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Monday, January 20, 2020

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Region sees growing pains with EasyGO

The Elmira circulator bus continues to operate free of charge, but if it becomes a permanent fixture it’ll have to be integrated into Grand...

Woolwich to move ahead with planning for rebuild of Breslau drain

The average Breslau homeowner is facing a bill of $2,000 to $5,000 as Woolwich moves ahead with plans to repair the municipal drain...

Teachers back on picket line

The bitterly cold winter weather didn’t stop local high school teachers and support staff from being back out on the picket lines at EDSS...

BC family is Elmira-bound after TV win

Elmira is set to gain three new residents, as a B.C. family is the winner of million-dollar home on Park Avenue.

Winter makes it official this weekend, with a milder one in the forecast

While the early snow arrival and freezing temperatures across the region may indicate otherwise, winter hasn’t actually started. The new season makes...

Wellesley to spread cost of septic-system inspections to residents

Ratepayers across Wellesley face a small fee increase in each of the next five years to cover the cost of an inspection program...

Jolly ol’ Saint Nick rolls into Elmira

The Elmira Kiwanis Santa Claus Parade saw people line Arthur Street Saturday morning to take in an assortment...

Efforts to clear snow from roads sees fines rise

Already out ticketing cars parked on streets between 4 and 9 a.m., Woolwich will ban parking on roads for 24 hours following the...

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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...