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Wildhaber hopes to fund camp visit with Internet fundraising campaign
By: chrismarchand - 07 October 2015 - 0 Comments

By Michael Christianson Cindy Wildhaber is making her way in the world. She is in her second year of a two-year program at Algonquin College studying Executive Office Administration. She plays hockey and she [...]

Mental Health Awareness Week: Bipolar disorder sufferer credits her salvation to local CMHA peer support group
By: chrismarchand - 07 October 2015 - 0 Comments

By Chris Marchand “The only ‘normal’ I’ve ever known is on my washing machine,” jokes Loretta Mahoney. For the bipolar disorder sufferer the long road to managing her mental illness has been fraught with [...]

By: chrismarchand - 07 October 2015 - 0 Comments

A series of questions presented to Kenora Riding candidates in the 2015 Federal Election. Immigration:  With youth out-migration and an aging workforce shaping the demographics of the sparsely populated Kenora Riding, do you believe [...]

RECAP: All-Candidates Forum
By: chrismarchand - 01 October 2015 - 0 Comments

By Michael Christianson The Dryden Chamber of Commerce and the Dryden Young Professionals Network hosted an all candidates forum at The Centre in Dryden on Sept. 30. On stage for the debate was Conservative [...]

If you can’t beat ‘em: Nuttall begins MPAC role as northern liasion
By: chrismarchand - 30 September 2015 - 0 Comments

By Michael Christianson The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) has hired Dryden’s former Mayor Craig Nuttall; his official title is strategic liaison for Northern Ontario – municipal and stakeholders relations. Nuttall says the problem [...]

Lunar eclipse an interesting spectacle
By: chrismarchand - 30 September 2015 - 0 Comments

By Dryden Observer Staff Skywatchers spread out in search of dark skies, Sunday as a rare celestial event unfolded. Government dock was a popular viewing point to witness a total lunar eclipse, combined with [...]

By: chrismarchand - 30 September 2015 - 0 Comments

By Dryden Observer Staff The 2015 federal election is too close to call and on Sept. 30 Dryden will get the chance to meet their candidates, ask questions and see where the candidates and [...]

Garden extras a welcome sight at Dryden Food Bank
By: chrismarchand - 30 September 2015 - 0 Comments

By Michael Christianson With harvest season in full swing the Dryden Food Bank is receiving fresh produce to go to those in need. “It’s a nice change,” said food bank manager Keith Grant. “I [...]

School ‘just a piece of the puzzle’, says FNMI grad coach
By: chrismarchand - 30 September 2015 - 0 Comments

By Chris Marchand An initiative designed to close the achievement gap between self-identified First Nations students and the rest of the student body is showing some positive results after a year at Dryden High [...]

Reading between the periods: Dryden GM Ice Dogs team up to help kids with their reading
By: chrismarchand - 30 September 2015 - 0 Comments

By Michael Christianson The Dryden GM Ice Dogs are partnering with Domtar this season to get more children interested in reading with their Teaming up to Read campaign. “Teaming up to Read is all [...]