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By: chrismarchand - 26 March 2015 - 0 Comments

By Chris Marchand A new report by the regional think-tank Northern Policy Institute (NPI) examining the Northwest’s economy offers a hopeful outlook for the region’s labour market and youth out-migration challenges. Penned by NPI’s [...]

Tournament huge boost to Dryden economy
By: chrismarchand - 26 March 2015 - 0 Comments

By Michael Christianson For the second time in recent memory it was impossible to find a hotel room in Dryden last week. Restaurants were full at lunch and people were out shopping in droves. [...]

Hodgkinson makes his pitch: Dryden youth needs online support in entrepreneurial competition
By: chrismarchand - 26 March 2015 - 0 Comments

By Michael Christianson Dryden native Michael Hodgkinson is only 16 years old but he is already wearing many hats. Hodgkinson is a student, a hockey player and an inventor. During a summer welding class [...]

By: chrismarchand - 26 March 2015 - 0 Comments

Submitted The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is reminding anglers to check local ice conditions before heading onto the ice to fish. Ice conditions can be deceptive and variable. Remember: Ice does not freeze [...]

By: chrismarchand - 26 March 2015 - 0 Comments

Submitted Ontario is investing in two projects to help Rentech Inc., a Northern Ontario fibre company, to convert two idle wood product mills into facilities that manufacture wood pellets, a sustainable energy source. The [...]

Area beekeepers form new organization
By: chrismarchand - 26 March 2015 - 0 Comments

By Michael Christianson On Wednesday a few beekeepers rented a room in the Oxdrift Community Hall to gauge whether or not there was enough interest in having a local beekeepers group. So it was [...]

By: chrismarchand - 25 March 2015 - 0 Comments

By Michael Christianson Dryden Fire Services are working to be better prepared for rail incidents like the one that struck Gogama, Ontario earlier this month. Dryden Fire Services sent three captains to attend a [...]

By: chrismarchand - 20 March 2015 - 0 Comments

Ignace among early entrants to emerge from first phase of assessments The list of communities being studied as potential sites for a geological repository for Canada’s nuclear waste is a little smaller. The Nuclear [...]

By: chrismarchand - 11 March 2015 - 0 Comments

By Chris Marchand While it may have been an ambitious line item in the City of Dryden’s 2015 draft capital budget, the city’s mayor isn’t sure that the province is ready to hand over [...]

By: chrismarchand - 11 March 2015 - 0 Comments

By Michael Christianson The City of Dryden opted to re-affirm its commitment to Aaron Park, Monday. Two staff reports were put forward this week at the Dryden City Committee of the Whole regarding the [...]



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