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By Charlie Senack and Jeff Morris Shovels for Phase 2 of Ottawa’s LRT system will soon be in the ground. On March 22, Ontario Premier Doug Ford confirmed the province would put $1.208 billion towards the $4.65-billion Phase 2 LRT project. It’s the same amount of provincial funding the previous Wynne Liberal government committed to for the 44-kilometre rail expansion. “Our government is a strong supporter of public transit and making life easier for the people on Ontario,” Ford said during a press conference at OC Transpo’s Belfast Yards on Friday. “This project will transform the way people in Ottawa and commuters travel throughout this great city,” he added. Under the Phase 2 LRT expansion, the Confederation Line will travel to Montreal Road and Orleans in the east, and Moodie Drive and Base-

line Station in the west. The Trillium line will also be expanded in two directions, going to the airport in the south end of the city, and Limebank Road in Riverside South. While the full Phase 2 expansion isn’t expected to be finished until 2025, the Trillium line expansion out to Riverside South is expected to be the first piece completed sometime in 2022. The purpose of extending the LRT line out to Limebank Rd is to plan ahead for the growing community of Riverside South which currently houses 16,000 residents, and is growing by about 2,000 people per year. The Ottawa Stage 2 LRT project will be capable of reaching a future capacity of up to 24,000 passengers per hour, each way during peak periods. “This is great for Riverside South, but it is also great for the entire rural south end of the city,” commented Osgoode Councillor George Darouze.

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LRT continues from page 1 “People from Manotick, Osgoode, Greely and Metcalfe, as well as other communities south of the city, will be using the LRT and catching it at Bowesville Road. There will also be people from Barrhaven who come across the bridge to use it. The LRT will just open up different options for commuters in the rural south end to get downtown.” Mayor Jim Watson says this is the biggest and most expensive project the city has ever taken on, and sur-

passes the building of highway 417 and the Rideau Canal. Once the project is completed, he says 77 per cent of Ottawa residents will live within five kilometres of light rail service. “When stage two is completed, it will connect residents to our cities major centres of employment, our four post secondary institutions, shopping centres, and important cultural and tourism tourist attractions,” Watson said, adding that 24 new stations will be built. It will also help elimin-

that will go over the Vimy Memorial Bridge. But while this is being seen as a big boost to the city, questions are now circulating as to why the city awarded SNC-Lavalin the contract to extend and maintain the Trillium Line, even though the company failed to meet the minimum technical threshold during the light rail bid. Still, Watson and city officials are defending the process, and says he has full confidence in the procurement process.

ate 900,000 annual bus trips into downtown, and will take 14,000 cars off of city roads during rush hour. It is also expected to reduce greenhouse emissions in the city by 110,000 tons a year. And while Phase 2 will not directly impact Barrhaven residents, commuters will be able to take the trains to Baseline traction, and take the bus rapid Transitway the rest of the way. Barrhaven residents will also be able to take the trains to Riverside South, where they can hop on a bus

“It was approved by the fairness commissioner, approved unanimously by the selection committee, and most importantly it’s the best deal for taxpayers,” Watson said. “It was done by staff. It wasn’t politicians,” he added. “We don’t have the expertise to make those decisions.” The 27-year contract to SNC-Lavalin is valued at $1.6 billion, and came in at $230 million more than what the city wanted to spend. SNC says they

promise to save the city $100 million over the three decade-long contract. And in order to build the Trillium Line expansion, the city will have to close the existing line from Bayview to Greenboro stations, in order to finish the project. During that time OC Transpo buses will have a parallel route in place. And once Phase 2 is completed in 2025, Mayor Watson says Phase 3 will be started which will bring the trains into Kanata, Barrhaven and Stittsville.

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Barrhaven late night car thefts on the rise

