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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 [...]

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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
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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 [...]

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By Michael Christianson At Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting Dryden Treasurer Steven Lansdell-Roll asked council whether the City of Dryden should investigate the merits of revising or eliminating the Vacant Unit Rebate Program.  [...]

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Submitted The Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) has been notified of cases of mumps in some communities in the region. Mumps is a viral illness that can be prevented by vaccination. There is no treatment [...]

Lil’ Bands tournament draws 66 teams
By: chrismarchand - 07 February 2018 - 0 Comments

By Chris Marchand Eager players from Cat Lake and Muskrat Dam buzzed with nervous energy on the ice surface while the dignitaries did their thing at centre ice, opening a huge week for youth [...]

Regional communities grapple with impending marijuana legalization
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By Jennifer Parsons With the legalization of marijuana just around the corner, municipal and regional leaders say they have continuing concerns over how the federal and provincial governments plan to keep the substance out [...]

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By Dryden Observer Staff The long-running Pine Ridge Seniors Housing Co-Op effort is tearing itself down, in order to reform in a manner more friendly to potential developers. “The housing co-op has folded, but [...]

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By Michael Christianson The CT scanner at the hospital is currently not operational but a temporary solution is now being worked on. Dryden Regional Health Centre Chief Executive Officer Wade Petranik says that while [...]

Workforce challenges facing forest sector: Domtar’s Forestlands Manager updates Rotary Club on state of the industry
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By Michael Christianson An update on the workforce and operations were just a few things that Domtar Forestlands Manager Jack Harrison shared at a recent Rotary Club meeting. Domtar saw an increase in production [...]