Is alcohol a problem? AA may be able to help. Meetings 7 days a week – visit or call 705-674-6217 for more info.

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. To receive adult or youth/parent information on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, more commonly known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or to volunteer with our Association, please contact: The Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Association of Ontario. Tel: 416-222-8820 or 1-877-632-6682 (outside GTA) or write to: Ste. 402, 170 Donway West, Toronto, ON M3C 2G3. Please visit our web site at:

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group. For those affected by the disease and their caregivers, meetings will be the third Thursday of every month, 1:30 – 3:30 pm. Mindemoya Public Library (at the Municipal office building), Mindemoya. Call Marilyn at 705-368-0756, Ext 238 if there are any questions. All welcome.

Manitoulin Family Resources offers programs to support and promote positive family relationships on Manitoulin and the North Shore. Violence against Women Services: Haven House Shelter, Outreach Counseling Crisis Line 705-377-5160; Toll Free Crisis Line 800-465-6788; Children’s Services: Manitoulin Best Start Hub, Child Care 705-368-3400; Help Centre: Treasures Thrift Shop, Food Bank 705-377-5532; Administration 705-377-5532.

Are you concerned about someone’s drinking? Al-Anon has one purpose: Welcoming, giving hope and comfort to help family and friends of alcoholics. Changed attitudes can aid recovery. Stepping Stones Al-Alon Group: Thursdays at 7 pm in the library room at the Missionary Church, 51 Young Street, Mindemoya, 705-377-4892/705-377-5138. Espanola Al-Anon, Tuesdays at 7 pm, Anglican Church, 213 Tudhope Street, Espanola, 705-869-6595.

Questions or concerns about diabetes? We can help. Please contact the MHC Diabetes Training and Care Centre. Individual and group appointments available with a registered nurse or dietitian certified in diabetes education. Clinics in Little Current, Mindemoya, Silver Water, Gore Bay and Manitowaning. Please call 705-368-2300 ext. 2415 for more information. Self-referrals accepted.

Gateway To Life Church service schedule, Sunday Morning Gateway Kids ages 4 to 12, 9 am to 10 am; Sunday Worship, 10:30 am; Tuesday Bible Study, 7 pm; Wednesday The Gate Youth, 7pm. Affiliated with P.A.O.C., 22 Vankoughnet Street East, P.O. Box 681, Little Current, Ontario P0P 1K0. Pastor Philip Hovi 705-368-0245, email:


Storage available for boats and larger items. Call 705-988-3605.


Brazilian amethyst geodes and clusters for sale. Raw rose quartz, tumbled stones. Amethysts, clear quartz, rose quartz, carnelian, hematite and aventurine. Located in Tehkummah. Call 705-501-7272 or cell 647-298-3174.

DR Pro Model Stump Grinder. 14 ½ HP Briggs and Stratton Manual start. Like new condition, only used six hours. Call or text Don at 705-348-8250.

Left hand Browning compound bow with hard case, arrows and extras. $150. Call 705-368-2804.


Billy goats ready for service, also younger billy goats, young nanny goats and, sheep. Rams ready for service. Pigs ready for butchering. Call 705-988-3605.


Donate your old car or truck or farm tractor, etc., or even an old metal boat to our church. We can send a truck right to you to pick these up, and in return you will receive an income tax receipt for the scrap value of your donation to St. Bernard’s Church, Little Current. Please, no smaller items such as fridges, stoves, hot water tanks, etc. Contact Tony Ferro at 705-368-3066 or Jim Griffin at 705-859-2289.

One used Snapper lawn mower. Any condition. Call 705-377-4645 after 7 pm.


Guinea Pig – Free to a good home with no other pets. Approximately three year old female.  Very gentle. Habitat and supplies included. Leave a message at 705-348-2263.


Large one-bedroom close to Low Island and downtown Little Current. Fridge, stove, washer, dryer included. $800 plus hydro. 705-368-6240 for viewing appointment.

Room for rent in Mindemoya, own furnished living space and shared kitchen. Non-smoker. Call 705-377-5286.

House for rent: Providence Bay, three bedrooms, non-smokers, attached garage, fridge/stove, large deck, oil and hydro extra. Available January 1, possibly earlier. Call 705-377-5479 weekdays after 4 pm or leave a message.


Women looking for one- or two-bedroom apartment on the Island. Quiet, responsible tenant. Call 705-869-5278 or text 705-936-7106.


