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EA brings light rail to Barrhaven one step closer

Barrhaven’s Harrison Tallyhoe (84) celebrates a uOttawa Gee-Gees touchdown with teammate Dylan St. Pierre of South Gloucester during the 2018 Panda Game at TD Place on Sat., Sept. 29. The Saint Mother Teresa High School grad caught one pass in the GeeGees 38-27 win over the Carleton Ravens, reclaiming the Panda Trophy for uOttawa the first time in five years. In addition to Tallyhoe and St. Pierre, five other local players took part in the 50th Panda Game. Both teams are gearing up for the OUA playoffs. Mike Carroccetto photo

At their meeting last Wednesday, the City of Ottawa’s Transportation Committee received an update on the statement of work for the environmental assessment looking at converting 10 kilometres of existing southwest Transitway to light-rail transit, between Baseline Station and Barrhaven Town Centre. Although light rail would only be extended to Barrhaven after 2031, conducting the assessment now positions the City as ready to seek funding from other levels of government as opportunities become available. The study area partially overlaps with another ongoing environmental assessment looking into rail gradeseparations in Barrhaven, so the two studies will be combined. This will help identify an integrated solution for the two projects, and will result in savings in time and resources. The City expects to complete the joint assessment by autumn 2020. “This is exciting news for Barrhaven transit users,” said Barrhaven Councillor Jan Harder. “Combining the EA for both the Barrhaven Rail Grade-Separation and the Barrhaven

LRT makes a ton of sense from a time and cost perspective. I am so excited that the 10km rail will extend from Baseline Station to Barrhaven Town Centre.” The Barrhaven Business Improvement Area announced in late September that the Environmental Assessment for Barrhaven Light Rail Transit Statement of Work has been released. This statement of work is particularly significant in bringing light rail from Baseline Station through to the Barrhaven Town Centre. Jason MacDonald, Chair of the Barrhaven BIA, calls this a “significant win for our community. Commuters and businesses alike will benefit from this efficiency. Commuters will spend less time on the road and more time at home and visiting local businesses. Having Barrhaven well-serviced by LRT will have the added spin-off of attracting more employment opportunities to our community. This is a huge winwin for all of us!” By combining the current Barrhaven Rail Grade-Separation EA study with the Barrhaven LRT EA

study, this work plan will streamline the consultation process, both expediting the commencement of the study and providing cost savings. “I am delighted that Council unanimously supported the proposal to fast-track the Environmental Assessment for LRT to the rapidly growing community of Barrhaven. Given that the demand for worldclass, sustainable transit is growing in all parts of our city, I look forward to working with the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada to see how quickly we can bring Light Rail Transit to residents of Barrhaven.” said Mayor Jim Watson. Recommendations from the study are expected to be considered by Committee and Council in the Fall of 2020. Completion of the Barrhaven LRT EA study will put Barrhaven on a level playing-field with other areas outside the Greenbelt with regard to LRT planning. The BIA said in an announcement that this is great news for the communities south of the Barrhaven Town Centre as they will now be better connected.

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MacLeod, Harder announce $106K in funding for tornado relief charities By Charlie Senack MPP Lisa MacLeod and Councillor Jan Harder have announced that $106,000 will go toward local groups and organizations in the community in the wake of the tornadoes that touched down in the area last month. During a press conference at the Walter Baker Centre on September 28, MacLeod said the donations will be split between six different charities that supported the disaster relief effort. Some of the local charities which will get a piece of the donations included the Barrhaven Salvation Army which will be given $30,000 for their efforts in feeding residents at Larkin Park, and then at Manordale Park following the storm. The Barrhaven Food Cupboard is also among four different local food cupboards which will each receive $10,000 to help restock their inventory. Kevin Miller, President of the Barrhaven Food Cupboard says any resident who needs assistance with food following the tornadoes is welcome to stop by. “Sometimes there’s a stigma about going to a Food Cupboard,” said Lisa MacLeod, the MPP for Nepean and Minister of Children, Community and Social Services. “This is about food access. Anybody who was affected and lost food in our community should go to these food access centres.” Environment Canada says the tornado that ripped through parts of Nepean was an F2 tornado, and said it’s the strongest storm to hit Canada in the month of September since 1898. Following the tornadoes, residents gathered at Larkin Park for two days to eat hot meals under the hands of Darrell Bartraw, and over 10,000 meals were served. Jan Harder said the outpouring of community support reminded her of the former ‘Barrhaven Days’ which used to be held at the park in the month of June. She has decided to bring it back starting next year —

The community of Arlington Woods, just north of Barrhaven, was among the hardest hit by the tornadoes that touched down in September.

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but will hold it on the third Saturday in September to remember the efforts that followed after the tornadoes. “We want that sense of community,” Harder said. “just for the one day, bring the whole community together, and remember why we love living in Nepean.” MacLeod said the province will offer support to those impacted by the tornado through the Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarian’s Program, and said she has been briefed every day on the recovery efforts. She toured the Merivale Hydro One transformer plant last week to survey the damage which left hundreds of thousands in the city without power for days. While the station is not back to functioning at 100 per cent, crews say they have been making improvements everyday. In Arlington Woods, the

neighbourhood of Nepean that was hit the hardest, power has been fully re-

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area says the trees are expected to be fully cleared within five weeks.

Achieving results for all Canadians and residents of Nepean Since taking office, our government has fulfilled many of its promises: • Passed the Middle Class Tax Cut to bring relief to more than 9 million Canadians. • Introduced the Canada Child Benefit • Simplified the Canada Student Loans • Repealed unfair provisions of Bill C-24 in the Citizenship Act • Strengthened the Canada Pension Plan • Invested $2.97 billion in public transit infrastructure in Ontario

In addition... • Created 77,000 jobs across the country, including over 200 in Nepean through the Canada Summer Jobs program. Our riding received $673,000 in funding! • Created the MP Chandra Arya Outstanding Achievement award and gave Kindle e-readers and $500 cash awards to graduating students at 23 elementary, middle and high schools in Nepean. • Consulted constituents on key issues such as Budget 2016, Climate Change and Electoral Reform. We are planning several more town halls as well.