Zee Mirzayee, 24, normally works as a Mechanic at Donnelley Ford. However, when he woke up Saturday morning to go to a chiropractor appointment, he did not suspect his car, along with his wallet, to be taken right from outside his front door. “I had gone home at around 11:30 p.m. or 12 a.m. on Friday,” said Mirazyee. “I parked my car in front of the house on the side of the street, however, I forgot my keys inside the car.” Mirzayee never suspected anything like this would happen in his quiet Barrhaven neighbourhood. But car thefts have become a concern in both Barrhaven and Riverside South. One police officer told the Independent that the cars are quickly moved to Montreal and are shipped overseas. Honda vehicles are in particular demand by thieves. Mirzayee first thought a sibling might have the car, and then thought perhaps it was towed. “I called the city to see if it maybe got towed but they said it wasn’t on their tow list,” said Mirzayee. “It wasn’t until after that I realized that my wallet was in my car.” Upon this discovery, Mirzayee decided to take a different approach. “I went and checked my banking activity and I saw that someone used my cards at a gas station, so I called the police and informed them that my car had been stolen.” There it was, the truth laid wide open. “I called the card companies and they told me that the cards had been used at around 3 or 4 in the morning at some gas stations as well as trying to use it online,” said Mirzayee. “I cancelled all my cards, now I’m just waiting to hear back.” Mirzayee claimed that his neighbour’s car was also broken into the same night, where her wallet and several valuables were apparently stolen. Though, it could be said she was fortunate enough to not have had her vehicle taken as well. Similarly, according to CrimeReports there was a report for a theft of a vehicle near Rutlege Street on Mar. 25, while on the 27 there were three separate reports of thefts from cars. One on Hathaway Drive, 9 p.m., another on Pavona Street listed at the same time and one on Waterbridge Drive at 8 p.m. While there it would only be speculation to say they are connected, it is still a wise idea to take necessary measures in preventing your car from being broken into. Especially if you live in the Barrhaven area, given the recent rise in break ins as well. Keenan Smith-Soro and Jeff Morris


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One tin soldier rides away It’s funny how you seem to recall where you were an what you were doing when you recall certain things. I saw a reference in an article I read last week to Jack Babcock, who was the last survivor of World War I. It made me remember a simple commute home from work about 15 years ago. I was near Seattle, driving along I-5, listening to the news and talk station waiting to hear “Traffic and Weather on the Ones.” I surfed the radio a lot in those days, as I had an hourand-a-half commute each way from Puyallup to Lynwood. But I never forgot the interview with Jack Babcock, and how intrigued I was by his story. He lived in Washington State, though he was originally from the Sydenham area. He had moved to Spokane some 80 years earlier, but it was charming that he still had an emotional connection to his Eastern Ontario roots. He referred to himself as a “tin soldier” in that interview. I had never really heard that term used before, other than from the late 60s folk/rock song I heard a lot as a kid. But even the fact that Babcock, who was north of his 100th birthday, had the wits to use such a clever metaphor in itself exemplified the humility that made him the perfect Canadian soldier. “They said I could have a state funeral, but I don’t want anything like that,” he said in the interview. “State funerals should be for the real soldiers who fought in the trenches and faced the enemy. All I did was do what I was told, dig ditches and load and unload some trucks.” Babcock’s story was not an unusual one. He grew up on the Crater Dairy Farm in Frontenac County. The farm, named for the Holleford Crater that was left by a meteor strike on the property, is now in its fifth generation of being owned and operated by the Babcock family. Jack was underage when he enlisted, and like thousands of other underagers, he was drawn by the lucrative salary of $1.10 per day – more than twice as much as he could make on the farm. His father had died in an accident while cutting down a tree when Jack was six. Claiming he was 18, Jack was recruited in Sydenham and joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He was sent to Valcartier, and it was discovered during his physical that he was underage. He was given A-4 status, physically fit but underage. He made it to Halifax, where he loaded freight onto army trucks and dug ditches. In August, 1917, the 16-year-old Babcock got the chance to go overseas as part of the Young Soldiers Battalion. He landed in Liver-

pool and was sent to Bexhlll-on-Sea to train with other soldiers, many of whom had seen battle action in France. Although Babcock heard stories of horror from the front lines, it was his dream to be there, fighting arm in arm, with his fellow Canadian soldiers. “I wasn’t smart enough to be scared,” was one of the lines I vividly reFROM THE member from that interview. The war would end, he said, before he got the chance to get to the front lines. The end of the Great War was hardly a time of by Jeff Morris glory for the young Canadian soldier. In France, soldiers had to be 19 years old to see active combat. Babcock was 18 years old in October, 1918, when he and some of his Canadian friends headed to Wales on leave and went to a dance hall. The Canadians were kicked out of the dance hall by British Army Veterans. Babcock explained how they decided to go back into the hall and “clean things up.” A dust up ensued, a Canadian soldier was stabbed in the thigh with a British cadet’s bayonet, and Babcock and his friends were handed two weeks of house arrest. Before the two weeks were up, the war ended, the Armistice had been signed, and Babcock was on his way home. Babcock returned home and would become an electrician. At 21, he would head to San Francisco, and would eventually join the United States Army, reaching the rank of Sergeant. In 1941, when Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese, Babcock tried to enlist for active duty. He was once again rejected because of his age, this time because he was too old. Babcock became a U.S. citizen in 1946 and had a career as an industrial salesman. He became a pilot at the age of 65, and when he was 95, he would earn his high school diploma. Jack Babcock said he didn’t deserve attention as a soldier because he “didn’t really do anything.” However, he saw the importance of being the last link to one of the most horrific wars in history. He didn’t want people to forget the war or let it fade into obscurity. In February, 2010, Babcock passed away at his home in Spokane after a bout with pneumonia. Queen Elizabeth II, whom Babcock had joked was “a nice looking gal” when she extended birthday wishes to him in 2007, acknowledged his passing two months later, on the anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Maybe in his own eyes, Jack Babcock was a tin soldier. But to us, he was a piece of Canadian history that both linked us to, and defined, a generation and a war that will never be forgotten.


