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Sunday afternoon fire on Elke Drive claims life of 74-year-old disabled woman By Barrhaven Independent Staff A 74-year-old disabled woman with limited mobility is dead after a house

fire Sunday afternoon in Barrhaven. Around 4:15 p.m., Ottawa fire dispatch received a call from a monitoring company for

alarms at 43 Elke Dr. On arrival, fire crews noticed heavy smoke visible from the first floor. Although the fire was quickly brought under control, there was one fatality. Mary Warren died in the blaze. A neighbour,

who wished to have her name withheld, may have saved the life of Mary’s husband, Garry, who is a retired lawyer. “I took Garry out of the garage because he was inhaling all this smoke,” said the neighbour. “I

Retired lawyer Garry Warren is comforted by a neighbour after a house fire took the life of his 74-year-old wife Mary on Elke Dr. in Barrhaven on Sunday (October 15). The disabled woman with limited mobility was unable to escape the home when a fire broke out around 4:15 p.m. Two firefighters were also injured.

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The IndependentCommunity Community leaders have nothing but praise at Jan Harder Roast By Jeff Morris

“She is a legend in Barrhaven, or ‘Janhaven’ as we like to call it,” said Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson of Barrhaven Councillor Jan Harder. Watson was one of the many speakers a last week’s Jan Harder Roast. The event was both a celebration of Harder’s 20 years serving the community in municipal politics, as well as a fundraiser for a cause dear to Harder’s heart, the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation. Harder was an active volunteer and leader in the community before running for council in the City of Nepean in 1997. She won her seat, and then won the Barrhaven seat at Ottawa City Council following amalgamation in 2000. She has been instrumental in providing direction and planning in turning a suburb short on amenities into what has essentially become its own city within a greater city. Barrhaven is among the fastest growing communities in Canada. Several city councillors, past and present, as well as colleagues of Harder’s were in attendance to show their appreciation and support. The evening kicked off with a video of a skit performed by other members of council that brought the house down with laughter. Councillor Diane Deans, a friend but often a political nemesis of Harder’s, donned a red wig and portrayed her. Kevin O’Shea, Division President of Mattamy Homes, was the first speaker on the evening, and he praised Harder for being a politician who would always “tell it like it is.” “In the age of political double talk and rehearsed sound bytes, Jan is a breath of fresh air,” he said. “Despite her many accomplishments as a politician and a community leader, Jan considers her family as her life’s greatest accomplishment. Not a meeting goes by where she doesn’t share her grandchildren’s passion for hockey, or ask

you about how your own family is doing, or question in a very caring tone, ‘how’s the little one doing?’” While the evening was billed as a roast, the event drew nothing but praise and appreciation for Harder from council colleagues, city staffers, developers and business people, and longtime friends. “This is supposed to be a roast, but I think everyone is either too intimidated or afraid of Jan to actually roast her,” said Rideau-Goulbourn Councillor Scott Moffatt, who was the co-emcee of the evening with NepeanCarleton MPP Lisa MacLeod. Former Mayor Larry O’Brien spoke and filled the room with laughter as he took shots aimed at himself, not Harder. “I have a personal problem tonight,” O’Brien said. “They asked me to roast Jan. It’s very hard for me to roast Jan because she came into my life even before politics. She’s been a mentor, a trusted advisor, a true friend and a great person.” O’Brien joked about how Harder cajoled him into getting into politics and running for mayor. “She’s the one who whispered into my ear, ‘zero means zero,” he said. “She said go with that, it’s easy!” Current Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson also had nothing but praise for Harder. He presented Harder with a sign that read, “Janhaven.” “She always knows that family comes first,” Watson said. The mayor said he saw how strong and compassionate Harder was in the aftermath of the tragic bus-train collision that claimed six lives and devastated the community, and how she did everything she could to bring comfort to the families involved in the crash with passion and care. “She showed a great deal of dignity and respect for every single family affected,” Watson said. “She didn’t want kudos for any

of her actions. She did it quietly, and with dignity. “I am so proud to serve with you on council,” he told her. Watson also praised her for her work with the Queensway Carleton Hospital. “When Jan goes to bat for a cause, she grabs it and runs with it,” he said. The team from QCH and the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation also had nothing but praise for Harder. QCH President and CEO Tom Schonberg said that Harder’s “can-d-attitude has really rallied community support.” Melanie Adams, President and CEO of the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation, also had praise for the Barrhaven Councillor. “I love Jan Harder,” she said. “She is an incredible leader. She has used her influence, her leadership and her enthusiasm to do great things for this hospital. Harder said that the hospital has been a big part of her family’s lives. She recalled the story of when her father had a “massive stroke” while in the Maritimes. She called it her most profound memory of the hospital. “It took a while for my father to stabilize, but once he did, he was taken by air ambulance to the Queensway Carleton Hospital,” she said. “It was a difficult time for us. We were all in a state of shock. The personal-

