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Horse drawn sleigh rides through Larkin Park were a big hit with families during the West Barrhaven Community Association’s annual “Winter in Brrrhaven” celebrations. Skating, a chili cook-off, hot chocolate and kids’ activities highlighted the day. For more photos, see page 11. Jeff Morris photo
Barrhaven teacher gets conditional sentence for sexually assaulting student A Barrhaven high school teacher has been given a six-month conditional sentence with 18 months of probation for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old student. St. Mother Teresa
High School teacher Jessica Beraldin pleaded guilty to charges of sexual assault last June. Charges for sexual exploitation and making sexually explicit material available to a child
were withdrawn. The court heard that between the summer of 2015 and March, 2016, Beraldin, then a 30-year-old mother of one, and a male student kissed, and she al-
lowed him to touch her breasts. Beraldin, who taught Grades 7-9 at St. Mother Teresa, apologized when she addressed the court, adding that she was disappointed
in herself and that she took advantage of her position. Her family was in the courtroom with her to offer support, as were a number of St. Mother Teresa students who were there to sup-
port both her and the victim. Beraldin was required to provide a DNA sample, and she will be added to the National Sex Offender Registry for 10 years.
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The IndependentNEWS Funding announced for 30 room addition to St. Joseph High School Walmart added to list of stores that St. Joseph Catholic High School in Barrhaven will be getting a $17.6 million, 30-room addition. The announcement of the Ministry of Education investment into the school was made by the Ottawa Catholic School Board last week. The addition is slated to open in September, 2020. This project will create additional space for 650 students and in-
clude classrooms and special purpose rooms. The energy management of the addition will exceed the National Energy Code performance standards by 20%. “We are pleased that the Ministry has recognized the growth in the southern part of our community,” Director of Education Denise Andre said. “The addition to St. Joseph High School will support innovative, collaborative
spaces in a permanent build that is well suited to our deep learning framework.” The board has added similar additions, using the same efficient floor plan, to its high schools for Grades 7 - 12. Similar additions have been added to St. Francis Xavier (2017), All Saints, St. Mother Teresa, and Holy Trinity High Schools (2007), and St. Peter and Sacred Heart High Schools (2003).
sell beer and cider in Barrhaven
Beer and cider will soon be available at Walmart in Barrhaven. The local Walmart is one of 87 grocery stores across the province added to the list of stores where beer and cider may be sold. It is one of nine stores in Ottawa added to the list. It is also one of three Walmarts add-
ed to the list, making them the first in the city approved for beer and cider sales. The other two Walmarts are also in the southwest end of the city, as the Walmart at Fernbank and Terry Fox, as well as the Walmart at Baseline and Maitland were also included. Beer, wine and
cider are currently sold at Loblaws, Farm Boy and Metro in Barrhaven, as well as at Moncion’s Your Independent Grocer in Riverside South. Sobeys in Barrhaven has a Wine Rack location. The stores will begin selling beer and cider in April of this year.
DINING OUT g Fun Family Night Out n i r u t a e F
Tips for a fun family night out In its 2016 National Dining Survey, Zagat found that the average person dines out 4.5 times per week. That figure may seem high to some, especially parents with young children at home. While parents of young children may not dine out as often as the average person, there are ways for families to plan fun nights out on the town, no matter how young their kids might be. · Find family-friendly restaurants. The establishments where families choose to do their dining can make all the difference. Trendy hotspots or upscale restaurants may not be great choices for family nights out. Such establishments may be too expensive or fail to offer kid-friendly fare, and parents of especially young children may feel uncomfortable if their tots begin to cry in the middle of dinner. When choosing a restaurant for a family night out, parents should look for a
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spot that’s naturally more noisy so a crying baby or excited child won’t make moms and dads or other diners uncomfortable. Diners or chain restaurants tend to offer kids’ menus in addition to plenty of dishes that kids will readily consume. · Choose the right time. Dining out at night can be difficult for families, as kids might be growing tired. Instead of a night out on the town, book a mid- to late-afternoon out. Restaurants tend to be less busy during these times of day, and parents can relax and enjoy the company of their children while still getting out of the house for a family meal together. · Bring along some entertainment. Some kidfriendly restaurants may provide crayons and placemats that kids can use to create their own artistic masterpieces. But parents should bring backup entertainment just in case. Pack some
crayons and coloring books or bring along a book to read to your children while you wait for your meal to be delivered. Bring along a couple of toys to keep especially young children occupied as well. · Practice your night out. Parents of young children who have yet to try dining out as a family can make a few practice runs at home. Choose a night at home to teach kids how to behave at restaurants. If kids tend to squirm a lot or take long periods of time to eat meals at home, explain to them that such behavior is unacceptable at restaurants, encouraging them to sit still and focus on eating their meals during your practice run. Nights out on the town as a family may make parents of young children nervous or hesitant. But there are a handful of ways to make sure such excursions are fun for kids and parents alike.
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5 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Wood Burning Fireplace, Inground Pool 2406 Rideau Rd – Greely - $464,900
Corner Lot, Inground Pool, Solarium, Finished Basement 5 Stroughton Cres – Munster - $389,900
New Build, 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath, Double Car Garage 300 Bert Hall St – Arnprior - $395,000
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3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Hardwood Flooring, Large Fenced Yard
4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Finished Basement, Fenced Backyard
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Upgraded Condo, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Parking 108 Lindenshade Dr – Barrhaven - $279,900
3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Hardwood Flooring, Large Fenced Yard 61 Bert Hall St – Arnprior - $395,000
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Councillors hosting town hall meeting on OC Transpo service Feb. 27 Breakfast for Charity
I have never received as many complaints about poor or missing bus service in my entire elected career. I take this very seriously, so much that Councillor Qaqish, Councillor Moffatt and I are hosting a Barrhaven Town Hall on OCTranspo service to and from and in and around Barrhaven. I really need you to come, share your experience and provide information to us. My office is keeping track of emails and calls regarding OCTranspo. Let’s get together, lay it all out, have a conversation. When: Tuesday February 27th 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Where: Pierre Savard School, 1110 Longfields Drive (corner of Longfields and Strandherd).
Musical Ride before they set off on their 2018 tour. The event also features displays and demonstrations by other police and emergency partners along with the Explosives Disposal and Technology Branch of the RCMP. The event is free family event, but visitors are encouraged to make a monetary or non-perishable food donation to the Ottawa Food Bank. For more information on the event, see www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/ en/musical-ride-openhouse
Ottawa Children’s Gala
Barrhaven youth DropIn every Friday night. Youth 12-15 yrs old from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Youth 16+ yrs. old from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. The location is at Charlie Conacher Building (Wessex Park) For More Information Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
On February 17th at 6pm - 11:30pm. Maddy’s Gala is a fundraiser hosted by Jeanine, Dean and Hannah Otto. The event raises money for Roger Neilson House. Their daughter Maddy passed away there very suddenly 10 years ago due to an inoperable brain tumor. The Ottos have decided to turn their negative into a positive and give back. To date they have donated over $580,000 to Roger Neilson House. www.maddysgala. com
RCMP Musical Ride
The RCMP Musical Ride is opening its doors to the public on Saturday, February 24th from 10am to 3pm to raise food and funds for the Ottawa Food Bank. The annual Open House is a great chance to meet the horses and riders of the world famous
BARRHAVEN by Jan Harder
The 8th annual Ottawa Children’s Gala presented by Urbandale Construction is being held in support of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Concussion Clinic program. The program works in collaboration with many community partners who deliver injury prevention programming. On February 24th, 2018, the doors will open at 4pm to enjoy the cocktails with live ambient music at the new Infinity Convention Centre. Walk down the red carpet to have your photo taken with your family, get your face painted and enjoy the evening with performances by local talent. This year’s theme is Vintage Cirque! We are pleased to announce that the evening will be hosted by Angie Poirier of MAJIC100’s Morning Show! We have expanded our social media outreach this year and you can now find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube! Be sure to follow us and keep up to date on all the things we have planned for 2018’s Ottawa Children’s Gala! Visit: www.KidsPlaySafe.ca
Annual Barrhaven Community Networking
Join the BIA, along with organizing partners; Barrhaven Lions Club, Barrhaven Legion Branch 641, South Nepean Rotary Club and the West Ottawa Board of Trade for the Barrhaven Community Networking Breakfast on February 28th, from 7am 9am, at the Cedarhill Golf Club, 56 Cedarhill Drive.
KIDSFEST Ottawa 2018
Be part of Ottawa’s largest and longest running parent and child consumer expo! on March 3rd and 4th, 2018. Advance tickets sales are going great! People are looking forward to beat their cabin fever and to come wiggle and giggle, discover and explore with us! Contact , donna@kidsfestottawa. ca or call at 613.894.2015 Take a look at highlights from Â KIDSFEST 2017.
Top Shelf Youth 4 on 4 Ball Hockey Tournament
Top Shelf Youth 4 on 4 Ball Hockey Tournament will take place on Saturday May 26th, 2018 at the Cedarview Alliance church. This outdoor tournament is comprised of the following age categories: 7-8 years 9-10 years, 11-12 years, and Minor Bantam and Major Bantam divisions. There will be an 8 team maximum in each age division with a 6 player per team limit. This is a 3 game guarantee tournament. Take advantage of the EARLY BIRD rate in effect until February 28th, 2018 of $150.00 per team: Registration is on-line @ www.topshelf4on4barrhaven.ca If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities please visit the website: www.topshelf4on4barrhaven.ca All proceeds from the tournament go to supporting social and recreational opportunities in Barrhaven for youth. The tournament is hosted by the Salvation Army and the Nepean, Rideau and Osgoode Community Resource Centre.
