Hello, bonjour, and welcome to CJRO News on Carlsbad-Vars Radio. I’m Candice Vetter, reporting from North Russell.
As usual, there are changes to who can get vaccinations this week in Ontario. This week all Ontario adults 50 and up or those 18 and up in hotspot communities, as well as licensed child-care workers, those with health conditions deemed "high risk"; and some people who cannot work from home became eligible for Covid-19 shots.
Next week it will be extended to adults over 40 and more persons who cannot work from home. The week of May 17th it will extend to all adults over 30, and the final week of May to ALL adults, age 18 and up.
Ottawa Farm Fresh, Ottawa's newest family run organic farm, is opening over the May long weekend, May 20th to 24th. The farm is located at 2811 Ramsayville Road and will include a number of Covid 19-safe family friendly activities, such as touring farm fields, speaking to the resident farmer about organic gardening, purchasing organic vegetables and seedlings from the Farm Store, and taking part in outdoor yoga classes. I will be interviewing farmer Jonathan Bruderlein on Local First next week, so stay tuned.
Just in time for Mother’s Day, the Navan-Vars United Church has partnered with Robert Plante Greenhouses to help fundraise to repair its elevator. For every $50 gift card sold by the church, Plante’s will donate $10 to the cause. The gift card orders, called Blooms, are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Pay by cash, cheque or email transfer and pick up at 4228 Navan Road.
The Ottawa Police Service is warning residents to take extra precautions to secure their bikes from thefts and to register their bikes with 529 Garage. Registration helps police locate a stolen bike sooner. Since May 2019 over 100 bikes have been recovered and returned to their owners.
Along with its partners, Bike Ottawa and Safer Roads Ottawa, the police service says registration for the program is easy through their app or online at ottawapolice.ca/endbiketheft. They also encourage cyclists to invest in a durable lock and put bikes away in a locked shed, garage, or designated secured enclosures. All riders should choose bike racks with high visibility and foot traffic or surveillance.
South Nation Conservation is seeking help picking up winter’s garbage. SNC asks that residents venturing outdoors for recreation and mental health bring along gloves and a garbage bag to pick up trash. Residents who submit before and after photos to SNC before the Provincial Day of Action on Litter on May 11th may win a prize of local products.
CJRO Radio is looking for a Francophone reporter for about ten hours of work per week—a perfect job for someone retired or raising young kids who wants a long-term, part-time position. To apply send a resume to email@example.com.
Do you have news that matters to our area? Has your business been affected by Covid, either for better or for worse? If yes, I’d like to interview you. Contact me by emailing newsCJRO@gmail.com.
I’m Candice Vetter. CJRO – Last on the dial, first for local news. Keep well.