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CJRO News April 4 to April 10, 2022

Updated: Apr 5, 2022

Hello, bonjour, and welcome to CJRO News on CJRO Radio. I’m Candice Vetter, reporting from Embrun.

It’s Bingo week at CJRO. Our next game is this Wednesday, April 6th at 7 p.m. There are now four outlets to pick up cards—at Carlsbad Springs’ two corner stores - René’s Corner and Carlsbad Variety Store, at Jude’s Pizza in Vars and at Marché Bonichoix in Embrun. Cards are $5.

The Carlsbad Springs Optimist Club is organizing a new activity for parents and their children under five years old. There will be beverages, fun activities and a free private music session with Monkey Rock at the Carlsbad Springs Community Center, on Saturday, April 30th from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m. However, you must register your family (with the name and age of each child) and provide a phone number before April 23rd. Since spots are limited, priority will be given to the residents of the Carlsbad Springs/Edwards/Ramsayville area. To register email the information to

The Vars Optimist Club invites residents to their second Trivia night on April 30th at 6:30 p.m. Be entertained by host Vincent Poirier and the Rock and Roll music of The Squirrel’s Nuts at the Carlsbad Springs Community Centre, cost $10 per person, maximum eight per table. To register email

Route 400 between St-André Road and South Russell Road is closed and will remain that way until the end of August for bridge rehabilitation.

The Top Generation Club is getting the clubhouse ready after two years of restrictions. The Executive Committee will meet in April to determine what interior cleaning will take place, how the club will operate, and protocols for membership and hall rentals. There is also a meeting set up to renew the partnership with Harvest House Ministries’ residents. The men often need to complete community service as part of their recovery, and help the club with maintenance. Each year the Top Generation Club donates to an education fund for Harvest House residents.

The Carlsbad Springs Optimist Club is organizing its three-pitch mixed ball tournament June 24th to 26th at McKendry Park in Metcalfe. The club needs three more teams to fill up the required amount. Contact the club directly to register.

The Embrun Bowling Hall has reopened. It has been upgraded with new tablet scoreboards and televisions. Rock’N’Bowl will also be offered again for a glow-in-the-dark experience. Hours of operation, game prices, shoe rental fees, and other details are available on Russell Township’s Bowling Hall webpage.

After being alerted by concerned residents of Carlsbad Springs about tree cutting Ottawa Councillor Catherine Kitts shared that the Paterson Group (and the Tewin Planning Team) had permits issued for some limited tree removal. The tree removal will provide access for the drilling of approximately 80 boreholes. These boreholes will provide information on soils, groundwater levels, and slope stability.

The email from Kitts’ office said they were informed that the tree-clearing contractor will be parking their work vehicles at the driveways cleared for access to sites. There will usually only be one vehicle on-site, however, periodic reviews will result in two to three vehicles at the driveways for short-periods of time. Some vehicles will be unmarked.

The email also said Taggarts are starting to put together plans for a Tewin Community Working Group, which has not yet been struck. If you are curious about joining, Kitts has offered to share the names of interested parties.

Did you know there is a Facebook page to discuss and share concerns about the proposed urban Tewin development in Carlsbad Springs? The group's Facebook page is Piping Up For Piperville | Facebook. Over 130 residents have joined.

Also the slide deck for the South Bear Brook Wetland Evaluation of the proposed Tewin development area is now available for downloading from our website,, under the News tab. When we get the transcript we will post that as well.

Councillor Kitts has announced a contest for help to decorate her office. She is asking youth living in her ward to send their artwork depicting a favourite Cumberland Ward spot this month. Selected winners will be featured on Kitts’ office wall and be invited to City Hall for a tour. Rules are: one submission per person; write your name, age and contact info on the back of your piece; drop off at the front desk at the François Dupuis Recreation Centre (2263 Portobello Boulevard) or send digital renditions and information to

We want to hear what News matters to you. Do you have news to announce? Email us at For in-depth discussions of local issues, listen to Local First on-air, online, through the Tune In and Radio Player Canada apps, or follow us on Facebook. I’m Candice Vetter for CJRO News. CJRO – Last on the dial, first for local news.

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