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Students from John McCrae High School plant 75 tulip bulbs at the Barrhaven Cenotaph during Barrhaven’s Remembrance Day service. The tulips were a gift from the Netherlands Embassy in Ottawa. For a full photo album of this year’s Barrhaven Remembrance Day service, visit the Barrhaven Independent Facebook page. CHARLIE SENACK PHOTO

Community joins veterans in emotional Barrhaven Remembrance Day service By Charlie Senack

As Canadians all across the country paused at 11:00 am on November 11 to remember those who served, hundreds packed the cenotaph outside

John McCrae High School for the annual Remembrance Day Ceremony. It was a day full of emotion as local residents gathered to remember our fallen, and celebrate those who are still fight-

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ing. It’s been over 100 years since World War l and 75 years since World War ll, but the day is still a very important one on the calendar. The day is important for people like Nick Hebert,

a Barrhaven resident who joined the military in 1999, and was stationed over to Afghanistan in 2006 as a vehicle technician. While there he encountered first hand how war was destroying people’s lives,

and as a result developed PTSD after coming back home. It wasn’t until 2010 Hebert was diagnosed with the psychiatric disorder, and said it took that long because

he didn’t recognize the signs right away. There was still a strong stigma around it at the time, he says, something that has somewhat gone away in recent years.

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Body of missing teen found By Charlie Senack A teen missing from Barrhaven has been found deceased, according to a letter from the principal of John McCrae high School where the 16-year-old attended. Aleksa Jovanovic was reported missing on Saturday after last being seen in the Maple Ridge Drive area of Barrhaven at around 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 9. He left his home with his dark blue Yukon Giant bicycle — with blue and white stripes on its front and rear — and hadn’t been heard from since. Police spent much of Sunday searching areas where the teen may have been, including a nearby abandoned quarry which is a popular hangout spot for teens. The Ottawa Police Services Division Unit said they had patrol teams on ATV’s that day, but didn’t have any luck. On Monday, John McCrae principal Richard King sent a letter to parents which said Jovanovic was located deceased Monday morning with police continuing to investigate. “When we hear news like this, it generates a lot of different emotions,” wrote King. “On behalf of our staff, we extend our condolences to all those affected by this loss.” Police would only confirm that Jovanovic was located and wouldn’t say if he was found deceased, but added when a person is found alive, they will report that they are safe and


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Santa Claus is coming to Barrhaven, annual parade Sunday By Charlie Senack

It may be hard to believe it, but Christmas is already just around the corner with the 22nd annual Barrhaven Santa Claus Parade taking place on Sunday, November 17. The parade itself will feature many staple floats which have been around for years, but will also feature some new ones as well. Also new this year is what will be collected for charity — with a strong focus on Barrhaven.

“We have launched our bring a loonie campaign, so we are asking all spectators to bring a loonie to the parade which will be collected at all of the five vendor stations that are located in the parade route,” says Dawn Lilly, cochair of the Barrhaven Santa Claus Parade. “We will also be collecting money on the parade route and we will have people in the crowd collecting money.” With over 43,000 people coming out to enjoy the parade last year despite bitter

cold temperatures, organizers are hopeful a record attendance will come out again this year with change in hand. All money raised will be going back into the community, focusing on three local groups. Part of the funds will go towards the fruit program at Jockvale Elementary School, a program which was started last year to encourage healthy eating in the classroom. Another piece of the donations will go towards the Barrhaven Food Cupboard, and the third

part towards the turrets annual gala. If the amount of donations exceed organizers expectations, they are already looking at other organizations in the community which they can support. Also new this year, the parade is its own official not for profit organization, meaning they are not tied to the Barrhaven BIA or Food Cupboard. That means they can now make their own decisions, including when it comes to funding.

The parade starts at 5:30 pm on Sunday November 17, with it travelling down Strandherd. Tim Hortons will be providing free hot chocolate to spectators, and Boston Pizza will be giving out free pizza. Kelsey’s restaurant will also be on hand with apple fritters. The next big Christmas event in Barrhaven will be Breakfast with Santa, an event which used to be held on the same day of the parade but was moved this year to make it easier for families.

“While it’s a hugely successful event, we just thought that maybe it was a bit too early to get the kids all geared up for Christmas and it gives two different days to do things,” said Lilly. The annual Santa Claus Breakfast will be held at St. Mother Teresa High School on the morning of Saturday, December 14, with three sittings scheduled due to popular demand. Tickets will go on sale for the breakfast on November 19.

