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School projects earn funding

By Dryden Observer Staff Open Roads and New Prospect Schools fared well in a recent online voting contest hosted by Tbaytel, earning cash for ongoing recreational projects. The schools were among five regional schools identified by [...]

GALLERY: We Will Remember Them — Remembrance Day Ceremonies in Dryden

GALLERY: We Will Remember Them — Remembrance Day Ceremonies in Dryden

Images from a snowy 2017 Remembrance Day ceremonies at Royal Canadian Branch #63 and at the Dryden Cenotaph, Saturday Nov. 11. Young and old alike took a chance to reflect on the sacrifice of those who [...]

NWMO begins drilling program near Ignace

NWMO begins drilling program near Ignace

Submitted The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) began drilling to obtain core samples at a potential deep geological repository site for the safe long-term management of Canada’s used nuclear fuel, last week. Initial Borehole drilling and core [...]

Growing number of food insecure families makes case for guaranteed income, says Health Unit

Submitted The situation of food insecurity – struggling to put food on the table due to financial constraints – is a reality for 3,900 people in Northwestern Ontario.  According to an annual food costing survey conducted [...]

MP Nault: NAFTA delegation gains perspective on importance of trade agreement to U.S.

By Michael Christianson Kenora MP Bob Nault, who heads the House of Commons foreign affairs committee, led an all-party delegation of Canadian parliamentarians south of the border last week for meetings with their legislative counterparts, first [...]

Man charged with four counts of arson after rash of structure fires in Oxdrift

Submitted  On Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at approximately 11:37 a.m. members of the Dryden Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to investigate a shed fire on Highway 605, Eton Township (West of Dryden).  [...]

Campbell cautiously optimistic of new Far North ridings

By Michael Christianson With the formation of two new ridings in northern Ontario current MPP Sarah Campbell will see her riding of Kenora-Rainy River made smaller, reducing her constituents.  Although many questions remain regarding how the [...]

City website update sparks photo contest

City website update sparks photo contest

By Chris Marchand The City of Dryden is using a photo contest to seek out some sharp new images that will help them in a major redesign of their website. The Community Development and Administration departments [...]

WE REMEMBER: Local researcher uncovers father-in-law’s brush with WWII history

WE REMEMBER: Local researcher uncovers father-in-law’s brush with WWII history

By Chris Marchand “It’s not every day you find out your father-in-law flew some of the highest-ranking Germans to the surrender of World War II,” says Jim Vandermeer, breaking into a laugh. The Dryden resident has [...]

New Prospect student cuts hair for great causes

New Prospect student cuts hair for great causes

By Michael Christianson When Julia Wrostad was four years old she donated 12 inches of her hair to make wigs for people going through cancer treatments and those suffering from other diseases where they have lost [...]