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Year 117 No. 9 - DRYDEN, ONTARIO - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014

-29 degrees? Play ball!


By dryden Observer Staff

Meet a local food producer: ELD Farms See pg. 6 Bob Barker and Spring Bear Hunt See pg. 5

Rachele Daubey takes a swing during the 4th annual DBDC Winterball Tournament held in Oxdrift Photo by Samantha Hawkins on March 1.


The fourth annual Dryden Ball Diamonds Commuter (DBDC) Winterball Tournament was held in Oxdrift on March 1. Despite the frigid -29˚ temperatures, players of all ages and skill levels came together in the freshly snow plowed fields for a day of outdoor fun. Winners from this years tournament included from the A-side, ‘Team Hoover ’ from Dryden, and from the B-side, team ‘I Don’t Know’ from Sioux Lookout. All proceeds will be split between the Gillon’s Stealers ladies fastball team and the DBDC for their fundraising efforts towards building a brand new enclosed play structure at the Sandy Beach Ball Diamond Complex.

Deep thoughts: Angels on the ice road Snow depth at record levels, By Samantha Hawkins

say MNR data-keepers By Chris Marchand

Iron Ranger blast Ice Dogs See pg. 8 Dryden hosts Youth Bowling Provincials See pg. 7 Local ‘AAA’ hockey players join regional squads to take on Thunder Bay clubs See pg. 8


A province-wide program which keeps tabs on snow depths in the Dryden area has found 2013/14 to be a record snow year in the program’s 60-plus years of data. One of 40 stations across Ontario, Snow Network for Ontario Wildlife (SNOW) compiles weekly data throughout the winter months on snow depth, compaction and temperature factors on a study site just east of Aaron Park. Twenty weeks into a winter that will be talked about for generations, Dryden is showing an average snow depth of 88.3cm (34.8in)— about a foot more than the average (54.1 cm). The Ministry of Natural Resource’s Michelle Nowak says some comparable winters have been 1966/67 (Week 20) with an average depth of 81cm (31.9 in),

1991/92 with an average depth of 79 cm (31.1in) and 1995/96 with an average depth of 80.6cm (31.7in). On the other side, Nowak adds some of the mildest local winters in terms of snow depth at this time of year were: 1980/81 with an average depth of just 22cm (8.7in) and 1997/98 with an average of 28cm (11in). An average Dryden winter would show 54.1 cm (21.3 inches) on the ground at week 20. The SNOW program tests a number of variables that affect how wildlife like deer and wolves cope with winter severity. One significant factor is density/compaction, which any amateur snowshoer who has broken trail this season, will surely agree is an underdeveloped side of the snowpack. “For the most part the COntinued On Pg. 3

Miracles do happen when communities come together as was shown with the case of the Wabigoon Lake ice road last week. After an abnormal year for snow fall and slush the ice road committee exhausted their budget and were unable to keep up with the falling, blowing snow resulting in the premature closure of the high Traffic once again moves on the Wabigoon Lake Ice Road traffic winter road. after a group of ice shack owners banded together to raise It didn’t take long funds for some heavy equipment to clear a single lane. after that for ice shack Photo by Samantha Hawkins owner Neil McLeod to rally the troops and says McLeod. “Dryden is a very good, spark a new interest in opening the road forthcoming community, people are willback up. Together with a few other ice ing to help out. Sometimes they just need shack owners they fronted the funds a little push.” needed to plow several hours worth of Having recouped the cost of the initial snow. At $100 per hour it was not a small clearing McLeod says they hope to have investment but it paid off big time. enough of an influx to keep the road After word got out that the clearing cleared for at least a little while longer was being done, McLeod began accepting providing the weather co-operates. donations from local ice shack owners Anyone wishing to donate to the cause and area residence to help cover the cost. can call Neil McLeod at 223-8833 or drop “It really was an awareness issue,” them off at his office 439 Government St.

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Local MNR technician Mike Durocher tests the compaction of the snowpack during his rounds on the Dryden snow study course near Aaron Park in 2013. Observer file photo

Superior North MPP Michael Gravelle is looking for more from the federal government to spark development of the Ring Of Fire. Gravelle says he was pleased to see that the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) calls on the federal government to take a more active role in the Ring of Fire in its ‘Beneath the Surface’ Report. Gravelle points to the federal government’s new Building Canada Fund, which he says allocates $2.4 billion to developing infrastructure in Ontario over the next ten years, but adds they were hoping for more. “What the OCC and provincial government is saying is this project (the Ring of Fire) on its own should fully engage the federal government. It shouldn’t be a question of negotiating through various federal government funds or programs.”

The Building Canada Fund is a place to start however and Gravelle says they will certainly be talking to the federal government in more detail but looks to past examples to bring support to the North. “When one looks at how the federal government has approached other major resource development projects in Newfoundland and Labrador, or British Columbia or the Alberta oil sands, they become extremely, extremely engaged in that and that’s certainly what we’re expecting the federal government to do. So I am certainly calling on the federal government to become a full partner with the province.” A full partnership will be needed to overcome the infrastructure deficit in the area according to the OCC’s report which sites addressing the physical infrastructure deficit as the first step in its 13 step action plan for development, making the COntinued On PAge 3

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Close to the action Ice Dogs fans and billet family Mike and Shawna Sveinson watch as the action comes to them, Sunday. Come on out and cheer on the Ice Dogs in their final two home games of the season March 5 and 6 versus the Thunder Bay North Stars. Wednesday’s game will also feature the halftime spctacle Dash For Cash, a fundraiser for New Prospect School. Photo by Chris Marchand

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Severe winter expected to yield higher-thanaverage mortality rate for deer, says MNR Continued from pg. 1

ernment stands to gain nearly as much as the provincial and municipal portions combined. With that in mind, President and CEO of OCC, Allan O’Dette reminds us

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Continued from pg. 1 Ring of Fire a national priority was number 12. Among the others were energy costs, labour market needs, environmental safeguards, creating awareness and addressing aboriginal community needs, which Gravelle says is “absolutely vital” especially when considering which access route is best. “It certainly is about access to where minerals within the Ring of Fire are located, but there’s no doubt that we need to be able to also provide access to First Nation’s communities. I think that’s something that everyone agrees is certainly not just an opportunity we can’t let go by, but its going to be a vital part of what will inform our decisions and the decisions of the development corporation, and that certainly includes the opportunity to get a number of first nations communities off diesel and onto the hydro grid.” With other proposed transportation routes in the mix, Gravelle says it was pertinent to put togeth-

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Ice road re-opened A front end loader works to clear a laneway on the Wabigoon Lake Ice Road in the howling wind, Feb. 26. The seasonal route acessing Wabigoon Lake Road area residents became impassable early last week as heavy drifting and slush choked it closed. The local roads board who maintains the roads exhausted its budget for the year. The heavy equipment was commissioned by a group of ice shack owners who collected funds among themselves to re-open the road. Photo by Chris Marchand

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Grades 7 and Rec Centre fees need a rethink 8 too young for high school setting To the editor: Would you please publish the underlying real reason(s) to incorporate Grades 7 and 8 into Dryden High School which seems to be something that will be done no matter what. I find it ludicrous to think that 12 and 13 year olds (Grades 7 and 8) would benefit from being acclimatized to high school at this stage in either their academic or personal lives. Furthermore, how this would be accomplished if they were to have classrooms segregated on one floor with separate washrooms, different hallway times, recess times, etc. The idea that there would be technological courses available such as shop, home economics, cosmetology, etc would mean less academic time when so many do not seem to have grasped the core academic subjects well, English as a written subject seems to have “gone by the boards”. Are students taught, made to use and practice correct punctuation, paragraphing let alone use correct spoken English? Not to mention the difficulties with mathematics; the teaching methods of which seem to be undergoing a “rethink” in many provinces. What might some of these students be giving up and for what? In my opinion: •They would be forced into a more mature situation when children aren’t allowed to be children long enough as it is. •These young students would most likely be more exposed to the harm of drugs and bullying in the larger school population even though “segregated”. • What would replace their recess playgrounds – a bare football field? • Personal and leadership skill development which they get in their current school situation would be limited or possibly curtailed. • Would there be enough gymnasium space available for their current needs? • Would there be the availability to participate in sports and interschool tournaments such as at present? • Is there enough music room time available to continue the Fine Arts program run at Open Roads? I could go on and on so would appreciate a public response as to why the KPDSB feels it must move Grades 7 and 8 to the high school in Dryden as has been done in Kenora.

To the editor: I’ve recently seen in the news that the fee for the pool, is going up, again. While I understand that the cost to run things is up, you need to understand the cost of living life altogether is up, so I try to make every dollar count. Unfortunately, the fee for visiting the recreation centre at the moment is almost unreachable. If I go to the pool at 7 p.m. for evening laps, you know that the people working there want to leave at 8 p.m. when the pool closes, which means I have to get out of the pool by 7:45 to rinse off, dress in street clothes and get out. In the winter, removing your coat, scarf, extra layers and boots, takes

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about 10 minutes when I get there, that leaves me with 30 minutes to swim — at 23 cents a minute. Why don’t I go earlier you ask? It’s the only option I have between working all day and navigating the pool’s schedule of classes. I am hardly getting my money’s worth for such a short time frame. These are small examples of exactly what your problem is with your membership fees. I only want to use the pool, I am not interested in the gym. Like most other people, I work during the day when your available pool time is offered, so a membership for 30 minutes a day/let’s

say five days a week (working around your schedule for days that don’t allow me in the pool) = not worth my money. I would love to see a cheaper, pool-only membership offered, the people that you have to check in at the desk with can verify such membership, I believe I saw a swipe card thing at the stairs to go to the gym, or one could be installed so that the pool only membership was not abused by sneaking into the gym. I would like to see a “half rate” for going for an evening swim. I understand $7.00 for the day, as we are told keep your receipts and you can come back later, but $7.00 for 30 minutes?

We have tried it your way for years. The price has continued to rise and the interest has continued to dwindle, not because we don’t want to go, but because it is just far too expensive. There is not much left to do in this town these days, and wouldn’t it be nice to give the public a chance to use the facilities that have taken a lot of money over the years then just force it to shut down from overpriced fees that no one can afford? Please listen to your public/customers and give this a chance. Your way has not proven successful thus far, so what have you got to lose? Jenn Armstrong Dryden

Chuck Wintle Chuck Wintle was a big and powerful man forty years ago. He worked hard for his family as a millwright and on their farm. He had huge strong hands. Chuck had a special way of communicating important messages to teenage boys, not just his sons Terry and Brian, but to others who hung around with them. He would put his hand on your shoulder, kind of friendly, then clamp his giant paw onto the muscle by your neck. Once he had a grip on you there was no escape, the best thing to do was look at his face and let him know you were paying attention, even if there were tears in your eyes. I was careful to stay out of his reach if I thought he might have a message for me. Raising four beautiful daughters, I’m sure he had more important messages for other teenage horndogs over the years. In 1979 or ‘80 Chuck was a mechanical supervisor at the mill and known as a strict, no-nonsense boss. On a mill shutdown Wayne Mantey and I were to work as millwright helpers on Chuck’s crew. For some reason Wayne and I ended up a few minutes late coming into the lunchroom behind the old machine shop. Chuck was standing with his back to us giving the days marching orders to a whole room full of tradesmen, maybe 25 guys. Wayne walked over, threw his arm around Chuck’s shoulders and said:

“How’s it going Chucky-baby?”. A few of the millwrights smiled, but nobody laughed. I was scared for a few seconds, if Chuck forgot where he was he might throw Wayne on top of me. Chuck’s face twitched and then he couldn’t control himself any longer. He smiled, then chuckled, then a lot of people laughed. When the laughter died down he called Wayne a bad name, then chewed us out for being late, but you could tell it wasn’t serious. I think Wayne knew Chuck better than anyone else there did.