From our Community Police Officer Constable Jordan
The telephone fraud calls continue for a lot of us. I get asked a lot about “make the right call” with these kinds of things. There is a Government of Canada web site that will take the complaint. Just like reporting to Ottawa Police it’s as important as information sharing to report incidents to the Canadian anti-fraud centre for their records. They will then continue to educate the public on the latest frauds and best way to handle such occurrences. Please see the antifraud centre www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude. ca/reportincident-signalerincident/index-eng. htm for more information.
Barrhaven councillor Jan Harder and mayor Jim Watson celebrate the official opening of The Haven, an affordable rental housing project in the heart of Barrhaven near Longfields Station. Mike Carroccetto photo
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MacLeod named shadow finance critic, will not run for leadership By Charlie Senack Barrhaven Independent After a week of turmoil in the Ontario Conservative Party, Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod held a free pizza party at the Barrhaven Boston Pizza alongside Bill Walker, MPP for Bruce-Grey and Owen Sound. During Walker’s visit to Ottawa, he toured multiple long term care homes alongside MacLeod, including the Perley-Rideau Veterans complex in the East end. “I wanted to see them because they’re such a different model and I have a real affinity for veterans so I wanted to see how that worked and what it was about,” Walker told the crowd during the pizza party.
On Tuesday Jan, 30, they visited the Osgoode Care Centre alongside Councillors George Darouze and Scott Moffatt. The original purpose of the party was to celebrate another successful turkey swap, a campaign MacLeod was a part of where people could drop off a turkey to the Barrhaven Boston Pizza location in return for a free pizza voucher. Their goal was to receive 100 turkeys in 2017, a goal they surpassed by early December. Many of the questions that came up during the two hour-long party included whether MacLeod would run for Ontario PC Leader. “A lot of Ottawa residents have been en-
couraging me to run as have been people from across Ontario,” MacLeod told the Messenger. “The rules have not been set and we are not quite sure when or how long this leadership will be.” She said Marjory LeBreton, former Government Leader of the Senate and Senator Vern White — alongside others — were looking into her options and would get back to her. The next day she announced she would not run for party leader, and interim leader Vic Fedeli announced MacLeod would become the new Finance Critic. Christine Elliott, Caroline Mulroney and Doug Ford are seeking the party leadership position. The Ontario PC party
has announced it will hold its vote for new party leader on March 10th. One party goer asked MacLeod if she felt having a female as party leader would help the Conservatives win the election. “I think we need to have a strong leader (because) we have a lot of problems we need to clean up not just in this party, but in this province,” MacLeod responded.
Nepean-Carleton MPP talks to supporters during a pizza party at Barrhaven Boston Pizza Jan. 30. Charlie Senack photo
Rideau River ice breaking begins February 19 Rideau River flood control operations begin February 19 with the cutting of the keys, weather permitting. Ice breaking operations, including blasting, are set to begin March 3, weather and ice conditions permitting, on the Rideau River between Rideau Falls and Hog’s Back.
A Reminder to Parents and Teachers Ice breaking operations will create open water. Children should be supervised at all times around water and should be warned of the dangers of open water.
Barrhaven Marketplace (Rio-Can in front of Wal-Mart)
The City, in partnership with the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, undertakes ice breaking operations each year to alleviate possible spring flooding in flood-prone areas. Once started, these operations will be carried out daily, weather and ice conditions permitting.
All residents are asked to keep away from the river until operations are completed.
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What in the Sam Hill are they doing?
It’s not that complicated Protectionism. It’s always been considered a dirty and ugly word in provincial politics. Yet, given the current climate of business in Ontario, protectionism may be the only thing that can save our local economy in rural Ottawa. The new wage increases and labour changes instituted by the Wynne Government were misguided and out of touch. The hardest hit local businesses are the grocery stores. They are the largest private sector employers within the communities in the Carleton riding. They provide hundreds of jobs in the communities they serve. They hire our students. They give back to the community, often in ways that their customers never see. But the worst is yet to come, and we will start seeing it when the snow melts. One of the frustrations of Ontario seasonal small business owners is that they cannot compete with businesses from Quebec coming in and undercutting them. Think about it for a minute. Every summer, you probably see a number of driveways being sealed, landscapers at work, and roofs being redone. You probably drive by a lot of different construction sites. Oh yes, and you also see Quebec license plates everywhere. Our contractor and trades workers are not allowed to go to Quebec to work, yet it is somehow okay for Quebec workers to come in and
