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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Editorial

SNC-Lavalin case reveals corruption at many levels

SNC-Lavalin’s guilty plea to fraud charges both vindicates the stance of former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and brings to something of a close the...

The spirit of Christmas encompasses all of us

Whatever your beliefs or take on the holidays, there is an undeniable magic about Christmas that give rise, however fleetingly, to the better angels...

Elmira core revitalization awaits private investment

Woolwich’s plan for a review of downtown Elmira has its merits, but only if leads to actual changes. Ideas such...

Water bills join death and taxes as inevitable

Death, taxes and ever-increasing water bills. Woolwich wants to link the latter two, with the first not a good enough...

In shaping the future, only the public interest counts

It’s going to take an awful lot of public participation in the regional official plan (ROP) review to outweigh the demands of developers, who...

And so begins the shopping frenzy, though there are alternatives

Tomorrow’s Black Friday mayhem kicks the Christmas buying season into high gear. Long an American Thanksgiving tradition, the buying frenzy used to see Canadians...

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 governing our...

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 roster.

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St. Boniface School Graduation

Graduation this year was very different for all schools, especially the graduates of Grade 8.   This was...

Delve deep into Observer archives.

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

Despite cancellation of this year’s event, EMSF plans to distribute $35K to local charities

For 56 years the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival has supported dozens of local organizations in the region,...

Region to discuss making masks mandatory

Health officials are considering making face masks mandatory in public, an issue that will be discussed next...

Province to provide $780K in support of local tourism

The COVID-19 crisis ravaged large swathes of the economy, perhaps none more fully than the tourism industry....