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East Nepean Little League hosting fundraising lemonade stand June 1
Barrhaven is a community of over 90,000 people. We are busy. Traffic has always been a concern to me and I know to many of you as well. Last week I spoke with Acting Chief of Police Steve Bell and he has pulled a team together who are meeting with my staff to develop an action plan. Stay tuned for more news shortly.
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Ottawa Cancer Foundation and Candlelighters Ottawa at Eagles Nest, Ken Ross Park, 600 Longfields on Saturday June 1st from 11a.m. – 1 p.m.
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Want to know more about summer camps offered at Walter Baker Sports Centre? Come join us on Sunday June 2nd from 1 p.m - 3 p.m. in the Upper Concourse!
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Giving Back to CHEO at Mother Teresa For most teenagers, a visit to CHEO is the last thing on their mind; but for Jacob Cuglietta, a grade 11 student at St. Mother Teresa High School, he can’t picture himself doing anything else. Every day since the start of the second school semester, Jacob has made the long hour and 20-minute bus ride to CHEO, where he volunteers for a minimum of 15 hours a week as a part of his school’s co-op placement. “It feels good to make a difference — whether it be helping a patient or making them smile and laugh,” he said. But even after school is out for the summer, Jacob plans to volunteer at least two days a week at the children’s hospital and says he will do his co-op placement there again next year, saying he chooses to take the course again. He also plans to be a part of the CHEO Telethon on June 9th. After high school, Jacob plans to study to become a paediatrician because he wants to continue to find ways to help children. As Max Keeping used to say, “thank you for taking time to make a difference in the life of a child.” Barrhaven Proves to be Successful at the Cappies Barrhaven is a place with so much talent, and that was proven with multiple area high schools being nominated for Cappies awards.
Longfields Davidson Heights proved to be one of the most successful schools, with 17 nominations for their musical, the Addams Family. They are the following: • Special FX and Technology • Hair and Makeup • Sound in a Musical • Sets • Orchestra • Choreography • Ensemble - Ancestors • Featured Male - Sameer • Female Dancer - Kaia • Comic Female Actor Marlies • Comic Male Actor - Andrew • Supporting Female Actor Jaquie • Supporting Male Actor Matthew • Lead Female Actor - Davis • Lead Male Actor - Ike • Song - When You’re an Addams • Critics Favourite Play St. Mother Teresa was also nominated for their play Radium Girls in the following categories: • Hair and Makeup • Lead Actress in a Play - Sierra Labelle • Lead Actor in a play - Marcel Wogrodny • Best play And finally, students from St. Joes High School are also nominated in many areas for their
version of Murders in the Heir. They are nominated for: • Featured Actress - Irina Reunova • Featured Actor - Cameron McIntyre • Stage Management and Stage Crew • Marketing and Publicity - Jenessa Emmanuel, Sagni Kuma, Zoe Lyle, Carter Torunski • Comic Actor - Colin Glen • Props - Elizabeth Bouchard, Mackenzie Hayley, Zoe Lyle, Cameron McIntyre • Costumes - Nick Brousseau, Mackenzie Hayley, Kaleb Madore • Supporting Actress in a Play - Jenessa Emmanuel • Best Play Councillor Harder expressed her admiration for the drama classes in Barrhaven schools. “It is always a joy to attend and this year the talent and the plays were stellar. I cannot wait until the film studio opens down the road. Imagine the opportunities for our students!” Congratulations to all students on their successes, and all the best during the competition! John McCrae Students Hold a Successful Charity Event for Interval House On Thursday, May 23rd, dozens of Barrhaven residents packed Anabia Cupcakes located at 3570 Strandherd Drive,
to support the Lanark County Interval House, an organization which helps women in crisis by providing shelter and resources to help get them back on their feet. The event was fully studentdriven, with multiple pieces of artwork being placed on display. In the middle of it was the main centrepiece — which showed three women standing next to one another while forming a human-made tree. Visitors to Anabia Cupcakes were able to pay $2.00 to put their thumbprint on the piece of artwork, which will later be hung up on the wall of Interval House. Students have been working on the project for weeks, and their hard work paid off. Helping the Cause at Mother Teresa When Students from St. Mother Teresa High School decided to hold their first ever Relay For Life event, they weren’t sure how it was going to turn out. They set a goal of raising $25,000 and hoped to pay tribute to those who lost their battle to cancer and celebrate those who overcame it. So on Thursday, May 16th, around 400 students participated in the 12 hour-long event. In total, the students raised $45,000 for cancer research — almost double their goal and more than any other school in Barrhaven. Student council reps say they hope this will set a precedent for years to come.