undercut Ontario workers in our own province. The issue was raised in 2013 by MPP Jack McLaren, when he was still a member of the PC caucus. His bill was shot down, Liberal guns a blazin’. It’s much more complicated, we were all told. Really? Is it? Well let’s uncomplicate things for a second. This summer, there is absolutely no way that our local tradespeople and contractors in the Carleton riding, and in all of Eastern Ontario, will be able to compete with their Quebec counterparts who are paying their workers about 15 per cent less in wages. And what is Ontario afraid of? We are not asking to open up jobs in Quebec for Ontario workers. We are simply wanting Ontario to even the playing field and give Ontario workers and business the same protection here that Quebec workers and businesses have there. What are the Wynne Liberals afraid of? Losing votes in Quebec? We can talk about wage increases all we want. But it won’t do anything for the province’s small business economy as long as the guy sealing your neighbour’s driveway is from Gatineau. And as for the local grocery stores, let’s hope that people support them rather than make a weekly road trip to Costco in Gatineau for cheaper beer and produce. JM
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I wonder what ever happened to my old friend, Roger. I guess using the term ‘friend’ is a stretch. We met a few times and chatted during the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary. I thought about him while I watched mixed doubles curling during CBC’s Winter Olympics coverage Saturday afternoon. Roger was a photographer from Arizona. He was sent up to Calgary to shoot the Winter Olympics. Fresh out of Carleton University, I took my first ever vacation and went to the Olympics for two weeks to work as a photographer. It was 30 years ago this week when I sat on an Air Canada plane with Men Without Hats blaring out of my Sony Walkman as the plane took off for Calgary. I met Roger in the photographer’s room on my second day there. Being a friendly American with a happy disposition, he struck up a conversation. “You know,” he drawled, “I’ve shot hockey before and I have seen figure skating on TV, but I haven’t got a clue about any of these other sports.” I smiled. “It’s pretty simple,” I told him. “Most of the events are about how fast you can go down a mountain, or maybe how far you can jump off a mountain.” I paused for a minute. “And then there’s curling.” “I saw that on my schedule,” he said. “What the Sam Hill is curling?” Curling was making an appearance at the Calgary Games as a demonstration sport. It would be added to the list of competitions for the following Olympic Games in Albertville. I thought about how I would describe it to him. “It’s kind of like shuffleboard,” I told him. “Shuffleboard? Like what seniors play at retirement homes?” “Kind of, but it’s a little more complicated.” “What are the brooms for?” I know nothing about curling, but I thought I might be able to answer this. “If the sweepers sweep, the can make the stone curve, or curl, a bit, and they can make it go further.” He paused for a minute. “I went over to the arena where curling is to check it out,” he said, “and did you know they have ashtrays on stands there? Are you allowed to smoke while you curl?” I laughed at his observation. “I think smoking and drinking is mandatory.” He kind of laughed and continued flipping through the media material. “Okay, here’s one I totally don’t get,” he said. “What’s that?” “These dudes cross country skiing ps with guns on their backs. Do they like shoot each other during the competition?” I laughed. “No,” he continued. “I don’t mean do they kill each other – though they probably do that in Russia or East Germany to people trying to
escape. But are they like paint ball guns where they can hit their competitors and get points?” I laughed again. “No, it’s biathlon,” I told him. “They ski, and a few times during the race, they have to stop and shoot at targets. The more tired you are, the harder it is to shoot.” He paused, processing it. “So if they go over the jump with their gun, do they shoot at targets while they are in the air?” FROM THE “No,” I said, “but that would be really cool.” He continued looking through his stuff. “Are you shooting the USA-Czech hockey game tonight?” by Jeff Morris “Yeah, I’m going for sure,” I replied. “Do you think the Americans can win gold like in Lake Placid?” “I don’t think the Russians would let that happen again,” I replied. “Do you think the Americans will beat the Czechs tonight?” “That should be a good game,” I answered him. “The Americans are good. I heard Mike Richter is a really good goalie, and they have some guys like Brian Leetch and Tony Granato who should do well in the NHL. The Czechs have this really good goalie – some guy named Dominik Hasek. I was reading about him in The Hockey News. He’s supposed to be amazing.” He thought for a minute. “Maybe when we play the Russians, they can let everyone wear guns on their backs,” he said. “That would boost the ratings.” The Czechs beat the Americans 7-5 that night. Richter let in seven goals, and Hasek got yanked after three. You would never have guessed that they would end up as NHL All-Stars. After the game, I saw Roger again. “So what are you shooting tomorrow?” I asked. “I’ve got some fun stuff coming up,” he said. “I’ve got figure skating – I could watch Katerina Witt all day – and then they want me to take pictures of this nut from England who is a ski jumper but he is just a beginner. And then I have to shoot these crazy guys from Jamaica who are in bobsledding. I guess they want photos of all these guys in case they kill themselves competing.” We both laughed. I hadn’t heard of either the Jamaican bobsled team or Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards by that point, but within days, they would be household names. “Hey, Jeff,” Roger said. “I got one more question for you, and it’s a Canadian thing. “What’s that,” I asked. “What the Sam Hill is ‘Roll up the Rim to Win’?” I smiled. “You have to drink coffee,” I said, “with a gun on your back.” I always wondered if he thought I was serious. And I should have asked him who Sam Hill was.
