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Emma Wilston, age 10, is “living in the present” as she hangs out with her mom Eden while getting ready to participate in the Barrhaven Santa Claus parade last Sunday.

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Barrhaven resident to be invested into the Order of Ottawa The 2016 Barrhaven Independent Person of the Year will be honoured by the City of Ottawa this week. David Rattray, an active community volunteer for over 40 years, will be invested into the Order of Ottawa during a ceremony at City Hall on Thursday, Nov. 22. Rattray, who has resided in Barrhaven for four decades (and lived in Stonebridge since 2010), founded the Scouts Canada Foundation and served as its National Chair and Past Chair until November 2004. He also co-founded the Christmas Cheer Foundation in 2007, cofounded the Ottawa Heart Support Group through the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, and was a 10-year Director of The Unforgettables Fund, a fund used by CHEO Social Workers to assist young families in providing a dignified funeral service for their deceased children. Prior to his work as a management consultant, David Rattray was an Assistant Auditor General of Canada for 16 years and a Senior Principal for five years. For six

years, until 2014, he was a Treasury Board of Canada appointee to the audit committees for the Department of National Defence and Citizenship and Immigration Canada. For the past two years, he has been an external member of the Audit and Evaluation Committee for the Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada and remains keenly interested in promoting accountability and sound management of public funds. He is a past or current board member of several boards and foundations, notably the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Foundation, the Ottawa Senators Foundation, the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Foundation, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation, Order of St. George Foundation, member of Rotary International, an Affiliate Member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 641, the Fundraising Committee for Roger Neilson House, and was co-founder of Socks for the Homeless with his wife Marion, who incidently, was invested with an Order of Ottawa in 2015.

Mr. Rattray is a recipient of the 125 Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal as well as the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee medals and the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers. He is a Chevalier Commander of the Order of St. George. He is an international Baden-Powell Fellow, was awarded the Paul Harris medal from Rotary International, and holds several other awards for his community service. Others who will also be invested into the Order of Ottawa by Mayor Watson are: Julian Armour, Bernie Ashe, Graham Bird, Dr. Angela Cameron, Monique Doolittle-Romas, Marie-Claude Doucet, Barbara Farber, Emily Glossop, Elizabeth Graham, Lawrence Greenspon, Dr. Marc Ruel, Inderpreet Singh, Brian Tardif, the late Robert J. Wilson and Kathy Wright. Aldège Bellefeuille will be presented with the Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching, a City award that recognizes the contribution of an amateur coach who best exemplifies the qualities of leadership and commitment.

OCDSB purchases land for new elementary school in Half Moon Bay The Ottawa Carleton District School Board has purchased land in Half Moon Bay for the construction of a new elementary school. Local OCDSB Trustee Donna Blackburn said she is “encouraged by the news” of the land purchase at the southwest corner of River Mist Road and Kilbirnie Drive. Blackburn added the new school is “much needed.” The proposed new ele-

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The increasing number of break-ins in Barrhaven is on the radar of the community. A crowd of more than 100 local residents attended Monday night’s public meeting hosted by Councillor Jan Harder at Cedarview Golf Club. This year, there have been 48 reported break-ins in Barrhaven. By month’s end, we are expected to surpass last year’s total. Of those 48, 19 were reported in September and 20 were reported in October. On November 7 Ottawa Police tweeted they were looking for a black four-door SUV with chrome trim which they say is connected to the recent break-ins in Barrhaven, Stittsville and Kanata. Police are advising residents to be on the lookout for a vehicle described as a black Mazda SUV with an Ontario licence plate reading CAMB974. Community builder David Rattray said his Stonebridge home was broken into sometime after 2pm on September 27 — and said at the time he thought he was one of only a few incidents. He and his wife left in separate vehicles that afternoon, and expected to only be out for about an hour. Due to their short departure they decided not to set their alarm system. When his wife returned home around 3 pm, she noticed the house had been ransacked and jewelry was stolen. “What hurt most was the pieces of jewelry left behind from my wife’s mother when she died, things from my parents when they died,” Rattray said.


“They are just not replaceable. Maybe not terribly expensive, but they were very important to us.” Police confirm the organized crime group is targeting jewellery, cash and small electronics, but Rattray said the camera on his dresser was untouched as was a large sum of Euros in his dresser drawer. “If they had time they probably would have taken their time to look around and actually go through the jewelry,” he said. Since the incident took place Rattray has added extra security percussions to his home, and updated his alarm system. He has also added bars around his basement windows where the thieves broke in and has put up security signs around his property. “If we go out for more than five minutes now the alarm system is on,” the Barrhaven resident of 45 years said. “Even if one of us is staying in the house the alarm is still on with the stay feature.” Police encourage everyone to properly store valuables, and possibly store them in areas where thieves aren’t prone to look. They also say making your home look lived in can deter thieves. Police are also reminding people to keep their cars and the doors from their garage to their house locked. Many thieves are gaining entry to homes by opening garage doors from the remotes of unlocked cars. We can’t guarantee that our homes will not be broken into, but we can make it more difficult for thieves.

