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Municipalities declare state of emergency over COVID-19

The spread of the coronavirus into the wider community prompted regional and municipal councils to jointly declare a state of emergency Wednesday morning.

Woolwich Counselling offers free phone, video sessions in response to COVID-19 situation

There are many uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak and the measures implemented to slow the virus’ spread, but one thing we know for sure:...

Elmira company producing hand sanitizer as virus hits

Usually focused on your taste buds rather than your finger tips, Elmira-based Murphy’s Law Distillery has branched out to making hand sanitizer in response...

Parks closed, but not everyone respecting social distancing

While health officials have advised Canadians to remain active despite social distancing and self-isolation related to the coronavirus outbreak, they warn against doing so...

A drive-by birthday celebration

A drive-by birthday wasn’t what Melina Dawson had in mind for her son Liam’s fifth birthday, but that’s exactly what it became as...

Still looking for blood donors

There was a steady stream of people coming to donate blood at a Canadian Blood Services clinic in Elmira March 20, but that...

Officials and citizens alike have to work together, says Shantz

We are living in unprecedented times and our information and understandings about COVID-19 change hourly.  I know you have heard much through traditional media and social media, but I wanted to...

Region sees doubling of presumptive cases of coronavirus

Public Health is now reporting 58 cases of coronavirus in Waterloo Region, about 33 of them presumptive as of this morning (Wednesday).

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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.

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

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...