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A large crowd attended the Barrhaven Remembrance Day ceremony at the Barrhaven Cenotaph, located at John McCrae High School. For more Remembrance Day photos, visit the Barrhaven Independent Facebook page. CHARLIE SENACK PHOTO Despite not being 100 per cent, Hebert is enjoying having control of his life again. While he was overseas 22 Canadians lost their lives, including the husband of one of Hebert’s vehicle technician colleagues. “It’s just unfortunate that we had to lose so many Canadians during that time when I was there overseas,” he said. Hebert has retired from the military but always stayed close to its roots. Around two years ago he joined Veterans Affairs in the commemorations department. This year he took part in the Remembrance Day Ceremony at Beechwood Cemetery — also known as Canada’s National Military Cemetery. “Some people like to say that they fought for our freedom, but I like to think that they actually fought for the freedom of those in Europe,”

Hébert said. “It was a selfless act to leave your job and your lifestyle that you had now, and just sign up in the military, go overseas, and help free people from what was going on over there.” The Remembrance Day service in Barrhaven was about an hour long, and featured many local representatives including politicians and business owners who laid wreathes. A tradition for the past number of years, graduating students from John McCrae High School also laid handmade ceramic poppies around the cenotaph. The school which was named after John McCrae, author of the “In Flanders Fields Poem”, will be sending 40 students and faculty to the Netherlands in the spring of 2020 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Neth-

erlands. “It has been almost 75 years since thousands of members of the Canadian military fought for the liberation of the Netherlands and to the many who gave the ultimate sacrifice,” said John McCrae student Renee Rosteius. “Today we remembered that loss and the lasting friendship that has de-


veloped between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Canada.” The Netherlands Embassy in Canada sent John McCrae High School 75 tulip bulbs, some of which were planted at the ceremony by school students, members of the Barrhaven Legion, and the Silver Cross Mother.



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The IndependentCOMMUNITY Councillors question ‘less than satisfactory bus and train service’ This past week has been a busy one at City Hall. On Wednesday, the 2020 draft budget was tabled, and the Transit Commission met to discuss the 2020 budget for OC and Councillors were allowed to ask questions regarding the less than satisfactory bus and train service riders have been dealing with. Several questions I asked were: Who at the City recommended that we accept the Confederation Line and why? Who was responsible for the routing changes to the bus service once the parallel bus service ended? Who are the international consultants that we have hired, and who is paying


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for them? Given what we now know, would City Staff recommend a partnership with RTG? Does OC Transpo feel an hour and a half commute for those travelling from Ottawa’s south end into downtown is acceptable? I appreciated many of the responses from senior staff; however, many questions went unanswered. Immediately following the Transit meeting I sent an email to Chair Hubley and

General Manager Manconi requesting responses to the questions I posed. I have been assured I will receive answers to each one. For those who have contacted my office regarding your experiences with OC, thank you. For those that have not, I invite you to do so. Representing you at City Hall and asking the tough questions is the only way management will understand the daily frustration we are dealing with. I am committed to being a vocal critic of the bus and train system until we have something that is reliable and efficient. The draft 2020 budget tabled at Council recommends a 3% property tax increase, a 2.5% transit

fare increase and a drinking water rate increase of 3%. The City will be investing $151 million into infrastructure repairs in 2020 with a plan to invest $57 million from Federal Gas Taxes from 2020 – 2022 into roads, bridges and other active transportation repairs. This represents an increase of $13 million over this term of council for infrastructure repairs than was presented in 2019. I want to thank Councillor McKenney for seconding my motion this past April to allocate gas taxes to repairing our roads infrastructure. The City’s debt level, estimated to reach 2.75 billion by the end of 2020, has

become a significant liability. This estimate is over $211 million higher than the previous 2019 budget. The Roads Department will see an additional $8.6 million added to their budget, which includes $3 million for winter operations. Significant changes are being implemented this year to change how winter maintenance is conducted. I look forward to seeing how these service changes improve Ottawa’s road conditions. Transit is the most expensive service provided to Ottawa’s residents, accounting for over $610 million in 2019 and $640 million in 2020. We know more money will have to be pumped in to fix

the underlying problems with OC Transpo. I will continue to advocate for solutions that fix the core issues, which will bring stability and reliability to the system. Please contact me with any budget suggestions and questions that you have. A friendly reminder that the Barrhaven Santa Claus Parade is on Sunday November 17th. Hope to see you there!

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Stonebridge Golf Course saved as residents vote for levy Stonebridge residents have voted in favour of a levy that will save their golf course and eventually turn the ownership over the community. More than 2,200 residents voted on the issue last Friday. The “Yes” vote scored close to double than the “No” vote collected, with the final total being 1,470 to 741. “There were a lot of people who came together with the Stonebridge Community Association to work on the best case solution,” Nicole Parent said before the vote. “A lot of people worked very hard on this.” Parent was a strong supporter of the “Yes” vote for the levy, despite the fact she is not a golfer and has little interest in

the sport. “It’s about much more than golf,” she said. “It’s just as much about the environment and about having a local greenspace. The land that surrounds the golf course is an important piece of our community.” Parent said she feared a no vote would enable to Mattamy to develop the entire golf course, and then the community would lose both the course and the greenspace.The vote was taken Fri., Nov. 8. The levy will cost each homeowner between $13 and $38 per month for the next nine years. The levy will total about $7 million per year, which will allow the home owners to purchase the majority of the golf course property

from Mattamy Homes. There will be a portion of the land on the southeast corner of the golf course, near Prince of Wales and Longfields Drive. The golf course will be reconfigured to allow for the development. The existing golf course twists through three different city wards. The portion that is to be redeveloped lies in the Rideau-Goulbourn Ward. “This vote is what gets them the things they said they wanted last year,” Rideau-Goulbourn Councillor Scott Moffatt told CBC. Peter Nikic led the charge on the “No” side, canvassing for several weeks and promoting the website Stonebridgefacts. com.

