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Students protested changes made to the Ontario education system in front of St. Mother Teresa High School on Thurs., April 4. Charlie Senack photo
Local students walk out to protest Ontario education changes By Charlie Senack and Keenan Smith-Soro As the clock struck 1:15 p.m. on the afternoon of April 4, more than 200,000 Ontario high schools students — including students from Barrhaven — walked out of class in protest of changes coming to the province’s education system. A few hundred students from both Longfields Davidson Heights High School and St. Mother Teresa High School took part in the walkout movement, and eventually joined together to make an even bigger impact. The “Students Say No” website stated that St. Joseph High School and Cedarview Middle School also took part. “We’re mainly protesting a lot of recent decisions made by the Ford government,” said 16-year-old Nicholas Reid. “As far as education goes, there has been a lot of cuts to funding from several programs, especially special ed programs, as well as increasing class sizes.” Under new changes which are slated to take place at the start of the September 2019 school year, students will see a new “fundamental” math curriculum, mandatory online e-learning courses, reversing back to the former 1998 physical health and safety cur-
riculum, banning use of cellphones in class and increasing the number of students in each class. It’s those changes that students at Mother Teresa are against. Grade 10 students Noah Anaya and Olivia Stoyles were the main organizers for the protest at their school because they are concerned about the future of where the education system is
going. “I think it’s more about affecting the future,” said Stoyles. “It may not affect me but I have three younger sisters and this will for sure affect them if this is implemented.” Anaya, 16, is concerned about the possible cuts coming to elective courses including the arts, drama, music and woodshop classes.
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GoFundMe account set up to assist Barrhaven Canada Day In less than two months, thousands of us will celebrate Canada Day at Clarke Fields in Barrhaven. We have a lot of new costs in 2019 due in large part to the security problems last Canada Day. Darrell and his team are reaching out with a GoFundMe account asking every Barrhaven family to contribute $5 to help pay for the costs. Here are the details: Individuals can help out by making a small donation on a GOFUNDME page: https://www. gofundme.com/canada-day-inbarrhaven. The fencing for this event is a new cost. Shuttle cost increases are over the roof! Our sponsors, and thanks to all who have annually paid for this excellent Barrhaven event, are all on board again. Therefore, we are asking can you help.
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The Barrhaven Lions Club will be serving pancakes, sausages, eggs, coffee, tea, and juice
at their annual Pancake Breakfast to be held on Saturday, May 4th from 9:30 am-12:30 pm. Everyone is invited including the residents of the former Nepean and the Ottawa area. The proceeds of this free event will be going to the QuickStart Autism foundation. Donations will be accepted. The event will feature the Rock the Arts Puppet show, face painting, and tours of fire trucks. If you have any questions, please contact Margaret at 613-800-2596 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Councillor Jan Harder, right, joined Jason MacDonald, left, and Nim Moussa, centre, at the MacDonald-Moussa Team Spare-A-Night for QCH Fundraiser for the Queensway Carleton Hospital at Merivale Lanes April 6. Mike Carroccetto photo
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The Me to We club at Half Moon Bay Public School is busy making a list of items to include in boxes they are making for The Northern Birthday Box Project. The project originally started by a group of women over Facebook, matches donors with families who have children living in remote communities in Canada where staples for birthday celebrations are prohibitively expensive for families to buy. “The students are working together to decide what to put in the box,” said Catherine Finn, who teaches grades 5 and 6 at Half Moon Bay Public School. “They have a budget of $100 per box (and) we will be preparing four boxes,” she added. Catherine says the Me to We club at Half Moon Bay has about 50 grade 4 to 6 students who are involved. Other initiatives the club has taken part in include a toy drive and cupcakes for kindness — where every student in the school purchased a cupcake for a $2 donation, and then put on a charity lunch for the Half Moon Bay staff. The group’s next initiative is global in nature and related to water security — where students are learning that not everyone in the world has access to clean drinking water. Best of luck to the students on their initiatives!
John McCrae students represent Barrhaven with pride in the OHL
A big congratulations goes out to Cedarview Alumni, Easton Ryan and Connor Rooney who were recently drafted to the Ottawa 67s hockey team! 16-year-old Connor Rooney who stands at 6’2, had a successful season with the Nepean Raiders last year, with 26 points in 42 games. Easton Ryan, 15, spent last year playing with the Kemptville 73’s, where he put up 18 goals and 22 assists for 40 points in 35 games. Best of luck to the two John McCrae boys as they serve Barrhaven proud in the OHL!
