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Rural seniors’ home gets expansion nod

A retirement home near Bloomingdale was cleared this week to expand the number of residents it can house, but Woolwich council capped any future...

Rate hikes set for Woolwich services

Finding a little stress relief at a time of economic uncertainty is going to cost a whole lot more this year in Woolwich Township,...

Zone changed requested to allow gym

Looking to sell a unit in their St. Jacobs commercial condo, the owners want a zone change to allow a small fitness centre to...

An example why Games should be axed

The Olympic village fiasco unfolding in Vancouver is worth monitoring for so many reasons. Even from this distance, it’s an eye-catching train wreck, of course....

Wal-Mart opens next week, other tenants in the works

More than a decade after planning began, the Wal-Mart store south of St. Jacobs will open for business on Wednesday. It’s the first to...

Arrest made in suspicious house fire

Police have arrested a 28-year-old woman in connection with a Dec. 9 house fire on Molesworth Road in Wellesley Village. Julie MacLennan was charged Monday...

Woolwich makes Hockeyville shortlist

Woolwich’s love of hockey was evident enough to get it into the top-10 list of CBC’s Kraft Hockeyville contest in which communities from across...

Kings stand pat at trade deadline

After pummeling Owen Sound 8-2 Jan. 11, the Elmira Sugar Kings staged a gutsy comeback against the Kitchener Dutchmen Tuesday night, only to lose...

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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...