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Monday, May 25, 2020

Editorial

Bus debate about making wise spending choices

Mired in a losing streak at the tables in Vegas, some people will double down. Others will walk away, cutting their losses. Woolwich faces a...

One group in the EU has it right on CETA trade deal

Justin Trudeau, who never met a photo op. he didn’t like, may have to miss one. He’s scheduled to be meet with European Union officials...

Hurricane just the latest misfortune heaped on Haiti

Largely out of sight and out of mind, Haiti is only a topic in conjunction to some misfortune. Unfortunately for its inhabitants, that’s an...

Thanksgiving shines a light on hunger issues

October brings Thanksgiving and a big Bavarian festival to the region. It’s also a time for a major push by agencies providing food to...

Failure to sort wants from needs fuels gov’t waste

Overspent and over budget, the renovations at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery in Waterloo are symptomatic of fiscal imprudence that plays out daily...

Rising debt loads increase risk of housing bubble

The hot housing market is a bubble that’s about to pop. Household debt keeps hitting record levels that will eventually come back to bite...

Electricity plan a transparent ploy on Wynne’s part

The numbers don’t add up, but Kathleen Wynne hopes nobody notices. Well, maybe the part where their electricity bills go down ... temporarily. In attempting...

Things don’t add up as math scores continue to slide

Only the most bogus of new-math calculations would fail to reveal Ontario’s continuing downward spiral in mathematical skills. Figures released last week by the...

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COVID-19 cases trending down in region

The spread of COVID-19 has slowed in Waterloo Region, with the daily number of new cases at...

Neighbours see bigger as better when it comes to free “library”

At the corner of High and Charles streets in Elmira, three neighbours have come together to launch...

Province announces cancellation of the rest of the school year

Home since mid-March, students will not be returning to school this spring. The province this week announced...

Delve deep into Observer archives.

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

Region coronavirus cases top 1,000, fatalities reach 112

The increase in testing and wider processing of results has contributed to a higher number of confirmed...

Looking for love in the time of COVID-19

Everyone wants to have that Hallmark movie ending and find the person with whom they are meant...

Extensive consultation ahead of reconstruction of Elmira’s Industrial Drive

Given the disruption, extensive public consultation is expected as Woolwich Township gears up to reconstruct Industrial Drive...

Police warn of health care-related scams

As the COVID-19 public health crisis continues, members of the OPP Anti-Rackets Branch, Health Fraud Investigation Unit...