Chuck had a nice smile, you would say his eyes smiled, too. Chuck was a pillar of the Anglican church and his strong faith sustained him through more than ten years living with cancer. As a devoted family man it must have been hard to miss Terry’s daughter’s wedding last June because of the cancer. Everyone has very busy lives nowadays, but all four of his daughters and both sons were with their mother at Chuck’s side when he passed away. Chuck had a great funeral. The large crowd included many men who used to work with him at the mill and members of the farming community. There were little girls in pretty dresses and a very pregnant lady to remind everyone that four generations were there and that life goes on. Choking back tears, four of his granddaughters and three of his daughters talked about Chuck and little Sophie rang the bell for her grampie.

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Bob Barker and the bears t had to happen. There was no way on God’s green earth that anti-hunting and animal rights activists were not going to say something about the return of a spring bear hunt to Ontario, even in a limited form. However, you do have to wonder if Zoocheck Canada really was well served by turning to retired Price is Right game show host Bob Barker to be the mouthpiece. Last week, the now 90 year old Barker was made available to the press in Ontario to decry the return of the spring bear hunt. His comments occasionally sounded very much like he was reading off a supplied sheet of talking points. “Everyone, anyone, would just be aghast at baby cubs being forced to stave to death. What a way to go, “ said Barker to CBC radio, his voice full of indignation. Barker also went on to term the baited hunt “barbaric” and said “you put out the bait , you wait until the mother shows up and you kill her. That’s very sportsmanlike, isn’t it.” The spectre of orphaned bear cubs Barker put forward was both highly emotional and inflammatory. This is the very same stuff that worked so well for the anti-hunting groups in 1999, and helped push then Premier Mike Harris to single handedly put an end to it. However, in the 15 years since the cancellation, people have learned more about how bear hunting works. Just about everyone in northern Ontario knows it was against the law to kill a sow with cubs in 1999, and it will be against the law when the spring hunt is re-instated in a limited way this spring. It will be male bears only. So when Barker, who was speaking from the sun drenched Hollywood Hills, rolled out the same old rhetoric, it sounded dated at best and clueless at worst. Barker is a celebrity, yes. If a faded one. But Zoocheck may have done their cause more damage then good by trotting out someone so removed from the reality of the northern Ontario way of life. Barker has done good things for getting dogs and cats spayed and neutered. Yet he does himself and his causes no favours by thundering on about something he clearly knows little about. Though Barker was speaking out specif-


ically about the spring bear hunt, does anyone really think he is in favour of any type of hunting? As for the Ministry of Natural Resources, it is clear to this columnist at least, that they‘ve been carefully managing the return of the spring bear hunt to Ontario. Announcing that it was coming back in the fall made it less of a big story than if it was brought back in the winter, when media is generally more hungry for stories. It is also clear the MNR wanted to start small, and carefully, without much fan fare. This is undoubtedly why Minister David Orazietti has taken great pains to make people understand the hunt is being returned for reasons of public safety, and not to provide more hunting opportunity. He has repeatedly noted the increase in nuisance bear complaints in Ontario since 1999, and has admitted the MNR’s own trap and relocate program did not, and could not fully address the nuisance bear problem. When Orazietti was asked about Barker’s allegation that cubs would be orphaned by the spring hunt, he noted that since 1990 only two people had ever been charged with killing a sow with cubs. Orazietti did, however, go to great pains to say that for northerners, the reduction of the bear population was a priority item. He noted that teachers in many school yards have bear whistles and “that’s not right”. Hence the return of the spring bear hunt to some nuisance bear “hotspots“, including Thunder Bay and Sudbury. . Ontario’s spring bear hunt will always be surrounded by some controversy. There is too much baggage around it and a history of mis-information. Some people are ok with the hunting, but don’t like the baiting aspect. That is understandable. Hunting over bait is not for everyone. The fact is that without baiting, you rarely have time to check that a sow has cubs. So baiting to identify is a key element of the the spring hunt, but misunderstood. However, by focussing on the need to reduce bears in this province,the MNR is being both proactive and bold. It’s hard to fault them for that.

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Taxes, taxes, taxes A page from Willy Brant’s diary... was in the coffeeshop a few weeks ago when city taxes was in the news, and I heard a loud debate at the next table, between a town guy and a Barclay guy. Town guy was proclaiming that the only thing he gets that Barclay doesn’t is sewer and water, and he pays for that on a separate bill, it is not tax dollars. Most of the city taxes are for police and recreation and roads and stuff the province demands, and that benefits Barclay as much as the town guys. Barclay guy says yeah, but I don’t use any of that stuff. Town guy says ok, a big chunk is school tax, and another goes to welfare, are you saying only the guys who have kids should pay for education, or you shouldn’t pay for the arena because you don’t skate, or welfare because you don’t expect to need it? Get a life! That shut that conversation down for a bit, and I said to my table, all fellows from outside the city, “that city debate worries me, it seems they are saying we are not paying our fair share out in the unorganized. Wish I could get a look at that city budget, and see how much they are paying that we aren’t”. Big Bob, one of my neighbours over toward Oxdrift, said his son Little Bob is really interested in stuff like this, and might have a copy of the city budget. Anyway, Big Bob turned up the other day with a copy of the city’s 2011 budget, which includes the 2010 actual results, said that was the newest he could get. Little Bob had made some notes, and we sat down for coffee and went through them. Little Bob had worked out that the average household in Dryden paid $1900 in taxes in 2010, which includes $250 for the school board and $400 for boards not part of the city, like the board of health and the old folks home, leaves $1250 for the city. He said the recreation, roads, police and fire alone cost more than


that, so it’s a good thing the mill still pays a lot of tax. My place out here is pretty small, and my tax bill is $1000 per year. Little Bob thought that we are getting a break in the unorganized alright, but not as big as people think, when you factor in we have reduced standards for roads, no streetlights, no fire hydrants, no natural gas, lousy internet, and so on. As usual, my recluse neighbour Joe has an opinion. Actually, a whole lot of them. He said people spend more on cigarettes and lottery tickets and Timmies than on municipal taxes, and ten times more in taxes to the province and the feds. He thinks people are upset because they see so much government waste and corruption, and even if municipal taxes is not that big a deal, at least at the municipal level they can make their anger heard. “Fire and liability insurance and mortgages are cheaper and easier to get in a municipality”, he says, “and your property value is protected by zoning, and your land can be divided, so your property would be worth more if we were in a municipality. I suppose that means in the long run we would be better off in a municipality. The trouble is, in the long run, we will all be dead. In the short term, we get a bit of a break on taxes!” Joe was silent for a minute, then added “of course the way things are going, with our rural taxes doubling over the past few years, that advantage is disappearing. Anyway it’s a pretty safe bet that the province will force us all into municipalities sooner or later. BC did that a few years ago, they just expanded all the municipalities until their boundaries touch, case closed.” So after all that, I am still not sure what to think. Sooner than later I will be looking at Princess Court, and I kind of wish I could feel just as entitled to be there as the town guys who support it with their taxes.

Distracted driving now #1 killer on roads Submitted Irresponsible driver behaviour has the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) concerned about the fate of many road users this year as officers prepare to launch their next campaign against Distracted Driving. In 2013, distracted driving fatalities surpassed both impaired and speed related fatalities in fatal motor vehicle collisions investigated by the OPP. A total of 78 persons died in distracted driving related collisions compared to 57 impaired driving deaths and 44 speed related deaths last year. “When you consider the overall impact of these 78 fatalities last year and the 325 other distracted driving victims who have died since 2010, the number of people these irresponsible drivers have had a profound and devastating impact on is in the thousands,” said OPP Deputy Commissioner Brad Blair, Commander of Traffic Safety and Operational Support.

“Everyone, from the victims’ families and friends to the police officers who attend these horrific collision scenes and have to notify nextof-kin, knows the emotional impact of one life lost to this senseless driving behavior trickles down to so many people who, sadly, through experience, know how badly this behaviour needs to stop,” he added. The OPP is reminding motorists that on March 18, 2014 the current distracted driving fine of $155 will jump to $280 (this includes the increased $225 fine plus a $50 victim fine surcharge and $5 court cost). The OPP’s Distracted Driving Campaign runs from Saturday, March 8 to Friday, March 14, 2014. During that time, the OPP will be doing its part to eliminate the threat of distracted driving through its own awareness raising efforts and focused enforcement of distracted driving laws throughout the province.


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Local food producer profile

Where’s the beef? Minnitaki’s ELD Farms offering sustainable local beef By Samantha Hawkins

healthy eating habits with the rest of the local area. ELD cattle are sent to Griffiths in Oxdrift to be processed and packaged, and the Debneys hope to also have lamb available in the spring. Trying to put through only as much meat as they need is a big factor in the way ELD Farms is run and a testament to the care and attention the Debneys provide their animals. “You don’t want to put them through,” says Linda, “because then somebody looses their life.” The Debneys devote their lives to their cattle, checking on the expectant mothers every two hours even through the nights and trying to offer them the best treatment they can, right up to scratching those hard to reach places. ELD Farm does not use any hormones, steroids or unnecessary antibiotics on the farm, but they do vaccinate their cattle against common cattle diseases that Linda likens to the vaccinations we get as children. Trying to maintain a healthy herd, rebuilding barns (after loosing their calving barn to a wind storm last July), moving and maintaining fencing and making sure the animals always have access to fresh clean bedding, good quality feed and fresh water is definitely a full time job, but one the Debneys find rewarding. “It’s good food,” says Linda, “Its what we feed our family and if anyone wants to come see where their meat is raised, the coffee’s always on.”

ELD Farm fits the definition of a family farm perfectly. Now owned and operated by Linda and Evan Debney the 640 acre Minnitaki farm was initially purchased by Evan’s grandparents through Veterans Affairs almost one hundred years ago. Linda and Evan along with their fiveyear-old twins Charlie and Levi, currently live and work on the farm and care for 60 commercial beef cattle, 35 laying hens, six sheep and two goats. Linda also runs a day care from the farmhouse and says that the smaller animals are a huge draw for the children she cares for as they get to assist with some of the lighter chores around the farm and interact with the animals. Aside from the early introduction to husbandry another huge benefit to life on the farm is the access to healthy fresh eggs and beef anytime. Linda jokes, “There’s one little boy that would just eat eggs and toast all day long if I would let him.” Growing up on a farm offers many opportunities that most people wouldn’t even consider. Linda for example has never purchased beef from the store. “I see the packages of this strange red ‘meat’ in the stores and think ‘that’s not what meat looks like’.” Being able to feed yourself and your family with your own livestock is huge, but now with the introduction of the online ordering system through the Cloverbelt Local Food Co-Op, farms like ELD are able to share some of their

Linda Debney enjoys a moment away from spring calving at ELD Farms in Minnitaki. Photo by Samantha Hawkins

Recipe: Ground Beef Risotto • Total Time 35 min • Recipe Makes 4 servings (1 3/4 cups each) Ingredients 1 lb (500 g) lean ground beef 1 small onion, chopped (about 1/4 cup/50 mL) 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper 1 cup (250 mL) uncooked Arborio or regular long-grain white rice 3 1/2 cups (875 mL) beef broth 1/2 cup (125 mL) shredded carrot 1/2 cup (125 mL) grated fresh Parmesan cheese

3 tbsp (45 mL) chopped fresh chives Preparation • 1 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, brown beef over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic and pepper stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked and onions are tender. Stir in rice; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. • 2 Stir in broth; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover; simmer 10 minutes. • 3 Stir in carrot. Cook uncovered 5 to 7 minutes longer or until liquid is absorbed. • 4 Remove skillet from heat. Stir in cheese. Cover; let stand 3 minutes. Sprinkle with chives.

