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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Steve Kannon

China’s actions, including hostage-taking, demand a response

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo doesn’t often get things right, but he was certainly correct this week when he accused China...

Series of crises an opportunity to push for fundamental changes

A rampant virus. Economic strife. Social unrest. Such are the “interesting” times in which we live today. And while...

Recognizing journalism’s role in our democracy a good first step

Regional council’s unanimous endorsement of a resolution supporting local news is more support, if nothing else, for an embattled industry.

Trump shines a light on social media’s warts

Donald Trump has a love/hate relationship with social media, specifically Twitter: He loves to spread hate on the platform.

Will the public good be part of the equation in post-COVID recovery?

Short-term thinkers as a rule, most of us are firmly ensconced in a reality shaped by COVID-19. Understandably, the current crisis and...

Now we’re lining up to get overcharged for booze

The sustained lineups in front of LCBO stores tell us booze is deemed essential through the coronavirus pandemic, the employees there frontline...

A quick recovery from economic downturn appears unlikely

Health concerns still dominates the story of the novel coronavirus, but the economic impacts of the resultant lockdown are more than a...

Tide has turned on reopening, but how that works is a question

Nowhere near the extent seen in some U.S. states, and even out in Manitoba, Waterloo Region this week took some tentative steps...

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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,...