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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Editorial

International Women’s Day notes we’ve a long way to go

As a society we’ve noted some successes recently in advancing the rights of the LGBTQ community, providing protections for a long-persecuted minority. Though not...

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,...

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Brown, John ‘Jack’

March 23, 1933 - July 7, 2020 Passed away peacefully at Columbia Forest,...

Four-way stop OK’d to improve safety at Wellesley intersection

A four-way stop is planned for the intersection of Queens Bush and Nafziger roads in Wellesley, township...

Brubacher, Paul B.

Peacefully passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at his home, RR 3, Wallenstein, at the age...

Delve deep into Observer archives.

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

Sikandar Shah

It is with profound sadness that the Shah Family announces the passing...

John Sanders

June 27, 2019 Love Lives OnThose we love remain with usfor love...

McGuire, John

July 2, 2019 In Memory of a...