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harder continues from page 2 This free event is open to everyone in the community. Meet our awesome camp staff, ask questions and find out everything about our programs at Walter Baker. We will be offering activities such as Face Painting, Crafts, Games, Snow Cones, Cotton Candy and More! For more information, contact us at: WBSC@ottawa.ca or (613) 5802424 x30390. Annual Plant Sale Barrhaven Garden Club Annual Plant Sale takes place on Saturday, June 8th, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 76 Larkin Drive. Perennials & houseplants; garden accessories and expert advice for novice & experienced gardeners. Info: 613 825-4257 or barravengardenclub.ca. IODE Walter Baker Chapter’s 7th Annual Mega-Huge Garage Sale IODE Walter Baker Chapter’s 7th Annual Charity Garage Sale. Being held at 5 Shamrock Place on Saturday, June 8th from 7 a.m.- 3 p.m. Tons of new and gently used items for sale by donation. 100% of the proceeds will go to our many charitable projects and programs. You have the power to give life: Upcoming blood donor clinic Mobile Donor Centre at the Ottawa Torah Centre Chabad at 111 Lamplighters Drive on Monday, June 17th, 4 p.m.- 8 p.m. Mayor’s Annual Canada Day Celebration for Seniors On behalf of His Worship Jim Watson, you are invited to the Mayor’s Annual Canada Day Celebration for Seniors. This event will take place on Monday, July 1st from 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. in the Aberdeen Pavilion, Lansdowne Park, and tickets for the general public will be available as of Monday, May 27th. There is a limited number of tickets. Please contact our office
for a free ticket at 613-580-2473. Discover Synchronized Swimming with Nepean Synchro! For boys and girls ages 5-16 who are looking for an active water sport this summer or fall season, check out Nepean Artistic Synchronized Swimming! We also offer Masters sessions for adults as well as 1-on-1 class programs for Athletes With Disabilities. Try one of our Artistic Synchro Swim classes this summer! Your child can attend a single 1-hr session of Intro to Synchro to get a taste of what it’s all about, or 3 x1.5 hr Beginner Artistic Synchro Swim classes, on the same day of the week: Tuesdays 7:30 – 9:00 pm at Walter Baker Thursdays 4:30 – 6:00 pm at Walter Baker or Saturdays 10:00 – 11:30 am at the JCC outdoor pool For questions, contact our Recreational Program Director at email@example.com. To register go to nepeansynchro. com Therapy Dogs at CHEO Teddy Bear Picnic Responsible Dog Owners of Canada invites you to bring your children to see us at the CHEO Teddy Bear Picnic on Saturday, June 22nd on the grounds of Rideau Hall. We will be sharing a booth with Ottawa Therapy Dogs. It’s a fun way for your children to learn about dog safety, especially the polite way to meet a dog. Then they can meet one of the therapy dogs, so they can practice what they learned. Our booth will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We hope you will come and visit us. responsibledogowners.ca Regatta Splash Pad Closed Until Further Notice The splash pad located at Regatta Park will be delayed in opening due to mechanical issues. At this time public works is waiting on the delivery of the
necessary parts for the repairs; therefore, we do not have an estimate of when we can expect the site to re-open. Once we have further information, we will provide you with an update. All other splash pads will be operational effective Friday, May 17, 2019. OC Transpo Summer Changes for Barrhaven Route 272 - The route will be extended to start at Cobble Hill and Fallowfield instead of the current starting point at Cobble Hill and Hélène-Campbell. New stops will be implemented on Cobble Hill. Routes 95 and 272 will be reduced because of summer months (not serving students) Wild Parsnip Program The 2019 Wild Parsnip Program will start on May 21st, weather permitting. Similar to years’ past, the goal is to reduce the growth of wild parsnip in areas that are highly infested while ensuring that environmentally sensitive areas and public safety are not adversely impacted. Below are the areas in ward 3 that will be treated: Corrigan Pond, Ottawa Christian School, Longfield Station, Kilbirnie Park, Strandherd Ultimate Fields and Strandherd Strom Drain Field, Gospel Oak Park, Watters Wood, Cobble Hill Park. Barrhaven Mews Park and Pathway, HMB Park, Ken Ross Park, Berrigan Park, Roadside Maintenance - Tartan Dr (between Rueter St to Rueter St), Clarke Fields Park, Stinson Park, Andy Moffitt Trail, Regatta Park, Havencrest Woods, Mowat Farm and Hibiscus Park. ServiceOttawa Closing at Walter Baker Centre After nearly 5 years of expanded service, the ServiceOttawa pilot will end beginning Monday, June 3rd. Parking infractions and pet licensing fees, the only two services available at the Walter Baker Sports Centre