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There has been no shortage of things going on at Cedarview Middle School this week. On top of all the unique projects going on inside the classroom, learning was taking place outside of the classroom as well. Wednesday, April 10, saw the unveiling of the schools “mini-museum”, which shares notable people’s stories of dealing with sexual and gender diversity. It opened on the Day of Pink, an annual event that is held during the second week of April as a way to stop bullying. A group of students from the school also attended the Ontario Elementary Curling Championships in Gananoque, where teams Melo and Brien improved their skills with every game they played. Congratulations also goes out to the Cedarview girls hockey team! The season came to an end on April 4, with the Hawks having another accomplished year on centre ice. The accomplishments of both groups were echoed by the families in the stands who cheered them on. Congrats to both teams on their accomplishments!
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Street sweeping has started on some main streets. Crews are flushing some islands during the day and have the sidewalk sweepers out. Hopefully next week, if temperatures warm up at night, they will start flushing all the islands while continuing to work on the main streets. Ice needs to melt off the edges of the residential streets before crews can get to them.
The Barrhaven Food Cupboard is now open at its new location at the Walter Baker Centre (100 Malvern Drive) Bright and spacious, the Barrhaven Food Cupboard’s volunteers are ready to assist you with your needs. For more info, visit https://www.barrhavenfoodcupboard.ca/ or call 613825-4505.
The City of Ottawa is proud to present Doors Open Ottawa (DOO). On June 1 and 2, more
than 130 of the city’s historically, culturally, and functionally significant buildings will open their doors for free public viewing. Each year, the City helps connect participating buildings with volunteers for this event. From greeting visitors to assisting as tour guides, volunteers play an important role in the success of DOO. It is a pleasure each year to see familiar faces assisting at participating buildings in our community. If you are interested in getting involved with this fantastic event, I encourage you to attend one of the upcoming volunteer information sessions to learn more: May 13 from 6 pm to 8 pm Room 1A, Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Drive May 14 from 6 pm to 8 pm Councillors’ Lounge, City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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sive plant that is increasingly common within the City of Ottawa in areas of uncultivated land, roadside ditches, nature trails, as well as on and surrounding rural and residential properties. Wild parsnip may pose a health risk to humans. The plant sap contains chemicals that may cause skin and eye irritation and make the skin prone to burning and blistering when exposed to the sun. While the Public Works and Environmental Services Department has been proactively mapping out and controlling wild parsnip growth on public property, By-law & Regulatory Services would like to remind residents that they are responsible for removing invasive weeds on their private properties. In accordance with the Property Maintenance By-law, the owner or occupant of a residential property must clear the lands of heavy undergrowth, long grass and/ or weeds so that it is consistent with the surrounding environment. Section 3(4) of the
all of the varying hearing needs, so finding what is best for you is possible. The key is to consult a clinician that can prescribe based on your unique needs rather than be limited by the employer’s pre-determined product port-folio. Offering just that is Hearing Freedom, a locally owned, grown, and operated clinic. Their grassroots approach is unfortunately very rare in today’s market where retail settings, larger clinics and Manufacturer owned chains dominate. The unique and refreshing approach that sets Hearing Freedom apart from other providers was established nearly 20 years ago when Rosanne McNamee, Doctor of Audiology, decided to do it her way. After interviewing for employment at many local clinics, she was disheartened to discover that the focus was always on sale targets and the company’s affiliation to certain Manufacturers. “That was not my idea of proper hearing health care,” says McNamee. “I came into this profession to improve my patients’ quality of life. To do so I need to consider everything available for each and every
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By-law also requires yards be clean and free from objects or conditions that may create a health or accident hazard. If a property owner fails to comply with an order to remove wild parsnip, the City is able to contract out the work at the expense of the property owner. In addition, the Ontario Weeds Act requires residents to destroy any noxious weeds, including wild parsnip growing on their properties.