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In our hearts, we’re already in Edmonton I got a text Monday morning. As predictable as it was, it was still a surprise that put a smile on my face. It was from Adam, my 13-year-old stepson. “Jeff, we have to do a roadie to Edmonton next weekend.” Not “can we…?” Not “is there a chance that…” No. It was “we have to…” I get it. I laughed and told the Diva. There’s no way he would ask her, because I am a much easier sell on something like this. And believe me, if we could pull off a roadie to Edmonton this weekend, you know we would be there. The last time the Redblacks went to the Grey Cup, it was in Toronto. It was a roadie that was easy to pull off. Tickets were easy to get because it was in Toronto – Toronto is far too important and world class to be interested in Canadian football – and we stayed in Ajax and took the train in. Most of the fans there were from out of town. Most of the fans we met from Toronto were too drunk to even realize they were at the Grey Cup. But they had fun. The morning of the Grey Cup, Adam and Steven, one of his older brothers, swagged up in Redblacks gear and I put on my Tony Gabriel jersey and we headed out on the highway. It was an adventure of a lifetime that we will all remember forever. We stopped for gas and a bite to eat at the On Route near Belleville. The place was heavily populated in plaid, as the place was wallto-wall Redblacks fans embarking on the same road trip that we were heading on. It was exciting for them. I remember being 13 and heading on a roadie with my dad and uncle to Olympic Stadium in Montreal to see the famous “staple gun” Grey Cup between the Eskimos and Alouettes. That game was shown on ESPN Classic Monday night. The last time I had gone on a road trip to see Ottawa in the Grey Cup was when I was 17, and JC Watts led the Rough Riders to a near miracle upset over the Edmonton Eskimos, who were in the middle of a dynasty. The only thing that stood in their way of pulling off the upset was a double interference call on Gabriel and Edmonton’s Gary Hayes. Thirtyseven years later, it’s still the most puzzling call in football history. When we arrived in Toronto, we headed straight for the fan zone. Adam, who was 11 at the time, was wearing a way-too-big Ettore Lattanzio Redblacks jersey. As soon as we walked in, we ran into a large group of his family and friends who all wanted selfies taken with him. It made Adam feel like he was, you know, all

that. I ran into several people I knew, including a friend from residence in my first year at Carleton whom I had not seen in more than 30 years. One of the memorable characters was the guy sitting beside us at the game. He had to get up to pee every 10 minutes, and would climb over us and stagger down the row to aisle and head to the cascading waterfall FROM THE machines of the BMO 200-level men’s room. Each time he came back, he had two more cans of beer. Within 10 minutes, the beer cans were empty, and he would have to pee by Jeff Morris again, only to return with two more pints. At halftime, we were all supposed to put on the wristbands that were on our seat for the OneRepublic concert. They were programmed and would light up in different colours during different parts of each song to create a great visual for the TV and in-house audiences. The guy who had to pee every 10 minutes returned from the men’s room in a panic. “I was peeing and my wristband went off,” he said, worried. “I think there’s a limit on how many times you are allowed to go to the bathroom and I set the alarm off.” He was serious. And concerned. Then he had more beer and kept leaving to pee. We all looked at each other and laughed. By the end of the game, the Redblacks had somehow defeated the heavily-favoured Stampeders and, for Ottawa fans, there was a level of joy in the crowd I had not seen since Tony Gabriel caught that touchdown pass in the final minute of the 1976 Grey Cup. I hadn’t cheered like I did that day in 40 years. Redblacks fans were crying, high fiving strangers, and hugging strangers. It was beautiful. What a thrill to share this moment with the boys. On the way home the next day, we stopped at the Blue Church Cemetery outside of Prescott and visited my dad’s grave. How could we not include him in this trip, especially after the number of Grey Cup roadies and sports adventures we went on together? The boys got it. We all knew that it was the best stepfather-stepson adventure imaginable. “So what do you think, Jeff, can we go to Edmonton?” “No,” I replied. “Your mom won’t let us.” Then I thought for a minute. Edmonton is too far away, but the Vanier Cup is Saturday in Quebec. That’s doable! The Diva saw the devilish grin on my face. “What are you typing?” she asked. “Give me your phone!” Uh oh…


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FRIDAY, November 23, 2018 Page 7

City working on solutions to increase bus service for Barrhaven commuters

It’s all about transportation in this issue of the Barrhaven Independent folks! As I have told many of you the Transportation Master Plan work begins in 2019 and we want Barrhaven to be ready to share our priorities. As well have a look at the changes OC Transpo will be implementing. We want to hear from you about your local transit and transportation priorities and opportunities for improvement. With City Council’s approval of the Environmental Assessment of a Barrhaven NorthSouth LRT Line from Baseline station, the time has never been better for us to cooperatively lobby all levels of government for the funding to get this done. This is a game-changer for the people who commute to and from the greater Barrhaven area and it will greatly assist us with attracting employmentbased businesses to our business parks. The Barrhaven Transportation Strategy Focus Group, lead by the Barrhaven Business Improvement Area and Barrhaven Councillor Jan Harder, is a collaborative effort that includes the Councillors in Wards 21 and 22, the development community and local Community Associations; Cedarhill, Orchard Estates, Stonebridge, Half Moon Bay, West Barrhaven, Barrhaven East and Havenlea-Chapman Mills. This is a critical time to get organized as a community to prepare and to advocate for Barrhaven in the new year. I have some good news for you. It is no secret that we have had our share and then some of OC Transpo issues this year. Certainly, you have done a great job of keeping me informed and OC Transpo as well. I want to thank Mayor Watson and Senior Management at both the City and OC Transpo who have worked diligently to address issues and develop solutions that we hope will improve service. We must remember that winter is only beginning and the challenges associated with miserable weather will remain as will congestion in the downtown core. That being said please have a look at the Plan for Peak Service to and from Barrhaven.


