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CJRO News May 8 to May 14, 2023

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

The Russell Kin Club’s Catch the Ace lottery has hit a new record. The jackpot is now estimated at $820,000 and the weekly prize at $40,000. The club has donated well over a million dollars to its charities during this, its largest round of Catch the Ace. The longest the contest can go is eight more weeks until the last envelope. You must be in and live in Ontario to purchase a ticket. Purchases can be made at 26 retail locations or online at

If you’d like to be involved with CJRO Radio please note that our AGM is this Thursday, May 11 at 7 p.m. at the Carlsbad Springs Community Centre, 6020 Piperville Road.

Lucie Goyette Régimbald of Carlsbad Springs is a recipient of the Kay Johnston Outstanding Community Service Award for 2022/23, for her outstanding volunteer contributions. This award is presented annually to residents in Osgoode Ward.

The Carlsbad Springs Optimist Club is offering two $2,000 post- secondary scholarships to the graduates of the Carlsbad Springs, Edwards & Ramsayville area. The deadline to email a 300-500 word essay is May 22.

Diesel, the German shepherd from Embrun who was stolen while in his owner's truck in Iroquois, was dropped off at a shelter in Valleyfield, Quebec. David Borovoy with family and friends searched for a week. The truck was located first, and the dog later.

The Tewin committee members have been chosen by the Tewin proponents. The members are: Adrian Becea (Chair), Ann Marie Rochon, Denis Labreche, Kelly McInnis, Shawn McNally, Susannah Juteau, and Marc Sauve. The first meeting date has not been announced.

The City of Ottawa is proposing garbage tags to increase recycling and reduce waste. Households would get 55 garbage tags each year and be allowed to buy extras. Currently households can set out up to six containers. Many other municipalities, including Russell Township, limit pickup using tags. Councillor George Darouze has said he’s opposed to the idea.

Poutmasters in Russell (or along the Castor River) is from Friday to Sunday this weekend. Register online at kinclubofrussell. There are hundreds of prizes including a spa day at Oase Spa.

This week is the deadline for children aged 10 to 13 in Carlsbad Springs, Edwards or Ramsayville to apply for their one-day dream which would positively impact the community. Contact the club for details.

Also for local residents the Carlsbad Springs Community barbecue, featuring food from Big Bite Bistro, will be June 3rd from 5-7 p.m.

It’s not until August, but organizers of the 2023 Navan Fair are seeking volunteers to help with all kinds of activities. Email

Russell Township is again promoting No Mow May, to help native bees and other pollinators. Bylaw will not enforce grass cutting during the month.

Wood chips can still be picked up at the Larry Robinson Arena, 2785 8th Line Road, Metcalfe. Bring bags and shovels and take away what you want.

The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Group has provided 4500 $50 garden centre vouchers to promote home gardens. Local garden centres participating are Denise & Sylvain Garden Centre at 767 Notre-Dame Street in Embrun (behind the mall), and Robert Plante Greenhouses Inc. at 4228 Navan Road.

The Russell Run Club starts this week, on Tuesday Evenings at 6:00 p.m. to help people reach fitness and running goals in a fun, safe and supportive environment. Register at

The Russell Township Recreation Centre designs are up on the website under the Recreation and Culture tab. The final decision will be made soon so take a look. Hear my interview with Mayor Pierre Leroux about it on Local First.

The Carlsbad Springs Optimist Club’s soccer will be Mondays at 6:30 p.m. from May 15th to June 26th at Ludger Landry park, 4825 Piperville Road. Call 819 743 7873 or register at the park Monday at 6 p.m.

Also at Ludger Landry Park, to participate in Forest Fest on Saturday, May 13th, contact Chris White at or Monica Brewer at The Facebook group is forestfestfetedelaforet. You can hear my interview with Chris on Local First. A partial list is on our website too. CJRO will be there.

On the same date the Metcalfe Meet & Greet on Victoria Street is happening rain or shine. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Victoria Street will be closed to traffic and open to over 40 local businesses and organizations. Everything is free. Listen to my interview with organizers on Local First.

The Carlsbad Springs Recycling and Bottle Drive will be Saturday, May 27th from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Carlsbad Springs Community Center, 6020 Piperville. Check the flyer online at CJROradio to see what you can drop off. The event started about ten years ago to divert recyclable waste like metal and electronics, to show there are other solutions than landfills than stated by proponents. So don’t dump those valuable materials, donate them instead.

Children aged 4 to 11 can register for the Carlsbad Springs Bike rodeo on June 10th. Email by May 29th.

Canada Post has sent out a release reminding dog owners not to open the door during mail delivery, not to let dogs approach postal carriers, and not to let dogs roam loose in the neighbourhood.

We are still in a transition period and changing the News format. We will soon start hosting a separate Events Round-up with Bill McInnis as host. To get your event listed send it three weeks before to, or

If you have News you want included on this weekly report, please let us know by Monday mornings. We have additional content and Local First podcasts at Hear us at 107.7 or 107.9, 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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