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SUBMITTED PHOTO Laurentian Valley resident, business and family man Brian Hugli is hoping for council seat this October.

Hugli hungry for council seat

A Laurentian Valley businessman with a proven track record for positive results and bringing people together is vying for a seat on council.

SEAN CHASE/DAILY OBSERVER Candidates for Whitewater Region council faced 400 voters who packed the Cobden Agricultural Hall Monday night.

Whitewater council contenders make pitch

Pursuing development and job creation, promoting tourism and eliminating consultants were among the promises made Monday night by the 11 candidates hoping to form Whitewater Region's next council.

SEAN CHASE/DAILY OBSERVER Contenders for mayor and reeve of Whitewater Region listen to a voter's questions during a pre-election all-candidates meeting Monday night in Cobden.

Whitewater candidates face the voters

Council accountability, consultants, protecting the environment and taking on the bureaucrats in Toronto dominated the discussion of those candidates seeking to the lead Whitewater Region for the next four years.

Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers is pictured in the Senate chamber on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in this file photo from June 3, 2011. According to Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino, Vickers shot dead one of the suspects in the Oct. 22, 2014 shooting incident on Parliament Hill. (Reuters)

Meet the hero who shot down Hill gunman

He’s being called a hero for shooting a rampaging gunman dead on Parliament Hill — and it may mark the first time Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers has ever fired a gun in the line of duty.

(MATT USHERWOOD/QMI Agency)

Fantino with Harper when shots fired

Prime Minister Stephen Harper was with Julian Fantino in a caucus meeting when gunfire erupted at Parliament Hill, the Veterans Affairs Minister told the Toronto Sun Wednesday.

Martin "Ahmad" Couture-Rouleau is pictured in this photo taken from Facebook. Police gunned down Rouleau late Monday morning after he ran down two soldiers. (Facebook/Handout)

Quebecer wanted to join ISIS

A Quebec man's double life as a newly converted jihadist is under scrutiny now that he and his soldier target are dead, as family and law enforcement try to find out why he followed ISIS kill commands.

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

Lone wolf terrorists hard to stop: Experts

Despite being on a watchlist, experts say a budding jihadist who killed a solider in a Montreal-area parking lot in Canada's first Islamist terror attack has exposed a threat not so easy to contain: Lone wolf terrorists.

Martin Couture-Rouleau is pictured in this undated handout photo. Handout/QMI Agency

'Radicalized' Quebecer shot dead

A Quebecer shot dead by police after running down two Canadian soldiers told a 911 operator he was acting in the name of Allah, a police source tells QMI Agency.

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