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CJRO News January 31 to February 6, 2022

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

For our special report on the trucker’s protest you can read or listen to the story from Denis Labreche on You can also check out photos taken at the Boundary Road and Highway 417 overpass, where some supporters gathered on the bridge. Police in Ottawa are still suggesting people avoid going downtown right now due to the traffic gridlock.

As part of the Carlsbad Springs Winter Carnival, a virtual silent auction is taking place this weekend, on Friday, February 4th and Saturday, February 5th. text Marion at 613-203-6226. Or check the Carlsbad Springs Optimist Club Facebook page. One of the prizes is a pack of ten CJRO Radio Bingo cards, a $50 value.

Organizers have said they are impressed with the generosity of members and local businesses. They currently have 100 prizes (with more to come) on the Facebook Auction page and almost 300 members. To join, go to Bidding starts February 4th at 4 p.m. and ends February 5th at 8 p.m. Winners will receive a message then, and will need to etransfer funds before 9 p.m. Pick-up is Sunday, February 6th at 4292 Piperville between 10 a.m. and noon.

Russell Kin Club’s Catch the Ace is off to a rollicking start in 2022. Its second draw this year netted the weekly winner over $4,000, and the next jackpot is expected to be over $20,000! There are 50 cards left.

CJRO’s Radio Bingo starts next Wednesday, February 9th and will again be held every second Wednesday from 7 to 8 p.m. You can now buy your Bingo cards in Embrun, Vars and Carlsbad Springs.

The City will hold a virtual public information meeting next Tuesday, February 8th to provide information on the upcoming South Bear Brook wetland evaluation, including an explanation of the provincial requirements, the need for the wetland evaluation, the process for conducting the evaluation, the timing and possible implications. The City responded to an interview request by emailing answers to our questions. You can see those answers at

Navan Road is closed to westbound traffic between Mer Bleue and Renaud roads as Ashcroft begins construction on sewer upgrades in the area. The closure will be in place until at least this fall. During this time Eastbound traffic from Renaud to Mer-Bleue will be maintained throughout the construction zone. A signed detour will be in place. Councillor Catherine Kitts suggests that residents with concerns email Ashcroft directly at and copy her office at However, the closure of Tenth Line Road from Sweetvalley Drive to Wall Road is no longer in place and Tenth Line is open.

Those who were not able to attend the recent public information session by Rogers for their proposed communications tower (at 980 Cameron Street, Cumberland Village) can still submit questions and comments. The deadline for submissions is Saturday, February 19th at 5 p.m. Questions and comments can be submitted to Christian Lee via e-mail at

The Rural Transportations Solutions Group of the Eastern Ontario Resource Centre is asking for more participation from rural east end residents regarding transit needs and preferences. The data collected will be compiled into a report to be shared with City staff, City councillors and the community. The group is made up of rural resident leaders and community health and resource staff from each rural ward. For more information on rural transit visit: and get the survey link. If you want to give the City feedback we will be providing the link shortly.

Reminder to residents of Carlsbad Springs, Edwards and Ramsayville to enter the Carlsbad Springs Winter Carnival Winter Snow Structure Contest running until February 21st. To enter snap a photo of your snow structure or snowman and send it to the Carlsbad Springs Optimist Club for a chance to win $200.

On Saturday, March 5th the carnival culminates in outdoor games for children at the Carlsbad Springs Community Centre. Whatever Covid restrictions are in place then will be observed, so please register children in advance by calling 613-882-8969.

The City of Ottawa is hosting the South Bear Brook Wetland Evaluation Public Information Session. It has been triggered by City Council’s approval of new urban lands. The area to be evaluated is bounded by Leitrim Road, Farmers Way, 9th Line Road, and Ramsayville Road. That is the proposed Tewin subdivision. The Public Information Session will be held virtually on Tuesday, February 8th from 6 to 8 p.m. The Ontario Government recommends wetland evaluation when development is proposed within or adjacent to wetlands that could qualify as provincially significant. The process is then approved or rejected by the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mining, Natural Resources and Forestry. The process, timing and impacts to surrounding neighbourhoods will be discussed during the session. To register cut and paste the link from our text version of this broadcast or contact Councillor Catherine Kitts. Sorry I don’t have a better way right now. It’s not currently on the Engage Ottawa list.

Tenth Line Road is closed from Sweetvalley Drive to Wall Road all this week due to work by Minto installing servicing and watermain connections. Detours are in place for vehicles. Pedestrians will not be able to cut through the work zone. Those looking to travel northbound or southbound through South Orléans will need to use Mer Bleue Road or Trim Road.

We want to hear what News matters to you. Do you have questions about something going on near you? Let us know and we’ll try to find answers. 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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