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Ag News

Grant furthers ecological farming research

Every farming operation is unique, with different needs than their neighbours and different crops growing on its land. A lot of farming is trial and...

Lack of rain taking a real toll on this year’s local field crops

Crops in the region are a little more thirsty this summer, getting less rain than average, and baking in the blazing sun during long...

New provincial co-op group interested in making hay

Those big bales of hay dotting the landscape these days could be making their way overseas in coming years through the efforts of the...

Seasonal workers program celebrates a half decade

Ken Forth has gladly hired workers from other countries to work on his farm for more than 30 years through Canada’s Seasonal Agricultural Workers...

Plenty to do before the syrup reaches your pancakes

The fruit of the sugar maple on full display this weekend at the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival depends on good weather, but it also...

Making a business case for local food

Local food advocates and farming industry folks will descend on Guelph next month for the annual Source It Here event. Source It Here is a...

Farm employment numbers on the rise in the townships

Take a stroll down any rural road in Waterloo Region and it’s clear that farming is thriving. A recent Agriculture Research Project Report by the...

Apples to be in shorter supply

Anyone planning to go apple picking this fall should call U-pick farms ahead of time, as Mother Nature wasn’t kind this year, leaving only...

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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.

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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...