March 2018

Motion To Hold Public Meeting With Dryden Firefighters Association Voted Down

Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018 21:15 PM

It was a crowded house at City Hall as the Dryden Firefighters Association made a presentation to City Council and request another meeting with city officials.

The motion brought forward by Councillor Mary Trist to discuss continuing dialogue and hold more meetings was supported by Councillor Roger Valley but was voted down by Councillors Nick Beyak, Martin MacKinnon, John Carlucci and Mayor Greg Wilson during the meeting.

National Impaired Driving Prevention Week In Canada

Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018 13:11 PM

This week marks the first ever National Impaired Driving Prevention Week in Canada.

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says in a statement that we must do better because four Canadians die every day in a collision involving alcohol or drugs.

Goodale says they're working with the RCMP to support road safety efforts related to impaired driving by alcohol, drug, fatigue and distraction.

They're also working with provincial and territorial partners, along with road safety advocates to help raise awareness about impaired driving dangers.

Sioux Lookout OPP Need Help To Identify Man

Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018 12:50 PM

Provincial Police in Sioux Lookout are asking for the public's assistance to identify an individual.

Police say they hope to speak with the man in the picture in relation to an ongoing theft investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sioux Lookout OPP at 1-807-737-2020 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a tip on line at

Dryden Fire Service Responds To Gas Leak On Whyte Avenue

Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018 12:22 PM

The Dryden Fire Service is reminding the public to be careful around natural gas meters while clearing snow.

Firefighters say they were dispatched along with Union Gas to a natural gas leak at 51 Whyte Avenue Sunday evening at around 9:05pm.

The Fire Service assisted Police in evacuating buildings on Whyte Avenue, Duke Street and Princess Street while also entering the building to ensure there was no build up of natural gas.

Eventually Union Gas secured the meter and were able to shut off the gas leak.

Dryden Rotary Club Supports Regional Programs And Supports

Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018 11:57 AM

Four regional organizations are getting financial assistance under the Dryden Rotary Charity Foundation 'Community' mandate.

Spokesperson Rena Madden says they are supporting the Ear Falls Community Health Centre Helipad Fencing project.

The Mary Berglund Community Health Centre is receiving 7-grand to support three youth programs.

The money comes from Rotary Radio Bingo on CKDR.

Here is the complete list of the money given:

Horwath Reveals Election Platform

Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018 11:53 AM

NDP leader Andrea Horwath is revealing some of her election platform.

It includes universal dental care and pharmacare programs, lower hydro rates and converting student loans into grants.

Horwath says New Democrats are offering change for the better.

"We don't have to settle for bad or worse. This time in this election, Ontario's New Democrats are offering change for the better."

Horwath says other parts of the platform will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Ontario Regional Chief Pleased With Federal Government Efforts

Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018 10:59 AM

Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day is pleased the Federal government is committed to renew the relationship between Canada and Indigenous people.

Day says the Liberals have promised a new partnership based on recognition of rights, mutual respect and cooperation.

Speaking in Dryden, Day acknowledges that he does have concerns saying First Nations need to be careful going into this and look at the timelines as the Liberal Government will be trying to get this in before their term is over.

Full Schedule For Dryden Council Meeting Tonight

Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018 10:55 AM

The latest on the Dryden Fire Fire Fighters dispute will highlight discussions at Council tonight, but there will another topic may grab some attention.

George's Taxi is asking Council to consider allowing another two tags for their use to continue service in the community.

In a notice to the City, George's says wait times on busy days can be up to 30-minutes or more and there is an increased demand for out of town trips.

The company is also asking rates to be raised by 14-percent, with a drop rate of 5-dollars and 25-cents and 2-dollars and 60-cents per kilometre.

Rickford Ready For Next Provincial Election

Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018 10:38 AM

Not a lot of activity in the Kenora-Rainy River riding, less than three month away from a provincial election.

Right now, Greg Rickford is the only confirmed candidate who has stepped forward to replace MPP Sarah Campbell, who has announced she won't seek re-election for the NDP.

With the PC party finally on the same page, Rickford says he's ready to go saying they'll relaunch their campaign and celebrate the achievements of their past and what they have to look forward to.

Children Invited To Name New RCMP Foals

Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018 07:08 AM

The RCMP is once again looking for help from children across the country to name the foal.

Twelve foals will be born this spring at the RCMP breeding farm in Ontario and they need names for each one of them.

All names must begin with the letter "P"  and must be submitted by the end of April.

Winning names will be chosen in May.

Entries must meet the following criteria: