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By: chrismarchand - 21 November 2013 - 0 Comments

By Jon Thompson Although Dryden Fire Chief Ken Kurz is willing to undertake an assessment of the city’s fire services, he added fuel to the fire regarding the potential for reduced services in his [...]

By: chrismarchand - 20 November 2013 - 0 Comments

By Jon Thompson The light at the end of Dryden’s financial tunnel may be coming from above. Investing in solar energy could net the city $2 million over two decades, according to Dryden’s Operational [...]

By: chrismarchand - 20 November 2013 - 0 Comments

Municipally-run campground turned $5,000 profit in 2013 By Jon Thompson City Council will renew its partnership with the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) to continue supporting Aaron Provincial Park. The arrangement makes the MNR [...]

By: chrismarchand - 20 November 2013 - 0 Comments

By Jon Thompson Aboriginal students are graduating from high school in four years at a rate nearly 30 per cent less than their non-Aboriginal counterparts. The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board released the non-Aboriginal graduation [...]

By: chrismarchand - 20 November 2013 - 0 Comments

By Jon Thompson Beginning on Dec. 2, both public and Catholic schools in the Northwest will deploy video camera surveillance. The province committed $3,100 to each school for what it dubs “Safe Welcome Systems,” [...]

By: chrismarchand - 20 November 2013 - 0 Comments

By Jon Thompson Based on the success of integrating Grade 7 and 8 students into Beaver Brae Secondary School in Kenora, Dryden High School is now undergoing a study to determine whether the benefits [...]

By: chrismarchand - 14 November 2013 - 0 Comments

By Jon Thompson Refinancing debt, closing the fire station in the former township of Barclay and buying into alternative energy are a few options City Council will be considering as the vision of consultants [...]

By: chrismarchand - 13 November 2013 - 0 Comments

By Jon Thompson Dryden has hired a northern “leader” to take the city’s reins as its chief administrative officer. André Larabie will step into the municipality’s top job on Nov. 18 to work in [...]

Five perish, two survive in Bearskin crash
By: chrismarchand - 13 November 2013 - 0 Comments

From the Northern Sun News A 50-year old female and a 29-year old male, both from Winnipeg, are the sole survivors of a plane crash near Red Lake, Nov. 10 Five deceased have been [...]

By: chrismarchand - 13 November 2013 - 0 Comments

By Jon Thompson Ontario’s environmental commissioner doubts forestry was ever intended to fall under the Endangered Species Act. In a critical Nov. 6 report entitled Laying Siege To The Last Line Of Defence, Gord [...]



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