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CJRO News September 19 to September 25, 2022

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

The International Plowing Match at Kemptville runs this week from September 20th to 24th. The match features lots more than plowing, including a mini-city of exhibitors, entertainment, the Canadian Cowgirls, camping, demonstrations, a parade, all kinds of equipment, and lots to eat. For more information and a schedule see If you haven’t attended an IPM I suggest giving it a look. I’ve been to a few and have been consistently impressed.

The Metcalfe Community Association is hosting an Osgoode Ward candidates’ debate Tuesday, September 20th at the Larry Robinson Arena in Metcalfe from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. live and in person.

On Wednesday, October 5th, a candidates' debate for Osgoode Ward will also 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 residents are invited to attend the debate. Please send your questions for applicants in advance to by September 30th.

For the sectors of of Sarsfield and Navan which are in the district of Orléans-South-Navan, there are three candidates running for the position of Councillor; Catherine Kitts, Yvette Ashiri and Shamsa Sheikh Ahmed.

Speaking of candidates, Ottawa mayoral candidate Bob Chiarelli has written to the province asking it to return the proposed Official Plan back to the new Ottawa City Council. The letter says a new plan should be coming from the new City Council instead of tying the new council to the previous council’s plans, and that mistakes were made in the proposed Official Plan. He said, “Understanding that housing development is a priority of your government, expanding Ottawa’s urban boundary to include the unserviced so called “Tewin Lands” rather than the much better serviced West Carleton/Kanata North property as recommended by city staff will be an unreasonable delay on development.” You can see the entire letter at

The Embrun-Russell Terry Fox Run raised almost $17,000 last Sunday. Coordinator Cindy Saucier said the rain held off until 11 a.m. but “then we were pretty wet, but I kept thinking about what Terry ran through starting in April in Newfoundland.” The local school runs will also add their totals after the events.

Municipal Daycare Service is coming to Mother Theresa School at 1035 Concession Street in Russell. The service will include full-time preschool programming for ages 2 ½ to four and a before and after school program. Until contracts are finalized, an opening date is not yet confirmed, but you can add your child’s name to the waitlist using the form at for municipal daycare at Mother Theresa. Currently the Township offers a full-time preschool program and a before/after-school program for children enrolled at École St-Jean and Pavillon La Croisée in Embrun.

During the special council meeting on September 8th Russell Township approved the hiring of a project manager and design consultant for the recreation complex project. The project manager position has been awarded to Turner & Townsend, and the design consultants will be MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects. Details about the recreation complex are posted at Additional questions can be sent to the communications department at

Join Tara Shannon at The Red Bird in Ottawa on Thursday, Sept 22nd for an intimate, acoustic show in Ottawa's newest listening room in advance of her new single release "I Know Who I Am".

The Vars Community Association barbecue and annual general meeting will take place in the village park on September 23rd at 5 p.m. followed by a “movie night” after the barbecue. The event is free for the whole community.

EcoEast is hosting its virtual annual general meeting on September 26th at 7:30 p.m. If you are interested in finding out how this group is evolving, visit to register or check the Facebook page.

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 Centre at 8 rue Blais in Embrun on Saturday, October 15th. The club was founded on June 9th, 1972. This anniversary highlights fifty great years of support for youth and promotion of La Francophonie. The celebration starts at 4:30 p.m. with beverages and appetizers, followed by a four-course dinner at 6 p.m., a review of the successes of the club, 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.

In Limoges, the Eastern Ontario Snowmobile Club is organizing a fundraiser Halloween Bash on October 29th from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Oasis RV Resort in Limoges. There will be door prizes and more. The cost is $25 per person or $20 if you are in costume. Music by Latreille & The Rock Junkies. 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 over $64,000, and the weekly prize is estimated over $3,700. Tickets are $10 and are available online and at many retail locations in the local area. There are 39 envelopes remaining.

And we’ll end with some happy news. CJRO Radio Bingo is back in October. The first Radio Bingo will be Friday, October 21st at 7 p.m. and will run every two weeks until the end of January 2023. Tickets will be on sale at Jude's Pizza in Vars, Carlsbad Variety at the corner of Russell Road and Boundary Road and Rene's Corner at the corner of Piperville and Anderson Roads. The cards are $5 each. Profits will go to the Optimist clubs in Vars and Carlsbad Springs. 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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