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Tale of the Tape!

Dean and Jeanine Otto of Barrhaven hosted the 10th Annual Maddy’s Gala at the Shaw Centre Saturday night. The evening is a celebration of their five-year-old daughter Maddy, who passed away suddenly at Roger’s House from an inoperable brain tumour in 2007. The evening raised about $75,000, meaning the Otto family has raised $600,000 for Roger’s House as a legacy for their late daughter.
Derek Boehme photo
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School bus driver fired for leaving kids in Walmart parking lot
A school bus driver was fired after leaving children from Cedarview Middle School unattended on a school bus for 20 minutes while she went into the Barrhaven Walmart.
Jeff Morris photo
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Bad day on Greenbank
Ottawa police were forced to close Greenbank Rd. between Fallowfield and Hunt Club twice last Tuesday (Feb. 7). The first time due to a serious motor vehicle collision, and the second time due to icy road conditions. The accident happened at about 8:30 a.m. Firefighters were notified of the accident and arrived quickly with extrication equipment to remove injured patients from the vehicles.
Mike Carroccetto photo
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Eagles honoured
East Nepean Little League Junior team members Tristan Godmaire, Adam Saleh, Justin Mombourquette and Jayden Oliver accept Ottawa Sports Award during ceremony at Algonquin College last Wednesday, Feb. 1. The Eagles were the Ontario champions and played in the Canadian championships in Lethbridge from Aug. 3-11, beating the B.C. champions 8-2 to win the bronze medal.
Mike Carroccetto photo
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In the News

Honour Roll student hopes to follow footsteps of four siblings to uOttawa

Alex Beauchamp says he won the lottery by being born into the family he is in.
Phill Potter photo
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Ottawa Academy of Martial Arts building confidence in young people
 Ottawa Academy of Martial Arts has been open for almost a year in Barrhaven. It is located at 3777 Strandherd Road at Greenback (Ross’ Your Independent Grocer Plaza) next to A Gym Tale and the CIBC.
Jeff Morris photo
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