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MPP MacLeod had raised concerns over Patrick Brown rumours Nepean-Carleton Progressive Conservative MPP Lisa MacLeod wasted little time in letting her feelings known about the allegations of sexual misconduct against her party’s leader. “Every citizen of Ontario deserves respect,” MacLeod said in a statement issued Jan. 24 in reaction to the allegations made against then-Tory leader Patrick Brown. “Everyone has the right to be free from behaviour or advances. I do not and will not tolerate abuse or harassment, and I will do everything in my power to fight against it. My heart goes out to the women who have been impacted by this behaviour. It takes courage to come forward and make these claims. These women deserve our support and thanks.” On Friday, MacLeod told CTV News that she had raised concerns about Brown before the two women who made the allegations stepped forward. MacLeod said that she knew about one of

the two situations. One of the women who came forward last week had confided in MacLeod after an event in Ottawa last year. The woman had worked in Brown’s constituency office in 2013 while she was a university student. “There were lots of things that were percolating that a lot of people heard,” MacLeod said to reporters Friday. MacLeod told CTV that she did not tell anyone in the party’s senior management or members of caucus. She did tell former Stephen Harper communications aide Dmitri Soudas, who is a PC campaign volunteer, about rumours that involved inappropriate touching and multiple girlfriends. MacLeod said she was told the rumours were unfounded. MacLeod said she went to Soudas because he was a friend, and because she did not trust Brown’s staff. Soudas tweeted that MacLeod did inform her about rumours and allegations, and that he

Patrick Brown and Lisa MacLeod pose together for a photo during an election style stop in Nepean last November.

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had urged her to raise the issues with Brown directly and with caucus. Former NHL star Eric Lindros was also dragged into the conversation, as

Soudas said that MacLeod told him the rumours about Brown came from Lindros. MacLeod tweeted that she and Lindros never spoke about

the allegations, but he did ask her in November “what is it that they have on Patrick Brown?” Lindros was working on the Rowan’s Law con-

cussion legislation with MacLeod. Brown has denied the allegations, and said he will remain as MPP for Simcoe North.


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Barrhaven resident presses Wynne on job loss issue at Nepean town hall By Charlie Senack As the next provincial election looms, Premier Kathleen Wynne hosted a town hall at Ben Franklin Place in West Nepean on Jan. 18. More than 300 people attended the event, with the room reaching capacity half an hour before the Premier arrived. An overflow area also had to be set up in the hallway for others to watch. Cheryl Jensen, the President of Algonquin College hosted the

90-minute discussion, and many topics came up from the legalization of marijuana, to the treatment of seniors in longterm care homes, and the minimum wage increase. Shirley Mosley, a long time Bayshore area resident and elder abuse advocate, asked the Premier when the elder abuse will stop in relation to the recent verbal and physical abuse seen recently in Ottawa long-term care homes. The 76-year-old said she would like to see cam-

eras put into all the rooms in long-term care homes across the province. “I think there is not a person in this room or in the lobby that does not believe that we need to treat in our society, elderly and vulnerable people with respect, gentleness (and) care,” Wynne responded to Mosley’s comment.

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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne hosted a town hall meeting at Ben Franklin Place Jan. 18. Charlie Senack photo

DINING OUT g Featurin Valentine’s Day Dining!

Six reasons to dine out this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is celebrated in various ways throughout the world. One of the more popular methods of spending time with a romantic partner is over a delicious meal at a nice restaurant. Statistics Brain says that 34.6 percent of Valentine’s Day celebrants in the United States dine outside of the home, making this day dedicated to couples one of the most popular days to dine out all year. Dining out on Valentine’s Day helps to make the day more special, and the fol-

lowing are a number of additional reasons why couples should enjoy a meal out on the town this February 14. 1. Embrace the chance to try new foods. Dining out gives individuals the opportunity to try new cuisine they may not attempt at home. This is a chance to expand flavor profiles and give something new a chance. 2. Enjoy creative plating. Many restaurants expend extra effort on presentation on Valentine’s Day, dressing the plates with special garnish or with a unique presentation of the foods. Valentine’s Day

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meals are often as beautiful to look at as they are delicious to eat. Experiencing such visual masterpieces can add to the enjoyment of the night out. 3. Enjoy a night off from cooking. One of the biggest benefits of dining out on Valentine’s Day is enjoying an evening away from the kitchen. Heading out for a restaurant meal means no stressing over what to cook for dinner, no wrangling with ingredients and no postmeal cleanup. 4. Learn something new. Chefs and restaurants may


pull out all the stops for a special occasion like Valentine’s Day. Diners may learn more about exotic foods and wine pairings on Valentine’s Day than they might when dining out on less popular nights. 5. Beat the winter blues. For much of the country, Valentine’s Day occurs during a time of year when winter is at its most harsh. Wintertime can be isolating as many people spend increased hours indoors to avoid inclement weather. Dining out gives couples the opportunity to get some fresh air and

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dine in a social environment that can help buoy spirits. 6. Jump start other activities. Dining at a restaurant may be the precursor to other things to come on Valentine’s Day. While out, couples may opt to head to a movie, enjoy some local live theater or stroll through a museum gallery. A good meal can make for the perfect starter to a memorable Valentine’s Day. Dining out on Valentine’s Day is a tradition that can benefit couples in various ways and make an already special holiday that much more memorable.