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It’s unfortunate that the straw that finally broke the back of Don Cherry’s camel happened on Remembrance Day. His harsh generalization was offensive, maybe even more so in Barrhaven, which is one of Canada’s most multicultural communities. He was right in saying that all Canadians should wear poppies and honour Canadian fallen soldiers. He was wrong, however, in assuming that new Canadians and other immigrants don’t wear poppies. Racial, religious and ethnic divides have always existed in Canada. And maybe Cherry’s firing gives us an opportunity to look back at some of our own history. The Great War brought to Canada’s forefront the struggles between French Canadians and English Canadians. While there were many French Canadians who enlisted and became soldiers, the experience of the first soldiers was that French Catholic Canadians would be treated poorly in the predominantly English Protestant Canadian battalions. There were regiments of young French Canadians, but Colonel Sam Hughes, the Minister of Militia would not mobilize them or create new ones. Quebec’s leaders sent a strong message that this was an English war, not Quebec’s war. English Canada would be critical of the fact that French Canada formed 28 per cent of the country’s population, but only 5 per cent of the military was comprised of French Canadians. As Canadians pointed fingers at Quebec for their lack of involvement in the war, BARRHAVEN

Quebec’s potential soldiers were turned away by Ontario’s Regulation 17, which disallowed French language instruction. Eventually, the 22nd Battalion was created to fight with the French Army. Non-whites and those born in enemy countries who had migrated to Canada were not welcomed into the military. While Nova Scotia has a unique history with the development of its AfricanCanadian population, a group of black soldiers from Sydney were told that this was a white man’s war. They would nonetheless form their own segregated units. One of them was the Number 2 Construction Battalion which included black soldiers from both Canada and the United States. In British Columbia, 227 members of the Canadian Japanese Association volunteered, and some would be admitted into the military. In World War II, however, it was a different story for Canadians of Japanese descent, as many, despite being born and raised in Canada, would be interned in camps in the B.C. interior. Canada also made a deal with the Chinese Government during that war, as they secretly had thousands of Chinese labourers arrive in Victoria to form the Chinese Labour Corps. They were drilled and eventually shipped across Canada in cattle trucks. Canadian soldiers made the world a better place. But at home, they paved the way for a better country. We should all be wearing poppies for all Canadians who have made a sacrifice. P.O. Box 567 Manotick, Ontario Tel: 613-692-6000 www.barrhavenindependent.ca

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A letter to the Prime Minister of Canada imagine all of the Taliban supporters doing jazz Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, I know you’re kind of a cutting edge dude who hands in unison. I would love to see that. Think of the comedians in South Africa getting is not afraid to change things. And I know you are not afraid to take an international or overseas band- together and doing jazz hands when you gift them wagon and steer it to the Great White North so that tens of millions of dollars. Is laughing offensive or does it cause anxiety? we can slap a set of snow tires on it and make it Actually, when you gave that comedian all that our own. There is something that horribly offended me money, that may have triggered some anxiety here at home. Which is great, bewhile I covered you during the cause we could do jazz hands, last election campaign. too. No, it wasn’t the SNC Lava- FROM THE OTHER I’m not sure the people in lin affair. I mean, really. What’s India would have given you everyone’s problem? So the Ethjazz hands, though. ics Commissioner thought you Jeffrey Morris Really, when you think should have stayed in your lane about it, the jazz hands and no instead of trying to improperly influence then-Minister of Justice and Attorney clapping thing fits right into your political tool box. General Jody Wilson-Raybould to intervene in Remember when you chastised that group of people the court case against SNC Lavalin. I can see how for using the word “mankind”? You wanted them you and your posse could call that a “misunder- to say “peoplekind”. By the way, that’s not really standing.” After all, it’s not like you elbowed Miss a word because when I was writing this column, a red squiggly line showed up underneath it and then Wilson-Raybould’s breast or anything, because you COUNCIL learned long ago you can’t do that to female polit- Spellcheck said it wasn’t a word. And since we’re CORNER making up words, Mr. Prime Minister, I just noticed icians. Mayor Suzanne inDodge the last sentence that I used underneath. Why is I mean, how were you to know you weren’t supunderneath a word, but how come no one says overposed to do that. Unfortunately, what I’m talking about is some- neath? I use it all the time. Imagine this as a sentence with no red squiggly thing far more offensive – something that has us all lines: twitching with anxiety. Peoplekind wallowed in joy as they paid their People were clapping. THE NOT SO taxes, and a blanket of jazz hand celebracarbon They were cheering, too. fell overneath them. And now, according to some groups of people, NEWtions GUY And when that darned budget finally balances applause is now considered offensive. Tim Ruhnke You see, your Prime Ministership, there is a itself, we can all give jazz hands for that one. However, Mr. Prime Minister, every silver lining movement afoot to ban clapping from public events. The whole thing started in Manchester, England. has a dark cloud, and there is still work to be done. The student’s union at the University of Manchester This jazz hands things has some holes, and it needs banned clapping and cheering from their campus what, using some of your terms, a cluster of innovalast year. They determined that it triggered anxiety tion to move forward. You see, as inclusive as the jazz hands thing is, among certain student groups, including those with WALKER HOUSE it does nothing for blind people. When Kody Lee, autism. NEWS who is a blind and autistic musician, won America’s “I think a lot of time, I’ve seen that clapping, Vallom whooping, talking over each other, loud noises, en-SusanGot Talent, his face beamed with delight when he courages an atmosphere that is not as respectful as heard the thunderous applause. Imagine poor Kody it could be,” explained student union officer Sara if everyone was doing jazz hands instead of clapping? Khan to the BBC. So we need to come up with an alternative to Last month, the student’s union at Oxford University in England followed suit, banning clapping clapping that won’t make any noise but that blind people can hear. to reduce anxiety and to boost inclusivity. These are BLAKE’S And perhaps the most offensive thing about this our would be world leaders of tomorrow. Maybe TAKES idea is that this movement is offensive to the most you will be a world leader with them! Blake McKim The new thing to replace hand clapping is – get popular Canadian on the planet. Drake. this! – jazz hands! Why do we have jazz hands and not rap hands? Everybody waves their hands around and smiles, kind of like Al Jolson used to. And you, Mr. Prime How disrespectful to Drake could we be? Wouldn’t Minister, are fully aware of Al Jolson and his body rap hands be a little more current and maybe a little of work. 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Barrhaven Santa Claus Parade Sunday, Nov. 17 along Strandherd Dr.

