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Lefcourtland: November 14, 2019

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Junior girls’ capture EDSS’ first WCSSAA basketball title

In a season that already saw the team rack up win after win, the EDSS junior girls’ basketball team reached new heights Tuesday night by capturing its first-ever WCSSAA championship. The victory came over Cameron Heights Collegiate, the only team to which the Lancers had lost this year. Heading into the finals November 12 at […]

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It’s not always easy to make the right call

This past week while most other hunters have been chasing deer, I have been targeting waterfowl. There are two reasons for this. First, I harvested a nice buck in the archery season. Second, the two weeks of the rifle season here coincide with the best waterfowling of the year. The big flights are now passing […]

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Sugar Kings turn the screws on Brampton

Another home-and-home winning weekend helped the Elmira Sugar Kings solidify their hold on top spot in the GOJHL’s Midwestern Conference. A pair of victories over the Brampton Bombers followed on the heels of the previous weekend’s wins over Kitchener. The Kings travelled to Brampton last Friday have regained their first-place perch, with no intention of […]

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Pair of convincing wins sees Jacks improve record

A pair of wins last weekend saw the Wellesley Applejacks jump a notch in the PJHL standings to claim second place in the South Doherty Division. The four points came the expense of the Burford Bulldogs on November 8, followed by a 5-2 victory over the division-leading Tavistock Braves on Sunday. With the wins, aided […]

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Observer Extra

Here’s what’s keeping farmers up at night

When it comes to agriculture and food, one of consumers’ biggest concerns is cost. Research has shown cost outweighs issues you might have thought to be top of mind with those who purchase food – such as food safety, animal welfare and biotechnology. People do indeed care about these matters, but not as much as […]

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Observer Extra

EDSS looks to make use of new push for skilled-trades training

With measures taken on the provincial level to encourage high school students to enter the skilled trades, EDSS is in the process of applying for a new Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program to incorporate into student learning. These types of programs let students focus on a career path that matches their skills and interests […]

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Observer Extra

Virgil Wins the Lottery … but, then again, maybe not

It’s easy to day dream about striking it rich quick by winning the lottery, and all the possibilities that come along with that. Theatre Wellesley’s latest fall production will explore all the emotions and consequences that ensue when that dream becomes a reality for a small town “hillbilly” couple. Virgil Sludge (Grant Chapman) resides in […]

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New watering system is powered by the sun

Many hands may make light work, but automating the process really lessens the load. That’s especially helpful when the work involves relying on volunteers to provide the manual labour. Already facing an increased demand on its resources thanks to a new township greening initiative, Trees for Woolwich volunteers found themselves expanding an Elmira tree nursery […]

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Spicy and substantial fit the bill just now

Way too much of the white stuff – some of it sticking on the ground – for this point in November. With the early darkness in the evenings, it’s certainly feeling a bit too “seasonal” for some tastes. On the upside, it’s a good time for those who like hearty soups and stews – take […]

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The Record

Stabbing in Waterloo being investigated by police:One arrested in early-morning incident on King Street North

One young person was arrested following an early-morning incident.


Waterloo Chronicle

Stabbing in Waterloo being investigated by police:One arrested in early-morning incident on King Street North

One young person was arrested following an early-morning incident.


The Record

WHAT’S GOING ON HERE: Region’s first two-way bicycle lane being installed on Erb Street in Waterloo:Implementation is the final component of larger, segregated bicycle lane pilot project

The region’s first bi-directional bike lane is being rolled out on the north side of Erb Street, between Caroline and Peppler streets in Waterloo.


Waterloo Chronicle

WHAT’S GOING ON HERE: Region’s first two-way bicycle lane being installed on Erb Street in Waterloo:Implementation is the final component of larger, segregated bicycle lane pilot project

The region’s first bi-directional bike lane is being rolled out on the north side of Erb Street, between Caroline and Peppler streets in Waterloo.


The Record

Humane Society appeals for stray dog in Waterloo found with broken leg:No owner has stepped forward

Found by a member of the public and taken to an emergency veterinary clinic, the dog had a broken left front leg that needed attention.


Waterloo Chronicle

Humane Society appeals for stray dog in Waterloo found with broken leg:No owner has stepped forward

Found by a member of the public and taken to an emergency veterinary clinic, the dog had a broken left front leg that needed attention.


The Record

Club Pilates brings ‘every-body exercise’ to Waterloo:Classes cater to individuals of all shapes and ages in a group setting

Classes cater to individuals of all shapes and ages in a group setting.


