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Monday, January 27, 2020

Comment & Opinion

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 up...

The View From Here: October 24th, 2019

Some "clerical issues" put off local election results until later the following day, meaning a few people missed out on some sleep.

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...

The View From Here: October 17th, 2019

Oktoberfest is fortuitous time for those a little less excited by the federal election campaign, which wraps up this weekend too.

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...

The View From Here: October 10th, 2019

When it comes to budget time, there's always one group that's going to get its fill and another that's going to...

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Taking the plunge on condos

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but it’s also a prime reason Woolwich councillors this week approved...

Woolwich whittles down tax hike somewhat to 3.9%

Woolwich taxpayers are looking at a 3.9 per cent tax hike as councillors last week made a few...

Catholic teachers join public board on the picket lines

Local Catholic elementary and high school teachers hit the picket lines Tuesday, marching up and down Arthur Street...

Delve deep into Observer archives.

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

Some Maryhill residents among those still dealing with impact of Jan. 11 record downpour

The rain may have let up, replaced by snow, but the large downpour earlier this month continues to...

Water and sewer rates to rise again this year, as Woolwich approves budget

Flush with cash or otherwise, you’ll be paying more again this year for turning on the taps and...

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,...

The View From Here: January 23, 2020

With the GRT buses parked due to the strike, there's little in the way of feeding...