Employment outreach event hosted by services board By Samantha Hawkins The Third Annual employment outreach event held in Dryden at the centre on Feb. 25 saw over 150 job seekers registered for the workshops put on by the Adult Education Partnership and Northwest

Employment Works. With presentations all morning and a free lunch followed by an afternoon of workshops, the key focus was on education and training. Life Skills Trainer Josee Mantle says the speakers were excellent

and that the event is a great networking tool. Participant Kerrie Cameron would have liked to have seen a stronger showing from the younger community however. “The schools don’t make the students attend these any-

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more, so they don’t come. There are opportunities to keep students here in Dryden but their eyes aren’t being opened to it.” Blair McKenzie, Fire Operations Supervisor for the MNR was also in attendance and says the ideal candidate for the Fire Rangers program are University or College students, “With training we invest a lot in people so we want to make sure their around for a couple of years.” The MNR were not the

only ones in attendance hoping to recruit new applicants, pass along key educational information and open people to the possibilities existing in the area. Dryden Regional Health Centre, Adult Ed Partnership, Domtar, Johnny Mac’s Training Centre, Nishnawbe-Aski Police, Treasury Metals, Contact North, Confederation College, Seven Generations Institute and even McDonalds were all there offering information on current programs and available

positions. Cameron noted, “There are a lot of people looking for work, but at the same time there are a lot of employers looking for people, we’re hoping to bridge that gap a little today.” The entire event is sponsored by KDSB and there is no cost to employers wishing to participate. Mantle says they are planning on doing it again next year and are hosting the same events in Sioux Lookout and Kenora as well.

RECYCLING PROGRAM INFORMATION Recycle collection is scheduled on a bi-weekly basis. B & M Delivery (223-3298) will continue with recycle collection. They will leave any material in the blue box that is not acceptable or recyclable. Blue boxes may be purchased at the Public Works Office, 159 King Street at a cost of $9.00. If you have any questions please feel free to call B & M Delivery or Public Works. Recycle material will not be collected from businesses as part of the residential collection. Commercial recycle collection may be obtained from private contractors who offer this service. The City of Dryden Public Works Department would like to remind all residents that in order for recyclable material to be picked up, the proper Recycling Bin or container must be used. This means that the container must be Blue preferably with a recycling slogan or the universal recycling symbol on it. These containers are available to be purchased at numerous businesses throughout Dryden including the Public Works office located at 159 King Street. Recyclable material not left in proper containers will be left behind. We thank you for your continued support of this environmentally friendly program. For more information and a list of recyclable materials log onto our website at or call Public Works at 223-2367. Please ensure the full garbage tag is on bag for pick up. Bags with partial tags will NOT be picked up. SCHEDULE FOR BI-WEEKLY RECYCLING PICK-UP (HAVE BLUE BOX OUT BY 7:00 A.M.) APRIL 2014

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PLEASE CRUSH CANS Residents are reminded that in compliance with Chapter 250 of the City Bylaws Codes: “Garbage Bags left out for pickup must be 1 1/2 mil plastic, or greater, garbage bag not less than 50 litres nor more than 120 litres capacity, filled to a gross weight of not more than 15 kilograms and securely tied, and tagged.” Garbage Bags not meeting these standards will be left behind.

THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF DRYDEN COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE Committee of the Whole - 7:00pm Every Second Monday of each Month. Open Meeting of Council - 7:00pm Third Monday of each Month. Please note, that when the day for a meeting is a public or civic holiday, the Committee/Council shall meet on the Tuesday following. City Hall, Council Chambers 30 Van Horne Avenue.

REQUEST FOR QUOTATION Food Services for the 2014 Fire Season The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Dryden Fire Management Headquarters is requesting quotes from qualified vendors to provide food services during escalated fire activity at the Fire Management Centre located at 95 Ghost Lake Road, Dryden, Ontario. Vendors will be placed on one or both of the following lists and used in order of lowest price and availability. Lists for meals required will be categorized as: (a) Bag Lunches (b) Individual Dinners Quote submissions will be received no later than March 21, 2014. If you are interested in submitting a quote or would like a Request for Quotation (RFQ) package or if you have any questions regarding this RFQ, please contact Andy Klatt, Fire Management Technician at 807-937-7315.

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Dryden hosts youth bowling provincials By Dryden Observer Staff Dryden Youth bowling and Timberlanes Bowling Alley had the wonderful opportunity of hosting the Youth Bowling Provincials on the 50th anniversary of Youth Bowling in

Canada. Over 270 players and coaches flooded Dryden on the weekend of March 1 to compete in this prestigious tournament. Teams spanned six zones and included seven teams from DryLocal competitors warm up before the start of the Youth Bowling Canada’s Ontario Provincial Championships, held over the weekend at Timberlanes. Photos by Samantha Hawkins

den with all competitors ranging in ages from seven to nineteen. Dryden gets to host the event only once every six years and Timberlanes Owner Arnie Rollins said the kids were very happy to

be at home this year. Winners will have the opportunity to go on to Nationals held in Winnipeg this upcoming May. Results from local players were not available at press time.

Photo by Chris Marchand

Eagles fall to Muskies in NWOSSA final

Your Best Insurance is an Insurance Broker.

Dryden’s Emmy Arsenault tangles with Fort Frances Muskie Sarah Milling during Sunday’s Game 2 of the NWOSSA girls hockey final. After a heroic third period effort, the local high school team couldn’t overcome the deficit in time, fininshing their season with a 4-3 loss.









Dryden Minor Softball Registration Night

DHS Eagles Girls (1) FF Muskies (4)

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FF Muskies (4) OFSAA Girls Volleyball Ice Dogs (4) Thunder Bay Minn. Iron Rangers (7)

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Mail-in forms can be picked up at DARC starting February 25th and must be mailed by March 25th.

Megan Butt Receptionist

27 Whyte Ave., Dryden • 807-223-7333 • Toll Free 877-735-7333


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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5 4:00 p.m. (7) Sportsline

5:00 p.m. (16) SportsCentre

6:00 p.m. (16) Hockey NHL Toronto Maple Leafs

vs. New York Rangers Live (21) Soccer FIFA Spain vs. Italy International Friendly 7:00 p.m. (39) Basketball NCAA Tennessee vs.

Auburn Live 8:00 p.m. (21) PartyPoker

8:30 p.m. (16) Curling Brier Draw 13 Live

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(21) NHL Revealed: A Season Like

No Other 6:00 p.m. (9) Hockey NHL Los Angeles Kings vs.

Winnipeg Jets Live (21) Darts World Championship

6:30 p.m. (16) SportsCentre Live

7:30 p.m. (16) That’s Hockey Live

8:00 p.m. (21) NHL Revealed: A Season Like

No Other 8:30 p.m. (16) Curling Brier Draw 16

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(21) Oil Change (16) SportsCentre (21) Plays of the Month


12:00 p.m. (21) Baseball MLB Tampa Bay Rays

vs. Toronto Blue Jays Spring Training Live 1:00 p.m.

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6:00 p.m. (21) Hockey OHL Oshawa Generals

vs. Kingston Frontenacs Live 6:30 p.m. (16) Poker WPT Borgata Open

7:30 p.m. (16) Poker WPT Borgata Open

8:30 p.m. (16) Curling Brier Page Playoff Live

11:30 p.m. (9) Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympic

Games SATURDAY, MARCH 8 12:00 p.m.

Games (7) Slopestyle: The Mountain Lifestyle (13) Powerboat Television (21) Baseball MLB Minnesota Twins vs. Toronto Blue Jays Spring Training Live 12:30 p.m. (39) Basketball NCAA Vanderbilt vs.

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Mississippi (Ole Miss) Live 1:00 p.m. (5) Golf PGA Cadillac Championship

Round 3 Live (12) Basketball NCAA Connecticut vs. Louisville Live (16) Motoring

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Oregon Live (39) Basketball NCAA South Carolina vs. Mississippi State University Live 3:30 p.m. (16) Curling Brier Page Playoff Live

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Final Round Live (9) Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympic Games (16) Auto Racing NASCAR Kobalt 400 Sprint Cup Series Live

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vs. Ohio State Big-10 Wild Card Live 3:30 p.m. (21) Plays of the Month

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8:30 p.m. (16) Curling Brier Semifinal Live

9:00 p.m. (9) Hockey NHL Montreal vs. San Jose

or Calgary vs. Vancouver Live SUNDAY, MARCH 9 12:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m. (16) Tim Hortons Brier Championship Preview Special Live (21) UFC Fight Night Gustafsson vs. Manuwa

6:30 p.m. (8) Fishing With Gussy (16) Curling Brier Final Live

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No Other 2:00 p.m. (16) SportsNation Live (21) Plays of the Month

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vs. Ottawa Senators Live 7:00 p.m. (21) Alpine Skiing FIS World Cup

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Games Highlights 7:00 p.m. (16) Hockey NHL Edmonton Oilers vs.

Minnesota Wild Live (21) Darts Premier League 9:00 p.m. (21) Hockey NHL Toronto Maple Leafs

vs. San Jose Sharks (subject to blackout) Live 9:30 p.m. (16) SportsCentre

11:30 p.m. (9) Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympic

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Representing Dryden in bid for ‘AAA’ provincials berth

Iron Ranger Cody Shively goes after hometown player Tim Kavanaugh during Sunday’s Photo by Chris Marchand 7-4 loss for the Ice Dogs.

Iron Rangers teach ‘Dogs new tricks By Dryden Observer Staff While the end of the regular season is just a few games away, the playoffs can’t seem to come fast enough for the skidding Dryden Ice Dogs. Goaltender Joakim Juntras put in a valiant effort against 41 shots on goal, Sunday evening — more than double those faced by his counterpart at the other end of the rink. Aided by two goals apiece from The Iron Rangers’ AJ Rupert and Trevor Hoth, the late blooming Minnesota team grabbed a 74 win.

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A gang of former and current Dryden PaperKings took to the ice this past week for a photo in anticipation of joining a trio of regional teams to challenge Thunder Bay’s ‘AAA’ Kings in a best-of-three playdown March 14-16. The winner from each division will secure a berth to the All-Ontario ‘AAA’ Championships being held in Stratford at the end of March. From left: Midget ‘AAA’ Thistles Brendan Bartlett, Josh Brunton, Josh Oberg, Tyler Boon; Pee Wee ‘AAA’’ NWO All Stars Mason Desautels, Sam Brunton, Cale Oberg, Dylan Bertrand; Bantam ‘AAA’ NWO North Stars Matthew Pitchenese, Jarod Price, Hunter Buzzi and Graham Oliphant. Photo by Chris Marchand

Scoring for Dryden were Tim Kavanaugh, Chris Sitko, Synee Coonishish and Chris Varrin. Dryden’s club has had a difficult 2014 thus far, winning just two of six games in February on the heels of an even harder January where the club went 2-7 — marking wins only against the Wisconsin Wilderness and the English River Miners, their new neighbours in the lower eschelons of the SIJHL standings. The Ice Dogs play their final two regular season outings at home versus the Thunder bay North Stars, March 5 and 6.

