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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Living Here

Self-help on the road to recovery

On Apr. 11, 2008, Elmira resident Frank Austin had a great day. In the morning he was offered a job as a personal support...

A stitch in time, time after time

The winter Bill Cassel was nine, he got sick and wasn’t allowed to leave the house for three months. “If you think you’re going...

Radio enthusiasts ham it up

When Rich Clausi was in university, he was in a band with a saxophone player who decided the band members needed a way to...

New school evokes old memories

Richard Bauman was in Grade 2 when S.S. No. 5 Woolwich closed in 1966. One afternoon in November, each student packed their school supplies...

Humble origins to Elmira landmark

It’s one of the most visible structures in downtown Elmira, but St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church hasn’t always been the landmark it is today....

Musicians making a scene

It’s been a long time coming, but it looks as though Elmira might finally get some night life. Looking to provide Elmira’s budding musicians with...

Truckin’ along in the pink

Pink is not the most traditional colour for a dump truck hauling gravel but it sure grabs peoples’ attention. And that is exactly the point...

An annual display of goodwill

This week, Lions Hall in Elmira looked like a satellite office of Santa’s workshop. People were busy assembling hundreds of cardboard boxes, sorting thousands of...

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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...