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By: chrismarchand - 10 December 2014 - 0 Comments

By Chris Marchand Freshly-installed city councillors had their principles put to the test just minutes into their first open session when a local debate over a minor sports team’s claim to a storage room [...]

By: chrismarchand - 10 December 2014 - 0 Comments

By Chris Marchand Federal NDP leader Thomas Mulcair’s efforts to revive the gun registry debate in Canada have his Northern Ontario MPs squirming. On the 25th anniversary of the L’ecole Polytechnic Massacre, Dec. 6, [...]

Confederation College’s Jim Madder says local computer programming course in development
By: chrismarchand - 10 December 2014 - 0 Comments

By Samantha Hawkins Confederation College President, Jim Madder, was in Dryden last week to visit campus and talk to the community. “Twice a year at least we do community visits and have a chance [...]

By: chrismarchand - 10 December 2014 - 0 Comments

By Dryden Observer Staff A sigh of relief was breathed last week, by those keeping an eye on the Fort Frances mill situation, as Resolute Forestry Products, the current owner of the mill, announced [...]

BUSINESS: Eichel’s successor brings specialist skills to local dental practice
By: chrismarchand - 10 December 2014 - 0 Comments

By Chris Marchand After 40 years of dentistry in Dryden, Dr. Keith Eichel is looking forward to relaxing his grip on the tools of his lifelong trade. Eichel has sold his practice to Dr. [...]

By: chrismarchand - 10 December 2014 - 0 Comments

By Samantha Hawkins Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) has announced its support for the Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation (NALSC) Gladue report program, allowing them to hire three Gladue report writers to be based out of [...]

By: chrismarchand - 10 December 2014 - 0 Comments

By Samantha Hawkins You may remember the overwhelming sigh of relief that came from most watching the drama unfold with the local Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) as it was saved in April of 2014 [...]

Council sworn in
By: chrismarchand - 04 December 2014 - 0 Comments

Newly elected and re-elected look forward to getting on with municipal affairs By Chris Marchand The City of Dryden’s newly elected council are on the job, sworn into office Monday night before a sizeable [...]

FEATURE — Everything was beautiful: A tale of growing up in the remote North
By: chrismarchand - 04 December 2014 - 0 Comments

By Samantha Hawkins It was a beautiful beginning to the Dryden Public Library and Dryden Area Anti-Racism Network’s (DAARN) Living Library, as Ky Harper, Lady of the River, told her inspiring story about growing [...]

By: chrismarchand - 04 December 2014 - 0 Comments

Forest company says high fibre costs at root of failed attempts to sell  Fort Frances mill By Samantha Hawkins Resolute Forestry Products has announced their plans to heat critical areas of the Fort Frances [...]



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