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Mayor delivers positive messages at WOBT breakfast in Barrhaven By Jeff Morris It was a morning of positive messages as Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson addressed the West Ottawa Board of Trade at the association’s annual Mayor’s Breakfast at the Cedarhill Golf Club in Barrhaven Jan. 19. Close to 100 business people from the board – which was formed out of the old Nepean and Kanata Chambers of Commerce – were in attendance to hear Watson speak. However, while the event took place in Barrhaven, there was extremely little participation from our community. The vast majority of attendees, from business people to politicians, were from Kanata and Stittsville. Watson addressed a

number of topics, including the 2018 budget. Watson joked about having an appendix attack on the day the budget was approved, but assured everyone that the debate with councillors did not bring on the attack. “We had the opportunity to have a full scale debate on what we wanted as a community, and what we could afford, and what was needed to continue to be a special place to live, work and visit,” said Watson. The mayor talked about keeping the budget to a two per cent increase for the eighth straight year, and also mentioned that many third parties gave the city ringing endorsements for its fiscal planning. He added that Deutsch Bank named Ottawa the seventh best city

to live in worldwide, and the best city in Canada to live in. Transit and light rail were among the key topics that Watson touched upon. Watson said the LRT will open for passengers in Ottawa this year. It is a $2.1 billion project with its western portal being Tunney’s Pasture. The rail line will go to LeBreton Flats and then go underground for 2.5 kms to Queen Street. The trains come above ground at Ottawa U and continue east to Blair Station. Watson said that after the first phase is complete, he wants to see the line go further west, further east and further south. “There is a lot of enthusiasm and people are anxious to see the

trains rolling,” Watson said. “Everyone has recognized we have a congestion problem in the downtown core. Our bus system is reaching capacity on Slater and Albert in rush hour.” Watson said that the current system can get 8,000 people in and out of downtown in an hour. Light rail will enable 24,000 people to get in and out of downtown every hour, with trains going every five minutes. While the first phase of the light rail system is underway, Watson said that the city wants to take it further to the east, west and south. He said plans for the east are to extend the service to Trim Road and Place d’Orleans, while in the west, light rail will stop at Algonquin College and continue to Moodie

cities Amazon might pick, a bid Ottawa also entered but lost. Multiple questions from the audience related to the legalization of marijuana, something the federal government would like to see by July 2018. Wynne says her two biggest priorities are ensuring the safety of our youth, and taking the cannabis out of the hands of the black market. “It’s a big shift, it’s a really big change for our society,” said Wynne. “Right now, kids can get marijuana, but they get it off of the street and they don’t know what is in it. There are no controls around it.” Wynne added there should be more of an education for youth around the effects of using marijuana, something that’s currently not in place. This is just one of many town halls Wynne will be holding around

Ontario leading up to the election which is expected to take place in June this year. Most of

those who attended the town hall in Ottawa say it did not impact how they will vote.

Drive and Bayshore. To the south, the O Train will go to the airport and the EY Centre, and continue to Bowesville Road in Riverside South. Watson said there is also an environmental assessment underway to extend the train further to the west. “We want to go farther west,” Watson said. “We recognize the growth in Kanata and Stittsville so we are undergoing an environmental assessment thanks to federal funds. That environmental assessment is telling us

what route to be taken as we go farther west into Kanata and Stittsville, and what the more precise cost will be. We don’t have the funding to implement the environmental assessment findings for this year, but we want to be ready so that when the federal and provincial governments commit the infrastructure funds.” Watson also said that for those commuting into the city without public transit, there is an increased commitment to improve roads.

job loss continues from page 2 Barrhaven resident Brandon Wallingford, 29, interrupted the Premier to ask about what benefits the Ontario government has in place for those who are out of work because of the minimum wage increase. The story is personal for Wallingford. His girlfriend – a recent immigrant – has recently lost her job because of the minimum wage increase when the retailer she worked at shut down. “(It was) shut down because of the minimum wage increase and three people lost their jobs,” Wallingford told Wynne during the Town Hall. Wynne replied saying, “We are creating jobs every single month in this province. We are leading growth and what that means is there are more jobs being created in Ontario than most of the other provinces.” She added that Toronto was among 20 top

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Richcraft development at Mountshannon and Longfields to include rentals I find more and more that many people have been asking about rental product in Barrhaven. Last week, I met with Richcraft and they let me know that their development of 179 units on Mountshannon and Longfields (which has been in the works for years and years!) is soon to be built. What is interesting is that they will market it as rental units. This will be another opportunity for, in particular seniors who want to sell their large homes and rent, as well as many others to stay in Barrhaven. Early servicing is going to begin in February. You should see buildings start to go up in July. You can check out to view their rental product type. Speaking of development and also in Longfields, Campanale has just submitted more plans for their lands between Juluca’s at Longfields Station and Pierre Elliot Trudeau. A bit more neighbourhood commercial integrated with dwelling units will be built. This has been a crazy winter in Ottawa and keeping the sidewalks open and the roads wide has been a challenge. With 26 schools in Barrhaven and with few students with access to a bus it is natural that parents/grands/caregivers want to pick up/drop off their children. Please make sure you are obeying all the laws when you do so. Those laws are in place to safeguard our kiddos and I am hearing complaints from schools as to the difficulty that teachers are having before and after school due to the “unknown”. Bylaw and Ottawa Police will be doing sweeps of school zones and charges will definitely be laid. This is a heads up.

Winter in Brrrhaven

Bundle up for “Winter in Brrrhaven” on February 3rd at 11am - 2pm. Shake off the winter blues with a hot bowl of chili, a steaming cup of hot chocolate


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and join in the many activities that are lined up for the whole family to enjoy. Bring your skates for the outdoor rink. Enjoy the hilarious musical stylings of children’s entertainer Yaki! Get a taste of the competition in the chili cook-off. Support the invaluable work of the Barrhaven Food Cupboard with a cash donation. For further information contact or

Maddy’s Gala

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.

Ottawa Children’s Gala

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:

Annual Barrhaven Community Networking Breakfast for Charity

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.

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 @ If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities please visit the website: 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.

Barrhaven Senior’ Council Breakfast & Luncheons

Over 60 seniors joined us on January 11th for our first catered meal at the Barrhaven Seniors Centre. From January to April, each month they will offer both a breakfast and a lunch at very low prices to fellow seniors. For details as to dates and menu, please contact or call Don at 613-440-3620.

Spring Bus Day Trip

May 26th, 2018 to Akwesane Mohawk Casio & Bingo Palace. Join in for a fun filled day trip to Akwesasne Mohawk Casino and Bingo Palace, nestled at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York. Cost Per Person: $65

including Transportation, Bonus Package and all taxes. For more information on this trip - or our 3-day October 2 to 4th fall trip to Quebec City. Please contact or call Don at 613-440-3620. Reserve your seat now. This tour will sell out quickly.

From our Community Police Officer

I want to remind everyone how easy it is to become contaminated by an opioid. It can be absorbed through your skin by indirect contact or it may be inhaled in a room that you enter. If you notice a friend having problems breathing, beginning to act out of character, become drowsy, appears dizzy it may be a sign of exposure . This is happening to all age groups and in places that we would not expect.