The Nepean, Rideau and Osgoode Community Resource Centre (NROCRC) is a much needed, well-used community service organization that helps vulnerable individuals and families lead better lives. NROCRC is non-profit charitable organization and our services and programs are free. They offer among many other things, a legal services; income tax clinics; and adult, children and senior programming and much, much more. Visit: https://nrocrc.org/
Since the 25th of March there have been several reported cocaine overdose occurrences across Ottawa resulting in two deaths and three critical injuries. The Ottawa Overdose Prevention and Response Task Force (Task Force) is issuing an alert to warn residents about an increase in suspected overdose-related deaths and injury in Ottawa. Based on preliminary testing, it is suspected that cocaine cut with fentanyl may have been a contributing factor. Ongoing investigations and toxicology laboratory testing are being conducted to confirm the source of these overdoses. The 2017 Good Samaritan Drug Act (Bill C-224) that exempts persons from drug possession and breach of probation charges when seeking medical or police assistance during an in-progress overdose, both the person experiencing the overdose and any persons at the scene. This law is designed to encourage citizens to call for help so we can focus on saving
patient. I must do so with their particular needs and wants in mind. Compromising on hearing healthcare is not an option for me. Every single patient deserves the best, and that “best” is different from one person to the next. What works for one will not work for another. Blanket solutions just don’t cut it.” And so she decided to set up her own business, doing it her way and putting patients first. At Hearing Freedom, there are no predetermined products or plans. Each and every patient’s intervention plan is as unique as they are. The experience begins with a thorough assessment which is followed by a detailed needs assessment. Throughout, the patient’s opinions and concerns are held paramount. “We devote all the time necessary to help our patients navigate this complex hearing healthcare terrain. We want to ensure our patients’ hearing needs are met.” explains McNamee, “We offer a 90day trial period on all hearing aids. This extensive trial gives patients the confidence that they have chosen the right solution for them, their
lives. It is important that our investigators have the cooperation from the involved parties so we can get to the source of the contaminated/lethal drugs. Call 911 in cases of a suspected overdose. If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-2228477. Information to assist in a drug investigation is imperative.
The Gatineau Police Service and Ottawa Police Service’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) will focus on unsafe vehicles and heavy trucks and cycling safety during the month of April. Unsafe Vehicles and Heavy Trucks: Between 2013 and 2017, there were 4,062 collisions involving unsafe vehicles resulting in 722 injuries and 18 deaths. Cycling Safety: Between 2013 and 2017, there were 1,460 collisions involving cyclists with 1,281 injuries and 8 fatalities.
lifestyle and hearing needs.” In addition, there are no Hearing Instrument Practitioners or Hearing Instrument Specialists at Hearing Freedom. Patients are rather seen by University trained and Professionally Regulated Audiologists, qualified to service both children and adults, whether they are private pay or third party supported (WCB, VAC, etc). “Not only is hearing complex, so are today’s hearing aids,” McNamee explains. “Dealing with the most qualified health care professional, in the most independent setting, is crucial.” At Hearing Freedom you can be certain that you have chosen the best place to trust with your hearing needs. So, if you believe in your right to the best, fullest and most customized service available, make sure you book your appointment with Hearing Freedom. You will not regret your short drive to Manotick. Parking is free. Home visits optional. Wheelchair Friendly.
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Student continues from page 2 As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, he’s also concerned that things such as gender identity will not be taught under the new changes coming to the physical health and safety curriculum — more commonly known as sex-ed. “Being part of the LGBTQ+ community, it’s hard to think of kids who won’t be able to learn that and will be so confused in the future,” he said. The other big concern is how larger class sizes will impact both the teachers and students. Grade 4 to 8 classes will now see the number of
students rise from 23 to 24 in a classroom, and grade 9 to 12 classes will see the most significant jump from 22 to 28 students. “It seems kind of hard for the teachers to handle and tend to so many kids at the same time,” said grade 11 Mother Teresa High School Student, Michael Taylor. “A lot of people are on individual learning plans (and) everyone learns differently, so it seems like it’ll be hard to manage those classes.” By cutting 3,475 educator jobs by the 2022-2023 school year, the Ford government says they will save
taxpayers one billion dollars. But Stoyles says it’s important to invest in education, and feels it’s the students who will feel the impacts in the end. “I think the size that we are at right now is perfect,” she said. “At 20 kids in a class, every kid is getting the one on one time that they need. If we up that to 30 or 35 students, the kids aren’t going to be hurt by their teachers.” The other concern that came up during Thursday’s walkout was changes coming to the OSAP system. Anaya says he comes from a low in-
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come family, and his parents are already struggling to put his brother through school. The student-led walkouts
were followed by a protest led by teachers on the front lawn of Queen’s Park on Saturday, where over 20,000
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Jockvale Road Multi-Use Pathway Rail Grade-Separation Environmental Assessment – Final Open House Monday, May 6, 2019 Walter Baker Sports Centre, Food Court, 100 Malvern Drive, Ottawa, ON K2J 2G5 6 to 8:30 pm - Presentation at 7 pm - Free parking is available The City of Ottawa has initiated the Jockvale Road Multi-Use Pathway (MUP) Environmental Assessment (EA) Study to develop a Recommended Plan for a possible grade-separation of the MUP crossing where Jockvale Road crosses the VIA Rail line in Barrhaven. The study area is illustrated in the key map.
