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Erin and Tessa Taniguchi were among the many local residents who enjoyed the Manotick Messenger Family Skate Night at the Shiverfest Winter Carnival Fri., Jan. 26.
Jeff Morris photo
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Local small business owners hit hard by     minimum wage increase
Goldie Ghamari hosted a forum on small business issues in Stittsville Feb. 1. It was part of her ongoing Carleton Conversations series.
Jeff Morris photo
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Horticultural club to give presentation on Great Britain’s Pashley Gardens
The Manotick Horticultural Society is giving garden enthusiasts a chance to get some insight into Pashley Manor Gardens, one of Great Britain’s most famous and beautiful gardens.
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Osgoode Rideau bantam teams battle in final of Cicero, Ny tourney
Osgoode Rideau B1 and B3 Bantam House teams pose for a photo after facing each other in the final of a tournament in Cicero, NY last month.
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In the News

Honour Roll student and swimmer has goal of becoming an electrical engineer

OTHS student Bruce Gillespie holds a 90 per cent average and has more than 250 volunteer hours.
Messenger photo by
Phill Potter
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Local diver honoured
Canadian Junior National Team diver and St. Mark High School student Kate Miller was honoured at the 2018 Ottawa Sports Awards Dinner. The 4’11” diving dynamo is a member of the Nepean Ottawa Diving Club, where she is coached by Fernando Henderson. Kate, who began diving at the age of 7, placed second on both the platform and one-metre springboard events, and placed fourth on the three-metre springboard at the 2017 Canadian National Diving Championships. Her performance earned her a trip to the Junior Pan-American Games in Victoria, BC, where she won a gold medal in the platform event and a silver on the one-metre springboard.
Mike Carroccetto photo

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