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For these students, it’s back to school

March break rolled into April for most students in the province, but it was back to school – of sorts – for...

Region confirms first death related to COVID-19 outbreak

Waterloo Region saw its first coronavirus-related death today (Tuesday), the Public Health department says. The patient, a man in his...

Number of coronavirus cases reaches 103 in Waterloo Region

There are now 103 cases of the coronavirus in Waterloo Region, 60 of which are confirmed and 43 are presumptive, according to Public Health...

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 the kitchen has its benefits....

Observer deemed an essential service

On March 23 the Ontario government ordered the closure of all "non-essential" businesses in the province as part of its response to...

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 health.

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 of this morning (Friday).

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Clearly, these are challenging times for all of us. Our world is more interconnected than ever, making facing a pandemic like COVID-19 unprecedented in...

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Seven fatalities in Waterloo Region due to COVID-19

Of the 220 cases of COVID-19 in Waterloo Region as of Wednesday, seven have been fatal, the...

Schaner, Helen Gertrude

Helen Gertrude Schaner Peacefully passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at Trinity...

Cressman, Lawrence Albert “Larry”

Passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, at the age of 77....

Delve deep into Observer archives.

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Increase in number of COVID-19 slows in Waterloo Region

There are now 185 cases of COVID-19 in Waterloo Region, the Public Health department reported this morning...

The don’ts and dos on coronavirus

Some of the views expressed here are controversial. So, do ask your doctor. Dr....

Number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in the region

There are now 148 cases of COVID-19 in Waterloo Region, the Public Health department reported this morning...

Shantz, William Bruce “Bill”

William Bruce "Bill" Shantz Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at...