Michael Mantha wins bid to represent NDP in Algoma-Manitoulin

by Nancy McDermid LITTLE CURRENT— Following a marathon of five nomination meetings held this past weekend in Wawa, Echo Bay, Bruce Mines, Little Current and...

Lifesaving surgery planned for youthful accident victim

by Alicia McCutcheon SUDBURY—On a balmy Sunday afternoon this past weekend, the support of members of the Aundeck Omni Kaning (AOK) First Nation reverberated through...

M’Chigeeng chief proposes remote youth treatment centre

by Alicia McCutcheon M’CHIGEENG—The death of a 22-year-old woman from an apparent drug overdose on July 3 in M’Chigeeng as the most recent in a...

Manitoulin picks assisted living as health priority

by Nancy McDermid LITTLE CURRENT—With a goal of changing how health care is experienced and delivered on Manitoulin Island, staff from the Northeast Local Health...

Island Special Olympian takes gold in 400 metre race at international event

by John Featherstone ATHENS, Greece—Manitoulin's own Special Olympian, Austin Featherstone, had his dreams come true last week when he won Canada a gold medal in...

MTO abandons use of Garlon herbicide on Manitoulin Island

by Alicia McCutcheon MANITOULIN-After the Municipality of Central Manitoulin added its voice of concern to those of neighbouring municipalities Assiginack and Tehkummah, the provincial Ministry...

Tehkummah mother-daughter duo fit in visit with Duchess of Cambridge

OTTAWA—Ever since Tara Reckahn was a small girl, she's been fascinated with the royal family so when the chance came to make the trip...

MP Hughes raises lighthouse land issue in House of Commons

by Nancy McDermid OTTAWA—Canada's plan to protect Manitoulin Island's heritage lighthouses faces a roadblock if the government severs land associated with these buildings and sells...

M’Chigeeng launches wind farm, first for an Ontario First Nation

by Robin Burridge M'CHIGEENG—Last Tuesday marked a momentous occasion for M'Chigeeng First Nations as they officially broke ground on their Mother Earth Renewable Energy project...

Iconic hardware store celebrates 90 years

MINDEMOYA—As the Williamson family of Mindemoya busies themselves with the 90th anniversary celebrations for the iconic hardware and sporting goods business D.A. Williamson and...

Hospital board AGM reveals many challenges met, surpassed

by Nancy McDermid LITTLE CURRENT—A challenging year for the Manitoulin Health Centre Corporation (MHC) has resulted in a positive outcome due to the work of...

Anglican bishop visits Holy Trinity as church celebrates 125 years

by Robin Burridge LITTLE CURRENT—The Bishop of Algoma, Lord Bishop Stephen Andrews, attended the 125th anniversary celebration of the Holy Trinity Anglican Church last weekend. The...
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