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CJRO News October 31 to November 6, 2022

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

Parents can apply for catch-up support payments and receive $200 to $250 to pay for student learning supports to fill gaps resulting from COVID. This one-time amount is to help meet children’s needs by providing tutoring services, supplies or equipment. The link to apply is available at in the nouvelles for October 31st.

With the municipal election campaign over the big question for the Carlsbad Springs area is if the City of Ottawa's Official Plan will be confirmed by the Province and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. The City’s plan might add rural lands to urban territory. The big controversy in Carlsbad Springs is the project proposed by the Taggart Group and the Algonquins of Ontario. It proposes building 15,000 new homes in a completely rural area, with an estimated 45,000 new residents. A new provincial government bill sets new housing targets for cities in Ontario and removes many development fees. Ottawa's target is 151,000 new homes by 2031.

The Township of Russell has added two hybrid vehicles to their fleet to reduce emissions from corporate vehicles.

The Township is seeking new committee members. The committees are the Accessibility Advisory Committee, Land Use Planning Advisory Committee, Boundary fence inspectors, Livestock Pound Custodian, Property Standards Committee, and Public Library Board. Interested individuals should complete, sign and submit the Committee Nomination Application Form by contacting the Clerk's Office before 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 10th.

South Nation Conservation has now confirmed the appointment of Carl Bickerdike as the new Chief Administrative Officer. He replaces Angela Coleman who left her position in September to become General Manager of Conservation Ontario. Coleman will be working across Ontario with 36 Conservation Authorities. She and her husband live near Moose Creek, where they own and operate Sand Road Maple Farm. Bickerdike has worked at SNC since 2014 and has been Acting General Manager since September. Prior to working with SNC he was a Program Director for the YMCA in Massachusetts and in Quebec, leading outdoor and environmental education programs.

Starting this Sunday, November 6th, the Rona store in Embrun behind Notre Dame Plaza will open at 10 a.m. on Sundays.

In other business news, Russell Flea will be back at Russell High School on Saturday, November 26th. The school is at 982 North Russell Road and the flea market runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be one more market before Christmas, on December 11th.

This Saturday, November 5th, the Crysler Christmas Craft Show at the Community Centre on Third Street in Crysler is back. The show goes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., has 70 vendors, and admission is a food bank donation.

Le Pavillon Seniors Residence in Embrun is also hosting a Christmas bazaar on Saturday, November 5th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the residence at 1122 Notre-Dame Street. Donations to the Embrun foodbank are appreciated. Also on November 5th Le Pavillon has a Christmas Angel tree, with angels to choose from, to help give a resident a holly jolly Christmas.

Also in Embrun, the Club Joie de Vivre is asking persons who are over 50 and want to knit for a cause to come every wednesday at 1 p.m. to the club, through the door on the right side of the Camille Piché Recreation Center at 8 Blais in Embrun. The wool is provided. For more information call Pierrette at 613-445-5346.

On November 8th the last total lunar eclipse of the year will be visible in the early morning hours in our time zone. Totality is at 5:16 a.m. and lasts about an hour, and the eclipse ends at 6:41 a.m. as the moon sets. Lunar eclipses are safe to look at directly.

The Russell Legion’s Remembrance Day Ceremony is back in full. The parade starts at 10:15 a.m. followed by a 10:45 Ceremony. As the branch is closed for renovations everyone is invited to the Russell Curling Club after the Ceremony.

Speaking of events in Russell, the Russell Fire Department and the Russell Lions Club are inviting people, businesses and community groups to enter a float for the Santa Parade! The parade will be on Sunday, November 27th, at 1:00 p.m. To register, email

The Maple Leaf Club Christmas Market at the German Club is back this year, too. The market will be held November 18th to 20th at the club building at 3928 Farmers Way in Carlsbad Springs. There will be many vendors, German meals and good beer. Take-out will be available.

Still on the Christmas schedule, the annual Children's Christmas hosted by the Optimist Club of Carlsbad Springs will be Sunday, December 11th. Why am I mentioning it now? Because attendees must register in advance. A flyer with details will be mailed out shortly by the club.

In Russell the St. Andrews and St. Pauls United Church is hosting a Jiggs Dinner on Saturday November 26th, at 4:30 p.m. To take out or sit in.

Russell Rocks, a non-profit organization that raises funds for the community is hosting its first concert series also on Saturday, November 26th, at the Embrun Community Centre (Camille Piche) at 7 p.m. The Jevon Rudder Band, Ranwater Whiskey and Sticks ‘n Stones will perform. Attendees must be over 19. Tickets are available at

Russell Kin Club’s Catch the Ace jackpot is climbing quickly. It is now $115,000. The weekly prize is estimated over $6,600. Tickets are $10 and are available online and at many retail locations in the local area.

Play CJRO Radio Bingo this week, on Friday, November 4th at 7 p.m. Get cards 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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