May 2017

OPP Investigate Drive-In Break-In

Posted on Sunday, May 21, 2017 15:46 PM

Dryden OPP want your help solving a theft in Wainwright Township. 

Police say a number of items were stolen from the Sunset Drive-In within the last couple of months. 

They say several buildings were broken into and one or more suspects also committed vandalism and "senseless" damage to the property. 

The OPP are asking you to call the Dryden OPP Detachment or Crime Stoppers if you know anything about this break, enter, and theft. (File Photo)

 

Missing Boy Found Dead At Rushing River

Posted on Sunday, May 21, 2017 07:59 AM

The Kenora OPP are investigating the death of an 8 year old boy at Rushing River Provincial Park.

Police responded to missing persons report and called in the Emergency Respnse Team and a K-9 unit. members of the Marine and trails unit as well as park staff.

Police discovered the body, but the youth had already passed away.

A post more exam is being conducted to determine the cause of death.

The name of the boy has not been released.

 

Grateful For The Long Weekend? You Can Thank Queen Victoria!

Posted on Sunday, May 21, 2017 07:43 AM

As many people enjoy the Victoria Day long weekend, it's worth pointing out the origins of the holiday.

The May 24 long weekend is named in honour of Queen Victoria, the ruler of the British Empire for more than 60 years until she died in 1901.

May 24th, Victoria's birthday, had been celebrated in Canada since at least 1845, but changes to the holiday came after her death.

Eventually, the government of Canada passed a law stating May 24th would be the official birthday of the ruling monarch of the Commonwealth, no matter what their actual birthdate was.

Amber Alert Over; Man In Custody

Posted on Sunday, May 21, 2017 07:14 AM

An Amber Alert is over and a 37-year-old Brandon, Manitoba man has been arrested following a domestic dispute at a home in the Rainy River district. 

Provincial Police were called to a Chapple Township residence Saturday night and police learned a man fled the scene in a vehicle with a 3-year-old girl.  

An Amber Alert was issued overnight. Officers received information on their whereabouts and arrested the accused with no problems. 

Police say the girl was in good health and not harmed. 

DHS Arts Council Wrap Up Tour Of NYC

Posted on Sunday, May 21, 2017 13:01 PM

Members of the Dryden High School Arts Council are headed home Sunday following a whirlwind tour of New York City.

The students soaked in the entire culture of the Big Apple and Kennedy Cook says she leaves with lasting memories.

Cook notes Dryden is great for Arts, however, the cultural opportunities are elevated when you visit a City like New York.

She says it was an amazing experience and she's glad the trip happened.

DHS Students Learning About Dangers Of Impaired Driving

Posted on Sunday, May 21, 2017 07:31 AM

It appears more and more youth in the Dryden area are starting to get the message about the dangers of drinking and driving.

Students at Dryden High School were asked to complete a survey following a recent presentation on impaired driving and nearly 96% responded they plan to make safer choices.

72% felt they knew more about the hazards of alcohol and drug use as well as other risky behaviour.

94% of the students stated they would try to stop a friend whose behaviour could hurt themselves or others.

Dryden Councillor Believes OPP Costing Study Will Happen

Posted on Sunday, May 21, 2017 07:10 AM

One member on Dryden Council believes an OPP costing study is inevitable.

Martin MacKinnon says they will listen to both sides, but stresses they need the costing to compare where they are at right now.

MacKinnon says it's a case of doing their due diligence.

MacKinnon says the Dryden Police Service is an outstanding organization, but they need to know if they are getting their best bang for their buck.

The issue has been held over for debate and a possible vote next month.

He notes Council can't afford for this issue to drag out.

Fishing Season Underway In Northwestern Ontario

Posted on Sunday, May 21, 2017 07:01 AM

It's an exciting weekend as fishing season is back in full swing in northwestern Ontario.

Walleye, Northern Pike and Lake Trout are the fish to watch out for on opening weekend.

Gord Pyzer is the Co-Host of Real Fishing Radio and he says there are different techniques for catching different fish.

Pyzer says it's a good idea to slow down when trying to snag a Walleye, but recommends being aggressive when trying to catch Northern Pike and Lake Trout.

New York Minute Day #4 Part #2

Posted on Saturday, May 20, 2017 16:01 PM

It was a full agenda on Day #4 Friday for the Dryden High School Arts Council in New York City.

In the afternoon, the 33-students took in the scenery with a walk through Central Part.

After that the students visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

At night, the group enjoyed the Broadway show 'Come From Away', the musical depicting the true story of what transpired when 38 planes were ordered to land unexpectedly in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland as part of Operation Yellow Ribbon during the 9/11 terrorist attacks.