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CJRO News January 15 to January 21, 2024

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


The City of Ottawa has announced its annual Community Economic Development Funding Program. It provides financial support to selected projects expected to provide resilient job creation beyond the funding period, or business enterprise creation. Applicants must be non-profit agencies which will enable under-represented segments of the Ottawa population. New or expanded projects must assist targeted residents to overcome identified obstacles to the creation of new jobs and/or new enterprises. There is a long list of organizations which are not eligible, and details about the types of projects which are, so check before applying. The application form is available upon request from the Program Coordinator Ian Scott. Email him at

Russell Township has opened a new daycare at St. Mother Teresa School at 1035 Concession Street in Russell. The daycare serves preschoolers aged 30 months to 4 years old. One kindergarten group and one school-age group have also been established at half capacity, with plans to expand and add more groups as staff is added. 

A scammer is sending emails that look like they’re from Norton Lifelock Antivirus. The email looks more legitimate than most spam emails, and claims Norton has charged $400 on a credit card then provides contact information for if this is not correct. The knee-jerk reaction is to contact them and correct it, but the contact provided is not Norton. Do not respond. If you get this email send it to


South Nation Conservation is hosting virtual Open Houses in February 2024 to learn about new and updated floodplain and erosion natural hazard maps. Residents and stakeholders with properties along the South Branch of the South Nation River within Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry (SDG) the Township of Edwardsburgh Cardinal, or the Bear Brook and the Castor River within Ottawa and Prescott-Russell can join SNC staff to learn more about the project. Residents can view the maps to better understand the risks to life and property in these shoreline areas. Residents will also be able to schedule in-person or virtual meetings with SNC on weekdays and evenings between March 1st and March 22nd, 2024 to learn more about their property. For more information see

All Harvest Crunch cereals and Cap’n Crunch Berry Bars have been recalled by Quaker due to potential Salmonella contamination. Salmonella can be deadly and these products should not be eaten. To find out if a product is included go to These products are sold locally and consumers can get refund coupons by registering on the recall website.

Carlsbad Springs residents should have received their winter carnival booklet. If it is not received call Lucie Regimbald or check the schedule online. The carnival is Friday, January 26 to Sunday, January 28.

The Embrun Winter Carnival starts this weekend January 19 and runs until January 28. See the schedule online.


CJRO wants to report on the many newsworthy happenings in our area, so please send news ideas to by Monday mornings. Get the local news that matters to you anytime on, tune in to 107.7 or 107.9 FM, or listen 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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