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CJRO News July 17 to July 23, 2023

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

Last week Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, EOHU's medical officer of health, advised parents who are on Casselman’s municipal water not to use tap water for mixing baby formula or to give it to very young children to drink. Earlier in July he had said that short-term exposure to high manganese levels in Casselman’s water is unlikely to cause health problems. Casselman has been experiencing varying high levels through most of July, with the highest almost four times that recommended by Health Canada. The high levels of manganese in the South Nation River appear to be caused by low water flow.

For listeners wondering what is going on at Boundary Road, a new gas station with a convenience store, an A&W restaurant and a drive through Starbucks are planned for Carlsbad Springs beside the Amazon building. A link to the plans is at in this week's News.

South Nation Conservation has introduced an Eastern Ontario Derecho Storm Reforestation Program, a storm recovery program for private landowners who were directly affected by the derecho last year. Over 300 landowners contacted SNC for assistance in the aftermath of the derecho storm and the conservation authority has now received funding from the City of Ottawa, the United Counties of Prescott and Russell and the Federal Government as part of the two Billion Tree Program. Woodlot owners which had over 1000 trees can apply now. Subsidized funding will support clean up, site preparation, and tree planting and tending costs at a minimal one-time cost per tree. The project will have a five-year duration from now until 2027. Some retroactive compensation is also available. To learn more or to apply, visit Listen to my interview with Caroline Goulet of SNC for details.

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The Ontario Provincial Police is hiring cadets between the ages of 18 to 25 across the province. Cadets assist frontline officers with administrative duties and through engagement with their communities. Cadet positions are a one-year contract with a two-week paid training course. No previous experience in law or security is required. Applications will be accepted until Friday August 11th. See for more information.

With the last two planned star parties cancelled due to weather, maybe third time is a charm. The Ottawa Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will try again this Friday, July 21st (rain date July 22nd) at sunset in the parking lot of the Carp Branch of the Ottawa Public Library. This free event starts at sunset. Mosquito repellent is advised. There is a link at

The Gloucester Figure Skating Club (GSC) is co-hosting the Sectional Series with Skate Ontario. The competition will take place at the Bob Macquarie Complex from July 20 to July 22, 2023. This is the first time that GSC will be co-hosting this prestigious event. Over 475 of Canada’s finest figure skaters will compete in Orleans. See for more information. For our listeners in the Orleans, Navan and Sarsfield areas Councillor Catherine Kitts is hosting her 2nd annual Millennium Park barbecue at 100 Millennium Boulevard on Saturday, July 29 from 3 p.m. 5 p.m. There will be live music, including Monkey Rock Music, a free barbecue and family fun. More information is on Kitts’ facebook page.

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