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We Will remember Them

Stephen Dean poses with Brian Kilrea after being awarded the Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching after the Order of Ottawa ceremony at City Hall, Thurs., Nov. 16. The longtime president of the Nepean Eagles is one of the driving forces behind National Capital Amateur Football Association, which is the largest youth football organization in Canada.  
Mike Carroccetto photo
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Breakfast with Santa
Mia Ordower got the chance to share a moment with Santa during the Barrhaven BIA Breakfast with Santa at St. Mother Teresa High School in Barrhaven Sat., Nov. 18.
Jeff Morris photo
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Local artist set to showcase single on-stage in advance of EP release
Local artist set to showcase single on-stage in advance of EP release
Photo by Nick GŁtz
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Barrhaven Santa Claus Parade
Thousands of young kids and their parents attended this year’s Barrhaven Santa Claus parade on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Fireworks were added this year, to great reviews. Last year’s parade was cancelled due to weather, so this was the first Santa Claus parade in Barrhaven since 2015.
Mike Carroccetto photo
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In the News

Former John McCrae student speaks at WE Day about opioid addiction

Leila Attar is a local 20-year-old who overcame a Fentanyl addiction and is now sharing her story with young people across the country.
Charlie Senack photo
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Hey Ref, you suck!
Barrhaven Independent editor and publisher Jeff Morris is one of the dozens of people who “give back to the game” by being a football official. After an official was assaulted in the parking lot following an NCAFA youth playoff game last month, abuse and treatment of officials will be at the forefront as club executives plan for next season.
Mike Carroccetto photo
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