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Saturday, January 18, 2020

On The Menu

Keeping things local and fresh really pays off

It’s busy, busy, busy in the shop these days. While preparing for the Mayor’s Breakfast, I thought how lucky we are to have so...

Forget the bread, it’s beer and circuses that work for Ford

Following last year’s election, Doug Ford moved quickly on one of his major talking points: his buck-a-beer pledge. Two months after taking office, his...

Going green and local in topping your pizza

With local asparagus, simply steaming it and enjoying the unadulterated taste of its freshness is often enough. That said, there are a variety of options...

Keeping it fresh and simple from the garden

The sun was shining and it finally felt like spring the other day. Strangely, I giggle every time I walk past our little vegetable garden....

Some cake to go with mom’s coffee

This year Mother’s Day is a little sweeter, as we celebrate with our little Adelynn, and my mother is home from the mountains. Our...

Asparagus makes a fine pairing with grilled salmon

It’s asparagus season, so a fine time to enjoy the sweet hint of honey and fresh thyme in this easy salmon grill that takes...

A quick option when you want eggs for breakfast

Eggs are a breakfast classic, but that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with over-easy or sunny side up. There’s no end of combinations. Combine eggs with...

Let the slow cooker do the work with this lasagna

Lasagna is one of those meals you can’t go wrong with – who doesn’t enjoy it? With this version, you can let your slow cooker...

JUST POSTED

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...