Gold medal fever at Open Roads

The gymnasium was breathless as the two squads battled for Open Roads Olympic Supremacy in a ‘Canada-USA’ final floor hockey game, Feb. 28 at the local elementary school. As you might expect, the team representing Canada won. Photo by Chris Marchand

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FILING OF NOMINATIONS 2014 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS This notice is for anyone proposing to be a candidate in the Municipal Election on October 27, 2014. Section 33(1) of the Municipal Elections Act provides that a person may be nominated for an office by filing a nomination with the Returning Officer in the Municipal Office in person or by an agent. The nomination form shall be in the prescribed Form 1 (Nomination Paper) available from the Clerk-Treasurer. The nomination fee is to be paid in cash or certified cheque or money order; the fee is $100.00 for Councillors and $200.00 for Mayor. Facsimile signatures are not acceptable. The nomination form may be filed at anytime during normal office hours (8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) beginning January 2, 2014 up to and including Nomination Day, September 12, 2014, with a 2 p.m. deadline, for the following offices:

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Family secrets ripe for comedy in MTC play By Chris Marchand The Manitoba Theatre Centre’s travelling production upped its game in 2014 with its presentation of Miracle on South Division Street. While typically of consistently high quality, MTC’s travelling productions have followed a pattern indicative of one or two-person shows. But this cast of four, including Tricia Cooper, Marina Stephenson Kerr, Stephanie Wiens and Cory Wojcik showed us what we’ve been missing in the kind of comedy dynamic that larger cast can provide. Catching the production towards the end of its 23-show run, the quartet were, naturally, capable of doing this show in their sleep. The very funny and heartwarming story is an examination of dysfunction within a family and the role that secrets and dishonesty play in that dysfunction. What I liked about this play was the sheer number of ‘seeds’ planted along the path. Comments you may dismiss as expository dialogue bloom into comedy gold as the play gathers steam. There is no casual speech in Miracle on South Division Street — nothing is wasted. The Nowaks meet for a family meeting at their matriarch’s house in a crumbling neighbourhood of Buffalo, where they have long held their claim to fame that the Virgin Mary once appeared in their grandfather’s barber shop. A shrine to commemorate the miracle remains in the front yard of the family home. The family has constructed a proud identity around this mythos — which is to be torn to the ground by daughter Clara when she reveals her grandmother’s deathbed revelations to her brother, sister and mother. Is the truth a happier place to be? Miracle on South Division Street argues that life is too short for self-deception and that the truth can set a family free from things not worth clinging to.

Event discusses local food networks By Samantha Hawkins The centre in Dryden hosted its first TEDxManhattan presentation Changing the Way We Eat on March 1 for the Cloverbelt Local Food Co-Op. The free event inspired all of those in attendance and provided an abundance of information regarding sustainable food practices, ideas and the consequences faced if changes are not made. Event organizer and Cloverbelt president Jen Springett said the Co-Op was formed to help local people realize the impact they can have on the current food system. “The reason we formed the Co-Op is so every week we have a choice.” A choice to eat local, healthy food means shopping local and supporting the local economy and sustainable farm-

ing practices. Local speaker and farmer Mel Fisher gave a brief presentation to the Dryden audience regarding the history of farming in the area and praised the Cloverbelt Local Food Co-Op. “It provides access to local food, which means local people can help us (local farmers) survive.” With TEDx speakers praising everything from Cricket Flour to gardens in schools the inspired people involved shared their passion with a little part of Dryden all in the hopes that local residents will start to look at where their food is coming from and begin to demand change. As TEDx speaker Stephen Ritz said, “I am going to change the things I cannot accept.”

Calling All Dryden Area Elementary Students Dryden Area Anti Racism Network

The United Nations International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination is March 21st To help celebrate this day, the Dryden Area Anti Racism Network is announcing a

Poster and Essay Writing Contest

Because 2014 is an Olympic year, the theme this year is Racism in Sports. The presence of bullying, harassment, or intolerance due to the colour of your skin can take place in the school yard, school, rinks, pool, fields or anywhere in the community. It can be direct or just a feeling. DAARN is asking you to be part of the solution to eliminate racism in Dryden and area by promoting equality in the schoolyard, classroom, community, recreation facilities, etc. Let your ideas be known and help us bring the Olympic ideals home.

The winners of each category will be featured in the Dryden Observer that will be published on March 19th. Cashfor prizes beJK/SK, awarded winners each category. Poster cash prizes each will of the 1/2,for 3/4the categories is:in$25 - 1st; $20 - 2nd; $10 - 3rd

Essay cash prizes for 5/6 and 7/8 is: $50 - 1st; $30 - 2nd; $20 - 3rd

Theme for both Contests: Racial Discrimination in Sports Poster Contest: Draw or paint a picture of how you see yourself helping to eliminate Racial Discrimination in Sports.

Please include your name, grade and school on the back of your drawing. The Poster Prize Categories are: JK/SK Grades 1 - 2 Grades 3 - 4

From left: Manitoba Theatre Centre’s Marina Stephenson Kerr, Cory Wojcik, and Tricia Cooper play siblings who have uncovered their family’s dirty laundry in A Miracle of Photo by Bruce Monk/MTC South Division Street.

Essay Contest: Racial discrimination can be found everywhere – in school, on the playground, at sporting events, and on the streets. Using the theme of Racial Discrimination in Sports, write an essay of no more than 300 words telling how you can help or have helped eliminate discrimination. Please include your name, grade and school on the back of your essay. The Essay Prize Categories are: Grade 5/6 Grade 7/8

DEADLINE for entries is 12:00 p.m., Friday, March 7th Entries can be dropped off at the Dryden Observer at 32 Colonization Avenue, or pick-up can also be arranged. For more information contact DAARN at or 223-5831

The Vermilion Bay Lions would like to congratulate our 2014 Winter Carnival Raffle winner Jon Allen. Jon’s winning ticket #2055 was purchased at Lotto One in Dryden. We would also like to sincerely thank all of the area businesses that either sold tickets on our behalf, or allowed us to sell tickets on their premises. We couldn’t do it without you. We have already made several donations from the proceeds of this raffle including Dryden Food Bank, Dryden Youth Soccer, and Eagles on Track. Thanks to everyone who bought a ticket, and look for us again next year.

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Off to see The Wizard! Open Roads Grade 7 Fine Arts stage classic tale, The Wizard of Oz

A cast of familiar characters comes to life. From left: Toto, played by Matthew Leutschaft; Dorothy, The Wicked Witch of the West, played by an injured Kennady ‘The Show Must Go On’ Cook; the Tin Man, played by Gary Norman; played by Mandy Tourond. and the Scarecrow, played by Laura Reid. Photos by Chris Marchand

Put’em up! The Cowardly Lion, played by Alex Badiuk

This production added a twist to the original as the citizens of OZ compete in a talent show called Oz Idol.

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24. Cornmeal mush (British) 26. Desires 28. Of sound mind 30. 1st moon man’s initials 31. Public broadcasting 32. Bodily cavity 34. Insecticide 35. County in China 37. Platforms 39. Frost 40. Crucifix

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13. Spanish appetizers 14. Algerian gulf & port 15. Sets again 25. About Freemason 26. One point N of due W 27. Not happy 29. Accumulates on the surface 31. Peels an apple 33. Diamond weight unit 36. Possesses 38. Note 39. About heraldry 41. Hair filament 42. Title of respect 43. Hair product 46. Colas 47. Capital of Huila, Colombia 49. More diaphanous 51. Eliminate 53. Change to a vapor 54. Ancient temple sanctums 55. Pesters 58. Off-Broadway award 60. Light Russian pancake 64. Baseball official 65. Work unit 68. Jr.’s father 69. Atomic #77

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March 2 - March 8 ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Don't feel a need to take charge of others, Aries. People will respond to your cues even when such hints are subtle. Step back from the dictator's podium.

LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Long-term career goals are on your mind, Libra. Make time to develop a plan that can make those goals a reality. Consult with colleagues for advice or guidance.

TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, you should be able to accomplish your objectives this week, in spite of some early distractions. Things will right themselves before long.

SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, there is always room for compromise, even when compromise seems unlikely. Don't be too quick to assume there is no room to work out an agreement.

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, concern about those closest to you might be foremost on your mind this week. Shift that focus to your own life and responsibilities for the time being.

SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Your focus is at an all-time high this week, Sagittarius. Now is a good time to establish clear objectives at the workplace or for important personal matters.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Your professional life takes precedence this week, Cancer. Allow yourself ample time to tackle all the things on your plate at the office, and you will be glad you did.

CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Friends and family bring you a sense of well-being, Capricorn. Surround yourself with plenty of people in the days to come. Open your heart, and you will get much in return.

LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Use the power you have carefully, Leo. Sometimes it surprises even you just how great an impact you can make and the wide-sweeping consequences of some of your actions. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, uncertainty about your priorities arises over the next few days. Take time to think things through, but don't be idle for too long. Do your best to stay motivated.

AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, coworkers turn out to be a source of much-needed support when you receive some unexpected news. Thank them for their support and kind gestures. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, expect others to seek your help in the coming days. Do your best to help, and those around you will greatly appreciate it.

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Thank You A heartwarming thank you to all who have taken time out of their busy lives to help me in some way whether it be visits, snowblowing, meals and rides. A special thank you to Father Al for his spiritual visit.

Annual General Meeting will be held March 18th at 7:00 p.m. at the Food Bank, 62 Queen St.

Family, friends, neighbours, CCHC and care workers I am very blessed to have you all in my life. Recuparation would have been lonely if not for you all. Thank you Mary-Lou Leonzio


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ObituARies Bradley William Pihulak – October 8, 1978 - February 23, 2014

Charles “Chuck” Wintle – November 13, 1928 - February 23, 2014

peacefully, with his family by his side, on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the Dryden Regional Health Centre. Brad is survived by his daughters Dylilah and Darci Pihulak; parents Donna and Larry Pihulak; brother Jeff and wife Shauntelle and their children James Pihulak-Seeley of Winnipeg, Riley and Carter Pihulak of Dryden; grandma Lil Pihulak of Fort Frances, as well as numerous other relatives. Brad was born October 8, 1978 in Fort Frances. Brad grew up in Dryden attending St. Joseph’s School and Dryden High School. After high school Brad enrolled in a carpentry apprenticeship working for various contractors in the area. He then went on to work at Home Hardware Building Centre, a job he thoroughly enjoyed. Brad then found his calling as a diamond driller with Boart Longyear in the Red Lake mine. Brad enjoyed spending time with his

Paul and Lisa and Mike. Dad was very proud of his 6 children and the 14 grandchildren he was blessed with. Ryan and Jen, Erin and Brian, Dusty, Mark and Melissa, Sheena, Carly and Andrew, Isaac and Jessica, Neil and Bola, Charlee and Matt, Gabrielle and Delaney, Laura, Josh, Taylor and Sophie. Pop was also very excited to welcome his 3 great-grand children. Nash, Sadie, Lyra and 2 more arriving shortly. Chuck will also be missed by his brothers Sid and Bud and his sister Alice and their families. Dad was not able to get out and about over the past few months however he was so appreciative of his family and friends who stopped to share a moment, a thought or a prayer. Those visits meant the world to him. Some will remember Chuck for his 40+ years working at our local mill. Others will see him as a faithful servant at St Luke’s Anglican Church. Many will miss the bounty he readily shared from his garden. Still others will remember him out standing in his fields.