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ate any issues which arise. The Barrhaven routes will also continue to be a standing item on the weekly cross-branch service management meeting. Enhanced supervision from an on-street mobile Supervisor will continue as well as the strategic placement of a contingency bus (commonly referred to as an “extra”). We assigned Service Planning and Customer Services staff to observe the customer experience at Fallowfield and Tunney’s Pasture stations on October 31 and November 1. They observed that all trips on the high frequency of service were heavily used by customers. In the morning, they saw that space was always available on Routes 94 and 95 as they left Fallowfield, and they saw no customers left behind. They saw that a small number of trips on Connexion routes were full to the point that some customers were left behind or chose to wait for the next trip – which was one to five minutes later. They saw a preference among customers for the Connexion routes over Routes 94 and 95. (Analysis shows that the travel time to downtown is on average 3.5 minutes faster on Connexion routes.) In the afternoon at Tunney’s Pasture, they saw that most trips on Route 95 arrived late but were able to accommodate all waiting customers; they saw no customers left behind. In the afternoon at Fallowfield, they saw that approximately half of the customers arriving on all routes left the buses there, leaving more than enough room for customers waiting to board; they saw no customers left behind. Supervisors reported on those same days that loads were quite heavy, and the service ran well with few gaps and no cancellations. It is clear that when service encounters delays or cancellations there is very little flexibility or capacity available. With the onstreet variability we are experiencing, this is impacting not only the on-time performance but also overloads are quickly experienced. We reviewed the distribu-

tion of capacity among the eight different routes that operate from downtown to Barrhaven via the Transitway, plus the one that operates only to Baseline. In all, there are 41 trips scheduled in the busiest hour of the afternoon from downtown to Fallowfield Station, for an average interval between trips of 1.5 minutes. From Fallowfield, the routes begin to fan out to the different neighbourhoods of Barrhaven, so that to most specific areas within Barrhaven there are three or four trips per hour. More frequent service is provided on the Transitway or where two routes cross or meet, such as at Longfields, Strandherd, and Nepean Woods stations, and at Wolfgang/Fallowfield, Beatrice/Queensbury, and Woodroffe/Queensbury. We reviewed the schedules and routing of all eight routes to Barrhaven, and have developed the actions and recommendations listed below.


Route 277 – Morning service increase – We will be adding a morning trip on Route 277, the busiest of the Barrhaven Connexion routes. This trip will leave from Nepean Woods Station at 7:26 a.m., and will begin operation on Thursday, November 15. While the addition of this trip will reduce the ridership/capacity ratio on Route 277 north of Fallowfield Station from 105% to 95% or lower, it will be subject to the same constraints and operational variability experienced throughout the bus network. Route 95 – Afternoon service increase to Cambrian – We are making arrangements to extend up to six afternoon trips on Route 95 beyond Barrhaven Centre to Cambrian. These trips will provide more capacity to points south of the Jock River, will provide more travel time options for customers travelling to points south of the Jock River, will provide more resilience when service is delayed, and will provide more-even customer loading between all of the trips on Route 95. These trips will be extended as soon as operational arrangements can be made, we expect on Thursday, November 15, and we will advise customers when they begin. Potential new park and ride lot at Barrhaven Centre Station – Staff are continuing to review options, costs and how the con-

struction of this new temporary park-and-ride lot could be funded. Once the preliminary investigations are completed, Staff will need direction from Council to proceed further because this project is not identified in the TMP. Operational improvements on Woodroffe – Staff are continuing to examine potential changes to bus stop locations and the road configuration along Woodroffe, based on a detailed engineering review and on the operational experience with the bus-only lanes that have been in place for almost 20 years. Staff will be reviewing the details of this analysis and the recommendations with the Councillors for the locations affected, and then will be preparing an implementation plan for 2019. Capacity increases in 2019 – Following the opening of OTrain Line 2 and the replacement of the downtown section of the Rapid and Connexion bus routes, there will be more high-capacity articulated and double-decker buses available to assign to busy routes on the system. Specifically for Barrhaven, this will allow trips which now operate with 40foot buses to be upgraded to articulated buses, and trips which now operate with 60-foot articulated buses to be upgraded to double-decker buses. The details of this will be available in the weeks to come.

begin on Thursday, December 27. Because of the scope of changes required in our electronic information systems, it is not possible to accomplish this any earlier. There may need to be changes the draft afternoon schedule depending on the outcome of the operational arrangements referredto above in Item 2. Approximately 400 customer-trips each day who now use the trips on Route 95 that would be designated as Route 275 at the stops that would be missed would have a longer waiting time, but capacity remains for them to travel on Routes 94 and 95 on Woodroffe and on all Transitway routes between Tunney’s Pasture and Baseline Stations. Route 278 – Revised routing – We recommend revising Route 278 to provide additional service along Longfields west of Woodroffe, and on Mount Shannon and Oriska between Longfields and the Transitway, as shown on the map below. Route 278 currently enters Fallowfield Station via Woodroffe and Fallowfield. Making this change would almost double the amount of service available at the north end of Route 277, the busiest of the Barrhaven Con-

nexion routes, both morning and afternoon. This would provide shorter waiting times and more options of travel time for approximately 275 customertrips each day. It would also improve the reliability of service on Route 278, as it would not be operating in the heavy auto traffic congestion on Woodroffe. The route change would affect approximately 40 customer-trips each day who now use the stops marked in red on the map; those customers would now need to use Route 94 on Woodroffe, walk to/from Route 278 on Longfields, or walk to/from Fallowfield Station. The stops on Woodroffe north of Longfields can be accommodated by the 94. As well I have asked OC to look at adding a couple of stops near the Shell station and near the roundabout at Beatrice and Mountshannon on Longfields. The route change would improve reliability for approximately 590 customer-trips a day, it would also increase normal travel time by approximately two minutes. This service change could begin in approximately three weeks, to allow time to advise the customers affected.

