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Strong season paces EDSS girls’ field hockey team to playoff appearance

For the first time in more than seven years, the EDSS’s girls’ field hockey team made the Waterloo County Secondary School Athletic Association (WCSSAA)...

Pair of EDSS football players drawing interest from university scouts

At the first game of the season, Elmira District Secondary School’s senior football team was already drawing out the university scouts. “We have kind of...

Lady Lancers hand over slo-pitch crown to W-O

After a bitter-four year rivalry, Waterloo-Oxford finally got the best of the EDSS girls’ slo-pitch team. The two-time defending champs fell short in the...

Young players keen to carry on with tennis after WCSSAA

Short on experience but long on enthusiasm, seven EDSS students put together a stronger-than-expected showing at last week’s Waterloo County Secondary School Athletic Association...

EDSS girls’ rugby squad has strong year, but falls to top team in playoffs

The EDSS varsity rugby girls’ team wrapped up a successful regular season after being eliminated by number-one ranked Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate in the playoffs. The team’s...

Tinman Triathlon sees students taking to Elmira’s streets on May 30

In what has become a familiar sight, Elmira streets will be filled with students from all over the region for the Tinman Triathlon on...

EDSS boys’ slo-pitch team prepped and ready for the season to start

The EDSS boys’ slo-pitch season is off to a late start this year after the first game of the year was cancelled on Tuesday. In...

Three EDSS football players looking to spend the summer playing for Waterloo rep team

Motivated by their selection into the junior varsity all-star game last year, three junior football players from Elmira District Secondary School are ready to...

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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...