Bundle up and head out to Barrhaven’s Santa Parade. You will be joining tens of thousands who do just that every year. Thanks go to all the organizers because if it weren’t for you there would be no parade. One year the parade was cancelled due to serious safety concerns. If you recall the winds were wild. If this will be your first Santa parade or your 30th you are in for a great show. I will be on the Ottawa float as usual. See you there! Stinson Park Lifecycle Replacement Project The online consultation for the Stinson Park lifecycle replacement project has ended. The project “Tree-top- Fun” will be rolled out. “Tree-top Fun” will consist of several elements which include a combined play structure, playhouse that will be integrated with the sand play area, single-sided net climber, climber/monkey bars, four benches, a swing set (two infant, two standard, one saucer that is accessible), standing spinner toy and two spring toys (reused from existing park).

Friends in Business Join us Saturday, November 16th at Barrhaven’s Walter Baker Sports Center for the FIRST Friends in Business Trade Show featuring local vendors, entrepreneurs and small businesses! Come out to this FREE event for a day of networking, making connections and learning all about what your community has to offer! Meet dog trainers, home bakers, mortgage brokers, small business marketers, French tutors, Etsy shop owners, travel agents, local stylists and more! Take home some goodies and free samples while you’re at it! Registration for vendors is still open! Contact friendsinbusiness2019@gmail.com for details. Barrhaven Santa Claus Parade Join the 22nd Annual Santa Claus Parade Sunday, November 17, 2019, at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. This is located on Strandherd Dr, between Greenbank and


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Woodroffe. Bring loonies for donation. Barrhaven Christmas Bazaar Barrhaven United Church will be hosting its Annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 23rd from 9 am to 1 pm. There will be delicious baked goods, a cookie corral, crafts, vendor tables, books, jewellery and more! Lunch served from 11 am-1 pm. Free admission and parking. 3013 Jockvale Rd. Contact 613-825-1707 Handmade Haven Holiday market Join the Handmade Haven Markets indoor event while they showcase Barrhaven and surrounding areas wonderful entrepreneurs/artisans at Stonebridge Golf Club (68 Hawktree Ridge) from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Please note that there will be no direct sales vendors at this Market. Their goal is to keep it local and handmade. The Handmade Haven Holiday Market will be held at the beautiful Stonebridge Golf Club with approximately 35 vendors for all your holiday shopping needs. BASICS – Barrhaven and Area Safety Instructional Courses for Students BASICS With Karen: teaching the Canada Safety Council Babysitting Course, Home Alone Course & the SOS 4 Kids My Safe Life Course to children and

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Tour John McCrae Second School On Thursday, December 6th, 2018, John McCrae Secondary School invites all families of current Grade 8 students to join us at JMSS for its annual Grade 8 Parent Night. This is an opportunity to hear informative presentations, go on a tour of our fantastic facility and to engage in a Q & A session with admin and department heads. It all starts at 6:30 p.m. in the main gym which is located on the first floor. JMSS’ address is 103 Malvern Drive. For more information, call the school at 613-823-0367.

cillor Riley Brockington to rename the Airport Parkway pedestrian bridge the Juno Beach Memorial Bridge.

connects South Keys to the residential Hunt Club neighbourhood off Plante Drive.