Simply going to the bathroom when you are out for dinner with your family can result in such a situation. If you see someone in distress, please call for help to get that person assessed. How many times have we all walked by a person sitting outside of an establishment thinking they were impaired by choice. Times have changed I’m afraid. We all need to educate ourselves for the signs and be prepared to act. Ottawa Public health is a good resource to read more. Attached is the stats for Ottawa concerning emergency visits for possible overdose. Also, please report suspicious incidents to police. reports-research-andstatistics/resources/Documents/ED_visits_1707_ en.pdf

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It’s time for MacLeod to step up and save her party Look beyond the disgrace of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party. There are bigger issues at play here. Even before the Tories brought us Sexual Misconduct-palooza, Patrick Brown gave them little to no chance of dethroning what many Ontarians call the worst and most corrupt government in Ontario history. The big question that we have to look at is why. Why did it go on for so long at so many levels before this came out in the open? Using a golf analogy, why did it not come out until the about the 16th hole of the election campaign? Why did the Tory insiders who knew about this not think that it would bubble up to the surface? Why would any of us think that a party attacking the Wynne Liberals for their grotesque levels of corruption would have any merit whatsoever moving forward? Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod knew something was up. She tried to alert people whom she thought could do something about it. One of the two women who accused Patrick Brown of sexual misconduct confided in her. But what could MacLeod do? There was no secret that Patrick Brown was not a Lisa MacLeod fan after MacLeod supported Christine Elliott in the last PC leader-


ship race. MacLeod did not trust anyone on Brown’s staff enough to come forward with the allegations. And given what has happened with the sexual assault accusations facing PC President Rick Dykstra, it’s not like she could go to the top of the party with these problems. MacLeod was left handcuffed, and all she could do was wait for the Patrick Brown bus to fly off the cliff and then let out a resounding ‘I told you so.’ As awful as this was, the PC party needed this to happen to move forward. They needed an enema. Patrick Brown and Rick Dykstra gave them one. But who does the PC Party have to lead their turnaround? Toronto Councillor Doug Ford was the first to toss his hat into the ring. But if you are trying to rebrand your party, does the brother of the controversial former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford have the image they need? Vic Fideli would be a good choice, but is he just another vanilla candidate who would have little chance of beating the Liberals. Caroline Mulroney’s name has been tossed around. MacLeod has not ruled out another run at leadership. Selecting a female leader would be the best thing the PC Party could do to move forward. And maybe Lisa MacLeod as a leader is exactly what the PC Party – and Ontario – needs right now.

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Out of place as a ruralsexual 20th Centurian Trendy words slip in and out of our everyday language. I thought of one of those words that was overused about five or 10 years ago, but I can’t recall the last time I heard it. Metrosexual. Do you remember that one? I don’t really fit that description. In fact, I used to joke that I was ruralsexual. But last month, I found myself at ground zero of Metrosexual-topia. Lululemon. I had to return something for the Diva. She belongs at Lululemon. Me? Not so much. I walked into Bayshore and looked at the ginormous iPadlike store locater. I started typing in Lululemon. The letters were like eight feet high. People were walking by. I was thinking about saying, ‘I’m not going there for me.’ Then I realized they probably already knew. I’m not good on the big iPad map. In fact, I ended up on the wrong floor, headed in the wrong direction. Why can’t it just tell you to turn right, left, or go upstairs? Eventually, I found the store. I walked in. I felt like I needed my passport. I was just a tourist in Yogatopia. I prayed to God that I wouldn’t run into anyone I knew. Then I saw men’s clothes. They aren’t meant for men like me. Their clothes are for neat and organized men who are capable of putting stuff from Ikea together without it being an eighth of an inch off. I’m too Homer Simpsony. An over-bubbly employee walked by with an erasable marker. She had just emerged from the change room area. I looked at the names on the board. Kali, Kaitlin and Kayleigh. Then another woman appeared and her name was written on the board. Keisha. ‘Oh, for Krist’s sake,’ I thought to myself. ‘Of course it’s Keisha.’ Keisha’s boyfriend was standing beside me. We didn’t speak, but we bonded. We made eye contact. Like me, he had that ‘OMG I hope I don’t see anyone I know’ look on his face. At that moment, a man emerged from one of the change rooms. It was Don. I’m guessing he was in his 50s and had a haircut and look that screamed accountant-chic. He was wearing skin tight charcoal men’s yoga pants and a long sleeve skin tight charcoal top. I wanted to make a comment to Keisha’s boyfriend, but I didn’t want to draw attention to myself. Don was a small logo on his chest away from being on the crew of the Starship Enterprise. Or maybe Don was auditioning for that new Vegas act, the Charcoal Grey Man Group. Or maybe he was one of the dancers for the Mike Myers “Sprokets” skit on

Saturday Night Live from back in the day. My mind suddenly escaped to an Ingmar Bergman, Seventh Seal-like black and white daydream. Dark clouds rolled in above the harsh waves. Sarcasm had put Embarrassment in check in their chess game on the beach. They were playing for my soul. It’s amazing that, 35 years later, Film Studies 101 is still messing with my head. If I have lost you, well, FROM THE Google can fill you in. Finally, the bubbly yoga girl employee noticed I was out of place – like a packet of mustard amidst the peanut butter by Jeff Morris and jam at the Hampton Inn breakfast nook. “Can I help you?” she chipperly chirped. “For God’s sake, yes,” I said. “I just want to return these items. Um. They’re not mine. It’s for my wife.” As she took me to the bubbly yoga cashier, I looked around and did some more investigative journalism to reaffirm how out of place I was. The yoga people all had this look to them. It was hard to put a finger on it. As I saw myself in a full length mirror, I noticed my Adidas hoodie under my Adidas winter jacket and I was wearing my Adidas hat. My Adidas logo was being overshadowed by the Lululemon logo. By the way, I did learn while there that the Lululemon logo is a stylized “A” that stands for “Athletically hip,” which was one of the names founder Chip Wilson was considering when he named his company. And why did his parents call him Chip? Was Biff already taken in their family? Finally, the return transaction was completed. I left Lululemon and craved something kind of testosterony. Spellcheck says that’s not a word. Spellcheck has obviously never gone to Lululemon to return something for Mrs. Spellcheck. I wonder if they have a kid named Chip Spellcheck. I went to A&W in the food court. The meat is free of hormones. Evidently, sodium isn’t a hormone. Regardless, after a Teen Burger onion rings and a root beer, I felt manly again. They didn’t have a Yoga Girl Burger. Last stop was Van’s. I belonged in there less than I did in Lululemon. I had to pick up Van’s socks for Adam. Millennials wandered around staring at their phones, saying words I didn’t know. They gawked at me. I was clearly guilty of cultural trespassing. According to Millennials, people my age don’t know anything. For example, I don’t know why fluorescent knee-high socks with a palm tree print for $20 are popular. But they are. Because I don’t know anything. I guess the only thing worse than being ruralsexual is being a 20th Centurian.