In loving memory of Bradley William Pihulak, age 35 years, who passed away

Memorial Donations Please consider the following Associations: Alzheimer Society of Kenora/Rainy River Districts Box 837 Kenora, ON P9N 4B5 1-800-682-0245 www.alzheimerkenoraand

Dryden Area Anglican Foundation Box 820 Dryden, ON P8N 2Z4 For Info call 937-5449 Dryden Regional Health Services Foundation Box 3003, Dryden, ON P8N 2Z6 E-mail:

Phone: 223-8808 “Keeping health care close to home” Grace Haven 35 Van Horne Avenue Dryden, Ontario P8N 3B4 E-mail: Web: Phone: 807-223-5278 Fax: 807-223-5273 Second Chance Pet Network “Dryden’s Animal Shelter” Box 343 Dryden, ON P8N 2Z1 223-3335 Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation Northern Cancer Fund & Northern Cardiac Fund 980 Oliver Road Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6V4 1-877-696-7223


numerous friends and family and most of all taking care of his two girls. His hobbies included golfing, cruising in his car, listening and composing music and playing guitar. If there was a sing-a-long and a campfire going on Brad was normally at the centre with his guitar. From oldies to oddities he kept everyone entertained. Git-r-done was not only a phrase Brad used, it was how he tackled life. A Memorial Funeral Service to celebrate Brad’s life was held Friday February, 28 at 11:00 a.m. in the Dryden Agricultural Centre with Pastor James Wood officiating. Interment of ashes will take place in the Dryden Cemetery at a later date. If friends desire in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jeff Pihulak (in trust for Dylilah and Darci Pihulak) through the Stevens Funeral Homes P.O. Box 412, Dryden ON P8N 2Z1. Condolences may be posted at w w w. s t e v e n s f u n e r a l

In loving memory of Charles “Chuck” Wintle, age 85 years, who passed away in the Dryden Regional Health Center on Sunday, February 23, 2014 with his family at his side. It is with thankfulness for 85 years of a life well lived, and sadness for those left behind, that we say our fondest goodbyes to a great man. Charles Wintle was a man of many virtues and the best of those was his ability to love deeply and share every part of his being. Chuck’s greatest accomplishment was his 60+years married to the love of his life Shirley and the raising of their 6 children. Dawn and Gord, Terry, Brian and Debbie, Kathy and Cliff, Carol and

Project Pride:

The family would like to thank Dr. Moir for the heartfelt care Dad received from him. Pop said “he had many blessings in his life and he counted Dr. Moir as one of them”. Thanks also to Dr. Nick and the many nurses that took such good care of him both at the hospital and at home. Until we meet again Pop, we will miss you greatly but we know we will be with you again and what a party we will have! Funeral Services were held Friday, February 28 at 1:00 p.m. in St. Luke’s Anglican Church with Father Dick Kennedy officiating. Interment followed in the Dryden Cemetery. Visitation took place Thursday, February 27 from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. in the Moffat Chapel of the Stevens Funeral Homes. If friends desire donations may be made to the Northern Cancer Research Foundation or St. Luke’s Anglican Church through the Stevens Funeral Homes P.O. Box 412, Dryden ON P8N 2Z1. Condolences may be posted at w w w. s t e v e n s f u n e r a l

Trillium Lions speak with Grade 1s about national pride

Submitted Through a uniquely Canadian Lions program called Project Pride, Grade 1 students in Dryden are learning about national pride. Each year on Flag Day (Feb. 15 in Ontario) Trillium Lions Club members visit St. Joseph’s, Open Roads and New Prospect schools to speak with the children about our pride in being Canadian and in our flag. Each child is presented with a small Canadian flag and a personalized certificate to take home. As well, this year the schools received books for young children in a “pay it forward” gesture by the Trillium Lions. Mildred Reinhardt, a retired children’s book author in NE Minnesota, who is also a Lion, offered her remaining inventory of books to interested Lions clubs in NW Ontario and Trillium Lions took advantage of her generous offer. In addition to the

Ethan Keen receives his certificate from Lions Shannon Ouellette, Bernice Braid and Leslee Lappage. Photos submitted Dryden schools, books and packs of original card games, also the creative idea of Ms. Reinhardt, were donated to the Dryden Public Library, Wabigoon Lake First Nation School, Eagle Lake First Nation School and the Dryden Native Friendship Centre.

New Prospect Grade Ones wave their flags on Flag Day.

Faye Alison Howell – October 15, 1951 February 22, 2014

Beloved daughter of the late George and Amy Howell of Minnitaki, ON. Forever missed by her loving sisters Sandra and Shelley Howell. Faye will always be remembered by her family and friends as she brought so much joy into all of their lives. A celebration of her life will be held at the " E g l i n t o n Chapel" of the McDougall and Brown Funeral Home (1812 Eglinton Ave W. at Dufferin St.) on Sunday, March 9 at 2:00 pm. A funeral and burial will take place in Minnitaki at a later date. Online condolences at w w w . m c d <


MP Rickford: clearing the air on Veterans’ Affairs ecently, there have R been reports in the media regarding the treatment of our veterans and it has caught the attention of many constituents across the riding. I would like the opportunity to provide you with the most accurate information on this recent decision to close eight Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) offices across Canada. The Federal Government is committed to ensuring veterans have access to the services they may need and that is why all 650+ Service Canada locations now provide Veterans Affairs services. There are also 1,461 Royal Canadian Legions and 308 MP offices across the country ready to help any veteran that may require assistance. In January, Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino announced they would close eight VAC

offices, one of which is in Thunder Bay, due to underutilization. As a result, they have moved a fulltime VAC client service agent into the Thunder Bay Service Canada office, a more central location. In the remaining seven communities, VAC agents have been moved into the nearest Service Canada locations, five of which are in the very same building; the other two located less than 1 km away. In the past few weeks, I have spoken with constituents that are veterans themselves or have family members that are veterans that support the change in Thunder Bay. While many veterans receive services from VAC, they receive them in their home and travelling is not required. Services such as snow removal, house cleaning, meals and financial assistance are just some of the in-home services veterans

receive. For the very few that have had to travel at some point to Thunder Bay, they support the move to a more central location; with Service Canada, Veterans Affairs services, a Passport Canada office, etc, all in one building. My own grandfather, a 95-year-old WWII veteran living in southern Ontario, is just one of the veterans across Canada that has

never been to a VAC office and has full access to the services and benefits provided by Veterans Affairs. If he needs assistance, someone visits him at his home and they are diligent in checking to make sure he has access to everything he needs. The Federal Government is committed to ensuring efficient and accessible service for all veterans. The convenience

of having both federal services in one location will ensure the maximum amount of funding available goes directly towards programs and services for veterans – as it should be. Our veterans will continue to be held in the highest regard and should anyone need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact my office at 1-866-7100008.

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Canada (12) Wheel of Fortune Weekend (13) Global National (13) (7:00)News Hour (14) The Big Bang Theory (15) Storage Wars (16) Soccer MLS New York Red

Bulls vs. Vancouver Whitecaps (24) How It’s Made (26) A.N.T. Farm (39) Family Guy (70) Masti

7:00 p.m. (2) Jimmy Kimmel Live: After

8:00 p.m. (2) Once Upon a Time (4) Crosby, Stills & Nash 2012 (7) (12) 48 Hours (8) Haven (13) 16x9 (14) The Following (15) Flipping Vegas (19) Mary Pickford (21) Alpine Skiing FIS World Cup

Men’s Giant Slalom

(14) (48) Enlisted (15) The First 48 (19) Heartbeat (24) Dangerous Flights (28) Say Yes to the Dress (30) Pawn Stars (39) Meet the Browns (47) Japanizi: Going, Going,

Gong! (48) Lethal Obsession (2007) (70) Des Pardes


9:00 p.m. (2) (7) 20/20 (5) Hannibal (8) (13) Parenthood (9) the fifth estate (12) Blue Bloods (14) 13 WHAM News at 10 p.m.

on Fox Rochester (15) Beyond Scared Straight (19) Foyle’s War (21) Sportsnet Connected (24) Mayday (26) (9:10)Cow Belles (2006) (28) Something Borrowed, Something New (30) Pawn Stars (39) Modern Family (47) Extreme Babysitting (48) Hannibal (70) Time to Sing

9:30 p.m. (4) Ed Sullivan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll

Classics (28) Something Borrowed,

Something New (30) Pawn Stars (39) Seinfeld (47) Splatalot (70) Gospel to Go

6:30 p.m. (8) Fishing With Gussy (13) Global National (13) (7:00)News Hour (14) The Simpsons (15) Duck Dynasty (16) Curling Brier Final (26) A.N.T. Farm (30) Pawn Stars (39) The Big Bang Theory (70) Jack Van Impe

7:00 p.m. (2) Once Upon a Time (7) Avatar (2009) (8) (14) The Simpsons (9) Heartland (12) The Amazing Race (15) Duck Dynasty (19) Tudor Monastery Farm (24) Naked and Afraid (26) Shake It Up (28) Long Island Medium on the

David Jeremiah

7:30 p.m. (8) (14) Family Guy (15) Duck Dynasty (26) Austin and Ally (30) Pawn Stars (39) Modern Family (47) Mr. Young (70) Amazing Facts

7:30 p.m.

(47) Japanizi: Going, Going,

(9) The Rick Mercer Report (13) Entertainment Tonight (14) (48) Raising Hope (16) Curling Brier Page Playoff (28) Say Yes to the Dress (30) Pawn Stars (39) House of Payne (47) Japanizi: Going, Going,

vs. Manuwa (24) Naked and Afraid (26) Wizards of Waverly Place (28) Long Island Medium (30) Pawn Stars (39) The Big Bang Theory (48) Murdoch Mysteries (70) Day of Discovery



8:30 p.m.

Championship Preview Special (19) The Man Who Can Fly (21) UFC Fight Night Gustafsson

(30) Pawn Stars (39) Modern Family (47) Some Assembly Required (48) Murdoch Mysteries (70) Turning Point With Dr.

(24) Bering Sea Gold (26) Really Me (28) Dateline (30) Moneyball (2011) (39) Hot Tub Time Machine


Classics (5) Dateline NBC (7) (12) 60 Minutes (14) Bob’s Burgers (15) Duck Dynasty (16) Tim Hortons Brier

the Academy Awards

(12) Mom (26) Austin and Ally (39) The Middle (47) Mr. Young (48) Mother Up! (70) To Be Announced


8:30 p.m. (16) Curling Brier Semifinal (26) Wingin’ It (47) Japanizi: Going, Going,


9:00 p.m. (2) Once Upon a Time (5) Saturday Night Live (7) (12) 48 Hours (8) Remedy (9) Hockey NHL Montreal vs.

San Jose or Calgary vs. Vancouver (13) Haven (14) 13 WHAM News at 10 p.m. on Fox Rochester (15) Flipping Vegas (21) Sportsnet Connected (24) Cold Water Cowboys (26) The Even Stevens Movie (2003) (28) Dateline: Real Life Mysteries (47) Mr. Young (70) Aikam

9:30 p.m. (4) A Celebration of Blues &

Soul: The 1989 Inaugural Concert (14) 30 Rock (19) The Aristocrats (47) Life With Boys

10:00 p.m. (2) 7 Action News (5) KARE 11 News at 10 p.m. (7) Evening News at 11:00 p.m. (8) News Final (12) WCCO 4 News (13) Remedy (14) Lucas Bros. Moving Co. (14) (10:15)Golan the Insatiable (15) Flipping Vegas (21) Poker European Tour (24) MythBusters (28) Dateline (39) The Closer (47) Mr. Young (48) CityNews Weekends (70) Taur Punjab Di


8:00 p.m. (2) (48) Resurrection (4) Heartbeat of Home (5) The Voice (8) (13) (14) Cosmos: A

Spacetime Odyssey (9) Canadian Screen Awards (12) The Good Wife (15) Duck Dynasty (19) Monty Don’s Italian Gardens (21) NHL Revealed: A Season Like No Other (26) Really Me (28) Long Island Medium (30) Cryptid: The Swamp Beast (39) Gridiron Gang (2006) (47) Japanizi: Going, Going, Gong! (70) Leading the Way

8:30 p.m. (15) Duck Dynasty (26) Wingin’ It (47) Japanizi: Going, Going,

Gong! (70) Joyce Meyer

9:00 p.m. (2) (48) Revenge (8) The Good Wife (12) The Mentalist (13) Bob’s Burgers (14) 13 WHAM News at 10 p.m.

on Fox Rochester (15) Duck Dynasty (19) If Walls Could Talk (21) Sportsnet Connected (24) Naked and Afraid (26) Jack and the Beanstalk

(2010) (28) My Five Wives (30) Yukon Gold (47) Mr. Young (70) Joel Osteen

9:30 p.m. (13) The Simpsons (47) Life With Boys (70) Destined to Reign With

Pastor Joseph Prince

10:00 p.m. (2) 7 Action News (4) The Making of Heartbeat of

Home: A Dream Voyage (5) KARE 11 News (8) News Final (9) CBC News: The National (12) WCCO 4 News (13) The Simpsons (15) Those Who Kill (16) SportsCentre (19) Vinyl (21) Oil Change (24) Naked and Afraid (28) Long Island Medium (30) Swamp People (47) Mr. Young (48) CityNews Weekends (70) Israel: The Prophetic Connection