location, can be paid online by visiting Ottawa.ca. The Nepean Client Service Centre located at 101 Centrepointe Drive can provide all of the in-person services. Residents will continue to have multiple payment options, including paying through: Online at ottawa.ca; Other CSC locations during business hours (Cheques can be postdated) and by Mail. Keeping Ottawa’s parks and sports fields enjoyable for everyone One of the City’s best attributes is its parks and sports fields. As the temperature increases and recreational sports leagues get back into action, By-law & Regulatory Services would like to remind the public about regulations that are in place to ensure everyone can enjoy our shared spaces. - General hours of operations are between 5 a.m. and 11 p.m., unless otherwise posted - Smoking and vaping of any substance is prohibited in City parks and City sports fields - Alcohol is prohibited, unless at a licensed event approved by the City’s Recreation, Cultural & Facility Services Department - Dogs must remain on-leash, unless in designated off-leash areas. Please refer to posted signage to determine a park’s designation - Please clean up after yourself and your dog; dispose of all waste appropriately - It is not permitted to feed or disturb wildlife Thank you for helping keep our parks clean and safe! Lyme Disease We have free Lyme Disease information sheets with a tick removal key. Please send an email or drop by our ward office Monday to Friday 8 a. m. - 4 p.m. to pick up a kit. Order of Ottawa nominations Nominations are now being
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New security measures in place for Barrhaven Canada Day celebration By Charlie Senack After a number of security incidents at Canada Day in Barrhaven last year, new security measures are being put in place to keep everyone safe. A fence will be put up around the site, more security guards will be hired, and anyone who wants to enter the event will have to go through bag checks at two entrances into the field. “It’s going to be a very strict entrance requirement,” said Darrell Bartraw, volunteer organizer for Canada Day in Barrhaven. “The police have also indicated that they are going to increase their presence (and) we also need to do bag checks to ensure no fireworks, alcohol, narcotics or weapons are brought into the site.” This all comes after a brawl broke out at the event last year, which included fireworks being thrown into the crowd, and police being swarmed by a group of about 100 teenagers. All of this led to a 15-yearold male being arrested and tasered by police, and multiple people having to be treated by paramedics after being pepper sprayed. About $18,800 worth of electrical equipment was also stolen from the site, and now needs to be reimbursed by Canada Day in Barrhaven because their insurance doesn’t cover the costs. That alongside $7,700 worth of fencing and $10,000 worth of extra security means the volunteer-run group is having to deal with some unexpected bills. “To cover this year’s costs, we are going to need more sponsorships from a lot of the small and large businesses in Barrhaven,” Bartraw said. “Even if it’s a $300 to $500 sponsorship, recognition will be put on the businesses door with a sticker indicating that they support Canada Day events in Barrhaven.” But despite last years problems, the event for the most part will remain the same. July 1st will see a multicultural stage and kids zone running from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and musical performances will also be taking place on centre stage with Stacey’s Mom being the lead performance. New this year, the seniors breakfast will be turned into a
On Saturday, May 25, Coun. Jan Harder, second from left, alongside MPP Lisa MacLeod and Mayor Jim Watson, unveiled the Hometown Hockey jersey which was given to the City of Nepean by sportscaster Ron MacLean. It has been hung up at the Minto Recreation Centre in Half Moon Bay. To the left in the photo is Minto Rec. Centre Manager Michele Linseman.
