• Candice Vetter

CJRO News for February 24 to March 1, 2020

Candice Vetter


Orleans residents go to the polls this Thursday, February 27, and have eight choices.

Famous anti-sales tax activist Jean-Serge Brisson is running for the Libertarian Party, which he previously led.

Gerrie Huenemoerder is running for the Ontario Alliance. John Turmel is running for the Pauper Party. Also in the category of great party names is the None of the Above Direct Democracy Party, with candidate Keegan Bennett.

For the PCs, Natalie Montgomery, a women’s health advocate, is running.

Former City councillor Stephen Blais is running for the Liberals.

Manon Parrot is running for the NDP. She is a translator and she advocates for labour rights.

The Green Party's nominee is well-known lawyer and former Amnesty International coordinator Andrew West.

The Limoges Firefighters’ Association is hosting supper and Bingo, on Friday, February 28, at the Limoges Community Centre, at 205 Limoges Road. Supper starts at 5 p.m. and Bingo at 7 p.m. Fireball tickets will also be available.

February 23rd to 29th is Freedom to Read Week. The Ottawa Public Library Bookmobile comes to our area every Saturday. It is at the Carlsbad Springs Community Centre from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.,

at 1246 Colonial Road in Navan from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.,

at 3585 Sarsfield Road in Sarsfield from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.,

and in Vars at Saint-Guillaume School from 1:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

The Russell Kin Club’s Catch the Ace jackpot keeps growing. The estimated jackpot for the Sunday, March 1st draw is over 59,500 dollars. This week’s weekly winner will win over $4000 dollars. Only a few numbers remain.

Time is running out to apply for The City of Ottawa’s Community Partnership Capital Programs.

The deadline to apply for the Community Partnership Major Capital Program is March 1. The deadline for the Community Partnership Minor Capital Program is not until May 1.

Applications for the 2020 Community Environmental Projects Grant Program are due Tuesday, March 31.

The grants provide funding to community groups and non-profit organizations with stewardship projects that support environmental sustainability in Ottawa.

To apply for any City grants see

In Bearbrook, the Cumberland Township Pioneers, for 55 plus, meets the first Tuesday of every month at the Bearbrook Community Centre, 8720 Russell Road.

Russell Soccer Club registration for both the Rep and House League summer programs is still open. Visit for information or for online registration. Rep evaluations will take place in March so don’t delay.

Landowners along the South Indian Creek and Livigne Creek are invited to view and comment on new natural hazard maps prepared by South Nation Conservation. SNC Staff will be available at 139 Mabel St. in Limoges, on Wednesday, March 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information on floodplain and erosion hazards email or call 1 877 984 2948.

North Dundas Township will host Yuk Yuk's stand-up comedy, on Saturday, March 21st, in Winchester.

For only $25 see comedians Mike Dambra, Rachelle Elie, and Ryan Dennee at the Joel Steele Community Hall, 577 Main St.

Buy tickets online at, over the phone at 613-774-2015 or at the Township of North Dundas Office.

Featuring food by Triple B’s, doors will open at 7:00 p.m.

A Russell Trivia Night and Silent Auction will take place Saturday, March 21st. This one is in support of Lily Fortier. The five-year-old is on dialysis and preparing for a kidney transplant.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at the Russell Arena at 1084 Concession St., Russell. Contact Julia at to reserve your table or donate to the auction.

Another Trivia Night on March 28 will benefit the 5 Cyclone Air Cadets.

Spring cleaning time is fast approaching. Save unwanted items for March It On Out on March 28. The Russell and District Horticultural Society hosts this annual swap meet at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, at 1211 South Russell Road, in the Village of Russell.

Bring your donations the night of Friday, March 27. The next day, for a small fee, come and take away as much or as little as you like.

The federal and provincial governments are offering to help the province’s beef sector grow. The two governments are investing up to $2 million dollars in projects at provincially licensed abattoirs.

Funding is for projects which improve food safety, animal welfare, and biosecurity measures. Local abattoirs are encouraged to make an application up until April 30.

The St-Guillaume parish, in partnership with the Vars Community Association, the Vars Optimist Club, and the BPG Buying Group, are seeking golfers, sponsors and volunteers. They are needed for the benefit golf tournament and supper, in support of the parish and of community needs, on Saturday, May 30, at Casselview Golf Course. For more information see

In a media release Hydro Ottawa warns about scams targeting customers. Hydro Ottawa says customers should never make a payment for a charge that isn't listed on the most recent bill.

You should ignore text messages or email with suspicious links promising refunds.

Don't call the number provided to you. Instead, call Hydro Ottawa directly at 613-738-6400 to check the status of your account.

Do not provide any personal information or details about your account.

If you feel threatened, contact 9-1-1 or the Ottawa Police. If you are a victim of fraud see Hydro Ottawa's Fraud Awareness page for what to do.

Finally, Maple syrup season is starting, with most maple producers in the area tapping trees, boiling sap and selling syrup. For a list of sugar shacks in Eastern Ontario see

If you have news or an interesting story please contact Candice Vetter at .If you have a local business, volunteer in the community, have an unusual career, or are involved in the arts or sciences, Local First would like to interview you. We are also interested in seeing listeners' news photos. The best will be featured on our website. If you have a photo you think may be newsworthy please send it to

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