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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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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.

EDCL donates $1,000 as thank-you to Floradale firefighters

Thanking the Woolwich Fire Department, Elmira District Community Living this week donated $1,000 to the Floradale station. Firefighters from Floradale...

Turkeys take center stage at Christmas

What’s better than a turkey at the center of a traditional Christmas dinner? Why, two turkeys, of course. That’s certainly...

Talking sports, and then some

If you’re looking for an in-depth analysis of major sports leagues, the On the Rise podcast has got you covered.

Even those with jobs are increasingly reliant on food banks

An increasing number of full- and part-time workers across Ontario are accessing food bank services, a trend that can be seen in Woolwich Township...

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Ontario Heritage Week is always the 3rd week in February.  This year it was held from February 16th to...

100th Birthday

There was a special occasion on Friday, February 21st when one of the residents at Twin Oaks...

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Delve deep into Observer archives.

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

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...

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...