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Cigarette seizure near Dryden

Officers with the Dryden OPP detachment seized about $75,000 worth of unmarked cigarettes. They stopped a vehicle at around 5:15 p.m. for a Highway Traffic Act offence on Hwy. 17, in Wainwright…

Community’s voice heard at OPP costing consultation

Councillors with the City of Dryden are now able to take in insight from the community regarding the OPP Costing Proposal as they head towards their May 28 decision deadline. The city hosted a public…

Local schools ‘building bridges’ towards cultural inclusion

Local educators have been recognized for their work to enhance diversity, respect and cultural awareness in local schools. The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board was presented with the Leonard…

Over $3,300 for Dryden Food Bank

Staff with Dryden’s Safeway are thanking the public for all of their donations over the holiday season, as staff raised $3,398.35 to help support the Dryden Food Bank. Nationally, Safeway raised $2.7…

OPP investigating Pikangikum homicide

The OPP is continuing to investigate a homicide in Pikangikum First Nation, 10 years following the death. On March 22, 2009, 33-year-old Judy Ann Quill of Pikangikum was last seen leaving a family…

$128,000 in drugs seized

Officers in Dryden have pulled over $128,000 of illegal drugs off of local streets, following the execution of a search warrant in Dryden. On March 21, 2019, at approximately 11 a.m., officers with…

Emergency crews responding to fire at Oxdrift trailer park

Fire crews from Oxdrift and Dryden are responding to a fire at a the Chomitsa trailer park off Highway 17 in Oxdrift. Natural gas is reportedly feeding the fire. Union gas, Hydro One, the Treaty…

Emergency repairs cause road closure

The City of Dryden is advising the public that Kennedy Road at Grand Trunk Avenue will be closed today until 5 p.m., as crews work to complete emergency repairs to the watermain. Throughout the…

Police target, charge distracted drivers

Police are reminding residents to focus on the roads, not their phones. OPP officers across the North West Region recently completed a distracted driving enforcement blitz, taking place between March…

Pothole season is here

Spring is in the air, and with the shift from winter snow plowing to snow melting, conditions are perfect for potholes to form. Moisture seeps into the pavement and sub-base, freezes, expands and…

Assault in Dryden leads to arrest

Dryden Police have arrested a 29 year old Kingfisher Lake man. Police were called to the Comfort Inn on Government Street after a report of a fight in progress in one of the guest rooms. Upon…

Sioux North open for classes

On Monday, March 18, 2019, our new school in Sioux Lookout, Sioux North High School, opened its doors to welcome students and staff for the first time. The new school has 513 pupil places with 23…

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