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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Editorial

Another change to a media landscape already in peril

The sale this week of newspaper publisher Torstar to a private investment firm, NordStar Capital, will be watched closely by those in...

Provincial move on long-term care homes is no surprise

That the province this week announced an independent commission will investigate Ontario’s long-term care system comes as no surprise. Outbreaks have killed...

Economic crisis shines a light on property taxes

Woolwich council’s discussion this week of support for residents dealing with the coronavirus-related economic hardships underscores a larger problem faced by all...

The time of year where we start to do battle with weeds

Real spring weather, whose arrival remains tentative, has brought with it a new concern about housebound residents itching to remove the shackles...

Reopening the economy likely a no-win situation

As the COVID-19 crisis drags on, governments are in a no-win situation. Facing pressure to reopen their economies, they’ll be damned if...

A good time to take stock of our behaviour during this crisis

Easter weekend is upon us, though it’s certainly not going to feel like that’s the case. Good Friday is...

We’ll have to adhere to COVID-19 measures for a while yet

Any thoughts about measures to stem the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic being short-lived came to a halt this week, as the...

Officials taking more liberties in wake of COVID-19 scare

The national plan on slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus involves all of us keeping our distance. It’s a strategy that works best...

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Uridil, Marie Zdenka

1941 – 2020Peacefully at Hospice Wellington on Sunday May 31, 2020 at the age of 78 years....

Weber, Kaysen Gabriel

April 28, 2020 – May 30, 2020Passed away peacefully after a strong and courageous fight at McMaster...

Bowman, Lucinda

Passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at her residence, RR 1, Linwood, at the age of...

Delve deep into Observer archives.

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

STRAUS, Larry Jacob

Larry Jacob Straus 1942 - 2020Passed away on Sunday May 24, 2020, at...

Kraemer, Angelica Faith

Passed away peacefully on the day she was born, Friday, May 29, 2020 at Mount Sinai Hospital,...

As spread of COVID-19 slows, health officials continue to urge caution

There have been just a couple of new cases each day, and no additional fatalities this week,...

A little pizzazz for the village

To help people rediscover St. Jacobs and aid in rebranding the village, the Business Improvement Association tasked...