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ROBERTA BELL/THE PACKET & TIMES Bernie Hallett has collected more than 100 signatures of people who support him in his bid to see a drug that could prolong his life covered under the provincial health-care plan.

‘I’d live longer’

A Washago man is petitioning the provincial government to fund an expensive drug he can’t afford, but that he says could prolong his life.

Despite a recent Conference Board of Canada report giving Barrie a failing grade, local business owner Paul Lynch says he's excited about the future of city. Mark Wanzel Photo

Failing to get the grade?

The ceiling tiles were rotted, three of the four hallway lights were burned out and the carpet had huge stains in one corner.

Repeat offender

A Hawkestone man found sleeping in his vehicle, the engine still running, later blew three times the legal limit Monday night.

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Erratic driver

ESSA TOWNSHIP – An Etobicoke senior was charged with impaired driving after a 911 call about an erratic driver on Innisfil Beach Road early Monday.

Ward 8 debate tonight

A Barrie Ward 8 candidates debate will take place Tuesday, Sept. 30 at Unity Christian High School, at 25 Burton Ave.