Barrie's Kevin Labanc winds up and fire a hard shot on net in OHL action at the BMC in this file photo. The Colts take on Ottawa tonight at the BMC. ZACH MACPHERSON/Photo

Colts crunch 67's

The final night of a three-in-three is never easy. But with two points on the line tonight, and a week-long break starting tomorrow, the Barrie Colts pulled it together.

Nathan Francisty, 28, of Orillia, pictured here while working on a sailboat in the Pacific Ocean. Francisty died while swimming off the south coast of Saint Thomas last Saturday when he was struck by a rogue wave. PHOTO: FACEBOOK

'It's just a terrible tragedy'

Search crews are scrambling to retrieve the body of a local man who died while swimming in a treacherous area off the coast of the small Caribbean Isl

A lost horse and an injured son

EDITOR’S NOTE: Local author John Forrest continues his annual Christmas series for The Packet & Times. This year’s story is Becca’s Star.

ANDREW PHILIPS/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET & TIMES Sharing Place food bank executive director Christine Hager, left, and Lighthouse Christian Ministries chair Glenn Wagner, second from right, accept donations Friday from CCI Thermal Technologies human resources manager Karen Foster and operations manager Tony Burt.

A gift that will last

New Year’s Eve is a time of celebration for many, but for The Sharing Place food bank, that’s when the “tap gets shut off.”

Capitalism coaxes communism

Where do we grow now? Now that we are told the Cold War is over, the ruble is collapsing and communism is consequently ruined, the world is free...

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