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Library Internet access cuts looming

By Michael Christianson Over 160 Northern Ontario libraries could soon lose their access to the rest of the world. Last year the province’s Connectivity Fund, that allows small and rural libraries to offer free internet access, [...]

Seniors Housing Co-op taking new approach

  Group will host meeting to discuss organizational shift, Feb. 27 By Dryden Observer Staff After a decade spearheading the Pine Ridge senior’s life lease building project, the Dryden Non-Profit Seniors Cooperative is considering a change [...]

Warm temps hard on ice road

Warm temps hard on ice road

  By Chris Marchand While Mother Nature may have served up an unseasonably warm Family Day weekend for fun in the outdoors, prolonged temperatures above the freezing mark and ample rains have dealt a blow to [...]

The Dressing Room Project helps foster self-esteem

The Dressing Room Project helps foster self-esteem

  By Sarah McCarthy A local Committee consisting of the Family Health Team, Firefly, and the Northwestern Health Unit as well as some teaching staff got together this month to form the Dryden Area Eating Disorder [...]

Funding for KPDSB schools to create daycare spaces

By Michael Christianson The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board (KPDSB) and the Kenora District Services Board (KDSB) have recieved more than $3.6 million in funding to renovate and retrofit spaces in five KPDSB schools to create state [...]

Hockey Day in Kenora

Hockey Day in Kenora

  By Michael Christianson A beautiful day in Kenora on Saturday was broadcast coast-to-coast as Hockey Day in Canada came to the city. The festivities lasted all weekend with the Stanley Cup visiting local schools, a [...]

City delegates gauge provincial mood at ROMA conference

By Michael Christianson The Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) recently met for their annual meeting and this year’s meeting seemed to be a bit stalled. Councilor Martin MacKinnon and CAO Ernie Remillard each attended the meeting [...]

Province mapping out mercury cleanup

By Dryden Observer Staff Last Friday Premier Kathleen Wynne, along with Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Glen Murray, met with Grassy Narrows Chief Simon Fobister and David Suzuki. Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, [...]

New census numbers chart population gains and losses in Northwest

By Dryden Observer Staff The 2016 Canadian census was released recently and the numbers show some good and bad for northwestern Ontario. Here in Dryden the population grew by 1.7 per cent from the 2011 numbers. [...]

Council to consider remuneration review

By Michael Christianson Council will consider the formation of a remuneration review group in order to review all forms of remuneration from comparators and the province. During each term of council a working group/ citizens committee [...]