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New Route 275 – We recommend creating a new Connexion Route 275 by changing the designation of a number of trips on Route 95. This would provide a stronger identity for the trips that serve the area south of the Jock River, and would also reduce the number of customers making short trips along the Transitway, as they would follow the same stopping pattern as other Connexion routes to Barrhaven, operating non-stop from Tunney’s Pasture Station to Baseline Station, and then non-stop from Baseline Station to Hunt Club. (We do not recommend having these, or any of the Connexion routes, bypass Baseline Station, because it is a major connection point with other services and because it is important to provide consistent and comprehensible information to customers on the stopping patterns of all routes.) This new Route 275 could

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‘Of course, I am going to give her my kidney so she can get her life back’ Go Fund Me page set up for Barrhaven woman with no health insurance or benefits who must donate a kidney to save her mother’s life

By Jeff Morris We are always searching for that perfect Christmas gift to give our loved ones and family members. For Wendy Kraft, a single mother of two adult daughters from Barrhaven, nothing could be more beautiful than the gift she is receiving from her daughter, Kielli. “I didn’t even think about it for a second,” Kielli said. “My mom is sick with a disease that could be fatal. When the doctors told us she needed a kidney, it was just a reaction. Of course, I am going to give her my kidney so she can get her life back.” The Krafts are waiting for the phone call letting them know they are up next for surgery. December would be the perfect month for the transplant. It would bring poignancy to Christmas for the family, as it was at Christmas time two years ago that Wendy became very sick. “I couldn’t make it through Christmas dinner,” Wendy said. “I couldn’t eat. I was fatigued, and I had a raging fever. I thought I had the flu.” Two days after Christmas in 2016, Wendy’s other daughter, Jill, took her mother to the emergency room at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, where it was discovered that both of Wendy’s kidneys had failed. She was transferred to the kidney unit at the General, where she was diagnosed with Goodpasture Syndrome, a disease that affects one in every two million people and is almost always fatal if not quickly diagnosed. Wendy went on dialysis immediately. Goodpasture Syndrome is a rare autoimmune disease in which antibodies attack the basement membrane in lungs and kidneys, leading to bleeding from the lungs and kidney failure. It may quickly result in permanent lung and kidney damage, often leading to death. It is treated with medications that suppress the immune system such as corticosteroids and cyclophosphamide, and with plasmapheresis, in which the antibodies are removed from the blood. “We didn’t know what this was,” Kielli said. “We didn’t

know the severity of it. We didn’t even understand what a kidney did.” Wendy had just retired from the LCBO in Manotick three months before becoming sick. She worked for the LCBO for 24 years, mostly in Barrhaven, Kemptville and Manotick. “When the doctor told us, I just started crying,” she said. “I thought I was going to die.” For almost two years, Wendy has required daily medical attention. Jill, who lives nearby and works at the LCBO in Barrhaven in addition to having another job in the community as a real estate photographer, learned to become an at-home caregiver when she was not working. Wendy went into the hospital three times per week for dialysis. In the middle of her kidney treatments, Wendy also required a hip replacement as she could not walk. “In just a short period of time, our mother was disintegrating in front of our eyes,” Kielli said. “Everything went downhill very fast. It was scary.” While Wendy would need a transplant, her health had to improve first. She had to continue with dialysis treatments. She does dialysis for eight hours per day at home while in bed. Her spare bedroom in her townhouse has become a storage room for dialysis equipment and other medical supplies. Jill and Kielli both started the testing process to see if they were compatible donors. They worked with the Kidney Foundation of Canada Living Donor Program. Kielli decided that she would be the one to step up and donate her kidney to her mother. “Jill was the one who stayed home with her and looked after her,” Kielli said. “She put both her jobs on hold. For me, I was too scared to acknowledge what was going on instead of facing the reality that my mom was going to die. I was so scared I just wanted to avoid it, but Jill was in fight mode for her.” Kielli has gone through eight months of testing, 23 doctors appointments, as well as mandatory appointments with a psychologist to prepare her for the donation. Last

week, she met with the anesthesiologist and surgeon. For Kielli, however, it is not as simple as donating a kidney and resuming your life as normal. She works as a lighting consultant for a lighting store, where she has no benefits, no health insurance and no sick days. “I live paycheck to paycheck, like a lot of people do,” she said. Kielli paused for a moment, and she started sobbing as she spoke about her situation. “What am I supposed to do? Am I supposed to not donate my kidney to save my mom’s life because I don’t have benefits and I can’t afford it?” Kielli is taking an unpaid leave of absence from her job. Even getting time off was difficult. “They asked me if I could wait until January when they weren’t as busy,” she said. “But I can’t. When we get the phone call to go in, we go in. And I feel horrible putting them in a difficult position, and I feel horrible that my friends, who are my co-workers, may have to pick up extra shifts at Christmas time to accommodate me. But we have no control over the timing of this.” Wendy, meanwhile, is often overcome with guilt over the situation her daughter will be in. “I am afraid for her,” Wendy said of her daughter. “Donating an organ is not easy, and I worry that she can handle it physically.” Kielli has asthma and also had an allergic reaction to the iodine she received in a CT Scan during the testing period. “And I worry about the cost,” Wendy added. “My Great West Life plan through my retirement from the LCBO covers 90 per cent of the drugs, but there are some that aren’t covered. The drugs for me will cost about $4,000 per month. She has no coverage at all, and I don’t know how she is going to be able to afford her medication and be able to pay her rent and pay her bills and survive with no income.” Wendy also paused for a moment and cried as she thought of the sacrifice her daughter was making for her.