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The EA study is being conducted in accordance with the Ontario’s EA Act, fulfilling requirements of a Municipal Class EA process for a Schedule C project. The EA process will involve developing and evaluating alternatives, leading to a Recommended Plan which includes functional design and capital cost estimate for implementation of the project. This second and final Public Open House will: • Provide an overview of the study objectives and study progress to-date • Review the feedback received during the study • Present the Recommended Plan for the project • Provide details of proposed mitigation measures
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Your participation in the Public Open House meeting is an important component of the study where you can discuss the project with the study team and provide feedback. There will be ongoing consultation activities during the remaining course of the study. Interested persons can provide comments throughout the EA process. Any comments received will be collected under the Environmental Assessment Act and, with the exception of personal information, will become part of the public record. The information presented at the Public Open House event will also be available on the City’s project website ottawa.ca/JockvaleMUP. Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please call or email the City’s Project Manager, below, before the event. For further information or to provide comments, please contact: Jabbar Siddique, P.Eng. Senior Project Manager Transportation Planning Transportation Services Department, City of Ottawa Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 13914 Email: Jabbar.Siddique@ottawa.ca
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The IndependentCOMMUNITY Good year for Independent at provincial newspaper awards gala VAUGHAN -- It was another solid year for the Barrhaven Independent at the Ontario Community Newspaper Association’s annual gala. The Independent came home with four awards from the 2018 Ontario Better Newspapers Competition Fri. April 5. They came home with more hardware than any other community newspaper in Eastern Ontario. “We have tremendous engagement with our readers in Barrhaven,” Editor and Publisher Jeff Morris said. “We have a tremendous staff with Mike Carroccetto giving us world class photography and with Charlie Senack turning into an excellent reporter. We have a lot of contributors who submit story ideas, photos and columns. Our success is entirely a reflection on the support we receive from the community.” The Independent placed first in the Best Sports Story category for a piece entitled, ‘Hey Ref, You Suck!’ The story looked at the growing abuse that officials take in various youth sports at the local and amateur levels and was triggered by an incident in Cumberland where a teenage football player and his father assaulted an official in the parking lot after a playoff game. The story provided indepth inter-
views with officials, as well as executive members of various youth sports organizations. St. Albert Gazette (Alberta) Editor April Hudson called the story a “very well-written piece by Jeff Morris about an important local issue. This piece has broader appeal as well, since it addresses something that is fairly systemic across many types of sports. Props for welldone interviews, a good lede, and citing specific examples.” The Independent also placed second in the Best Arts and Entertainment Story Award for a piece on St. Mother Teresa High School student Rob Kemp, who made the decision to give up playing high school football to take the lead role in his school’s Cappies play. Kemp, who is now a student at Carleton University, won the Cappies Award for Best Male Actor for his portrayal of Ebenezer Scrooge in the Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol. The story detailed his love for theatre and for theatrical make up, and how he was able to stay involved in football by volunteering as a Nepean Eagles Tyke assistant coach since he was unable to play. The Independent won a pair of awards for its ‘From the Other Side’ column, written by Morris and
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The wasted days of winter So the students in Barrhaven have had their protest over the proposed education changes in Ontario. As a Barrhaven parent, here is my protest. What is with the snow days? There are two different things at play here which, as an old school parent, I find unacceptable. First of all, who makes the call on what or when a snow day happened, and how can they be so consistently off. Go back a couple of Mondays. April 8th, to be exact. The kids woke up to find out that buses were cancelled. There was a threat of freezing rain. Predictably, the roads were fine. Perhaps the judgement call, which has to be made by 5 a.m., was based on a weather forecast that wasn’t quite right. So, sure enough, the next day has nasty weather and snow squalls and slippery roads that turned Ottawa into a big 7-11 Slurpee. By 3 p.m., CFRA was reporting that there were more than 100 accidents in Ottawa. In case you are keeping score, the buses were running. Huh? That inconsistency has been a trend throughout this elongated winter, and it was a trend last winter as well. But that’s only part of the problem. The second one is the one that really sticks in me like a little straw in a CapriSun juice box. At what point did our education system turn buses are cancelled into school is cancelled? For goodness sake, we are in Barrhaven. Nobody is far from their school, and nobody in Barrhaven can’t get there. “There’s no point in going because nobody else goes,” the kids will say. “The teachers don’t do anything. They just put a movie on. It’s a waste of time.” When did that become the case? Was this a Mike Harris thing? Was it a Dalton McGuinty thing? Or was this one on the parents for force feeding a steady diet of Barney and the Teletubbies to the young minds of our children? I bet Dora goes to school when it snows. And Paw Patrol probably does, too. But really, shame on the entire system for allowing a snow day to erode into a wasted day. I went to a rural, small town high school and when the buses were cancelled, school went on. It was a chance to get caught up or get extra help. Maybe there was extra time in the gym or in the music room. But if you could make it to school, you went. And are you telling me that kids in Barrhaven couldn’t make it to school last Monday? I wonder if the students would have showed up to protest if the buses were cancelled that day? JM BARRHAVEN
