About The Observer

The Observer is an independent Community Newspaper serving Woolwich and Wellesley Townships. Located in Elmira, Ontario Canada. The Observer is a division of Cathedral Communications Inc. founded in 1996.

The Observer Mission

The Observer’s mandate is to inform, engage and educate its audience on the communities we cover both in print and online.

A Brief History of the Observer

There was no shortage of historical milestones in 1996. It was a leap year with big expectations. 1996 was the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty – no easy feat.

Observer Office Hours

Find out when we're at work. Observer office hours are as posted, office is closed all statuary holidays. Check the newspaper for holiday hours.

Observer Office Location

The Observer office is located at 20-B Arthur St. N., Elmira, Ontario, Canada. You can find our office across from Elmira Pet Food.

Contacting Staff by Email

Want to connect with staff by email? Here's the formula The Observer uses for all staff members.

Awards and Recognition

The Observer has a long history of producing award-winning work among our peers within Ontario and Canada in the community newspaper industry.

Social Media

“The original social media." Word-of-mouth starts in The Observer. Find your favourite newspaper on all the important socials: Follow & Like Us: Facebook - Instagram - Twitter

Observer Staff Contact

Reach out and connect with the local newspaper. The Observer staff can be contacted by phone or email and will respond within regular operating hours.

Covid-19 Office Protocols

What the Observer is doing to reduce transmission of COVID-19.

25th Anniversary

The Observer celebrates 25 years in business. 1996-2001