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It’s all about family for Barrhaven Tim Hortons owner

When we think of family businesses in the community or even in Canada, we don’t often think about Tim Hortons. But for Barrhaven businessman Simon Beaulieu, Tim Hortons has been a part of his family for two generations and has become a grat Canadian family business success story. Beaulieu owns Tim Hortons locations on Strandherd Drive, as well as the Tim Hortons in the Ultramar gas station on Woodroffe and Rideaucrest. The Deep River native and his wife are second-generation Tim’s franchise owners. His family has operated the Tim Hortons restaurants in Barrhaven since they first opened. “Our family has been involved with Tim Hor-

tons since 1990, so it’s fair to say I grew up in the business,” said Beaulieu. “We opened the 500th Tim Hortons in Aylmer back then.” There are now about 4,500 Tim Hortons locations in 9 different countries. Beaulieu says, however, that the company is driven by local small business owners and entrepreneurs. “The company is 99 per cent franchised,” he said. “Tim Hortons restaurants are owned by business owners in your community. I went to university and became an engineer, but then decided to become an entrepreneur. My wife, Margaret, who I met in Engineering is my business partner, so it is a true family business.” Business aside, for the Beaulieu’s, it goes back to family. Tim Hortons is a family business and we work hard to support the community and other Barrhaven families. Simon is an active member of the Barrhaven BIA and proud supporter of the community.

One of the biggest sponsorships for Tim Hortons in Barrhaven each year is the annual Santa Claus Parade. “The parade is only part of it,” he said. “It’s a great family event – we love going to it, too – and we always have a lot of families coming in before and after the parade. The programs like Timbits hockey and soccer, and our Tim Hortons Children Foundation and Camp Day – those are also things that help us become part of the lives of the families in the community. Right now, kids are involved in the Timbits hockey program. It’s exciting for them when they see that Sidney Crosby grew up playing in the Timbits program, too.” With tens of thousands of people lining the parade route, it is a big night for their RioCan Marketplace location and a big night for an important local charity. “It’s definitely a big evening for us,” said Beaulieu. “We have a tent set up, and we bring in

Simon Beaulieu of Tim Hortons is proud to be a sponsor of the Barrhaven Santa Claus Parade. Jeff Morris photo

the Tim Hortons Coffee Truck. All of our parade route proceeds from the event go to support the Barrhaven Food Cupboard.” The parade has become a signature event in the community, tailored at bringing fam-

ilies together to celebrate the kick off of the Christmas season. “It’s a great event for us to be involved in as a sponsor,” said Beaulieu. “We sponsor a number of community events – as many as we can – like the parade and Barrhaven’s

Canada Day. We also have things we sponsor regionally, such as the Timbits hockey and soccer programs.” While Tim Hortons is seen as a corporate company by many of its customers, it’s a family business for the Beaulieu’s.

At Mattamy, it’s not just about your home, it’s about your community As Barrhaven has grown and matured as a community, so has the commitment that Mattamy Homes has made to making the community they helped build become better. Mattamy has been a strong supporter of local events, including the Barrhaven Santa Claus Parade. Among other community events they have supported was a title sponsorship at the 2015 Canadian Little League Baseball Championships, held at Ken Ross Park last summer. They are also a supporter of Habitat for Humanity, as well as a title sponsor for The Ride,

a cycling event to raise funds for the Ottawa Hospital Foundation. Mattamy Homes is recognized as North America’s largest privately owned home builder. They have more than 70,000 homeowners in hundreds of communities, from Barrhaven to places as far away as Florida and Arizona. Years ago, founder Peter Gilgan took a look around and saw an opportunity to create something unique in a world of uniformity. Mr. Gilgan studied home design concepts from all over North America, particularly that of

a growing movement. Named New Urbanism it called for homes to be more individual in character, designed into friendlier communities, infused with integrated green space, and with consideration given to people over cars. Our initial foray into this approach resulted in community design with lots configured by width not depth. WideLo homes helped Mattamy evolve into Canada’s largest builder of new homes. Today, Mattamy is rigorous about every single aspect of community planning. They acquire the land, design

the homes, plan the streets, and then create the people spaces— the walking and biking trails, parks, and other community features. Mattamy’s process remains unchanged in one fundamental way. We continue to keep our eyes, ears, and minds open. They talk to future and present homeowners to completely understand diverse and evolving styles of living. And they continually attempt to provide for you the best, most liveable spaces with everything they learn. According to Mattamy’s website, their communities are just

as important as their homes. “That’s why we ensure all of our neighbourhoods not only offer parks and play areas, they also provide access to local health care and recreation facilities. Through the Mattamy Homes ‘Community Is Our Home’ program, and the Peter Gilgan Foundation, we are proud to play our part in supporting local charitable organizations towards the creation of vibrant, healthy communities. From the community-based cancer support centre, to the neonatal clinic, to the university athletic

centre, or a youth skillsdevelopment program, we contribute important funding to build longterm community facilities that enrich people’s lives. “Our philosophy about community is simple. It’s action. More than playing a role, we intend to have an impact. For us, community can be our neighbourhoods, the cities we work and live in, or the professional bodies with whom we engage. Our business is about making and doing so, anything less is unimaginable. For the trust you place in us, we’re delighted to pay it forward.”


