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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Not So Great Outdoorsman

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...

It’s not always easy to make the right call

This past week while most other hunters have been chasing deer, I have been targeting waterfowl. There are two reasons for this. First,...

Exploring alternate uses for goose calls

I don’t think anyone would disagree with me when I say the goose call is one of humanity’s greatest and most noble inventions....

What’s in a name? Try painting a duck boat

One of my favourite outdoors stories is by Larry Dabblemont of Missouri. That tale is called Old Paint and it is about an...

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Federal funding to boost dementia research in Waterloo Region

An aging population and growing number of dementia cases have health researchers working on numerous fronts, from medical...

Judgment day for seven local maple syrup operators

And the winner is ... well, that’s still a secret. The winning entrant vying...

Delve deep into Observer archives.

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

On a path to a new Ireland?

Bertie Ahern, who was the taoiseach (prime minister) of the Irish Republic from 1997 to 2008, was a...

The finance industry always extracts its ounce of flesh

More than half of Canadians won’t be contributing to an RRSP this year, apparently immune to the exhortations...

The View From Here: February 20, 2020

The sap may not be running, but there's plenty of syrup on hand in these parts...