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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Steve Kannon

Already on the brink, Canadians will teeter in pandemic crisis

Bill payments such as rent becoming top of mind at the top of a new month, economic issues are gaining more traction...

Coronavirus a reminder that we can’t return to business as usual

Even in the midst of a crisis that has yet to reach its peak, there are questions about what comes next.

Economic impacts will outstrip medical issues of COVID-19

The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis – a word that applies more to the economic fallout than the health issues, at least thus far –...

WMC cogen plan an example of the changes we’ll have to make

Plagued with problems from the start, the Woolwich Memorial Centre will benefit from the township’s investment in a combined heat and power (CHP) plant...

Those supporting status quo have no interest in class talk

Discussions of class, prominent in times of societal changes such as we saw during the Depression and the activism of the 1960s in...

Officials have themselves to blame for lack of trust from public

In the run-up to his election in 2016, Donald Trump tapped into a festering discontent that belied the rosy economic numbers bandied about by...

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 of the financial services industry that...

Efforts for economic development misguided, with growth misplaced and counterproductive

For the 10 years between 2008 and 2018, 91 per cent of the job creation in Ontario occurred in the GTA (including the Oshawa...

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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,...