The IndependentCOMMUNITY Barrhaven hosts scroll saved from the ashes of the Holocaust a period of 18 months, a sofer painstakingly rewrote the faded letters and replaced parts of parchment that were beyond repair. Having been finally completed last year, the newly refurbished Torah has been sent on a historic mission, hopping from community to community, in a spiritual gesture of unity that spans continents, cultures, and generations. The scroll travels in an attractive blue cloth covering inscribed with a dedication from Wien to those who died in the Holocaust and in celebration of the revival of Jewish life and Torah study across the globe. The historic scroll will be present at the Ottawa Torah Centre at 111 Lamplighters Drive in Barrhaven, where it will be used during the Sabbath services on February

3rd. Participants will be honored to carry, kiss and even read from its ancient letters. “This is especially significant as we have just commemorated Holocaust Memorial Day last week when we remember those murdered and honour their families,” said Rabbi Menachem M. Blum, director and spiritual leader of Ottawa Torah Centre. “It is deeply poignant that we will remembering with this tangible artifact, historic Torah scroll, that was saved from the ashes of the Holocaust, uniting with Jews all over the globe, our past, and our future.” The community is invited to join Ottawa Torah Centre for Shabbat prayer services on Saturday, February 3 where the Torah scroll will be read at 11:00 am, followed by a traditional kiddush luncheon.

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Seventy-eight years ago, a Torah scroll was sentenced to death along with the Jewish people. This weekend, it will be in Barrhaven, as part of a whirlwind tour that will include hundreds of Jewish communities all across the globe. On Kristallnacht, the “night of broken glass” when more than 1,400 synagogues were torched and 7,000 Jewish businesses were destroyed across Germany, 14-yearold Isaac Schwartz of Hamburg knew he had to act. Seeing a pyre of Torah scrolls and other Jewish sacred items left unattended, he bravely doused the flames and attempted to recover the holy objects. His heroic efforts yielded a single Torah scroll. A Torah scroll, which contains the Five Books of Moses, is the most sacred object

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North Gower’s 56th Winter Carnival February 2nd & February 3rd, 2018

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The Murder Mystery this year, is a 1950’s flashback - to a high school reunion where everyone is eagerly awaiting one of their own - a very well-known Rock and

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6:30 pm – doors open 7:00 pm dinner served. Tickets for the dinner and theatre presentation are $25/person and must be pre-purchased. Dinner by GrillMaster Catering will include 1/4 BBQ chicken, dinner rolls, baked potatoes, vegetable, and assorted dessert squares. For families with children - Extra plates and cutlery will be available for those wanting to share their dinner. Tickets - Floral Reef Designs - 2333 Church St. and Perkins Lumber - 2338 Roger Stevens Dr. Cash Bar will be open 8:00 pm Pick Up Broomball Tournament – on the rink

Friday February 3rd 8:00 – 10:30 am Pancake Breakfast – pancakes with blueberries, sausage or ham Adults $6.00 Baked beans, coffee, tea, juice Children under 10 -$3.00

9:00 – Noon Bake Sale - hosted by Holy Trinity Anglican Church 9:30 – noon Snowmobile Rally Registration – Rideau Snowmobile Club Contact Wayne Avery (613)489-3265 for more info Event is weather permitting 10:00 am Zip-E Clown Eccentric Adam otherwise known as Zip-E is a clown of extraordinary kind. He does what he does based on true characteristics of a believable clown character that has nothing more than his naive, whimsical and of course physical comedy to entice and excite audiences of all ages. Zip-E performs with precision of jest in direct communication with his audience. His stage show is an interactive mixture of musical comedy, balloons and clown magic and will be enjoyed not just by the children but the adults too! 10:00 am Scouts will be cooking up Elephant Ears for you to purchase and enjoy! 11:00 -1 pm

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Half Moon Bay commuter not happy with #LifeOnThe95 The Editor, Re: Route 95 problems in Half Moon Bay and Quinn’s Pointe On December 24, OC Transpo announced a new schedule for the 95 bus route. While changes were announced to meet “customer’s changing needs”, Barrhaven residents quickly turned to social media and their local councillor, Jan Harder, to argue otherwise. Since changes were introduced, the Half Moon Bay and Quinn’s Pointe communities have struggled with poor bus availability, inconsistent scheduling and unacceptable wait times. The result is a commute that should be about 45 to 50 minutes is often doubled to 1.5 to 2 hours. This is especially true for South Nepean residents heading home from the downtown area. Some days, there is a 30-minute wait to catch a 95 bus from the Albert station and then another 20 to 30-minute wait at Barrhaven Centre (Strandherd Station) in order to complete the commute home. While the 95 bus route was extended to the Half Moon Bay and Quinn’s Pointe communities, through the creation of the

95 Cambrian, the number of 95 Cambrian buses travelling southwest to Barrhaven seem few and far between, at least compared to the ‘regular’ 95 Barrhaven Centre route. With frustrations growing, I took to Twitter using the hashtag #LifeOnThe95 to document the long wait times. What I never expected was the overwhelming response of others experiencing the same issue. Ms. Harder caught wind of the #LifeOnThe95 conversation and tweeted this (see photo): “I told @ OC_Transpo management this is not acceptable..... Residents didn’t wait a full year to get crappy service.....” How can the situation be made better? Residents who live in Half Moon Bay and Quinn’s Point definitely need more buses on that route. Transforming the 95 Cambrian into an express route would certainly help improve overall travel times. As the city continues to approve construction in the new Barrhaven areas south of the Jock River, it will also need to focus on improving public transit, too. OC Transpo subse-

quently replied via Twitter that “...staff are reviewing the route and comments we’ve received...” from bus riders. That begs the question: how much longer will it be until OC Transpo fixes this problem? Amanda Bernardo Half Moon Bay resident Amanda Bernardo is not happy with the service provided to Half Moon Bay residents by OC Transpo. Independent photo by Mike Carroccetto

