CJRO News September 27 to October 3, 2021

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


CJRO is happy to announce that CJRO Radio Bingo is starting up again this autumn. Starting on Wednesday, October 13th, at 7 p.m., listeners can join hosts Adrian and Anthony every second Wednesday. There are three games each night. Get your cards at Rene’s Corner, Carlsbad Variety Store or in Vars at Jude’s Pizza. Listen on-air at 107.7 or 107.9 FM, or online at CJROradio.com.


The Carlsbad Springs Optimist Club report being “thrilled” to announce that the recycling and bottle drive held September 18th raised $1,764 for the club. If you missed this chance to dispose of metal or electronics you can save them for next year’s spring cleaning. The next recycling drive is scheduled for Saturday, May 28th.


Russell resident Tina Boileau was honoured by Governor General Mary Simon at a ceremony in Ottawa earlier this month. She and her late son, Jonathan Pitre, had been nominated for Meritorious Service Decorations for their work promoting awareness of Pitre’s condition, epidermolysis bullosa (EB). Pitre became an international celebrity as the Butterfly Boy when he spoke out about his EB, a genetic disorder that causes skin to be as fragile as a butterfly’s wing. He passed away in April of 2018 from complications caused by a second stem-cell transplant.


A reminder that in the Village of Russell Concession Street will be closed from Bank Street to Church Street for another week for a sanitary sewer upgrade. A detour is in place. Once that part of the work is completed, the road will be reopened and the work will continue on Church Street.

In Russell Township, a hazardous waste disposal event will be spaced over two days at 857 Route 400, on October 15th and October 16th, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Township has stated that due to the popularity of the hazardous waste events, they may reach capacity before 2 p.m. The Ministry of Environment prohibits drop-offs after that time, even if there are still participants waiting with their products. The event is for Township residents only so bring some I.D.


A new fraud scheme has been reported by Ottawa Police Service and Blue Line Taxi. In all cases a suspect approached a victim in a mall parking lot and asked for help paying cab fare. The suspect explains the driver doesn’t accept cash due to Covid. Victims who agree to help are brought to the taxi, give over their credit or debit cards, and are paid the same amount in cash by the suspect. But the taxi car, plates and license number, Blue Line taxi number 121, are not legitimate. The taxi driver then obtains the victim’s PIN and switches the victim’s card for a false one. Police are advising that if anyone asks you to help in this manner, do not cooperate. Do not pay with cards for someone else’s transaction even if offered money in return. When making purchases, protect your PIN. Choose a PIN not easy to guess like birthdays or phone numbers. And keep a close watch on bank and credit card statements. If you suspect fraud call the Ottawa Police at 613 236 1222 extension 7300 or on the OPS website.


The GFL landfill has issued a Notice of Commencement of Environmental Assessment for expansion of the waste handling facility. GFL is located on Highway 138 near Highway 417, affecting St. Isidore and Moose Creek the most as far as air quality, traffic and groundwater contamination are concerned. Most surrounding communities also ship waste to that facility. If allowed, the complex would approximately double in size. An outdoors public open house is scheduled for Thursday, October 7th at the Moose Creek Recreational Arena, 9 Munroe Street from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. To be added to the project mailing list contact Greg van Loenen at GFL, 613 538 2776 extension 2223, or email gvanloenen@gflenv.com.


In The Nation Township, near Casselman, Ford Motor Company of Canada has broken ground on a new distribution centre. The new warehouse facility will be built south of Highway 417 near St. Albert Road and Route 700. It will be about 540,000 square feet and create about 150 new jobs. Ford is replacing its Bramalea distribution centre with two new facilities. The one in Casselman will serve Ontario and Quebec and is expected to be operating in a year and a half, by February of 2023.


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I’m Candice Vetter for CJRO News. CJRO – Last on the dial, first for local news. Keep well.


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