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Return to shopping beyond the essentials

Add ‘bargain hunting’ to the list of shopping options in the restarting economy, as thrift stores have gradually been opening their doors.

Cancellation of YouthForce program will make job market tougher still

People across the country are struggling to find and maintain work in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now local youth, who...

Retirement prompts sale of St. Clements farm

Nauman’s Farm near St. Clements has been synonymous with pumpkins for two decades. Now, while the Nauman family retires from the business,...

Elmira Golf Club reopens over weekend as province lifts some restrictions

It seems like most of the world has been sitting indoors forever, waiting for the chance to see some semblance of normalcy...

More businesses can reopen as province eases restrictions

Some retail businesses with a street entrance were able to reopen last week, subject to guidelines to ensure the continued safety of...

Restaurant donating money from every meal to mask-making efforts

Takeout and delivery are currently the main ways people are continuing to get their favourite meals and support local restaurants during the...

Jobs available for those looking despite pandemic

Much of the world is mired in a recession not seen since the Great Depression. Canada is no exception, with jobless numbers...

Elmira Bowl closes its doors for good

Already closed due to the pandemic and its owners looking for new opportunies, a longstanding business has wound down.

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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...