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CJRO News - October 5 to October 10 - 2021

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

CJRO Radio Bingo is starting up again next week. Starting on Wednesday, October 13th, at 7 p.m., listeners can join hosts Adrian and Anthony every second Wednesday. There are three games each night. Get your cards at Rene’s Corner, Carlsbad Variety Store or in Vars at Jude’s Pizza. Listen on-air at 107.7 or 107.9 FM, or online at

The GFL landfill has issued a Notice of Commencement of Environmental Assessment regarding its plan to double the size of the waste handling facility. GFL is located on Highway 138 near Highway 417, affecting St. Isidore and Moose Creek the most as far as air quality, traffic and groundwater contamination are concerned. An outdoors public open house is scheduled for this Thursday, October 7th at the Moose Creek Recreational Arena, 9 Munroe Street from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. To be added to the project mailing list contact Greg van Loenen at GFL, 613 538 2776 extension 2223, or email

This Sunday, October 10th, a Clothes Swap will be held in Navan in the parking lot at County Perks Café and Country Moments Spa on 3470 Trim Road from noon to 4 p.m. Bring clothing that is clean and in good condition, as well as handbags, shoes and accessories, and take home what you like. Leftovers and monetary donations will go to Dress for Success Ottawa or a similar charity. If you have questions contact

The Navan Vars United Church’s berry fundraiser is going ahead. For more information on the annual frozen berries sale send an email to with the subject line Frozen Berries 2021. When selection, prices and ordering details are available you will be contacted. Berries should arrive late November or early December.

If you want to take part in the City of Ottawa’s planning processes, the City is offering the Planning Primer Program on Zoom. The two-day course runs one evening on October 13th and one afternoon on October 20th. The purpose is to help residents become more aware of and more involved in the land-use planning process, an issue that’s always current around here. To sign up send an email or questions to

South Nation Conservation is hosting an online fundraising auction to support spring tree planting initiatives in its Eastern Ontario jurisdiction. “South Nation Wood Creations” will feature wooden products such as furniture, displays, art, signs, and charcuterie boards, hand-crafted by talented artisans from across the region.

Viewing of auction items starts online October 8th, with silent bidding available October 12th to 29th. To see the auction website, go to Wood ware donations are being accepted until the auction launch. Donor profiles will be showcased on social media and the auction website. Those interested can contact SNC at or 1-877-984-2948.

Prescott-Russell Community Services has launched a new Seniors Wellness Program, to improve the living conditions of seniors and their caregivers through in-person visits and simple solutions adapted to their needs.

A social work technician answers calls and visits people in their homes. Sophie Ménard, program coordinator, said all kinds of needs are addressed, whether a listening ear, food, clothing or medication, or a social life. The Seniors Wellness Program is free to people 55 years of age and older or with special needs. People can ask for help for themselves or a loved one, or call to refer other persons in need. The number to call is 613-632-0939 or 1-800-267-0853.

In Russell Township, a hazardous waste disposal event for residents will be spaced over two days at 857 Route 400, on October 15th and October 16th, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Township has stated that due to the popularity of the hazardous waste events, they may reach capacity before 2 p.m. The Ministry of Environment prohibits drop-offs after that time, even if there are still participants waiting with their products.

In Covid news, the Province of Ontario reported almost 1,500 new cases over the weekend with nine deaths. That makes over 588,000 total cases reported and still under 10,000 deaths in this province. In Ottawa 126 new cases were reported and 52 new cases in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit. In Ottawa total cases passed 30,000 over the weekend. However, health authorities are giving the go-ahead for Hallowe’en trick-or-treating, but advising children and parents to use extra precautions, like not running around in a big gang. It looks like the Ottawa Santa Claus parade will not go ahead this year, though, as the City of Ottawa is not issuing any parade permits.

Do you have news that matters to our area? Do you have photos you’d like to share with the community? We’d like to see them. 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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