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The day before new Ontario autism funding changes came into effect, a few hundred parental advocates who are against the changes marched from Barrhaven to Parliament Hill to show they are not giving up their fight. Starting April 1, families with autistic children up to the age of six will receive $20,000 per annum for support, while children age seven or more will be eligible until they turn 18 for $5,000 a year. And while the parents are welcoming that funding, they say it’s not nearly enough to cover Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) programs that can cost families up to $100,000 a year. Barrhaven resident Kerry Monaghan has two children on the autism spectrum, and says the ABA supports her family has been receiving has been helping. Her almost 6-year-old son Jack has a severe diagnosis, and with that comes some severe challenges. He currently receives $82,000 worth of Ontario Autism Program (OAP) services a year, but that funding stopped when the new changes came into effect. “When we leave the house with him, we often require a 2/1 ratio for him. He’s very difficult to manage, he’s in a specialized classroom, he needs a profound amount of help,” she said. “He’s been getting that help for a year (and) we have been seeing

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ins occurring in Barrhaven, Kanata and, Stonebridge areas. It was announced at the meeting that the Ottawa Police have made three arrests, along with one pending in relation to the organized break-ins. The official area of where the arrests were made was not detailed by the officers. However, Cst. Amy Gagnon wrote in an email that there have officially been four arrests made and all

four of the individuals have been charged. Gagnon also wrote that there have been approximately 18 incidents reported in Barrhaven in 2019. Barrhaven’s Councillor Jan Harder was also present at the meeting, though she later discussed the issue via phone interview. “I can tell when there’s a pattern,� said Harder. “Especially when I get a lot of emails about the same topic and just as importantly

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The IndependentNEWS break ins continues from page 6 Technically, that means in the past seven months -- there have been approximately 68 break and enters in those three areas. Though It should be noted that this is over the span of several months, spread across the different areas; of which are not small. Harder also expressed that

there had been some confusion for a few individuals in the community about how many break ins have occurred. “Someone the other day had told me there had been 90,” said Harder. “I thought to myself, 90? But shortly after I realized that it was not those numbers.” While it certainly isn’t 90, there have been approxi-

mately 68 over the past seven months. Despite this number being high over a period of time, it is probably enough to warrant taking some cautionary steps. Harder went on to state that the police provided a detailed list of precautions residents can take in order to help prevent theft, help each-other and keep the community safe.

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Lépine Luxury Apartments offers a new lease on lifestyle Howard Grant Terrace will bring luxury apartment living to Barrhaven in spring of 2021

A new lease on lifestyle is about simplifying your life, not downsizing it. That’s the message that has driven the Lépine family as they have helped many Ottawa residents upgrade their lifestyles in a Lépine luxury apartment. Lépine is bringing its luxury apartment living concept to Barrhaven. Already in Kanata Lakes, Carleton Place and the Vanier Parkway, the Lépine Apartments building will offer first class amenities in what will be some of Ottawa’s finest buildings. While the amenities and the finishes will make for a beautiful building, the foundation has to have a strong and reliable framework. “The bones have to be solid,” said Francesca LépineWilson. Francesca and her brother, Francis, learned the business from their father, René, a world-class developer. By solid bones, Francesca means that her family’s buildings feature thick concrete floors, R40 insulation in the exterior walls, thick sound insulation, and windows that are above code to ensure both energy efficiency and an increased level of soundproofing. Each property constructed by Lépine comes with open lounge areas, massage chairs, recreation rooms, pools, and fitness centres, all with secure and interconnected access from every unit. Residents can relax with friends, hit the gym, or unwind in the luxurious saltwater pool without having to think twice about

the weather or time of day. There are even terraces with barbecues and guest suite hosting for visiting family. Underground, there are spacious, climate-controlled lockers and parking for bikes, cars, and other belongings. A number of parking stalls are prepared with outlets for charging electric cars. Francis Lépine’s vision was to redesign the traditional apartment building bring apartment rentals to the 21st century. “We call it a new generation of rentals,” Francesca said. “It’s rethinking rentals and making them feel more like a home. We want it to be more like something you would build yourself with more attention to detail.” The Lépines built and eventually sold the Williams Court complex in Kanata.

