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CJRO News August 7 to August 13, 2023

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

Another violent storm passed through the area on Thursday of last week, knocking out power and downing trees. It also produced an EF0 tornado near the Metcalfe and Edwards area. No injuries were reported.

On Wednesday, July 26th, a vehicle was found rolled over in a ditch near Embrun. The driver fled the scene, resulting in a search near St. Guillaume, Notre Dame, St. Augustin, and Ste. Marie streets. The driver has not been located and OPP say the investigation is ongoing.

The Township of Russell is conducting a new Environmental Assessment Study regarding Russell Township’s Water and Wastewater Systems. The township said the 2016 plan, which was supposed to outline a 20-year strategy, is no longer suitable due to the pace of development. It is not clear what parts of the township will be subject to the EA, as the entire township is shown on the accompanying map. To be placed on the Project Contact List to receive notices and information or to provide comments at any time during the process, contact Francois Landry at 613 443 1747 or or contact Bradley Young from CIMA+ at 647 614 2462 or CJRO requested an interview with Young on July 24th and July 31st and has not received a reply.

The Perseid meteor shower is expected to peak this week and weekend as the earth moves through the debris left by Comet Swift-Tuttle. Any clear night meteors may be visible in any direction.

Country fair season has started and the Navan Fair starts this Thursday, August 10th with all the usual country fair fun. For more information see Also upcoming is the Russell Fair the following weekend, August 17th to 20th. Headliner for the Friday night show is Canadian country music star Dallas Smith. For a full fair schedule see

Part of agricultural fairs’ mandate is to educate people who are far removed from agriculture. On that subject Taggart Realty Management’s plan to build two monolithic towers adjacent to the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa suggests a lack of knowledge of the process of growing crops. If built the towers would cast such large shadows they will block light for the farm’s experimental crops and make some fields unusable. Making farm fields unusable has long been a method developers use to get around the protection of agricultural land. CBC stated that Taggart Realty’s president, Jeff Parkes, sent CBC an email saying the project complies with the city’s planning policies on shadow impacts. Parkes was also the lead in the proposed landfills in Carlsbad Springs and Russell.

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