10:30 p.m. (2) Sunday Sports Update (5) (10:35)Minnesota Bound (7) Evening News at 11:00 p.m. (8) The West Block (12) WCCO 4 News (13) Family Guy (26) Life With Derek (47) Life With Boys (48) CityNews Weekends


6:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

(2) 7 Action News at 7 (4) Nightly Business Report (5) KARE 11 News at 6:00 p.m. (7) Wheel of Fortune (12) WCCO 4 News at 6:00 p.m. (14) The Big Bang Theory (15) Duck Dynasty (16) That’s Hockey (19) Time Team (21) Sochi 2014 Winter

(2) 7 Action News at 7 (4) Nightly Business Report (5) KARE 11 News at 6:00 p.m. (7) Wheel of Fortune (12) WCCO 4 News at 6:00 p.m. (14) The Big Bang Theory (15) Storage Wars (16) That’s Hockey (19) A Park for All Seasons (21) Sochi 2014 Winter

Paralympic Games Highlights

(24) Daily Planet (26) Good Luck Charlie (28) My Five Wives (30) America Unearthed (39) The Big Bang Theory (47) The Next Star: Supergroup (48) Modern Family (70) Murder, She Wrote

6:00 p.m. (2) Once Upon a Time (4) Ed Sullivan’s Rock ‘n’ Roll

(5) Dateline NBC (7) Zero Hour (8) 16x9 (12) 2 Broke Girls (14) Almost Human (15) Flipping Vegas (19) Coast (24) Gold Rush (26) Shake It Up (28) Dateline (30) Canadian Pickers (39) The Middle (47) Some Assembly Required (48) Mother Up! (70) Mulaqat

(2) Shark Tank (5) Grimm (7) Supernatural (8) (12) Hawaii Five-0 (9) Marketplace (13) Entertainment Tonight

(70) Gaither Gospel Hour


6:00 p.m. (2) 7 Action News at 7 (4) Heartbeat of Home (5) KARE 11 News at 6:00 p.m. (7) Wheel of Fortune (9) Hockey NHL Philadelphia

Flyers vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (12) WCCO 4 News at 6:00 p.m. (14) The Big Bang Theory (15) Storage Wars (19) Alien Deep with Bob Ballard (21) Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympic Games Daily Highlights (24) Cash Cab (26) Wizards of Waverly Place (28) Dateline: Real Life Mysteries (30) Vikings (39) Family Guy (48) Murdoch Mysteries (70) Sanjha Punjab

7:30 p.m. (5) (48) Parks and Recreation (8) (12) The Millers (15) Duck Dynasty (16) That’s Hockey (26) The Next Step (28) Here Comes Honey Boo


6:00 p.m. (2) 7 Action News at 7 (4) Nightly Business Report (5) KARE 11 News at 6:00 p.m. (7) Wheel of Fortune (12) WCCO 4 News at 6:00 p.m. (14) The Big Bang Theory (15) The First 48 (16) 24 CH (19) Charlie Bird Explores the

(2) Once Upon a Time in

(24) How It’s Made (26) Wizards of Waverly Place (28) Hoarding: Buried Alive (30) Outlaw Bikers (47) Mr. Young (48) CityNews Tonight



(24) Daily Planet (26) Good Luck Charlie (28) World’s Heaviest Man (30) Canadian Pickers (39) The Big Bang Theory (47) The Thundermans (48) Modern Family (70) Murder, She Wrote

6:30 p.m. (2) Let’s Ask America (4) To Be Announced (5) (8) Entertainment Tonight (7) Jeopardy! (9) The Rick Mercer Report (12) Wheel of Fortune (13) Global National (13) (7:00)News Hour (14) The Big Bang Theory (15) Duck Dynasty (16) Hockey NHL Nashville

Predators vs. Ottawa Senators (26) Good Luck Charlie (39) The Big Bang Theory (47) Some Assembly Required (48) Modern Family

7:00 p.m. (2) The Bachelor (4) Ice Bridge: Mackinac

Island’s Hidden Season (5) The Voice (7) CSI: Miami (8) (14) Bones (9) George Stroumboulopoulos

Tonight (12) (48) How I Met Your Mother (15) Duck Dynasty (19) The Agenda With Steve

Paikin (21) Alpine Skiing FIS World Cup Men’s Giant Slalom (24) How It’s Made (26) I Didn’t Do It (28) 600 Pound Mom (30) Treasures Decoded (39) Meet the Browns (47) SpongeBob SquarePants (70) EastEnders

7:30 p.m. (9) Coronation Street (12) (48) 2 Broke Girls (15) Duck Dynasty (24) How It’s Made (26) A.N.T. Farm (39) House of Payne (47) Extreme Babysitting (70) The Old Guys

8:00 p.m. (7) Accepted (2006) (8) Remedy (9) Murdoch Mysteries (12) (48) Mike & Molly (13) Entertainment Tonight

Canada (14) The Following (15) Bates Motel (19) New Tricks (21) NHL Revealed: A Season

Like No Other (24) MythBusters (26) Wingin’ It (28) 600 Pound Mom: Race

Against Time (30) America Unearthed (39) Meet the Browns (47) Just for Laughs: Gags (70) theZoomer

8:30 p.m. (4) Nathan Carter Live (12) (48) Mom (13) Entertainment Tonight (26) The Next Step (39) House of Payne (47) Just for Laughs: Gags

9:00 p.m. (2) The Bachelor (5) Believe (8) (13) Elementary (9) Mr. D (12) Intelligence (14) 13 WHAM News at 10 p.m.

on Fox Rochester (15) Those Who Kill (16) SportsCentre (19) The Joy of Stats (21) Sportsnet Connected (24) Bering Sea Gold (26) Good Luck Charlie (28) The Little Couple (30) Counting Cars (39) Modern Family (47) Extreme Babysitting (48) Shameless (70) Taking Back the Years

9:30 p.m. (9) The Ron James Show (26) Jessie (30) Counting Cars (39) Seinfeld (47) Splatalot (70) Ecstatic!

Paralympic Games Highlights

6:30 p.m. (2) Let’s Ask America (4) Rick Steves’ Festive Europe (5) (8) Entertainment Tonight (7) Jeopardy! (9) The Rick Mercer Report (12) Wheel of Fortune (13) Global National (13) (7:00)News Hour (14) The Big Bang Theory (15) Storage Wars (16) NHL on TSN Pre-game (19) Museum Diaries (26) Good Luck Charlie (39) The Big Bang Theory (48) Modern Family

7:00 p.m. (2) Marvel’s Agents of

S.H.I.E.L.D. (4) Detroit Remembers When (5) The Voice (7) The Originals (8) NCIS: Los Angeles (9) George Stroumboulopoulos

Tonight (12) NCIS (14) (48) Glee (15) Storage Wars (16) Hockey NHL Edmonton

Oilers vs. Minnesota Wild (19) The Agenda With Steve

Paikin (21) Darts Premier League (24) Gold Rush (26) Good Luck Charlie (28) Long Island Medium (30) Counting Cars (39) Meet the Browns (47) Mr. Young (70) EastEnders

7:30 p.m. (9) Coronation Street (15) Storage Wars (26) A.N.T. Farm (30) Counting Cars (39) House of Payne (47) Life With Boys (70) Jam and Jerusalem

8:00 p.m. (2) The Goldbergs (4) Great Performances (5) About a Boy (5) About a Boy (7) Supernatural (8) NCIS (9) The Rick Mercer Report (12) NCIS: Los Angeles (13) Entertainment Tonight

Canada (14) (48) New Girl (15) Storage Wars (19) The Genius of Marie Curie:

The Woman Who Lit Up the World (24) Gold Rush (26) Wingin’ It (28) The Little Couple (30) Pawn Stars (39) Meet the Browns (47) Just for Laughs: Gags (70) Sleeping Dogs Lie (1999)

8:30 p.m. (2) Trophy Wife (5) Growing Up Fisher (9) 22 Minutes (13) Entertainment Tonight (14) (48) Brooklyn Nine-Nine (15) Storage Wars (21) Hockeycentral (26) The Next Step (30) Pawn Stars (39) House of Payne (47) Just for Laughs: Gags

9:00 p.m. (2) Mind Games (5) (13) Chicago Fire (7) The Crow: Stairway to

Heaven (9) Arctic Air (12) Person of Interest (14) 13 WHAM News at 10 p.m. on Fox Rochester (15) Storage Wars (19) Charlie Bird Explores the Ganges (21) Hockey NHL Toronto Maple Leafs vs. San Jose Sharks (24) Cold Water Cowboys (26) Good Luck Charlie (28) The Little Couple (30) Cryptid: The Swamp Beast (39) Modern Family (47) Extreme Babysitting (48) Murdoch Mysteries

9:30 p.m. (15) Storage Wars (16) SportsCentre (26) Jessie (39) Seinfeld (47) Splatalot

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5 8:00 p.m.

(7) Analyze This (1999) A powerful

gangster uses a psychiatrist to help him overcome his anxiety attacks. 11:00 p.m.

(70) Wildflower (1991) Two children help ease an abused and partially deaf girl back into society.

12:30 a.m.

(7) One True Thing (1998) A career woman reassesses her parents’ lives while caring for her cancer-stricken mother.

THURSDAY, MARCH 6 7:00 p.m. (7) A Knight’s Tale (2001) Following his master’s death, a squire enters a jousting competition in medieval England.

8:00 p.m. (70) Columbo: The Greenhouse

Jungle (1972) A wealthy man persuades his nephew to stage his own kidnapping, which turns to murder. 11:00 p.m. (70) Columbo: The Greenhouse

Jungle (1972) A wealthy man persuades his nephew to stage his own kidnapping, which turns to murder. 11:30 p.m.

(39) The Beaver (2011) A troubled

executive uses a beaver hand puppet to deal with the people in his life. 12:30 a.m.

(7) Blackbeard the Pirate (1952) The story of a ruthless 17th-century pirate who takes a lovely woman as his captive.

FRIDAY, MARCH 7 5:00 p.m.

(47) Rio (2011) When a domesticated

parrot meets the bird of his dreams, they take off to Rio de Janeiro. 9:10 p.m.

(26) Cow Belles (2006) Two teens

put aside their pampered lives to save a business and their father’s reputation. 11:00 p.m.

(19) Persepolis (2007) A young

girl’s eyes are opened to a new form of repression in modern Iran. (47) Rio (2011) When a domesticated parrot meets the bird of his dreams, they take off to Rio de Janeiro. (70) In Good Company (2004) A middle-age executive is replaced by a younger man who romances his daughter. 11:30 p.m.

(39) The Love Guru (2008) A self-

help guru is hired to help a star hockey player reunite with his wife. SATURDAY, MARCH 8 12:00 p.m.

(14) Robots (2005) A robot inventor

battles a corporate tyrant’s scheme to render many robots obsolete. 12:30 p.m.

(7) Father’s Little Dividend

(1951) A father’s peace and quiet is shattered when he learns he’s about to become a grandfather. 2:30 p.m. (7) For Richer or Poorer (1998)

A wealthy but unhappy couple hide out in Amish Country while being pursued by the IRS. 3:30 p.m. (8) Fantastic Four: Rise of the

Silver Surfer (2007) Things couldn’t seem better until a wedding is crashed by an old foe, the Silver Surfer. 4:30 p.m. (13) Fantastic Four: Rise of the

Silver Surfer (2007) Things couldn’t seem better until a wedding is crashed by an old foe, the Silver Surfer. 8:00 p.m.

(30) Moneyball (2011) Billy Beane’s attempt to put together a baseball team using computer generated analysis. (39) Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) Four friends travel back in time via a hot tub and relive their experiences from the ‘80s. (48) Lethal Obsession (2007) A woman’s life begins to crumble when her dangerous baby brother shows up.

