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Tragic fire destroys one of Barrhaven’s last remaining farms

A firefighter walks in front of the Ruiter dairy farm, which lost three barns and 80 head of cattle in a raging fire at 2600 Prince of Wales Dr. in Barrhaven, Friday, September 8. Smoke could be seen for kilometres around. Water had to be trucked in from Manotick, as there are no hydrants in the area. Damages were estimated at over $1M, including the cattle, farming equipment, much of it located in the three barns which were destroyed.
Mike Carroccetto photo
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The Station holding grand opening for its businesses Sept. 23
The Station on Longfields Drive across from Ken Ross Park has a number of retail and service businesses on the bottom floor of Campanale’s luxury condo destination. Their grand opening is Sat. Sept. 23 from 1-5 p.m.
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Country bands highlight 2017 Oktoberfest Ottawa in Barrhaven
Attendees at last year’s Oktoberfest take part in one of the many games and activities.
Jeff Morris photo
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Better products at better prices make Totally Techy the place to go
Professionalism and great customer service have made Ramy El Tahtawy of Totally Techy a popular person among students and young professionals in the community.
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In the News

Being on Cappies team brings balance for Honour Roll student-athlete

Madeleine Lemaire is an Honour Roll student who works part time at the Cineplex Theatre in Barrhaven.
Phil Potter photo
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Barrhaven defender named co-captain of Nepean Raiders
Nepean Raiders’ Corey Tam (8) and Kanata Lasers’ Bennett Stockdale (11), both from Barrhaven, battle for the puck along the boards during a CCHL Junior ‘A’ game last Thursday (Sept. 7). Tam, playing his fourth and final season with Nepean, has been named co-captain of the Raiders along with Kari Belec.
Mike Carroccetto photo
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