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FILE - House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., arrives to meet with his fellow Democrats, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. The day after Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she would step aside, Jeffries announced his own history-making bid Friday to become the first Black American to helm a major U.S. political party in Congress as leader of the House Democrats. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Jeffries makes historic bid to lead House Dems after Pelosi

NEW YORK (AP) — A day after Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she…

 

FILE - South Korean Army K2 tanks cross a floating bridge on the Namhan River during a joint river-crossing drill between South Korea and the United States in Yeoju, South Korea on Oct. 19, 2022. North Korea’s Foreign Ministry criticized the United States for expanding joint military exercises with South Korea that it claims are practice for a potential invasion and it warned Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022 of "more powerful follow-up measures" in response. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)

North Korea warns US of ‘powerful’ response to allied drills

North Korea’s Foreign Ministry criticized the United States for expanding joint military…

 

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has officially stepped down as leader of the UCP. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has officially stepped down as leader of the UCP. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Latvians cast their ballots at a polling station during general elections, in Riga, Latvia, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Polling stations opened Saturday in Latvia for a general election influenced by neighboring Russia’s attack on Ukraine, disintegration among the Baltic country’s sizable ethnic-Russian minority and the economy, particularly high energy prices. (AP Photo/Roman Koksarov)

Latvian premier’s center-right party wins national election

Party captured just 19 per cent of the vote, but still came out above others

Latvians cast their ballots at a polling station during general elections, in Riga, Latvia, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. Polling stations opened Saturday in Latvia for a general election influenced by neighboring Russia’s attack on Ukraine, disintegration among the Baltic country’s sizable ethnic-Russian minority and the economy, particularly high energy prices. (AP Photo/Roman Koksarov)
A mayoral debate takes place Sept. 29 at the Student Union Building at University of the Fraser Valley’s Abbotsford campus.

UFV Student Union Society hosts Abbotsford mayoral debate

Event takes place Sept. 29 at University of the Fraser Valley

A mayoral debate takes place Sept. 29 at the Student Union Building at University of the Fraser Valley’s Abbotsford campus.
Amritpal Mund is vying for an Abbotsford council seat in the municipal election on Oct. 15.

Amritpal Mund seeks council seat in Abbotsford civic election

Candidate wants to shape city into becoming more ‘family- and kid-friendly’

Amritpal Mund is vying for an Abbotsford council seat in the municipal election on Oct. 15.
This image contained in a court filing by the Department of Justice on Aug. 30, 2022, and redacted by in part by the FBI, shows a photo of documents seized during the Aug. 8 search by the FBI of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. The Justice Department says it has uncovered efforts to obstruct its investigation into the discovery of classified records at former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate. (Department of Justice via AP)

Obstruction now a major focus in Trump documents probe

FBI continues investigation into top-secret government information

This image contained in a court filing by the Department of Justice on Aug. 30, 2022, and redacted by in part by the FBI, shows a photo of documents seized during the Aug. 8 search by the FBI of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. The Justice Department says it has uncovered efforts to obstruct its investigation into the discovery of classified records at former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate. (Department of Justice via AP)
Patricia Ross, who was first elected to Abbotsford council in 1994, has announced she is seeking re-election on Oct. 15.

Long-time Abbotsford councillor Patricia Ross to seek re-election

Ross was first elected in 1994 and has topped polls for several years

Patricia Ross, who was first elected to Abbotsford council in 1994, has announced she is seeking re-election on Oct. 15.
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Biden Cancels $10,000 in Student Debt

President Joe Biden announced the student loan debt cancellation via Twitter on…

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Finnish PM Sanna Marin too wild?

The voluntary test came after a video surfaced showing the prime minister…

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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, left, and the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, right, give a statement during their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G7 summit at Castle Elmau in Kruen, near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, on Monday, June 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kerstin Joensson/Pool Photo via AP

Ukraine calls on Canada to shelve turbine exemption as German chancellor to visit

Permit would allow turbines repaired in Montreal to be returned to Russian pipeline

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, left, and the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, right, give a statement during their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G7 summit at Castle Elmau in Kruen, near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, on Monday, June 27, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kerstin Joensson/Pool Photo via AP
Dave Loewen has announced he will seek re-election to Abbotsford council on Oct. 15.