Councillor Jan Harder receives flowers from QCH President Melanie Adams, right, and QCH CEO Tom Schonberg, in back. Jeff Morris photo

ized care and compassion that the staff provided us was outstanding. They even provided us with a Thanksgiving Dinner in a special room as we had been there through the long weekend. All of the little touches like that mattered so much to us.” While the evening was all about praise, there were also many comical moments. Longtime city staffer Court Curry shared a humorous story of how he first met Harder. “I was playing in the Barrhaven Softball League as a child,” he said. “Jan was the President of the league, and at the end

of the year, we each got a trophy. Mine had a player that was a girl with a pony tail, and the trophy read, ‘Courtney Curry.’” He added that Harder was “genuine” and that in everything she does, “she leads with her heart.” Harder was thankful to everyone who spoke and who was in attendance, and also got into the act with the microphone. “I’ve always considered myself a team player, as long as you are on my team,” she said with her trademarked tone of Harder bluntness.

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The IndependentCOMMUNITY MacLeod hoping Nick’s Law will become a reality by May, 2018 By Charlie Senack If Lisa MacLeod has her way, a private member’s bill she introduced on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at Queen’s Park, will be law before May 2018. That’s when the next provincial election is expected to be called. Nick’s Law, as she has coined it, is named after Nick Cody, an 18-yearold Barrhaven teen who died in 2013 from a drug overdose to MDMA. MacLeod decided to name the bill after Nick because the Cody’s were the first to come into her office as a newly elected MPP to find help for there child. “The Cody’s we’re the

first to come into my office in 2006 when their son Nick was dealing with a drug addiction,” said MacLeod. “That was the first time I realized we did not have the treatment facilities or the detox facilities in our city.” MacLeod dealt with the issue before in Manotick. At that time people were stealing opioid patches and were smoking and inhaling them. “I worked with the Royal Ottawa and we were able to create something called the Opioid Resource Centre for our region in Eastern Ontario,” said MacLeod. “I thought naively

that we made some significant change here and this was all dealt with.” After a recent spark in opioid related deaths this year, MacLeod realized the issue was not dealt with. In the spring MacLeod reconnected with the Cody family and started to create Nicks Law. If and when the bill is passed, the hope is that the government will dedicate 10 percent of its marketing budget, about $5.6M per year, to opioid education and awareness awareness. “Nicks Law is a proposal that has been put forward that would basically take 10 per-

cent of the provincial marketing budget (about $56 million),” said Nicks father Steve. “(It would) use 10 percent ($5.6 million) to educate people and make people aware of opioids and fentanyl which I think is extremely important.” MacLeod feels the bill is important because the government has already put millions of dollars in funding towards other projects. “$5.6 million went into Hydro affair plan ads (and) $5.7 million went into the ORPP (Ontario Retirement Pension Plan) ads and the ORPP ended up being scrapped,” said

MacLeod. The goal of the bill is to help educate youth so they won’t fall into the wrong path and turn to drugs. “Educate kids in grade 6,” said Steve. “Let them know how this pills are made, how easy it is to make a mistake for the people making these pills, and how many people are dying, overdosing and becoming addictive.” The biggest concern now is with Fentanyl that is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine. In many cases drugs are being laced in Fentanyl, which one can’t see, smell or taste -- and unknow-

ingly consumed by drug abusers. Both Steve and Natalie Cody feel Nick would be proud that a bill is being named in his honour, because he was always one who wanted to help people. “He’d feel proud of us and he’d be honoured,” said Natalie. “I don’t think he would be surprised,” said Steve. “You can’t just sit back and let things happen. You have to do something about it and that’s what we do.” Residents who wish to support the #NicksLaw should sign the online petition at www. NicksLaw.ca.

