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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Gwynne Dyer

Russian referendum the latest gambit from Putin

“The very existence of an opportunity for the current president (to be re-elected in 2024), given his major gravitas, would be a...

Putin’s plea highlights risk to world peace

Donald Trump writes in tweets, with more exclamation marks than a 13-year-old girl’s diary. Nobody knows for sure whether his very limited...

The case for a four-day workweek

As countries in Europe and North America emerge from lockdown and start trying to rebuild their devastated economies, the great concern is...

Brazil’s populist pandemic response

What do you do if you are in charge of dealing with the pandemic and the number of deaths is getting out...

No quick cure for racism in America

It’s been a bad week in the United States: protests, huge anger, rioting and looting in 50 cities, hundreds arrested or injured...

Hong Kong: a story of what went wrong

“We are the meat on the chopping board,” said Martin Lee, founder of Hong Kong’s Democratic Party. “They have set a precedent...

Basic income: a done deal?

The First World War speeded up the emancipation of women; the Second World War led to the creation of welfare states in...

The fantasy life of Jordan Goudreau

It’s hard being born Canadian if your ambition is to be a real-life version of movie tough guy Jean-Claude Van Damme (Blood...

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Latest number of new COVID-19 cases skew younger; numbers remain low

A reopening economy and expanded testing have seen more cases of COVID-19 identified in younger residents, Waterloo...

Twin Oaks Nursing Home

It is difficult in these trying time not see family or friends when you are isolated In...

Sweeney, Alma Dale (nee Kirk)

July 19, 1942 – July 3, 2020 Peacefully passed away at Barnswallow Place Care...

Delve deep into Observer archives.

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

Homer Watson Blvd and Bleams Road, KITCHENER, ON Canada

Crime of the Week: July 6, 2020 Case#: 1731 Offence: Home Invasion...

St. Boniface School Graduation

Graduation this year was very different for all schools, especially the graduates of Grade 8.   This was...

Despite cancellation of this year’s event, EMSF plans to distribute $35K to local charities

For 56 years the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival has supported dozens of local organizations in the region,...