Manitoulin Special Olympians take part in curling and snowshoeing events

MANITOULIN ISLAND—Several Manitoulin Special Olympic (MSO) snowshoe team members and curling rinks will be considered for qualification at the provincial championships in 2019 following...

Request for proposals closed for phase two of OPP detachment project on Manitoulin

MANITOULIN—The request for proposals for stage two of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) modernization project on Manitoulin Island has closed for teams to submit...

Burpee-Mills council requests meeting to discuss long-term viability of Manor

EVANSVILLE—With concerns relating to the Manitoulin Centennial Manor’s aging infrastructure and the recent one-time expenditure allocation to Island municipalities, Burpee-Mills Township council is requesting...

MICA showcases Manitoulin tourism at annual Bicycle Show

TORONTO—The Manitoulin Island Cycling Advocates (MICA) spent this past weekend (March 2-4) promoting both cycling and Manitoulin Island tourism for the fifth year in...

Gore Bay Theatre bringing an absurdist tour de force to QUONTA

GORE BAY—The Gore Bay Theatre Company, under the veteran co-direction of Walter Maskel and Andrea Emmerton, has become synonymous with great theatre productions and...

Former M’Chigeeng chief is a denied standing on debate on election’s validity

OTTAWA—A motion to be granted intervener status in the case deciding the fate of the overturned September 9, 2017 M’Chigeeng band elections was dismissed...

Hike in Sheg water rates helped one senior couple to rethink Manitoulin

NORTHEAST TOWN—At the March 8 committee meeting of Northeast Town council, water rates for Little Current and Sheguiandah residents on municipal water jumped once...

Four-year-old’s Karleigh4Kindness donates hair for cancer wigs

WIIKWEMKOONG—Karleigh Kaboni had never had a haircut, but when the four-year-old learned that those battling cancer often lose their hair, she didn’t take long...

Anishinabek Nation signs gasoline and tobacco Agreement-in-Principle with Ontario

TORONTO—The Anishinabek Nation and the Ontario government signed a non-binding Agreement-in-Principle (AIP) that will establish a commitment to explore further discussions and frameworks in...

Burns Wharf players cancel 2018 production as no theatre space available

MANITOWANING—Due to a lack of venue, the Burns Wharf Theatre Players (BWTP) have had to cancel their 2018 theatrical performance of ‘Pirates of Penzance.’ Since...

New Ontario PC leader gains Island momentum

Manitoulin Tories rally behind Doug Ford TORONTO—The weekend contest to chose a new leader for the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party did not go quite as...

Four generations of farm life later, are we safer than ever?

by Steph Burt Hillyard ICE LAKE—Farming runs through my veins. It’s been part of my family much longer than I have, and longer than I...
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