Wendy Kraft fell ill with what she thought was the flu just three months after retiring from a 24-year career with the LCBO. She has been on dialysis for eight hours a day at home for more than a year. Kielli will be bedridden for at least four weeks after she donates her kidney, and her recovery time is expected to be four months before she can return to work. “She just said, ‘I’m doing this.’ I can’t believe she would do this for me,” Wendy said through a stream of tears. Jill, meanwhile, is in the process of selling her condo in Barrhaven and is going to move in with her mother to take care of her. While Jill has been working, Wendy is usually alone at home with only her 17-year-old cat, Ziggy, to keep her company. She is hoping that a successful transplant will bring joy back into their lives at Christmas, the time of year when Wendy’s problems began two years ago. “I’m nervous but excited,” she said. “I want us to get Kielli Kraft gives her mom, Wendy, a hug. Wendy, who retired through this and for everything from the LCBO two years ago, has a fatal illness called Goodto be okay. Nothing in life mat- pasture Syndrome. Kielli is donating a kidney to her mother ters more than the people you to help her in her fight to survive. Jeff Morris photos love. I don’t care about lights and trees this Christmas. I care surgeries. Her mother may not can’t even think about putting about the two most import- survive the surgery, but she a price on saving Mom’s life.” Kielli smiles as she looks at ant people in my life getting will not survive without the her mother. surgery. through this.” “I’m giving you my kid“My mom’s main concern Jill has started a Go Fund Me page where people can do- is that I can’t afford to take ney for Christmas,” she said. nate to help pay for her sister’s time off work to give her a “You’re not getting any other living expenses and medica- kidney while she is dying,” presents from me.” If you wish to visit the Go tion while she recovers from Kielli said. “If I go into debt, I’m willing to do that. I would Fund Me page to assist the the surgery. Kielli, meanwhile, knows get a bank loan for this if I Kraft family, visit www.gothere is a big health risk for her could qualify, but I can’t. This fundme.com/kidney-donationand for her mother during their is a life or death situation. We transplant-help.

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next year after we finished a 13-kilometre march, I couldn’t walk (and) my back was locked up,” the now almost 40-year-old said. “They did an x-ray and they found out that I had suffered a pretty severe back injury overseas.” Hébert says during his time in Afghanistan, he was exposed to many things most people only witness on television. During his mission 22 Canadian soldiers lost their lives, including the husband of one of the other vehicle technicians. “Her husband lost his best friend in the same firefight,” Hébert said. “They were good friends with the platoon and

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people knew them very well. Obviously, we felt for our fellow technician that was a part of our support group.” Among the 22 men and women who were killed, Hébert said some of the casualties took place within a few hundred metres from where he was stationed, and in other cases, they were a few kilometres away. “It’s just unfortunate that we had to lose so many Canadians during that time when I was there overseas,” the war veteran said. In 2010, Hébert was diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and said he didn’t recognize the

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Being in the military also had its benefits. Hébert said he has changed drastically since first enrolling, and has changed the way he sees the world and people. “I think I care more about people now then when I (first) signed up,” he said. “I think that’s a produce of the military lifestyle itself is you have to care for your fellow brother or sister in arms.” Remembrance Day is a time where Hébert looks at his time in the military with great fondness, and said it’s a time for us to commemorate and remember those who fought for us. “Some people like to say

and putting patients first, offering true Hearing Freedom. Now, over 15 years later, she continues to help patients stay young, active and socially connected. Hearing Freedom offers a program of care where there are no limitations on service or product. Unlike larger companies and chains, there is no predetermined product or plan. Each and every patient’s intervention plan is as unique as they are. The experience begins with a thorough assessment which is followed by a detailed needs assessment and continued follow-up. “We don’t give up until our patients’ hearing needs are met.” explains McNamee, “We offer a 90-day trial period on all hearing aids. This extensive trial gives patients the confidence that they have chosen the right solution for them, their lifestyle and hearing needs.” Furthermore, there are no Hearing Instru-

that they fought for our freedom, but I like to think that they actually fought for the freedom of those in Europe,” Hébert said. “It was a selfless act to leave your job and your lifestyle that you had now, and just sign up in the military, go overseas, and help free people from what was going on over there.” The now retired vehicle technician has found another way to stay involved in military life, and has been working with Veterans Affairs for the past year in the commemorations department. Hébert says it’s a great way for him to stay connected with the military community.