They currently have four new buildings built or being built in the Ottawa area. Les Terrasses Francesca is a high-end luxury building with 24/7 security at the door, underground parking and free guest parking. It is on the site of the former Franciscan nuns’ convent at 1425 Vanier Parkway. Units range from 825 to 1,725 square feet. The building includes a gathering place called ‘Main Street’. Residents have access to a saltwater pool, fitness centre, yoga studio and a lounge with pool table and large-screen TV. There’s also a reception room with a full caterer’s kitchen and a baby grand piano in the foyer. Johanne’s Court opens near the downtown core in Carleton Place on July 1, the first building of its kind in the quaint and charming

town southwest of Ottawa. The building is a low-rise, concrete structure with underground parking and suites ranging from 926 to 1,389 square feet. Rent includes heat, air conditioning, hot water, six appliances, window coverings, locker and bicycle storage. The 2019 expansion will include amenities such as a fitness centre and party room. Lépine calls its Kanata Lakes building, Saint Émilion, “La crème de la crème”. Opening in the fall, it is surrounded by green spaces with ponds and walkways. It is located at 1136 Maritime Way, and it will feature just 154 units sized between 835 and 2,187 square feet. The building will include a fitness centre and party room with a caterer’s kitchen. It’s just two blocks from the Kanata Cen-

Lépine luxury apartment buildings include salt water pools for the relaxation of residents and their guests.




René Lépine’s vision becomes a family affair With humble beginnings in home construction in Montreal, René Lépine would leave an historic signature on the skyline of his home city. When Montreal was awarded the 1976 Olympic Games, a new stadium was to be built, and with it, an athlete’s village. While the stadium side of the project was one that presented decades-long challenges to the city, it was René who designed and built Montreal’s Olympic Village on time and on budget. This was a remarkable achievement considering the initial contractor’s project fell apart just 14 months before the 1976 Games. René gained valuable experience as a builder during the housing boom of the 1950s. He would move on to work on high-rises and condominium projects beginning in the 1960s. In 1997, he renovated Horizon Towers at Rideau and Chapel Streets. While the project was something different from the norm for the company, the Lépines identified a new and emerging niche market that would escort them into the next generation of building. “My father always had a knack for being ahead of the curve,” said Francesca. With the baby boom generation aging and approaching retirement, many found themselves wanting more freedom to travel and shed the responsibilities of home ownership. However, options were limited. They were too young to live in seniors’ homes. They did not want the burden of ownership that condos presented, and apartment options were more geared toward student life. “We came up with a more appropriate option that allows them to downsize without compromise,” Francesca explained. René brought his children up in the industry, and created a solid foundation for a strong family business. He raised Francis and Francesca on the golden rule of property management: Put yourself in your client’s shoes; treat them as you would like to be treated.


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The parallels between the growth of Barrhavan and Kanata Recently a resident asked me, “Why does Kanata have more than we do in Barrhaven?” As a general statement, Barrhaven has historically developed 5-7 years behind Kanata, on several planes – population, employment, schools, recreation facilities, transportation etc. Historically, suburban development outside the Greenbelt started in the early 1960’s in what then was Beaverbrook, Glen Cairn and Barrhaven. The three areas developed equally into the late 1960’s, when several factors started to differentiate Kanata from Nepean. In the late 1960’s Kanata had 2 secondary schools (AY Jackson and Earl of March) while Barrhaven didn’t have a secondary school until 1999. Our teens were bussed to Pius, Confederation or Merivale. Kanata started to develop an employment base in Kanata North – building on high tech – Barrhaven remained dependent on employment inside the Greenbelt, which is why the Citigate lands (Costco) is so important. That acreage is zoned appropriately as a Prestige Business Park for professional jobs, 7-10k of them! 1970’s Kanata continued to grow and became a City in 1978 with the amalgamation of March Twp. and portions of Goulbourn Twp. (Glen Cairn) and Nepean Twp. (Bridlewood). Nepean became a City in 1978 – losing the Bridlewood community to Kanata. Kanata developed retail bases in Hazeldean Mall and Hazeldean Road. Barrhaven had minimal retail development with the exception of our beloved Barrhaven Mall. We relied on retail services in Bells Corners and Merivale Road, Bayshore and the Greenbank Mall across