family breakfast, and will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on July 1. Tickets are $5.00 a person and free for anyone over the age of 65. Tickets will be going up for sale on the Canada Day in Barrhaven website in the near future, and free tickets for seniors can be obtained through the Barrhaven Seniors Council.
The midway will also be open for five days from June 27 to July 1st, with times changing depending on weather and attendance. A list updated times will also be posted on the Canada Day in Barrhaven website. Anyone who is looking to avoid parking can take a shuttle to the park with pickup locations at Ross’ Independent and
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at the Heart and Crown — both located on Strandherd Drive. “They will both take you right across the street from Clarke Fields to the Christian School,” Bartraw said. “They are going to be running starting
at 10:30 a.m. until the last one at about 10:40 p.m. after the fireworks.” While the shuttle buses are free, organizers are asking people to donate at least $2.00 into the bucket on the bus per
person, or $5.00 per family. Anyone who wishes to help support the event and its unexpected costs can visit a GoFundMe page at https://www. gofundme.com/canada-day-inbarrhaven.
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The IndependentCOMMUNITY New location at Walter Baker Centre for Barrhaven Food Cupboard By Charlie Senack
It was a long time coming, but the Barrhaven Food Cupboard has finally moved into its new digs at the Walter Baker Centre. The move means more space for the volunteer-run organization which processed 1,673 requests for assistance in 2018 — an increase of 5.1 per cent from the year before. The new centre also means a new experience for their clients. Instead volunteers packaging up the food for those in need, the clients will be able to go around to stocked shelves with a shopping cart and choose their own items — much like they would do in any traditional grocery store. “It is a much better arrangement than someone saying they would like some food and then us packing up an order for a family of four per say, and they get whatever they get,” said George MacDonald, Vice President of the Barrhaven Food Cupboard. The increase of space also means that they can now accept perishable food items. They have started stocking eggs and bread, but plan to start providing other products like milk and butter in the near future. It also means that most of the food will be housed on site, and will not have to be stored at other locations. That’s welcomed news for the centre that collected 19,450 kilograms of food in 2018. And while volunteers are happy with the move, they were looking at different options only four years ago. Originally they hoped to
George MacDonald, Vice President of the Barrhaven Food Cupboard, stands in the centres new facility located inside the Walter Baker Centre. Charlie Senack Photo build a centre of their own, but when those plans fell through due to high costs and a lack of government support, Coun. Jan Harder brought up the opportunity of moving into the Walter Baker Centre. “Initially we were hesitant because we had wanted a building, but when we saw it and saw the potential that it had, we were quite excited with the opportunity to move here,” said MacDonald.
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Lots of work had to be done before the centre could move in — a project with high costs which was supported by the food cupboards building fund and through contributions from the City of Ottawa. The public is being invited to help celebrate the opening of the new location with a grand opening barbecue on Saturday, June 8, 2019. It will be held at the front entrance of the centre located at
100 Malvern Drive, starting at 12:00 p.m. Anyone who wishes to donate food to the Barrhaven Food Cupboard can do so at grocery bins located at six grocery stores in the area, the Barrhaven Legion, or the Minto Rec Centre. MacDonald said that on top of non-perishable food items, they are also looking for toiletries. Cash donations can also be made on their website.
