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Monday, June 1, 2020

Woolwich Township Council

No further audit of Shantz’s expenses; committee takes Marshall to task

Sandy Shantz cleared her first hurdle of the week Monday as a review committee rejected a request for an audit of the Woolwich mayor’s...

Woolwich sets in motion plan to cash-in on sale of Breslau parkland

A last-minute push to overturn a controversial selloff of Breslau parkland fell short, as Woolwich council remained determined to go for the cash. Another round...

Woolwich council wants more time with costly fire master plan proposal

A fire department building spree costing upwards of $4.5 million and the possible mothballing of the Floradale station require more than a cursory discussion, ...

Woolwich reverses Breslau school decision

A flip-flopping Coun. Mark Bauman delivered up a chunk of Breslau parkland for a new Catholic elementary school Tuesday night. His vote, coupled with that...

Council says no to plan for school in Breslau park

Perhaps heeding the adage that you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone, Woolwich council this week opted out of a proposal that...

Woolwich eyes 2.1% tax increase as 2016 budget process gets rolling

A 2.1 per cent tax increase is the starting point as Woolwich council prepares for its 2016 budget deliberations. The township also expects to...

Region ignores Woolwich, plans to close transfer station

Intent on closing the Elmira transfer station over the objections of Woolwich residents, the Region of Waterloo will do nothing to help keep the...

Woolwich council uneasy with fundraising policy

A blanket policy that citizens fundraising for new recreation facilities must collect an extra 15 per cent to cover operating and maintenance costs failed...

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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...