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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Not So Great Outdoorsman

The perils of casting against the wind

Last week I found a couple of free hours in my busy workday, so I decided that I should break out my...

Gather around, people, for some foraging advice

This morning my daughter sent me a text message showing me a half a jug of what appeared to be iced tea....

Playing the odds as a world-class angler

Long ago, I met a relatively famous outdoor writer from the U.S. who provided me with words of exceptional wisdom. He said,...

Some advice to help improve hunting surveys

Within the next little while, anyone who has hunted wild turkey or bear in the spring is legally obligated to fill out...

An opportunity for another eureka moment

Yesterday, a friend of mine who is relatively new to the outdoors phoned me and asked if I might provide sound advice...

Better days are just around the corner

There are no grouse in the woods where I now let my pup run – and that is why I choose to...

Dealing with the implications of a near-tragedy

The other day, a good friend of mine called to tell me about an unfortunate thing that happened to him. He was...

Conestoga heroes

I once read that Leonardo da Vinci slept five hours a night – which I find hard to believe, since they did...

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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,...