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The Township of Russell has appointed Bruce Armstrong, Fire Chief for the Russell station, as temporary Full-Time Fire Chief. The one year appointment will start May 1st. Armstrong has been with the Fire Department for over 30 years, and has been Fire Chief for the Russell Station since 2004.
The Township previously had two chiefs, Brian Duhamel in Embrun and Armstrong in Russell. Duhamel announced his retirement earlier this year. Establishing a new full-time Fire Chief position has been a long-term goal for the Township, which grabbed the opportunity to work with Armstrong on improving the Fire Department before he retires.
Also in Russell, Council announced Dan Faughnan is the Township’s new Chief Administrative Officer, following a long recruitment process that began last December. Faughnan’s background includes many years as a Senior Executive Manager with Public Safety Canada and over 15 years in the Canadian Armed Forces Reserve.
Last Saturday eight people launched a challenge that reminds us of when roads were non-existent and transportation was by canoe. The group started below the dam on the Castor River in the village of Russell. Their first stop was Embrun where they, and their canoes, went to the Tuques de Broue brewery then to the Etienne-Brulé brewery for a meal. Then they travelled to the Cassel Brewery in Casselman for dinner. Denis Labreche of CJRO talked to them about this extraordinary experience. Listen to his interview on Priorité Locale on-air this week or at cjroradio.com/podcast.
Save those bottles and cans and don’t throw out that metal! The Optimist Club of Carlsbad Springs is hosting a recycling and bottle campaign on Saturday, May 28th from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Carlsbad Springs Community Center located at 6020 Piperville Rd. Check the poster at cjroradio.com/news to see what you can donate.
Registration for the Carlsbad Springs Optimist Club soccer will take place on May 16th at 6 p.m. at Ludger Landry Park. For information, contact Véronique Trudel at email@example.com or 819-743-7873.
The Navan-Vars UCW is holding a yard and bake sale on Saturday, May 14th from 9 a.m. to noon at the Navan-Vars United Church in Navan.
Russell Junior Gardeners for students aged five to sixteen must register before May 18th. To register send an e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some residents of Piperville Road in Carlsbad Springs are planning to hold a garage sale on Saturday, June 4th which will also feature garden plants. They invite other residents to participate. This will also be a good time to put free items at the end of your driveway.
The Wendover Country Festival will take place from July 12th to 17th. Guylaine Tanguay, Pamela Rooney, Le Coco Country Band, The Swamp Rats and many others. Four day packages are available for $65. For more information, see festivalwesternwendover.ca or call 613-673-4465.
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