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We must rethink our approach to battling opioid abuse Thirteen Canadians a day were hospitalized for an opioid overdose in 2014-2015, according to the Canadian Institute of Health Information (CIHI), and the rate of opioid poisoning hospitalizations has been steadily rising. What began with the over-prescription of opioids such as OxyContin, a painkiller once thought to have a low potential for addiction, led to the diversion of legal drugs to the illegal market, and later to the dramatic expansion of the illegal production of fentanyl. As the horror stories of addiction and death multiply, it is clear that what was once a medical issue is now a population health crisis. We have had little success in dealing with this crisis because we focus on it in terms that fail to understand it as something other than a problem with illegal drugs. Seizing fentanyl shipments as they arrive in Canada has done little to interrupt the supply on the street. We supply police and other first responders with the opioid antidote naloxone and ask it be used to keep the addict/offender alive so that they can, in all likelihood, be processed into the criminal justice system. Supervised consumption sites rely on the police to “turn a blind-eye” to those entering or leaving the facility likely in possession of illegal drugs. The success of Ottawa’s “pop-up” safe-use sites in city parks came entirely from the willingness of the police to pretend they are not there. As a first step, this is fine. But it is not a long-term solution. We need to see addiction as, first, a health issue, not a criminal issue, and, second, as an issue that primarily preys on populations that are economically or socially marginalized. Decades of a “war on drugs” has done nothing to reduce the supply or the demand for substances that are, to some extent, arbitrarily deemed illegal. However much we want to cling to the notion that “drugs are bad,” it is time to try something new. The criminal justice system is not the place to deal with addiction. It is a social and economic problem that requires more than a patchwork of public health interventions and treatment services based on local advocacy efforts. With the scale of the opioid crisis reaching the middle class and young recreational drug users, many are being missed. Naloxone peer distribution programs aimed at street-entrenched chronic drug users are unlikely to reach suburban neighbourhoods. Strategies to reduce harms of drug use without criminalizing it first need to be embedded within a wider health and social policy reform. This would mean a major policy shift in how we discuss addiction. But as the fentanyl deaths claim more and more lives, we cannot continue to pretend that we are on the path to solving this problem. The evidence is strong. It is our mindset that needs changing. Gabriela Novotna and Tom McIntosh are expert advisers with EvidenceNetwork.ca and researchers with the Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit at the University of Regina.

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Emergency landing A hot air balloon made an emergency landing in the Quinn’s Pointe area of Barrhaven late last month. According to a Barrhaven Independent reader, the pilot of the RE/MAX balloon, who was alone in the basket, steered the fast-dropping balloon close to the ground near foundations for new homes being constructed in the Quinn’s Point development area before lifting up again over a row BI reader photo of trees before landing ‘very hard’. No one appeared to be injured.

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Community rallies to support local dairy farmer in aftermath of blaze By Barrhaven Independent Staff They say what goes around, comes around. Judging from the huge turnout and the overwhelming show of support in North Gower last Saturday night, Barrhaven-area farmer Peter Ruiter is a man that has always been there for his friends, neighbours and colleagues. The evening was billed as the Blackrapids Farmfest Fundraiser. The farm, located on Prince of Wales Drive just north of Fallowfield Road, suffered significant damage in a fire last month. Three barns and 83 cows were destroyed in the blaze, which had damages surpassing $1 million. A number of people and organizations stepped up to organize the fundraiser, including Saint Monica Parish, the Ottawa Carleton Milk Committee, the Ottawa Federation of Agriculture and the Junior Farmer’s Association of Ontario. A large number of supporters packed the Alfred Taylor Community Centre in North Gower. “We were worried that we wouldn’t be able to handle the huge crowd we were going to get,”

said Navan farmer Wyatt McWilliams, who works closely with Ruiter on Ottawa’s Food Aid Day at City Hall each year. Other area farmers, such as Dwight Foster of North Gower, were also there to show their support. Foster and Ruiter have known each other for more than a generation, and they have often stood alongside each other to fight for the rights of Eastern Ontario farmers in the political arena, especially in the aftermath of the BSE crisis more than a decade ago. Ruiter, his wife Rosemary, and children Sharon, Lindsay and Mark were overwhelmed by the support of the community at the event, which attracted well over 500 people. “It’s been outstanding,” Ruiter said of the support. “Everybody keeps saying you’re a good guy, but I don’t see it. I just live the way I think I should live my life. I have always tried to do little gestures – not big gestures – but this is one big, big gesture back. It’s a little overwhelming.” Ruiter was humbled by the amount of support shown to him not just in the immediate area, but throughout Eastern On-

