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By: chrismarchand - 20 May 2015 - 0 Comments

By Chris Marchand A wide variety of local perspectives are emerging over efforts to reform the Provincial Land Tax (PLT). PLT rates have not been adjusted to increase revenue since the 1950s, but in [...]

By: chrismarchand - 20 May 2015 - 0 Comments

By Michael Christianson A work-to-rule strike by Ontario’s public elementary school teachers still means business as usual for your children, with a few small changes. Schools remain open and extracurricular activities and field trips [...]

By: chrismarchand - 20 May 2015 - 0 Comments

By Dryden Observer Staff The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board announced a bit of a shake-up in regards to where principals and vice-principals of regional schools will be posted for the coming year at their [...]

Man transported to hospital following cooking fire
By: chrismarchand - 20 May 2015 - 0 Comments

Submitted The Dryden Fire, Police, and Ambulance Services were dispatched to a First St. home at 8 p.m. on Thursday May 14, for a kitchen cooking fire. The call would be the second serious [...]

Understanding the autistic experience
By: chrismarchand - 20 May 2015 - 0 Comments

By Michael Christianson May 4-10 was the Canadian Mental Health Association’s 64th annual Mental Health Week and a few local schools took the opportunity to raise awareness and educate their students about mental health. [...]

Rickford opens TSX trading during mining week mission
By: chrismarchand - 20 May 2015 - 0 Comments

By Michael Christianson Greg Rickford opened trading at the Toronto Stock Exchange on Thursday morning to mark National Mining week and to highlight new measures in Budget 2015 that enhance support for the mining [...]

By: chrismarchand - 20 May 2015 - 0 Comments

By Michael Christianson Flavoured tobacco could soon be a thing of the past in Ontario The provincial government is moving forward with legislation that would ban flavoured tobacco products in Ontario. Bill 45 The [...]

By: chrismarchand - 20 May 2015 - 0 Comments

Submitted There were no new fires reported in the Northwest Region by the afternoon of May 17. The regional total of confirmed fires for the 2015 fire season is now 100 with an area [...]

Noise, water quality and wells among concerns at Wabigoon gold mine consultations
By: chrismarchand - 13 May 2015 - 0 Comments

Goliath neighbours asking mine proponents tough questions By Chris Marchand Residents living in close proximity to Treasury Metals’ proposed Goliath Gold Project gave federal regulators and the mine proponents an earful at a public [...]

By: chrismarchand - 13 May 2015 - 0 Comments

By Michael Christianson Recreational user groups in Dryden are hoping to have a strong voice with city council through forming a Recreation Advisory Committee (RAC). At the request of several user groups and with [...]



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