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, 17 Oct 2014 19:52:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Hab fans cheering as blackouts lifted in most northern Ontario locals http://www.manitoulin.ca/hab-fans-cheering-blackouts-lifted-northern-ontario-locals/ http://www.manitoulin.ca/hab-fans-cheering-blackouts-lifted-northern-ontario-locals/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:52:55 +0000 http://www.manitoulin.ca/?p=21553 OTTAWA – The traditional northern fan-base for the Montreal Canadiens are breathing a sigh of relief now that the team’s French language regional broadcasts will be available in the area. As Ginette Reno sang the anthem for the Habs home opener, news was spreading through the north that Eastlink will offer a French language package that [...]

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Search for missing Bay Estates boater a false alarm http://www.manitoulin.ca/search-missing-bay-estates-boater-false-alarm/ http://www.manitoulin.ca/search-missing-bay-estates-boater-false-alarm/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 04:01:24 +0000 http://www.manitoulin.ca/?p=21528 BAY ESTATES—Following reports of an unmanned boat adrift in the choppy waters off Bay Estates last Tuesday afternoon, an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) marine rescue unit, accompanied by an overhead search and rescue Hercules aircraft dispatched from CFB Trenton could be seen making passes over the Northeast Town, Strawberry Island, the Strawberry Channel and Sheguiandah [...]

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A hope expressed for future representation http://www.manitoulin.ca/hope-expressed-future-representation/ http://www.manitoulin.ca/hope-expressed-future-representation/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 04:00:59 +0000 http://www.manitoulin.ca/?p=21472 Don’t just turn this election into a popularity contest To the Expositor: Well they are off and heading to the electoral finish line in Billings. All five incumbents re-running and some excellent new faces presenting, so hopefully we won’t have four more years of the same! Questions are emerging from the woodwork it seems, from [...]

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Manitoulin bees dodge Ontario die-off http://www.manitoulin.ca/manitoulin-bees-dodge-ontario-die/ http://www.manitoulin.ca/manitoulin-bees-dodge-ontario-die/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 04:00:56 +0000 http://www.manitoulin.ca/?p=21539 MANITOULIN—The news on the bee front has not been uplifting in recent years, with the invasion of various mites and the still largely unexplained (or at least hotly debated) incidence of colony collapse disorder (CCD) devastating thousands of hives across the province, but Manitoulin apiaries have largely been spared the worst of the impact of [...]

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In politics, no attempt at a good deed goes unpunished http://www.manitoulin.ca/politics-attempt-good-deed-goes-unpunished/ http://www.manitoulin.ca/politics-attempt-good-deed-goes-unpunished/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 04:00:56 +0000 http://www.manitoulin.ca/?p=21468 The much-anticipated Ontario Ombudsman’s report on the process in which Billings council conducted the business of determining who would finish the term of a deceased councilor has now been made public and the previous council has had its fingers rapped in a “don’t do this again” sort of way. While some people may make an [...]

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Farm Facts And Furrows http://www.manitoulin.ca/farm-facts-furrows-6/ http://www.manitoulin.ca/farm-facts-furrows-6/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 04:00:55 +0000 http://www.manitoulin.ca/?p=21519 Ontario pesticide survey The Ontario pesticide survey can be found at www.ontariopesticidesurvey.ca and is anonymous. Only a respondents’ county/district information will be collected to help determine crop protection product usage in different parts of the province. Crop product use data has been collected across Ontario every five years since 1973. The data has allowed both [...]

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Elder abuse warning signs discussed at Elephant in the Room conference http://www.manitoulin.ca/elder-abuse-warning-signs-discussed-elephant-room-conference/ http://www.manitoulin.ca/elder-abuse-warning-signs-discussed-elephant-room-conference/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 04:00:54 +0000 http://www.manitoulin.ca/?p=21491 LITTLE CURRENT­––Elder abuse is a decidedly unpalatable subject, but such is the central theme of ‘The Elephant in the Room: A workshop concerning elder abuse’ conference held at the recreation centre in Little Current on Thursday, September 18. The daylong conference dealt with a wide range of topics central to aging and seniors’ beyond abuse, [...]

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Injured workers continue to rally against WSIB regulation changes http://www.manitoulin.ca/injured-workers-continue-rally-wsib-regulation-changes/ http://www.manitoulin.ca/injured-workers-continue-rally-wsib-regulation-changes/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 04:00:51 +0000 http://www.manitoulin.ca/?p=21484 The buck stops at the premier’s office EDITOR’S NOTE: The following letter to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is printed here at the request of its author, Colin Pick, president of the Manitoulin and North Shore Injured Workers Group. Dear Premier Wynne: Further to my letters of July 31 and September 2, 2014, asking for your [...]

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Northeast Town Council Notes http://www.manitoulin.ca/northeast-town-council-notes-12/ http://www.manitoulin.ca/northeast-town-council-notes-12/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 04:00:50 +0000 http://www.manitoulin.ca/?p=21515 Library to purchase early learning station The Northeast Town council approved a request from the Little Current Public Library board to remove up to $3,145 from the library’s reserves to use toward the purchase of an early learning computer station for the facility. “The early learning station is for the use of our youngest patrons,” [...]

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Time is running out for major 2015 trail permit discount http://www.manitoulin.ca/time-running-major-2015-trail-permit-discount/ http://www.manitoulin.ca/time-running-major-2015-trail-permit-discount/#comments Wed, 15 Oct 2014 04:00:47 +0000 http://www.manitoulin.ca/?p=21531 MANITOULIN—There is just two weeks left to receive a 30 percent discount on the 2015 Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) trail permit when you buy online and the Manitoulin Snowdusters Snowmobile Club is hoping the Island community will show its support and do just that. Called the ‘extra early bird special,’ the cost until [...]

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