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The Independent#DISCOVERBARRHAVEN Growing with community key for more than two decades at Southpointe Dental Being located at Strandherd and Woodroffe could be considered a perfect location for a bustling business in Barrhaven. “We’ve been here 22 years, and we are still growing,” said Dr. John Chu. “People move to Barrhaven and they want someone who is established in the community. We get a lot of people because of the ratings and testimonials we get from our patients on social media.” Southpointe Dental has been at its current location for 13 years, having moved from Fallowfield Crossing in 2005. For Chu, who joined the practice as a partner in 1998 and became a sole proprietor in 2005, he has seen a lot of changes in the past decade at what is now one of Bar-

rhaven’s hot corners. “In 1996, when our practice opened, this was Farrhaven,” he said. “I remember when the land next to us was a cow pasture. We would look out the window and have cows outside. I remember when we got our first Tim Hortons and when Canadian Tire opened as the first big box store. Look at us now. We have Indigo and so many other stores, and we even have a Costco.” In their old location, Chu said they were bursting at the seams and in need of a larger space. He literally let his dog sniff out the new location. “I was living in a townhouse in Southpointe,” he said. “I was out walking the dog one night and I saw the signs up that space was available. I pulled out my flip phone

and called the number to inquire about space. At the time, I didn’t know there was going to be a bridge or that all of this growth would happen the way it has. We decided it was a great move. We have been here ever since.” The practice moved to Southpointe, and it continued to grow. Dr. Katerine Muzar joined the staff six years ago. “We have 20-year patients,” Chu said. “Many of the original patients are still with us, and in a lot of cases, their kids are now patients, too.” Continuity and customer care have been among the reasons that Southpointe Dental continues to grow after two decades in the community. “What we really focus on is personal service,”

Chu said. “We get to know our patients. When our patients come in, they know that they will have the same hygienist and see the same doctor, and that they will be greeted by the same people every time. That is important to people. It’s comforting.”

Dental continues on page 13 Dr. John Chu of Southpointe Dental is celebrating his 20th anniversary with the practice. They moved to their new location in 2005. Jeff Morris photo



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The IndependentCOMMUNITY Dental continues from page 12 Chu said that most of his staff lives in Barrhaven, which only helps deepen the business’s roots in the community. “People come in and they know we are part of the community,” Chu said. “It makes a difference.” Chu is also a big believer in giving back to the community. Last year, Southpointe Dental was a sponsor of the Barrhaven Santa Claus Parade. They have also sponsored a number of youth sports programs, including the Ottawa Pacers Speedskating Club and teams at the Calabogie Motorsports

“People come in and they know we are part of the community,” Park. “I’m not the stereotypical dentist,” he says, laughing. “I don’t golf and go out in the boat or do all of those things that people expect dentists to do. I like to race cars.” Chu’s father was a mechanic and he grew up with an interest in cars. “It’s always been my hobby,” he said. “I love tinkering with cars.” As Barrhaven

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youth camp in Cobden. your day”. Just a silly I was accepted, and I can award to some, but it wholeheartedly say that meant the world to me, was the most memorable knowing that I bring hapsummer. I learned a lot piness into someone’s from the students. They life. This was an accomtaught me what it means plishment in itself, as I to be a leader who lives always tried my best to boldly and walk with put a smile on my classmates faces, not knowing courage. In grade 11 I had the that it meant something opportunity to write my to them. As senior year started, own message for the youth group I was vol- I was persuaded by a unteering for. This was close friend to join Stuthe first time I have ever dent Council. I was given spoken publicly – and I the position of The Minister of Publicity and Proloved it. With Vera Mitchell_Ad copy 5/3/17 8:47 AM Page 1 motions. I also found a new love for visual art. My art teacher suggested Focus continues on page 15 that we create a Remembrance Day poster for a Bernadette Gagnon is an incontest with the Legion. spiring student-leader who I came second place in loves to make people smile. Phill Potter photo the senior category. This was huge for me, as I was never known to be someone who excelled in a certain subject. As the year continued, my passion for art grew. Every student in my grade 11 art class was assigned a painting for an RST assignment that would eventually be hung in the art hallway. Months went by, and our school held our Annual Oscars Event. Surprisingly, I was nominated for “best dressed” and “most likely to brighten

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The IndependentSPORTS Dickey scores four goals in Minor Pee Wee Raiders win over Rapids Nepean Raiders AA Minor Hockey Report

Major Atom AA

The Nepean Raiders scored four goals in the third period to come back and beat the Rideau St. Lawrence Kings 5-3 in Spencerville Jan. 20. Lior Buchler had two goals and an assist with Chase Hull and Ricky Wilson each scoring one and assisting on one. Gabriel Bergeron also scored. Harry Nansi and Zachary Venance chipped in with assists, while Darcy Murphy was the wining goalie. On Jan. 24, the Seaway Valley Rapids scored three times in the third period to steal a 5-4 win from the Raiders at Bell Arena. Andrew Pickering had tow goals and an assist with Jacob Warnes adding a goal and an assist. Ricky Wilson also scored. Harry Nansi had three assists with Tristan Boudreau, Ellard Slipacoff and Chase Hull earning one assist each. On Jan. 25, Chase Clement scored two third period goals to give the Raiders a 5-5 tie with Gloucester. Gabriel Bergeron assisted on three goals, including Clement’s pair, while Lior Buchler, Andrew Pickering and Chase Hull also scored. Ellard Slipacoff added an assist. On Jan. 28 in Eganville, the Raiders beat the Upper Ottawa Valley Aces 8-2. Rickey Wilson had three goals and an assist, Chase Hull had a goal and two assists, and Harry Nansi, Owen Coady, Braden Ho and Gabriel Bergeron also scored. Tristan Boudreau, Lior Buchler and Zachary Venance each had two assists. Darcy Murphy was the winning goalie.

Minor Pee Wee AA

Thomas Dickey scored four goals as the Raiders thumped the Seaway Valley Rapids 7-4 at the Howard Darwin Arena Jan. 23. Miller Kay, Henry Mews and Lucas Leblanc each

had a goal and an assist. William Nicholl assisted on three goals, Jack Hawken had two assists, and Griffin Gagnon and Ashton Proulx each had one. Andrew Fraser was the winning goalie. On Jan. 26, the Raiders beat the Ottawa Valley Silver Seven 4-2 in Lanark. Miller Kay, William Nicholl, Thomas Dickey and Jack Hawken all scored for the Raiders. Hawken, Yahya Sheikh-Mohamoud, Henry Mews and Lucas Leblanc all added assists. David Egorov was the winning goalie. On Jan. 28, the Raiders headed to Canton, NY, and they beat the host St. Lawrence Steel 17-1. William Nicholl, Miller Kay and Liam Monaghan all had hat tricks with Henry Mews adding two goals. Jack Paquette, Thomas Dickey, Lucas Leblanc, Yahya Sheikh-Mohamoud, Tyler Bell and Ashton Proulx all scored goals. Mews led the way with four assists, Kay, Bell and Sheikh-Mohamoud each had three, Nicholl, Christian White and Jack Hawken each had two, and one assist each went to Paquette, Dickey, Leblanc and Monaghan. Andrew Fraser was the winning goalie.