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The IndependentMunicipal Election

Q and A with Ward 3 Barrhaven incumbent Jan Harder 1. Tell us about yourself, your background and why people should consider voting for you. For well over 30 years, Larry and I have called Barrhaven home. It is where we raised our five girls and now five of our nine grandchildren go to school here, play hockey, football, basketball, rugby, field hockey, volleyball, have part time jobs, and more. During my years on Council, I have had the pleasure to meet many of you, whether it was at a park opening, a community event or simply in the grocery store aisle. You have taken the time to share your concerns with me and, in turn, I have always tried my hardest to find solutions to these concerns. We’ve seen tremendous growth in our community and, through my leadership at the Council table, we have achieved many wins. But the wins we take for granted don’t come without a representative who has the leadership, experience and commitment to make these gains happen. Barrhaven is closer than ever to becoming a true live-work-play city, and I am proud of the role I have played in building this exceptional community. I would like to thank you for trusting me to represent you and for the opportunity to serve the community. I hope I can count on your support on October 22nd. 2. Tell us, in order, what you think the three main priorities are in the riding and what your thoughts or ideas are on these issues. Infrastructure – The City needs to continue making Barrhaven a priority. The Environmental Assessment for the Barrhaven LRT will move our community forward. For more than a year I’ve been working with the previous and current provincial governments to commit to an interchange at Hwy 416 and Barnsdale Road to ensure the residents of Half Moon Bay and Stonebridge have more direct access. I was able to secure $2 million in safety and road improvements to Greenbank Road in order to make one of our major arteries safer.

In 2019, Barrhaven will see the widening of Strandherd Road between Maravista Drive and Jockvale Road with the addition of a grade separation to accommodate the VIA Rail line. The community will also be served by the new Ottawa South Police Station in the coming years. I’m proud of this project as I was responsible for bringing the location to the Police Service Board for consideration. I am working to expand our bus network through the addition of a Barrhaven South Park and Ride. In addition to these capital projects, I believe we need to continue to build our natural asset projects by increasing multi-use pathways and ensuring we continue to have ample space to enjoy the beauty around us

and places to come together as a community. Taxes - I have always worked to ensure Council took a reasonable and predictable approach to tax increases. Some would say zero is a good target to shoot for. We saw that promise before and a 5 6% increase annually was the result. I favour the approach that we do our best to serve the majority of the people’s needs as efficiently as possible and we balance expenditure of your tax dollars with good services. We have a City that can hold within our boundaries all of Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, and Montreal with a wee bit left over. We have a population just shy of 1 million. We need to diversify our work-

force and I have been leading Ottawa Council, with the strong support of Mayor Watson, in plans to attract globally leading companies. As we grow it is important to build our tax contributors certainly but also open the doors to new funding supporters of hospitals and more. Locally we will need to raise half a billion dollars as our share of building the new Civic Hospital Trauma Centre. Jobs – The stage is set for 7,000-10,000 good paying jobs at Citigate Business Park and more in Barrhaven’s Town Centre – our downtown. This will provide opportunity for many residents to Live, Work, and Play. This is a game changer for families which will further increase the quality of life for Barrhaven residents. 3. What do see for the community and what do

you think the issues will be in 10 years? This next term of Council will dictate how Ottawa will grow over the next 10 years through the review of comprehensive city-wide policies (Official Plan, Master Transportation Plan, Infrastructure Master Plan, and the new Development Charge Bylaw). It will be critical to have a proven leader with valuable experience on Council to ensure that Barrhaven is central to these policies. I want to ensure proper consultation is conducted to make “Barrhaven Ready”. I am the only candidate with the experience to be able to lead these files and be ready out the gate. Barrhaven’s Downtown will be built in the heart of Barrhaven, right where it has been planned for decades. It will be a mix of urban build; a place where people will gather to shop,

live, work and simply enjoy their space. Barrhaven will be a complete City-sized community with a vibrant landscape. Our Jock River trail will extend beyond Borrisokane from Stonebridge. LRT will provide excellent service to and from Barrhaven and our Chapman Mills Extension and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) will connect to Citigate where thousands will work. Services for older adults will continue to expand, and there will be a significant health hub. Retail business will be entirely different; stores will be smaller. There will be a market-type atmosphere where families and individuals will end their day or start their weekend. Barrhaven will have hotels and conference centres. Roads will be expanded to provide new cycling tracks and multi-use pathways that will keep Barrhaven moving.


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Oktoberfest Shawn Tavenier (right), lead singer of Silver Creek, rocks Oktoberfest under the big party tent at Clarke Fields on Sunday, Sept. 30. This year’s Oktoberfest last four days and returned to Clarke Fields after the event was relocated across Strandherd Drive last year. Mike Carroccetto photo

17-year old killed in Half Moon Bay construction site ‘misadventure’

According to Ottawa Police, a 17-year-old boy was killed after what they called a “misadventure” at a construction site in Barrhaven’s Half Moon Bay community. The accident happened on Freshwater Way, north of Cambrian Road, at approximately 8:45 p.m. on Thanksgiving Monday. A 19-year-old man will be charged in the incident, which involved the use of a con-

struction site vehicle. Police say alcohol was involved in the incident. Paramedics said the victim suffered multiple injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The police collisions unit is investigating. Details of the incident had not yet been released as of press time. For more up to date coverage, visit the Barrhaven Independent Facebook page.

