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CJRO News April 18 to April 24, 2022

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

This Wednesday, April 20th at 7 p.m. will be the last Radio Bingo until the autumn. Half of the profits will go to local Optimist Clubs.

The Navan Community Association has rescheduled its Annual General Meeting to Tuesday, April 26th at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will be held on Zoom. If you would like to attend contact the Navan Community Association.

Also in Navan, there will be no minor fastball this year due to a lack of registrations. Organizers hope to be able to have a season in 2023.

Holstein Canada has awarded two local cows with the 2021 All-Canadian Holstein title. Knonaudale Oshiestorm, from Knonaudale Farms in Crysler, won Intermediate Yearling Heifer, and Kingsway Alligator A Twix, from Velthuis Farms in Osgoode, won Intermediate Heifer.

A new strain of Avian Influenza has hit numerous poultry farms in Ontario, including two in South Glengarry. It can potentially spread from sick birds to humans, and has been found in Canada Geese. The symptoms of H5N1 in humans can range from very mild to severe. Symptoms are fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose; muscle or body aches, headaches, fatigue or tiredness; conjunctivitis (red eyes), shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, and sometimes diarrhea, nausea, vomiting or seizures. Diarrhea is more common when infected with avian flu than with human flu viruses.

If you have any of these symptoms and have been around birds in the past 14 days -- especially sick or dead birds -- you're advised to tell your doctor. You can also call Telehealth Ontario at 1 866 797-0000. To report cases of sick or dead wild birds contact the Canadian Cooperative Wildlife Health Centre at 1 800 673-4781. If you notice large numbers of waterfowl or poultry dying in your area, call the Eastern Ontario Health Unit at 613-933-1375 or 1 800 267-7120.

A one-day art workshop will be held this Saturday, April 23rd at 2 p.m. at the Bearbrook Community Center on Russell Road. A fee of $140 includes materials. Contact Irma Gutierrez by email at to register.

The Embrun Optimist Club is hosting a disco soiree on Saturday, April 23rd. Put on your ‘70s clothes and come to the Embrun Rec Centre beside the arena. For tickets contact Philip Benoit at 613-296-3749 or

The Navan Market starts again this Sunday, April 24th at 10 a.m. CJRO’s own Marc-Antoine Gagnier will join over 170 vendors at 1279 Colonial Road.

Reminders for May: The Navan-Vars UCW is holding a yard and bake sale on Saturday, May 14th from 9 a.m. to noon at the Navan-Vars United Church in Navan.

Russell Junior Gardeners for students aged five to sixteen must register before May 18th. To register send an e-transfer to

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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.

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