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from the Nepean Police Station. Kanata was a bit earlier to develop recreational facilities while Barrhaven relied on Nepean Sportsplex just up Woodroffe until 1980 when we opened the Walter Baker Sports Centre. Hwy 417 was extended to Kanata / Eagleson Road from Bayshore in 1976 – through to Stittsville in 1980 but Hwy 416 was not extended to Barrhaven from Bayshore until 1996. In the 1980’s growth continued in Kanata (residential, employment and retail). Schools were built to address growth, recreational facilities continued to expand (KRC / Wave pool) and growth continued in Barrhaven, mainly residential, with Barrhaven still receiving most of its services from areas of Nepean inside the Greenbelt. Then in the 90’s retail growth expanded rapidly in Kanata Centrum, along with high density residential. A transitway facility was extended to Kanata and high tech employment growth boomed in Kanata North. The Ottawa Senators moved to Kanata! At the same time retail expansion in Barrhaven Town Center (Greenbank/Strandherd) started. Loblaws moved to the current Ross YIG location and McD’s opened!! Barrhaven’s employment base grew with the JDS Uniphase development. Work to extend the transitway facilities to Fallowfield began in the late 1990’s but did not reach the Town Center until 2007

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Rapid growth in Kanata and Barrhaven continues, schools, recreational facilities, social services, library’s etc are equally distributed through the community. Hotel facilities have already opened in Kanata ahead of Barrhaven, again driven by the employment base and Canadian Tire Center. That being said groundbreaking for 2 Barrhaven hotels at the 416 & Fallowfield will happen soon and there is interest in 2 more. Ultimately, both Barrhaven and Kanata will be wellplanned communities providing a range of housing options, retail services, education facilities, employment and social/ community needs. Barrhaven has been the #1 growth area in Ottawa for well over a decade. As we like to say, “most of us were not born here; we just got here as soon as we could!”

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Please join the Ambassadors Raising Hope Councillors and enter a team into the 3rd Annual MacDonald Moussa Team “Spare A Night for the QCH”. Come bowl with us at Merivale Bowling Lanes, Merivale Road on Saturday, April 6th, 2019. This year we are going disco! Wear your disco threads and our DJ will play the beat! After bowling participants will retire to the lounge to enjoy a home style Italian dinner with complimentary wine and some disco fun! Let’s bowl! Registration for sponsorship and teams is now open - last year this event sold out so book early at www. mmteam.ca All funds raised at Spare A Night for QCH will be to support the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation’s Hopes Rising Campaign. www.hope-

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Babysitting Course (grade 6 & over)- Friday April 12th (9-5 pm) Home Alone Course (10 & over)- Saturday April 27th (9-4 pm) My Safe Life Course (7 to 10)- Saturday May 4th (9-4 pm) Home Alone Course (10 & over)- Friday May 17th (9-4 pm) Babysitting Course (grade 6 & over)- Friday June 7th (9-5 pm) Babysitting Course (grade 6 & over)- Thursday June 27th (9-5 pm) Home Alone Course (10 & over)- Friday June 28th (9-4 pm) All courses are at the Prince of Wales Manor at 22 Barnstone Drive in Barrhaven Facebook: www.facebook. com/basicswithkaren Website: www.basicswithkaren.ca

Barrhaven Seniors’ Council Potluck

All seniors in Barrhaven are invited to attend this event whether they are currently part of the group or not. It will be held on Friday April 12th from 11:30am-2pm. Entertainment by “The Piano Man” starts at 11am. Sign up with Don at barrhavenseniors@gmail.com

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Early registration now open for GLAD Cleaning the Capital! After the winter snow, frigid temperatures and ice, you can now turn your attention to the City of Ottawa’s 2019 GLAD Cleaning the Capital campaign, taking place

from April 15th to May 15th. Registering is quick and easy. Visit ottawa.ca/clean or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401) to register your cleanup. GLAD Cleaning the Capital is also an excellent way for high school students to earn their community volunteer hours.

2019 Household Hazardous Waste Event Schedule

This year the Public Works and Environmental Services Department (PWES) will continue to provide collection services for household hazardous waste such as corrosive, flammable or poisonous materials; by offering free one-day mobile depots from May 5th, 2019 through to October 26th, 2019. Barrhaven will have a Spring and Autumn event: June 23rd at Trail Road Waste Facility (4475 Trail Rd.) and October 26th at Strandherd Snow Dump (Strandherd Dr. at Dealership Dr.)