Waterloo Chronicle

Club Pilates brings ‘every-body exercise’ to Waterloo:Classes cater to individuals of all shapes and ages in a group setting

Classes cater to individuals of all shapes and ages in a group setting.


Cambridge Times

Cambridge LRT development is 'change for the better,' says Mayor Kathryn McGarry:Construction unlikely to start before 2028 and might be completed by 2033

It might not be built for decades and its construction will be expensive and painful for some, but those supporting the development of Phase 2 of light rail transit believe that there will be better days ahead once construction of the 14 kilometre-long link across Waterloo Region is completed.


The Record

Cambridge LRT development is 'change for the better,' says Mayor Kathryn McGarry:Construction unlikely to start before 2028 and might be completed by 2033

It might not be built for decades and its construction will be expensive and painful for some, but those supporting the development of Phase 2 of light rail transit believe that there will be better days ahead once construction of the 14 kilometre-long link across Waterloo Region is completed.

New Hamburg Independent

Elmira man sustains serious injuries following three-vehicle crash in Wellesley Township:Road closure in Wallenstein following Tuesday evening accident

An Elmira man has sustained serious injuries following a three-vehicle crash in Wellesley Township on Tuesday evening.


The Record

Elmira man sustains serious injuries following three-vehicle crash in Wellesley Township:Road closure in Wallenstein following Tuesday evening accident

An Elmira man has sustained serious injuries following a three-vehicle crash in Wellesley Township on Tuesday evening.


Cambridge Times

Police busy with 'significant' number of collisions in 24 hours on first snow day:OPP busy with more than 400 crashes and rising on Highway 401

Auto repair shops in the region may be flooded today, after the first significant snowfall heading into winter had police busy on Nov. 11.


The Record

Police busy with 'significant' number of collisions in 24 hours on first snow day:OPP busy with more than 400 crashes and rising on Highway 401

Auto repair shops in the region may be flooded today, after the first significant snowfall heading into winter had police busy on Nov. 11.


Cambridge Times

Police looking for alleged Cambridge Shoppers Drug Mart shoplifter

Waterloo police is seeking to identify and speak to an individual in connection to a shoplifting incident at a Shoppers Drug Mart on Nov. 2 in the area of Franklin Boulevard.


The Record

Police looking for alleged Cambridge Shoppers Drug Mart shoplifter

Waterloo police is seeking to identify and speak to an individual in connection to a shoplifting incident at a Shoppers Drug Mart on Nov. 2 in the area of Franklin Boulevard.


Observer Extra

Walter, Francis Joseph (Frank)

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at St. Mary’s General Hospital, Kitchener, at the age of 101. Beloved husband of the late Beatrice (Kittel) Walter (2013). Proud father of Ken and Sharon Walter, Anne and Bill Hanley, Marion and Ron Kocher, Marg Walter, Betty Pfanner, Karen and Gary Hill, Donna and Maynard Martin, […]

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Bloomingdale Women’s Institute

Thirteen ladies of the Bloomingdale Women’s Institute enjoyed a night out Saturday November 9th to enjoy a play at the Studio Theatre.  The production of “The Calendar Girls” was put on by the New Hamburg Little Theatre. This play is the true story of 12 brave ladies from a Women’s Institute in England. They take […]

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Observer Extra

Remembrance Day

On Monday, November 11th at 10:35 a.m. St. Boniface school held their Remembrance Day para-liturgy in the School gym.  The students entered the gym upon coming in from their recess with their winter coats and boots. The para-liturgy included a video, a short skit, the story of the poppy, and prayers which was led by […]

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Cambridge Times

Remembrance Day robbery hits Cambridge convenience store

Police are searching for two suspects after a convenience store in Cambridge was robbed around noon Monday. On November 11, Waterloo regional police responded to the area of Light Drive and Saginaw Parkway in Cambridge for a report of a robbery at


The Record

Remembrance Day robbery hits Cambridge convenience store

Police are searching for two suspects after a convenience store in Cambridge was robbed around noon Monday. On November 11, Waterloo regional police responded to the area of Light Drive and Saginaw Parkway in Cambridge for a report of a robbery at


Cambridge Times

Holiday R.I.D.E to launch in Waterloo region Wednesday:Program officially gets underway Nov. 22

The Waterloo Regional Police Service’s official Holiday R.I.D.E program will officially begin Nov. 22 and will run until Jan. 2, 2020.


Kitchener Post

Holiday R.I.D.E to launch in Waterloo region Wednesday:Program officially gets underway Nov. 22

The Waterloo Regional Police Service’s official Holiday R.I.D.E program will officially begin Nov. 22 and will run until Jan. 2, 2020.


