May


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Sweet 16

Family and friends of the late Maddy Otto of Barrhaven gathered at Pinecrest Cemetery to release balloons to celebrate what would have been her 16th birthday. Maddy passed away at the age of five in 2007 at Roger’s House just two days after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Since her passing, her family has raised three quarters of a million dollars for Roger’s House in her memory. For more on Maddy Otto, see From the Other Side on page 6. 
Jeff Morris photo
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Barrhaven singer Kelsey Hayes to ‘get jazzy’ at Winter Jazzfest
The young Barrhaven singer-songwriter will be performing at the Mercury Lounge on February 8, a performance that is part of the Winter JazzFest series.
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 John McCrae Bulldogs run away from St. Mark to win fifth straight game
John McCrae senior boys basketball coach Kris Dale huddles with his team during their win against St. Mark Monday.
Jeff Morris photo
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Barrhaven Legion Branch # 641 raises 16,000 pairs of socks for the homeless
David and Marion Rattray, Councillor Jan Harder, Giant Tiger brand manager Alison Scarlett, Barrhaven Legion President Bert Boehme, Debi and Dave Sereda and Councillor Michael Qaqish pose with more than 16,000 socks that were collected by the Barrhaven Legion community initiative to benefit local charities.
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In the News

Honour roll student-athlete proud to be part of mental health solution

Jackson Bennett is an honour roll student at St. Francis Xavier High School in Riverside South.
Phill Potter photo
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Heart failure to blame as community mourns passing of former Jr. B goalie
Brandon Lowry passed away at the age of 23 from a heart condition. He was on a career path to become an RCMP officer.
Photo courtesy of Brigitte Dionne
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