Dryden Observer Not Publishing This Week

The Dryden Observer has been a weekly fixture in Dryden and Northwestern Ontario
The Dryden Observer has been a weekly fixture in Dryden and Northwestern Ontario

Historic Newspaper’s Future in Question

DRYDEN – Update – Michael Christianson, the Editor at the Dryden Observer reports – “The paper will be out Thursday this week. There was office confusion yesterday regarding printing.”


The Dryden Observer won’t be published this week. The Dryden Observer, a weekly publication is based in Dryden, Ontario and was originally established as the Wabigoon Star in 1897.

The newspaper is published by Norwest Printing and Publishing Group, who acquired the paper from Alex Wilson Coldstream Ltd, the owners of the newspaper since 1940.

The Dryden Observer & Red Lake Northern Sun News weekly newspapers are presently closed until further notice. Reportedly the staff left the paper’s offices early on Tuesday afternoon after being told the paper won’t be published this week.

“At this time, there’s no plan to print our next editions. I can’t say when the next edition will come,” according to Dryden Observer editor Michael Christianson.


A recorded message at the Observer conveys the following: “Due to circumstances beyond our control, Norwest Printing & Publishing, the Dryden Observer, the Northern Sun News and Link Signs will be closed until further notice. Thank you.”