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leagues, three senior leagues, and the NAHL – He seemed like a regular guy. We shook hands and exchanged pleasantries the league that the Federal League in Slap Shot for a few seconds. I got his autograph on the was based on – actually did ban him for life. Nancy Dowd, who wrote the screenplay for book written about his life, The Real Ogie, by Slap Shot, created Ogie Oglethorpe from the Liam Maguire. We were at Rideau View Golf Club on Sunday reputation that Goldthorpe had forged. She wrote afternoon. We all had a pint while we watched about creating the character in the opening of Tiger Woods win the Masters. Outside, the rain Maguire’s new book, The Real Ogie. “When I first came to was drumming on the winJohnstown, maybe even bedows and puddles covered the FROM THE fore, I had heard the rumours fairways and greens. of someone very intimidatThe ‘regular guy’ haping. His name alone caused pened to be the most violent brave men to tremble. The athlete who ever lived. You possibility of facing him on may have never heard of Bill the ice suggested catastro“Goldie” Goldthorpe, but phe, loss, and grievous bodchances are you have heard of by Jeff Morris ily harm. This was long bethe famous movie character fore the Internet, long before who was based on him. Google… I keep thinking of Denis “Goldie played hockey with a frontier sense Lemieux, the Chiefs’ goalie in Slap Shot, speakof justice and integrity. He had lines that you did ing with his thick French-Canadian accent. “Oh no. It’s Ogie Oglethorpe. I thought he not cross and if you did transgress he would exact revenge no matter how long it took. He startwas banned for life.” Yes, the larger-than-life character who seems ed his professional career in 1973 and it ended in to have defined the olden days of tough guy 1984. During that time he created a prototype for hockey, Ogie Oglethorpe, was inspired by “Gol- the hockey enforcer. The movie Slapshot, with its character Ogie Oglethorpe, immortalized him in die.” Goldie is in his mid-60s now, and even though hockey circles.” The cover of the book is perfect. It’s a photo he is well onto the back nine, you just know that he would go at the drop of a dime. Yet, there was of Goldie, angry and being restrained by an ofa warmth and a smile when we met and shook ficial, during a WHA game when he played for hands – a humble kindness and an innocent dis- the Minnesota Fighting Saints. “He’s actually yelling at Gordie Howe in that position. Shaking his hand was kind of like having your fist swallowed by Gary Carter’s catch- photo,” Liam told me a few months ago. Howe, er’s mitt. But there was a genuine quality about at the time, played for the WHA’s Houston Aeros this man. He was raw, and he was real. All of us with his sons, Mark and Marty. “He’s telling in the room were refined table syrup sold on gro- Gordie Howe that he just kicked the s--- out of cery store shelves. He dripped straight from the his two kids, and that he was coming for him next.” tree into the pail. Legendary sports broadcaster Bob Costas Yet, in his time, his name alone made everyone quiver. His opponents were terrified to face was the announcer for the Syracuse Blazers of him. Many of his teammates were terrified to the NAHL when Goldie played there. He was a practice with him. If he even looked into the 21-year-old senior at Syracuse University. Goldie was a 20-year-old rookie with the Blazers. crowd, spectators would scramble. The stories about Goldie are legendary. He They remain friends today. Costas has always been a huge fan of Slap was kicked out of elementary school in his hometown of Hornepayne, ON for trying to throw Shot. another boy out of a second floor window. The “The movie is terrific and Ogie Oglethorpe window wouldn’t open widely enough, and the brought his near namesake to a larger audience Principal came into the room and intervened be- and further enhanced his place in hockey lore,” fore the other boy would take a steep plunge into Costas wrote in the forward of the book. “All a snow bank. good. But trust me. Ogie was nowhere near as By the time Goldie hit Grade 9, he had to ferocious, as intimidating, or as unforgettable, as move to Thunder Bay. He was not allowed to the genuine article. register for high school in Hornepayne because “Bill Goldthorpe is one of the truly unique of his track record of fighting. characters in the history of sports.” Goldie was arrested 20 times before his 18th After meeting Goldie, I thanked him for takbirthday. He has been in and out of jail. He was ing the time to meet all of us who attended the once shot by a drug dealer. Among his 500-plus book signing event. off-ice fights includes a scrap against mafia He was gracious, humble, and appreciative. members in Baltimore. He was also stabbed, At home, I still have my VHS copy of Slap started brawls on tarmacs that have resulted in Shot, autographed by the Hanson Brothers. flights being postponed, and deported from the I wonder if the kids can help me figure out United States. He was suspended from six pro how to hook up the old VCR.
