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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Not So Great Outdoorsman

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....

The ups and downs of self-isolation and the angler

As I write this I am, like most of you, unsure as to how long we will be asked to self-isolate for the...

Zoo Cougars and other acceptable flies

Yesterday, I spent the afternoon at my fly tying bench tying up streamers, which are a type of fly that can imitate a...

Maple syrup season calls for good planning

Now that spring is just around the corner, many people have maple syrup on the brain. The good news is this can be...

An attempt at making spring last

The other day I received a phone call from an old friend of mine who moved to New Brunswick a few years back....

Mapping out an old-school approach

Last night I got out my old box of maps. This is something I do every year around this time, partially in anticipation...

Dealing with the big perch conundrum

On Sunday, I was ice fishing when a near disaster occurred – my first fish was a nice, plump 11-inch perch, the biggest...

A few techniques that auger well

I’ve got to admit that, when my friend told me he was going to spin class to get into better shape, I thought...

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Schaner, Helen Gertrude

Helen Gertrude Schaner Peacefully passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at Trinity...

Cressman, Lawrence Albert “Larry”

Passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, at the age of 77....

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,...