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The Independent#DISCOVERBARRHAVEN Primo Storage and Trailer Sales has grown from its grass roots with Barrhaven There is nothing like the story of a successful family business. Primo Storage and Trailer Sales has two of them. “Even though we are in one complex, we are actually two distinct businesses,” said Primo owner Chris Milosek, who noted that the storage business is completely separate from the trailer and RV sales and rental business. The storage business offers heated, non-heated or airconditioned storage units for traditional commercial or residential tenants. “We’ve been here a long time,” he said. “We’ve seen a lot of things come and go. We’ve seen a lot of changes in Barrhaven. Now, it’s almost a self-sustaining community where people don’t have to go anywhere. There is a lot here
and often there is no need to leave the community.” Milosek started working in the family business at a young age. “I started high school in 1987, and I started working here in 1988 or 89,” said Milosek. “I remember working over where the trailer sales building is now and showing people units and doing whatever as a kid – cleaning things up and planting trees that are now 40 feet tall to tarring roofs to cleaning up buildings after they were built with all the drywall garbage to snowplowing and cutting the lawn. There’s not much here that I haven’t done.” Milosek was 30 when his father passed away. The fact that he had worked in the family business was a positive thing that made the transi-
tion less difficult. But, he said, the struggles of that transition 14 years ago still had its challenges, both emotionally and from a business standpoint. “It was a bumpy road,” he said. “I knew what was going on, and I knew the players, like the accountant and the lawyer. If I didn’t know the answer to something, there were people to point me in the right direction. I tended to follow along in the family business, I just didn’t intend to do it as quick-
ly.” In November, Primo was once again a sponsor of the Barrhaven Santa Claus Parade. The company has been involved in the parade for several years, and their trailers used for floats by other groups such as schools have always been a big part of the parade. For Milosek, it’s part of giving back to the community that has given so much to his family business. “The Santa Claus Parade in Barrhaven is a great event for families and for the community, and it’s an event we look forward to every year,” he said. “The trailer and RV business is the one that gets more noticed. There are always lots of lights, and it’s a fun thing to be a part of.” The parade, however, is just a small part of the support that
Primo gives to the community. “We tend to help out anything with equipment or furniture that can be used, Ottawa Neighbourhood Services, the Mission, and we get into other things like the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation which is close to us, given that my father passed away from cancer, and we get into things like the Bell Warriors Football Club. We try to keep it within the immediate, local vicinity where there is a direct impact on people’s lives. “Barrhaven is our community. I have watched Barrhaven grow from when the Barrhaven Mall was the only retail space and there were only one or two schools to where it is now. It’s been a big transformation since my dad and his partner bought the property back in 1967.”
Commitment to the community is what drives the MacDonald-Moussa Team There is no doubt that Jason MacDonald and Nim Moussa of the MacDonald-Moussa Team know Barrhaven. They know every neighbourhood and every street and every corner and every nook and cranny in the community. But it goes beyond that. Barrhaven is who they are. “When we work with our clients, it’s not just about buying and selling homes,” said MacDonald. “We are selling you a lifestyle. Your home is much more than your house. We want to get you into the perfect situation for your family.” Shortly after MacDonald and Moussa joined forces several years ago, they realized that they were a perfect
fit to be business partners. As part of the Re/ Max Hallmark Realty Group, MacDonald and Moussa have become one of Ottawa’s top teams, earning the prestigious Re/Max Diamond Award. Both men are also heavily involved in the community. MacDonald is the President of the Barrhaven BIA, while Moussa, an OSU soccer dad, is also the Vice President of the Havenlea Chapman Mills Community Association. “It has been a great fit,” said Moussa of their partnership. “We both have experience and we were both successful, but we have the same morals and ethics, and the same commitment to the community.” That commitment to
the community has been a big part of what drives the MacDonald-Moussa Team. They were sponsors of the 2017 Barrhaven Santa Claus Parade, and that is just the tip of the ice berg for their community contributions. They have been big supporters of the Queensway-Carleton Hospital and QCH Foundation, the Barrhaven Food Cupboard, Barrhaven Canada Day, many sports groups, local schools, and organizations including Ottawa South United, and many groups and associations within the community. One event hosted by the MacDonald-Moussa Team is their second annual “Spare A Night For QCH” Bowling Night at the Merivale Bowling Lanes.
“We are strong believers in giving back to the community that has supported us so much over the years,” said MacDonald. “When you look at all of the support we give, it all goes directly back into the community. That is important to us.” While their commitment and dedication to the community is what drives them, it is their track record and their level of personal care to their clients that define them. “When you become a client of ours, the most important things you are getting are our knowledge and our experience,” MacDonald said. “We know the market and we understand the market. We know what it takes to maximize the
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value of your home if you are selling.” One thing MacDonald and Moussa are not big on is gimmicky sales pitches. “Some brokers will claim that they will buy your home if it does not sell in 30 days,” MacDonald said. “That’s not who we are. We are about getting you top dollar for your home, even if it takes an extra few days or a couple of weeks.” While their success and track record speaks for itself, the most important thing the MacDonald-Moussa Team can provide you with is a strong, professional relationship. “We know that buying or selling a home can be one of the most important decisions a
person or a family can make in their lifetime,” said MacDonald. “We are here to take the worry out of it, and we are also here to get to know you, and find out what you like and what is the right fit for you and your family. Nim and I have both made some great friendships in this business over the years. Building these relationships are important for us as we serve our clients in the community. We want to put our clients into the right home, in the right neighbourhood, near the right school.” For more information on the MacDonald-Moussa Team or to register for the “Spare A Night For QCH” blowing fundraiser, visit www. mmteam.ca.
