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Dean and Jeanine Otto of Barrhaven, seated on the couch, join the organizing committee of Maddy’s Gala for a photo during the fundraiser for Roger Neilson House at the Brookstreet Hotel Sat., Feb. 23. The 12th Annual Maddy’s Gala is in the memory of their daughter, Maddy, who passed away at Roger Neilson House at the age of five just two days after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The event was attended by many community leaders and most of the players from the Ottawa Senators hockey team. Dr. Emma Gofton, who has two children who receive pain management treatment at Roger Neilson House, gave a stirring speech to highlight the evening. For more, see ‘From the Other Side’ on page 6.
Derek Boehm photo
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Parents of autistic children protest outside MacLeod’s Barrhaven office
Barrhaven parent Laura Kefalas, who seven-year-old son Noah has autism, says she may have to sell her house after funding for her child dries up.
Charlie Senack photos
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Canadian Tire Centre staffers bring the Suite Life to the Ravines
Residents of the Ravines cheer on the Ottawa Senators during the Sens-Leafs game Feb. 6.
Jill Kraft photo
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Rezoning for TV and film soundstage on Woodroffe Ave. approved
The soundstage will be built on the site of the former National Research Farm on Woodroffe Ave.
NCC image
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In the News
Knight time

Barrhaven’s Michael Gallivan (24), foreground, and Justin Jamer (28) helped lead the Ottawa West Golden Knights to the third best record in the CCHL 2 Junior ‘B’ loop. Ottawa West is currently facing the Casselman Vikings in a best-of-seven Martin Division semi-final series. During the regular season, both players averaged a point a game for the Golden Knights. Game 4 is this Saturday (March 9) at the Barbara Ann Scott Arena. Game 6, if necessary, will be played on March 14.
Mike Carroccetto photo
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Barrhaven’s Ekiyor leads Ravens’ quest for another national title
Barrhaven’s Eddie Ekiyor may have won another medal as an Ontario champion, but it’s this week’s national championship in Halifax that he and the Carleton Ravens have their eyes on.
Mike Carroccetto photo
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