Retired pastor nominated for minister emeritus designation

SILVER WATER—Erwin Thompson, a former long time pastor of the Western Manitoulin Pastoral Charge, has been nominated and chosen for a very prestigious Minister...

FONOM and NOMA expecting increase in number of long-term care beds for the North

NORTHERN ONTARIO—The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) and the Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association (NOMA) are pleased to learn that the government will soon...

Tories say Hydro One sale confirmed bad deal

ONTARIO—Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s reckless ‘fire sale’ of Hydro One will continue to make life harder for Ontario families, according to the Ontario Tories,...

MTO confirms no stopping signs will be installed at Bridal Veil Falls

KAGAWONG—Billings township council has received further confirmation that the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is putting in no stopping signs on Highway 540 near Bridal...

Schools improving their nutrition environment one bite at a time

MANITOULIN—Public Health Sudbury and Districts offered an opportunity for local schools to participate in a contest to make changes to their school’s nutrition environment....

Central Manitoulin agrees to apply for Community Transportation Grant

MINDEMOYA—Central Manitoulin council has voted in favour of supporting in principle to apply to the applying to the Ministry of Transportation  (MTO) Community Transportation...

Garage destroyed in M’Chigeeng fire

M’CHIGEENG—A hobby garage was destroyed in a fire that took place at a M’Chigeeng couple’s residence this past Saturday evening. “We made the call to...

Human remains found in wooded area in Elliot Lake

(ELLIOT LAKE, ON) - On February 14, 2018, members from the East Algoma Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) located human remains in a...

Province to introduce new mandatory lease form

QUEEN’S PARK—Ontario is introducing a new, simple standard lease that will be mandatory for private residential leases signed on or after April 30 including tenancies in...

Assiginack complaining to Ontario Ombudsmen Hydro One transformer spill/cleanup unreported to the municipality

ASSIGINACK—Following the January 14 fire that took out the Manitowaning Hydro One distribution centre and left much of Manitoulin in the cold for almost...

Manitoulin Centennial Manor board approves 2018 budget

MANITOULIN—The Manitoulin Centennial Manor board has approved its 2018 budget which will see Island municipalities’ allocations up two percent, plus an additional one-time rate...

Assiginack plans compensation program for coyote and wolf pelts

ASSIGINACK—Following on the heels of two other Island municipalities, Assiginack is looking into the feasibility of creating a trappers’ compensation program for coyote and...
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