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Cupcakes are only part of the Anabia Cupcakery Café story For Anabia Cupcakery Café owner David De Almeida, describing his business to a new customer is simple. “We have great cupcakes,” he said, “but cupcakes are only a part of what we do. We have a lot more than cupcakes.” De Almeida opened his business in June, 2017. The vision for Anabia took a couple of twists and turns along the way. What he came up with is one of Barrhaven’s most unique businesses that has the look and feel of a quaint, European café right on Strandherd Road. “My first idea was open a bike café, and it would have been in Westboro” said De Almeida, who spent years as a competitive cyclist. “It’s a growing trend to have these cafés in Europe, Australia, and in the U.S. People ride their bikes to them, and they can enjoy the café and also get service or supplies for their bikes.” The bicycle part of the equation was not doable for De Almeida, but a bake shop and café was. “I went back to my business plan and did a lot of research,” he said. “There was nowhere in Barrhaven to get fresh baked goods. I thought that Barrhaven really needed something like this.” What De Almeida created is something unique. The food is exquisite, the coffee is premium, and the look and feel of Anabia is that of a European café. The name, Anabia, is a combination of the names of his two daughters, Analidhia and Bia. “Obviously, the first thing people talk about is our cupcakes,” he said. “I wanted the best quality. Everything is made from scratch here, and everything is fresh. We use the best flower and the best ingredients. Yes, it costs a little bit more, but our customers are paying for the best quality we can give them.” De Almeida’s eyes light up with excitement as he talks about Anabia’s cupcakes and baked goods. He is a perfectionist, and every-
thing has to pass his test. “My father was a baker,” he said, “and I started baking my own bread from scratch when I was 16. We have two outstanding bakers that work here, and everything we make has to meet our own high standards.” De Almeida took the same care in selecting the coffee that he would serve at Anabia. Café Union, a highend Montreal-based coffee company that was founded in 1910, is the coffee supplier. Their coffee is used for Anabia’s espresso, cortado, macchiato, cappuccino, latte and regular drip coffee. “I wanted to make sure that our coffee was the best,” he said. “Café Union is a high-end coffee and I wanted something that was special for our customers. We did a taste test with all of their different blends and drinks. Everything was great, and the company’s customer service is very good.” While coffee and baked goods get its customers through the day, there is a different vibe at Anabia in the evening. “A lot of people don’t realize that we are licensed,” he said. “A lot of people will come in for a glass of wine or a liqueur in the evening. We also offer a charcuterie plate, and I made the bread myself for that. Our draft beer is Beau’s, which many people consider the best local craft beer. We also have a fine selection of wines and liqueurs. Again, we want everything here to be the best.” Another delectable treat that Anabia carries is YOW Popcorn. It is a highend, premium flavoured popcorn based out of Barrhaven. “It’s a great fit for us,” said De Almeida. “They have the same approach to their popcorn as we do to our baked goods. Everything is fresh, and it is the best quality possible. It has been very popular since we have carried it.” Anabia hosts a paint night once a month, and they often have live music
in the store with local artists entertaining the customers. They also have regular specials, including a Tuesday special from 5-7 p.m. where a draft beer is half price with the purchase of a bag of YOW Popcorn. “Our biggest challenge is just to have people come inside,” De Almeida said. “Our first year has gone well – better than expected – but we still have a lot of people who don’t know that we are here.” And when they do discover Anabia, they become regulars. “We tried to create something that has a European flavour with European quality and a European ambi-
Anabia Cupcakery Café owner David De Almeida says his business has much more than delicious baked goods. Jeff Morris photo
ence, he said. “And we want to have that right here in Barrhaven so that people don’t have to go downtown
for it.” Anabia Cupcakery Café is located on Strandherd Road between Longfields
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Barrhaven Business Improvement Area (BBIA) — Ottawa’s ﬁrst suburban BIA created on January 1, 2006. There are more than 130 properties in the BBIA and almost 500 businesses within our boundaries; Highway 416, the south side of Fallowﬁeld Road, the west side of Prince of Wales and the south urban boundary. All commercial properties within the BIA boundary are automatically members of the BIA.
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The Barrhaven BIA spearheads a number of initiatives that promote Barrhaven to the advantage of all the properties located within its boundary. Through the BIA, members become more involved and informed about the plans and developments that aﬀect them. These include issues such as property development, policies, policing, by-laws, traﬃc and transportation. The BIA provides an advocacy role to its members by allowing the area to speak with a united voice on issues of common concern and interest, thereby increasing their inﬂuence at City Hall on policies that aﬀect them. For more information about the BBIA, please visit: barrhavenbia.ca.
