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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...

Wellesley staff moves into renovated building

Wellesley Township staff members finally have a workplace to call their own. After some seven months of construction – long months spent in the cold,...

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As spread of COVID-19 slows, health officials continue to urge caution

There have been just a couple of new cases each day, and no additional fatalities this week,...

A little pizzazz for the village

To help people rediscover St. Jacobs and aid in rebranding the village, the Business Improvement Association tasked...

GRCA, townships move to reopen outdoor rec facilities

With loosening of coronavirus-related restrictions, Ontarians now have more options for enjoying outdoor recreation activities at parks...

Delve deep into Observer archives.

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

Small abattoirs see increase in demand due to food security concerns

Issues of food security have been high on the list of changes and adaptations demanded by the...

Racing to resume at Grand River Raceway

And they’re off ... even if nobody’s there to see ‘em. When harness racing...

Fourteen-year-old dies after tractor rolls over in on-farm accident

A 14-year-old boy was killed Tuesday night on a farm near Winterbourne when the tractor he was...

Police ask residents to refrain from gathering in larger groups

Over the past two weekends, Waterloo Regional Police have received several reports of people gathering contrary to...