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CJRO News December 18, 2023 to January 7, 2024

Updated: Dec 20, 2023

Hello, bonjour, and welcome to CJRO News on CJRO Radio. I’m Candice Vetter reporting from Embrun. This is our last News broadcast for this year, so we wish all our listeners, volunteers and partners the merriest of Christmases and a wonderful New Year.

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Rodney Nichols, the man accused of murdering Jewell Parchman Langford in 1975 and dumping her body in the South Nation River, might not stand trial. His lawyer is saying he not competent due to full onset dementia, and is asking for a five-day evaluation. Nichols was extradited to Canada recently. If he does go to trial it will take place in L’orignal.


The City of Ottawa’s vacant unit tax declaration portal has opened. This is the portal introduced last year where property owners must declare whether or not their homes are occupied full time. If any listeners are some of about 1500 homeowners who have been notified that their vacant unit tax declaration form from last year is being audited, take heart from the story of George Veitch. He balked at what he called onerous paperwork the city asked for and told them to come and knock on his door. The City backed down.


Also in the City, Ottawa is seeking a new City clerk. The pay is between $161,000 to $204,000 per year.


The Carlsbad Springs Optimist Club collected over $2,100 in donations to buy FreshCo gift cards for families in need this Christmas and the cards will be distributed this week.


Osgoode Ward councillor George Darouze suggests that people noticing speeding or other unsafe driving should call 613 236 1222 extension 7300 and report it. Darouze said that he is prohibited from directing police officers but the Ottawa Police Service monitors reports and bases dispatching on those statistics.


Check our website for additional videos and photos. Send the News you want included in this weekly report to by Monday mornings. Get the local news that matters to you anytime on, or tune in to 107.7 or 107.9 FM, or the Tune-In and Radio Player Canada apps. I’m Candice Vetter for CJRO News. Enjoy the holidays. We’ll talk again next year.

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