Human allies in peril

Ontario’s little brown bat population now endangered species PETERBOROUGH—They have been the nocturnal nemesis of those flying pests that bedevil farmers and picnickers for millennia,...

Fall is a fine time to visit Island’s storied West End

WESTERN MANITOULIN—Gore Bay is a natural destination for people from all over Manitoulin. The courthouse and registry office are there. One of the Island’s...

Horrific Hwy 6 crash

ESPANOLA--The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have released the names of the two people who perished in a motor vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon. Ricky Leduc, age...

Fish and Game Club stocks salmon in area waters

GORE BAY—Members of the Gore Bay Fish and Game Club (GBFGC) stocked healthy, large, Chinook Salmon in two area waterways last Friday. The fish...

Cycling Advocates’ lobbying efforts will see Hwy 551 shoulders paved

HIGHWAY 551—On July 13, Manitoulin Island Cycling Advocates (MICA) received word from Minister of Transportation Glen Murray that their lobbying efforts had once again...

M’Chigeeng seeks positive change after elder attack

M’CHIGEENG—M’Chigeeng citizens attended a community meeting at the complex on May 20 in the wake of the severe beating of elder Johnny Panamick. On...

Manitoulin in 1867

As Canada turns 150, a look back at the Island in the year of Confederation by Shelley J. Pearen Manitoulin Island was in transition in 1867....

Manitoulin OPP to tackle ‘big 3’ policing concerns

by Stacey Lavallie MANITOULIN—As one of his first tasks as Staff Sergeant of the four Manitoulin Island Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachments, Kevin Webb went...

Ferry ridership up eight percent

A banner year for Island tourism MANITOULIN—By all accounts, and with the fall shoulder season still ahead, it has been a banner summer for tourism...

Snowmobile club, OFSC set record straight concerning voluntary trail use without easements

MINDEMOYA—The Manitoulin Snowdusters Snowmobile Club hosted a successful meeting at the Mindemoya Community Centre last week, hoping to allay fears for its Manitoulin landowners...

Ojibwe Culture Foundation launches new exhibit and holds treaty commemoration

by Robin Burridge MANITOULIN—The Ojibwe Cultural Foundation (OCF) in M’Chigeeng has been busy preparing for two important summer events: the launch of their greatly anticipated...

Province paying wind farms for non-generation of power

ONTARIO—Ontario’s Minister of Energy Bob Chiarelli announced last Wednesday that the province would begin to pay wind power generators not to produce energy in...
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