9:00 p.m. (26) The Even Stevens Movie

(2003) The Stevens win a fabulous trip, unaware that they are the subject of a reality TV show. 11:00 p.m.

(39) Seabiscuit (2003) Three men

turn an underdog horse into a champion, inspiring a Depression-era nation. SUNDAY, MARCH 9 12:30 p.m.

(7) The Winslow Boy (1948) A boy’s father is determined to exonerate him after his expulsion from naval college. (39) The Italian Job (2003) Thieves plan the heist of their lives by creating the largest traffic jam in L.A. history.

1:15 p.m. (47) Alvin and the Chipmunks

Meet Frankenstein (1999) While working at a studio, the Chipmunks become distracted by Frankenstein’s castle. 3:00 p.m.

(7) Wimbledon (2004) A struggling tennis star meets a young woman who helps him reignite his love for the game. (47) Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009) The Chipmunks must win a music competition in order to save the school’s music department.

3:30 p.m.

(8) 27 Dresses (2008) A perennial bridesmaid struggles to accept that her sister is marrying her secret crush.

4:30 p.m.

(13) 27 Dresses (2008) A perennial

bridesmaid struggles to accept that her sister is marrying her secret crush. 5:00 p.m.

(9) The Princess and the Frog (2009) An evil voodoo magician turns a young girl and a prince into frogs.

7:00 p.m.

(7) Avatar (2009) A marine is torn between following orders or protecting a planet he feels is his home.

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(30) (W)Cryptid: The Swamp

(24) (W)Cold Water Cowboys

(47) [4:15] (M)SpongeBob

(Th)Salvage Hunters (F) Moonshiners (M)Deadliest Catch (Tu)Bering Sea Gold (26) (W, F)Phineas and Ferb (Th)Austin and Ally (M)A.N.T. Farm (Tu)Shake It Up (28) (W, Th, M, Tu)Say Yes to the Dress (F)Four Weddings (30) (W)Pawn Stars (Th) American Restoration (F) American Pickers (M)Museum Secrets (Tu)Counting Cars (39) Community (47) (W, Th, F, M)SpongeBob SquarePants (Tu)Numb Chucks (48) CityLine (70) Touched by An Angel (19) [3:25] (W)The Sci Squad Detective Agency (Th)The Media Lab (Tu)Drew’s Magic Tricks

(19) Wild Kratts (21) Sportsnet Connected (24) How It’s Made (26) (W)Phineas and Ferb (Th,

(39) Gridiron Gang (2006) A juve-

Beast (Th)Swamp People (F) Perfect Storms (M)Museum Secrets (Tu)America Unearthed (39) The King of Queens (47) (W, Th, F)Sidekick (M) SpongeBob SquarePants (Tu) Rabbids Invasion (70) (W, Th, M, Tu)Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye (F)theZoomer (19) [2:10]Thomas & Friends (19) [2:20]Charlie and Lola

Awesomeness (M)SpongeBob SquarePants (Tu)Numb Chucks (19) [3:55] (W, F, M)I’m a Creepy Crawly (Tu, Th)Story Explorers

M, Tu)Good Luck Charlie (F)Liv and Maddie (28) (W, M, Tu)Long Island Medium (Th)The Little Couple (F)Four Weddings (30) (W)Yukon Gold (Th)Outlaw Bikers (F)Vikings (M)Bomb Hunters (Tu)Treasures Decoded (39) The Middle (47) (W)The Haunted Hathaways (Th)The Thundermans (F)Movie Rio (2:00) (M)Sam & Cat (Tu) Cache Craze (70) Road to Avonlea

(2008) A young agent must spy on his mother and her boyfriend, who is suspected of art thefts.

2:30 p.m. (4) (F, M, Tu)Cyberchase (19) Zerby Derby (21) (Th)Plays of the Month (F)

PartyPoker (Tu)Soccer (26) (W, Th, F, M)Austin and Ally

(Tu)I Didn’t Do It (28) (W, Th)Say Yes to the

Dress: Bridesmaids (M, Tu)Say Yes to the Dress (39) The King of Queens (47) (W, Th, F)Scaredy Squirrel (M)SpongeBob SquarePants (Tu)Rabbids Invasion (19) [2:35]Ella the Elephant (19) [2:50] (W, F, M)Beats in Bites (Tu, Th)Pop It!

3:00 p.m. (2) (5) The Dr. Oz Show (4) Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman (8) The Queen Latifah Show (9) (W, Th, M, Tu)Best Recipes

Ever (12) Dr. Phil (13) The Talk (14) Judge Judy (15) (W, Th, M, Tu)The First 48 (F)Bates Motel (16) (Th, F, M, Tu)That’s Hockey 2 Nite (19) The Magic School Bus (21) (M, Th)PartyPoker

3:30 p.m. (4) WordGirl (9) (W, M, Tu)In the Kitchen With

Stefano Faita (Th)Coronation Street (14) Judge Judy (15) (F)The First 48 (16) (Th)Curling (M)That’s Hockey 2 Nite (19) Arthur (21) (F)Red Bull Signature Series (26) (W)Phineas and Ferb (Th) Austin and Ally (F)Good Luck Charlie (28) (W, Th, M, Tu)Say Yes to the Dress (30) (W)Pawn Stars (Th) American Restoration (Tu) Counting Cars (39) Community (47) (W)Monsters vs. Aliens (Th) Rabbids Invasion (F)Kung Fu Panda: Legends of

4:00 p.m. (2) 7 Action News (4) Wild Kratts (5) KARE 11 News (7) Sportsline (8) (W, Th, F)’Til Debt Do Us

Part (M, Tu)’Til Debt Do Us Part: Home Edition (9) (W, Th)Canada Reads 2014: Once Novel to Change Our Nation (F)Dragons’ Den (M, Tu) Sochi 2014 Winter Paralympic Games (12) The Ellen DeGeneres Show (13) The Queen Latifah Show (14) The People’s Court (15) The First 48 (16) (W)NHL on TSN (F, M, Tu) Off the Record (19) (W)Dino Dan (Tu, Th)Dino Dan: Trek’s Adventures (M, F) Martha Speaks (21) (M, Th)NHL Revealed: A Season Like No Other (24) (W)Dangerous Flights (Th) MythBusters (F)Moonshiners (M)How It’s Made (Tu)Highway Thru Hell (26) (W, F)Dog With a Blog (Th) Shake It Up (M, Tu)Good Luck Charlie (28) (W, Th, M, Tu)Long Island Medium (F)Four Weddings (30) M*A*S*H (39) Seinfeld (47) (W, Th, F)Fairly Odd Parents (M)SpongeBob SquarePants (Tu)Numb Chucks (48) CityNews at Five (70) The Waltons

SquarePants (19) [4:25] (W)Mark’s Moments (Th)Tumbletown Reads (Tu) Tumbletown Tales

4:30 p.m. (4) (W)Growing a Greener World

(Th)Jannus: American Aviator (M)Discover the D (Tu)Wider World (5) Jeopardy! (7) Square Off (8) The Young and the Restless (16) (F, M, Tu)Pardon the Interruption (19) (W, Th, Tu)Jack (M, F) Finding Stuff Out (21) (F)Blue Jays in 30 (24) (M)How It’s Made (26) (W)Dog With a Blog (Th) A.N.T. Farm (F)Jessie (M, Tu) Good Luck Charlie (28) (W, Th, M, Tu)Long Island Medium (30) M*A*S*H (39) The Middle (47) (W, Th, F, M)SpongeBob SquarePants (Tu)Numb Chucks (19) [4:55] (W, Th, Tu)Pop It! (F) Making Stuff (M)Zooville (48) [5:00]CityNews at Six

5:00 p.m. (2) 7 Action News (4) PBS NewsHour (5) KARE 11 News at 5 p.m. (7) Evening News at 6:00 p.m. (9) CBC News: Winnipeg (12) WCCO 4 News (13) The Young and the Restless (14) Modern Family (15) (W)Wahlburgers (Th, F)The

First 48 (M)Duck Dynasty (Tu) Storage Wars (16) (W, F, M, Tu)SportsCentre

5:30 p.m. (2) ABC World News With Diane

Sawyer (5) NBC Nightly News (8) Global National (12) CBS Evening News (14) (39) Modern Family (15) (Tu)Storage Wars (19) (W)Junior Vets (Th)A World

8:00 p.m.

nile detention probation officer creates a football program for his interns. 12:30 a.m.

(39) My Mom’s New Boyfriend

MONDAY, MARCH 10 8:00 p.m.

(7) Accepted (2006) After his college

application is rejected, a slacker decides to create his own university. 11:00 p.m.

(70) Tea With Mussolini (1999) A young boy is raised by a group of freespirited women in pre-World War II Florence.

11:30 p.m. (39) Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

(2001) A wealthy adventurer must prevent an organization from obtaining a powerful relic. 12:30 a.m.

(7) The Adventures of Tartu

(1943) A British spy sets out to sabotage a Nazi gas factory in Czechoslovakia. TUESDAY, MARCH 11 8:00 p.m.

(70) Sleeping Dogs Lie (1999) A returning soldier becomes caught up in the disappearance of an entrepreneur.

of Wonders (Tu, F)WordGirl (M) Heads Up! (24) How It’s Made (26) (W, M, Tu)Good Luck Charlie (Th, F)Austin and Ally (28) (W, M, Tu)Long Island Medium (47) (W)The Thundermans (M, Th)The Haunted Hathaways (Tu) Japanizi: Going, Going, Gong! (19) [5:45] (Th)The Prime Radicals (8) [6:00]Evening News (13) [6:00]Early News

(1946) A young man returns from the Second World War to find that his sweetheart is engaged.

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Dryden Observer: Movies Mar 5, 2014 to Mar 11, 2014

11:00 p.m. (70) The Great Escape (1963) Allied POWs escape a camp through a network of laboriously excavated tunnels.

11:30 p.m. (39) Anchorman: The Legend of

Ron Burgundy (2004) A sexist anchorman feels threatened by a woman who may be after his job. 12:30 a.m.

(7) Love Laughs at Andy Hardy

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WEDnEsDAY, MARCH 5, 2014

Careers Dingwall Ford in Dryden ON is looking for a licensed Automotive Technician

Ear Falls Sawmill EACOM is one of the major producers in the Eastern Canadian timber industry. Operations include the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of lumber and wood-based value-added products, and the management of forest resources. EACOM currently owns eight sawmills (5 in Ontario, 3 in Quebec), a remanufacturing facility (Quebec) and a partnership operation in an engineered I joist plant (Ontario).

The successful candidate must have a positive attitude, work well in a team environment and be able to offer our customer’s the highest level of service possible. Previous Ford experience in both Gasoline and Diesel engines would be an asset, as well as small motor experience, but training will be provided to the qualified individual.

EACOM manages its forestland through certified and sustainable forest management practices.

Salary to commensurate with experience. At Dingwall Ford Sales we have a comprehensive benefit package including Dental, Drug and Pension Plans.

EACOM has well established markets across North America, UK and develops expanding international markets. Our vision is to create a globally competitive lumber company.

