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Canada Day Barrhaven

A man enjoys the Canada Day Barrhaven fireworks, as do many others, from the play structure on Cobble Hill Dr. For a complete rundown and photos of Barrhaven’s 39th annual Canada Day celebration, see pages 4 and 5.
Mike Carroccetto photo
See page 1, 4-5



More than $1 million in combined damages
to three homes struck by lightning
Firefighters responded to put out fires at three homes that were struck by lightning June 27.
Scott Stilborn photos (From Ottawa Fire Services)
See page 3


Ellie Gadzos, a Grade 9 at École secondaire catholique Pierre-Savard in Barrhaven, sang on the City Stage Wednesday (July 10) and will also perform in the Barney Danson Theatre tomorrow (Sat., July 13) from 3:30 until 4pm. We urge you to catch this rising singer/songwriter at RBC Bluesfest. She won She’s The One talent competition at RBC Bluesfest in 2018 and placed 2nd overall at Ottawa Idol (2017).
Mike Carroccetto photo
See page 8




Community mourns passing of founder of Barrhaven Legion Branch 641
Barrhaven Legion members salute the Hearse with Ray Desjardins' casket outside the Barrhaven Legion on Sunday, June 30.
Mike Carroccetto photo
See page 10


In the News
Perseverance has been the key to success for local teen


Kayla Robinson is an honour roll student who has taken a leadership role in the community with her charity work.   
Phill Potter photo
See page 12




OSU Force forward Sabrina Mangiaracina (left, facing camera) celebrates her second goal of the match against West Ottawa Warriors during U14 OPDL match in Manotick, Wednesday, June 26. Mangiaracina  scored both OSU goals in a 2-1 comeback win.
Mike Carroccetto photo
See page 14