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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Editorial

Even in rural areas, good noise bylaws make good neighbours

As Wellesley Township showed this week, municipal noise bylaws are always in need of a few tweaks. And, as with many rules...

Basic math eludes council on economic development

Woolwich councillors were true to form, missing a chance to save taxpayers money and eliminate an unnecessary position from the township’s bloating staff...

Marking Remembrance Day so we don’t forget how bad it got

Hundreds of Canadian soldiers have died in latter-day missions, whether of true peacekeeping or in the likes of Afghanistan. While Remembrance Day looks...

Province makes right call in ditching amalgamation scheme

Somebody must have talked Doug Ford off the ledge, as the regional government review he launched earlier this year finds us right...

Minority governments have an upside, but no guarantees

It’s no surprise that those most elated by the results of this week’s federal election are public sector workers, who are already jockeying...

Inspired or not, it’s time to vote for or against a party

Turnout at advance polls over the weekend was 25 per cent higher than in the 2015 election. Either this campaign is generating more...

In an age of fake news, trustworthy sources are key

This year’s iteration of National Newspaper Week lands in the midst of a federal election campaign, making the facts surrounding fake news, trusted sources...

At this point, we have to start adapting to climate change

What regional and local municipal governments do in the battle against climate change can’t and won’t amount to much – the numbers are just...

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WHC event Somebody Should Do Something

Woolwich Healthy Communities presented speaker Doug Griffiths, author ‘13 Ways to Kill Your...

Catholic Women’s Meeting

Thank you to Fran Vegh for the pictures The monthly...

Maryhill residents seek heritage designation around village in fight to block gravel pit application

Maryhill residents are calling for a gravel pit application to be put on hold while the area...

Delve deep into Observer archives.

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

Students kickstart WCS Christmas hamper program

With the weather perhaps prompting people to begin their Christmas shopping in earnest, many groups are...

Wellesley working on priorities ahead of budget process

A preliminary budget discussion was very much that Tuesday night as Wellesley councillors met Tuesday night, not...

Elementary teachers prepare for first phase of work-to-rule

Grade school teachers are set to begin a work-to-rule campaign as early as next week as the...

Woolwich will need millions to improve standards of its road network, says report

Woolwich should be setting aside millions of dollars to maintain its roads, according to a report released...