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Activities/Interests: “I enjoy playing sports, such as soccer, basketball, and tennis. I’ve played soccer since I was 3 years old for OSU, as well as on the school team since grade 9. I have also been on the Tennis Team since grade 9, and been playing since I was 10. This year, for the Tennis Team, I went to the City Championships. LATEST AD!!!!!!!!!!!!_Diversitea Ad 12/18/18 7:54 PM Page 1 What do you enjoy reading I play three musical instrufor pleasure? “In my free time ments, the clarinet and the bass I enjoy reading fiction books
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Funding for Phase 2 of LRT included in provincial budget By Charlie Senack
Phase 2 of Ottawa’s light rail plan has cleared another hurdle for local commuters. Ontario Finance Minister Minister Vic Fedeli layed out the first Ford conservative budget last week. In it are many things that will benefit Ottawa including funding for Phase 2 LRT, the guns and gangs unit and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Out all of the things mentioned in the nearly 400-page document, the biggest impact to Barrhaven residents was the confirmation of $1.2 billion for Phase 2 LRT. With shovels expected in the ground sometime this year, Phase 2 will extend the Trillium Line out to Limebank Road in Riverside South. From there, Barrhaven commuters will be able to hop on buses that will go over the Vimy Memorial Bridge. Premier Doug Ford was in Ottawa to announce the funding last month, but Mayor Jim Watson is pleased to see the numbers confirmed on paper.
“The City of Ottawa is delighted that the Province announced on March 22 its commitment to provide $1.208 billion to build Ottawa’s Stage 2 LRT — making it possible for the largest infrastructure project in the City’s history to proceed,” Watson said in a statement. “This is good news as we are preparing for our next phase of LRT to meet the growing demand for transit in Barrhaven, Kanata and Stittsville,” he added For Community and Social Services Minister and longtime Nepean MPP Lisa MacLeod, the budget laid out good support for Ontario’s children and the most vulnerable population. “To best support low income and minimum wage earning Ontarians, our government created the LIFT credit for 1.1 million people by proving up to $850 million in relief,” MacLeod said in a post on Twitter. “For families we are providing the CARE tax credit that will cover up to 75 per
cent of eligible childcare costs,” the minister added. “For low income seniors we will invest $90 million in dental care.” The budget comes at the same time changes are coming to Ontario’s autism funding system. MacLeod’s Ministry — which also covers the autism portfolio — announced last month that families with autistic children up to the age of six up will receive $20,000 a year for support, while children age seven or more will be eligible until they turn 18 for $5,000 a year. But the problem is the extensive therapy the children need can cost parents up to $100,000 dollars a year. The changes to the government funding led to multiple protests taking place at constituency offices across the province and on the front lawn of Queens Park; but because of all the public backlash, the government pushed back some of its changes to consult the public. During Question Period on March 27, MacLeod said
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Progressive Conservative Ministers Lisa MacLeod and Vic Fedeli were all smiles as the Ontario Budget was released last week. $2 million for Ottawa’s guns and gangs unit, and funding for local hospitals including CHEO’s treatment centre and planning for the new Civic Campus of the Ottawa Hospital. MacLeod has been a longtime champion of the children’s hospital, and has been
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Delays continue for Borrisokane expansion and Greenbank realignment By Keenan P. Smith-Soro Greenbank realignment and Borrisokane expansion continues to be delayed as a result of funding and Strandherd safety issues according to Barrhaven Councillor, Jan Harder. Borrisokane is a lengthy, two lane road off of Strandherd across from the Royal Oak which also runs over the Jock River and connects to Cambrian, allowing for residents of both Stonebridge and Halfmoon Bay what should be easy access to Strandherd. In fact, according to Harder there are approximately 7,000 cars that come through Borrisokane every day. Once again, Borrisokane is a two-lane road. “Logically with the huge growth in Barrhaven south of the Jock River, the Greenbank realignment was to take place and start in 2016,” said Harder. “It is basically funded through development charges and back in 2015 and 2016 the accumulation of them died off, so all those growth-related projects were delayed, including the
