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No full lakes to be used in upcoming oil spill studies, say Experimental Lakes Area researchers

By Michael Christianson The Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) is planning to do a simulated oil spill this summer to better understand the effects on fresh water. The study will add crude oil and diluted bitumen to [...]

Sudden deaths in Kenora under investigation by OPP

Submitted On March 31, 2018,     at approximately 2:40 p.m., members of the Kenora Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a sudden death at a residence on Hawk Lake Road in Kenora. Officers [...]

Remillard resigns as city’s CAO

Remillard resigns as city’s CAO

By Dryden Observer Staff The City of Dryden is looking for a new CAO after it was announced, Monday, that Ernie Remillard has resigned his post.  “We are saddened to hear of Mr. Remillard’s resignation as Chief [...]

Power project gets $1.6 billion

Federal and provincial governments announce funding to connect Far North communities to grid power By Dryden Observer Staff An Indigenous-led electrical transmission project with its sights on pushing grid power into Ontario’s Far North has received [...]

Fibre network expected to be in place for 2019

Fibre network expected to be in place for 2019

By Chris Marchand Dryden’s Internet users were tantalized last week by Tbaytel’s announcement that it will offer local customers access to a new fibre-optic network in about a year’s time. Fibre-optic networks offer advantages in the [...]

More boreholes in store as NWMO continues to examine Ignace as potential site for repository

More boreholes in store as NWMO continues to examine Ignace as potential site for repository

By Michael Christianson Ignace remains as one of five communities still being considered by The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) as a site where Canada’s used nuclear fuel can be safely contained and isolated in a [...]

Grassy Narrows mercury activists stage vigil

Grassy Narrows mercury activists stage vigil

By Chris Marchand Members of Grassy Narrows First Nation and their supporters travelled to what they believe to be the source of much suffering and strife for their community, setting up a vigil next to the [...]

Amarok Society Founder speaks at DHS

Amarok Society Founder speaks at DHS

By Michael Christianson Teach a mother, change the world. This is the message behind the Amarok Society a Canadian charity founded by Dr. Tanyss Munro and her husband, Gem Munro. Gem Munro spoke to a captivated [...]

‘Living Classroom’ to address local shortage of PSWs

‘Living Classroom’ to address local shortage of PSWs

Submitted Confederation College alongside healthcare partners District of Kenora Home for the Aged (DKH), Patricia Region Senior Services Inc. (PRSS) and ParaMed announced the introduction of an innovative curriculum delivery model to the Dryden community. Together [...]

Snow Drags wrap up season with third event

Snow Drags wrap up season with third event

By Michael Christianson Wabigoon Lake was once again buzzing for the Dryden Drag Racing Association’s (DDRA) final event of the season but organizers are already looking forward to more. March 24 was the third and final [...]