Ottawa has an active service population of 23,000 members, and more than 53,000 veterans and their families live in our city. We recognize the importance of the Department of National Defence’s presence in Ottawa, and we value the bravery and perseverance of the women and men in uniform who serve and have served our country. As an enduring symbol of our gratitude and in deep appreciation of all veterans, the bridge renaming serves to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy. Officially opened on November 29, 2014, the Airport Parkway pedestrian bridge has become a visual icon and a gateway to Ottawa for those arriving from the Ottawa International Airport. The bridge

Ottawa Public Health - Flu Season Persons who live, work or attend school in Ottawa can get their flu vaccine at their health care providers’ office, family doctor, or participating pharmacies. It is recommended that you contact participating pharmacies to ensure hours of service. Visit one of the Ottawa Public Health community clinics between November 2 to November 20. For a list of the community clinics, with dates and times please visit the Ottawa Public Health website. Community Police Message Winter is around the corner so it’s important to remember how to stay safe when around open bodies of water. When water

begins to freeze on rivers, lakes, the Rideau Canal and other open bodies of water, it may look solid but is often still dangerous. If you want to go out onto the ice, remember the thickness should be: 15 cm for walking or skating alone 20 cm for skating parties or games 25 cm for snowmobiles 35 cm for fishing huts As a guideline, clear blue ice is usually the strongest; white opaque or snow ice is half as strong as blue ice. Grey ice is unsafe. The greyness indicates the presence of water. Before venturing onto the ice, check the Lifesaving Society’s guidelines for staying safe, and review guidelines by The Canadian Red Cross on what to do if you get into trouble on the ice. When in doubt, simply stay away from the ice, period.

Socks for the Homeless Donation boxes will be popping up around Barrhaven for the annual Socks for the Homeless fundraiser. New and gently used socks can be dropped off at a variety of locations including; Ross’ Independent, Sobey’s Barrhaven, The Barrhaven Legion, UPS Store #137 Barrhaven, St. Joseph High School, Longfields Davidson Heights High School, John McCrae High School, and St. Mother Teresa High School. The fundraiser will run between November 1, to December 15, 2019.

PUBLIC NOTICE TELUS is proposing an antenna system at 2436 Longfields Drive in the City of Ottawa, which consists of the following: a white monopole structure and associated equipment shelter. Once completed, the antenna system will measure 48 metres in height. TELUS has submitted an application to Transport Canada to confirm any requirements for marking or lighting. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is responsible for the approval of this antenna system and requires TELUS to review this proposal with the public and local municipality. After reviewing this proposal, the City of Ottawa will provide its position to Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and TELUS. On behalf of TELUS, Novatech invites you, within 30 calendar days of the date of this notice, to provide by telephone, e-mail or letter your comments, and/or request to be informed of the City’s position on the proposed antenna system. Please contact: Jordan Jackson, Planner Novatech Engineers, Planners and Landscape Architects 240 Michael Cowpland Drive, Suite 200, Ottawa, Ontario K2M 1P6 613-254-9643 j.jackson@novatech-eng.com A Community Information and Comment Session in relation to this proposal will be held on December 4, 2019 at 7:00 PM in the Cambrian Hall at the Minto Recreation Complex located at 3500 Cambrian Road, Ottawa. TELUS will respond to all reasonable and relevant concerns. The City of Ottawa will be taking into account comments from the public and TELUS’response to each when providing its position to TELUS and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. Date of Notice: November 15, 2019

Bridge renamed in honour of Juno Beach During a special Veterans’ Week ceremony today, Mayor Jim Watson was joined by River Ward Coun-

AVIS PUBLIC TELUS propose l’installation d’un système d’antennes au 2436, promenade Longfields à Ottawa, comme suit: un pylône de type monopole de couleur blanche ainsi qu’un abri d’équipement. Une fois les travaux terminés, le système d’antennes mesurera 48 mètres de hauteur. Une demande a été faite à Transport Canada pour vérifier les exigences concernant le balisage et l’éclairage. Innovation, Sciences et Développement économique Canada est responsable d’approuver ce système d’antennes et exige que TELUS passe en revue la présente proposition avec le public et la municipalité locale. Après avoir examiné cette proposition, la Ville d’Ottawa fera part de sa position à Innovation, Sciences et Développement économique Canada et à TELUS. Novatech, agissant au nom de TELUS, vous invite, dans les 30 jours ouvrables suivant la date du présent avis, à faire part de vos commentaires par téléphone, courriel ou courrier postal, ou à demander de connaître la position de la Ville quant à la proposition du système d’antennes. Veuillez communiquer avec: Jordan Jackson, Urbaniste Novatech Engineers, Planners and Landscape Architects 240, promenade Michael Cowpland, local 200, Ottawa, Ontario K2M 1P6 613-254-9643 j.jackson@novatech-eng.com Une séance communautaire d’information et de commentaires concernant cette proposition aura lieu le 4 décembre, 2019 à 19h00 dans la salle Cambrian au Complexe récréatif Minto situé au 3500, chemin Cambrian, Ottawa. TELUS donnera suite à toute préoccupation jugée pertinente et raisonnable. La Ville d’Ottawa tiendra compte des commentaires du public et de la réponse de TELUS à l’égard de ceux-ci au moment de faire part de sa position à TELUS et à Innovation, Sciences et Développement économique Canada. Date de l’avis: 15 novembre, 2019

