Manitoulin Expositor http://www.manitoulin.ca The latest news, opinions, weather, classifieds, obituaries and events for Manitoulin Island, the North Shore and Northern Ontario. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:39:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Fatal collision on Highway 11 http://www.manitoulin.ca/fatal-collision-highway-11/ http://www.manitoulin.ca/fatal-collision-highway-11/#comments Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:39:12 +0000 http://www.manitoulin.ca/?p=20576 TEMISKAMING SHORES – On August 31, 2014 shortly after 7:00 a.m. members of the Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to a fatal motor vehicle collision involving a tractor trailer and a Pontiac Aztek (SUV). The tractor trailer was southbound and the SUV was northbound when the head on collision occurred on [...]

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Blue-green algal bloom reported in Dry Pine Bay in the French River http://www.manitoulin.ca/blue-green-algal-bloom-reported-dry-pine-bay-french-river/ http://www.manitoulin.ca/blue-green-algal-bloom-reported-dry-pine-bay-french-river/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:44:53 +0000 http://www.manitoulin.ca/?p=20574 The Ministry of the Environment has advised the Sudbury & District Health Unit that results from samples taken August 26, 2014, from the French River in the Dry Pine Bay area are positive for blue-green algae (cyanobacteria). The samples contained a species of cyanobacteria that can produce toxins. Blue-green algal blooms could also appear in [...]

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Significant rainfall potential today into Saturday http://www.manitoulin.ca/significant-rainfall-potential-today-saturday/ http://www.manitoulin.ca/significant-rainfall-potential-today-saturday/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:37:44 +0000 http://www.manitoulin.ca/?p=20572 Special weather statement in effect for: Blind River – Thessalon Espanola – Killarney Manitoulin Island Significant rainfall potential today into Saturday. A complex low pressure system over the Southern Plains States will track northeastward to reach Lake Superior by Saturday. Periods of rain are expected to develop ahead of the low this afternoon or this [...]

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School buses back in action with precious cargo on board http://www.manitoulin.ca/school-buses-back-action-precious-cargo-board/ http://www.manitoulin.ca/school-buses-back-action-precious-cargo-board/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:06:27 +0000 http://www.manitoulin.ca/?p=20562 MANITOULIN – Members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Manitoulin Detachment remind motorists that area students will be back in school on September 3, 2014. The return of students to classes also means the return of school buses.  School buses will be traveling on our roadways and will be highly making frequent stops. Having school [...]

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Fatal motor vehicle collision on Hwy 11 under investigation – Names of victims released http://www.manitoulin.ca/fatal-motor-vehicle-collision-hwy-11-investigation-names-victims-released/ http://www.manitoulin.ca/fatal-motor-vehicle-collision-hwy-11-investigation-names-victims-released/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:11:05 +0000 http://www.manitoulin.ca/?p=20548 TEMAGAMI – On August 26, 2014 shortly before 9 a.m., members of the Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a fatal motor vehicle collision involving a tractor trailer and a Honda Pilot (SUV) on Highway 11 south of Temagami. The tractor trailer was northbound while the southbound SUV crossed the centre line [...]

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CUPW to hold new meeting in Gore Bay on Canada Post service changes http://www.manitoulin.ca/cupw-hold-new-meeting-gore-bay-canada-post-service-changes/ http://www.manitoulin.ca/cupw-hold-new-meeting-gore-bay-canada-post-service-changes/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:00:57 +0000 http://www.manitoulin.ca/?p=20499 by Isobel Harry with files from Lori Thompson GORE BAY—The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) Local 612 (Sudbury) will hold a meeting in Gore Bay on Saturday, September 6 to solicit input from the public on concerns about changes to Canada Post service and postal rate increases. A previous meeting, held July 5 in [...]

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Future of Sheguiandah Anglican church under review http://www.manitoulin.ca/future-sheguiandah-anglican-church-review/ http://www.manitoulin.ca/future-sheguiandah-anglican-church-review/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:00:57 +0000 http://www.manitoulin.ca/?p=20433 SHEGUIANDAH —The Northeast Town council is exploring suggestions from councillors and community members regarding Saint Peter’s Anglican Church in Sheguiandah and the possible construction of a replica church featuring the church’s bell, pews and stain glass windows to be built on the Centennial Museum of Sheguiandah grounds. “The building (Saint Peter’s) is not safe,” explained [...]

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Joseph Maxwell brings home bling from Nationals http://www.manitoulin.ca/joseph-maxwell-brings-home-bling-from-nationals/ http://www.manitoulin.ca/joseph-maxwell-brings-home-bling-from-nationals/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:00:55 +0000 http://www.manitoulin.ca/?p=20458 LANGLEY, BC—Evansville athlete Joseph Maxwell has done it again, bringing home two gold medals from the Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships in Langley, BC. The Islander went into Nationals rated fifth in the world for men’s shot put under 18 after breaking the provincial record earlier this summer. At Nationals, Joseph earned two [...]

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Spring Bay Rural Route http://www.manitoulin.ca/spring-bay-rural-route-19/ http://www.manitoulin.ca/spring-bay-rural-route-19/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:00:51 +0000 http://www.manitoulin.ca/?p=20530 August 25—The Providence Bay and Spring Bay Lions Club hosted another successful Rib and Corn Barbecue on Saturday at the arena in Providence Bay. Lavina Galbraith visited me last Monday afternoon. Most of the gardens did well this year except tomatoes are slow due to so much cold weather, especially at night. Today, Monday, August [...]

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North Shore history made with naming of Heather Wilson as first female federal Liberal candidate for AMK http://www.manitoulin.ca/north-shore-history-made-naming-heather-wilson-first-female-federal-liberal-candidate-amk/ http://www.manitoulin.ca/north-shore-history-made-naming-heather-wilson-first-female-federal-liberal-candidate-amk/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:00:48 +0000 http://www.manitoulin.ca/?p=20450 SPANISH—On a sunny Saturday afternoon last weekend, history was made in this North Shore community when Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing Liberals met to formally confirm Heather Wilson as the Liberal candidate in the 2015 federal General Election, the first-ever woman to be the Liberal standard bearer in the AMK riding or in any of its smaller, pre-redistribution elements. [...]

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