Giant hogweed on Island; contact burns, blisters skin

by Alicia McCutcheon AUNDECK OMNI KANING—A 20-year-old Aundeck Omni Kaning (AOK) man had an encounter with the invasive giant hogweed plant late last month, an...

Trail camera authenticates Island cougar

Pictures grainy but show all-important tail: Expositor’s $500 cougar picture challenge won GORDON/BARRIE ISLAND—It was an email like so many of the other emails The...

Manitoulin faces plant threats from giant hogweed, common reed

Experts suggest strategies for control, containment MANITOULIN––Forces are being marshaled and battle lines drawn in the latest alien invasion of Manitoulin’s shores. Patches of phragmites...

Blastomycosis: Island within blasto’s ‘hot spot’

EDITOR’S NOTE: While blastomycosis is not a new health hazard on Manitoulin Island, it is rare enough here that its symptoms are not easily...

Fish monitoring survey shows healthy populations in Lake Mindemoya

MANITOULIN––The results are in, and it shows that for Lake Mindemoya there is a presence of rainbow smelt, an invasive species, a concern that...

Police advisory group wants answers from MTO concerning Island winter road conditions

MANITOULIN—The Manitoulin Municipal Association (MMA) should request another meeting with Ministry of Transportation (MTO) and DBi officials regarding its concerns with highway road conditions...

Wiky High robotics squad places in top third at Ontario competition

First-ever contest for rookie team NORTH BAY––When the Wikwemikong High School robotics team pulled into Nipissing University’s Robert J. Surtees Student Athletics Centre in North...

Fish farming continues to thrive and expand on Manitoulin Isle

BURNT ISLAND—Even though beef operations for Blue Goose Pure Foods is winding down, aquaculture, or fish farming, is continuing to thrive and expand on...

Blue Goose Corporation purchases Camp Adanac

EVANSVILLE—The historic Camp Adanac, owned by Dick Tappenden of Cleveland, Ohio, is the latest property to have been purchased on Manitoulin Island by the...

Spring bear hunt returns to Manitoulin Island

  ONTARIO—The Ontario government is expanding the spring bear hunting pilot season, which will include both Manitoulin and Cockburn Islands, to gather further information to...

Annual Lionsfest celebrations held in Gore Bay!

GORE BAY—All those who attended the annual Lionsfest celebrations hosted by the Gore Bay-Western Manitoulin Lions Club this weekend undoubtedly had a roaring good...

Stacy Haner, new Crown Attorney, is formally sworn into her position

by Alicia McCutcheon GORE BAY—During a ceremony filled with pomp and circumstance, Manitoulin's newest, and youngest-ever Crown Attorney Stacy Haner was officially sworn in last...
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