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Survivors of the MS St. Louis, including Sonja Geismar (speaking on mic) along with Sol Messinger, Eva Wiener, and Judith Steel along with documentary film maker Robert Krakow were special guests at the Ottawa Torah Centre Chabad in Barrhaven on Nov. 8. In the spring and summer of 1939, hundreds of MS St. Louis passengers, all of whom were Jewish refugees with legal visas to enter the US, were refused entry into Cuba, the USA and Canada, so the boat returned to Europe, docking in Belgium. More than 250 of the returned passengers were captured and murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust. For the full story, see page 4.
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Roads, traffic a top priority for Meehan as new city council is sworn in
Carol Anne Meehan, pictured with Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, was sworn in as Ward 22 Councillor Monday.
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Local singer/songwriter to perform at Village Square Starbucks
Local singer/songwriter Kristy Hagerman will be singing songs from her new, full-length album at the Starbucks in the Village Square mall at 1181 Greenbank Rd.
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Seniors town hall brings out over 200 Nepean residents
Nepean MP Chandra Arya speaks to Nepean residents during a town hall for seniors at Stonebridge Golf Club with the Hon. Filomena Tassi, Minister for Seniors, Nov. 26.
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In the News
Love for soccer has enriched high school experience for LDHSS student leader

After being out for more than a year because of a knee injury, Samuel Visser is looking forward to the provincial high school soccer championships in June.
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First OHL goal!
Paul Larabie, former Nepean Raiders player, scored his first career OHL goal last week (Nov. 28) in a school day game against the Ottawa 67’s in Kingston. The 18-year-old Nepean native and NMHA grad native has since added another goal. The 6’1”, 190-pound centre played in the Raiders’ minor hockey system before moving up to the Ottawa Senators (now Myers Automotive) AAA program. He played Jr. A hockey for the Nepean Raiders of the Central Canada Hockey League in 2016-17 before joining the Frontenacs last year.
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