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Commission outlines new far north ridings

By Chris Marchand A final report from The Far North Electoral Boundaries Commission recommends the formation of two additional far north provincial electoral districts in an effort to make political representation more manageable for both elected [...]

Buster’s BBQ plan rebuild

By Michael Christianson Last October Natalie Welniak and her husband Stosh were all wrapped up for the season at Buster’s Barbeque and were starting to make plans for their tenth season in business. They got their [...]

Quick response to grass fire

By Dryden Observer Staff Dryden’s Acting Fire Chief praised the efforts of MNRF aircraft and ground crews in helping to quickly contain a grass fire in the Barclay area, Sunday. Located some distance south of Hwy. [...]

Chamber’s downtown business contest down to 12 finalists

By Michael Christianson The Win This Space – Dryden contest is heating up and the Dryden District Chamber of Commerce has been overwhelmed with positive feedback. The contest that launched last month was designed to attract [...]

OPP lay murder charges in Wapekeka over death of 30 year-old KI woman

Submitted On Sunday, August 6, 2017, at approximately 10:30am police were called to a residence on Church Road in Wapekeka First Nation. Upon arrival Rosalyn Boyce (30) of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation was discovered deceased. Charged [...]

Work Begins on the new Hoshizaki House

Work Begins on the new Hoshizaki House

By Michael Christianson The Hoshizaki House Dryden District Crisis Shelter took its first steps towards a new facility by tearing down the old one last week. Chair of the Board of Directors Tom Wood says the [...]

Dryden officer charged in Thunder Bay

by Michael Christianson Dryden police are refusing the release the name of their veteran officer who was arrested and charged last month. On June 18, 2017, a thirteen-year veteran of the Dryden Police Service was involved [...]

Mayor asking for citizens help with deer issue

By Michael Christianson Ever since Greg Wilson took over as the mayor of Dryden one complaint in town has stayed consistent, what to do about the deer in the city. Recently the city of Dryden put [...]

MPAC visit does little to ease tension

By Michael Christianson A recent visit by MPAC to the Dryden city council chambers gave a frustrated council a chance to voice their concerns over the assessment process that has put financial strain on the city. [...]

Fire Hall #2 will stay

By Dryden Observer Staff Dryden City Council worked well into the night on Monday to discuss and decide on some pressing issues. Perhaps of the greatest importance is the issue of Fire Hall #2, which lies [...]