New Hamburg Independent

Holiday R.I.D.E to launch in Waterloo region Wednesday:Program officially gets underway Nov. 22

The Waterloo Regional Police Service’s official Holiday R.I.D.E program will officially begin Nov. 22 and will run until Jan. 2, 2020.


The Record

Holiday R.I.D.E to launch in Waterloo region Wednesday:Program officially gets underway Nov. 22

The Waterloo Regional Police Service’s official Holiday R.I.D.E program will officially begin Nov. 22 and will run until Jan. 2, 2020.


Waterloo Chronicle

Holiday R.I.D.E to launch in Waterloo region Wednesday:Program officially gets underway Nov. 22

The Waterloo Regional Police Service’s official Holiday R.I.D.E program will officially begin Nov. 22 and will run until Jan. 2, 2020.


Cambridge Times

Cambridge declares snow event ahead of overnight plow out

A snow event will be in effect for the City of Cambridge beginning tonight, Monday, Nov. 11, at 11:59 p.m. for 24 hours until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Any vehicles parked on-street during the snow event may be ticketed and/or towed. Resi


The Record

Cambridge declares snow event ahead of overnight plow out

A snow event will be in effect for the City of Cambridge beginning tonight, Monday, Nov. 11, at 11:59 p.m. for 24 hours until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Any vehicles parked on-street during the snow event may be ticketed and/or towed. Resi


Cambridge Times

Are lower pot prices finally coming to Ontario?

Licensed producers are struggling as a full 40% of Canadians continue to buy pot on the black market. The solution may be to slash prices — but growers that do can be punished by investors


Kitchener Post

Are lower pot prices finally coming to Ontario?

Licensed producers are struggling as a full 40% of Canadians continue to buy pot on the black market. The solution may be to slash prices — but growers that do can be punished by investors


New Hamburg Independent

Are lower pot prices finally coming to Ontario?

Licensed producers are struggling as a full 40% of Canadians continue to buy pot on the black market. The solution may be to slash prices — but growers that do can be punished by investors


The Record

Are lower pot prices finally coming to Ontario?

Licensed producers are struggling as a full 40% of Canadians continue to buy pot on the black market. The solution may be to slash prices — but growers that do can be punished by investors


Waterloo Chronicle

Are lower pot prices finally coming to Ontario?

Licensed producers are struggling as a full 40% of Canadians continue to buy pot on the black market. The solution may be to slash prices — but growers that do can be punished by investors


The Record

SNOW EVENT declared in the City of Waterloo:People aren't allowed to park on local roads for 24 hours

The City of Waterloo is declaring a snow event. There will be an overnight parking ban from 11:59 p.m. tonight (Nov. 11) and in effect for 24 hours or until the snow event is cancelled. City of Waterloo snowplow crews continue to work around th


Waterloo Chronicle

SNOW EVENT declared in the City of Waterloo:People aren't allowed to park on local roads for 24 hours

The City of Waterloo is declaring a snow event. There will be an overnight parking ban from 11:59 p.m. tonight (Nov. 11) and in effect for 24 hours or until the snow event is cancelled. City of Waterloo snowplow crews continue to work around th


Cambridge Times

'Not all battle scars are visible': Cambridge war vet Ron Gowing advocates for veterans' support program:Veterans Transitions Network helps veterans return to workforce and society

Lt.-Col. Ronald Gowing served Canada for 33 years assigned to NATO and says, "I was just doing my duty and it was an honour to serve."


Cambridge Times

Online buy-and-sell transaction ends in robbery in Cambridge parking lot

Police are on the hunt for two teens alleged to have robbed two victims who were lured to a Cambridge parking lot under false pretence and sprayed with a noxious substance Saturday. Waterloo regional police say that on Nov. 9 at 5 p.m. the teens,


The Record

Online buy-and-sell transaction ends in robbery in Cambridge parking lot

Police are on the hunt for two teens alleged to have robbed two victims who were lured to a Cambridge parking lot under false pretence and sprayed with a noxious substance Saturday. Waterloo regional police say that on Nov. 9 at 5 p.m. the teens,


New Hamburg Independent

Man charged with impaired driving following weekend hit and run in Petersburg

A 32-year-old man has been charged following an alleged hit and run incident in Wilmot Township on Friday evening.


The Record

Man charged with impaired driving following weekend hit and run in Petersburg

A 32-year-old man has been charged following an alleged hit and run incident in Wilmot Township on Friday evening.