Ed Burt: 70 years an activist

Atomic attacks spawned lifelong anti-nuke activism KAGAWONG— Ed Burt is a familiar figure at nuclear power and nuclear waste open houses, rising to voice his...

MHC sees slight increase in base fund, but not enough for growth

MANITOULIN—The Manitoulin Health Centre (MHC) has received a two percent increase in its base funding for the next year, which is somewhat good news,...

Me to We spokespeople encourage Mustangs to give back to their communities

M’CHIGEENG—In 1995, a 12-year-old Thornhill boy, along with 11 of his school friends, gathered to start an organization called Free the Children. Craig Kielburger...

Fatal collision closes Hwy 17 east of Mckerrow

(ESPANOLA, ON) - On Monday, December 11, 2017, at approximately 4:40 am, the Manitoulin and Espanola Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with...

Surveying Manitoulin’s owl populations

TEHKUMMAH—Bird Studies Canada was looking for Island volunteers with a keen sense of hearing to participate in an annual nocturnal owl study last month....

Wikwemikong honours its post secondary graduates

WIKWEMIKONG—The joyous strains of the honour song performed by drummer Danielle Roy-McDonald escorted a procession of Wikwemikong’s 2013 post secondary graduates led by university...

Wiikwemkoong explores theme of ‘moving forward’ at Justice Conference

LITTLE CURRENT—Wiikwemkoong hosted the second annual Wiikwemkoong Justice Conference at the Manitoulin Hotel and Conference Centre with the theme ‘moving forward.’ The two-day conference began...

Manitoulin Pet Rescue seeks foster homes for cats and dogs

by Betty Bardswich MINDEMOYA—Islanders were happy to learn in 2015 that an umbrella organization, Manitoulin Pet Rescue, had started up for Manitoulin. The idea for...

29 year old Man Arrested and Charged in Connection to Recent Poppy Box Thefts

The annual Poppy Campaign is one of the Royal Canadian Legion’s most important programs. The money raised from donations provides direct assistance for Veterans...

Mustang girls attend Northern Ontario curling championships

M’CHIGEENG—The Manitoulin Secondary School (MSS) Mustang girls’ curling team attended the Northern Ontario Secondary School Association (NOSSA) championships last week where they reached the...

Beef Farmers of Ontario to lobby for changes of farm property value rates

GUELPH—The Beef Farmers of Ontario (BFO) is going to work with the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) and other farm organizations to lobby for...

Canadian musical legend built Little Current post office

LITTLE CURRENT— In 1949 a strapping young bricklayer and aspiring musician by the name of Eddie Legére came up from Toronto to help build...
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