Peter and Rosemary Ruiter pose for a photo with their family, son-in-law Ben (25), Lindsay (23), Mark (17) and Sharon (20) outside the North Gower Community Centre during the Blackrapids Farmfest fundraiser last Saturday (October 14). A devastating fire razed Peter’s dairy farm on September 8. Barrhaven Independent photo by Mike Carroccetto

tario. “I’m really amazed at the support of the community,” he said. “It’s overwhelming. It’s a true testament to just how many good people there are in the world.” One of the big questions he is facing is whether or not to rebuild his farm. He said he is at the age where many of his friends and

colleagues are thinking about retiring. In many ways, rebuilding the farm would be like starting from scratch. “I have to do more research,” he said. “It’s a life changing decision. If I decide to back at it, and that’s what my heart wants to do, then absolutely. But I have to make the numbers work and make a business deci-

sion.” Ruiter said that he is humbled and strengthened by the generosity and support of the community in the aftermath of the tragic fire. “It’s the wind beneath my wings,” he said of the support from the community. “It’s pushing me along. It’s the drive. This is the community just going

ahead, and it’s a little overwhelming.” A GoFundMe campaign started to help raise money to support the family has raised more than $54,000 to date. Campaign organizers are hoping to raise $150,000 for the family. The page can be found online at https://www. gofundme.com/ruiterfamily-barn-fire-recovery.

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Goal of raising $100k for QCH has been nearly doubled Last October I launched my goal to raise $100,000 over the year as a thank you for your support of me over some six elections. Setting a goal to raise $100,000 seemed like a natural. Not only has the goal been met but also greatly surpassed! Indeed, as I found out last week our fundraising resulted in a contribution of $185,000 to the Queensway Carleton Hospital. Thank you Nepean!!

The Barrhaven Food Cupboard’s Annual Fall Harvest

The Barrhaven Business Improvement Area is pleased to be the Presenting Sponsor of the Annual Fall Harvest in support of our local food cupboard, BFC. The Fall Harvest will be held on October 21st, 2017 at the Msgr. Paul Baxter Centre, (Located behind St. Patrick’s Church Fallowfield) 15 Steeple Hill Crescent. Ticket price is $75/person. For more information, please contact David Sereda President, Barrhaven Food Cupboard at davidmsereda@gmail. com or 613-218-7306. For Corporate Sponsorship opportunities contact David Rattray Director, Barrhaven Food Cupboard at 613-797-2959 or email davidrattray@rogers. com.

EnviroCentre is hosting Electric Vehicle Days in Barrhaven

Drop by on Sunday October 22nd at the Barrhaven Fallowfield Park and Ride, 12pm 4pm to electric vehicle days. The purpose of this event is to showcase electric vehicles, the financial incentives and supporting infrastructure to Ottawa residents. An opportunity to chat with knowledgeable, friendly members of the Electric Vehicle Council of Ottawa (EVCO) and explore their vehicles.

A Free Support Program for Parents of Teens

Sign up for the upcoming Fall workshop series in Barrhaven, starting October 3rd - December 12th on Tuesday’s 7pm to 9 pm; at South Nepean Satellite Community Health Cen-

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tre, 4100 Strandherd Drive (Suite 201) For more information or to register contact: Zainab Al-Ali 613288-2825 ext. 2144 or z.alali@pqchc.com *All enquiries strictly confidential. The Connect Parent Group is an AttachmentBased Program to Support Parents of teens aged 13 - 17 years old. Do you ever feel that your teen doesn’t listen to you? Do you sometimes even feel pushed away? Do parents matter? There is very good evidence that strong relationships, or attachment, with parents protect youth from risk during adolescence and help them thrive. Sign up for this free workshop series for an opportunity to learn more, share experiences and pick up more skills & strategies in a warm and empathetic space. Sessions will be cofacilitated by experienced counselors Dr. Mario Cappelli (C.Psych) and Ms Stacey Segal (MSW, RSW )

8th Annual Artists of Stonebridge Art Show & Sale

This is developing into our largest show to date. The show will

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Barrhaven Santa Claus Parade

Save the date! Sat-

urday November 18th at 5:30pm - 7pm. Information and registration is now open! www.santaclausbarrhaven.com

