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CJRO News July 18th to July 31, 2022

Updated: Jul 20, 2022

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

First a reminder that CJRO News will only be produced once every two weeks for the summer. We will be back to weekly by Sept 7th.

The CJRO studio in Embrun is moving to the Embrun Co-op building and we expect to be set up in there by August. Our sincere thanks go out to the Patrick Therrien and the Co-op for the use of this space, and we also thank George Diamantakos of the Plaza in Embrun where we previously had our studio. We are all about community partnerships. If you want to learn how to become a partner of CJRO contact Denis Labreche at And if you’re interested in creating content for our station contact him or contact me at

First, I’ll start with an announcement that will soon be out of date but it’s important, particularly to residents of Carlsbad Springs, Edwards and North Russell. On Wednesday, July 20th, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Moose Creek Arena on Munroe Street, GFL Environmental, which now runs the huge landfill between St. Isidore and Moose Creek, is hosting an open house regarding the landfill’s proposed expansion. Why are we interested? Because CJRO learned GFL has become involved in the DSquared property at Highway 417 and Boundary Road (next door to Taggart Miller site) in Carlsbad Springs. This may be a time to find out what the plans are for that property. Formerly Taggart Miller had planned a 450,000-tonne per year waste disposal site in Carlsbad Springs, which residents have opposed since 2012.

Ontario residents over 18 years can now book an appointment to get a fourth Covid vaccination. Ottawa Public Health suggests anyone who is immunocompromised or who has other underlying health issues get another shot, whether it’s the third shot or the fourth shot. If you have recently had Covid you may wish to wait a few weeks. So far it sounds like getting another shot now will not disqualify persons from getting a new one, with additional protections against variants, when they come out this fall. Vaccines for small children have now been approved as well, and public health agencies suggest parents get their kids the two-shot course before school starts again this fall. Book through Ontario’s booking portal, or call your pharmacy or doctor.

Here’s some good news for Orleans residents and for Senators fans. Claude Giroux, who was raised in Cumberland Ward, has been signed to a three-year contract with the Ottawa Senators. Giroux started out playing hockey with the Cumberland Barons and the Navan Grads. He attended École secondaire catholique Béatrice-Desloges in Orleans.

Cumberland Ward resident Sharen Armstrong received the Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award recently. Armstrong has volunteered for organizations such as the Vintage Iron and Traditions of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa Carleton Plowman’s Association, Trinity Anglican Church, Top Generation Club and Canada Sews – Ontario East. She has also managed food basket distribution; helped distribute masks, headbands and scrub caps to frontline workers; helped organize the Canadian Plowing Championship and the International Plowing Match, organized fundraisers, and served as a churchwarden for over a decade. I’ve interviewed Sharen a few times when she was involved in an event’s organization. She is one of those deserving people who successfully takes on project after project.

Shroomfest Inc. and the Metcalfe Community Association present “Live Music In The Park” (weather permitting) every Thursday evening throughout the summer from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. pm in Victoria Park in the centre of the village. Performers on July 21st are Reid Warren and Jackson Corry. On July 28th are the Keytone Rhythms Duo, on August 4th is Spencer Scharf, and on August 11th is Amy-Lynn Howson. Bring lawn chairs.

Also in Metcalfe, the community association is trying to figure out ways to get the Royal Bank to not close their branch. If you want to help them listen to interview I just did on Local First with the president of the association about their attempt to keep the branch open. We wish them all the luck with that.

There are two local road closures to be aware of. A bridge culvert on Magladry Road between Navan and Sarsfield is being replaced. The entire road is closed until August 30th. Traffic is being detoured to Watson Road. In Vars the portion of Dunning Road from Devine Road to Russland Road is closed until August 1st.

The Ottawa Public Library Bookmobile is returning to Sarsfield and Vars at long last. The bookmobile will be in Sarsfield on Mondays from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. and in Vars from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information call 613 580 2940 or email

Also back is the Navan Fair and tickets are available. The fair will take place August 4th to 7th at the Navan Fairgrounds. For information and ticket sales see

We have sad news for formal wear and gift shoppers. chez Therese Clothing & Gifts in Moose Creek is closing after 55 years. the mall's owners, Vivian and Michel Theoret are retiring, and their daughter Barbara Renaud has decided to close her shop there too. The store was started by Therese Theoret (Renaud's grandmother) in 1967. Store credits and gift cards will be honoured until July 29th, so shop now.

Russell Kin Club’s Catch the Ace jackpot is already estimated at over $22,000, the weekly prize is estimated over $3,000. Tickets are $10 and are available online and at many retail locations in the local area. The July 18th weekly winner won over $2,700, so it’s already building. The club is also looking for volunteers to help with dropping off and picking up Catch the Ace tickets on Saturdays or Sundays.

Don’t forget UCPR residents can now book trips on PR Transpo from Monday to Saturday. Trips can be reserved anywhere from seven days to four hours before departure. Reservation details will be confirmed an hour before your ride. Book from a cell phone, tablet, computer, with the Blaise Transit App or by calling 613 675 4382 or 1 844 957 0533 on Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Minimum cost is $5 and goes up based on $1 for the first 10 kilometres and twenty-five cents for each additional kilometre.

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Tune in to Local First for interviews regarding local news, follow us on Facebook, listen to our podcasts on or on the Tune-In and Radio Player Canada apps. I’m Candice Vetter for CJRO News. CJRO – Last on the dial, first for local news.

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