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#HumboldtStrong: Jersey Day sweeps Dryden

#HumboldtStrong: Jersey Day sweeps Dryden

Staff of the Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services Branch of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s Dryden Fire Centre take to the tarmack in their hockey jerseys in solidarity with the families and community [...]

Night Rider

Night Rider

Ice on Wabigoon Lake seems to be going nowhere fast as cooler than seasonal temperatures persist into April. The earliest ice-out date, April 10, dates back to 2010 while the latest recorded date for lake ice, [...]

GALLERY: Happiness is a warm lamb at Egli’s Open Barn

GALLERY: Happiness is a warm lamb at Egli’s Open Barn

Cold weather over the weekend did little to slow down the crowds that descended upon Egli’s Sheep Farm and Animal Park for the annual Open Barn. A traditional rite of spring in Northwestern Ontario, the event [...]

MMIW tribute ignites spark in DHS students

MMIW tribute ignites spark in DHS students

By Chris Marchand A class project to explore the movement to find justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada has helped DHS students realize a deeper cultural connection and emerge stronger. Kirston Carpenter, Destiny [...]

GALLERY: Splashdown — Cold, wet fun at Ski Club’s Slush Bowl

GALLERY: Splashdown — Cold, wet fun at Ski Club’s Slush Bowl

Jayden Bowyer gets a jump on the water skiing season, Sunday at the Dryden Ski Club’s annual Slush Bowl — the traditional end-of-year event for the local group of winter recreationalists.   Photos by Chris Marchand [...]

Sunset Sojourn

Sunset Sojourn

Snowmobile rider Damon Cockle caps off a lovely winter’s day of warm weather ice fishing on Wabigoon Lake with a sunset romp in the seemingly bottomless snowpack on the ice.    Photos by Chris Marchand [...]

GALLERY: Snow Day at Dryden Ski Club

GALLERY: Snow Day at Dryden Ski Club

Mitchell Mawby leaves a contrail of snow as he soars off a terrain feature on the Gannon Run at Dryden Ski Club, Feb. 25. Local skiers and snowboarders greatly enjoyed a significant dump of snow which raised [...]

Winterfest 2018

Winterfest 2018

Led by Nicole Gale (red jacket) a cadre of local kids and even a few mutinous members of Kenora’s 116 Independent Field Battery take on the regional reserve gunnery unit in an old fashioned tug of [...]

Pucks and politics at Lil’ Bands 2018

Pucks and politics at Lil’ Bands 2018

By Chris Marchand They arrived from all corners of Ontario’s Far North, 66 hockey teams who played an impressive 182 game schedule that was the 2018 Lil’ Bands Native Youth Hockey Tournament. A feat of scheduling, [...]

Nordic Skiing Eagles brave nasty conditions in NorWOSSA race event at Dryden Ski Club

Nordic Skiing Eagles brave nasty conditions in NorWOSSA race event at Dryden Ski Club

It was about as bad as it gets before race officials might throw in the towel — a bone-chilling -19 degrees Celcius combined with a full-on blizzard descending on the region. Yet the Dryden Eagles still [...]