Manitoulin Expositor http://www.manitoulin.ca The latest news, opinions, weather, classifieds, obituaries and events for Manitoulin Island, the North Shore and Northern Ontario. Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:40:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Get feedback on your writing October 14 and 21 in Gore Bay http://www.manitoulin.ca/get-feedback-writing-october-14-21-gore-bay/ http://www.manitoulin.ca/get-feedback-writing-october-14-21-gore-bay/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:09:15 +0000 http://www.manitoulin.ca/?p=21289 Writers invited to submit material for editor’s comments MANITOULIN–Island writers have an opportunity to receive feedback on works-in-progress during one-on-one sessions with an editor this month. “The Editor is In” sessions will be held at the Gore Bay Museum on Tuesday, October 14 and Tuesday, October 21 from 1 to 4 pm. To book a [...]

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Trial date in arson case to be set on October 20 http://www.manitoulin.ca/trial-date-arson-case-set-october-20/ http://www.manitoulin.ca/trial-date-arson-case-set-october-20/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:00:58 +0000 http://www.manitoulin.ca/?p=21242 GORE BAY—The latest hearing of Clinton Gordon Haggart, charged with seven counts of arson in a series of five suspicious fires in homes and businesses in Little Current within a three-month period, was adjourned on Monday, September 29 until Monday, October 20, to set a date for a two- to three-day trial. Mr. Haggart, 30, [...]

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Northeast Town votes 2014 http://www.manitoulin.ca/northeast-town-votes-2014/ http://www.manitoulin.ca/northeast-town-votes-2014/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:00:56 +0000 http://www.manitoulin.ca/?p=21227 Candidate for mayor EDITOR’S NOTE: Incumbent Northeast Town Mayor Al MacNevin has been acclaimed for another term. Candidates for council Ward 1 Laurie Cook Laurie Cook is running for Ward 1 councillor in the upcoming Northeast Town elections. She has lived on Manitoulin for the past 10 years, but calls her third generation Bay of Islands [...]

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Kenjgewin Teg celebrates 5th Annual Fall Harvest Festival http://www.manitoulin.ca/kenjgewin-teg-celebrates-5th-annual-fall-harvest-festival/ http://www.manitoulin.ca/kenjgewin-teg-celebrates-5th-annual-fall-harvest-festival/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:00:56 +0000 http://www.manitoulin.ca/?p=21219       Hundreds of students from schools across Manitoulin Island explore the joys of land-based learning at fall festival M’CHIGEENG—The early fall air was remarkably quiet under the bright sun during the annual Kenjgewin Teg Fifth Annual Fall Harvest celebration held this past week at the M’Chigeeng powwow grounds, considering that students from most [...]

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Central Manitoulin opts for 40 kph speed limit throughout Mindemoya http://www.manitoulin.ca/central-manitoulin-opts-40-kph-speed-limit-throughout-mindemoya/ http://www.manitoulin.ca/central-manitoulin-opts-40-kph-speed-limit-throughout-mindemoya/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:00:55 +0000 http://www.manitoulin.ca/?p=21209 MINDEMOYA—A motion to contact the Manitoulin OPP with concerns about speeding on a Mindemoya Street prompted Central Manitoulin council to revisit and pass a bylaw reducing speeds in the town to 40 kilometres. “We received a complaint regarding speeding issues on Yonge Street,” said Councillor Adam McDonald. “This was of particular concern as with the [...]

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A family gathering born of sadness bears laughter and fun http://www.manitoulin.ca/family-gathering-born-sadness-bears-laughter-fun/ http://www.manitoulin.ca/family-gathering-born-sadness-bears-laughter-fun/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:00:52 +0000 http://www.manitoulin.ca/?p=21246 Women only annual reunion of group of relatives will rock Manitoulin To the Expositor: Since 2005 we have been making a yearly trip to your beautiful Manitoulin Island! We are a group of relatives, women only, who decided at a family funeral early in 2005 that we needed to have a gathering that was more [...]

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$1.29 million awarded to Noojmowin Teg Health Centre for Island-wide promotion of healthy lifestyles for Manitoulin kids http://www.manitoulin.ca/1-29-million-awarded-noojmowin-teg-health-centre-island-wide-promotion-healthy-lifestyles-manitoulin-kids/ http://www.manitoulin.ca/1-29-million-awarded-noojmowin-teg-health-centre-island-wide-promotion-healthy-lifestyles-manitoulin-kids/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:00:51 +0000 http://www.manitoulin.ca/?p=21218 MANITOULIN—Noojmowin Teg Health Centre received exciting news last week that will impact the Island community as a whole, helping to create a healthier population, beginning with its youngest residents. Pam Williamson, Noojmowin Teg executive director, explained that early in the year her organization applied for funding from the provincial government for a new community initiative [...]

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Register this week for Harvest Glory Days http://www.manitoulin.ca/register-week-harvest-glory-days/ http://www.manitoulin.ca/register-week-harvest-glory-days/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:00:46 +0000 http://www.manitoulin.ca/?p=21215 MANITOULIN—The weekend after this one is Thanksgiving Weekend (October 11 to 13) and this year’s version of the Harvest Glory Days inter-community decorating challenge will be peaking just then for the benefit of Manitoulin Island residents and Island visitors. The Expositor Office, the sponsors of Harvest Glory Days, will once again be judging communities and [...]

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Manitoulin Animal Rescue hosts successful fundraiser http://www.manitoulin.ca/manitoulin-animal-rescue-hosts-successful-fundraiser/ http://www.manitoulin.ca/manitoulin-animal-rescue-hosts-successful-fundraiser/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:00:38 +0000 http://www.manitoulin.ca/?p=21255 MINDEMOYA—On Saturday, September 27 in Mindemoya, Manitoulin Animal Rescue—a group of dedicated volunteers who help reunite lost dogs and cats, as well as homeless ones with loving families—held a rummage sale and barbecue. The money raised will be donated to organizations from on and off the Island who take in these animals to help cover [...]

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Councils must guard against penny pinching agendas http://www.manitoulin.ca/councils-must-guard-penny-pinching-agendas/ http://www.manitoulin.ca/councils-must-guard-penny-pinching-agendas/#comments Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:00:29 +0000 http://www.manitoulin.ca/?p=21244 This year’s municipal elections, in the majority of Manitoulin Island communities, demonstrate that many, many people want the opportunity to serve their fellow citizens in this special way and so are either defending the mayor/reeve’s, councillor’s or school board trustee’s position they’ve held during the past four-year term or are challenging for a seat at [...]

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