Microplastics and microfibres

Making their way into our food chain GREAT LAKES—The news keeps getting worse about the ubiquitous microbead, which has spread from human consumption in its...

Expositor launches virtual shopping mall

ManitoulinMall.com is for buying, selling, trading and more MANITOULIN––It’s launched and is taking off like a rocket. The beta (testing) version of the new ManitoulinMall.com buy-sell-trade...

Missing, murdered women remains open file

Amnesty International joins call for action THUNDER BAY—The federal government continues to balk at calls for an independent inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women...

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...

Is this a cougar? What do you think?

These photos of an obvious feline were snapped by Jim King-Seguin on February 15 just off of the Silver Lake Road near Sheshegwaning. Mr....

Snowmobiling couple’s dunking in North Channel waters leads to shelter, help and hospitality

Southern Ontario pair found support ‘unbelievable’ NORTH CHANNEL—A snowmobiling trip to Manitoulin for one Brechin, Ontario couple—their first visit to the world’ largest freshwater island—didn’t...

North Channel smelt count doubles, alewives missing in recent survey

LAKE HURON—For the 11th year in a row the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Great Lakes Science Center, in conjunction with United States Fish...

This winter, the MTO has fined all of its 21 highway contractors

MANITOULIN—Last week it was reported that all of Ontario’s 21 area maintenance providers had been fined due to poor performance standards, according to Ministry...

Revolutionary fleshing device demonstrated by Island trapper

MANITOULIN—John Seabrook unveiled his fleshing device last weekend at a Manitoulin Trappers’ Association workshop in front of a large crowd of eager Island trappers. The...

Wiky addictions program deemed success nearing end of year one

WIKWEMIKONG—This spring will mark one year since the opening of the Sunrise Clinic addictions program in Wikwemikong, a partnership between First Step, the operators...

Blastomycosis: Gwen Young’s life ended early due to undiagnosed blasto

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...

School board responds to alleged racist remark by MSS staffer

SUDBURY—A student at Manitoulin Secondary School was sitting in the school’s front office when she chanced to overhear a conversation that she said stunned...
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