Pembroke and Petawawa councils returning to virtual meetings

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Pembroke and Petawawa have decided to halt in-person meetings once again due to concerns related to COVID-19.

In a memo to members of Pembroke city council and managers on Oct. 9, chief administrative officer Terry Lapierre informed them that until further notice group meetings held by council and other city committees will be held virtually. City council and committee meetings are broadcast on the City of Pembroke YouTube channel.

“This is as a result of calls from senior levels of government to reduce personal contacts to limit potential COVID-19 spread and based on the recommendations of the county’s medical officer of health,” he wrote.

He went on to say city facilities will not be available to host outside groups meetings during this time. Council meetings are broadcast on the

The Town of Petawawa will also return to meeting via Zoom. In sending out the agenda for the Oct. 19 council meeting, deputy clerk Dawn Recoskie noted it would be an electronic meeting broadcast on the Petawawa’s YouTube Channel for public viewing.

“There will be no admittance to the council chambers due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” she noted.

The town held its first in-person meeting Aug. 4 after a nearly 20-week absence from the council chambers due to the initial COVID-19 shutdown.


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