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Bench in memory of Jennifer Teague placed steps from where she was found By Charlie Senack Thirteen years after the death of Jennifer Teague, a bench is being placed in her memory just steps away from where her body was found. It was September 8, 2005 when the 18-year-old Barrhaven teen didn’t return home. Her step mother Sylvie, and father Ed, knew something was wrong. “We got the phone call that she hadn’t come home and it seemed odd because she was so responsible at that point of time in her life,” said Sylvie Teague. “Unfortunately I think we believed that something had happened while we were still hoping for something better than what we were thinking.” On October 18, 2005, ten days after going missing, her body was found off a path in the Stony Swamp Conservation Area just off of Moodie Drive. The NCC at the time contacted the family asking if they would be interested

in a bench being placed in the area where her body was found, yet didn’t accept the invitation until now. “It’s a beautiful area,” Sylvie said. “It’s a maple grove with maple trees and at a certain point of the day, the light shines through and it’s really beautiful.” Ed and Sylvie feel Jenny would have liked the spot where her bench will sit. She always enjoyed nature, and often thought about pursuing a career in helping the environment. On October 1, 2018 — thirteen years after her memorial service — an intimate gathering took place for the unveiling of her bench. Also in April of this year, the family was contacted by the producers of ‘The Detectives’, a show that runs on CBC which tells the stories of famous killings around Canada. They wanted to do a profile on Teagues murder, and somewhat involved Ed and Sylvie in the post production process.

This spring, they were invited to Montreal where the show was being filmed to see some of the scenes being shot. While the community in the show may not look like Barrhaven and some scenes had dramatic effect added, Ed said he was pleased with how it turned out. “I had mixed emotions while watching it but I thought overall the show was really well done,” Ed Teague said. “They were very true to what they told us they were going to do.” Season two of The Detectives premiered on September 20, just two days shy of the thirteenth anniversary of the day Jennifer Teagues body was found. While some anniversaries are harder than others, Sylvie said they have gotten used to talking about their experiences through conferences in the United States and Croatia. “I think it was the tenth (anniversary) for some reason where we just didn’t want to go out anywhere

Ed and Sylvie Teague sit on the bench placed in memory of Jennifer Teague at the Stony Swamp Conservation Area, just steps from where the Barrhaven teen was found 13 years ago. and we just stayed inside the whole weekend,” she said.

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Standing up for what is right All of us who have kids in organized activities are hoping for the same things. We want the kids to be focused and we hope to keep them active. Most importantly, we hope they are learning life lessons along the way. And when those values erode or fall by the wayside, we all shake our heads. A situation like this happened recently in a local Nepean Eagles NCAFA midget football league, made up of players 16-18 years of age. Simply put, an opposing club got caught doing something illegal. The coaches were speaking into microphones and had planted a communication device inside the quarterback’s helmet. According to Football Canada, this is clearly against the rules. The team had informed NCAFA and the officials that they were using a communication device, but the understanding was that the communication would be between a coach up on a roof or in a press box to a coach on the sideline. Complicating matters is the fact that teams from Quebec – the Ottawa area midgets play an interlocking schedule with Montreal teams – are allowed to use these devices. The team in question, who had won their first five games, finally got caught with their devices after a game against the Eagles. The first inclination was a ‘don’t do it again’ message, but the Eagles wanted something further. At a special meeting, the opposing coach received a one-game suspension, but they would not forfeit any of their wins. Eagles coach Carlos Blizzard pursued the issue in the name of doing the right thing and setting an example. “Football is not about wins and losses,” he said. “It’s 100 per cent about life lessons. What kind of life lessons are we teaching the kids if someone cheats on us and we don’t stand up for ourselves?” Blizzard is bang on correct. We want our kids to learn values through the sports and activities they are involved in. It doesn’t matter if it’s football, hockey, soccer, dance, gymnastics, cadets, music, or anything else. We want to instill two values through having our kids participate in activities. The first value is how to overcome obstacles and achieve goals. The second is self-improvement through the activity, which includes integrity. Sadly, the two teams met again at TD Place last weekend and it was an embarrassing scene for minor football. A fight broke out in the stands between parents. The opposing team won the game handily, by a score of 64-14. However, with only seconds left, they called a time out to try to score again. Predictably, the coaches got involved in a shoving match after the hand shake. When the Eagles’ season ends later this month, it will not matter how many games were won or lost. What will matter is the lesson in values they learned from their coach. Youth sports needs more guys like Carlos Blizzard.


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We all have our fears

Thanksgiving is out of the way, and it’s time to start thinking about Halloween again. After all, we just digested an insane amount of turkey, potatoes, gravy and sodium, so why not chase it a few weeks later with handfuls of mini Kit Kat bars? I have never been scared of the monsters and the goblins at Halloween. But I have been scared of clowns. One of my earliest Halloween memories was answering the door after I had been taken out trick or treating in a ghost costume, which consisted of a bed sheet thrown over me. My mother cut out eyes holes that didn’t quite match where my eyes were, so I couldn’t see more than a foot or two ahead of myself all night. When I got to the door, I saw a clown. I screamed. I mean, I let out a blood-curdling scream that probably sent crows flying off telephone wires half a continent away. I ran upstairs to my room, closed the door, grabbed my stuffed animal puppy, and had a panic attack in bed. The puppy had a key that you could wind to make it play music. I wound it all night. I was either three or four. It didn’t matter. If it happened in my 20s, I still would have ended up in bed with my stuffed animal puppy. My tradition now for Halloween is to wear my football referee’s uniform and hide around the corner of the house. When trick or treaters approach, I come out from around the corner, blow the whistle, throw my flag in the air, and call penalties. It might be an “illegal formation” if they are not lined up properly. It may be “face masking” if they have a mask. It might be “holding” if they are holding hands with siblings. Sometimes, if two groups come at once, I line them up for a coin toss. The winning group can go to the door first, or they can defer and go second. They never defer. And if there are clowns coming to the door, well, I can just stay around the corner and sit that one out while I practice breathing. One thing the kids like to do is go to Saunders Farm and Watson’s Mill and any other haunt they can go to. Two years ago, we did exactly that. We all went to Saunders Farm and had a blast. Then a clown started chasing me in my maze and I threw my 13-year-old nephew at him and ran like hell. My nephew and the clown both thought it was hilarious. I might get to that point some day. I decided to Google fear of clowns last week. I know people joke about being afraid of clowns. I am even afraid of people I know who dress up in clowns, even when they aren’t, as

