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FedNor bucks for Wabigoon Hall

By Dryden Observer Staff The busy Wabigoon Hall has some upgrades in store. FedNor announced May 18, funding of $27,685 to enable the Local Services Board of Wabigoon to make improvements to its Memorial Hall. Operated [...]

Path of the Paddle faces major re-route

Path of the Paddle faces major re-route

  By Chris Marchand Dryden paddlers are doing their best to keep our community part of The Path of the Paddle — Northwestern Ontario’s answer to the Trans-Canada Trail. Citing concerns over effects on traditional wild [...]

HST to be added to city user fees in 2018

By Dryden Observer Staff During the recent audit of the City’s 2016 Financial Statement, the auditors at BDO identified an issue with regards to the treatment of HST on user fees. The city of Dryden has [...]

Dryden Bible Quizzers earn high regard at Caronport

Dryden Bible Quizzers earn high regard at Caronport

  Submitted Bible Quizzing is an exciting mental and physical sport, testing recall ability, jumping speed, and strategy. There has been Bible Quizzing in Dryden for 15 years but in the last 5 years the club [...]

Strong turnout to oppose Fire Hall closure

  By Michael Christianson The Centre was full on May 9 but it wasn’t music or a play that brought people out that evening, it was the potential closure of Fire Hall #2. City council’s recommendation [...]

City to look at OPP costing

By Dryden Observer Staff After years of debate on the issue, The City of Dryden is taking steps forward to investigate a cost proposal from the Ontario Provincial Police to provide local policing. The matter came [...]

Emergency training at the airport

Emergency training at the airport

By Michael Christianson A plane has crashed at the Dryden airport! That was the scenario emergency workers and city staff had to contend with during a training exercise last week. The scene on the ground looked [...]

Shock Treatment – PARTY Program delves deeper into the aftermath of alcohol-related trauma

Shock Treatment – PARTY Program delves deeper into the aftermath of alcohol-related trauma

  By Sarah McCarthy An audience of students, staff and community members attended a mock disaster at Dryden High School last Wednesday. It was a team effort of local emergency units, the Grade 12 Leadership class [...]

Ticked off – Northwestern Health Unit aims to raise awareness for tick bite prevention strategies

By Michael Christianson While citizens of northwestern Ontario are out in the bush this summer, enjoying the lands and scenery they love, one thing they need to keep in mind are those tiny blood suckers, ticks. [...]

Camp owners meet in Waldhof

By Chris Marchand On the cusp of a new tourist season, Kenora District Camp Owners Association (KDCA) members got together, May 5, at the Waldhof Hall to discuss issues of importance to the local industry. Throughout [...]