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CJRO News November 8 to November 14, 2021

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

A new Covid-19 care clinic, for children only, has opened open in Orléans. The East Ottawa Kids COVID Care Clinic requires appointments, and is for the use of families of kids showing Covid or cold symptoms.

The clinic is for the use of three groups:

  • Children and youth aged two months to 17 years, with symptoms including a cough, fever, vomiting, belly pain, or sore throat;

  • Children or youth who may need a Covid swab; and

  • Parents who aren’t able to get an appointment through their health care provider.

The clinic is open seven days a week, with half-days on weekends. It is located at the Ottawa Medical Group at 4829 Innes Road. Book online at or call 613 566 4470.

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 372 Russell will be holding their Remembrance Day Ceremony on Thursday, November 11th at 11 a.m. Due to the Dominion Command’s instruction about pandemic restrictions, most wreaths will be pre-laid. There is no parade. The ceremony will be done virtually and available on Facebook; and information is on Legion webpage. The Legion also has $20 Remembrance Day lawn signs for sale to show support to veterans.

In Ottawa, the ceremony at the National War Memorial on Elgin Street will be open to the public. Masks and distancing are required. November 11th, at 11 a.m.

If you participated in the Kin Club of Russell’s recent survey soliciting ideas from the community, the club has announced that due to errors in the survey they couldn’t use the ones already filled out. So they are asking everyone to please fill them out again. There is still a chance to win a charcuterie board worth hundreds of dollars.

The Navan Fair Board is hosting an open house to recruit volunteers to help plan the 2022 Navan Fair. It will be in the hall above the Navan Arena on Sunday, November 28th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Proof of vaccination and I.D. are required to enter. Potential volunteers can also learn more at or email

The Township of Russell is continuing last year’s winter parking pilot project allowing residents to park overnight in designated areas in the villages of Embrun and Russell.

Designated parking areas are available every night from November 2nd to April 1st, 2022 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. In Embrun, vehicles can park in the parking lot area in front of the skate park. In Russell, vehicles can be parked in the eastern part of the Park and Ride parking lot. To help residents get familiar with the designated areas, photos showing the overnight parking areas are posted on the Township's Parking webpage. There are 24 overnight parking spots all together. No overnight street parking is allowed between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m.

Commercial vehicles, buses, and trailers cannot park in these designated areas overnight. The lots are not supervised or controlled, and the Township is not responsible for damages.

The Original Navan Market is hosting its last event of the year this Sunday, November 14th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Navan Fairgrounds on Colonial Road, with 170 vendors. The two Metcalfe Christmas Farmers Markets will be held this Saturday, November 13th and Saturday, December 18th, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. But they will both take place in the village of Greely at 1448 Meadow Drive.

And yes, kids, Santa Claus IS coming to town. The Embrun and Russell Fire Departments will once again host Pere Noel. The Embrun Santa Claus parade is Saturday, November 27th at 6:30 p.m. The Russell parade is Sunday, November 28th at 1 p.m. Details on parade routes, Covid-19 guidelines, road closures, food bank donations, and more will be soon confirmed and posted in the Township’s online calendar. The parades will also be streamed live on the Township’s Facebook page.

To register in the Embrun parade, contact and for Russell contact

Starting on Wednesday, don’t forget to play CJRO’s Radio Bingo the evenings of November 10th and 24th and again on December 1st and 15th.

Do you have news that matters to our area? Do you have questions you’d like answered? Email us at Tune in to Local First for interviews regarding local news, and follow us on Facebook. I’m Candice Vetter for CJRO News. CJRO – Last on the dial, first for local news. Keep well.

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