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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Not So Great Outdoorsman

Think of posterity and posteriors when tying flies

This week, I have been making an effort to tie at least one pike fly every day so that when the spring season...

The psychology of ice fishing

A lot of people think a person has to be crazy to go ice fishing. After all, what you are doing is deliberately...

The goodwill clause is one of the joys of Christmas

For the outdoors man and woman, Christmas is a time of great joy – and not just for reasons normal people might think...

Sleep and the outdoors enthusiast

Now that winter is almost upon us and the days are about to get longer, the outdoorsman and outdoorswoman faces one of nature’s cruelest...

Mastering the fine art of slipping

Now that winter is here and there is a layer of malevolent ice under the snow in almost every place I decide to...

Sharing the joys of half past stupid

Tomorrow morning, I will be getting up at 3:30 a.m. so I can take my fishing gear and hop in a car with...

Weighing gain against the price of puppies

Last week, I listened to my heart and quickly realized something important – namely, this was a boring thing to do.

Telling the stories we hold deer

Now that the rifle season for deer is done and the many bow hunters are winding down for the year, I think it...

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New Horizons

Thirty-eight people attended the first session of New Horizons which was held on Thursday, January 9th at...

Record rainfall in the region

Unusual winter weather walloped local areas as well as Waterloo Region this past weekend, with record levels of...

Woolwich looks to add green projects as part of climate action plan

Planting trees remains Woolwich’s priority in rolling out a 0.5 per cent greening levy on property taxes again...

Delve deep into Observer archives.

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

Regional downloading adds new cost to township fire dept. budget

Regional downloading is expected to add $100,000 a year to the cost of operating the Woolwich Fire Department...

One-day strike to close region’s Catholic schools on Tuesday

Catholic schools across the region will be closed Tuesday as the union representing their teachers looks to get...

Talk of affordable housing is just that while growth continues

Woolwich councillors aren’t wrong when they say there’s a lack of housing options, particularly affordable ones, in the...

Downed planes are collateral damage

One of the main causes of death for airline passengers in recent decades is being shot down by...