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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

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Franco-vs-anglo conflict in Cameroon

Sometimes Donald Trump gets it right. In February he cut off U.S. military aid to the central African country of Cameroon because...

We remember to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past

Remembrance Day recalls the sacrifices of those who served in the military, particularly those who lost their lives in the two large-scale conflicts...

Pre-holiday diets are an opportunity for change

With Halloween over, many of us are in the throes of pre-holiday diets. Good thing, too.

Early sippy cups may have help hasten population growth

Q.  What amazing feat did Apollo 8 achieve seven months before Apollo 11’s historic lunar landing?  And what little-known part did astronaut Jim Lovell’s...

We trust the political system less with each passing year

Given the preponderance of poor leadership and a decided lack of good governance, there’s a strong case to be made for arguments...

Exploring alternate uses for goose calls

I don’t think anyone would disagree with me when I say the goose call is one of humanity’s greatest and most noble...

More than just “cows and plows”

The groundwork to help close the huge gap between what we should know about agriculture, compared to what we actually do know,...

Today’s language has a real courtship with Shakespeare

Q.  A riddle for you: It resembles a baked potato, with 22 symmetrical tentacle-like appendages sprouting from its nose.  The wiggly, fleshly nose-fingers are...

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Walter, Francis Joseph (Frank)

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at St. Mary’s General Hospital, Kitchener, at the...

Bloomingdale Women’s Institute

Thirteen ladies of the Bloomingdale Women’s Institute enjoyed a night out Saturday November 9th to enjoy...

Remembrance Day

On Monday, November 11th at 10:35 a.m. St. Boniface school held their Remembrance Day para-liturgy in the...

Delve deep into Observer archives.

Looking for a previous edition of The Observer? Our online archives extend back to 2008.

Park clean up day in Maryhill

Many hands make light work!  This was the case on Saturday,...

EDSS Lancers Football

The EDSS Lancers senior football team took on the WCI Vikings, but fell short 17-1 during...

Fatality west of Elmira

Emergency crews responded to a fiery three-vehicle collision west of Elmira Nov. 1 that claimed the...

From Flanders to Breslau, local producer films dramatic reading of McCrae poem

Perhaps the most iconic words of sacrifice and remembrance, “In Flanders Fields” is the subject of a...