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Beyak fallout continues: City under pressure to act in response

By Chris Marchand The fallout from the City of Dryden’s association with Senator Lynn Beyak and son Nick Beyak continued to rage like a winter storm last week on both local and national stages. Senator Beyak [...]

Same words,  different dictionary — Mayor Greg Wilson’s thoughts on the Beyak controversy

Same words, different dictionary — Mayor Greg Wilson’s thoughts on the Beyak controversy

The following is a transcript of Mayor Greg Wilson’s remarks to Dryden City Council at the Regular Meeting of Jan. 15, 2018 As a practice I am not in the habit of speaking from the Mayor’s [...]

Community Well-Being Plan discussed at council

By Michael Christianson Inspector Ann Tkachyk presented information to Dryden City Council on Monday regarding a full scale Well Being Plan for the city. The Dryden Area Risk Response Team (DARRT) created a situation table to [...]

Two killed, three injured in collision

Submitted On January 13, 2018 at approximately 5:30 pm officers from the Dryden Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a multi vehicle collision on Highway 17, Machin Township; west of Vermillion Bay. An [...]

Investigation continues at mill site

By Chris Marchand The search continues for officials with the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) as they try to track down what they believe to be an ongoing source of mercury pollution in the [...]

Snowmobile races returning to Dryden, Jan. 20

Snowmobile races returning to Dryden, Jan. 20

By Michael Christianson The Dryden And Area Snow Drag Race Association will be hosting snowmobile drag races on Saturday January 20th at the Dryden Flying Club on Wabigoon Lake.  Registration will be open on the day [...]

$291.2 million for First Nations policing

By Dryden Observer Staff Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, announced this week an investment of $291.2 million over five years to improve policing in First Nation and Inuit communities.  This [...]

Dryden fire fighters hope to protect Association Room

By Michael Christianson President of the Dryden Fire Fighters Association (DFFA) Chris Stoiber gave a heartfelt address to Dryden City Council on Monday night, joined by a full room of fire fighters both active and retired, [...]

Fire Chief: Family fire safety plans crucial to surviving house fires

By Dryden Observer Staff In the wake of a fatal fire in Oshawa last week the Dryden Fire Service wants to remind the public to make sure that they have working smoke alarms on every story [...]

Regional Kindergarten Registration Week, Feb. 26 to March 2

Submitted The school boards of Northwestern Ontario have teamed up to offer families a Regional Kindergarten Registration Week for 2018. During this special week, February 26th to March 2nd, schools across Northwestern Ontario will be hosting [...]