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Woolwich opposed to carpool parking lot plan

Woolwich is looking to stall Waterloo Region’s plan for a commuter parking lot at the site of the former Breslau Hotel. The location is one...

Biogas facility part of change in how we get our energy

Monday’s announcement of the proposed Green Energy Act came as perfect timing for Woolwich Bio-En Inc. The Elmira company’s plan for a $12-million biogas...

Woolwich launches “Drive to 5.5”

Having recovered from a busy weekend of showing off its hockey colours, Woolwich is suiting up again for the “Drive to 5.5” That’s the slogan...

Business savvy on display

Chalk it up to his penchant for business, rather than his experience in the field of automotive sales. It’s that sound business sense, says Wellesley’s...

Fund-razor nets $10,000 for charity

In Bernie Henry’s 28 years at Home Hardware’s distribution centre in St. Jacobs, none of his co-workers ever saw him without a beard. Every so...

Wellesley faces 1.25% tax hike

Where other area municipalities are inflicting tax hikes outstripping inflation, Wellesley looked at the tough economic times and opted for a 1.25-per-cent increase for...

Hockeyville crew in Woolwich

The Elmira Arena was packed last weekend with a cheering army of hockey supporters garbed in red, white and blue and armed with noisemakers...

Woolwich seeks more planning autonomy

Dominated by discussions of two specific areas – Breslau and stockyards in St. Jacobs – Woolwich council’s stance on Waterloo Region’s proposed new official...

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COVID-19 cases trending down in region

The spread of COVID-19 has slowed in Waterloo Region, with the daily number of new cases at...

Neighbours see bigger as better when it comes to free “library”

At the corner of High and Charles streets in Elmira, three neighbours have come together to launch...

Province announces cancellation of the rest of the school year

Home since mid-March, students will not be returning to school this spring. The province this week announced...

Delve deep into Observer archives.

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

Region coronavirus cases top 1,000, fatalities reach 112

The increase in testing and wider processing of results has contributed to a higher number of confirmed...

Looking for love in the time of COVID-19

Everyone wants to have that Hallmark movie ending and find the person with whom they are meant...

Extensive consultation ahead of reconstruction of Elmira’s Industrial Drive

Given the disruption, extensive public consultation is expected as Woolwich Township gears up to reconstruct Industrial Drive...

Police warn of health care-related scams

As the COVID-19 public health crisis continues, members of the OPP Anti-Rackets Branch, Health Fraud Investigation Unit...