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EAST EDITION: Serving New Edinburgh, Rockcliffe, Vanier, Pineview and surrounding communities Year 1, Issue 33 June 9, 2011 | 24 Pages HIGHWAY WIDENING Premier Dalton McGuinty was in town to once again commit funds for the widening of Highway 417 from Nicholas to the Split. 3 CHAMPIONS After a legal battle that got them back in the game, the Louis Riel Rebelles travelled to Hamilton and won the provincial title. 7 Photo by Eddie Rwema MORE THAN 2,000 RIDE FOR DAD About 2,300 riders took part in the annual Motorcycle Ride for Dad through the streets of Ottawa on June 4. The fundraiser raised $415,000 for prostate cancer research and awareness. The ride that began at the Canada Aviation and Space museum took riders to Almonte, Carleton Place and Smiths Falls, before it wrapped up at the Rideau-Carleton Raceway. Manor Park residents fight basketball net bylaw 10 % 50 off (Corner of Montreal Rd. & River Rd.) Your Community Pub from 4pm to 6pm Mon. – Fri. (613) 747-0517 e n tr Mo al R d. d. ver R N. R i 15 Selkirk St. Vanier Appetizers fied that the 311 complaint call targeted homes with portable basketball nets on Eastbourne Avenue and Lonsdale Road. Belovic was home at the time the bylaw officer came. She was told the complaint had to do with visibility of the nets at night. Belovic did not disagree with the issue but hoped reflective stickers would solve the problem. “We thought that would be a great solution to the problem,” Belovic said. See SAFETY on page 17 River MAKING MUSIC The newest exhibit at the Aviation and Space museum requires visitors to use their entire bodies and work together in an effort to play a song. Manor Park residents are fighting a bylaw that prevents them from keeping their basketball nets on the road. “Manor Park is probably one of the freest-range kid neighbourhoods in Ottawa and that is why we choose to come and live here because our kids can easily go outside and play,” Eastbourne Avenue resident Natalie Belovic said. “We already impose all these extra new constraints on our children and to start and make it harder for kids to be out there being healthy isn’t right. The complaint wasn’t about hooliganism, or about bonking basketballs late into the night, it had nothing to do with that.” Nine families received a notice from the City of Ottawa bylaw enforcement to move their nets off the road. Those who were home at the time that the bylaw officer was knocking on doors were noti- Rideau MICHELLE NASH 449631

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