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CJRO News: May 27 to June 2, 2024

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

The plan for the proposed Russell Township Recreation Centre has been changed again, this time reducing the spectator seating for the ice sheets from 750 to 250, and reducing the change room sizes. This upsets major hockey supporter Maurice Lemieux, who has been a strong advocate for hockey in the township for decades. He says without enough seating and small change rooms hockey at levels C, B and A will not be able to be played in the township. He is asking residents who care about local hockey to come to a public information meeting May 28 at the Embrun Community Centre.

An 11-year-old girl was recognized by Russell Township, the Upper Canada District School Board, CHEO and Russell firefighters for her courage during the bus crash south of Russell about two weeks ago. Rory Renwick received a certificate and many accolades. She kept the younger children calm and helped deal with their injuries until first responders arrived. Several children went to CHEO and were treated and released. The youngest and most seriously injured child, Dylan Harper, returned home and was present at the ceremony.

The OPP announced late last week that two men from Stirling, Ontario were arrested and face numerous charges relating to vehicle theft after a long OPP investigation. Stolen vehicles with a combined value of about $3 million, including many classic cars, have been seized. Robert Bradshaw and Guy Leblanc were released on bail and are scheduled to appear in court in Belleville at a later date. See photos of some of the cars at

Another Facebook scam has risen. A local resident reports her account had been compromised after she clicked an email link that looked like it was from Facebook. She was asked to input her old password and set a new one, but that was just to give her password to the scammers. They then posted that she was selling items and some friends believed it, getting pulled in and giving deposits on some items. Police advise that anytime a friend posts items for sale communicate with that person on a separate platform, by telephone or in person first.

At the tenth year of the Carlsbad Springs recycling drive the Carlsbad Springs Optimist Club filled four containers, each holding 40 cubic yards, on Saturday, May 25. The volunteers also collected a trailer full of bottles and cans. Listen to CJRO's interview on Local First with Lucie Regimbald about the recycling drive starting when the community was threatened by the proposed Taggart Miller landfill.

CJRO wants to report on the local news that matters, so send news ideas, issues and comments to by Monday mornings. Listen to the news, Local First and Priorite Locale on anytime or on the Tune In or Radio Player Canada apps, or at I'm Candice Vetter for CJRO News. CJRO, last on the dial and first for local news.

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