Major Pee Wee AA

Treyson Dewar’s unassisted goal in the third period lifted the Raiders to a 3-2 win over the EO Cobras at Bell Arena Jan. 24. Gabe Kingsbury scored an unassisted goal, while Wade Boudrias scored from Dewar and Aidan Conroy. Zachary Renaud was the winning goalie. In Spencerville Jan. 28, Jaidon Genereux scored in the third period from Matthew Mercier and Treyson Dewar as the Kings beat the Rideau St. Lawrence Kings 3-2. Caleb Jewell scored in the first from Gabe Kingsbury and Daiwen Jia, and Kingsbury scored in the second from Aidan Conroy. Braeden Fancy was the winning goalie.

Minor Bantam AA

The Raiders scored four times in the third period to beat Kanata 5-1 at the Sensplex Jan. 25. Cameron Yablonski, William Tario and Mason McNeil each had a goal and an assist, with Connor Platt and Marco Peloso also scoring. Josh Sweet, Matthew Stoppa, Matthew O’Doherty, Justin Wammes and Ryan Robichaud all added assists. Ethan Dinsdale was the winning goalie. On Jan. 28, the Raiders tied Gloucester 2-2. Matthew O’Doherty scored a power play goal from William Tario in the first period, and Ryan Robichaud scored from Matthew Stoppa and Justin Wammes late in the third to tie things up.

Major Bantam AA

Costa Touliopoulos had two goals and two assists with Logan Lemay scoring twice and assisting on one as the Raiders beat the Eastern Ontario Cobras 5-1 Jan. 20. Matteo Disipio also scored, with Bowen Gaceta earning two assists. Sebastian Mariani, Max Saito, Guilio Carulli, Keivon Jafari and Anthony Tardioli also had assists. Matthew Voisey was the winning goalie. The next day, the Raiders went to Canton, NY and beat the St. Lawrence Steel 3-2. Ethan Lamoureux and Keivon Jafari scored in the first with Lamoureux, Eamonn McSwiggan, James Cherrie and Matteo Disipio earning assists. In the third, Disipio scored the unassisted winner at the 5:51 mark. Matthew Voisey earned the win in goal. On Jan. 28, the Raiders lost 5-3 to the Rideau St. Lawrence Kings. Costa Touliopoulos had an unassisted goal in the first, and Anthony Tardioli and Ethan Lamoureux added power play goals late in the third. Logan Lemay had two assists and Jakob Bennett had one.

Nepean Raiders Minor Pee Wee B players Adam Wiseman celebrate one of his two first period goals with teammate Noah Nicoletti during a 3-1 win against Osgoode-Richmond Romans on Raider Day at the Minto Recreation Complex on January 21. Kyle Shibata scored the other goal and also earned an assist on the second Wiseman tally. For full results of the Raiders Rep B teams, see the Barrhaven Independent Facebook page. Mike Carroccetto photo

Minor Midget AA

Chris House scored the winning goal and then added a shorthanded clincher as the Raiders defeated the Eastern Ontario Cobras 4-2 Jan. 25 at the Howard Darrwin Arena. Alex Urbisci and Nathan Lassenba also scored for the Raiders. Garrett Craig had two assists with one each going to Andrew Ward, Alex Bergeron, Mathieu Deroy, Jordan Falcone, Saxon Heatley and Justin Graham. Jordan Provost was the winning goalie. On Jan. 26, the Raiders beat the Cobras 3-1 in Barrhaven. Alex Bergeron, Saxon Heatley and Costa Touliopoulos scored for the Raiders. Bergeron, Touliopoulos, Nick Pileggi, Dean Frappier and Alex Urbisci had assists. Kyle Badeen was the winning goalie.

On Jan. 28, the Raiders tied the Cobras 4-4. Landon Brooks scored twice with Mathieu Deroy and Spencer Marchington each scoring once. Noah Benoit had two assists with one each going to Marchington, Justin Graham, Chris House and Sean Frappier.

Major Midget AA

Finn McSwiggan scored the wining goal from Noah Benoit late in the third period to cap the comeback as the Raiders edged Gloucester 4-3 Jan. 24. Trailing 3-0 in the second, the Raiders got on the board when Sam Brown scored from Josh Manconi. In the third, Taylor Carson scored from Sam Brown and Justin Barstead on the power play, and then Jared Saunders tied the score with a goal from Michael Gallivan seconds later. McSwiggan’s goal capped the Raiders’ win. Matthew

Spinella earned the win in goal. On Jan. 26, Matthew Spinella had the shutout as the Raiders blanked Kanata 2-0. Jared Bush scored from Michael Gallivan and Jared Saunders, and Gallivan added a power play goal from Saunders and Josh Manconi. On Jan. 28, the Raiders scored seven goals in the second period in a 9-3 win over the EO Cobras in Vankleek Hill. Dawson Sharpley scored four goals and added an assist in the win, Justin Barstead had a goal and two assists, and Sam Brown, Jared Saunders and Kylan Tokessy each had a goal and an assist. Jacob Montgomery also scored. Stefanos Mellios and Finn McSwiggan each had two assists, with one each going to Taylor Carson and Ben Friedman. Josh Legault was the winning goalie.

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The IndependentSPORTS Bennett, Sloan notch hat tricks to lead Novice A Raiders past Kings Nepean Raiders Minor Hockey Rep A

Major Novice A

Reid Harper and Dean Sloan each had two goals and an assist as the Raiders beat the Rideau St. Lawrence Kings 8-2 Jan. 25 at the Minto Rec Centre. Brayden Bennett also had three points with a goal and two assists, with Hudson Henderson scoring one and assisting on one. Owen Cooper and Jordan Mulvihill also scored for the Raiders. Austin Bennett was the winning goalie. On Jan. 27 in Navan, the Raiders fell 6-2 to Cumberland. Dean Sloan scored both Raiders goals with Liam Kelly adding an assist. On Jan. 28 in Spencerville, Brayden Bennett and Dean Sloan each had hat tricks and Liam Kelly added a goal as the Raiders beat the Kings 7-4. Liam Hayes

had three assists for the Raiders, Cole Stants had two, and Sloan, Declan St. Germain and Hudson Henderson had one each. Jack Ostapyk was the winning goalie.

