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CJRO News September 6 to September 12, 2022

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

The Ottawa Fire Service was called to a blaze at the former St. Hugues School at Colonial Road and Dessaint Road in Sarsfield the morning of Sunday, September 4th. Reportedly a passerby saw smoke and called 911. Several fires were burning inside the building, which was unoccupied. No one was hurt. The cause of the fire is under investigation. A video provided by Ottawa Fire Services can be seen on Twitter, hashtag #ottfire.

In Russell Township Alain and Sophie streets are being paved now with more to follow shortly. Last January the Township learned it would receive additional funding from the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund. Upcoming projects include paving on Daze, Marion, St-Pierre, Gustave and Bouchard streets.

If you or your organization plan to purchase ads that support, promote or oppose a candidate in the municipal election, you are required to register as a Third-Party Advertiser with the Clerk of the municipality.

Third party advertisers and candidates may not spend money on a campaign, accept contributions or begin advertising until the Clerk certifies your registration.

To find out if you are on the Voters’ List check it at

Russell Foodland hosted a customer appreciation event on Saturday, September 3rd, featuring food samples, vendors and live music in the parking lot, as well as giving every customer a $10 gift card.

Here are a few reminders of upcoming events.

On September 10th the Russell Agricultural Society presents the RCMP Musical Ride at the fairgrounds in the village of Russell. Also performing will be the Capital Cowgirls Drill Team and the Canadian Canine Training Academy. For more information listen to my interview with Sylvia Smith of the Lions on Local First.

The 2022 Carlsbad Springs Community Association AGM will be held in person at the Carlsbad Springs Community Centre on September 15th at 7 p.m. Carlsbad Springs residents are invited to participate. If you are interested in a position please email .

On Saturday, September 17th, the Russell and District Historical Society hosts its Heritage Festival, featuring open house at the museum, a scavenger hunt, historical plaque tours, horse and wagon tours, soapbox politics, and ice-cream making.

The Harvest Market returns to the Cumberland Village Heritage Museum on September 24th. Vendors are encouraged to submit an entry. Visit the Cumberland Farmers Market website for more information on how to apply.

The Company of Fools will perform Hamlet (in English) at J.T. Bradley's in Navan on September 26th at 7 p.m. Incorporating clown, slapstick and puppet elements, the show is suitable for all ages and fun for the whole family. For more information, visit

In Embrun on October 1 at 7:00 p.m., the Embrun Country Soiree will take place at the Community Centre. Several artists will be performing, such as Les Filles de…, Fred Delorme, Yvan Petit, Reynald Lafleur and Phil Denault. For information or to obtain tickets, contact Diane Lalonde at 613-899-1946. The event is organized by the Club Joie de Vivre 50+ of Embrun.

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

For anyone aged 12 to 18 who is thinking of joining the cadets 5 Cyclone is also hosting an information and registration session next Tuesday, September 13th at 7 p.m. at Embrun High School at 1276 St. Jacques Road, Embrun.

Russell Kin Club’s Catch the Ace jackpot is still climbing and now estimated at over $53,000, and the weekly prize is estimated over $3,500. Tickets are $10 and are available online and at many retail locations in the local area.

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Tune in to Local First for interviews regarding local news, follow us on Facebook, listen to our podcasts on or on the Tune-In and Radio Player Canada apps. I’m Candice Vetter for CJRO News. CJRO – Last on the dial, first for local news.

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