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Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson joined local auctioneer Stuart James on stage during Maddy’s Gala at the Brookstreet Hotel as they auctioned off a painting done by Barrhaven artist Tony Harris. The Otto family of Barrhaven hosted the 13th annual event in honour of their daughter, Madison, who passed away in 2007 at the age of five. By the end of this year, the Otto family will have raised more than one million dollars for Roger Neilson House in Maddy’s name. Harris was one of the events speakers, and he shared memories of Roger Neilson that are shared in Jeff Morris’s From the Other Side column on page 6. 
Denis Archer photo
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Barrhaven man among those killed in Ukrainian Airlines crash
Mansour Pourjam of Barrhaven was among the 63 Canadians killed when the Ukrainian International Airlines flight he was on crashed in Iran. A GoFundMe Page was established by his co-workers to help out his son, Ryan, and his family. To donate, see the Barrhaven Independent Facebook page.
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Gus Este has been a true builder and leader for Barrhaven
Gus Este of Barrhaven is a veteran of the Korean War. 
Barrhaven Independent file photo by Mike Carroccetto
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Rotating strikes
Rotating teachers strikes continued this week. After public board elementary school teachers were off the job Monday, Ottawa Catholic School Board teachers were off the job Tuesday. Teachers from St. Mother Teresa and St. Joseph Catholic High Schools were among those who protested on Greenback Road in front of the offices of Nepean Progressive Conservative MPP and Cabinet Minister Lisa MacLeod.
Jeff Morris Photo
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In the News
Blackbelt Karate Instructor also a Core Leader at Camp Smitty


Elizabeth Savoy is an Honour Roll student-athlete at St. Francis Xavier High School.
  Phill Potter photo
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David Daze (751) was one many Barrhaven runners who braved the cold, snow and slush Jan. 12 for the 38th Annual Richmond Run. The sold out winter run featured 5km and 10km races that wound through the village of Richmond.
Jeff Morris Photo
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