they say, “clowned up.” There is actually a word for this fear. It’s called coulrophobia. Johnny Depp suffers from it, but I guess he is okay with pirates. When Daniel Radcliffe played Harry Potter he encountered Lord Voldemort and every supernatural and mythical being imaginable. But Daniel Radcliffe is terrified of clowns, too. FROM THE Even P Diddy is afraid of clowns. Had I known then what I just read, that he is a coulrophobe like me, we could have bonded. by Jeff Morris In a UK tabloid article, Dr. Melanie Phelps outlined six factors that can cause coulrophobia. The first is how clowns are introduced to you as a child. We have a photo in our living room of my mom handing me to a clown when I was about two. In the photo, I am visibly terrified. The Diva loves that photo. The second is individual differences. Some kids love the fun fair rides such as ghost train that surprise them and giggle about that and some just get scared. The third is age of exposure. Some children may be too young to figure out what is really happening and it is not a real threat, they may have been okay if exposed when they were a little older. The fourth is that they may see others afraid and they will follow suit. The fifth is the general level of safety and security the child feels. If the child might feel self-conscious or nervous, and at around the same time they are introduced to unknown distorted clown faces, they may be more prone to be scared or anxious. And finally, children are more sensitive as their nervous systems develop. They are more sensitive to new smells, different tastes, and different visual or auditory stimuli. The clown’s face and behaviour may just be too overwhelming for that child at that time. Like any phobia, those that don’t have it think it’s odd. I am not afraid of heights, but I see many people freak out at Senators games if they are on the 400-level of the arena. Some people are afraid of spiders and snakes. Some are afraid of crowded places, others of wide open spaces. We all have our fears. In the mean time, I will just stripe up and wait around the corner for you to come to my front door. Mind you, when I am a referee, a lot of people who yell at me call me a clown, so I guess all is good.


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The IndependentMunicipal Election

Q and A with Ward 3 Barrhaven candidate Franklin Epape 1. Tell us about yourself, your background and why people should consider voting for you. My name is Franklin Epape I’m happily married to a nurse, Marie-Claire, and father of three children: Gavin, Keysha and Diamond, all schooling here in Barrhaven Ward 3. I’ve been involved within the community with numerous opportunities. I’m chairing numerous not-forprofit organizations while I’m also actively engaged in more than a dozen community associations here in the Ward and elsewhere Canada-wide. I’m running because I’m proposing a bold choice for a better change with a new vision for Barrhaven so tomorrow will be looking great. As a trained nurse, I have a proven record to care for people in need. As a business man myself, I understand the expectations of the business community and I speak their language. However, what I’m mostly proud is being a father who lives within the neighborhood. I would like to focus on what counts: the people of Barrhaven. I’m planning to hold true to what Barrhaven values. Basically a vote for me, is a vote for the people. With me it is pretty simple: Your neighbour (someone who knows your hopes and struggles, and understands you better) wants to work for you. In this election more than ever, characters count, integrity counts. 2. Tell us, in order,

what you think the three main priorities are in the riding and what your thoughts or ideas are on these issues. My priorities all revolve around families and the people of Barrhaven. I will just briefly outline four main points because we always forget that Barrhaven is a family community. 1. Tax We propose a freeze on property tax, water and wastewater fees, the city has to find an alternative way to finance. 2. Infrastructure Maintain the roads we already have and alleviate traffic on our highways. Ensure affordable public transportation and more buses in our ward during various time of the day. The LRT is a huge project that clearly puts Ottawa on the map as an eco-friendly city and will contribute to improve significantly the quality of life within the city. I would like to congratulate the city council for they have managed to secure funding of phase 1&2. For such a project to be efficient, it needs to be enshrined in good management principles, the numerous delays registered could upset the citizens. A better planning and good management is necessary to improve the plan. 3. Security The number of shootings has significantly increased within our city lately. I would like to connect the police depart-


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The IndependentMunicipal Election Q and A with Ward 3 Barrhaven councillor candidate Atiq Qureshi lying issues. As city councillor for Ward 3, I will listen carefully to the residents so that I can understand the issues that are affecting your lives. This will allow me to identify feasible solutions that effectively address your needs as residents. I aim to think outside the box and go above and beyond to give you the community you deserve to live in. 2. Tell us, in order, what you think the three main priorities are in the riding and what your thoughts or ideas are on these issues. Transit Many Barrhaven residents face difficult, timeconsuming commutes to work each day. Despite this problem, there haven’t been any alternative transit solutions on the table since Barrhaven was eliminated from the LRT project in 2006. As city councillor for Ward 3, I will tackle this challenge by exploring a partnership between the government and Via Rail. Via Rail is currently looking for additional sources of revenue and a dual carriageway on rail lines. They put a proposal to Federal Government in 2017. We can leverage these needs to partner with Via Rail and bring shuttle trains to Barrhaven during rush hour. I believe that this will be the most cost-effective solution for the city, Via Rail, and local residents. It may require extensive consultation, but if we work together, we can bring commuter trains to Barrhaven within 2-3 years.

