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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 [...]

Efforts continue on local dialysis project

By Chris Marchand While a townhall meeting to discuss the need for local dialysis services drew a capacity crowd in February, little has been heard since of efforts that continue behind the scenes to define the [...]

Local NHL alumni come together for July 26 arena fundraiser

By Michael Christianson Ten Years ago Chris Pronger brought the Stanley Cup home to Dryden. This summer Chris will be joined by brother Sean and other guests to help raise funds for the Dryden Memorial Arena. [...]

More fire resources headed to B.C.

By Dryden Observer Staff As the wildfire situation escalates in British Columbia, so has Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s response to calls for aid There are 255 personnel from Ontario in British Columbia. Ontario [...]

Stewardship Junior Rangers helping to keep trails open

Stewardship Junior Rangers helping to keep trails open

By Dryden Observer Staff It’s amazing what a few strong backs and some youthful enthusiasm can accomplish. The Dryden Ghost Riders Mountain Bike Club, Ghost Lake Trails Alliance and the many who use the Ghost/Mavis Lake trail [...]

Knox takes Senior Men’s Open golf title

Knox takes Senior Men’s Open golf title

Eagles’ Landing owner Rob Alderdice (right) congratulates Dryden Senior Men’s Open Champion Ron Knox over the weekend. Know took the title with a winning score of 76 over 18 holes.    Photo submitted 2017 Senior Men’s [...]

Kids and Cops Fishing Derby

Kids and Cops Fishing Derby

Close to 100 kids lined the Government Dock on Saturday for the annual Bob Izumi-Canadian Tire Kids and Cops Day. Young anglers enjoyed the weather and took home prizes.     Photo by Michael Christianson 2017 Kids [...]

The Wild northWest: Fread autobiography a page-turning look at the once lawless world of bush aviation

The Wild northWest: Fread autobiography a page-turning look at the once lawless world of bush aviation

By Chris Marchand Ray Fread opens his book with perhaps the most perfect preface in the history of literature devoted to bush aviation. “There was a time when the best pilot was the one who could [...]

Ontario fire crews deployed to assist in B.C. fire effort

By Dryden Observer Staff The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is responding to a call for aid from British Columbia to assist with a worsening wildfire situation in Western Canada. Ontario has received a [...]

Chamber contest looking for the right fit for downtown rental spaces

By Dryden Observer Staff It’s a creative way to address a high vacancy rate in Dryden’s downtown and perhaps spur some local entrepreneurship. The Dryden District Chamber of Commerce, together with the City of Dryden and [...]