Fall Forum Celebrating 20 Years in Service

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

5:00pm – 8:00pm Cedarhill Golf & Country Club

Farmers Market at the Log Farm

The Log Farm is pleased to offer the Ottawa area with a great local Farmers Market right in the west end of the city, located at 670 Cedarview Rd. (between Hunt Club Rd. & Fallowfield Rd.) The Market will be open Saturdays from 9am 2pm until the end of October. The Log Farm is also an historic farm site depicting life in the 1870’s. The Farm site will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 9am - 4pm (admission charges apply for farm site only).

be running over the weekend of November 4th & 5th from 10am5pm at Stonebridge Golf Club. For more information, contact:

There will be displays for a number of upcoming Barrhaven projects, such as: • • • • • •

3370 Greenbank Road 4025 Strandherd Drive 3740 Jockvale Road 3311 Greenbank Road Future Planning Greenbank Park

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Transportation Road Infrastructure Barrhaven South CDP 2018 Budget and much more!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Councillor Jan Harder’s Fall Planning Forum

Our Fall Planning Forum will have a different look and different location this year. This year it will be held on Tuesday October 24th from 5pm to 8pm at Cedarhill Golf and Country Club. We will be focusing on Barrhaven planning and infrastructure. You won’t want to miss this informative evening.

For more information contact: 613-580-2473 Carol.Valpy@ottawa.ca @BarrhavenJan BarrhavenJanHarder


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The IndependentCOMMUNITY Riverside South Farmers Market extended through October 29th Seniors’ Tea for Ward 22

Thank you to everyone who attended my office’s Seniors’ Tea on Friday, October 13th. It was great to see and chat with so many residents. Thank you as well to the talented Spencer Scharf for providing music for the day.

Ottawa 2018 Budget Consultations

Thank you to all of those who came out to our Budget Consultation meeting on Oct 3rd 2017 at the Emerald Links Golf Course in Greely. If you missed the meeting but you would still like to give your two-cents- I will be hosting a second Budget Consultation meeting on Thursday Oct 19th with Councillors Mark Taylor and Keith Egli at the Nepean Sportsplex in Halls C and D. The meeting will go from 6-8pm. I hope to see you there. Farmers’ Market in Riverside South – End Date Extended If you have not yet had a chance to visit the new Farmers’ Market in Riverside South, there is still time! They have a wide variety of vendors and the market has been a lovely addition to the community this summer. The market has been extended until October 29th and will run from 10am-2pm on Sundays

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tee recently received a report which shows that Ottawa continues to produce and deliver some of the highest quality and safest drink-

ing water in the world. For the fifth year in a row, the City’s drinking water systems were rated as 100% in conformance with the quality

management system by a third party accreditation body. By adopting new procedures, the City has also decreased the amount of time resi-

dents are without water service during water main breaks. For more information on these services, please visit ot tawa.ca.

at the Riverview Park and Ride, located at 650 Earl Armstrong Road. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the success of the market so far!

Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) to focus on Distracted Driving and Speed Violations in October

This month STEP will focus on distracted driving and speeding violations in the City of Ottawa. Between 2011 and 2015, there were 26,860 collisions caused by distracted driving with 5,761 injuries and 18 fatalities. Throughout the same timeframe there were 15,850 collisions caused by speeding, which resulted in 3,759 injuries and 54 fatalities. There are some shocking numbers and we all have to do our part to make sure when we are on the roads we are driving safe and following the rules and posted speed limits.

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Campanale announces plans for Longfields Square beside The Station “This will be the core of Longfields. It’s an investment into the community,” says Christian Campanale

For Campanale Homes, their mission was to build a community within the community of Barrhaven. Based on the success of The Station, it looks like they have exceeded their goals. The Station, located at 613 Longfields, across from Ken Ross Park, features luxury condominiums above a ground floor with six businesses and services. But The Station is just the beginning. “We’re excited about what’s coming next,” said Christian Campanale. “Longfields Square is going to be a great addition to that community.” Longfields Square is going to be a commercial plaza that will include 15 units. It will be built adjacent to The Station. The shopping plaza will give business owners a chance to own their commercial property rather than leasing it. The project is expected to make the area around The Station the heart of the Longfields community. “Longfields Square will really tie the community together,” said Campanale. “Our design also features a 30-foot clock tower. It will be an icon for the area.” Although Longfields Square is not expected to open until 2019 and it does not yet have a launch date, Campanale said there has already been significant interest in the project from possible occupants. “One of the thing that the business owners in the community need is the opportunity to own the spaces where their businesses are occupied,” said Campanale. “We heard that message at the BIA business breakfast in the spring. We are not going to be landlords with this project. The small business owners have the opportunity to buy the unit for their business.” The business units range from 900 to 1200 square feet in size. “They are going quick,” Campanale said. “Business owners need to start planning now for this project as 2019 is not far away.” Campanale added that there is more to the

