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Beyak stands ground on residential school comments

By Chris Marchand Senator Lynn Beyak stood her ground last week after comments she made to the Senate on Canada’s Residential School System drew sharp criticism, demands for her resignation as well as her removal from [...]

Carbon monoxide alarm saves Arbourjade resident

Carbon monoxide alarm saves Arbourjade resident

  By Dryden Observer Staff Oxdrift firefighters are crediting a carbon monoxide alarm for averting a bad situation for some residents of Arbourjade Trailer Park. Oxdrift Fire responded to a report of a carbon monoxide alarm [...]

The Dressurection – Local social worker looking for a deserving youth to pass on prom dress

The Dressurection – Local social worker looking for a deserving youth to pass on prom dress

By Michael Christianson Prom and graduation is quickly approaching and while many high school students dream of a magical night not everyone can afford all the costs associated with the event; one local social worker is [...]

Need a lift? – MyLift Specialized Transit Service reviews their first six months

By Michael Christianson City Clerk Debra Kincaid and Community Transportation Coordinator Erin Wiedenhoeft presented to Council at the Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday evening. The pair was there to update council on the MyLift [...]

Library usage numbers up over previous year

By Dryden Observer Staff Chief librarian Dayna DeBenedet and Library Chair Lucille Ayers presented their 2016 annual report to council last night on behalf of the library. It was another impressive year at the library as [...]

Unfiltered: Local teens talk underage drinking and party pressure

Reckless Revival: Part Four in a Series on Youth Drinking and Impaired Driving Throughout this extended examination of local youth culture in all its dangers and complexity, one set of voices has been missing from the [...]

Region’s youth mental health stats alarming

By Chris Marchand The authors of a new report say that it’s time to bring the stigmatized subject of mental health into the larger health and wellness discussion for the sake of the region’s youth. Prepared [...]

Where’s the 937?

By Michael Christianson The recently released yellow pages for Dryden-Kenora and area had one glaring omission when Brian McDonald opened the new book, no 937 phone numbers were listed; which meant those on the outskirts of [...]

End of regular season in sight for Ice Dogs

  By Dryden Observer Staff With the number one seed in the SIJHL Playoffs secure the Dryden GM Ice Dogs can see the end of the regular season in their sights. On Saturday the Dogs were [...]

Politics and Pizza: Kenora MP meets with Dryden Young Professionals

Politics and Pizza: Kenora MP meets with Dryden Young Professionals

  Submitted by Catherine Kiewning On Tuesday, February 28th seven members of the Dryden Area Young Professionals Network (DAYPN) met with Member of Parliament for the Kenora Riding, Bob Nault to talk about immigration, the environment, [...]