WE ARE PLEASED TO PRESENT THIS 14TH ANNUAL BREAKFAST! SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDE COUNCILLORS HARDER AND QAQISH, MPP LISA MACLEOD, MP CHANDRA ARYA AS WELL AS HIS WORSHIP, MAYOR WATSON Many thanks to our organizing partners; Barrhaven Lions Club, Barrhaven Legion Branch 641, South Nepean Rotary Club, West Ottawa Board of Trade. Please register for event at barrhavenbia.ca/breakfasts-for-businesses
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11-year-old Barrhaven singer named Faces Top Female Artist Bollywood, Anisha said she is inspired by Ariana Grande. “She motivates me to pursue my dream, and I want to be just like her one day,” Anisha said. Anisha is looking to expand her repertoire as she pursues a future as a singer. “I’ve started singing a little bit of pop music, some old music, new music, slow music, fast music,” she said. “I am hoping to become a singer.” Anisha has already written and composed three songs, and she still finds time to sing in the ACES school choir under the guidance of one of her singing teachers and mentors, Kathy Goodsell. Anisha will be singing O Canada on Thursday, March 1 at Holi on the Hill, a festival of colours to be held at Sir John
Barrhaven’s Anisha, age 11, was named as Faces’ Magazine’s Female Artist of the Year during an awards ceremony at the Brookstreet Hotel late last month. Anisha is booked to sing O Canada before an Ottawa city council meeting in May. Mike Carroccetto photo
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The IndependentCOMMUNITY The Haven officially opened as part of three-tiered Ottawa housing project By Barrhaven Independent Staff
Watson’s Mill Manotick Inc. Accepting Student Summer Job Applications
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Our 2018 Season Opening is fast approaching and Watson’s Mill Manotick Inc. is currently accepting applications from students who wish to join our dynamic staff!
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Anticipated Positions: • Children’s Programming Assistant: $15.00/hour, 5 days/week , including some weekends. Key tasks: develop and implement the Mini‐Wheats Summer Camp; recruit and train volunteer youth leaders. • Special Events and Marketing Assistant: $15.00/hour, 5 days/week, including some weekends. Key tasks: coordinate and implement the 2018 schedule of events • Heritage Interpreters: $14.00/hour, 5 days/ week, including weekends. Key tasks: provide guided tours of Watson’s Mill
Anticipated Positions: • Children’s Programming Assistant: $15.00/hour, 5 days/week , including some weekends. Key tasks: develop and The number of work weeks is dependent on funding results (8‐16 weeks, with potential for fall hours). implement the Mini-Wheats Summer Camp; recruit and train volunteer youth leaders. Target start date, Tuesday, 15 May 2017. • Special Events and Marketing Assistant: $15.00/hour, 5 days/week, including some weekends. Key tasks: coordinate For expanded job descriptions and application instructions visit and implement thewww.watsonsmill.com/programs 2018 schedule of events The application deadline is 8 April 2017. • Heritage Interpreters: $14.00/hour, 5 days/ week, including weekends. Watson’s Mill is a unique 1860’s flour mill located in the village of Manotick and is the only working Key tasks: provide guided tours of Watson’s Mill industrial heritage site in greater Ottawa. The WMMI mandate is to preserve Watson’s Mill as a working
A three-layered government objective to provide safe and affordable housing to more families and individuals in Ottawa was launched in Barrhaven last week. The federal, provincial and municipal governments are investing more than $74 million to create more than 675 affordable housing units. The announcement was made at the official opening of The Haven on Via Verona, off Longfields and across from Ken Ross Park. The development will provide more families, seniors, chronically homeless men and women, and people living with disabilities a place to call home in Ottawa. The
flour and feed mill and a social, cultural and educational focal point for the community and visitors. Watson’s Mill, 5525 Dickinson Street, Historic Dickinson Square, Manotick. Tel.: 613‐692‐6455 • www.watsonsmill.com
The number of work weeks is dependent on funding results (8-16 weeks, with potential for fall hours). Target start date, Tuesday, 15 May 2018.
Politicians came out en masse for the official opening of The Haven, an affordable rental housing project in the heart of Barrhaven near Longfields Station. Mike Carroccetto photo
Haven, built in partnership with the Multifaith Housing Initiative, will provide 98 affordable apartments, including 10 accessible units. The Honourable JeanYves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), along with the Honourable Peter Milczyn, Ontario’s Minister
of Housing and Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy, made the announcement last Tuesday. Jim Watson, Mayor of the City of Ottawa, also participated in the event. Among the other dignitaries present were Barrhaven Councillor Jan Harder and Ontario Minister of Infrastucture and Ottawa West-Nepean MPP Bob Chiarelli.
