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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Owen Roberts

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...

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.

North American market offers glimmer of hope for recovery

With unusually little fanfare, the Canadian government hurriedly passed legislation approving a new trade deal with the U.S. and Mexico – popularly known by...

Virus frenzy underlines why biosecurity measures are so vital

This week we’ve become members of a virus-frenzied global society where almost overnight, something as cultural and common as shaking hands has become questionable,...

Corona beer poll shows how facts get skewered

This week, social media is on fire about a poll that allegedly found 38 per cent of Americans would not drink Corona beer...

Nothing is more important than ag and food education

I can’t imagine anything more important to the agriculture and food sector – or to society, for that matter – than a greater...

Farmers deserve a break for problems beyond their control

We all have to be responsible for our actions … but what about actions caused by others? Or by nature? That’s a question...

New opportunities emerge to connect consumers and farmers

On Tuesday, the agriculture sector put a lot of effort into pumping up Canada’s Ag Day, an initiative designed to raise the profile...

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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,...