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City Council lukewarm on CT Scan request

By Michael Christianson Dryden Regional Health Centre Fundraising Coordinator Chuck Schmitt spoke to council on Monday night seeking a commitment from the city for $50,000 over four years to the CT Scan Renewal Fund. The current [...]

Adams overwhelmed by support following emergency amputation

Adams overwhelmed by support following emergency amputation

  By Michael Christianson  In the late afternoon of August 19th, George Adams was brought to the Dryden Regional Health Centre (DRHC) to check an infection on his right foot.  Upon arrival to the DRHC, George [...]

Police Service Chief delivers annual report

Calls for service up in 2016, domestic violence calls down, break and enters on the rise By Dryden Observer Staff The Dryden Police Service delivered their 2016 Annual Report to Council a little later than expected. [...]

EDITORIAL: Beyak’s message drawn from the darkest corners of the settler psyche

By Chris Marchand It’s obvious that Senator Lynn Beyak persists on her chosen path because she has no shortage of people telling her she’s got it right. Not very many are prepared to admit that in [...]

New Fitness Centre steam room popular

New Fitness Centre steam room popular

By Chris Marchand Dryden Pool and Fitness Centre users have a new way to unwind after a workout. The facility recently fired up a new steam room which was installed during the June shutdown, replacing the [...]

Province to model pot sales after LCBO

Province to model pot sales after LCBO

By Michael Christianson The Ontario Government released its framework for the legalization of cannabis earlier this month and many have been critical of the proposed plan. Under the guidelines The LCBO will oversee the legal retail [...]

Wabigoon Public School Reunion, Saturday Sept. 23

By Dryden Observer Staff The closure of Wabigoon Public School in 2008 was a blow to the small community that’s still being felt to this day. The residents of Wabigoon and former students of the school [...]

OPP costing committee begins process

By Dryden Observer Staff On June 22, 2017 Council approved the process for Administration to pursue a costing estimate from the Ontario Provincial Police. On September 6 the eight members costing committee met for the first time. [...]

INAC ministry split separating politics from services

Local Senator Lynn Beyak emerges with more controversial rhetoric By Chris Marchand Regional leaders are feeling mostly positive toward the federal government’s recent move to split Indigenous and Northern Affairs of Canada (INAC) ministry into separate [...]

Urban deer committee examines options

By Dryden Observer Staff Over the past number of years Dryden has experienced a large influx in the population of deer and Council requested that a Committee be created to make a recommendation on what to [...]