, which broadcasts at 99. ... Christian music is music created by or adapted for the Christian church. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ...

Television

CBOT is a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation television station in Ottawa, Ontario. ... CBC Television is the primary English language television service of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ... CTV(1991-1997) Independent (1997-1998) NewNet (1998-2005) CHRO is a television station owned by CHUM Limited which serves the National Capital and Ottawa Valley regions of Ontario. ... A-Channel, formerly known as NewNet or The New Net, is a system of six local Canadian television stations in Ontario and British Columbia, all owned by CHUM Limited. ... TFO is a French language educational public television network in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... TFO is a French language educational public television network in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... TVOntario, officially the Ontario Educational Communications Authority, is an educational public television broadcaster in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... TVOntario, officially the Ontario Educational Communications Authority, is an educational public television broadcaster in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... CJOH is a television station owned by Bell Globemedia which serves Ottawa, Ontario and the surrounding region. ... CTV is Canadas largest privately-owned English language television network. ...

Print

The city's main daily newspaper is the Pembroke Daily Observer.


See also

Pembroke Airport is located 9. ...

External links

  • City of Pembroke official website
  • Catholic Diocese of Pembroke official web site
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