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A passing grade

Benjamin Strutt of the St. Leonard Catholic School boys touch football team tosses a pass against Monsignor Paul Baxter during last week’s elementary school boys touch football tournament in Orleans. It was one of the final elementary school sports events of the season.
Jeff Morris photo
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Smith says Manotick business community will be unaffected by Barrhaven Costco
Councillor Jan Harder, middle, was joined by people from Costco, Trinity Developments, and the Barrhaven BIA at the official groundbreaking for the new Barrhaven Costco store. The 148,000 square foot store is expected to open in the fall at Strandherd Road one block south of the 416-Fallowfield Road interchange.
Jeff Morris photo
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Pedestrian Crossover on Manotick Main Street to be operational by August
The new pedestrian crossover at Manotick Main Street and Tighe Street is one of 60 being installed by the City of Ottawa this year.
Jeff Morris photo
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T-Ball on the Hill starts off National Little League Week for local players
Several Manotick and area T-Ball players from the East Nepean Eagles program got the chance to take part in last week’s T-Ball on the Hill event.
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In the News

Robert Munsch fueled OTHS student’s passion for writing

Kelsey Da Silva has had to endure three major surgeries in her life, but it was a letter from Robert Munsch that got her through her first one.
Phill Potter photo
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Renaming ceremony of Doug Thompson Pathway a deserved honour
Nepean Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod, Osgoode Councillor George Darouze, former Osgoode Mayor and Councillor Doug Thompson, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and Gloucester-South Nepean Councillor Michael Qaqish were all on hand for the official renaming of the Doug Thompson Pathway in Osgoode.
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