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The IndependentCOMMUNITY Local vet says Canadian flag is one of the most respected in the world By Charlie Senack

Reflecting on his 30 years in the Canadian Military, Barrhaven resident Mark Snow said the job let him travel around the world and serve his country. Snow joined the military in 1980 and started out in the infantry. Soon after he became a communications technician, and had the chance to visit 54 countries throughout his career including Italy, France and Egypt. “I had an amazing amount of trips to see what Canada has made as an influence in the world,” Snow said. “It (has) one of the most respected flags, it’s one of the most respected symbols around the world — and you really don’t appreciate that until you go overseas and see what people still remember.” The former communications technician served on many missions to Bosnia, and spent nine months in the Golan Heights with the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force mon-

itoring the demilitarized zone between Syria and Israel. Snow also spent a lot of time in Cyprus, a small island country in the eastern section of the Mediterranean. It is a country where the Canadian Military played a big role in peacekeeping missions, with over 25,000 Canadian Troops serving over a series of decades. During his time overseas, Snow said he learned a lot about the state of other countries around the world, and said it made him realize how thankful he is to be a Canadian citizen. “It always amazes me how quickly things can turn, how sad things are and how we are so fortunate and lucky that we haven’t experienced that,” the now retired Vet said. “To live and work in that environment really makes you say ‘thank god we live in Canada.’” Remembrance Day is a time to remember those who fought for the freedom of not only Canadians, but

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is being put towards Veterans in our own country. “We need to make sure that the people who are making these promises are held to account,” he said. “Not enough is being done in a way that is making it better for our troops.” Snow had to leave the military in 2011 due to injuries he sustained while serving. He continues to serve in a different capacity as a public servant for the Department of National Defence.

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Chocolats Favoris in Barrhaven is a chocolate lover’s paradise

In just two months, it has become one of the most talked about new businesses in Barrhaven. Chocolats Favoris, a chocolate shop and boutique, is located on Greenbank Road at Highbury Park Drive. “We are starting to get regular customers and we are at the point where we are getting to know them,” said store manager Heather Cammaert. “And our customers are starting to know what we have and what we offer, and how to order.” In 1979, Chocolats Favoris opened its first little artisanal shop that made traditionally crafted chocolate on in Lauzon, located on the south shore of Québec City. In those days, the shop specialized primarily in

making chocolate for Easter. Gradually, as time passed, their artisans started to develop more and more products, using European knowledge and expertise as their inspiration for making chocolate that was more to the taste of people here. Ice cream was added, which increased sales and traffic in the summer months. Having started out as simple chocolate makers, they have now become master chocolatiers and a recognized leader in the world of chocolate gastronomy. The store was scheduled to open September 22, but the power outage after the local tornadoes threw a wrench into their plans. “It was on the Friday night at about 6 p.m., and our power went out,” Cammaert said. “All of the company’s marketing people and the CEO were here. We weren’t sure what was going on or how long it would last.” With the power out for three days, Cammaert said that the store lost its supply of ice cream for their grand opening. But while the people weren’t able to

go to the shop, they took their shop to the people. “We ended up bringing chocolate to everyone at Larkin Park,” Cammaert said. “It was a great way to meet everyone in the community and to offer them something during the power outage.” Once the power went back on, a new shipment of ice cream arrived, and the doors were open by 5 p.m. Monday. “When we opened, we had a line-up out the door,” Cammaert said. “There was a lot of excitement.” The store is a chocoholic’s dream come true. There are specialty items, premium hot chocolates, chocolate poutine, ice cream and sundaes, and just about anything else chocolate that you can imagine. “We have some great items that have been really popular for Christmas,” Cammaert said. “We have our own chocolates in our advent calendars, which we are promoting for Christmas. We also have gift boxes and discovery boxes that are very popular.”

For more information, visit them online at www.chocolatsfavoris.com, or better yet, visit them in person and discover their delicious and magical world of chocolate. The Barrhaven Business Profile is brought to you by the Barrhaven BIA. We encourage you to shop locally and support the businesses that create jobs and support so many organizations and events in our wonderful community. For more on all of the great things Barrhaven has to offer, visit www.barrhavenbia and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @barrhavenbia


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A large crowd, perhaps the largest in history, attended the Remembrance Day ceremony at the cenotaph in Barrhaven on Sunday, November 11. Mike Carroccetto photos

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The IndependentSPORTS Hartnell’s last-minute goal gives Raiders 3-3 tie with Gloucester

Major Novice A

The Major Novice Raiders headed to Cornwall to face the Seaway Valley Rapids Nov. 12 and lost 4-2. Yoanna Peng scored from Ben Schmidt in the first, and Logan Prudhomme scored from Cameron Coady and Callum Underhill in the second.

Minor Atom A

Brayden Bennett and Dean Sloan had two goals each and Owen Cooper scored one as the Raiders beat the Ottawa Sting 5-3 Nov. 9. Bennett, Hudson Henderson and Evan Gardner had assists. Tanner MacDonald was the wining goalie. On Nov. 15, the Raiders beat the Ottawa Valley Silver Seven 5-2. Brayden Bennett had a goal and three assists. Owen Cowper had two goals, and Dean Sloan and David Buchman had one each. Liam Kelly had two assists with one each going to Evan Streek and

Cole Stants. Jack Ostapyk was the winning goalie.