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The IndependentFOCUS ON YOUTH


St. FX honours student has a love for sports, student council

Name: Stacey Zoutis Age: 17



Address: Riverside South Grade: 12

by Phill Potter

Parents: Laurie and Peter Brother: Alex (20), studying Business at University of Ottawa Favourite Subjects: “The sciences! My favourite science is biology, but it is a tie for second for physics and chemistry.” Accomplishments/ Awards: “It’s very important to me to have a well rounded school experience; to get good grades, and to participate in as much as I can. So, two awards that I received this past year that I’m really proud of, are the St. Francis

Xavier Award of Excellence and the Student Athlete of the Year. The Award of Excellence is given to one student in grade 12 at the beginning of every school year, who has demonstrated excellence through grades 9-11 in both academic achievement, and living the values of the school. The Student Athlete of the Year award is given to a student who excels in both academics and athletics at St.FX.” School Activities: “I have a lot of different interests, and luckily for me, I’ve been

able to participate in many different activities over the years at St.FX. I really love sports. I’m on the school’s Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, and Soccer teams. Last year, I joined Student Council as the Grade 11 Representative, which pushed me to get more involved in school activities outside of athletics. I joined Relay For Life Committee for our school’s first ever Relay For Life, as the Entertainment Captain (although I did organize lots of sports throughout the day for entertainment!). Relay For Life was a blast, and super rewarding. Our school raised close to $50,000, and was the second highest ‘first-year-participating-school’ in money raised. I also got to be a part of the group of Core Leaders that organized our school’s Leadership Camp. I got so much out of those activities that I decided to try a new challenge. At

the end of last year’s school year, I ran in my first (and most likely last) election to be one of the school’s Co-Prime Ministers, and was voted in! Now in grade 12, I am once again a part of Student Council and multiple sports teams, and really enjoying it all.”

Other Activities: “Outside of school I play ringette, which I started playing when I was 7, and don’t see myself ever stopping! It’s an awesome sport that is little known, but is truly unique and has been a big part of my life. I’m currently on the U19 AA team for Gloucester Cumberland Ringette Association (GCRA). From ringette I have had many leadership opportunities, including attending the Ontario Ringette Leadership Camp for the past 5 years, and participating as a Counsellor at the camp for the last two. As well, this past summer I worked

as a Camp Counsellor at the Carleton University Ringette Camp, and the GCRA Ringette Camp.” Why did you get involved in what you do? “My main motivator in anything I do is to always have fun, and to challenge myself to try new things. I have tried lots of different activities over the years, and in doing so have found new interests in things I did not expect, and also learned about what I don’t enjoy.” Goals: I plan on studying science at University, possibly focusing on neuroscience. I am really interested in research, and hope that someday I will have the opportunity to work in a field that combines all my interests: science, athletics, and leadership. I also plan to keep playing sports and trying new things. I don’t know what is

Stacey Zoutis is the CoPrime Minister of Student Council at St. Francis Xavier High School. PHILL POTTER PHOTO

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Myers Riders edge Eagles in NCAFA Pee Wee A Championship The Nepean Pee wee Football Eagles lost a heartbreaker in the NCAFA A Cup Championship at Minto Field at the Nepean Sportsplex Nov. 3. The Eagles were defeated 20-12 by rival Myers Riders in a thrilling, back and forth contest in front of a large and vocal crowd. The Eagles, trailing by a touchdown with less than a minute left,

dipped into their bag of tricks. Justin Rowe lined up at wide receiver and caught a hitch pass, and then fired the ball to wide open receiver Jett Rose in the end zone. However, the play was nullified for two forward passes on the same play, as the pass to Rowe was slightly forward rather than being a lateral. Rowe, who had an outstanding season for the Eagles, put the team

on his back with touchdown runs of four and 68 yards. Defensively, the Eagles got standout efforts from Titus Diceman, Xander Bertrand and Jermaine Kerfont to name a few. Myers advanced to play the Montreal champion St. Laurent Spartans at TD Place Sun., Nov. 10. The visiting Spartans were 46-20 winners.

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The IndependentCOMMUNITY Barrhaven’s annual Socks for the Homeless campaign underway By Charlie Senack

The annual Socks for the Homeless campaign is on with organizers hoping to beat their record. “Each year the demand for socks continues to grow with more organizations added that support children, adolescents and adults, who rely on various shelters and temporary housing as well as for those who continue to prefer living on the streets,” said a David Rattray, one of the campaigns organizers. “This year we have added Youth Services Bureau that provides a wide array of support to young people trying to get their lives in better order.“ Founded in 2015 by the Barrhaven Legion, Socks for the Homeless’ mission statement is to to seek support from the Ottawa community to have socks donated for all age groups and to locate and annually distribute new and gently used socks to those in need by mid-December. In 2017 alone, the group raised over 16,000 pairs of socks. David Sereda from the Barrhaven Legion said it was important for him to get involved because so many veterans are still living on the street. “This was a great fit to us with many Veterans still living on the street we can help them in keeping their feet warm,” he said. “Over the years this service has grown and not in the best way more people than ever including shelters are full and are need in socks.” This week an additional 800 socks which were raised at St. Joseph High School in Barrhaven were dropped off at the Shepard’s of a good Hope, with many more bundles still to be dropped off. Rattray said one of the things which will help them beat their record is having the City of Ottawa headquarters become a drop off

location for a week, beginning on November 18. “City Councillors and staff plus any individuals visiting city hall will be able to donate in the lobby on the main floor on Laurier Avenue,” he said. New and gently used socks can be dropped off at a variety of locations in-

