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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.

Scotiabank was a major sponsor of the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation's ninth annual Black and White Gala, held at the Normandy Officers' Mess on Saturday night, Oct. 18, 2014. Representing the bank are, starting from left, Chantelle Leslie-Leach, Shannon Becvar, John Becvar, Brian Morris and Janice Hollingworth. Janice and Chantelle are also members of the gala organizing committee.

Hospital gala nets $90,000

It's as simple as black and white - the fancy dress party continues to be a winner for the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation.

Bob Denault, president of Branch 72 of the Royal Canadian Legion, announced the annual poppy campaign starts Oct. 21 and runs until Nov. 11. The Legion is also looking for volunteers to help distribute poppies.

Poppy campaign launches

The Royal Canadian Legion is ready to launch its 2014 poppy campaign and Pembroke Branch 72 will be on the front lines.