project than just retail and business units. “We are really proud of the design,” he said. “All of the materials we use will be fine finishing. It will be a sleek building with good signage and exposure. There will be a lot of parking for businesses, and the units will be wheelchair accessible. The location is also great as it will be in front of Longfields Transit Station. “This will be the core of Longfields. It’s an investment into the community.” Family business, family values Christian Campanale is one of seven secondgeneration employees working at Campanale Homes. The company was founded 38 years ago by brothers Rocco, Vince and Tony Campanale. “We are a very tight knit group,” Campanale said. “And it goes beyond our family. Our company is family oriented. We try to provide family values, not just to all of our employees, but in everything we do.” The company has close to 50 employees. Part of the family values and commitment, he said, is the commitment to a higher quality product. “We take a lot of pride in the products that we build,” he said. “We want our customers to have quality. We want to go above and beyond their expectations.” Their positioning in the marketplace reflects that commitment to quality. Their products are priced slightly higher than their most of their competitors in the market, but their customers are receiving a higher grade of materials and a higher level of craftsmanship. Simply put, Campanale Homes is not a “McBuilder.” The Station, Campanale says, is an example of that commitment to high quality at a price that delivers value to the buyer. “The Station delivers high quality, but at an affordable price,” he said. “Our prices are competitive.” The Station is a finalist for the Greater Ottawa Home Builders Association Ottawa Citizen People’s Choice Award. It is also a finalist for the best low-to-midrise building with 60-80 units. One of the models, the Northstar, is a finalist for best mid-to-high-rise unit of 501 square feet or

more. Affordable, well appointed and functionally designed one and two-bedroom suites, The Station faces South Nepean Park which has fields for baseball, softball, football, rugby, soccer and Ultimate, as well as a running and walking track. This luxury condo is steps away from Longfields Transit Station where the 95 bus can bring you easily from Barrhaven to Westboro, Lebreton Flats, Rideau Centre, or Orleans. The Station has 36 suites on three floors above the thoughtfully planned main floor offering light commercial retailers and professional services, which features a 2,000 sq. ft. landscaped terrace. One way that Campanale delivers value in the 36-unit luxury condo building is by providing heated underground parking and ample storage with most models. The Traveller and the Golden Arrow are the two units that come with outdoor parking. “No building in the area comes with features like this one,” Campanale said. “They don’t have an elevator and underground parking. We also include all six appliances.” Campanale said that there is currently a sale on at The Station that features free condo fees for a year for condo units sold between now and Nov. 30. For more information on the sale, call or visit the sales centre and talk to a sales consultant.

While The Station and Longfields Square are the cornerstones of Campanale’s community within the community, there is also more in the pipeline. The area will also have urban townhomes and rental units

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have helped build and are continuing to shape with their unique housing and business options. This year, Campanale is a proud sponsor of the Barrhaven Santa Claus Parade.

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STation continues from page 11 “We want to be there for the Barrhaven community,” said Campanale. “We aren’t just a builder. We want to participate in the community and be a part of the community. We want to invest in Barrhaven.” This year’s parade, which is annually one of the biggest in the province, takes place along Strandherd Road Sat., Nov. 18. “We see a lot of potential in Barrhaven as a community that is growing in a lot of positive ways,” Campanale said. “We want to help Barrhaven grow and help make it a better place for all of us. Wewant to be engrained in the community and participate in events where we can engage with the rest of the

community. “Several of our family members will be participating in this year’s parade. We are really looking forward to being a part of it and celebrating with the community.” For more information on Campanale Homes, visit www.campanale.com. 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 discoverbarrhaven.com and follow us on Twitter at @ barrhavenbia.

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Drama, school play has helped Honour Roll student grow as a person Name: Churchill

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logic and calculations of math and science, and drama is a big passion of mine.”

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What do you enjoy reading for pleasure? “I enjoy reading books and my favourite author is Jodi Picoult.”