Minor Atom A

Tommy Mullen and Xavier Tessier both scored unassisted goals in the first 30 seconds of the game as the Raiders cruised to an ODMHA Rep A hockey win over the Eastern Ontario Cobras at the Monto Rec Centre Jan. 23. Cohen Underhill hung on for the win in goal. On Jan. 24, Devran Brown’s unassisted goal in the third period gave the Raiders a 2-1 win over the St. Lawrence Steel in Barrhaven. Nick Voisey also had an unassisted goal, while Holden Groen earned the win in goal.

Major Atom A

On Jan. 21, the Raiders headed to Canton,

NY and defeated the St. Lawrence Steel 5-2. Antonio Zito, Ethan Taylor, Cameron Stanley, Tyler Sovie and Adam Reinisch scored for the Raiders. Ryan Coughlan had two assists with one each going to Nicolas Wright and Remo Marcantonio. Aymen Eliaji was the winning goalie. On Jan. 23, Owen Boville had the shutout in a 5-0 win over the Kanata Blazers. Chase Clement scored twice with Cameron Stanley, Ryan Coughlan and Daxton Markwick each scoring once. Antonio Zito had two assists with one each going to Coughlan, Ethan Taylor, Nicolas Wright, Remo Marcantonio, Stefano Cesario and Trevor Tangalin. The following night, the Raiders fell 3-a to Gloucester at the Earl Armstrong Arena. Chase Clement scored the lone Raiders goal on the power play from

Ethan Taylor and Stefano Cesario. On Jan. 28, the Raiders headed to Canton, NY and won 9-1 over the St. Lawrence Steel. Matthew Larkin had four goals and an assist, Ethan Taylor had two goals and two assists, Ryan Coughlan scored twice, and Antonio Zito added a goal. Ayden Childerhorse, Stefano Cesario, Chase Clement and Trevor Tangalin all had assists. Owen Boville was the winning goalie.

Jesse Henry and Noah Daher to tie the score, and Ethen Hopkins scored the winner from Frangione at 8:28 of the third. Alex Beaulne was the win-

ning goalie. On Jan. 28, the Raiders lost 6-1 to the Ottawa Sting. Justin Lee scored for the Raiders from George Zouzoulas.

Minor Pee Wee A

The Nepean Raiders scored three unanswered goals to beat the Ottawa Sting 4-2 at the Sportsplex Jan. 24. Marcus Doobay scored a pair of goals with Connor Ronberg and Vincent Belok scoring one each. Ethen Hopkins had two assists with one each going to George Zouzoulas, Jaad Syed, Jesse Henry, Alessandro Lapietra and Noah Daher. Evan Dunne was the winning goalie. On Jan. 25, the Raiders edged the Ottawa Sting 3-2. George Zouzoulas opened the scoring in the first from Lucas DeBruyn and Mario Frangione. Trailing 2-1 in the third, DeBruyn scored from

Former Nepean Raiders star Darren Pang poses for a photo after he was feted at TD Place on January 17. As a 16-year-old, Pang, along with Steve Yzerman, helped lead the Raiders to the 1981 CJHL finals vs. Garry Galley’s Gloucester Rangers. He later moved onto the OHL, where he helped the Ottawa 67s win the 1984 Memorial Cup before becoming a member of the Chicago Blackhawks. Pang currently works as a St. Louis Blues broadcaster for Fox Sports Midwest. Mike Carroccetto photo

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Barrhaven’s Clarke scores lacrosse-style goal for 67s against Peterborough By Independent Staff Barrhaven native Graeme Clarke made the highlight reels last

week when he scooped the puck onto the blade of his stick and scored a lacrosse-style goal for the Ottawa 67s in their

Junior A game against the Peterborough Petes. Clarke knocked down the puck and scooped it up behind the net.

Justin time Former John McCrae Secondary School basketball star Justin Shaver (21) was back in the area last weekend as his Nippissing Lakers took on the defending USports champion Carleton Ravens. Shaver, a 6’6” forward, began his university career with the Ravens and was part of their 2012 and 2013 national championship teams. He is currently a fourth year Psychology major at Nippissing, located in North Bay. Barrhaven’s Eddie Ekiyor, a 6’9” centre from St. Mother Teresa High School, missed the game for Carleton as he was out with a concussion. Mike Carroccetto photo

The score was 2-1 at the time, and the 67s were on the power play. “Someone took a shot, and it kind of hit my stomach and went to the ground,” said Clarke. “I saw I had a bit of time behind the net, so I was able to pull it off. It was pretty nice to be able to do that.” Clarke has practiced the move with the 67s, and also at home on the synthetic ice he has in his basement. “You don’t too many chances to pull that off,” he said. “You need a bit of time, but once in a while, you get the chance. It was really cool to be able to pull it off.” One of the people impressed with Clarke’s move was 67s head coach Andre Tourigny. “He works at it a lot, and we knew at some point he would do it be-

cause we have seen him do it in practice,” said Tourigny. “Some players make those moves when it’s 5-1, but this came at a key tie and was a key goal for us. Doing it is one thing, but doing it with that timing is something else.” Clarke said he has seen video of the lacrosse goal move made by Sidney Crosby and a few other NHL players. He scored a goal like that in the OHL Cup against his friend, Luc Cavallin, who hails from Greely and whose father is the Carleton Ravens goaltending coach. “Goalies aren’t too happy when I do that in practice, but it’s funny to see their faces afterward,” said Clarke. “I always wondered if I would get the chance to do it in this league, and I did, so I am pretty happy

Barrhaven’s Graeme Clarke pulled off a highlight reel lacrosse-style goal against the Peterborough Petes recently. To see a video of the goal, visit www.cbc. ca/news/canada/ottawa/ ottawa-67s-graeme-clarkegoal-1.4498021 . Mike Carroccetto photo

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