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Getting down to the business of going local with food choices

Long supporting the region’s local food producers, the Taste of Woolwich is back for its 12th year next weekend. With a number of attractions,...

Research nets new tender fruit

Fruit breeding is a ponderous process, a science spanning decades to procure the perfect seedling to bring to market. For Jayasankar Subramanian of the...

Weather has some crops down, but not out

The wet, cool weather that defined the spring and early summer have taken somewhat of a toll on crops, even here in the region. The...

Ontario needs regulations of its own for organic producers

A lack of provincial regulations governing organic food may be leading to consumers being confused or, worse, misled, suggests a report released this week. The...

A boost for companies finding tech solutions for ag. sector

Elmira-based Greentronics Ltd. is one of the ten southwestern Ontario recipients of new seed funding grants, recognized for its agricultural technology. The grants are provided...

Seasonal workers already heading back to Ontario farms

Most often associated with harvest time – and out in larger numbers then – seasonal workers can already be found on farms throughout Ontario. That’s...

Supporting young farmers

Aiming to help more young adults break into the agricultural sector, Farm Credit Canada has partnered with the Ministry of Agriculture and Agri-Food to...

Ontario lagging the market for organic produce, say advocates

The Organic Council of Ontario wants to know your thoughts on organic farming in the province, and what should be done to improve its...

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St. Boniface School Graduation

Graduation this year was very different for all schools, especially the graduates of Grade 8.   This was...

Despite cancellation of this year’s event, EMSF plans to distribute $35K to local charities

For 56 years the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival has supported dozens of local organizations in the region,...

Delve deep into Observer archives.

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

Region to discuss making masks mandatory

Health officials are considering making face masks mandatory in public, an issue that will be discussed next...

Province to provide $780K in support of local tourism

The COVID-19 crisis ravaged large swathes of the economy, perhaps none more fully than the tourism industry....

Council approves zone change for township development in village

Slightly scaled back, a townhouse development in Wellesley village moved one step closer this week when township...

We’re letting our routine vaccinations slide, say experts

Even as the world is waiting for one specific vaccination to be created, many others are being...