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Better plans for the OCTranspo routes, especially deep in Stonebridge & Halfmoon Bay area so that, people can reach to market place in lesser time and better connectivity towards Kanata so that, people reach there less than an hour. I will advocate an express route to Kanata. Roads and Town Planning Barrhaven’s growing population requires better city planning. With our existing infrastructure, we’re facing increasing traffic congestion and a greater number of fatal collisions, which reduce our safety and fuel economy and place a burden on our wallets. As city councillor for Ward 3, I will focus on widening narrow sections of major roads to streamline traffic flow and reduce commute times. My top priority will be look for the hurdles, address them and widen Greenbank Road between Fallowfield Road and Hunt Club Road, Cambrian Road to Borrisokane Road, and Borrisokane Road to Strandherd Drive. I will also accelerate the existing plan to widen Strandherd Drive and create a grade separation at the railway crossing. In addition, I’ll revisit the study on creating a potential railway crossing underpass at Fallowfield Road and Woodroffe Avenue. This study was conducted in 2014 but ultimately shelved. Moreover, to improve safety on community roads, I will improve the number

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1. Tell us about yourself, your background and why people should consider voting for you. I’ve lived in Ottawa for 12 years, I’m happily married for 16 years and father of two energetic young boys. Both of my kids were raised in Ottawa and attend school in the area. When I moved to Ottawa, I recognized the importance of French in the capital region and decided to learn the language. I can now read and write in French and am working hard to improve my oral communication skills. I also enrolled my children in French immersion, now they are studying in full French and are fully bilingual. Being a science graduate major in Physics, I am very well aware of different environmental issues. Technology is always my interest. Having a post graduate diploma in Computer sciences and a certificate in JAVA language shows my ability to better understand about the complex issues, Cost and Management accounting study, an MBA in Finance & Income Tax Certificates helped me to excel myself in a variety of fields in the finance industry over the past 22 years including income tax consultancy, financial management and debt consolidation, and audits and budgeting. Through these experiences, I’ve learned the best ways to generate and implement costeffective solutions. I am a good listener which helps me to understand the under-

What did not change in past 12 years will not change in next 10 years. If the approach towards solutions remains the same, we will be talking about the same. We need to bring balance between residents needs and developers’ needs. Commuter transit remains the big issue, it was an issue 8 years ago, it has become a big issue now and it will be a huge issue if we will not change our approach. Community need better infrastructure, this will remain there if growth and development continue with current pace. There should be a common entertainment place i.e. a community auditorium. Due to different ethnic

groups present, we need to encourage them toward their event at a place where every one can get together, which helps them to understand each other. Our police force needs to be bigger and their training towards an understanding cultural issues should be improved not only by hiring multicultural staff. We need to pay attention to the South Nepean Electricity project, revisit its path, at current, it is affecting peoples health and lives due to high voltage wires passing through their back yards and roofs. Atiq Qureshi is a candidate for city council in the Ward 3 Barrhaven riding.

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The IndependentMunicipal Election Q and A with Ward 3 Barrhaven city council candidate Hadi Wess

1. Tell us about yourself, your background and why people should consider voting for you. I served as President and CEO of the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa where I had the privilege of representing 36,000 students three years in a row. With that, I was also elected National Francophone Chairperson at the Canadian Federation of Students to represent Francophone and Bilingual students across the country. Looking back at my experience in the student movement and reflecting on this upcoming municipal election, I do not think that they differ too much in perspective. They may be very different in volume, but not when it comes to standing up for your community and defending its needs. Just like I stood for my community, the University of Ottawa, I will stand up and fight for my community, Barrhaven, in City Hall. Barrhaven is the now the fastest growing community in Ottawa, and Ward 3 is currently the largest

ward in the city with about 60,000 residents and 22,000 households. Remaining at status quo in City Hall over the past few years isn’t the best option for our community nor for the current structure of Barrhaven. A big portion of representation involves trying to keep up with other regions of the city and providing better quality and delivery of city services. We all deserve that considering the amount of municipal taxes we pay each year. Change is an important thing in politics and I’m someone who is committed to serving the community to the best of my capabilities. 2. Tell us, in order, what you think the three main priorities are in the riding and what your thoughts or ideas are on these issues. Infrastructure The main priority would be to focus on improving infrastructure at the existing space in Barrhaven. Development is definitely crucial to fast-growing commun-

ities; however, development that is made at the expense of residence is unhealthy and does not contribute to proactive and productive planning. Should residents deem expansion, options would be explored to do so. This also involves advocating for the widening of major roads like Greenbank and Strandherd since it has been a serious concern for residents for years and a major topic of discussion at the doors while canvassing. When elected, I’m committed to regular town halls and consultation processes with constituents to ensure their voices are heard and their concerns are communicated and addressed. Safety and Security The lack of police presence in Barrhaven has been a major and important concern to residents. With police being underfunded, being understaffed becomes a result. With very low funding, we’d have poor resources to hire and train new officers, not to mention many are retiring too.

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Hadi Wess is a candidate for city council in Ward 3 Barrhaven.

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wess continues from page 10 Ever since the police station on Greenbank and Hunt Club became drastically understaffed, we’ve had about one police officer patrolling all of Barrhaven. Other than general security, road safety, for example, has been a serious concern in Barrhaven. This includes law enforcement for speed limit on various streets; the need for speed bumps, stop signs, or pedestrian passways; road evaluations; pavements; public safety at construction areas; etc. One thing most residents agree upon is that most of their emails and phone calls to City Hall are usually met with no response or no solution. I’m committed to supporting our police force, making sure there’s law enforcement, improving our neighbour watch programs, and working alongside our different community associations to raise awareness about different issues like mental health, sexual violence, etc. Another important solution is to invest in community programming, support youth at-risk, and improve rehabilitation programs. LRT LRT is the biggest accomplishment on infrastructure that Ottawa has ever witnessed. By the full implementation of this project, we would have not only addressed sustainability and worked towards a greener city, but we would have also

