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10 cases of COVID-19 in Waterloo Region

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

Widespread shutdowns in effect as Ontario declares state of emergency

Ontario is in under a state of emergency following a declaration this morning (Tuesday) by Premier Doug Ford. Public facilities such as libraries, arenas...

Now nine cases of COVID-19 in Waterloo Region

There are now nine confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Waterloo Region, according to figures released this morning (March 17) by the Public Health department.

Local restaurants close to the public amid COVID-19 outbreak

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

Now eight cases of COVID-19 in Waterloo Region

There are now eight confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Waterloo Region, according to figures released this morning by the Public Health department.

What’s closed and cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak

Staying at home, whether self-isolation or social distancing, becomes an increasingly easier choice as public places are shuttered and events cancelled.

All schools to remain closed for two weeks following March Break

Kids gearing up for March Break will be even more excited, but parents may be left scrambling, after the province announced Thursday schools would...

Elmira Maple Syrup Festival cancelled over coronavirus fears

The sap may be flowing, but the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival (EMSF) has come to a stop, cancelled for the first time since its...

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Directory of local eateries to support small businesses

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...