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Training weekend for Kenora reservists
By: chrismarchand - 21 February 2018 - 0 Comments

By Chris Marchand  Canadian Forces Reservists from Kenora’s 116 Independent Field Battery, made a weekend of Dryden’s Winterfest festivities with some onsite winter camping, artillery drills, a recruitment tent and a bit of fun-loving [...]

Mystic Machine: Local restaurant offering patrons peace of mind with shuttle service
By: chrismarchand - 21 February 2018 - 2 Comments

By Chris Marchand It’s a challenge Mystic Grill restauranteurs Bri and James Smith have grappled with before with their establishments in rural, or semi-rural settings: patrons are rightfully concerned about getting behind the wheel [...]

Little Mod Nest moves into contest-winning space
By: chrismarchand - 21 February 2018 - 0 Comments

By Michael Christianson The winner of the Dryden District Chamber of Commerce’s $12,000 Win This Space contest Morgan Shepherd has opened the doors on her store Little Mod Nest. The new business at 26 [...]

By: chrismarchand - 21 February 2018 - 0 Comments

By Dryden Observer Staff Lac Seul Chief Clifford Bull has been the first to throw his hat into provincial politics in the newly established riding of Kiiwetinoong, announcing his nomination as the Ontario PC [...]

Childrens Wish Mixed Doubles Darts Classic attracts a crowd
By: chrismarchand - 21 February 2018 - 0 Comments

Thirty-three mixed doubles darts teams from all around the region and as far as Thunder Bay came together at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #63, Feb. 17 for the 1st Annual Katie Ryan Memorial [...]

Scouts Canada looking at return to Dryden
By: chrismarchand - 21 February 2018 - 0 Comments

By Michael Christianson The ‘Be Prepared: Scouts and Guides’ exhibit is wrapping up this week at the Dryden and District Museum but interest in the groups are growing locally.  Executive Director of Northern Ontario [...]

LCAC welcomes new member, public invited to forest management planning info session, Feb. 20
By: chrismarchand - 19 February 2018 - 0 Comments

Submitted by Penny Ratushniak Steve Semeniuk is a newer member of the Dryden Local Citizen’s Committee (LCAC) serving his second year on the committee.  Steve is a long time Dryden resident who was born [...]

By: chrismarchand - 14 February 2018 - 0 Comments

Provincial laws have changed to allow smaller towns to implement accommodation fees for tourism marketing revenue By Chris Marchand Dryden City Council examined the idea of a local accommodation tax at Monday’s Committee of [...]

By: chrismarchand - 14 February 2018 - 0 Comments

By Chris Marchand It’s some game-changing news for First Nations child welfare agencies in Northwestern Ontario as the federal government recently announced it would heed the orders of a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal and [...]

Golden moment for Red Lake’s Radford
By: chrismarchand - 14 February 2018 - 0 Comments

Red Lake just keeps striking gold. Northwestern Ontario’s own Eric Radford celebrates a Winter Olympic gold medal, in Pyeongchang Sunday in the team competition pairs free skate alongside longtime skating partner Megan Duhamel. Duhamel [...]