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The focus has evolved, but the message remains the same

Barrhaven Legion President Stephane Guy says it’s important to know why we honour Remembrance Day Special to the Barrhaven Independent Stephane Guy was not at the Remembrance Day celebration in Barrhaven Monday. He had another commitment. The President of the Barrhaven Legion Branch 641 is also the Zone Commander. With that title comes an important job. “I didn’t know it when I accepted the role, but the zone commander accompanies the Prime Minister when he lays the wreath at the National War Memorial,” he said. Guy sat at the Barrhaven Legion last week and answered questions from St. Mother Teresa Grade 9 student Adam Kemp, who interviewed him for this feature during Take Your Kid to Work Day. Kemp’s stepfather is Barrhaven Independent Publisher and Editor Jeff Morris. Kemp’s range of questions ranged from Guy’s service in the military and the tours he has been on, to the role the Barrhaven Legion plays in the community and on Remembrance Day. Guy was happy to sit down and answer questions, saying that it’s important that young people understand the significance of the poppy and Remembrance Day. “It’s important for us to talk about what the Canadian military has done to protect our social way of life in Canada,” Guy said. “A lot of the efforts by the Royal Canadian Legion are made to inform the school students on what Remembrance Day is all about. We try to make sure they remember why we do this.” Guy said the traditions of Remembrance Day have remained constant for the past century, since Armistice Day was first celebrated Nov. 11, 1919 on the fist anniversary of the conclusion of the First World War. “It’s always been about

the military being involved in conflict – First World War, Second World War, Korean War,” Guy said. “But the focus is changing. We no longer have any soldiers from the First World War left. They have all passed away. The soldiers and the people who participated in the Second World War are in their late 80s and early 90s. So in a few years from now, they will all be gone. The other ones we have from the Korean War are in their early 80s and they will soon follow the veterans of the Second World War.” Despite the rapidly declining number of veterans from World War II and Korea from year to year, Guy said it is still important to honour the sacrifices made generations ago. “Sixty thousand Canadians lost their life during the First World War. Try to imagine that – even how many soldiers lost their life in one day. We cannot forget the sacrifice that all these people made on behalf of Canada. Sixty thousand troops during the First World War, about 30,000 troops during the Second World War – that’s a lot of young people. A large majority of them would be about 25 years of age. Very young kids are sent to war and die on behalf of our country. And that’s what the message is all about when we talk about Remembrance Day. We want to make sure we don’t forget the sacrifices they made.” Guy grew up in Maniwaki, and joined the military after high school at the age of 17. “It was either go to college or find a job,” he said. “The social way back then was your parents provide until you are 18 years of age. When you become an adult, you have to find a way for yourself to manage. The military was a good option for me.” Guy eventually learned a trade in the military, he joined the air force and fixed airplanes. “I started as an airframe

tech,” he said. “I fixed planes with any problem except for engines and electrical problems. So I fixed things like hydraulics, fuel systems, air conditioning, pressurization systems, anything to do with the frame itself, wheels, brakes, landing gear, flaps, anything to do with the plane.” Guy set his sights on becoming a flight engineer, meaning he would fly on the planes and fix them while on missions, doing post-flight repairs and maintenance as well as pre-flight preparations and inspections the following morning. After serving as a technician for six years, Guy became a flight engineer and flew for 21 straight years before spending his last eight years in the office. His first four years of flying were sent in search and rescue. He then went to a tactical helicopter squadron in Val Cartier to support the 22nd Regiment. During that time, Guy was deployed to Egypt for six months, They transported infantry to observe the situation between Israel and Palestine. Guy’s next job was with a tactical Hercules Squadron, working on a C-130 plane. His first deployment on a Hercules was in the 1990s, during the bombings in Sarajevo by Serbian forces. “Because the threat level was fairly high and the chance of being shot at was high, we flew in the cockpit with bullet proof plates around the cockpit and wearing flack jackets, helmets and visors. This was to protect us from shards of glass in case we were hit.” The role of the Canadians was limited in that conflict. According to the UN, they were able to bring in food, medication and they would remove injured personnel from Sarajevo. Guy recalled a particular story after the bombing of the market in Sarajevo.

per year to $7 million per year. Nikic told CBC the process has been divisive in the community, and hopes that with the controversy over, that the community can come together. “My biggest hope is that the community can heal.” Ni-

kic told CBC. “We’re divided. We’ve had people screaming at each other in the street.” City staff will be working on the next steps and then report to the city’s Finance and Economic Development Committee.

