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Monday, October 14, 2019

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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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Illuminating thoughts to lighten things

If you happen to notice more people walking around these days with white canes, seeing eye dogs and dark...

Chinese likely to use violence against Hong Kong

After the 17th consecutive weekend of increasingly violent protests in Hong Kong, the first protester was wounded by a...

New Face

Helping residents at Maryhill Twin Oaks Nursing Home with their bowlingSince...

Delve deep into Observer archives.

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

Putting the green in the initiative

The woodlot in Elmira's South Parkwood subdivision attracted 35 volunteers who planted 150 trees Oct. 5....

Kitchener-Conestoga too close to call

With less than five percentage points separating the Conservatives and Liberals in the riding, Kitchener-Conestoga has become too close...

WCS expands eligibility for low-income programs

With a new financial benchmark in place, Woolwich Community Services has increased the number of households eligible for...

Police looking for Elmira vandals

A business owner is seeking out those responsible for vandalizing her property, acts that have cost her some...