Greenbank realignment.” While this has been on factor attributed to the delay of the growth-related projects, there was also the issue of safety on Strandherd. “Strandherd, which was not originally ahead of the Greenbank realignment, became a bigger priority due to safety issues,” said Harder. “Because, obviously if you know Barrhaven you know that it has a via-track crossing, so there we have to put in an over pass.” The via-tracks weren’t necessarily the only reason for higher safety measures to be taken, but they are simultaneously the reason why the cost is so high to make changes to roads in Barrhaven. “Its going to cost more money than your average grate separation,” said Harder. “But in addition to that, every major road we have crosses via tracks, so therefore, every one of the projects from Barrhaven is grossly higher in cost than it is in Kanata or Orleans” As of now, Harder believes the primary situation
is poor transportation options out of both Halfmoon Bay and Stonebridge. While it has reportedly gotten better in Stonebridge, it still remains an issue. Especially considering the growth of the area. According to Harder, the last federal census showed Barrhaven was the number one representing 39 per cent of growth for the entire city of Ottawa. While 31 per cent of that was south of the Jock River. Despite the problems with Borrisokane, it makes up one of many issues that are currently present in the area. At the moment, Greenbank and the Barnsdale interchange at the 416, are Harder’s first priorities. “Once you do that the 416 in particular at Barnsdale, the Borrisokane condition, which is carrying a tremendous amount of traffic needs to be updated as well,” said Harder Though there seems to be a myriad of factors that contribute to the delays in projects, there is a potential solution. “That’s something I’m
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Sean Hall, a former university football player and coach and a coach at the St. Joseph High School Football North Academy, runs some young players through football drills Sunday at the Ed Laverty Legacy Sports Fun Skills, Drills and Mini-Tournament. Several former and current professional players, including Barrhaven’s Ettore Lattanzio and Ken Evraire, along with Nate Behar and Justin Howell, tought football skills to kids aged 7 to 14. Ed Laverty was a pioneer of establishing touch football associations both in Ottawa and Canada. Jeff Morris photo
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Police arrest man in connection with Barrhaven commercial robbery
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The Ottawa Police Robbery Unit have charged Daniel Kilpatrick with a series of robberies and thefts that occurred in recent months throughout the city, including one in the 3700 block of Strandherd Dr. on
Wednesday, March 6 at 10:15 p.m. Along with the robberies, Kilpatrick has admitted to being responsible for multiple thefts ranging from mid-February to mid-March. Kilpatrick, age 56 of Ottawa, is facing two charges of Robbery with an offensive weapon ,
Theft under $5000 and multiple theft charges for shoplifting. Here is a list of robberies Kilpatrick is accused of committing: * Wednesday, March 6 at 10:15pm in 3700 block of Strandherd Drive * Friday, April 5 at 6:30pm in 1100 block of Klondike Road
* Friday, April 5 at 7:15pm in 600 block of Eagleson Road Here is a list of shoplifting incidents Kilpatrick is accused of committing: * Friday, February 15 at 10:45pm in the 400 block of Hazeldean Road * Monday, February 25 at 6:40pm in the 800 block of
March Road * Tuesday, March 5 6:10pm in the 1100 block Blair Road * Friday, March 8 10:40pm in the 1100 block Blair Road * Saturday, March 9 4:15pm in the 1100 block Blair Road
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The passion for golf and community lives on at Manderley
The most important shot in golf is your next one. With that in mind, Pierre Fortin of Le Groupe Fortin, has purchased of Manderley Golf Club and is looking forward to providing an improved and enhanced experience for local golfers. Fortin has been working hard on proposed upgrades as opening day approaches. The clubhouse has undergone a renovation, and staff is preparing to have the 27hole course in top shape by the opening of the season, which is just around the corner. “First of all we are going to put a bit of lipstick on, try to revamp the clubhouse,” said Fortin. “The Fernes (brothers Ernie and Don, previous owners of Manderley) have done a phenomenal job. The idea is to take the Olympic torch and run with it.” However, his first order of business is to make the club more inviting for weddings, parties and corporate events. Fortin says that golf pricing will remain the
