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OPP costing delayed

By Michael Christianson The city has put on hold an Ontario Provincial Police costing proposal that was unanimously passed last June. CAO Ernie Remillard, who is also a member of the Police Costing Committee addresses council [...]

City revises alcohol policy

City revises alcohol policy

By Chris Marchand The City of Dryden is revising its guidelines around licensed events serving alcohol in city-owned facilities. The changes come at a time when public health officials are focusing on problem drinking rates in [...]

City entrance signs to be replaced

By Michael Christianson Council has approved a proposal to bring Dryden’s entrance signs into the 21st century. Economic Development Manager Tyler Peacock brought the proposal forward to council stating the current signs are outdated and not [...]

Police Service recognizes members, community

Police Service recognizes members, community

By Michael Christianson The Dryden Police Service took time last Thursday night to recognize the outstanding efforts to keeping the community safe by uniformed officers, civilian staff and community partners. Certificates of appreciation, commendation and recognition [...]

Egelton gets to work on city communications

Egelton gets to work on city communications

By Chris Marchand A new City of Dryden staffer is setting her sights on improving the way the municipality communicates both internally and with the public. Strategic Initiatives and Communications Coordinator Stephanie Egelton hails from Southwestern [...]

Rickford jumps in while Campbell opts to not seek re-election in June

By Dryden Observer Staff Former federal politician Greg Rickford has thrown his hat into provincial politics, earning the Kenora Rainy-River Riding’s PC nomination for candidacy in the upcoming June election, Saturday in Dryden. Ontario Progressive Conservative [...]

Lock it or Lose it, say Dryden Police

Submitted The Dryden Police Service, the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police and the Insurance Bureau of Canada are partnering for the annual Lock It or Lose It Champaign. It’s a very busy time of year [...]

From one arena to another: Machin offers thanks to Dryden for Zamboni loan

From one arena to another: Machin offers thanks to Dryden for Zamboni loan

By Chris Marchand Sometimes it takes a whole village to keep the ice nice, and perhaps a few favours from the folks down the road. Machin’s Woodland Arena recently took possession of a new Olympia ice [...]

Rickford likely to be named provincial PC candidate

Rickford likely to be named provincial PC candidate

By Dryden Observer Staff It appears though a familiar face is returning to regional politics, but this time Greg Rickford will be trying to earn himself a seat in the provincial legislature. The news came via [...]

Syrian refugee sponsor groups recognized with ‘Building Bridges Award’

Syrian refugee sponsor groups recognized with ‘Building Bridges Award’

By Chris Marchand The Dryden Area Anti-Racism Network (DAARN) recognized the important work of two local groups dedicated to assisting refugee families from the war-torn Middle East re-settle in Canada. DAARN awarded members of both the [...]