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Woolwich considers borrowing for road maintenance work

Falling behind on road and bridge repairs, the township is looking at borrowing money for such projects, something it’s typically reserved for more tangible...

More of a waiting game for Woolwich as region moves on transportation

A four-lane route connecting Elmira to Waterloo could be decades away, but the Region of Waterloo will be starting the process this year. Or...

Region looks at photo radar

Easing up on the gas pedal might be a good New Year’s resolution for 2020, as the region contemplates bringing back photo radar.

New slate of rec. fees among this year’s increases for Wellesley Twp. residents

With the calendar rolling over into a new year, Wellesley residents can expect to pay to more for their recreational pursuits.

Deep freezes, thaws and flooding marked 2019

Forget the scandals, elections and impeachment, the most common talking point in 2019 was undoubtedly the weather. Complaining about it, in particular,...

2019 Year In Review

JANUARY Local women leverage their financial strength in numbers They say many hands make light work, and putting that theory to the...

Cutting red tape to create more housing options

A provincial push to increase housing stocks means Woolwich will be loosening its own rules to allow the likes of duplexing single-family homes, adding...

Region looking at future of Blue Box

It’s not until after the holidays that we realize just how wasteful they can be, in the literal sense, as garbage bags, recycling...

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Record rainfall in the region

Unusual winter weather walloped local areas as well as Waterloo Region this past weekend, with record levels of...

Woolwich looks to add green projects as part of climate action plan

Planting trees remains Woolwich’s priority in rolling out a 0.5 per cent greening levy on property taxes again...

Regional downloading adds new cost to township fire dept. budget

Regional downloading is expected to add $100,000 a year to the cost of operating the Woolwich Fire Department...

Delve deep into Observer archives.

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

One-day strike to close region’s Catholic schools on Tuesday

Catholic schools across the region will be closed Tuesday as the union representing their teachers looks to get...

Talk of affordable housing is just that while growth continues

Woolwich councillors aren’t wrong when they say there’s a lack of housing options, particularly affordable ones, in the...

Downed planes are collateral damage

One of the main causes of death for airline passengers in recent decades is being shot down by...

The View From Here: January 16, 2020

The region and the townships may have a different take on what's fair when it comes...