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It’s good to see that the City of Ottawa is moving forward with its plans to review the size of its 23 wards and consider a long overdue realignment. Mayor Jim Watson told the Citizen that he does not want this boundary review to be an exercise to add seats to Ottawa’s council, especially given the fact that the Ford Government reduced the number of seats in Toronto from 47 to 25. Watson has spoken in Barrhaven several times in the past few years about the geographical challenges Ottawa faces. He illustrated his point with the fact that the entire cities of Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary can all fit within the geographical limits of Ottawa. He said that while there is a need to have the boundaries realigned, there is no need to increase the number of seats at council. Nor, he said, would it be a wise idea to reduce the number of seats at council. Fortunately, Ford and some Ottawa MPPs, including Nepean’s Lisa MacLeod and Carleton’s Goldie Ghamari, have suggested that Ottawa will not be targeted for a reduction in council seats. The boundary review will create a shift in municipal ward boundaries by the 2020 election. Nowhere in the city is this boundary realignment needed more than in Barrhaven. The Barrhaven Ward has the highest population in Ottawa, with more than 61.000 residents. Conversely, the West Carleton-March Ward, which covers a vast geographical area, has only 25,000 residents. The average population of a ward in Ottawa is about 43,000. The Barrhaven Ward is defined to the east by Woodroffe Avenue. Residents east of Woodroffe are in the Gloucester-South Nepean Ward. A logical realignment would be to divide Barrhaven into two wards, using Strandherd Drive as the line instead of Woodroffe, and creating northern and southern wards rather than the current east-west set up. Stonebridge and Half Moon Bay have also presented some issues with boundaries. When that land was first developed, there was no rhyme or reason to the boundary line. Some residents have Jan Harder as their councillor, while their neighbours may have either Carol Anne Meehan or Scott Moffatt as their councillors. Some houses even straddle the boundaries. The Stonebridge Golf Course realignment highlights this issue. The part of the course that Mattamy wants to build homes in is in Scott Moffatt’s Rideau Goulbourn Ward. Moffatt is a rural councillor whose ward covers both Manotick and Richmond, which are two villages designated for growth. Minto is developing in Manotick, while Mattamy and Caivan will be building a combined 1,700 homes in Richmond. Regardless of how the boundaries fall, the realignment will be a good thing for Barrhaven, and Mayor Watson is handling this the right way. BARRHAVEN
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Kawhi Leonard probably doesn’t care. He’s a A couple weeks ago, I was giving one of my step kids a ride in Trigger, my black Chevy Cruze, humble, heart-and-soul guy who is tough as nails and suddenly this awful “music” was polluting my both mentally and physically. He has Doug Gilmoured his way into Canada’s hearts and made speakers. an entire country fall in love with basketball. Who “What on earth is this crap?,” I asked. cares about the Stanley Cup? “It’s Drake.” After Leonard’s last-second miracle shot in I paused for a minute. Game 7 against Philadelphia, “Why do people like this?” every kid in Canada with a Okay, it’s not for me. Personally, I find his music reFROM THE basketball stopped playing Fort Nite and was out there the next medial. To me, it’s a slight step day in a driveway with a hoop up from a third grader playing trying to recreate that moment. Hot Cross Buns on his or her But I didn’t see any kids recorder. And his lyrics? Seron those driveways pretending iously, do songs need to pepper by Jeff Morris to be Drake. They weren’t every song with multiple uses trash talking and waving their of the “N” word and “F” word? arms around and yelling like Listen to Hip Hop Nation on Seinfeld’s George Costanza when his co-workers Sirius XM. Every single song is like that. started calling him ‘Coco the Monkey.’ Here’s some classic Drake. As a basketball fan, Drake has ruined this exStarted from the bottom now we’re here Started from the bottom now my whole team citing moment for me. I want to watch Leonard and admire him and marinate in the moment. It’s f***ing here hard to get into it when Drake is wandering up and Started from the bottom now we’re here Started from the bottom now the whole team down the sidelines, giving shoulder massages to the coach, and being a camera-hogging, attentionhere, n**** I’m guessing Drake took his tablet or notebook seeking Spike Lee starter kit. If anyone acted like that beside the stage, or into the loo with him and sat down to do his busieven on the stage, during one of his concerts, I ness and came up with that genius chorus. So, as you guessed, I’m not a fan of Drake, but am pretty sure he would point to his thugs, give a I’m not a hater. He seems like a nice guy, except for throat-slashing gesture, and then watch the clown when he gets arrested or in legal trouble, but I just get his face punched in. The final straw for me came after the Raptors don’t like his music. I don’t like Hotline Bling. I don’t like Started From the Bottom. If Drake didn’t beat Milwaukee in Game 6 to advance to the finals. drop out of high school to play a student on De- At the end of the game, the players were shaking Grassi, he would have known it should be Started at hands and showing sportsmanship and class. Drake the Bottom, not from the Bottom. And I don’t like was seen on TV yelling and pointing and screamGod’s Plan. That kind of music just isn’t for me. I ing at the Bucks players. Had Drake ever played a guess God’s Plan for me is to listen to Kenny Ches- competitive sport in his life, he would have known how classless his actions were. It’s over. Be humble ney and Garth Brooks. But I have to admit, my patience for how much in your victory. That’s what we would have seen Drake I can tolerate is just about gone. Have you Kawhi Leonard doing if the cameras weren’t on seen him jumping up and down and waving his Drake. But Drake wouldn’t have known because he has arms and yelling during Toronto Raptors games? The only time I was ever this embarrassed to be never been an athlete. He’s a singer, kind of. Okay, Canadian was when Celine Dion melted down in he owns an autotune box and a Casio. And he raps. front of the world on CNN’s Larry King Live dur- He must be good because he uses the ‘F’ word and the ‘N’ word all the time. ing Hurricane Katrina. The one thing that we, as Canadians, do better I have always been a basketball fan, and I have always loved how the NBA finals has provided and more frequently than anyone in the world is such a great stage for the superstars I have watched apologize. Maybe we need to get together en masse throughout my life. I grew up watching Kareem and apologize to all of our American friends on soAbdul-Jabbar, Bill Walton, Dr. J, Larry Bird and cial media every time Drake does something idiotic Magic Johnson, then Michael Jordan and Patrick during the NBA finals. Or an even more Canadian thing to do would Ewing, then LeBron James, and now, Steph Curry and Kawhi Leonard, who has become the most be to turn Drake’s sideline TV appearances into a popular non-hockey playing athlete in Canada since drinking game. Either way, I’m still not a fan. And while I’m Joe Carter hit the World Series-winning home run trying to watch the Raptors, I wish Drake was still for the Blue Jays in 1993. at the bottom, not here. And he is being upstaged by Sideshow Drake.
