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Keeping the lights on at Elmira biogas plant

With much of the province shut down, demand for electricity has dropped, but it’s business as usual for the biogas plant in...

Businesses scaling back, shuttering doors

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many businesses have changed the way they serve customers or shuttered their doors completely.

More flexibility for on-farm businesses

Already relaxing its rules governing on-farm businesses, Woolwich made even more concessions following public input on its plans. This week, councillors adopted changes to...

Aiming to lower youth unemployment

The youth unemployment rate continues to be the highest of all age groups in Waterloo Region. Numbers recently released by...

Capitalizing on the food movement

The rise of the foodie movement has certainly shaped the modern culinary landscape. Now, that extends to the offerings of the Waterloo Region Small...

While shopping, strength in numbers

A Waterloo Region startup aims to provide a new type of shopping experience, particularly those in rural communities.  Shop...

Job vacancies become harder to fill in the townships

It’s becoming increasingly tough for employers to find the right candidates to fill vacancies, particularly in local and rural areas, says a new report...

New app a one-stop shop for region’s waste program

Not sure when your garbage will be picked up? What’s currently allowed in the recycling bin? There’s an app for that.

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The don’ts and dos on coronavirus

Some of the views expressed here are controversial. So, do ask your doctor. Dr....

Number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in the region

There are now 148 cases of COVID-19 in Waterloo Region, the Public Health department reported this morning...

Shantz, William Bruce “Bill”

William Bruce "Bill" Shantz Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at...

Delve deep into Observer archives.

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

April Fools prank hits school board social media

Normally the first day of April is devoted to good humoured pranks on friends and family. But,...

Floto, Kim Laverne

Kim Laverne Floto Passed away peacefully with family by his side on Wednesday,...

Region records second death due to COVID-19

A man in his 50s is Waterloo Region’s second coronavirus-related death, with Public Health officials announcing yesterday...

Rody, Kathryn Marie (nee Kelly)

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Grand River Hospital,...