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Elmira
Friday, November 15, 2019

Steve Kannon

Protection of heritage buildings, sites doesn’t just happen

The old city centres and architectural gems are the mainstay of tourism in Europe. Likewise, neighbourhoods with meticulously kept old homes are always...

We remember to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past

Remembrance Day recalls the sacrifices of those who served in the military, particularly those who lost their lives in the two large-scale conflicts...

We trust the political system less with each passing year

Given the preponderance of poor leadership and a decided lack of good governance, there’s a strong case to be made for arguments...

Ideas and platforms long ago dropped in favour of electability

The federal election campaign was the most recent example of politics falling to the lowest common denominator: what’s in it for me?

What kind of change will voters opt for this time around?

Four years ago, we had a federal election in a climate of change, with Justin Trudeau leading the resurgent Liberals against a tired, unloved...

Tinkering at the margins won’t solve climate-change challenges

Such as there are issues in the current federal election, Canadians’ top priorities tend to be social ones, the likes of health care, education,...

Effective budgeting calls for council to see the big picture

Last week’s special budget meeting must have been disheartening to Woolwich councillors, especially if any of them was interested in actual talk of budgeting....

Action on climate change is pre-empted by a campaign of inaction

The sparsely attended climate strike in Elmira that kicked off Global Climate Week (September 20-28) may not have expressed the goal of the movement,...

JUST POSTED

Hoffer, Donald (Donnie) Lavern

Passed away peacefully at his home in Elmira on Tuesday, November...

Coultes, Kenneth B.

Passed away suddenly at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, on Monday, November...

Winfield, George Robert

Peacefully passed away on Monday, November 11, 2019 at Freeport Campus...

Delve deep into Observer archives.

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

Maryhill Halloween

This year was the first time that the Maryhill Historical Society was giving out treats at...

A Visible Reminder

Remembrance Day ceremonies were held Nov. 10 at the Elmira cenotaph following a...

Winter weather hits the roads

Two people were sent to the hospital following a three-vehicle collision near 7142...

Snow-clearing crews put to an early test in the townships

Monday brought more than just Remembrance Day, as snow-clearing crews in Woolwich and Wellesley townships were pressed...