Major Atom AA

Special teams played a big part in the Nepean Raiders’ 4-1 win over Cumberland Fri. Nov. 9. Isaac McMillan, Max Mews and Devran Brown scored power play goals and Matas Bubelevicius had a shorthanded goal for the Raiders. Preston Charron, Charlie Mews, Christian Zappavigna, Tommy Mullen and James Lake had assists, while Cohen Underhill was the winning goalie. The following day, the Raiders tied the Upper Ottawa Valley Aces 4-4. Max Mews, Thomas Vandenberg, Tommy Mullen and James Lake scored goals with Antoine Ziade, Matas Bubelevicius and Charlie Mews earning assists. On Nov. 11, the Raiders played their third game in as many days and beat the Rideau-St. Lawrence Kings 2-1. With the Raiders down 1-0 in the second, Christian Zappavinga scored on the power play from Antoine

Ziade and Matas Bubelevicius to tie the score. Late in the third period, Thomas Vandenberg scored an unassisted goal to win the game for the Raiders. Cohen Underhill was the winning goalie.

Major Atom A

The Ottawa Valley Silver Seven defeated the Raiders 4-1 Nov. 11. Logan Combden scored for the Raiders from Cooper Delorey.

Minor Pee Wee AA

The Raiders handed Kanata a 5-2 loss on Nov. 9. Harry Nansi, Zachary Venance, Jacob Warnes, Chase Hull and Ricky Wilson all scored for the Raiders, with assists going to Hull, Gabriel Bergeron and James Hughson. Darcy Murphy was the winning goalie. The next day, the Raiders tied the Ottawa Valley Silver Seven 5-5. Chase Hull and Zachary Venance each had a goal and an assist with Lior Buchler, James Hughson and Gabriel Bergeron also

scoring goals. Trevor Tangalin had two assists with Harry Nansi, Ayden Childerhose, Max Shewfelt and Ricky Wilson each adding one. On Nov. 14, Callum Hartnell scored a last minute goal to give the Raiders a 3-3 tie with Gloucester. Hartnell and Chase Hull each had a goal and an assist, and Gabriel Bergeron also scored. James Hughson had two assists while Ricky Wilson had one.

Kanata Blazers 3-1 on Nov. 11. In the first, Nathan Hovila opened the scoring for the Raiders with an unassisted goal, and Lucas DeBruyn scored from Jack Hawken and George Zouzoulas. With the Raiders ahead 2-1 in the third, Liam Monaghan iced the game with a power play goal from Robert Steenbakkers and Jack Hawken. Alex Beaulne was the winning goalie.

Minor Pee Wee A

The Upper Ottawa Valley Aces scored five goals in the first period and hung on for a 6-4 win over the Raiders Nov. 9. Andrew

Stefani Cesario scored a pair of goals to lead the Raiders to a 5-1 win over Kanata Nov. 13. Ryan Coughlan had a goal and an assist, and Daxton Markwick and Matthew Ostapyk also scored. Cameron Stanley had two assists with one each going to Antonio Zito, Connor Stobernack and Adam Reinisch. Owen Boville was the winning goalie.

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Carter, Jonas Pasian, Shawn MacDonald and Kody Hull scored for the Raiders. Daiwen Jia had two assists with one each going to Carter, Marshall Nehme and Thomas Gallivan. On Nov. 15, the Raiders defeated the St. Lawrence Steel 4-1. Scott Wirvin, Jonas Pasian, Kody Hull and Tyson Parker all had goals. Cameron Vecchio and Shawn MacDonald had two assists each with Wirvin, Wade Boudrias, Matthew Clement and Thomas Gallivan each picking up one. Andrew Brooks was the winning goalie.


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The IndependentSPORTS raiders continues from page 19 Major Bantam AA

Francesco Sicoli and Mason MacNeil each had two goals and two assists in a 9-1 win over the Gloucester Rangers. Luke Richardson had a goal and two assists; Justin Wammes, Matthew O’Doherty and Braeydon Fenn each had a goal and an assist, and Thomas Jones also scored. William Tario, Sam Edwards and Connor Platt each had two assists.

Minor Midget AA

Cup Crazy! Carter Jones, age 8, of the Nepean Raiders Novice B Cobras, and his father Chris pose with the Stanley Cup at the Manotick fire station last Saturday (Nov. 17). Washington Capitals pro scout and Stittsville native Matt Bradley, now a Manotick resident, brought the cup to village fire station and curling club. Mike Carroccetto photo

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Seven different players scored as the Raiders beat the Ottawa Sting 7-2 Nov 13. Alex Gelinas, Matteo Disipio and Costa Touliopoulos each had a goal and an assist with Sebastian Mariani, Ryan Childerhose, Boewn Gaceta and Jayden Proulx also scoring. Logan Lemay had three assists, Eamonn McSwiggan had two, and Kievon Jafari added one. Matthew Voisey was the winning goalie. Maximus Analytis was the winning goalie. On Nov. 15, the Raiders defeated the Eastern Ontario Cobras 7-5. Sebastian Mariani and Jayden Proulx each scored two goals while Matteo Disipio had a goal and two assists. Logan Lemay and Kyle Nehme also scored. Costa Touliopoulos had two assists with Proulx, Jack Gasperetti, Aidan

Schwartzentruber, Kievon Jafari and Max Saito had one each. Barry Fitzgerald was the winning goalie.

