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Breslau to mark start of work on new community centre

Work is now underway at the site of the future Breslau community centre, but an official groundbreaking ceremony is set for July 16. This week,...

WLU pool gets a lifeline

Competitive swimmers, including local members of the Region of Waterloo Swim Club, can breathe a little easier now that federal and provincial contributions of...

GRCA gets upgrade grants

The Grand River Conservation Authority will invest $1.3 million in new facilities at three conservation areas, having received grants from the provincial and federal...

Wellesley OKs increase in sewage units

A proposed residential development in Wellesley will receive 10 additional units of treatment capacity – once they become available, that is – councillors decided...

Oh, for those smoggy days of summer

One upside to this summer’s lack of, well, summery weather has been the improved air quality. Small comfort, perhaps, but there have been only...

Too much booze and a whole lot of trouble

Complaints that a man had been seen fighting with someone in the area brought officers to Porchlight Drive in Elmira about 8:23 p.m. on...

Woolwich, Wellesley groups get mini-grants

Several local service groups were the recipients of mini-grants under the Building Community Capacity in Rural Waterloo Region Initiative, a project sponsored by the...

Townships garner funds for recreation projects

Recreational facilities and projects in Woolwich and Wellesley townships will get nearly $1.9 million in funding from the federal and provincial governments under the...

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St. Boniface School Graduation

Graduation this year was very different for all schools, especially the graduates of Grade 8.   This was...

Delve deep into Observer archives.

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

Despite cancellation of this year’s event, EMSF plans to distribute $35K to local charities

For 56 years the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival has supported dozens of local organizations in the region,...

Region to discuss making masks mandatory

Health officials are considering making face masks mandatory in public, an issue that will be discussed next...

Province to provide $780K in support of local tourism

The COVID-19 crisis ravaged large swathes of the economy, perhaps none more fully than the tourism industry....

Council approves zone change for township development in village

Slightly scaled back, a townhouse development in Wellesley village moved one step closer this week when township...