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CJRO News February 6 to February 12, 2023

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


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The Belanger bridge will be closed starting February 21st and lasting until this fall. The bridge is located on County Road 8, between County Road 16 and Route 100 East, in Lemieux, in the Municipality of La Nation, for rehabilitation/construction. That is the bridge over the South Nation River between Bourget and Casselman, at the turn to Riceville. The detour will be long, so plan your route.


There will be a Valentine's Day dinner at the Sarsfield Community Center on Saturday February 18th at 6:30 p.m. Details and how to book are on the Sarsfield Community Association Facebook page


Russell Raiders competitive soccer registration ends next week, on Saturday, February 18th. For more information or to register email rsclub@russellsoccer.com. No registrations will be accepted after the date.


Township of Russell council has approved a 20 per cent wage increase for its early childhood educators. Although the township has no obligation to provide such services, the council believes supporting residents in this area is necessary for the township’s growth. This move is part of the township's plan to attract and retain staff in an area experiencing a significant labor shortage, while increasing child care spaces in the township.


The township is waiting for Ministry of Education approval for the reopening of the private childcare center at Mother Teresa Catholic School, which will add 186 places, and for an increase of 162 additional places at St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School’s daycare.


Did you know? In Ontario in the early 19th century, a community could be recognized as a "partially self-governing village" ("police village" in English) if it was too small (either in population or in funds) to be considered a normal village. The people elected representatives, called Syndics, who ensured minor street lighting, garbage collection and other projects. Although the Village of Russell is now a large community, it has retained its official "Partially Self-Governing Village" status, with three publicly elected Trustees to oversee the Police Village of Russell Trust.


This year marks the 125th anniversary of the Partially Self-Governing Village of Russell, incorporated by the United Counties of Prescott and Russell in 1898. Many community groups are planning events for this historic year. The municipality, Russell Police Village administrators and event organizers encourage all residents to volunteer or participate.


The Council of the municipality of La Nation recently announced the final cost of the Sportsplex project in Limoges will be lower than the original budget, despite some modifications. Occupancy is scheduled for this winter.


Hydro Embrun has reduced monthly charges for residential customers this year. The cooperative voted for a five per cent reduction meaning owners will pay $2 less monthly. The reduction started in January.


Russell Flea is back this weekend at the Russell High School on Saturday, February 11th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


All the outdoor rinks in the various villages including Vars, Carlsbad Springs, Sarsfield, Embrun and Russell are open and available for free skating. Take advantage of this activity as the season can be short.



Did you know? In Ontario in the early 19th century, a community could be recognized as a "partially self-governing village" ("police village" in English) if it was too small (either in population or in funds) to be considered a normal village. The people elected representatives, called Syndics, who ensured minor street lighting, garbage collection and other projects. Although the Village of Russell is now a large community, it has retained its official "Partially Self-Governing Village" status, with three publicly elected Trustees to oversee the Police Village of Russell Trust.


This year marks the 125th anniversary of the Partially Self-Governing Village of Russell, incorporated by the United Counties of Prescott and Russell in 1898. Many community groups are planning events for this historic year. The municipality, Russell Police Village trustees and event organizers encourage all residents to volunteer or participate.


If you have News you want included on this weekly report, please let me know by Monday mornings.


We have additional content up at CJROradio.com. Check for photos, videos, News too late for broadcast, media releases, News text, email conversations with public officials, and the last couple of years of Local First podcasts. It’s all here on CJRO—everything your community needs to know.


Tune in at 107.7 or 107.9, follow us on Facebook, listen to our podcasts on cjroradio.com 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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