Our door is open. Whatever adversity you find yourself burdened with, you are most welcome to come sit alone in our church or have someone pray with you, with complete confidentiality. Please come and find an oasis. It’s waiting for you at Mindemoya’s Trinity United Church. Open each Tuesday for prayer, 11 am to 1 pm. No appointment necessary, and the coffee is on.


The Little Shoppe Around the Corner at Knox United Church in Manitowaning is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am – 3 pm. Very gently-used clothing for all ages and sizes, as well as many “treasures.”

Save the date! Scott Woods’ Christmas Show at the NEMI Recreation Centre Hall, Sunday, November 25 at 2 pm. A fundraiser for the Manor’s Another Step Forward Campaign. Tickets available at the Expositor Office or by calling Gail at 705-368-2589, or by phone with credit card by calling the Scott Woods Band office at 1-855-726-8896.

Weekly Grief Support Group, Spring Bay Pentecostal Church, 9351 Hwy 542, Spring Bay. Sessions are held on Thursdays, 7 pm to 9 pm. You are welcome to begin attending our Grief Share Group at any point. Phone 705-377-5060 for more info.

Advent retreat with the theme The Art of Waiting at Our Lady of Canada Roman Catholic Church. Saturday, November 24 from 11 am to 6 pm. Lunch will be provided. Deadline to sign up is November 20, 2018. Contact Keith Legree at 705-968-0822 or email Free will offering.

Craft sale at the Little Current United Church Hall. Friday, November 23, 5 pm to 9 pm and Saturday, November 24, 9 am to 3 pm. Tables available, call 705-368-3638 to book your space.

Come and visit St. John’s Anglican church Kagawong during Christmas in Kagawong. Come and enjoy our Angel display, Christmas cake and hot cider, Bake Sale, Gift table and gift baskets, Saturday, November 17 from 10 am to 3 pm. Join us for carols 11 am to 12 noon. Colouring sheets and decorations for the children and a Christmas story for you to take away. In aid of St. John’s.

Snowflake Luncheon at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Manitowaning on Spragge Street on Wednesday, November 21 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Tickets are $8 and available from church members. For more info call 705-859-3426 or 705-859-3041.

Christmas Cookie Baskets (or just cookies) Sale by order from St. Paul’s ACW. Orders need to be in by December 1. Call 705-859-1212 or 705-859-2263.

Little Current United Church Christmas luncheon, November 17 from 11:30 am to 1 pm. Serving soup, sandwiches, sweets. Adults $10; children 5 to 12 years, $5. There will be a bake table, a craft table and a touch and take table.

The Little Current United Church is hosting their annual Christmas fair on Friday, November 23 from 5 pm to 9 pm; Saturday, November 24 from 9 am to 2:30 pm. Great gift ideas! Variety of products! Numerous vendors. See you there.

Journey to Bethlehem. An outdoor production of the Christmas Story on Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1. 6 pm to 8:30 pm. Please follow parking directions in downtown Mindemoya. Dress warmly, free will offering, refreshments after the walk. For more information call 705-348-0049 or 705-377-5283. Sponsored by Mindemoya Missionary Church, Mindemoya United Church Pastoral Charge, Our Lady of Canada Roman Catholic Church and St. Francis of Assisi Anglican Church.

St. Bernard’s Christmas Snowflake tea at 19 Hayward Street, Little Current. Saturday, December 1, 11 am to 1 pm. Soup, sandwiches, desserts, table of baked goods for sale, white elephant, cake walk. Adults $10, children 5 to 12 $5.

Christmas in Kagawong November 16, 4 pm to 8 pm; November 17, 10 am to 4 pm; November 18 10 am to 4pm at the Park Centre, Kagawong.

Knox Christmas Gala roast beef dinner at Knox United Church Hall, Napier Street, Manitowaning on November 24 at 6 pm. Advanced tickets only, $25 each, contact Diane at 705-603-0562 (not long distance). Entertainment by Burn’s Wharf Theatre players.

Turkey dinner at Tehkummah Seniors’ Hall on Saturday, November 17. First sitting at 4:30 pm, second sitting at 6 pm. Takeout pickup at 5:30 pm. Adults $16, 6 to 12 years $10, 5 and under free. Sponsored by St. Andrews By the Sea United Church.

Anglican Christmas Luncheon, Bazaar, Cookie Walk and Candy Sale, Saturday, December 1 at Gore Bay Lyon’s Memorial United Church Hall. 11 am to 2 pm. Cookie walk, crafts, candy shop, nearly new items, luncheon. Adults $8, 5 to 8 years $3.50, under 5 free. Sponsored by the Anglican Church Women.

