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UPDATED: Remains revealed to be escaped psychiatric patient
By: chrismarchand - 04 May 2015 - 0 Comments

By Dryden Observer Staff Human remains found just west of Vermilion Bay have been revealed to be a man who went missing from a British Columbia psychiatric facility, nearly seven years ago. Despite ghoulish [...]

By: chrismarchand - 29 April 2015 - 0 Comments

Mine project enters public comment period By Chris Marchand While a local gold-mining project near Wabigoon has officially entered a one-month public comment period, a local stakeholders group is hoping to press the project [...]

By: chrismarchand - 29 April 2015 - 0 Comments

By Chris Marchand Kenora MP and Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford says his government’s 2015 budget brings Canadians’ tax burden to its lowest point in two generations. “A balanced budget and one that doesn’t [...]

By: chrismarchand - 29 April 2015 - 0 Comments

Dryden Observer Staff The City of Dryden will move forward with plans to close the Barclay Landfill site. The certificate of approval for the site was presented to the Township of Barclay in 1974. [...]

BUSINESS: New dos on Duke St.
By: chrismarchand - 29 April 2015 - 0 Comments

Jaimee Stemkoski opens Karli Thomas Salon By Michael Christianson A new hair salon in Dryden is offering a familiar feel in a modern setting. Jaimee Stemkoski opened up Karli Thomas Salon on April 1 [...]

By: chrismarchand - 29 April 2015 - 0 Comments

Submitted Thirty-one Far North First Nation communities have been invited to Frenchmen’s Head on April 30 and May 1, 2015, to find solutions to the food cost crisis plaguing remote northern communities. Frenchmen’s Head [...]

Council considers small tax increase
By: chrismarchand - 22 April 2015 - 0 Comments

True impact of debt has yet to manifest By Chris Marchand Pay now, or pay later? The old adage split Dryden city councillors down the middle as they mulled over a ‘cost-of-living’ tax increase [...]

By: chrismarchand - 22 April 2015 - 0 Comments

By Chris Marchand Challenges in accessing a qualified workforce is a prominent theme in a newly released survey that gauges the state of the regional business climate. Dryden District Chamber of Commerce Manager Gwen [...]

Faulty extension cord suspected in home blaze
By: chrismarchand - 22 April 2015 - 0 Comments

Submitted The Dryden Fire Service has completed the interviews and investigation into the Friday April 17, residential home structure fire loss on Sandy Beach Road. The origin of the fire was outside the home [...]

Emergency response leaders gather at Northwest Forum
By: chrismarchand - 22 April 2015 - 0 Comments

By Chris Marchand Be it weather, aging infrastructure or human error, recognizing the complex elements at play in a disaster is an imperfect science. Dryden’s Northwest Response Forum was built on the notion that [...]