Passenger marketing strategy being carried out on Chi-Cheemaun ferry

Tom SasvariThe RecorderOWEN SOUND—Passenger and vehicle traffic is up on the MS Chi-Cheemaun so far this year (compared to last year’s figures), something that...

Municipal reps voice concerns with 1990 land claim agreement

Tom Sasvari with files from Robin BurridgeThe RecorderMANITOULIN—While the United Chiefs and Councils of Mnidoo Mnising (UCCMM) and the provincial and federal governments have...

Giant hogweed on Island; contact burns, blisters skin

by Alicia McCutcheonAUNDECK OMNI KANING—A 20-year-old Aundeck Omni Kaning (AOK) man had an encounter with the invasive giant hogweed plant late last month, an...

M’Chigeeng Chief Hare wants an end to ‘carry homes’ for methadone clients

by Robin Burridge with files from Alicia McCutcheonM’CHIGEENG—M’Chigeeng First Nation Chief Joe Hare is calling for the stop of ‘carry home’ methadone treatment after...

Late Assiginack Reeve Bud Rohn penned final letter to taxpayers

by Alicia McCutcheonASSIGINACK—Bud Rohn, a colourful member of the Assiginack council for many years, passed away recently during his first term as the township’s...

Lake Huron water levels focus of Island IJC meeting Sunday

by Alicia McCutcheonLITTLE CURRENT—This Sunday, July 15 marks the International Joint Commission’s (IJC) visit to Manitoulin and it is the last chance for Islanders...

Manitoulin Transport will again be featured on Ice Road Truckers

Tom SasvariThe RecorderGORE BAY—Manitoulin Transport will again be featured on the popular Ice Road Truckers television show this upcoming season.“They did send a film...

Rainbow Board sets budget at $177 million

The RecorderSUDBURY—The Rainbow District School Board (RDSB) approved a budget of $177 million for the 2012-2013 school year at a board meeting held on...

Former reeve appointed as Assiginack councillor

Tom SasvariThe RecorderMANITOWANING—A former reeve of the municipality of Assiginack, Leslie Fields, has been selected by council to take over a vacant councillor seat.Leslie...

District Services Board to have proposed seniors’ housing property assessed

Tom SasvariThe RecorderESPANOLA—The Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board (DSB) will be getting an appraisal on a piece of Gore Bay it owns, prior to considering...

Honora bridge naming will honour Const. Lloyd Lackey

by Robin BurridgeLITTLE CURRENT—Earlier this month, Northeast Town council passed a motion supporting the dedication of the Graham Creek Bridge in Honora in memory...

Health Centre CEO warns of possible threats to Island hospital system

by Michael Erskine LITTLE CURRENT—The board of the Manitoulin Health Centre may have learned that the corporation is in good financial health during its recent...
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