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Screen for Life coach returns to with new look, expanded services

Screen for Life coach returns to with new look, expanded services

Submitted The Screen for Life Coach is on the road again, returning to a full travel season in 2017. The mobile health screening service, that provides breast, cervical and colon cancer screening, visits more than 70 [...]

GALLERY: Days of Summer begins

GALLERY: Days of Summer begins

Dryden Fire Rescue Deputy Fire Chief Ryan Murrell guides a young participant through the final stage of a fun fireman’s training course at the first Dryden Days of Summer Event, July 6 on King St. The [...]

New curator at museum

By Michael Christianson The doors of the Dryden and District Museum have reopened and new curator Bethany Waite has hit the ground running. After an exhibit of artwork by Open Roads Fine Arts Students, the Museum [...]

Commission proposes two new electoral districts for far north

By Dryden Observer Staff The Far North Electoral Boundaries Commission has released a preliminary report proposing two additional electoral districts within the geographic areas of Kenora—Rainy River and Timmins—James Bay, for a total of four electoral districts [...]

Province commits $85 million for river cleanup

MOECC pressuring Domtar to get involved in mill site search for ongoing contamination By Chris Marchand An effort to clean up mercury contamination in the Wabigoon/English River system is moving forward with the announcement of $85 [...]

OEB and Hydro One discuss rate changes

OEB and Hydro One discuss rate changes

By Michael Christianson Last week Hydro One and the Ontario Energy Board were in Dryden as part of their ongoing community meetings but only a handful of ratepayers showed up to the meeting at the Legion. [...]

Friendship Centre hosts vigil for missing/murdered Indigenous women

Friendship Centre hosts vigil for missing/murdered Indigenous women

By Michael Christianson With rain on the way the candlelight vigil for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women that was to be held at Cooper Park was moved to the Dryden Native Friendship Centre but it was [...]

FEATURE: The Rainmakers — MNRF studying air tanker effectiveness

FEATURE: The Rainmakers — MNRF studying air tanker effectiveness

By Chris Marchand Dryden Regional Airport played host to an impressive spectacle of aviation in the name of science last week. Researchers from the Canadian Forest Service and FP Innovations teamed up with hosts The Ministry [...]

City of Dryden welcomes new animal control/bylaw officer

Submitted The Dryden Police Service are welcoming a new Animal Control/Bylaw Enforcement Officer, Cody Fedorchuk. The Animal/Bylaw Enforcement Hours of Operation will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 am to 4pm as well as Tuesday [...]

OPINION: Energy Minister sorts out mixed messages around Hydro costs

By Glenn Thibeault Ontario Minister of Energy When we introduced Ontario’s Fair Hydro Plan in March, our government committed to fundamentally restructuring the system to deliver the biggest cut to electricity rates in Ontario’s history.  I’m [...]