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Celebrating a traditional Ukrainian Christmas

St. Jacobs’ Jakobstettel Inn  was filled with guests celebrating an Orthodox Christmas on Saturday. Ukrainian families staying at the Woolwich Guest House for Ukrainian Refugees

By Leah Gerber

Tapping into Woolwich’s growing diversity

Abby Cooper is an Elmira resident looking to offer community workshops around the themes of inclusion and diversity. To that end, she’s presenting a series

By Leah Gerber

Elmira family experiencing airline havoc over the holidays

An Elmira family was forced to spend $4,000 to get home after their flight with Flair Airlines was unexpectedly cancelled, leaving them scrambling in Mexico.

By Leah Gerber

Wellesley council approves 14% tax hike in passing 2023 budget

A 14 per cent tax hike it is, as Wellesley council this week quickly approved the 2023 budget as hashed out last month. Homeowners face

By Leah Gerber

8.5% tax hike considered as Woolwich budget talks begin, drawing pushback

Woolwich homeowners are looking at an 8.5 per cent increased in the township share of the property tax bill as 2023 budget deliberations get underway.

By Steve Kannon

The Observer Year in Review 2022

JANUARY Wellesley Twp. homeowners will see 5.2% tax increase this year Wellesley residents are looking at a 5.2 per cent increase on the township portion

By Steve Kannon

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And now he’s engineering some laughs

With his parodies of what it’s like to interview for a job at some of Canada’s biggest companies, stand-up comic Abbas Wahab is quickly building a social media following. His videos have poked fun at the muffled sound of a

By Bill Atwood

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Hard work pays off in gold-medal win

At just 16-years-old, Caitlin Kraemer is already making a name for herself in the hockey world. She not only led Canada’s gold medal winning team at this month’s women’s world U18 championship in Sweden with 11 points, she also broke

By Bill Atwood
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