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Rainbow School Board sees school enrolment increase for first time in several years

SUDBURY—The chair of the Rainbow District School Board (RDSB) is very pleased that the board has seen a net increase in enrolment overall this...

MPP calls out MNRF minister on new fees to hunters and anglers

ONTARIO—On November 26, MPP Jeff Yurek (Elgin-Middlesex-London) rose in the legislature to question the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) on the new...

Township council accepts bid for new water treatment plant equipment

KAGAWONG—Billings council has accepted a bid of just over $517,000 for the purchase of new equipment and its installation in the township water treatment...

OFA agrees with Manitoulin group to lobby for managed hunt of sandhill cranes

MANITOULIN—While the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) has voted in favour of a motion passed by the Manitoulin-Sudbury West OFA to lobby the Canadian...

British motorcycle mag features Evansville resident’s article, photos

WESTERN MANITOULIN—Several stunning photographs taken by a couple of Evansville residents are featured on the cover and inside of a British motorcycle magazine, accompanying...

Cockburn deer hunt one of the worst in years, hunters report

COCKBURN ISLAND—This year’s deer hunt on Cockburn Island will go down as one of the worst in terms of the number of deer seen,...

Little Current soldier part of honourary call to the bar of Law Society of...

GORE BAY—Canadian soldier Private William Adam Irving, originally from Little Current, was one of 59 fallen soldiers who were part of a Law Society...

Billings receives good news on Ontario power dam special payment program

KAGAWONG—Billings Township has received some good news concerning the power dam special payment program for 2015 from the province. “It appears Mr. (Ernie) Hardeman’s letter...

Old Mill Remembrance Week exhibit biggest yet

KAGAWONG—In all the years the Old Mill Heritage Centre Board has hosted the Remembrance Week military exhibit display, this year’s display will be the...

Annual Big Buck and Doe Contest proceeds to help family devastated by fire

MANITOULIN—The hunting community is encouraged to enter the annual Bridal Veil Esso Big Buck and Doe contest this year with half the proceeds going...

Bill Van Every remembers WWII Battle of the Scheldt as ‘the best job...

MELDRUM BAY—“I was one of the lucky ones,” says Bill Van Every, 92, as he recounts the time his platoon was shelled by the...

Ontario re-introducing invasive species legislation

TORONTO—Ontario is taking action to protect communities from invasive species through prevention, early detection, rapid response and eradication of invasive species in the province. The...
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