Manitoulin Expositor http://www.manitoulin.ca The latest news, opinions, weather, classifieds, obituaries and events for Manitoulin Island, the North Shore and Northern Ontario. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:19:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Police ask McCrea Heights residents to stay indoors http://www.manitoulin.ca/police-ask-mccrea-heights-residents-stay-indoors/ http://www.manitoulin.ca/police-ask-mccrea-heights-residents-stay-indoors/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:06:30 +0000 http://www.manitoulin.ca/?p=20414   UPDATE – 4:59pm Friday, Aug 22-14–Please be advised that this situation has come to a peaceful resolution. Municipal Road # 80 will be re-opened shortly. We would like to again thank the media and the public for their assistance and cooperation during this investigation.   UPDATE–The Greater Sudbury Police Service continues to investigate this [...]

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New bail hearing date set for suspected arsonist http://www.manitoulin.ca/new-bail-hearing-date-set-suspected-arsonist/ http://www.manitoulin.ca/new-bail-hearing-date-set-suspected-arsonist/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:47:26 +0000 http://www.manitoulin.ca/?p=20412 GORE BAY–Clinton Gordon Haggart did not appear in Gore Bay court on Friday, August 22, when his bail hearing was adjourned until Friday, September 5 at 10 am. Mr. Haggart, 30, has been charged with seven counts of arson after a series of suspicious fires occurred in homes, sheds and storage units in Little Current [...]

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Local municipal reps voice displeasure with newest OPP policing cost model http://www.manitoulin.ca/local-municipal-reps-voice-displeasure-newest-opp-policing-cost-model/ http://www.manitoulin.ca/local-municipal-reps-voice-displeasure-newest-opp-policing-cost-model/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 04:00:48 +0000 http://www.manitoulin.ca/?p=20408 MANITOULIN—Local municipal representatives are not surprised, but not impressed either, with the new Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) billing model set out by the province. “When this issue came up at the FONOM (Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities) conference a motion was passed to have policing costs uploaded to the province for municipalities with a population [...]

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Deer hunters upset with present tag permit system http://www.manitoulin.ca/deer-hunters-upset-present-tag-permit-system/ http://www.manitoulin.ca/deer-hunters-upset-present-tag-permit-system/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 04:00:48 +0000 http://www.manitoulin.ca/?p=20406 MANITOULIN—Several Manitoulin deer hunters feel there should be a new system put in place for the provincial deer tag licence draw system, or at least that more tags be available for the fall hunt after reporting that they haven’t received a deer hunt tag permission slip in this year’s draw. This is not the only [...]

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Gore Bay senior hockey players, coaches, reunite to celebrate past glories http://www.manitoulin.ca/gore-bay-senior-hockey-players-coaches-reunite-celebrate-past-glories/ http://www.manitoulin.ca/gore-bay-senior-hockey-players-coaches-reunite-celebrate-past-glories/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 04:00:06 +0000 http://www.manitoulin.ca/?p=20403 GORE BAY—Some of the rich and colourful tradition of Gore Bay hockey was celebrated this past Saturday as 29 former players from the local team in the former Manitoulin Senior Hockey League gathered for a reunion organized by Jim McDonald. Many of the players were donning Gore Bay uniforms, including the catchy ‘Gore Bay-ers’ jerseys, [...]

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Island athlete garners double gold at nationals, breaks shot put record http://www.manitoulin.ca/island-athlete-garners-double-gold-nationals-breaks-shot-put-record/ http://www.manitoulin.ca/island-athlete-garners-double-gold-nationals-breaks-shot-put-record/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 04:00:00 +0000 http://www.manitoulin.ca/?p=20399 EVANSVILLE—Joseph Maxwell just keeps setting the bar higher in every competition he takes part in. Mr. Maxwell of Evansville brought home two gold medals as a member of Team Ontario from the Royal Canadian Legion National track and field championships held in Langley, British Columbia this past week. “Joseph did very well,” said his proud [...]

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Police make arrest in Charlotte Street home invasion http://www.manitoulin.ca/police-make-arrest-charlotte-street-home-invasion/ http://www.manitoulin.ca/police-make-arrest-charlotte-street-home-invasion/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:17:53 +0000 http://www.manitoulin.ca/?p=20393 SUDBURY–Members of the Greater Sudbury Police Service responded to a home invasion at approx. 11:00 a. m. on August 20th, at a residence on Charlotte St. in Sudbury. Two male suspects assaulted the tenant, stole personal items from the home and left in a motor vehicle. Initial information received referred to the suspects as being [...]

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UPDATED–Riita Guillot has been located http://www.manitoulin.ca/police-seek-publics-assistance-locating-missing-person-riita-guillot/ http://www.manitoulin.ca/police-seek-publics-assistance-locating-missing-person-riita-guillot/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:49:35 +0000 http://www.manitoulin.ca/?p=20388 UPDATED–Riita Guillot has been located in the Lively area. She was found to be in good health and there was no foul play. SUDBURY–Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Riita Guillot (DOB 4 Jan/1965). Riita was last seen by family members on the 18 Aug 2014 at approximately 1530hrs. Foul play is not [...]

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Robbery at Mac’s Milk convenience store http://www.manitoulin.ca/robbery-macs-milk-convenience-store/ http://www.manitoulin.ca/robbery-macs-milk-convenience-store/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:54:57 +0000 http://www.manitoulin.ca/?p=20386 SUDBURY–On Tuesday August 19th shortly after 2100hrs, a lone male party entered the Mac’s Milk Convenience store (Montrose Mall).  Cash and cigarettes were taken in the robbery. No one was injured as a result of the robbery. No weapon was seen. The male fled on foot. The suspect is described as a white male, 20-25yrs, [...]

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Major consequences for harming Ontario cougars, MNRF warns http://www.manitoulin.ca/major-consequences-harming-ontario-cougars-mnrf-warns/ http://www.manitoulin.ca/major-consequences-harming-ontario-cougars-mnrf-warns/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:00:59 +0000 http://www.manitoulin.ca/?p=20298 MANITOULIN—Following The Expositor’s recent confirmation of the long-held view that cougars, or mountain lions, exist on Manitoulin, this newspaper contacted the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) to enquire about the consequences if anyone should harm this majestic feline. “Mountain lions (cougars) are listed as an endangered species under the Species at Risk Ontario [...]

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