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ANDREW PHILIPS/SPECIAL TO THE PACKET & TIMES Pharmacist Angela Howell gives Simcoe North MPP Garfield Dunlop a flu shot Friday at a Rexall Pharma Plus.

Worth a shot

Always concerned about her health, Angela Howell learned something she hadn’t considered while attending university a decade ago.

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.

Visitors leave flowers the day after a shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington October 25, 2014. A student fatally shot one classmate and wounded four others when he opened fire in the cafeteria of his Washington state high school on Friday, following a fight with fellow students, authorities said. The shooter took his own life as Marysville-Pilchuck High School students scrambled to safety in the latest outburst of deadly violence at an American school. REUTERS/Jason Redmond

Third victim in Wash. state school shooting dies

SEATTLE - A girl shot during a rampage at a Washington state high school last week that left two other girls dead along with the gunman has died from her wounds, Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett said on Friday.

Mourners gather to say goodbye to Patrice Vincent

LONGUEUIL, Que. — Family, friends and strangers paid their respects Friday to Patrice Vincent, a career-focused military man whose plans for a comfortable and well-deserved retirement were dashed by a terrorist last week.

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