New Hydro Transformer Delayed

The transformer replacement project initially scheduled to take place this April in Barrhaven, has been postponed to April 2020. While this transformer replacement project has been delayed, affected residents may be required on their part next year to allow hydro crews access to the critical infrastructure located within the easements and on the City of Ottawa’s Road Right-of-Way. As previously communicated and discussed at the community meeting that was held in October 2018, any smaller structures such as sheds, decks, and walkways, as well as landscaping located over the underground cables or around

transformers may require removal in advance in order to allow safe access for crews. Hydro Ottawa will work with customers to keep removals to a minimum. For permanent structures such as pools or additions, Hydro Ottawa will work with the customer to find an alternate route for the proposed cable. In most cases Hydro Ottawa will be able to complete the work as planned with minimal disruption to the customer’s property. Where excavation is required, reinstatement will be completed at the end of the project. An overall map showing the proposed work area is available at hydroottawa.com/plannedwork. All residents will receive notification regarding the delay of this infrastructure investment project and be provided with a point of contact.


Pothole filling is a temporary fix to the challenges we are facing. The Road crews have a process whereby potholes are cleaned out, filled with hot asphalt and then tamped or pressed down to make a surface that is even with the road, and smooth for cars to travel on. One of the challenges they are facing at this time, besides the quantity of potholes, is the water that is in them. It can be hard to get them dry before the asphalt is applied and an area that is saturated. Add that to the frequency of cars hitting them and the asphalt is not able to adhere as much as in dry conditions. This can lead crews to filling the same pothole more than one time. This is not because of the asphalt, but the conditions they are applying it in. Residents are asked to report potholes online rather than on the phone.

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Movati Fuel Studio open

Brad Gorgichuk of Movati Barrhaven cuts the ribbon for the grand opening of the new Fuel Studio last week. Movati Athletic Barrhaven location has invested over $220,000 into a new functional training area called The Fuel Studio. This investment is adding functional training space and equipment to help members take their workouts to the next level. The Fuel Studio includes a training playground, turf lanes, and new strength and cardio equipment. For more information, please contact the Barrhaven location at 613-515-2663, or email Steve Hall at shall@movatiathletic.com. Jeff Morris photo

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Myers wins Hockey Eastern Ontario Minor Bantam AAA championship Myers has won the Hockey Eastern Ontario Minor Bantam AAA hockey championship. The team, made up of players from Barrhaven, Nepean and Kanata, swept the Ottawa Junior 67s in four games to claim the title. The 2005-born players also won the Major Pee Wee title last season. In the final game played Wed., March 27 at the Richcraft Sensplex, Myers scored four goals in the third period to clinch the win. Myers opened the scoring in the first period when Luke Posthumus scored from Braxton Ross and Luka Benoit, but the 67s tied the score in the second. In the third, Kyle Powers scored on the power play from Benoit and Gabe Kingsbury, and then Kingsbury netted the eventual game winner from

Seamus Lockhart and Oliver Bonk. Less than a minute later, Braxton Ross scored on the power play from Bonk and Nicholas Larkin. The 67s scored to make it a 4-2 game, but Myers sealed the deal when Luka Benoit scored an empty net goal from Braeden Kelly. Zachary Bowen was the winning goalie. Myers’ Minor Bantam AAA players celebrate a victory with goalie Frederic Bismarji at the Minto Recreation Complex-Barrhaven on March 23. Myers won the game 5-1 and went on to sweep the series in four straight games, capturing the Barry LaBrie Cup (HEO Minor Bantam AAA championship). Mike Carroccetto photo




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4 bay steel construction on large corner lot with front reception & 3 formal offices

6909 Mckeown Drive - Greely - $1,670,000

4+2 bedroom single family home. Main floor den. Large Master bedroom with ensuite. Fully finished basement with 2 additional bedrooms + full bath

17 Eleanor - Skyline/City View $749,900

3 Bedrooms on main floor. 2 bedrooms on lower level. Live in one and rent the other

5040 Limebank Rd. - Riverside South - $629,900

3 Bedroom Bungalow. Fully finished basement. Hardwood on main floor. A must see.

1 Lewiston - Barrhaven - $560,000

4 bedroom single family home. Updated kitchen with granite counters. Large Master bedroom with renovated ensuite. Fully finished basement.

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