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CJRO News January 30 to February 5, 2023

CJRO News January 23 to January 29, 2023

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

Maison Interlude House in Hawkesbury has just learned that CMHC has refused its funding request for women’s transitional housing in Embrun. Staff at the women’s shelter planned to build a three-storey, 24-unit building in Embrun for women who were victims of violence. An article in the Ottawa Citizen said the $11.8 million application was rejected. Maison Interlude House had raised $150,000, had raised money from the province, and Russell Township had already sold it the land at a significant discount. The CMHC funding is meant to build or repair a minimum of 560 women’s shelter beds across Canada.

This Tuesday, January 31st five teams from Scotland are competing in the Strathcona Cup, the oldest international men's curling tournament in the world, at the Russell Curling Club. The Strathcona Cup is held once every five years. Everyone involved appreciates the honour for the community.

Casselman Municipal Council received a report on voter turnout in 2022 which said the municipality was in the top 20 in Ontario for voter turnout. Of the 3,224 eligible voters in the village, over 55 per cent voted, placing it first in the United Counties of Prescott and Russell and 18th among 417 municipalities. and first in the United. By comparison voter turnout in Russell Township was 31.2% and 39.2% in The Nation.

The Marionville carnival is this weekend February 3rd, 4th and 5th. You can listen to the interview with Nathalie Drouin Paquette on the show Gagnier Aime se jaser on You can also listen to past interviews about the recently finished Embrun Carnival.

Soccer registration has started with the Russell Soccer Club. For more information email

Russell Kin Club’s Catch the Ace jackpot is now $291,000. The weekly prize is estimated at $13,000. There are 22 envelopes left. Tickets are $10 and are available online and at many local retail locations.

Finally, watch out for the “emergency” or “grandparent” scam. OPP report an increase in these scams where someone sounding like a grandchild or other young person calls and claims they are in trouble and need money right away. Then they ask you not to “tell Mom or Dad.” This is a fake call with voice impersonators. If you receive such a call, take down the details, then call the parents or guardians to make sure all is well, then call the OPP or Crimestoppers.

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

We have additional content up at 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 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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