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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

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Saving the old over the economy

The basic choice all along with COVID-19 has been: do we let the old die, or do we take a big hit...

Already on the brink, Canadians will teeter in pandemic crisis

Bill payments such as rent becoming top of mind at the top of a new month, economic issues are gaining more traction...

Pent-up demand for post-COVID-19 travel will be huge

Right now, the responsible and necessary thing to do is to stay isolated and try to slow the spread of the COVID-19...

There’s plenty of fodder for a conspiracy theory

With all the disruption and uncertainty in the world right now, it’s easy to forget that good times lie ahead of us....

Technology returns actors to the screen

Q.  Audrey Hepburn was digitally recreated for a chocolate commercial in 2013, as was Bruce Lee in a Chinese-language ad for a...

Current plague will bring some changes

They teach you in journalism school never to use the phrase “...X has changed the world forever.” Or at least they should. Covid-19...

Coronavirus a reminder that we can’t return to business as usual

Even in the midst of a crisis that has yet to reach its peak, there are questions about what comes next.

Isolation brings even more challenges this planting season

This week, many of us are struggling  with coronavirus-driven isolation. But for most farmers, isolation is part the job.

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Cressman, Lawrence Albert “Larry”

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Increase in number of COVID-19 slows in Waterloo Region

There are now 185 cases of COVID-19 in Waterloo Region, the Public Health department reported this morning...

Delve deep into Observer archives.

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

The don’ts and dos on coronavirus

Some of the views expressed here are controversial. So, do ask your doctor. Dr....

Number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in the region

There are now 148 cases of COVID-19 in Waterloo Region, the Public Health department reported this morning...

Shantz, William Bruce “Bill”

William Bruce "Bill" Shantz Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at...

April Fools prank hits school board social media

Normally the first day of April is devoted to good humoured pranks on friends and family. But,...