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ROBERTA BELL/THE PACKET & TIMES Second World War veteran Bud Weeks said he recognizes the government’s treatment of veterans has improved. But he had to wait 66 years for compensation for the stress he suffered as a result of his wartime experiences.

‘They’re hoping for us to die’

The federal government has pledged to make upgrades to the veterans charter, but “they’re certainly not breaking their back ...” says one local Second World War veteran.

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Car stored, in pound

GILFORD – An Innisfil man who took his sports car out for one last run before storing it for the winter evidently forgot about the speed limit.

Man resists arrest: police

A man who fought with bar staff early Friday and then resisted arrest from city police officers in downtown Barrie faces three charges.

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Fatal crash

KING TWP. – A Tottenham woman died Thursday after her SUV crossed lanes and struck a transport truck.

Cool Halloween in forecast

Trick-or-treaters may want to add another toasty layer to their creepy — and waterproof — Halloween costumes Friday night.

Lights on, nobody home

ALCONA – A Barrie teen was arrested for being intoxicated after his car was found abandoned but running, lights on, in the middle of Foxhill Street on Wednesday night.

Woman scammed

BRADFORD – A local woman has lost $4,000 in the 'Mystery Shopper' scam.

Hank Thibideau, director of event with Barrie and District Christmas Cheer, looks over a collection of 848 jars of peanut butter donated by the staff at Georgian College, Wednesday. The jars will find homes in hampers distributed to the needy at Christmas time. MARK WANZEL PHOTO

Spreading some Christmas Cheer

Hank Thibideau, director of event with Barrie and District Christmas Cheer, looks over a collection of 848 jars of peanut butter donated by the staff at Georgian College, Wednesday.

After constructing their own haunted house, Bear Creek Secondary School yearbook and drama students are teaming up to offer some Halloween frights during an open house event to be held at the school Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Proceeds from the $2 entrance fee will help support the schools arts banquet. Organizers are not recommending this event for small children. MARK WANZEL/PHOTO

Scary times at Bear Creek

After constructing their own haunted house, Bear Creek Secondary School yearbook and drama students are teaming up to offer some Halloween frights during an open house event to be held at the school Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.