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CJRO News October 3 to October 9, 2022

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

This Wednesday, October 5th, a candidates' debate for Osgoode Ward will be held in Carlsbad Springs. The event will take place live in the Carlsbad Springs Community Center gymnasium from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The debate will be broadcast on 107.7 FM in Carlsbad Springs, 107.9 FM in Vars and also available online ( and via the Radio Player Canada app and the Tune In app. Osgoode Ward residents are invited to attend the debate. Please send your questions for applicants in advance to by September 30.

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 Embrun and Russell arenas are ready for the winter season. Free skate and shinny hockey sessions started at the end of September. Schedules can be found on the Township of Russell web page at under Arenas and Skating.

Construction has begun for the new snow disposal facility near 550 Notre-Dame Street in Embrun. The road in front of the Park is the access point and is being rebuilt. Work should be done at the end of November. The site will include a snow pad, truck area and a melt pond. This $2.2 million construction project is part of the Township’s 2018-2022 Strategic Plan and aligns with reducing environmental impact. The new site will treat and control the flow of melting snow, unlike the Township’s existing site.

Join Eco-East this month for a series of nature walks, possible thanks to a grant from Défi Coureurs des bois Challenge. The first walk is Saturday, October 8th, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Alfred Bog, one of the largest bogs in our region of Ontario. This free adults-oriented walk will explore the habitat in detail. The second walk is family friendly on Sunday, October 16th, 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Jessup's Falls Conservation Area. With Owen Clarkin, explore the riverside and forested habitat at the small yet biodiverse conservation area at Jessups Falls. Healthy, locally-sourced snacks will be supplied. Space is limited, registration required.

On October 15th the 5 Cyclone Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets will be the recipients of a Russell Trivia Night fundraiser. Get your tickets for teams of six by contacting

One of the most popular exhibits by Little Ray's Exhibitions, in Sarsfield, Wildlife Rescue, is available from now until end of April 2023. Reduced rates are available for a limited time! Book

Wildlife Rescue is an exhibition about real animals and the people who have dedicated their lives to helping them survive.

On Saturday October 15th Fall Fest will be held from 1 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Navan Fairgrounds. The family event will have games, food, crafts, and lots of harvest activities. Decorate a pumpkin and bring it by noon for judging. To enter your Navan-area home in the best decorated house send a photo to Fred Hyde at

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.

In Metcalfe, the Community Association invites residents to celebrate with them during the Metcalfe Community Association Fall Feast on Saturday, October 15th. Tickets are $25. There will be a barbecue chicken meal and the Ben Cooper Group will be performing. Get tickets by email from or call 613-979-4718.

The same day, the Richelieu Embrun club hosts the club's 50th anniversary celebrations at the Camille Piché community center at 8 rue Blais in Embrun on Saturday, October 15th. The celebration starts at 4:30 p.m. with beverages and appetizers, a four-course dinner at 6 p.m., a review, and a dance party. Tickets are $120 per person. To purchase contact Richard Laplante at 613 447 0487 or Rachelle Laplante at 613 443 2345.

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 $77,777, and the weekly prize is estimated over $4,500. Tickets are $10 and are available online and at many retail locations in the local area. There are 37 envelopes remaining.

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.

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.

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