same. And so will most of the staff. Andrew Robertson (GM) and Jillian Ferne (food and beverage manager) are back, and preparing for opening day, which should happen sometime within the next week or two. Manderley Golf is the third golf course purchased by Fortin. He bought Tecumseh Golf (in Gatineau) in 2014 and Mont Cascades Golf Course in 2016. Fortin was the Quebec juvenile champion in 1995. In 1996, Fortin came in second place at the Quebec junior held at Chateau Cartier and Royal Ottawa. Local golfer Lee Curry won the championship year. Fortin, who is still close to a scratch golfer, is also good friends with Manotick’s Brad Fritsch. In the late 90’s, Fortin and Fritsch both qualified for the world university championship. Fritsch lives in North Carolina and currently competing on the Web.com Tour. “We are extremely excited to be passing on Manderley to someone we know
has the passion for golf and has the desire to make Manderley a special place for all golfers to enjoy,” said Don Ferne. The Ferne family teamed up to buy the golf course in 1983. “While our primary focus has always been golf, it certainly has not been our primary purpose,” said Ernie Ferne. “It’s all about the relationships we’ve been able to form over the years with people in the community. Golf is a people business.” Manderley GM Andrew Robertson is also the head pro at the club. He is excited about the transition, and added the Fortin Group is a perfect fit at Manderley. “We are part of a bigger group now, and there are a lot of advantages to that,” Robertson said. “We will have more resources at our disposal when they are needed. The entire focus has been on adding to the experience for our golfers.” Robertson said that the course will remain a 27-hole course and that no major
changes will be made. However, he did say that being a part of the Fortin Group gives Manderley access to some equipment they did not previously have, which will ensure the course is in top shape. Members will also have opportunities to play at Fortin’s other courses. “While nothing really changes on our course for our golfers, being a part of the Fortin Group opens the doors for our members to play at the other courses as part of their membership fees,” Robertson said. “It just gives our members options and access to different positive golf experiences.” Part of the transition of ownership was to ensure the same friendly, family atmosphere at the club. “It’s wonderful to hear people say they feel like family when they come out to Manderley,” said Jill Ferne, who remains at Manderley as the food and beverage manager. “It has always been our aim to create a family atmosphere.”
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Jill Ferne is the Manderley Food and Beverage Manager while Andrew Robertson is the GM at Manderley. Robertson said that there will be continued emphasis on theme days this season. Family Days are Sunday afternoons, and Seniors Day for golfers 50 and over is every Monday. There will also be a full slate of leagues for golfers looking for league play.
Off the course, the renovations made to the clubhouse will allow Manderley to expand its banquet, event and wedding side of the business. For more information on Manderley, visit www.manderleygolf.com. With files from Mike Carroccetto
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Top Shelf 4 on 4 ball hockey tournament Sat., May 25
Myers Automotive players Miller Kay (7) and Caton Ryan (12) console goalie Karsen Chartier after a loss at the Ontario Peewee AAA Championships held at the Carleton University Ice House on April 10. Myers hosted the tournament and posted a 2-3-1 record, which was not good enough to advance them to the semi-finals. Barrhaven’s Henry Mews was the top scorer for Myers, with four goals and two assists in the tournament. The Mississauga Senators won the gold medal, beating the Brantford 99ers in the final. All players in the tournament were born in 2006. Mike Carroccetto photo
Barrhaven players drafted Barrhaven’s Easton Ryan, who will turn 16 in May, poses with legendary Ottawa 67’s coach Brian Kilrea one week after being drafted by the OHL club. Ryan and the other drafted players attended a development camp on April 13 and 14. Other Barrhaven players selected were Brandt Clarke (1st round, 4th overall to Barrie Colts) and Connor Rooney (14th round, 283rd overall to 67’s).
Registration is open for the annual Barrhaven Top Shelf 4 on 4 Ball Hockey Tournament. This year’s tournament takes place Sat., May 25 at Cedarview Middle School. The tournament is a fundraiser for social and recreational programs that address youth mental health in Barrhaven, delivered by the Salvation Army and the Nepean, Rideau and Osgoode Community Resource Centre. Age divisions for the tournament are Novice (7-8), Atom (9-10), Pee Wee (1112), Minor Bantam (13), Major Bantam (14-15), and a new 16-and-over open division. Registration is $180 per team. To register your team, visit topshelf4on4barrhaven. ca.
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