A passion for plants provided Gaynor Orford’s Misery Bay connection

EVANSVILLE—Gaynor Orford has always had an affinity for all things green and growing, so when rumblings of the creation of a new park to...

Tehkummah’s First Responders: A volunteer help when we need it most

TEHKUMMAH––The Tehkummah First Response team has been active for nearly 40 years. They are currently one of two teams on Manitoulin, the other being...

Jim and Charlene Chambers made Kagawong a home through volunteering

KAGAWONG—Volunteering started at an early age for Jim and Charlene Chambers with both of them being active in their community as children and having...

Corbiere brothers paint excavator pink, honour family members claimed by cancer

April is Cancer Awareness Month M’CHIGEENG­­– Every three minutes another Canadian is faced with fighting cancer. April is designated as Daffodil month by the Canadian Cancer...

Volunteering means new learning opportunities for Ralph Gonawabi

WIIKWEMKOONG—When Ralph Gonawabi moved back to Wiikwemkoong with his young children he became involved in hockey as a volunteer coach and trainer. However, after...

Little Current United Church hosts indoor labyrinth

LITTLE CURRENT—Little Current United Church will be hosting an indoor labyrinth from Wednesday, April 25 to Sunday, April 29. The labyrinth is on loan...

Two Island youths move on to Legion provincial championships

ESPANOLA—Three students from Manitoulin Island competed on April 15 at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 39 in the District H and K Finals to represent...

Helping protect species at risk is John Diebolt’s impetus to volunteer

BIG LAKE—It isn’t much of a secret that the planet is facing another mass extinction event, and this time it isn’t a meteor or...

Ontario honours Meemee Lavell-Harvard as recipient of 2018 Victim Services Awards of Distinction

TORONTO–Twenty remarkable individuals and organizations from across the province received the Attorney General’s Victim Services Awards of Distinction on Thursday, April 12 for their...

Road salt threatens Great Lakes

Rivers, inland lakes becoming saline TORONTO—Road salt is fast becoming the new phosphorous, according to Elizabeth Hendriks, vice-president, Freshwater Program at the World Wildlife Fund....

The Angel Bus Committee is asking Island residents to “pay it forward”

MANITOULIN—“Paying it forward” means to respond to a person’s kindness to oneself by being kind to someone else. April 28 is designated as “Pay It...

Manitoulin Sea Cadet Corps launches recruitment drive with open house

MANITOULIN—There are few activities for youth on Manitoulin Island that provide more opportunities than joining the Manitoulin Sea Cadet Corps. The Corps has launched...
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