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CJRO News November 6 to November 12, 2023

Updated: Nov 8

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

At a meeting held by the proponents of the approved Tewin development members of the project’s community advisory committee were told numerous reports had been sent to the City of Ottawa in July. The Tewin website states the reports are being revised for final submission and copies will be made publicly available once finalized. A copy of the presentation from the public meeting is supposed to be accessible from the website but the link does not work. The reports sent to the City include: Existing Conditions and Preliminary Opportunities, Mobility Existing Conditions, Natural Heritage Report, Water Budget Analysis, Hydrologic Impact Assessment, Geomorphology Study, Hydrogeologist Study, Geotechnical Study, Stage 1 Archaeological Study, and Public and Stakeholder Engagement Plan. The development would change over 400 hectares near Carlsbad Springs from rural to urban.

Image courtesy TCAC

The staff of Russell Township will be presenting a report to Council about the 417 Industrial Park expansion possibilities on November 8. This will be followed by a Council meeting on November 14 where it will be discussed.

Anderson Road will be closed from Piperville Road to Thunder Road for culvert work starting November 20th and lasting about three weeks.

Image courtesy Councillor George Darouze

Marionville Energy Storage LP and Baseload Power LP, are proposing a lithium-ion battery energy storage system connected to Hydro One Network Inc.’s existing transmission electrical lines. The substation would be immediately southeast of the village of Marionville, halfway between Marionville Road and Morewood Road. The project is proposed to have a capacity of up to 75 megawatts and a four-hour duration. It would include battery storage enclosures, inverters, medium voltage transformers, gravel internal access roads, electrical collector and communication cabling, and a small transmission transformer substation. A meeting for the public and stakeholders is this Friday, November 10th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Morewood Community Centre, 17 Russell Street, Morewood.

Image courtesy of IESO

UPDATE: This document appeared in mailboxes of nearby residents:

Following a Russell Township Council closed session on the costing update of the recreation complex, which was held November 2nd, Council has scheduled another Special Council Meeting this Thursday November 9th. A media release from the township makes it clear the focus of the upcoming meeting will be on the consideration of options already on the table and the public is welcome to observe but the township will not consider further feedback.

The Tuesday night Pickleball League at the Carlsbad Springs Community Centre is looking for a few additional players. Games start Tuesday, November 7th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Contact Stéphanie DeGuire at Also at the community centre the next CSCA meeting will be on Thursday, November 16th, at 7p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The first Catch the Ace from the Kin Club of Russell was drawn on Sunday and already the jackpot has doubled, from an estimated $7,000 to $14,000 in the next round. See

It’s time to register floats in local Santa Claus parades. The Embrun parade is Saturday, November 25th at 6:30 p.m. and Russell’s is the next day, Sunday, November 26th, at 1:00 p.m. To register in the Embrun parade, contact To register in the Russell parade, contact

General registration has also opened for vendors at the Living Locally Fair which will be held on January 20th at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School in Russell. Spots are expected to fill up quickly. For registration instructions, information and conditions see

Most Remembrance Day services in the region will be held November 11th, starting between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., including at the Russell Cenotaph, the Morewood Cenotaph, the Metcalfe Memorial Park, the Limoges Cenotaph, and the Embrun Cenotaph. Services were already held on November 5th in Vars and Casselman.

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