Dave Loewen to seek fifth term on Abbotsford council

Long-time educator was first elected to city hall in 2005

Dave Loewen has announced he will seek re-election to Abbotsford council on Oct. 15.
Bob Skelly is shown in a British Columbia NDP handout photo. Former British Columbia New Democratic Party leader Bob Skelly has died. In a message posted on social media, Premier John Horgan says he is saddened to hear of Skelly’s death and thanks him for his years of service to B.C. and Canada. (BC NDP photo)

Former B.C. New Democrat leader and B.C. member of Parliament Bob Skelly dies

Skelly served five terms in the B.C. legislature representing the Vancouver Island riding of Alberni

Bob Skelly is shown in a British Columbia NDP handout photo. Former British Columbia New Democratic Party leader Bob Skelly has died. In a message posted on social media, Premier John Horgan says he is saddened to hear of Skelly’s death and thanks him for his years of service to B.C. and Canada. (BC NDP photo)
Former B.C. premier Christy Clark speaks to media in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, July 31, 2017. Clark says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau divided Canadians over his handling of the truckers’ convoy, and that the federal Conservatives are running to the extremes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ben Nelms

Federal Tories running to the ‘extremes,’ says former B.C. premier Christy Clark

Clark was speaking to Conservatives at a conference in Edmonton hosted by a group that advocates for the federal Tories

Former B.C. premier Christy Clark speaks to media in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday, July 31, 2017. Clark says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau divided Canadians over his handling of the truckers’ convoy, and that the federal Conservatives are running to the extremes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ben Nelms
Patricia Driessen has announced her plans to seek a seat on Abbotsford council in the municipal election on Oct. 15. (Urban Fig Photography)

Patricia Driessen enters race for Abbotsford council seat

Owner of events management business says she is a ‘strong, independent voice’

Patricia Driessen has announced her plans to seek a seat on Abbotsford council in the municipal election on Oct. 15. (Urban Fig Photography)
Simon Gibson has announced his intention to run for a seat on city council in the election on Oct. 15.

Former councillor and MLA Simon Gibson to seek seat on Abbotsford council

Gibson returns to his roots in municipal politics after two terms provincially

Simon Gibson has announced his intention to run for a seat on city council in the election on Oct. 15.
Conservative Leadership candidate Jean Charest answers questions from reporters after the third debate of the 2022 Conservative Party of Canada leadership race, in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. Charest compared opponents who didn’t show up to federal Conservatives’ last debate of the race to a fish not wanting to swim.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Conservative Leadership candidate Jean Charest answers questions from reporters after the third debate of the 2022 Conservative Party of Canada leadership race, in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. Charest compared opponents who didn’t show up to federal Conservatives’ last debate of the race to a fish not wanting to swim.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Alex Mitchell has announced that she will run for a seat on city council in the municipal election on Oct. 15.

Former City of Abbotsford spokesperson announces council bid

Alex Mitchell enters race for one of eight city council seats

Alex Mitchell has announced that she will run for a seat on city council in the municipal election on Oct. 15.
In the image from video provided by Notre Dame Law School, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Altio speaks at the Notre Dame Law School’s Religious Liberty Summit in Rome, on July 21, 2022. Alito mocked foreign leaders’ criticism of the Supreme Court decision he authored overturning a constitutional right to abortion, in his first public comments since last month’s ruling.(Notre Dame Law School via AP)

VIDEO: U.S. Justice mocks Trudeau, other foreign leaders critical of Roe v. Wade overturning

Justice Samuel Altio made remarks at religious liberty conference in Rome

In the image from video provided by Notre Dame Law School, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Altio speaks at the Notre Dame Law School’s Religious Liberty Summit in Rome, on July 21, 2022. Alito mocked foreign leaders’ criticism of the Supreme Court decision he authored overturning a constitutional right to abortion, in his first public comments since last month’s ruling.(Notre Dame Law School via AP)