created a safer space for pedestrians and cyclists. As we move into Stage 2 of the project, some issues become evident given that the LRT extension to Barrhaven hasn’t been advancing while almost every other region in Ottawa is taking part in the plan. The environmental assessment is the first step to moving forward with this project, yet it was only approved recently during election time while it should’ve taken place since 2011. I believe that the plan could be improved by setting a strategy to address affordability and lobbying for the LRT extension to Barrhaven earlier than 2031. In addition, the LRT project provides no clear link between affordable housing and transit. The value of houses around the LRT station areas will increase drastically leaving no room for vulnerable populations. When elected, I will advocate until Barrhaven and the vulnerable populations in our communities experience LRT. 3. What do see for the community and what do you think the issues will be in 10 years? I envision a cohesive community in where residents are able to share ideas, talk about real life issues, and communicate concerns with their elected officials. Given that Barrhaven is now the largest ward in Ottawa, I am committed to support local businesses and help them start,

expand, and flourish. I aspire to make Barrhaven a safer and more comfortable place where residents are happy to live, grow, and work. It is hard to predict the issues in advance because many of the issues on the municipal level are sometimes bound to changes in the political climate on the provincial and federal levels. There will always be new issues based upon the various circumstances of each area and the time it’s passing. I personally predict sustainability will continue to be an important topic of discussion, as we definitely have a long way to go in Barrhaven. A more sustainable Barrhaven would aim for a greener Barrhaven. This includes investing in better infrastructure, preventing unhealthy development, reducing density, reserving green spaces, introducing more parks and recreational facilities, supporting local businesses, managing waste, etc. I believe the key is sometimes in communication, and that includes having more prominent PR campaigns to encourage residents to reduce waste and recycle more. More education campaigns to schools, community associations and different stakeholders would strongly contribute to raising awareness to this issue and is definitely crucial to a more sustainable community.

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Q&A with Ward 22 Gloucester-South Nepean candidate Harpreet Singh 1. Tell us about yourself, your background and why people should consider voting for you. I am a father, educator, entrepreneur, and a community leader. My wife, Sarbjit, and I have three young boys, aged 6, 3, and 1. We are proud to call Barrhaven home and love our community. My educational background includes a Master of Business Administration from Aston University in England. Since then, I have taught and inspired hundreds of students to reach their potential, including here in Ottawa, at Algonquin College. Educating and engaging with young minds is truly my passion and I have mentored dozens of students to develop successful businesses. As an entrepreneur, I have provided strategic management, training and development solutions to a range of public and private sector organizations in Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe and India. My projects included economic development plans, socio-economic impact and environmental assessments for regional development agencies, city councils and public-private partnerships. Throughout my life, I have served and represented my community including as Executive Board member of the Small Business Association, member of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants, and the Indo-Canada Business Chamber of Commerce, to name a few. The role of city councillor is a natural progression from my past volunteer and professional work. At every opportunity, I enjoy helping others make life decisions and solve complex problems. Whether it’s guiding my students in their careers, or inspiring an entrepreneur to start a business, I love supporting people to achieve success. I am nonpartisan and would focus on you and your interests without any influence from developers or a political party. 2. Tell us, in order, what you think the three main priorities are in the riding

and what your thoughts or ideas are on these issues. The three main priorities in our ward are: a) safe and sustainable communities (traffic, speeding and safety issues); b) sustainable economic development and growth (creating long-term jobs and infrastructure development, including SAVE STONEBRIDGE, and reduced developers’ influence on our growth); and c) keeping our services intact, respecting residents and their tax dollars, and overall accountability from city hall. My platform is very carefully researched, designed and costed. It is based on three pillars: ENGAGEMENT – Ensuring our tax dollars are used wisely through city initiatives that meet resident needs, particularly for youth, families, and seniors. a) Councillor Report Card. Evaluate my performance regularly through semi-annual report cards and hold me accountable. b) Ward 22 Youth Internship. Sponsor youth internships out of my office budget. Youth can learn about city management and develop youth-related programs. c) Mobile Office. Set up office hours across the ward in libraries, community centers and parks to connect with residents. d) Healthy Seniors Program. Start a pilot project to provide seniors living at home with regular home visits by a nurse/social worker to support their mental and physical health. GROWTH - Build safe and sustainable communities. Respect for resident needs must be a pre-requisite for growth. a) Growth and infrastructure in tandem. Build roads and transit alongside expansion of residential zones, not as an afterthought. In Barrhaven, Prince of Wales, Greenbank, Strandherd and Jockvale have not been improved to serve the increasing number of commuters during rush hours. Residents of my ward deserve better and safer roads for

all types of transportation including bikes and pedestrians. b) Traffic and Safe Streets. Implement more calming zones, reduce speed limits, and increase enforcement to ensure safe communities for all to work and play. I am in favor of speed limits reduced to 30 on inner streets and photo radars outside schools zones and other places as required. c) LRT Loop. Propose an extension of the LRT into Barrhaven (Marketplace) and connect it to Riverside South (Earl Armstrong) and eventually create a loop to Kanata to serve the growing population. d) Save Stonebridge and Hold Developers to Account. Prevent developers from encroaching on green spaces (ie. Stonebridge Golf Course) and ensure humancentered city design so the city is usable by people of all ages and abilities. Embed increased public engagement in approval of developer plans. INNOVATION: Diversify the local economy, bring jobs to this Ward and implement smart solutions. We must nurture entrepreneurship and support small businesses. It is about using innovative ideas and solutions to get us the best value for our taxes. a) Establish a knowledge-economy hub. Attract industries of the future such as artificial intelligence, smart manufacturing, nanotechnology, and hi-value food processing to create local, long term jobs. b) Create a Business Accelerator (Incubator). Inspire and train new entrepreneurs and startups in a common office space and access to business services and advisors. c) Reduce Water Bills. Explore the use of smart sensors in our water pipes to identify leakage, wastage, and seepage, reducing overall consumption and costs to the taxpayer. d) Waste Management Improvements. Develop a Recycling Rewards Program in cooperation with local businesses. Support the re-evaluation of existing contracts to make improve-

