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CJRO News March 21 to April 3, 2022

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

The sunshine is warming, the snow is melting and spring run-off is reported to be normal this year. Time to remind children (and some adults) to stay off the ice and away from the banks of ditches and watercourses.

Claude Lapointe at Marlin Travel in Embrun is temporarily asking clients to deal with Ana Tremblay at Algonquin Travel – Travel Plus in Gloucester, 613-748-3600. Lapointe is having surgery and will be off work for a few weeks. When you call mention you are a client of Marlin Travel.

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.

Speaking of Bear Brook, South Nation Conservation is hosting a public information session about the new floodplain and erosion hazard maps for Bear Brook and surrounding areas. The virtual session is Thursday, March 31st from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. To participate register through SNC, or watch live from SNC’s YouTube channel. Affected residents can schedule a meeting with SNC staff between Monday, April 4 and Friday, April 15. Call 1-877-984-2948 or email

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. The event will take place at the Carlsbad Spring Community Centre, cost $10 per person, maximum eight per table. There will also be snacks, drinks, the 50/50 draw and raffles. To register email

The Cumberland Lions Club is holding the 51st Maplefest Pancake Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, April 2nd and 3rd from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will be held at Maple Hall, 2552 Old Montreal Rd., Cumberland. It is a community fundraiser and the Cumberland Scouts will be selling maple products.

The Orléans Craft Beer Festival is returning June 9th to 11th. Persons aged 19 and older can enjoy some great music and support local east-end breweries. The festival is at 255 Centrum Boulevard and tickets are on sale now at

The east extension of Ottawa’s LRT system is under construction. Five new stations will be built this summer, at Montreal Road, Jeanne d’Arc, Orléans Boulevard, Place d’Orléans Drive, and Trim Road. Pedestrian bridges will also be added at Green’s Creek, Place D’Orléans and Trim.

To help reduce waste and save resources the Top Generation Club in Ramsayville is collecting many items for redirecting. To help, or if you want more information, email

Russell Kin Club’s Catch the Ace jackpot is still growing. This week has an estimated jackpot of $70,000. The weekly prize is estimated at over $5,000. See the club’s website for how to buy tickets.

Registration is now open for Spring Cleaning the Capital, running April 15th through May 31st across the city.

There will not be a new News broadcast next week, as our producer will be away on a much-needed break.

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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