Sister: Jenna (13), grade 9, St. Francis Xavier Part-time Work: “Babysitting kids between the ages 1 to 10, as well as working at a pool as a swim instructor.”

Accomplishments: “I’ve been on Honour Roll since grade 7, the Grade Eleven Drama Award last year, and I have over 100 volunteer hours.” Activities/Interests:

Favourite Subjects: “Drama, math and science, because I like the

“Drama is my favourite activity, and this is why I enjoy drama class and why I have been a part of the school play since grade nine. This is thanks to our drama teacher Mrs. Capyk, who has helped me grow into the actor and person that I am today.” Why did you get involved in what you do? “When I first came to the school I knew that I wanted to be a part of the school play, and I have continued to be a part of that each year. Drama class has allowed me to grow. It has helped me to come out of my shell, because everyone is very accepting, and every-

one can be themselves. Being a part of the play is a big after school commitment. I love every second of it, because I get to do what enjoy, and at the end of the year we get to put on a play to showcase all the hard work we put in.” Career Goals: “My goal would be to go to university next year, then go to medical school, and eventually become a pediatrician. Throughout my years of babysitting and being a camp counselor, I have realized that I enjoy working with kids, and I would love for my career one day to include this passion of mine.”

Honour Roll student Morgan Churchill says that drama class has helped her come out of her shell and grow as a person. Phill Potter photo

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on your clients to recommend you to people they know who may be selling a home.” Harder said that a big part of her success has been her honest and realistic approach to the business. “I am very passionate about real estate,” she said. “My passion drives me in this business. But a lot of people in any business will say that. A lot of realtors will make promises and tell you the things you want to hear. I am a person who gets things done. I am hon-

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Gee Gees rugby team announces Rowan Stringer Memorial Bursery The legacy of Rowan Stringer has extended to the University of Ottawa. On Friday, Oct. 6, the University of Ottawa Gee Gees women’s rugby team played the defending champion St. Francis Xavier X-Women in a rematch of the 2016 national championship game. The Gee Gees prevailed 33-19 in the first annual Rowan’s Legacy Match, focused on raising awareness and funds for the advancement, study, treatment, and prevention of the effects of brain trauma in Canadian athletes. Proceeds from the match were donated to Concussion

Legacy Foundation Canada (CLFC), bringing a worthy cause to an already competitive contest. Rowan Stringer was the captain of the John McCrae Secondary School high school girls’ rugby team when she passed away after receiving a concussion in a game against rival St. Joseph in Barrhaven. She died suddenly as a result of Second Impact Syndrome. She is also the inspiration for Rowan’s Law, Canada’s first concussion legislation. At their game against St. FX, the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees an-

nounced a new bursary to honour the late rugby player. The Rowan Stringer Memorial Bursary will be awarded annually to the studentathlete who best represents what being a good teammate means, both on and off the field. Gord and Kathleen Stringer, parents of Rowan, will be invited to present this award to the selected student-athlete on a yearly basis. The Stringer family are key ambassadors of the Team Up Speak Up Campaign that aims to encourage athletes to be good teammates and look out for one another when it

tion via videos on social media is something to be very proud of.” Gord and Kathleen Stringer, along with MPP Lisa MacLeod, have been essential to the successes in Ottawa from their advocacy and persistence to tackle this issue. The Stringers have said at previous events they firmly believe that had a program like Team Up Speak Up been in place during Rowan’s playing career her outcome may have been very different. The Stringers were present with MPP MacLeod in Toronto this past August along with Tim Fleiszer and Dr.

comes to head injuries. Tim Fleiszer, Founder and Executive Director of CLFC, spoke highly of the participation and engagement the city of Ottawa has displayed so far, “It has been difficult not to notice the great enthusiasm we have gotten from our supporters in Ottawa despite our infancy in this particular city. We commend the Gee-Gees for their efforts to help make strides towards solving the concussion crisis and support for Rowan’s Legacy. The impressive number of athletes, coaches, and teams the Gee-Gees had pledging participa-

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Twardek becomes first OSU grad to play for Canadian national team Ottawa South United Soccer Club is pleased to announce that Kris Twardek became the first OSU Alumni to feature for the Canadian Men’s National Team this past weekend in Houston, Texas. Twardek, who joined OSU at Under-9, has spent the past four years with Millwall F.C. of England. Kris began his journey with trips to Everton F.C. at 12, as part of our club affiliation before signing on with Millwall when he turned 16. During this time, he was first called

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