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The IndependentCOMMUNITY Collision investigators walk the scene of a single-vehicle motorcycle crash on Longfields Dr. at Prince of Wales Dr. between Stonebridge and Manotick Monday, May 13. The rider, a man in his 20’s, suffered lifethreatening injuries in the early morning incident. For the full story, see page 12. Mike Carroccetto photo
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The IndependentCOMMUNITY Left, Peter Watson, a Grade 7 student at St. Mother Teresa High School, high fives LPGA star Brooke Henderson as his buddies Lukas Kibbee (left) and Ashton Lafleur look on during a junior golf clinic at Eagle Creek Golf Club on May 14. The three young Barrhaven golfers are all 12-years-old and won their way into the clinic thanks to Peterâ€™s dad Shawn. Right, Barrhavenâ€™s Peyton Carle, age 16, poses with LPGA star Brooke Henderson during a junior golf clinic at Eagle Creek Golf Club on May 14. Mike Carroccetto photos
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May 31st - June 1st-2nd Moss Dickinson Moss Dickinson was born in Denmark, Lewis Co. New York to Barnabus and Lydia Dickinson on June 1st 1822. His parents were descendants of the Pilgrim Fathers who landed in New England aboard the Mayflower. By 1827 the Dickinsons had moved to Cornwall, Ontario where Barnabus started a stage coach service carrying mail and passengers between Montreal and Kingston. For Moss’ tenth birthday his father took him to Kingston to see the opening of the Rideau Canal. He later married Elizabeth Trigge. By 1847 Moss had purchased a number of ships and barges to transport livestock, grain, logs, cheese, and passengers between Ottawa and Kingston, servicing all the tiny villages that had sprung up along the route. In 1850 Dickinson’s fleet numbered 16 steamers and 60 barges. In late 1859 and early 1860, Dickinson and his partner Joseph Currier built the Mill in Manotick. The following year Moss’ wife Elizabeth died five
months after the birth of daughter Elizabeth. From 1864 to 1866 Dickinson was the Mayor of Ottawa. In 1867 Dickinson built the fine old home, directly across from the Mill in Manotick. The building served as general store and the first post office in the new town, then in 1870 he moved his family into it to be closer to the milling business. The year 1882 was a busy one in the Dickinson household. The Dickinson house was the campaign headquarters for the election of Sir John A. MacDonald. Moss was elected to represent the riding of Russel. Dickinson House The Dickinson house was again the headquarters for the election in 1887. Moss did not run in this election. By 1896 Moss’ health was failing and he was rarely seen around the Mill. His son George took over the Mill operations. On July 19th , 1897, Moss Kent Dickinson died in the house he had built in the town he had named. He is buried in Ottawa’s Beechwood Cemetery beside his wife Elizabeth.
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The IndependentCOMMUNITY Barrhaven students raise more than $80K in Relay for Life events
By Charlie Senack Almost everyone knows someone who has been impacted by cancer. That’s why St. Mother Teresa High School Students decided to hold their first ever Relay For Life event. It’s a 12 hour-long day which raises money for the Canadian Cancer Society, and includes time to play games and have fun, and time to reflect on the disease which on average, 200,000 Canadians are diagnosed with every year. The event was held on Thursday, May 16, and around 400 students participated in the fundraiser which went from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. “It was a really great way to come together as a school community,” said Bayza Woldemariam, grade 12. “It was also a really good way for us to learn more about cancer and how it affects so many people… even in our own school community people have experienced it in their lives or know someone who has experienced it as well.” Part of the event also featured a
walk around the track, which was led by two cancer survivors. They were the aunts of grade 12 St. Mother Teresa student Emma Perreault, who was one of the main champions in getting the event organized. She said one of her aunts travelled to Ottawa from Barrie, Ontario to be a part of the event. “One of my aunts had breast cancer and is In remission… she’s totally good and everything, but my other aunt just had her kidney removed last year because of cancer,” she said. “It was nice to see the two of them together and the whole school celebrating the fact that they are going to be ok and that they have all these resources available.” Since it was the school’s first time holding an event like this, they set a goal of raising $25,000. In the end they raised $45,000 — and students say they hope this will set a precedent for future years. John McCrae High School also held their annual Relay For Life event at the Superdome on Friday, May 24, and raised close to $40,000.
