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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

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Local couple take DIY workout equipment to the next level

With gyms closed during the coronavirus lockdown and many of us staying put, at-home workouts became the norm. The resultant run on...

Back in the saddle again

Day camps are among activities now permitted as the economy opens, though subject to safety measures such as physical distancing. That the...

Holiday fireworks can have a big impact on our pets

There were no big fireworks shows to mark Canada Day this week, but that loss of a traditional part of the celebration...

Elmira Pentecostal Assembly puts a twist on their classic car show

Car shows – from large formal events to drop-in gatherings in a neighbourhood parking lot – are a staple of summertime living....

This year, it’s not just the kids saying goodbye

When Diane Martin started teaching at the Elmira Community Nursery School in 1984, she probably didn’t plan on being there more than...

Local artist turns her passion into a way to help others

Julie Wemp left her career as a registered massage therapist at the end of April, retiring after 19 years. Now she has...

Dealing with stress has been a big part of our response to COVID-19, expert says in WCHC presentation

The coronavirus pandemic and resultant lockdown having thrown everything out of equilibrium, disrupting our sense of normalcy, it’s no surprise that emotions...

Keeping older adults healthy through the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic showing signs of slowing down, Waterloo Region is entering phase two of the province’s structured reopening plan. But a...

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Latest number of new COVID-19 cases skew younger; numbers remain low

A reopening economy and expanded testing have seen more cases of COVID-19 identified in younger residents, Waterloo...

Twin Oaks Nursing Home

It is difficult in these trying time not see family or friends when you are isolated In...

Sweeney, Alma Dale (nee Kirk)

July 19, 1942 – July 3, 2020 Peacefully passed away at Barnswallow Place Care...

Delve deep into Observer archives.

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

Homer Watson Blvd and Bleams Road, KITCHENER, ON Canada

Crime of the Week: July 6, 2020 Case#: 1731 Offence: Home Invasion...

St. Boniface School Graduation

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

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,...