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Monday, March 30, 2020

Covid19

Public justified in concerns about COVID-19

There are now 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Waterloo Region, according to figures released March 18 by the Public Health department.

We’ll have to work together to lessen impact of pandemic

Spreading more rapidly than the novel coronavirus, the resultant societal changes mean each day brings new measures, altering our daily routines.

Playing a game of British Roulette

“I must level with the British public: many more families are going to lose their loved ones before their time.” British...

Economic impacts will outstrip medical issues of COVID-19

The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis – a word that applies more to the economic fallout than the health issues, at least thus far –...

Widespread cancellations put an end to playoff runs of Sugar Kings, Applejacks

In the wake of major sports leagues suspending their seasons, fears of the coronavirus (COVID-19) have now reached local hockey teams.

Businesses scaling back, shuttering doors

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many businesses have changed the way they serve customers or shuttered their doors completely.

North American market offers glimmer of hope for recovery

With unusually little fanfare, the Canadian government hurriedly passed legislation approving a new trade deal with the U.S. and Mexico – popularly known by...

Staying active is key for seniors

Such trips are definitely on hold due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but four different groups of seniors got to take a journey back...

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While nothing quite beats a nice home-cooked meal, having freshly prepared food in an instant without messing...

Observer deemed an essential service

On March 23 the Ontario government ordered the closure of all "non-essential" businesses in the province as...

Delve deep into Observer archives.

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

Avoid all non-essential public gatherings, health officials advise

There is no safe number when it comes to public gatherings, says the region’s acting medical officer of...

Number of coronavirus cases now at 69 in Waterloo Region

Public Health is now reporting 69 cases of coronavirus in Waterloo Region, about 36 of them presumptive as...

A message from the publisher

Clearly, these are challenging times for all of us. Our world is more interconnected than ever, making facing...

Municipalities declare state of emergency over COVID-19

The spread of the coronavirus into the wider community prompted regional and municipal councils to jointly declare a...