The Island Quilt Guild will be having their monthly meeting at the Mindemoya Community Centre on Thursday, November 15 at 7 pm. Come on out for an informative evening of quilting information and show and tell. Lots of fun and refreshments are served.


Royal Canadian Legion Branch #177 Little Current hours: Sundays, Mondays, closed; Tuesday to Saturday, 4 pm to closing.

Weekly special events at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #177, Tuesdays, dart night; Thursdays, wing night; Fridays, meat roll draw.

Mini eight-ball pool tournaments. Every Wednesday night at 7 pm at the Little Current Legion. Maximum of eight players.


Renew your 2019 membership today. If you paid your 2018 before June 30, 2018, you should have a membership card waiting for you at the bar if you haven’t picked it up already. Pay your 2019 membership today and get a 2019 sticker to attach to your card. If you are a new member after June 30, 2018 a membership card will be issued to you by the end of November 2018. You can pay your 2019 dues now and your card will come with the 2018 and 2019 sticker. Ask a friend to come and join the Legion. All memberships sold before November 30, 2018, will be eligible to win a gift certificate from a local business. Thank you for your support to our local branch 177, Little Current.


#348 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps: Sea Cadets meeting each Monday from 6:30 pm to 9 pm, Little Current Public School, ages 12 to 18. For information call 705-603-0722.


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I would like to thank the employees and customers of Valu Mart in Little Current for coming to my aid when I tripped and fell at the doorway of the store on Saturday, October 27. I also want to thank the ambulance staff for the expert way they got me on the stretcher. Also thank you to Nelda, Elaine and Gregory for your help. With many, many thanks to all of you.

Cora Bell Finch


COLLINS–In loving memory of my sweetheart, Coral Mae Collins, who left us November 11, 2015. She was devoted to helping others. Coral’s church family at St. Paul’s, Manitowaning showed their love by giving her a wonderful service, conducted by Bishop Tom Corston. Their efforts, including the luncheon, were very much appreciated. Coral is missed by many friends. She is the love of my life and will be in my heart forever.


WADE—In loving memory of Brent Wade who left us on November 9,1999.

As we loved you, so we miss you;

In our memory you are near.

Loved, remembered, longed for always,

Bringing many a silent tear.


Anna and Uncle Wayne

PELTIER— In loving memory of a wonderful musical husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather Herman Peltier, November 7, 2011.

In a little country graveyard

Not very far from home

Lies the one we loved so dearly

And lost seven years ago.

Not a day goes by we don’t miss him

And pray that he was here

With his wonderful smile and playing his music

For all of us to hear.

It broke our hearts to lose him.

We want you all to know,

The wonderful life we shared with him,

That’s why we miss him so.

We miss you so much,

Marg and family

DEBASSIGE— In loving memory of Wayne Robert Debassige, June 6, 1956 to November 15, 2018.

My dear Wayne, you left us way too soon.

It has been a long hard year without your laughter.

A day has not gone by without tears of missing you.

My life is now empty without you.

I miss the joy you brought into my life.

I will always cherish our time together,

The laughter and the fun we shared.

I dream of you often,

And dreaming of you has helped me get through the last year of losing you.

I’m so glad that I met you.

It’s now hard to live without you.

I will love you forever my dearest Wayne,


Diann P.

MCDOUGALL— In loving memory of Glen McDougall, May 18, 1952 to November 19,2017

They say there was a reason,

They say that time will heal,

But neither time nor reason

Will change the way we feel.

For no-one knows the heartache

That lies behind our smiles.

No one knows how many times

We have broken down and cried.

So there won’t be any doubt…

You’re so wonderful to think of,

But so hard to be without.

Forever loved and in our hearts,

Beth, Sherri and Moe, Chris and Renee,

Colin and KC, Jarvis and Steph, Patrick and Mel,

Kristen & Eric, Tim and Casey


Waterfront lot and sauna cabin for sale at Maple Point, Kagawong. 150’ water-frontage, 1.8 acres.  Hydro installed, year-round road, amazing water-view, 10’ x 10’ shed with pump and water hook-up into sauna. Luxury, well-built sauna cabin 10’ X 20’. Mature hardwood lot. Property Guys ID #: 371063. Call/text: 705-929-5842.

200 acres of pasture land or good hunting property. In Assiginack Township, four kilometers south of Manitowaning off Hwy 6. Lot 22 and 23, Concession 5. Call 705-859-3394.