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CJRO News Sept. 14 to Sept. 20, 2020

Hello, bonjour, and welcome, to Carlsbad-Vars Radio, CJRO, at 107.7 and 107.9 FM in Carlsbad Springs, Vars, Edwards, southeast Ottawa, parts of Russell, and online, at CJROradio.com.

I’m Candice Vetter, reporting from my home office in North Russell.

To hear our interviews with Cumberland Ward 19 candidates tune in to Local First or check out our podcasts on CJROradio.com/news.

Currently you can listen to Yvette Ashiri, Lyse-Pascale Inamuco, Craig MacAulay, Mark Scharfe, and Patrick Uguccioni. Other candidates’ interviews will hopefully be up soon, except Catherine Kitts, who is not participating.

Also, the candidates’ debate hosted by Rogers is available online. Google Cumberland Ward debate 2020 and the Youtube link will come up.

Don’t forget, if you are in the Ottawa part of listening area, the second round of public consultations on the Ward Boundary Review only runs until September 25th. You can review and rank the options available.

The Carlsbad Springs Community Association is holding its Annual General Meeting by video conference online on September 17th at 7 p.m. Carlsbad Springs residents are invited to participate. Go to carlsbadsprings.ca and follow the links to join by Webex meeting or by phone. There will be an election of a new Association President and three Directors.

The Vars Community Association has cancelled its Annual General Meeting and Community Barbecue for this year. At its August 19th meeting the association renewed the existing directors for another year. The annual financial statement will be posted this month. The board met monthly, but no major actions were taken and normal maintenance took place.

Deaf Blind Ontario is hosting a virtual wine tasting on Saturday, September 26th. How does one taste wine virtually? With real bottles delivered beforehand to your door, of course. Participants will then be led through the tastings and pairings with a professional sommelier. For information contact Marlene Quinton at m.quinton@deafblindontario.com or 905-853-2862 extension 289.

South Nation Conservation has reported that Lac Georges near Plantagenet has a blue-green algae bloom, making the water unsuitable for using, drinking, bathing or swimming in. Pets should also not be allowed in the water. Blue-green algae is a cyanobacteria that produces a very dangerous toxin.

Anderson Road near Dolman Ridge Road will have off-peak lane reductions in both directions from Friday, September 25th for guiderail replacement. Traffic controllers will be on site for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.

If you made a compensation claim for abuse at an Indian residential school, the records of your claim are secure. But they will be destroyed in September, 2027 unless you choose to keep them or share them. To learn more, call toll free 1-877-635-2648. Or go to www.MyRecordsMyChoice.ca.

Do you have news that matters to our area? Do you have an experience you’d like to share? If yes, I’d like to hear from you! Contact me by emailing newsCJRO@gmail.com.

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Hello, bonjour, and welcome, to Carlsbad-Vars Radio, CJRO, at 107.7 and 107.9 FM in Carlsbad Springs, Vars, Edwards, southeast Ottawa, parts of Russell, and online, at CJROradio.com. I’m Candice Vette

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