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Saturday, February 22, 2020

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Serving up a local take on craft brewing

Having developed a passion for craft beer, Elmira’s Scott Willard has been spreading the word. His established Instagram reviews have recently been joined by...

Floradale PS seeks new playground

Going inclusive and safer comes with a $34,000 price tag as parents at Floradale Public School look to raise money for a new...

Wellesley family lights it up for Christmas

A glorious musical light show display is up and running once again for its eighth year in Wellesley village. Some...

Embracing the trappings of the season, writ large

A local decorator has transformed her Wellesley property into a winter wonderland, carrying on a decade-long tradition for a good cause.

Strong demand for traditional real Christmas trees can exceed supply

With Christmas just a few weeks away there’s only a short time left to pick out the perfect tree, but what will you...

A super event

Elmira’s Lions Hall played host to Capes and Crowns this past weekend. Children got the chance to meet their...

Young competitors use robotics to help shape the city of the future

The local young tinkerers are back at it again this year, with two local FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego...

When disaster strikes, they answer the call

An Elmira couple has dedicated their retirement time to helping people across North America rebuild their lives after a natural disaster strikes.

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U.S. edges out Canada in national para hockey battle

In the natural on-ice rivalry between Canada and the U.S., the American para hockey team has had the...

Federal funding to boost dementia research in Waterloo Region

An aging population and growing number of dementia cases have health researchers working on numerous fronts, from medical...

Judgment day for seven local maple syrup operators

And the winner is ... well, that’s still a secret. The winning entrant vying...

Delve deep into Observer archives.

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

On a path to a new Ireland?

Bertie Ahern, who was the taoiseach (prime minister) of the Irish Republic from 1997 to 2008, was a...

The finance industry always extracts its ounce of flesh

More than half of Canadians won’t be contributing to an RRSP this year, apparently immune to the exhortations...

The View From Here: February 20, 2020

The sap may not be running, but there's plenty of syrup on hand in these parts...