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The IndependentCOMMUNITY Cardel Brings A Bright New Model Home to Creekside in Richmond It’s time to discover the Nichols single family home in Creekside
Walk into a Wow-Worthy Cardel’s intimate Creekside community in Richmond has Main Floor Before entering the Nichols unveiled a striking new model home just in time for the warmer model, visitors often stop to weather that has seemed so long comment on the vista-expanding corner windows on the in coming to Ottawa this year. At just under 2,500 square main and upper floors. Immedifeet, the Nichols showcases ately inside the front door, a 10’ the kind of innovative design, by 13’ flex room would make an thoughtful space planning, qual- ideal home office, den or sitting ity construction and undeniable room. Steps further into the house, curb appeal that make Cardel a home builder of choice for dis- visitors pass a powder room before the rear of the home uncerning home buyers. Designed for families and veils its open design that blends a kitchen with walk-in pantry, lovers of style. With four bedrooms and 2 dining nook with extra wide pat½ bathrooms, the Nichols will io doors and a great room with appeal to families looking for a vaulted ceiling, wall to wall single-family home in a family- windows and fireplace. This is friendly community. There’s a main-floor that deserves to be even an opportunity to add a the main attraction. Upstairs are four bedrooms ground floor Nanny Suite with 3-piece bathroom among avail- including a master with walkin closet and a spacious ensuite able options. Modern Curb Appeal bathroom featuring a bathtub, walk-in shower and private toiAbounds There are three different let room. Separating the master elevations of the Nichols avail- from the remaining bedrooms is able including the Traditional, a conveniently located laundry the Canadiana and the Modern room. A second bathroom is loUrban - the eye-catching model home is now open for viewing at the corner of Shea Road and Kirkham Crescent in Richmond. “It’s always exciting to open a new model home but there is something really special about this home in this great smalltown community,” says Lynne Freitag of Cardel Homes. “I think our designers and construction team have taken things LATEST AD!!!!!!!!!!!!_Diversitea Ad 5/3/19 9:02 PM Page 1 to a different level. They just keep raising the bar.”
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The IndependentSPORTS High school sports round-up: Titans knocked off in lacrosse final
The St. Mother Teresa Titans fell short in their bid to repeat as the city’s high school lacrosse champions. The Titans had an undefeated regular season and edged South Carleton 6-5 in the semi-final in a rematch of last year’s championship. In the final at the Nepean Sportsplex Minto Field, the Titans lost 8-5 to Sacred Heart. St. Mother Teresa also advanced to the NCSSAA baseball semi-finals, which were rescheduled from last week due to rain. The Titans beat St. Francis Xavier 5-2 Monday to advance to the semi-finals. The Titans played Sir Robert Borden, and Nepean played St. Joseph. Both games were played after the Independent went to press. The final
was scheduled for the following day (Thurs., May 30) at the Nepean Sportsplex Hamilton Yards on Woodroffe Ave.
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4+1 bedroom Single Family Home. Beautiful eat-in kitchen with an island. Finished basement with 5th bedroom and full bath.
4 bay steel construction on large corner lot with front reception & 3 formal offices.
6909 Mckeown Drive - Greely - $1,699,000
95 Borealis Cres. - Orleans - $799,900
5+1 bedroom Single Family Home. Great size living room open to above as well as large dining room. Backyard has salt water in-ground pool.
20 Finchley Dr. -Longfields - $787,900
3 Bedrooms on main floor. 2 bedrooms on lower level. Live in one and rent the other.
5040 Limebank Rd. – Riverside South - $599,900
Spacious 3 bedroom home, upgraded kitchen, finished basement, fully fenced yard with huge two-level deck.
Semi-detached 3 bedroom home, 3 balcony’s with 2 overlooking the Ottawa River. Large renovated eat-in kitchen.
7 Maplehurst - Brittania - $589,900
11 Burntwood - Longfields -
Fully renovated, 2 bedroom bungalow on a huge lot in the heart of Richmond. Spacious kitchen with all new appliances & no rear neighbours.
3612 McBean St. – Richmond - $309,900
$524,900 Well established Grocery/ Convenience store. Great potential to expand.
2910 Carling Ave. – $224,900
Barrhaven Independent, May 31 2019