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NDP MPPs meet MTO officials on highway clearing standards

Tom Sasvari The Recorder TIMMINS—It appears the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) agrees with concerns raised by area NDP MPPs concerning highway clearing standards in Northern Ontario,...

Courthouse employees fault Ministry of Attorney General with slow response to concerns on workplace...

Tom Sasvari The Recorder GORE BAY—The discovery of mould and asbestos in the Gore Bay courthouse building (which includes the land registry office) has left employees...

RCMP musical ride scheduled to perform in Gordon/Barrie Island

GORDON—The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Musical Ride is scheduled to perform in the municipality of Gordon/Barrie Island on June 18, 2013. “We’ve already started...

Misery Bay Park worth more than its original assessment

EVANSVILLE—An appeal of a Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) valuation of Misery Bay Provincial Park may prove that the park is worth more than...

Aquaculture association representatives upset with the imminent closure of Experimental Lakes Area

MANITOULIN—While not surprised that the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) in Northern Ontario is closing, representatives of the Northern Ontario Aquaculture Association (NOAA) are disappointed...

MPP Mantha renews push to take HST off home heating

QUEEN’S PARK—After reintroducing his ‘HST Rebate for Home Heating Bill’ last week, NDP Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Michael Mantha said the measure is needed now more...

Heather Graham joins Canadian Mixed Curling championship rink

MONTREAL—Heather Graham, originally from Gore Bay, but who now lives in Barrie, is a member of the Ontario team that won the Canadian Mixed...

Islanders honoured with Diamond Jubilee medals

Tom Sasvari The Recorder Doctor John F. (Jack) Bailey of Little Current and Doug Smith of Gore Bay were recipients of these prestigious medals. “Dr. Bailey had...

Soaring Bird leadership camp partners army personnel with Manitoulin First Nations youth

ZHIIBAAHAASING—Pride and emotion could be heard in the voice of Zhiibaahaasing First Nation Chief Irene Kells as she spoke about the moment 24 young...

Central council supports motion calling on MTO to improve highway standards

MINDEMOYA—Central Manitoulin council is fully supportive of the Township of Nairn and Hyman on its concerns with maintenance standards on Highway 17, but believes...

More evidence found that Griffin could be located in L. Michigan

LAKE MICHIGAN—A debris field found by the Great Lakes Exploration Project group could be the remains of the long-lost Griffin, says Steve Libert. According a...

Municipality looks for input concerning crisis with landfills

MINDEMOYA—The municipality of Central Manitoulin is in a “crisis” situation as the lifespan of its landfills is estimated to be less than two years....
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