If you feel you are qualified for this position and want to join our team of dedicated professionals, please apply in person and by fax to: Jim Olsen or Darren Sillery Dingwall Ford Sales 246 Grand Trunk Ave Dryden, Ontario P8N 2X2 Fax. 807-223-3706 Ph. 807-223-2235

In order to achieve our goal, we promote team work and integrity. We are presently looking for Millwrights for our Ear Falls Sawmill in Ontario. Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, you will perform all maintenance and repair of equipment. Job Description: • Repair equipment, conveyors, hydraulic and pneumatic components, automated systems as well as welding work, when needed. • Inspect and investigate the cause of the failure or malfunction of machinery in order to perform corrective repairs. • Install, optimize and/or adjust all plant equipment to maximize efficiency. • Respond to emergencies when mechanical problems occur at the operation. • Operate machining tools to fabricate parts. Skills: • Efficient and organized. • Analytical and concerned about the quality of work performed. • Demonstrate collaborative spirit and initiative, ability to work in teams. • Respect of safety standards. Requirements: • Experience of at least two (2) years in maintenance of industrial equipment, preferably in a timber complex. • Hold a college degree in industrial engineering or possess a certified trade certificate/ticket Red Seal. • Be familiar with Occupational Health and Safety legislation • Be available to work on shifts: day, evening or night. (Monday to Friday and weekend) EACOM offers equitable pay, excellent benefits, pension with employer contribution and more. Please note only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. EACOM is an equal opportunity employer. If you would like to be part of our team and actively contribute to our success, please send your resume by email to:

Ear Falls Sawmill EACOM is one of the major producers in the Eastern Canadian timber industry. Operations include the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of lumber and wood-based value-added products, and the management of forest resources. EACOM currently owns eight sawmills (5 in Ontario, 3 in Quebec), a remanufacturing facility (Quebec) and a partnership operation in an engineered I joist plant (Ontario). EACOM manages its forestland through certified and sustainable forest management practices. EACOM has well established markets across North America, UK and develops expanding international markets. Our vision is to create a globally competitive lumber company.


Maintenance Supervisor Domtar Inc., Dryden Operations, is currently seeking individuals to become part of our maintenance team. Reporting to the Maintenance Superintendent you will be responsible for the safe and efficient coordination/supervision of mechanical trade groups engaged in the maintenance of the mill. A progressive community set between Winnipeg and Thunder Bay, Dryden offers excellent medical, educational and recreational facilities. More specifically, you will have to: • Coordinate maintenance with production in order to minimize downtime and continually carry on preventive maintenance to ensure the operation of all equipment in an economical and safe manner. • Supervise and develop team members. • Role model safe job practices. Your profile: • Five years of industrial, maintenance experience and industrial, maintenance related post-secondary education combined. • Ability to lead safety improvements through personal commitment and procedures. • Knowledge of industrial safety procedures and regulations. • At least 2 years of demonstrated strong leadership skills and experience leading a team to achieve excellent results. • Strong communication skills: written, oral and listening. • Demonstrated ability to be a team player. • Good planning, organizing and problem solving ability. • You possess excellent computer skills with computer-based maintenance software (SAP), and MS Office. If you are interested in an opportunity to work with an organization that is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a full range of employee benefits and a competitive wage package, consider joining our Team. Please forward your resume, in confidence, by March 14, 2014 to We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

In order to achieve our goal, we promote team work and integrity. We are therefore looking for a Maintenance Electricians for our Ear Falls Sawmill in Ontario. Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, you will perform all repair, installation and programming of electrical equipment and automated systems.


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Job Description: • Perform daily checks (continuity, current, voltage and resistance) and diagnostics on equipment. • Repair, install and test the equipment. (Transformers, regulators, motors, generators, electrical control system) • Design control panels and install circuit power distribution. • Interpret the requirements of the electrical code and ensure compliance. • Responding to emergencies during breakdown. • PLC programming (A.P.I.) • other related tasks Skills: • Efficient and organized. • Demonstrate collaborative spirit and initiative. • Analytical, conscientious and flexible. • Results-oriented, in compliance with safety standards. Requirements: • Have a College degree in Instrumentation/Control or a degree of professional studies recognized for certified Electrician. • At least two years of experience in an industrial environment, preferably in a timber complex. • Have a "C" license as an electrician; qualified certification. • Know the Omron PLCs would be an asset. • Familiarity with Occupational Health and Safety legislation. • Must be fluent in both written and spoken English. • Sawmill and/or planer experience will be considered an asset. • Be available to work on shifts day, evening or night.

New Starts for Women Inc. Women’s Shelter is currently seeking an Executive Director. This is a full time, permanent position. New Starts for Women is a non-profit organization that provides shelter and support services for women who have experienced violence and their children. The Director shall be directly accountable to the Board of Directors to ensure the effectiveness and financial stability of the Program and the day to day activities of the Shelter including human resources functions. The Director will act as a community liaison and to ensure advocacy for women and children. The successful candidate will be required to work 40 hours per week, however flexibility is required in order to meet program needs. Qualifications: • Preferably a Masters or Undergraduate degree in related field of Health, Social Services, Women’s Studies or Business Administration and/or significant experience/training related to violence against women and children from a Feminist perspective • Supervision, administration, financial management and program coordination ability as demonstrated through work and/or volunteer experience • Demonstrated skill in crisis management, Leadership, development and proposal writing • Ability to communicate clearly in English both written and verbal. Fluency in a Native language an asset • Familiarity with aspects of public education, and raising public awareness of the issue of violence against women • Committed to the advancement of women of all backgrounds and cultures • Cross cultural awareness and competence particularly as it relates to issues of violence against women • Basic familiarity with research and statistical techniques sufficient to conduct basic research into the phenomena of violence against women in the North • Willingness to work flexible hours. Health Benefit package available. Salary negotiated dependent on experience. TO APPLY: Please submit your resume, three work related references and a cover letter clearly outlining your qualifications no later than Monday, March 17th, 2014 at 12:00 noon to either:

EACOM offers attractive salaries, a range of benefits and a pension plan with matching contribution from the employer.

Mail: Hiring Committee New Starts for Women P.O. Box 169, Red Lake, ON P0V 1T0 Fax: 1-807-727-2487 Attention: Hiring Committee

Please note that only selected candidates will be selected for an interview. EACOM is an employer that respects equal opportunities in employment. If you are interested in applying for the position and play a key role in our success, please send your resume to the following address: The masculine gender is only for abbreviation.

A complete job description is available upon request. Must provide a Criminal Records Check at the time of interview. We thank all applicants for applying. Only those under consideration will be contacted.

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CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS: Sandy Beach Rd. Sunday 10:30-1:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. tf DRYDEN FULL GOSPEL CHURCH 599 Government St. SUNDAY MEETINGS 11:00 a.m. - Morning Worship “Belong, Grow, Engage” Church Office 223-5504 Pastor Nikolas Amodeo Assistant Pastor Velma Henderson Handicapped Accessible tf NEW LIFE PENTECOSTAL CHURCH 99 Albert St., 223-4905 10:30 a.m. - Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. - Children’s Ministry Pastor Jonathan King “You are loved!” tf ST. LUKE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH 50 Van Horne Ave. Sunday Services 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. 1st Sunday of each month Contempory Style Service 10:30 a.m. Communion at 11:00 a.m. Thursdays Everyone welcome 223-6413 Fr. Dick Kennedy tf ST. JOHN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH WABIGOON Sunday Services the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month at 10:30 a.m. Sunday School the 2nd Sunday of each month at 10:30 a.m. EVERYONE IS WELCOME AT THE “LITTLE CHURCH”! (Call 223-2511 for more information) tf UNITED PENTECOSTAL, Dryden, Sunday School and Adult Bible Classes, 10-11:30 a.m. Prayer 6:30 p.m. Evening Service 7:00 p.m. Wednesday 7:30 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer. Pastor Rudi Giesbrecht tf UPPER FALLS BAPTIST CHURCH “The Friendly Little Church” 5 minutes north of Vermilion Bay on Hwy. 105 Sunday School – 10:00 a.m. all ages Worship Service – 11:00 a.m. Bible Believing Bible Preaching Awana Charter EVERYONE WELCOME tf

TIMBERS COMMUNITY CHURCH 223-8809 6:00 p.m. – New Prospect School Christian & Missionary Alliance tf

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Footprints group meets 8 p.m. Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 175 Cecil Ave. Parking in rear of back alley, rear entrance. 223-5864. tf BEGINNING AGAIN AL-ANON every Monday – 7 p.m. – Back door of United Church – choir room. Call 223-4466. tf ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS UPTOWN AA GROUP, Monday, Wednesday and Saturday (open) 8:00 p.m., St. Luke’s Church, 50 Van Horne Ave., Dryden, ON 223-3002. tf CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY SUPPORT ROOM is open Monday-Friday – 8 a.m. until 10 a.m., located at the Dryden Regional Health Centre. Volunteers are available to offer support to patients and their families. Also available are information pamphlets, wigs and hats. Please feel free to make use of these services or phone 223-8892 and leave a message. tf ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION LADIES AUXILIARY BRANCH #63 general meeting is every first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion upper hall. tf DRYDEN DIABETES CENTRE Walk-in clinics held at the DDC offices in the Dryden Area Family Health Team building every Tuesday morning from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. For information regarding upcoming clinics and other services, please check the public service notices on local cable or call DDC at 223-8208. tf DRYDEN SADDLE CLUB meeting the second Tuesday of every month, 7:00 p.m. at the Multi-plex Building at the Agricultural Fairgrounds. tf CMHA PEER SUPPORT DROPIN CENTRE 52 Van Horne Ave., Back entrance. Call 223-8841 ex 24 or 25 for Drop-in hours/ tf THE FRIENDLY CIRCLE OF WABIGOON WOMEN, monthly meetings 10:00 a.m. first Tuesday of each month at Wabigoon Memorial Hall, Hwy. 17. New members most welcome. tf DRYDEN & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY regular meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month commencing at 7:00 p.m. at the GoGetters Centre. For more information visit our website at h t t p : / / w w w. g a r d e n or phone 807-937-5060. tf SUNSET COUNTRY QUILTERS’ GUILD, meeting at Go-Getters Drop-In Centre, 84 St. Charles every fourth Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. tf BRAIN INJURY SERVICE help and support monthly meetings. For more information call Lynne Ouwehand 220-1490. tf AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY OF DRYDEN meeting, second Wednesday of September, November, December, January, March, May, June, 7:30 p.m., Training Centre, Dryden Fire Hall, tf Colonization Avenue. SUNSET AREA VCARS - Victim Services - 34 G King Street. Call 223-5935 or drop in Monday to Thursday. tf

PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Meeting held the 4th Monday of every second month. Call Doreen for info 223-8870. tf MS SUPPORT GROUP meetings held the last Thursday of every month. Call Doreen for info 2238870. Everyone Welcome. tf SUNSET COUNTRY KENNEL CLUB Regular meetings held monthly. Contact Dawn at 2168131 for more information. Everyone welcome. tf LA LECHE LEAGUE CANADA Dryden group meetings for pregnant or breastfeeding moms and babies: 4th Tuesday, at 10 a.m. at St. Luke’s Church, 50 Van Horne Ave. Call Colleen at 223-5592. tf ROTARY CLUB OF DRYDEN Meets weekly on Wednesdays from noon to 1:00 p.m. at Masala’s Restaurant. For further information contact 223-7812. tf DRYDEN SUNSET WOODCARVERS meeting, every Tuesday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in the Dryden High School Carpentry Shop. tf NEW MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SUPPORT GROUP Have you been diagnosed with MS or are a caregiver for someone with MS? Would you like to become part of a group that provides members with an opportunity to discuss common issues related to MS, including strategies in how to cope better with the disease? Do you live in the Dryden area? If you have answered yes to all three questions, the MS Society, Client Services Ontario Division would like to hear from you. For more information on how to become a group member, please contact Carrie Chun, Client Services Coordinator at 1-800-2687582 ext. 3133 or e-mail tf TOASTMASTER Are you looking to improve your public speaking and leadership skills in a friendly supportive environment? The Dryden Toastmasters meet every Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. at the Best Western starting Sept. 5/13 until June 2014. Guests are always welcome and our self-paced program allows you to join at any time of the year. For more info. Contact Jeff at 223-5760 or e-mail tf CELEBRATE RECOVERY - for every hurts, habits or hang ups. 7:00 p.m. Dryden Mission south doors every Wednesday. For information call 223-4313. tf ALZHEIMER OR RELATED DEMENTIA CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP is available every second Thursday of every month from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Ontario Telehealth Network provides Alzheimer Caregiver Support Group throughout the Kenora-Rainy River Districts. Please call us at 1-800682-0245 or email tf

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