Major Midget AA

Carter Currie had two goals and assist and Kyle Dillabough had three assists in an 8-2 Raiders win over the Ontario Hockey Academy Nov. 11. Stephan Brennan, Nicholas Pileggi, Dean Frappier, Spencer Marchington, Finn McSwiggan and Jacob Montgomery all scored for Nepean with assists going to Kyle Filion, Joshua Manconi, Noah Benoit and Jared Brush. Matthew Spinella was the winning goalie. The next day, the Raiders scored two goals late in the third period in a dramatic 4-3 win over the Eastern Ontario Cobras in Vankleek Hill. Nathan Lassenba scored from Nicholas Pileggi and Alex Bergeron in the second, and then Bergeron scored from Connor Harty and Stephen Brennan four minutes later. The Cobras took a 3-2 lead in the third, but Kyle Dillabough scored from Spencer Marchington to tie the game with just over five minutes left. With less than three minutes remaining, Kyle Filion scored from Connor Harty and Kyle Dillabough for the winning goal. Joshua Legault was the winning goalie.

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The IndependentCOMMUNITY John McCrae students raise money with 5km Autism Awareness Walk By Charlie Senack

When John McRae teacher Rebecca Chambers got tired of traditional teaching, she decided to find another way of keeping her students engaged. in 2011 after being introduced to Sir Ken Robinson’s TED Talk, she knew the way she taught had to change. Since then her vision has continued to grow into something that is changing the lives of her students one good deed at a time. This year she decided to do “passion based projects”, and had her students form groups and start a project which would help or improve the community. Three of her students decided to go big and start an autism walk to raise money for Children at Risk, a local organization which helps youth who are on the autism spectrum. The run took place at the school on November 10 and $1,885 was raised. It however would not have taken place without the hard work and dedication of the three 16-year-olds involved. For grade 11 student Ashley Pitcher, this was a cause that was near and dear to her heart. Her 18-year-old brother, Jacob, has autism. She said Children at Risk is a service her family is familiar with — and has used in the past. “My brother goes to Camp Kaleidoscope every summer which they organize,” Pitcher said. “(For) kids with autism over the summer, if they are not in a schooling program, it’s really hard to find somewhere for them to go.” Grade 11 student Sam Swinwood said it took a bit of persuading from his peers

to get involved, but jumped on the opportunity after wanting to help out a great cause. “At first I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do for a project,” Swinwood said noting that after seeing how driven his friends were, he wanted to put his foot in the game. “They weren’t messing around with this one. There energy really translated into how hard I wanted to work into getting it going.” The three students worked for about a month to get the autism awareness run up and running, and Chambers said students had a project development cycle to go through. After coming up with an idea, the students had to create a proposal, work on the project up until the completion date, and then reflect on what the project meant to them. The run was completely organized by the students, with little to no help coming from the teachers. “Everybody was looking for an adult (to credit) when in reality the students 100 per cent put this all together,” Chambers said. “If we back off and give these kids the opportunity to do things, they are going to do amazing things and we don’t need to hold their hand.” While the run was initially meant to be a one time event, the students are already talking about doing it again next year. “I would for sure be interested in holding another event like this because it’s for such a great cause and you see how much of an impact it actually made,” Gia Damianakos said, another grade 11 student who organized the run. Chambers looks forward to continuing her unique

Ashley Pitcher (right) poses with her brother Jacob and friend Gia Damianakos before the Puzzle Masters 5K Walk for Autism Awareness outside John McCrae Secondary School last Sat. (Nov. 10). The two high school students, who attend Grade 11 at John McCrae, helped organize the walk with another student, Sam Swinwood. Jacob suffers from Autism, but is able to function at a high level. All funds raised were donated to Children At Risk. Mike Carroccetto photo

stance on education, and plans to do more project based teaching. For anyone who is interested in learning about Chambers teaching methods, visit www. unlearnwithus.com.

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The IndependentCOMMUNITY Plenty of local flavour in this weekend’s championship football games For the first time ever, there will be a player who grew up in Barrhaven playing in both the Grey Cup and the Vanier Cup. The football weekend kicks off with the defending champion Western Mustangs facing the Laval Rouge et Or, two undefeated teams, in a Vanier Cup rematch from last year. The game will take place in Quebec City. Former Nepean Redskins/Eagles standout Deionte Knight will be suiting up as a defensive end for Western, playing for a national championship in his first year of university football. Knight went to a junior college in Arizona on a scholarship last year before enrolling at Western. Although the Mustangs lost only three starters from last year’s championship team, Knight was able to make the team and get plenty of playing time. This season, Knight had 11 total tackles and 1.5 quarterback sacks, along with 2.5 tackles for loss for the Mustangs. On Sunday, all eyes will be on the Redblacks as they face the Calgary Stampeders for the second time in the last three Grey Cup games. Ettore Lattanzio, who grew up

in Barrhaven and also played in the Nepean Redskins/Eagles program, missed most of the 2018 season with a shoulder injury, but returned late in the season to become an impact player. The former Ottawa Gee Gee made three unassisted tackles in three games this season. Another local product, Alex Mataes, will be starting at centre for the Redblacks. Mataes played for the Ottawa Sooners before moving on to play at the University of Connecticut. The Redblacks drafted him first overall in 2015. There will also be local talent on the other side of the football. Tunde Adeleke, a graduate of St. Francis Xavier High School in Riverside South, is in his second year with the Stampeders. A record-setting kick returner and all-star safety while at Carleton, Adeleke is starting at safety for the Stampeders. He missed five games due to injury this year, but had 30 defensive tackles, 11 special teams tackles, a sack, and a touchdown. Redblacks running back Brendan Gillanders, who scored a touchdown for the Redblacks in their win over Hamilton Sunday, also lives in Riverside South.

Barrhaven Redblacks’ teammates Alex Mataes and Ettore Lattanzio pose for a photo after winning the 2016 Grey Cup. Mike Carroccetto photo

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