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CJRO News October 10 to October 16, 2022

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

A reminder that it's harvest season, so watch out for farm equipment on the roads. As a driver, be patient, keep your distance and only pass when it is safe to do so. Ensure your safety and that of our farmers.

The National Capital Commission reminds the public of precautions to take when encountering wildlife. The NCC has received several reports of black bears and coyotes in parts of the Greenbelt and near Gatineau Park. They first wish to reassure the public, as it is quite rare for these animals to approach populated areas, but they may search for food near residential areas. They advise to:

• Never feed animals.

• Avoid attracting animals by preventing food odors in garbage cans and bird feeders.

• Keep your dog on a leash in areas where necessary.

• Keep your distance from all animals.

• If you see signs that a bear or coyote is nearby, or if you see one of these animals in the distance, calmly leave the area.

The entire Carlsbad Springs candidates' debate has been captured on video and is available online at Just scroll down to Osgoode Ward debate. Audio candidate interviews and video conversations are also available for Russell Township and Osgoode Ward there.

In Russell Township candidates for Council are Charles Armstrong, Tony Baas, Lisa Deacon, Eric Greer, Marc Lalonde, Jamie Laurin and Mike Tarnowski.

In Osgoode Ward candidates for Ottawa City Councillor are incumbent George Darouze, Doug Thompson, Dan O'Brien, Bob Masaro and Bruce Anthony Faulkner.

In Sarsfield and Navan areas, part of Orléans-South-Navan, candidates are incumbent Catherine Kitts, Yvette Ashiri, who ran in the previous ward election as well, and Shamsa Ahmed.

Voters should have received their voter’s cards by now, with instructions on how to vote. In Russell Township, vote by internet or telephone, for which you need the 12-digit PIN. Voting can take place from October 19th to Monday, October 24th at 8 p.m.

The Sarsfield Community Association is hosting a bulk native tree giveaway with Ecology Ottawa at the Sarsfield Community Centre at 3585 Sarsfield Road this Sunday October 16th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • The saplings will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis

  • Bring your own bags and containers. Saplings are 6"-18" tall.

  • Bulk limits of saplings per household will be decided at the event and is dependent on tree availability. Estimating limits are 25 per household.

Pre-registration is NOT required. Neighbours in Carlsbad Springs and Vars who were also affected by the derecho storm are welcome.

Russell Township is making arena ice and has an interesting video at showing the final stage. To make ice the temperature outside must be below 25 C, the slab base gets painted white, the rink gets flooded with treated hot water for a clearer and harder ice surface, and is then painted.

In Ontario all adults 18 years of age and older are eligible for the booster dose of the bivalent vaccine, which may provide more targeted protection against Omicron variants. Appointments can be made through the Provincial COVID-19 Immunization Portal, by calling the Provincial Immunization InfoCentre (ICPV) at 1-833-943-3900, or through primary care or pharmacies. The Pfizer bivalent booster for adults and children 12 and older was approved by Health Canada last week.

The Carlsbad Springs Optimist Club’s Halloween party is approaching for children in the Carlsbad Springs, Edwards and Ramsayville area. The activity will be outdoors from 1 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 30th at the Carlsbad Springs Community Center. Young people can bring their already carved or painted pumpkin to the center where judges will choose a winner. Contact the club via their Facebook page. The Club is also looking for young people who need volunteer hours.

The Russell Run is Returning this Fall with a 1.2 km Kids Run, a 5 km Road Race and a Fun Run, with the addition this year a 10 km run. The run is Saturday, October 29th, two days from Halloween so costumes are more than welcome. See for more information.

Join Eco-East for a nature walk, possible thanks to a grant from Défi Coureurs des bois Challenge. The walk is family friendly on Sunday, October 16th, 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Jessup's Falls Conservation Area. Registration is required.

The Carlsbad Springs Optimist Club and Carlsbad Springs Community Association invite children aged 7 to 12 years old to Youth Night at the Community Center, Thursday nights from 6:30 to 8 p.m. starting October 20th. Contact Maureen Mackie at 613 822 0301 or 613 297 6392 to register.

The Eastern Ontario Snowmobile Club fundraiser Halloween Bash is October 29th from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Oasis RV Resort in Limoges. There will be door prizes and more. Music by Latreille & The Rock Junkies, door prizes and $5 off entry if wearing a costume. For more information see the club’s website or call 613 808 7684 or 613-979-4718.

Russell Kin Club’s Catch the Ace jackpot is still climbing and now estimated at a lucky $86,000, and the weekly prize is estimated over $5,000. Tickets are $10 and are available online and at many retail locations in the local area. There are 36 envelopes remaining.

CJRO Radio Bingo starts again on Friday, October 21st at 7 p.m. and will run every two weeks until the end of January 2023. As usual card are on sale for $5 each at Jude's Pizza, Carlsbad Variety, and Rene's Corner. Listen on CJRO Radio (107.7 FM in Carlsbad Springs or 107.9 FM in Vars), online at or via the Radio Player Canada app and the Tune In app.

Tired of commuting to work? Are you looking to join a dynamic team where you can have a positive impact on the agricultural community? Why wait? Coop Embrun is looking to fill several positions. See careers section to apply.

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Tune in to Local First for interviews regarding local news, 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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