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Teacher Goulet recognized as Catholic Leader

Teacher Goulet recognized as Catholic Leader

By Dryden Observer Staff The Northwest Catholic District School Board held a Celebration of Excellence on Friday night at the Best Western in Dryden. Teachers from across the region were honoured for their years of service [...]

Hockey lovers rally around DREAM project

Hockey lovers rally around DREAM project

By Michael Christianson  The DREAM (Dryden Recreation Extension And Modification) Project is working hard to raise money for renovations and updates to the Dryden Memorial Arena and they recently received funding from two local events. During [...]

Peacock to staff city economic development role

Peacock to staff city economic development role

By Michael Christianson The city of Dryden has filled another vacancy this week with the hiring of Tyler Peacock as the new Economic Development Manager. “With our vision of continuously trying to improve lives for our [...]

Mine project announces feasibility study

Mine project announces feasibility study

By Dryden Observer Staff A proposed gold mining operation just east of Dryden is hoping to wrap up a feasibility study that will guide a ‘production decision’ by the third quarter of 2018. Treasury Metals Inc. [...]

Shelter waiving fees in hopes of finding new homes for cats

Shelter waiving fees in hopes of finding new homes for cats

By Michael Christianson The Second Chance Pet Network is waiving fees in an effort to reduce the number of cats currently housed at the shelter on Wilson Road. Currently there are around 140 cats being house [...]

GALLERY: Powwow at Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation

GALLERY: Powwow at Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation

Wabigoon Lake First Nation put on their 33rd Annual Powwow over the long weekend. Despite some showers, the weekend consisted of dancing, feasting, family and traditions.  Photos by Michael Christianson [...]

Dryden OMNRF West Fire Centre to receive millions in upgrades

By Michael Christianson At the reopening of Thunder Bay’s forest fire management base Kathryn McGarry, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry announced that Dryden’s base would be the next to receive upgrades. “The construction will involve [...]

CT Scan Fund gets  $120K boost from local business

CT Scan Fund gets $120K boost from local business

Wilson’s Business Solutions’ Sheila Wilson and staff present Dryden Regional Health Centre Foundation’s Andrew Skene with a commitment of $120,000 last week. The local business chose the charity for its potential to directly impact local citizens’ [...]

Mixed messages emerging from Ring Of Fire road announcement

By Chris Marchand In the week since Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced the province’s endorsement of an East-West route to the far north ‘Ring Of Fire’ mining area, regional municipal leaders are split over how to [...]

Beyak ready for new role on council

By Michael Christianson Former Interim CAO and soon to be city councillor Nick Beyak is excited to once again serve the city of Dryden. Beyak says that Dryden has been good to him and his family [...]