Harpreet Singh is a candidate for City Councillor in Ward 22 - Gloucester-South Nepean. You can reach his campaign by phone at 613.714.0575, by email at electharpreet@gmail. com or you can visit his website at www.electharpreet.com. ments such as improved recycling and diaper composting. 3. What do see for the community and what do you think the issues will be in 10 years? My vision for Ward 22 will move us beyond a solely residential community. It should be a sustainable community with state-ofthe-art infrastructure, transportation and thriving businesses. With a rising cost of living, I believe property taxes, hydro bills and water bills should be affordable and would fight to keep them as low as possible. Ottawa is growing rapid-

ly, and we need to act now to ensure infrastructure and transit developments happen quickly. The future is about knowledge economy jobs and we must attract investments and companies to our ward. Traffic congestion can only be solved by making both transit and road improvements, and creating jobs in Ward 22. For the future, we must support our aging population, so seniors can live with respect and dignity in their own homes for as long as possible. Youth are the future leaders of tomorrow and must be involved in city politics and management early on. We must support young

families to be healthy and successful with affordable recreational services, parks, and access to child care services. Now is the time to protect our green spaces so we can support an active and healthy community. Mental health issues are on the rise and ensuring a sense of community is crucial to reducing isolation and helping each other. Overall, we need to take care of each other to ensure our optimal physical, financial, and mental health. My education and work experience coupled with my family values and community service make me the ideal candidate to lead and advocate for Ward 22.

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The MessengerCOMMUNITY Q and A with Ward 22 Gloucester-South Nepean candidate Carol Anne Meehan 1. Tell us about yourself, your background and why people should consider voting for you. First and foremost, I am a single mother of two great kids, now 19 and 14. I have lived in Gloucester-South Nepean for more than 26 years. We love it here. I am a journalist, reporter and former News Anchor, and Radio host. As a long time resident I am aware of the challenges we face due to rapid growth. Rather than grumble about ever increasing traffic and poor planning, I want to be part of the solution. I have a great plan to reduce the volume of cars on our roads that I want to see implemented. I am passionate and determined, and for those reasons I hope people will vote for me. 2. Tell us, in order, what you think the three main priorities are in the riding and what your thoughts or ideas are on these issues. The commute to work and home is the number one issue I hear at the door. The second is speeding, and the third is the lack of amenities like a high school, recreation centre, rink and pool. a) Reducing commute times. LRT will help, when we get it. We can’t just wait. More housing means more cars on our roads. We need to get vehicles off the roads. We need to work with the Federal Government to build satellite offices in the south end, so thousands of public workers can stay in the community. b) I also want to see community work hubs for other employees who work downtown. We have the technology that makes this possible. Let’s use it. c) We need priority traffic, where instead of one lane of traffic going into the core at a snail’s pace we increase that to two lanes, where

possible. d) We need to stagger work hours, and get more people to work from home. e) We must do a revamp of OC Transpo to ensure buses take commuters to the core in the most direct route possible, and as frequently as needed. People want to take the bus, but it takes too long. We must improve f) our roads, period. Too many are two lane and pot holed, and unable to handle the volume of traffic coming out of the south. Even if traffic stayed steady we still require investments in road infrastructure. Albion needs widening to handle not just local traffic, but the needs coming with a new Casino. 2) Speeding. Enforcement is the only thing that really works. I would like to see a team of Speed Constables hired by the city. They would be lower paid than police officers, and their sole responsibility would be to enforce speed limits. Motorists would never know where they are. They would have the power to stop and ticket. Speed Constables would be less costly in the long run than the thousands we spend each year on calming measures. 3) Amenities: If we continue to grow we will always be playing catch up. Schools, pools and arenas are costly. I would like to see funds from development put aside and invested so that when it’s time to build we have more than just the land. We must explore different options on funding as well, perhaps more P3 partnerships. We have a great model in AMPED. It’s a family run sports rink on Leitrim that serves hockey needs in that end of the city. Expand that location, and perhaps add two smaller ones just like it to take serve more hockey families until such time as we have our own Arena. Ottawa and the province

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place and the commute is no longer an irritant. I see other businesses setting up in the south end, because of this. Instead of more housing we instead have focused on making the existing community more liveable. We will have community hubs, where young people and seniors can interact. I want to see a liveable town centre in the south end that attracts citizens to come, relax and enjoy local attractions.

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Q and A with Ward 22 Gloucester-South Nepean candidate Michael Qaqish 1. Tell us about yourself, your background and why people should consider voting for you. It has been an honour to serve the residents of Gloucester-South Nepean

for the past four years. I am once again asking for your support to continue to represent our community and implement positive change. I have been an active

member of the community in Barrhaven for many years. I worked closely with Community Associations and residents as a member of the Councillor’s Office in Gloucester-South Nepean from 2008-2012 and was the founder and first president of the Kiwanis Club of Barrhaven. I have

continued to represent the interests of Barrhaven residents since being elected. I represented the will of residents by speaking out against unwanted development on the Stonebridge Golf Course, and have had a principled stance on the issue from the beginning. I have secured land and fund-

ing for a new Barrhaven Police Station next to the Carleton Lodge, and implemented traffic calming measures across our Ward. These are just a few examples of the concrete changes I have brought to our Ward. I am the only candidate with experience at City Hall, and I will continue to fight for

the best interests of our community at the Council table. 2. Tell us, in order, what you think the three main priorities are in the riding and what your thoughts or ideas are on these issues.


