ROBERTA BELL/THE PACKET & TIMES - Belinda Wilson, a zone commander with the Royal Canadian Legion, performs a song Sunday at the Brechin branch that pays tribute to the soldiers who died in the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

A trip back in time

As time goes on, memories begin to fade – even those of the casualty-laden bloody battles of the first and second world wars.

ROBERTA BELL/THE PACKET & TIMES - Friends of Second World War veteran Bobby “Flash” Clayton sing “Happy Birthday” to him Sunday at the Brechin legion. The 93-year-old, a longtime staple of the Brechin legion, has been at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto since he suffered a stroke in October 2012.

Brechin legion marks veteran's 93rd birthday

Although Second World War veteran Bobby “Flash” Clayton couldn’t celebrate his 93rd birthday with his friends at the Brechin legion, they wanted to make sure he knew they were thinking of him.

QMI PHOTO An OPP cruiser.

Gun locker found in field

ESSA TWP. - Nottawasaga OPP are investigating after a gun locker filled with rifles was found in a field near County Road 90.


It's in the genes

Wasaga Beach resident Kathy Hunt and Oro-Medonte resident Susan Finlay research their Orillia-area family trees at the library during the Genealogy Festival Saturday.

Police investigate the scene where two solders were run down southeast of Montreal on Monday Oct. 20, 2014. Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he'll monitor the event, which one of his MPs called a "possible terror attack." Maxime Deland/QMI Agency

'Possible terror attack' in Quebec

Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he'll monitor what one of his MPs called a "possible terror attack" in which two soldiers were run down southeast of Montreal on Monday morning.

Canada Post announced it will stop door-to-door delivery of the mail in urban areas on December 11, 2013. (Veronica Henri/QMI Agency Files)

Phasing out of door-to-door delivery begins

Despite protests and a court challenge, 10 communities across the country, including Winnipeg, Calgary and Ottawa, are making the switch from door-to-door mail delivery to community mailboxes starting Monday.

Pumpkin fest ends in riot, dozens hurt

More than two dozen people were treated at a New Hampshire hospital for injuries resulting from rioting that erupted near the site of an annual pumpkin festival in Keene, a hospital official said on Sunday.

U.S. President Barack Obama talks during a press conference at the Bank of Estonia in Tallinn, Estonia, September 3, 2014. The United States plans to fight Islamic State until it is no longer a force in the Middle East and will seek justice for the killing of American journalist Steven Sotloff, President Barack Obama said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Obama: U.S. can't give in to fear over Ebola

With three cases of Ebola diagnosed in the United States but dozens of people being monitored in case they contract the disease, President Barack Obama urged Americans on Saturday not to give in to "hysteria" about the spread of the virus.

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