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Treasurer advises changes to city’s vacant unit tax relief program

By Michael Christianson At Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting Dryden Treasurer Steven Lansdell-Roll asked council whether the City of Dryden should investigate the merits of revising or eliminating the Vacant Unit Rebate Program.  The City [...]

Health Unit says cases of Mumps found in region

Submitted The Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) has been notified of cases of mumps in some communities in the region. Mumps is a viral illness that can be prevented by vaccination. There is no treatment for mumps. [...]

Pucks and politics at Lil’ Bands 2018

Pucks and politics at Lil’ Bands 2018

By Chris Marchand They arrived from all corners of Ontario’s Far North, 66 hockey teams who played an impressive 182 game schedule that was the 2018 Lil’ Bands Native Youth Hockey Tournament. A feat of scheduling, [...]

Lil’ Bands tournament draws 66 teams

Lil’ Bands tournament draws 66 teams

By Chris Marchand Eager players from Cat Lake and Muskrat Dam buzzed with nervous energy on the ice surface while the dignitaries did their thing at centre ice, opening a huge week for youth hockey in [...]

Regional communities grapple with impending marijuana legalization

Regional communities grapple with impending marijuana legalization

By Jennifer Parsons With the legalization of marijuana just around the corner, municipal and regional leaders say they have continuing concerns over how the federal and provincial governments plan to keep the substance out of the [...]

Seniors housing project moving to investor model

By Dryden Observer Staff The long-running Pine Ridge Seniors Housing Co-Op effort is tearing itself down, in order to reform in a manner more friendly to potential developers. “The housing co-op has folded, but the senior-friendly [...]

DRHC at work on temporary fix for CT Scan unit

By Michael Christianson The CT scanner at the hospital is currently not operational but a temporary solution is now being worked on. Dryden Regional Health Centre Chief Executive Officer Wade Petranik says that while the ongoing [...]

Workforce challenges facing forest sector: Domtar’s Forestlands Manager updates Rotary Club on state of the industry

Workforce challenges facing forest sector: Domtar’s Forestlands Manager updates Rotary Club on state of the industry

By Michael Christianson An update on the workforce and operations were just a few things that Domtar Forestlands Manager Jack Harrison shared at a recent Rotary Club meeting. Domtar saw an increase in production in 2017 [...]

Wolverine featured at Trappers workshop

Wolverine featured at Trappers workshop

By Michael Christianson Last weekend hunters, trappers and enthusiasts gathered at the Agricultural Centre for the Dryden Trappers Council annual workshop and this year featured an animal most in attendance had never come across before, a [...]

Former Drydenite Woodworth helping us rethink our relationship with water

Former Drydenite Woodworth helping us rethink our relationship with water

By Michael Christianson The group from Waterlution is asking Canadians to think about their relationship with water and how issues such as access and pollution affect us all. Former Drydenite Stephanie Woodworth took the First Place [...]