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278 and 277, along with the Chapman Mills Bus Rapid Transit. In addition to buses, a third concern of residents is the status of the LRT project. Until recently, Barrhaven was not included in any LRT plans. I secured funding for Barrhaven to be included in the Environmental Assessment to bring the train to the community in phase 3. I fought for the community of Barrhaven at the council table and I will continue to work hard to represent the will of the community at City Hall.

ity. Over this term of council, I have opened new parks like Mancini and Orchard while having a principled stance on protecting the beautiful community of Stonebridge from unwanted development on the golf course. I am proud of the improvements made to infrastructure over my term, and I will continue to listen to the community for ways to keep improving. The second biggest issue I have heard while consulting residents in Barrhaven is transit. Transit had been an issue for years, so I took action to improve the service. During my term of council, I championed and expanded bus service in Barrhaven for the first time in a decade with new express bus routes

3. What do see for the community and what do you think the issues will be in 10 years? In ten years, I think the residents of Barrhaven will be con-

cerned with ensuring responsible, sustainable growth and development. I am committed to upgrading our infrastructure to reflect the growth of the community. The positive improvements made to road infrastructure over the past four years, like Greenbank, Prince of Wales and Strandherd in 2019, will need to be continued in the future. Improved road infrastructure aids economic development, which will help the entire community. Other issues that will likely persist include taxes, safety on streets, and support for seniors. I am committed to keeping taxes low, and brought forward a motion to have regular reviews of the city budget for savings and efficiencies so taxes

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can stay in line with inflation. Safety on streets will always be important, and I am committed to implementing traffic calming and safety devices like pedestrian crossovers, traffic calming paint and tailored strategies around schools to ensure safety on our roads. With a growing seniors population, support for seniors will always be required. That

is why I have worked closely with the Barrhaven Seniors’ Council to support their programming, and championed the Older Adult Plan to help empower and support the quality of life for older adults. Our community will always have challenges, and I will work hard to represent the will of residents at the council table as I have for the past four years.

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years I’ve been the CoPresident who oversees all of the Club operations. We met weekly to plan and discuss different fundraising/ awareness events for causes we were passionate about. Over the past four years, Siblings: Sameer and we built three wells and a Sarika (twins) classroom in India through an organization called Pets: “No, but I would SOPAR, with the money like to own a small puppy we raised from our annual one day!” Multicultural Night. The event is meant to promote Pet Peeve: “Socks and the vast cultural diversity in sandals!” our school through a cultural buffet and talent show. Favourite Subjects: We also went to the OtAncient Civilizations and tawa Mission where we Drama made sandwiches for the homeless. For the past What do you enjoy two years I also organized reading for pleasure? “I an event for the month of love mystery novels. I have October, called HOPE to been recently reading a lot Scare Hunger. Throughout of Webtoons.” (Webtoons the course of the month we are a type of digital comic organize bake sales, and that originated in South collect cans on Halloween Korea.) night to raise non-perishable food donations for the Accomplishments: “I’ve Ottawa Food Bank. I have been a member of H.O.P.E. absolutely loved being a ClubAD!!!!!!!!!!!! since the copy_Diversitea beginning of part of the9:22 club LATEST Ad 9/2/18 AMover Pagethe 1 high school. H.O.P.E. stands years; every meeting was for Helping, Other, People, filled with such a happy and Everywhere. The last two spirited atmosphere! Lead-

ing the club would have never been possible without my Co-President Supriya, our executive team: Sandy, Samantha, and Ruwani, along with our dedicated teacher supervisors: Mr. Williams, Mrs. Hughes, and Mr. Clarke.”

the University of Ottawa for International Management. I am very excited to gain an international experience through an exchange, as I love to travel.” Comment: “I want to thank the H.O.P.E. team and members for being the most amazing over the years. I’ve dedicated a lot of my time throughout high school to the club, and have enjoyed every moment. Thank you for all the wonderful memories, and I’ll be sure to attend next year’s Multicultural Night.”

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Ross has big week for Minor Bantams in trifecta of wins Myers AAA Minor Hockey Report

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The Myers Minor Bantams held off a late rally by the Ottawa Jr. 67s to earn a 5-3 win in the Hockey Eastern Ontario AAA minor bantam division Sept. 27 at the Earl Armstrong Arena. Four of Myers’ five goals came on the power play. Braxton Ross had two goals and two assists, with Treyson Dewar and Gabe Kingsbury each adding a goal and an assist. John Stewart also scored with Oliver Bonk and Luke Posthumus earning assists. Zachary Bowen was the winning goalie. On Sept. 30, Myers blanked the Ottawa Valley

Titans 10-0. Kyle Powers had five points, with a goal and four assists, while Braxton Ross and Luke Posthumus each had a hat trick and an assist. Nicholas Larkin had a goal and two assists and Treyson Dewar had a goal and an assist. Jacob Muller added a goal. Ryan Lebreux, Seamus Lockhart and Luka Benoit each had a pair of assists with one each going to John Stewart, Cole Beaudoin, Ty Campbell and Gabe Kingsbury. Frederic Bismarji had the shoutout in goal. On Oct. 5, Myers scored five times in the second period to beat the Upper Canada Cyclones 7-5. Kent Moors and Luke

Posthumus each had two goals and an assist, while Braxton Ross had a goal and three helpers. Kyle Powers and Luka Benoit also scored. Nicholas Larkin had two assists and Oliver Bonk added one. Zachary Bowen earned the win in goal.


William Nicholl and Henry Mews each had a pair of goals to lead Myers Automotive past the Ottawa Valley Titans in Hockey eastern Ontario AAA action in Packenham Oct. 2. Cole Beaudoin, David Huang and Lucas Leblanc each had a goal and an assists. Ben Watzenboek had three assists, Miller Kay and Thomas Dickey each had two, and one each went to Nicholl, Caton Ryan and Mikayli Kahriman. David Egorov was the wining goalie.

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