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By: chrismarchand - 19 November 2014 - 0 Comments

By Chris Marchand It wasn’t supposed to be much of a meeting — maybe a chance for a few outgoing lame-duck councillors to say a farewell. Instead, their Chief Administrative Officer beat them to [...]

By: chrismarchand - 12 November 2014 - 0 Comments

By Chris Marchand There’s a reason why Dryden Eagles senior boys volleyball squads have earned an almost perennial position amongst the top ‘AA’ volleyball squads at the annual provincial high school championships despite hailing [...]

By: chrismarchand - 12 November 2014 - 0 Comments

By Samantha Hawkins Thirty elected officials from municipalities and First Nation communities across the Rainy River District travelled 1,800 kilometers to meet with NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and Kenora-Rainy River MPP Sarah Campbell at [...]

Health Unit survey shows student nutrition lacking
By: chrismarchand - 12 November 2014 - 0 Comments

By Chris Marchand Move over alcohol, tobacco and drugs, the Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) has added sedentary lifestyles and poor nutrition as key health challenge facing the region’s high school aged youth. Students were [...]

BUSINESS: Schneider passes veterinary torch to partner Springett
By: chrismarchand - 12 November 2014 - 0 Comments

By Samantha Hawkins For anyone with a pet, farm or passion for animals, the local Veterinary offices become like family and over the years Dr. Clayton Schneider has developed Dryden Veterinary Services on Highway [...]

By: chrismarchand - 12 November 2014 - 0 Comments

By Dryden Observer Staff The Ontario government has passed legislation building on the existing Family Medical Leave and strengthens job security for families, allowing people to take three new leaves of absence to care [...]

By: chrismarchand - 12 November 2014 - 0 Comments

By Samantha Hawkins Ontario, with an initial investment of $95.7 million, will raise the eligibility threshold for legal aid services by six percent a year for the next three years, effectively increasing the number [...]

Police chief moving on
By: chrismarchand - 12 November 2014 - 0 Comments

Working with city to address costs   an important part of term as chief, says Rob Davis By Samantha Hawkins Everything happens for a reason, and the driving force that brought Chief of Police, [...]

By: chrismarchand - 12 November 2014 - 0 Comments

By Dryden Observer Staff The Dryden Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are investigating a fatal motor vehicle collision that occurred on Hwy. 17 approximately five kilometres west of Vermilion Bay near Nixon Lake. The crash [...]

By: chrismarchand - 12 November 2014 - 0 Comments

By Chris Marchand Some early electioneering was in the air this past week as the Harper government laid out a plan to implement new tax measures it says will benefit working families. Potential changes [...]