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For expanded job descriptions and application instructions visit www.watsonsmill.com/programs The application deadline is 8 April 2018. Watson’s Mill is a unique 1860’s flour mill located in the village of Manotick and is the only working industrial heritage site in greater Ottawa. The WMMI mandate is to preserve Watson’s Mill as a working flour and feed mill and a social, cultural and educational focal point for the community and visitors. Watson’s Mill, 5525 Dickinson Street, Historic Dickinson Square, Manotick. Tel.: 613-692-6455 • www.watsonsmill.com
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HAVEN continues from page 12 The federal and provincial governments jointly contributed more than $54 million through the Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH) Agreement. The City of Ottawa also contributed more than $20 million to these projects. The investment is for 16 projects in Ottawa, one of which is The Haven. The projects fall under Canada’s 10-year, $40 billion National Housing Strategy. “This is the first ever national housing strategy,” said Minister Duclos. “The government is investing $40 billion for Canadians so that they can have a place to call home.” Under the National Housing Strategy, the federal government will recognize and progressively implement every Canadian’s right to access housing that meets their needs and that they can afford. “Our Government is taking action to strengthen
the middle class,” added Minister Duclos. “Through new investments in the National Housing Strategy, we will ensure that more Canadians have access to housing that meets their needs and that they can afford. We will reduce housing need, lift more Canadians out of poverty, and contribute to strong, more inclusive communities.” The Honourable Peter Milczyn, Ontario Minister of Housing and Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy, said he spent many hours on the phone with Duclos and said it was finally nice to discuss the project in person at The Haven. “As a government, it’s our vision that every family has an affordable place to call home,” said Minister Milczyn. “When all three levels of government work together we can build strong, inclusive communities and reach our goal of ending chronic homelessness by 2025.”
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson said the city is committed to providing access to safe and affordable housing to all of the city’s residents. “These important investments will help our most vulnerable residents find a stable place they can call home,” said Mayor Watson. “By working collaboratively with the Provincial and Federal Governments and with our service providers, the City is increasing its affordable and supportive housing stock and remains on track to meet its goal of ending chronic homelessness by 2024.” The Haven, owned by the Multifaith Housing Initiative, was referred to as a crown jewel among the 16 projects. The Multifaith Housing Initiative of Ottawa was established as a non-profit charitable organization in 2002, which has grown into a coalition of over 80 faith communities including Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindu, Uni-
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Veteran athletes with Barrhaven ties excited to be in Pyeong Chang The Olympics will be somewhat of a swan song for a pair of veteran athletes with ties to Barrhaven. Bobsledder Jesse Lumsden, who spent his childhood in Barrhaven before moving to Burlington at the age of 12, will be competing in his final Olympics. Former NHL player Chris Kelly, a longtime Stonebridge resident, will be the captain of the Canadian men’s hockey team. Lumsden’s journey to Olympic bobsledding has been welldocumented. The son of former Ottawa Gee Gees and CFL star Neil Lumsden, Jesse won the Hec Crighton Trophy as the top university football player in Canada in 2004. He spent time in the NFL as a running back before coming to the CFL, where his career was cut short by a shoulder injury. Lumsden turned to bobsledding in 2009, and qualified for the 2010 Vancouver
Olympics. In 2014 in Sochi, Lumsden’s hopes for a medal were ended by a frightening crash where their four-man sled flipped and skidded to the finish line upsidedown. “We crossed the finish line and we were afforded that third run,” said Lumsden. “My mom found out we were okay and sent me an email that said, ‘Don’t let that be your last run.’ That was our mindset going into that run. We had the fastest Canadian push and we had the 10th fastest time on a track that was deteriorating, so there were some silver linings that came out of that. I’m glad we finished the way we finished. It built a lot of character.” Lumsden took two years off and then rejoined the national team in 2016. He is excited to be competing for Canada one for one last Olympics. “It’s special to wear
that maple leaf and to have it as part of your wardrobe,” he said. “I will cherish that. But it’s not about track suits and photo shoots. We are going there to win some hardware.” Lumsden won a silver medal in December in the two-man event on the World Cup circuit. Kelly, meanwhile, has been playing for the Belleville Senators of the AHL this year, and was named captain of the Canadian men’s team. A longtime Ottawa Senator, Kelly won a Stanley Cup with Boston before returning to the Sens last year. Through his time in Boston, he remained a Barrhaven resident. This year, he began the season with a try out with the Edmonton Oilers. He came back to the Sens and has been playing in Belleville. “Such a great honour,” Kelly told reporters after being named captain. “And very humbling. There’s so many
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Former Barrhaven resident Jesse Lumsden will be competing in his final Olympics in Pyeong Chang. Canadian Olympic file photo
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Bob Wilson (right) receives the Mayor’s Cup for outstanding contributions to sport in Ottawa from Jim Watson during the Ottawa Sports Awards at Algonquin College on Wednesday, Jan. 31. Among other things, Wilson is credited with helping East Nepean Little League bring the Canadian championships to Barrhaven in the summer of 2015. Mike Carroccetto photo
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