LEGION continues on page 13

SAVED continues from page 5 Nikic has stated the information provided to community is incomplete, and the proposal is not clear. He pointed out that between the August presentation and the September newsletter that went out, Mattamy raised the price from $6 million

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LEGION continues from page 12 “Before we flew out, genocide in Rwanda, Guy in the middle, as we did not we used to take our pocket faced a dangerous situation have the military force to stop change and put it in a basket as the Hercules he was on the killing.” at the airport,” he said. “We was responsible for combat Among his other deployslept in Italy, but every mor- offloading. The threat level ments were in Somalia, Haiti, ning we flew into Sarajevo during this deployment was Afghanistan and other areas and then at night we would high. of conflict. In Kosovo, Guy fly back out. With he pocket “The Canadians were faced the most dangerous change, the technicians on there before the conflict situation of his military cathe ground would buy toys started,” Guy said. “The reer. In the helicopters used for the kids. When we evacu- United Nations decided to in the missions he was on, he ated injured personnel from send troops in there to calm was not only responsible for Sarajevo, including civilians, everybody, but unfortunately, the mechanics of the chopand kids were welcomed with it went wrong. They weren’t pers, but he also had to man a toy. Maybe there would be a able to calm everybody, and the guns. child missing a leg. We would the genocide started. The “I did many missions have something to give them. President of Rwanda was where you wouldduring load the up Rabbi Menachem Blum blows the shofar during the official awards ceremony And maybe it would put a shot down by a missile, and with troops at about four or Ottawa Kosher BBQ Cook-Off at the Ottawa Torah Centre in Barrhaven. The shofar is blown smile on their face.” triggered o’clock in the morning in synagogue services on Roshthat Hashanah andtheat genocide. the very endfive of Yom Kippur, and is also During theweekday conflictmorning and The Canadians caught up with between six and eight blown every in the month ofwere Elul running to Rosh Hashanah.

helicopters and no lights on newest, and most active, in membrance Day itself,” Guy board,” He said. “We would Canada. It was founded by said. “There is more emphafly with night vision goggles a group of veterans that in- sis on the fact that we have and we would have to go in in cluded Ray Desjardins, who modern-day veterans – veterattack positions to take some passed away earlier this year, ans that have participated in bad guys out. You would former Barrhaven Legion Bosnia, Kosovo and Afghanland with the gun in the heli- President Ernie Hughes, and istan. These people are makcopters facing the target and Korean War veteran and for- ing history today. The focus having to possibly fire upon mer Barrhaven Independent of Remembrance is still very someone who would be firing employee Gus Este. Their much about the First World on us, including the ground role in the community, Guy War, Second World War and troops. Luckily, I never had said, is to support veterans the Korean War because of to shoot at anyone, but the and their families in need in the number of people who potential was there. Those the community. Their largest were killed, but the focus is missions were about one a and most impactful fundrais- also changing toward recogweek. I wouldn’t describe ing and awareness campaign nizing our modern-day veterJoseph Bokhaut and David Cantor of Up in Smoke prepare some beef brisket as they had this as a war, but they were each year is their poppy cam- ans.” a popular booth at the Ottawa Kosher BBQ Cook-Off at the Ottawa Torah Centre in Bardefinitely combat missions.” paign. With files from St. Mothrhaven. The first annual event drew a huge crowd of community people and food lovers of The Barrhaven Legion “Not much has changed er Teresa High School stuall ethnicities. For our complete photo album of the event, visit the Barrhaven IndependBranch 641 is one of the over the years regarding Re- dent Adam Kemp. ent Facebook Page and, hey, we need some Likes!

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Besson Ames of the Longfields-Davidson Heights Ravens drives past a John McCrae Members of the John McCrae Bulldogs senior girls basketball team talk defender during their NCSSAA senior girls strategy during a time out in their AAA semi-final against the Longfields- AAA basketball game last week. Davidson Heights Ravens. JEFF MORRIS PHOTO

Ravens beat Bulldogs to set up championship showdown with Glebe Barrhaven Independent Staff

The Longfields Davidson Heights Ravens took a 17-2 lead in the first quarter and cruised to a 53-41 win over crosstown rival John McCrae Bulldogs in their National Capital Secondary School AAA semi-final senior girls basketball game at LDHSS Wed., Nov. 6. The win earned the Ravens a trip to the AAA championship game against Glebe. The game was scheduled for St. Mother Teresa High School Tues., Nov. 12, after our press time. The Ravens played a fastpaced game and broke McCrae’s full court press effectively. Karyn Trebake led the Ravens with 26 points, which included 12 points off four three-pointers. Rachel Antaua added 15 points, and Emily Brian and Mia Hollingsworth each had six. The junior girls playoffs were also scheduled to get underway Tuesday, but the snow day wreaked havoc with the schedule makers. Longfields-Davidson Heights will be hosting St. Peter while John McCrae travels to Colonel By. It has been a big month for athletes at LDHSS. On Nov. 2, Jackson Roy and Cassidy Bradley both competed at the OFSAA provincial cross country championships in Sudbury, and the senior boys Ravens

volleyball team advanced to the NCSSAA championships, where they fell to Lisgar. In high school football,

St. Joseph was scheduled to play in the city Tier II championship against Immaculata Wednesday, after our press

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