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Friday, February 28, 2020

Editorial

Sidewalk issue a chance to reflect on governance

Woolwich isn’t just asking you to do your civic duty, it’s demanding it, at least where sidewalk snow-clearing is concerned.

Need for dementia research will only keep growing

Along with financial insecurity due to inadequate pensions, Canadians have health issues to worry about as society ages and we live longer.

Every community deals with homelessness, social ills

That an event such as the Coldest Night of the Year has the potential to provide community-building benefits isn’t just something one says about...

China’s wrongs makes the right choice on tech an easy one

Add the coronavirus to the list of issues Canada has with China, which has practiced trade extortion, hostage-taking (former diplomat Michael Kovrig and entrepreneur...

Labour unrest shows spending at odds with the public good

In a week where transit workers are on strike and teachers walked the picket lines in the region, municipal governments continue to be oblivious...

Talk of affordable housing is just that while growth continues

Woolwich councillors aren’t wrong when they say there’s a lack of housing options, particularly affordable ones, in the township. Nor...

Woolwich needs to make smarter budget choices

There’s little to justify borrowing money to carry out maintenance work such as paving roads, especially when the municipality has been raising taxes dramatically,...

A better year starts with some political resolve

Here we are just couple of days into the new year. Have you broken any resolutions yet? Did you bother to make any...

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Shrove Tuesday

The Maryhill Knights of Columbus held their annual pancake supper on Shrove Tuesday, February 25th. This was held...

St. Jacobs retirement home appeals loss of its license to operate

A St. Jacobs retirement home remains open pending an appeal of a regulatory body’s decision to revoke its...

Woolwich looks to residents to step up sidewalk snow-clearing effort

Woolwich residents will need to keep their shovels handy and stock up on some salt, as the township...

Delve deep into Observer archives.

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

New Woolwich bylaw takes aim at items such as basketball nets left on boulevards

Shooting some hoops at the end of the driveway and a bit of ball hockey are all well...

GRCA issues flood risk assessment for coming spring

The Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) is warning of a moderate to high risk of flooding for spring...

A regional roundtable puts focus on rural women’s issues

Rural and farm communities face a number of challenges. That applies even more so to women living in...

Sidewalk issue a chance to reflect on governance

Woolwich isn’t just asking you to do your civic duty, it’s demanding it, at least where sidewalk snow-clearing...