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Gas tax agreement aims at infrastructure projects

The federal and provincial governments delivered one of the first components of a stimulus package this week, announcing a major investment in municipal infrastructure. On...

A winter wonderland for the holidays

Adam Brown keeps a watchful eye, but Timothy Shuh had plenty of speed and cleared the jump with air to spare. The boys braved...

Turkey, trimmings and Santa at John Mahood

Santa Claus was on hand as students at John Mahood PS had a turkey dinner Dec. 19 before heading into the Christmas break. Mackenna...

Kings go into break on a winning note

Winning 4-2 at home against the Listowel Cyclones Dec. 21 was a great way for the Kings to end the year. Yes, adding to...

The Spirit of Christmas Present

It’s in the still quiet of the night when no one is stirring – not even a mouse – a grandfather clock ticking away...

Feds, province promise more money

The opening ceremony of a bridge in Woolwich Township Monday – the product of joint federal-provincial-municipal funding – served as the focus for what...

Police seeking two men in Wellesley blaze

Police investigators probing a house fire in Wellesley last week discovered a quantity of marijuana and some equipment related to the trade. Following a suspicious blaze Dec. 9, police executed a search warrant for 1020 Molesworth St. in the village. There, investigators found and seized “five containers” of marijuana as well as items that are typically used in the marijuana extraction process, whereby chemicals and heat are applied to marijuana plant material for the purpose of converting it into hashish, hash resin or hash oil, said Waterloo Regional Police spokesperson Olaf Heinzel.

Inflatable pools subject to fence bylaw

Inflatable pools deeper than 30 inches will require a building permit and protective fence the same as permanent structures, Wellesley Township council decided this...

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U.S. edges out Canada in national para hockey battle

In the natural on-ice rivalry between Canada and the U.S., the American para hockey team has had the...

Federal funding to boost dementia research in Waterloo Region

An aging population and growing number of dementia cases have health researchers working on numerous fronts, from medical...

Judgment day for seven local maple syrup operators

And the winner is ... well, that’s still a secret. The winning entrant vying...

Delve deep into Observer archives.

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

On a path to a new Ireland?

Bertie Ahern, who was the taoiseach (prime minister) of the Irish Republic from 1997 to 2008, was a...

The finance industry always extracts its ounce of flesh

More than half of Canadians won’t be contributing to an RRSP this year, apparently immune to the exhortations...

The View From Here: February 20, 2020

The sap may not be running, but there's plenty of syrup on hand in these parts...