CJRO News June 20 to July 4, 2022

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


Starting this week, for the summer CJRO News will only be produced once every two weeks. We will be back to weekly by Sept 7th.


CJRO has applied to add a new low power FM transmitter for CJRO Radio on 107.9 in Casselman. You can help us get permission by submitting your support and comments. Visit crtc.gc.ca. Scroll way down to Consultations and Events, click on link beside Broadcasting, click on Part 1 Applications and there we are. Click on Submit. We are hoping to add Casselman to our broadcasting family soon.


Villa Fleur Ange residence on St-Jacques Road in Embrun was closed suddenly on June 16th after Russell Township received a complaint from the Retirement Home Regulatory Authority. The township’s building and fire departments investigated and declared there was an "immediate threat to life.” Mayor Pierre Leroux said there were urgent concerns relating to the Ontario Fire Code and Building Code. No more specific reasons were released by the township or regulatory authority. The elderly residents had to be relocated.

CJRO News extends kudos to the June issue of the Navan Nugget and its editor, Tom Devecseri, for the excellent and sensitive coverage of the derecho that tore through the Navan area. Photos and stories are available at navan.on.ca under the Navan Nugget tab.


Also in Navan gardening volunteers are needed to assist with the village’s community flower beds. Student volunteers are welcome. If you are interested, contact Nancy at ntoonders@gmail.com.


This year Rochon Gardens in Edwards is celebrating 65 years of growing fresh garden produce. The strawberry crop is coming on now with plenty of beautiful berries.


Meet Me on Main Street, an initiative of North Dundas Township, is coming to the village of Marionville on Monday, July 13th. Residents, former residents, friends and neighbours are invited to attend from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The band Green Martini will be performing, there will be lots of food options, and Tuque de Broue brewery and Smokie Ridge winery will also be on hand. I’ve attend these events in the villages of North Dundas before and they have been very enjoyable. For more information about the series see northdundas.com.


The next round of the Russell Kin Club’s Catch the Ace has started. Tickets are $10 and are available online and at many retail locations in the local area. Proceeds benefit six local charities. Draws are Sunday afternoons. As of June 20th the Jackpot was estimated at over $8,000 and the weekly win over $5,000.


Jersey Canada has added Russell dairy farmer Mike Bols as one of two new Ontario extension reps to give support to breeders in the province. Along with Nick Groot of Ingersol, Bols will share advice on Jerseys, breeding, nutrition, and dairy education outreach. Bols and his wife Monique own and operate the award-winning Drentex Jerseys.


We would love to share our listeners’ photos. If you have a news or event you would like to share send it to newscjro@gmail.com.


Tune in to Local First for interviews regarding local news, 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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