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Thursday, November 21, 2019

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Region’s youth job-training program wins innovation award; now set to expand

An employment program in Waterloo Region that “aims to break the cycle of poverty” has been officially recognized at the provincial level...

EDSS looks to make use of new push for skilled-trades training

With measures taken on the provincial level to encourage high school students to enter the skilled trades, EDSS is in the process...

Farm-to-table route meets public demand

Meeting the growing demand for healthier meat products and more transparency in food processing while maintaining all the flavour is a tall order,...

Safety at WNH extends beyond “call before you dig”

A multi-pronged approach to safety, from the dangers posed to customer to the mental wellbeing of employees, has netted Waterloo North Hydro (WNH)...

Municipalities calling for changes to liability insurance regime

A system that sees municipalities as money bags when it comes to awarding legal settlements is a longstanding sore spot for Ontario’s local...

Inspiration turns lumps of clay into coveted works

Recently returned from the Vatican, where he presented another piece of art to the Pope, Timothy Schmalz is right back to work...

A seamless transition for Paul Kalbfleisch

Twenty-two years after retiring, Paul Kalbfleisch is actually going through with it. After 32 years of teaching, Kalbfleisch putting away...

Shantz family doesn’t have to look far to find new owner for historic schoolhouse building

With fall’s arrival, change is in the air, but that’s not reserved just for the weather. A St. Jacobs historical landmark is being...

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WHC event Somebody Should Do Something

Woolwich Healthy Communities presented speaker Doug Griffiths, author ‘13 Ways to Kill Your...

Catholic Women’s Meeting

Thank you to Fran Vegh for the pictures The monthly...

Maryhill residents seek heritage designation around village in fight to block gravel pit application

Maryhill residents are calling for a gravel pit application to be put on hold while the area...

Delve deep into Observer archives.

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

Students kickstart WCS Christmas hamper program

With the weather perhaps prompting people to begin their Christmas shopping in earnest, many groups are...

Wellesley working on priorities ahead of budget process

A preliminary budget discussion was very much that Tuesday night as Wellesley councillors met Tuesday night, not...

Elementary teachers prepare for first phase of work-to-rule

Grade school teachers are set to begin a work-to-rule campaign as early as next week as the...

Woolwich will need millions to improve standards of its road network, says report

Woolwich should be setting aside millions of dollars to maintain its roads, according to a report released...