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:


Fresh Manitoulin garlic and rough hardwood lumber, air dried four years, maple, oak and ash, 1” x 6” x 8’, lots of maple, 1” x 6” x 8’, 1” x 8” x 8’. Call 705-618-0161.

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.

Four rims for Toyota Corolla 2004 to 2008. Tire size, 185/65 15”. Call 705-377-5246.

Scooter, $2,000. Has a canvas top, front basket and basket on back. Also have an extra basket. 1.5 years old. Phone 705-368-0097.

Embroidered western saddle, 14.5”, $225 OBO.705-859-1041.

Wood chipper/shredder for sale. Bolens MC2500, 6.5 HP, 3”. $350 OBO. Call 705-859-1041.

5.5 HP 22” Yard Machine snow blower, runs great. Asking $250. Call 705-210-0406.

Used snowblowers, used snowblower attachments, used snow blower engines and parts. Call Lorne, 705-859-2308. Les Stuf.

Four snow tires for sale, used two seasons, 215/60/16 Dunlop Graspic with no rims. $100 gets all four. Call 705-377-4332 after September 21.

Large Winner Scooter, excellent condition. $2,000. Call 705-368-1448.


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.

Wanted, cast iron box stove. Call 705-368-3214 or text 705-862-4313.


Yard Sale at Little Current United Church, September 22, 8:30 am to 1 pm. All proceeds to Mission and Service Fund.

Inside Yard Sale, Saturday, September 22, 182 Southbay Drive, Clover Valley, Manitowaning area, 9 am to 1 pm. All wood working equipment plus. Phone 705-859-2906 for more information.


One-bedroom furnished apartment for rent in Honora Bay. Call 705-368-1057.

Prime deer hunting land, 200 acres on Scotland Drive in Billings Township. Trail and blind available for bow, black powder and rifle season. Clear Blu Farm, 519-319-3666.

NEW!!! Available October 1 in Little Current. Spacious furnished upstairs room plus private half bath in quiet home of retired professional. Share kitchen/yard. Walk to all business, school, hospital. Hydro/washing machine/TV/Hi-speed Wi-Fi included. No smoking. $620. Call/text after 12 noon 705-968-0233. First month rent plus one-month security.


Quiet and clean student/worker looking to rent a room or small apartment within Little Current. References will be provided, I have an excellent track record. Please email

Older mature woman, non-smoker, no pets, looking for one-bedroom apartment in or around Mindemoya. Call 705-377-6096.


The United Church in Manitowaning is open every Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm for private prayer and meditation.

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, 10 am to 2 pm. No appointment necessary, and the coffee is on.


NEMI Farmers’ Market downtown Little Current, open Saturdays, 9 am to 12 noon. Come out and support your local growers, producers and artists.

Farmers’ Market Café will take place every Friday from 9 am to 12 noon at the Red Roof Pavilion on the Gore Bay Waterfront. Join us for a sweet treat and a beverage. May 18 – October 5. See you there.

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 Wood’s 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.

“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” Ladies’ Night Out, Monday, September 24 at 7 pm, Manitoulin Community Church, Tehkummah. Comedian Heather Ashby from Huntsville, Ontario. Ice cream sundaes and cookies! Games, purse and accessory exchange! Bring along any old purses or accessories to exchange for a new-to-you one! And much, much more! Come join the fun ladies! Tickets are $10 per person. Please call 705-859-3384 to reserve your tickets!

Annual Fundraiser Pasta Dinner, Friday, September 28 from 5 pm to 6:30 pm at the St. Bernard’s Church, 19 Hayward Street, Little Current. $15 per person. All you can eat includes pasta dinner with Caesar salad, garlic bread, tea or coffee and dessert. 50/50 draw, $2 a ticket, $5 for three tickets, and $10 for your arm’s length. You can reserve tickets or buy them at the door. Contact Keith Legree at 705-968-0822 or

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.

Fall Vendors Craft Day. Saturday, September 29, 10 am to 2 pm at the Knox United Church, Napier Street, Manitowaning. Lunch, $5, food and crafts for sale. Vendors wanting a table, $10 each. For more information call Joan Wood, 705-859-2451.

Our Lady of Canada Roman Catholic Church invites your child to prepare to receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion (also called First Holy Eucharist). Parent meeting, Saturday, November 17. The Meeting will be held at Our Lady of Canada Roman Catholic Church, 6289 Highway 542/541 Mindemoya, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

Please bring a copy of your child’s baptismal certificate to the meeting. Any question? Please contact Keith Legree, 705-968-0822 or

Soup and sandwich luncheon and euchre tournament at the Meldrum Bay Community Hall, September 29. Lunch 11:30 am to 1 pm; euchre, 1:30 pm. Lunch $10; euchre, $7. Proceeds to Meldrum Bay Church.

The Central Manitoulin Historical Society invites you to an Open House, “History in the Afternoon”, at the Welcome Centre /Pioneer Museum in Mindemoya, on Sunday, September 23 from 2 pm to 4 pm. Tour the museum and see our exhibits. Visit the “Covered Bridge of Family Trees”. All our photo albums and Millennium Books will be on display. You are invited to bring pictures, memorabilia and family trees to share. Refreshments will be available. Watch the Slide Show of the Historical Walking Tour of Mindemoya “Jean’s Walk Part II” at 2:30 pm.

Operation Christmas Child meeting is on Monday, September 24 at 7 pm at the Grace Bible Church, Little Current. All materials are available for individuals and groups. For more information call Linda at 705-368-2863 or Laila at 705-368-2580.

Senior Drop-In Centre Little Current upstairs events at the NEMI Recreation Centre: Bingo, September 26, and October 10 at 1 pm; euchre and crafts, September 19, October 3, October 17 and October 24 at 1 pm; potluck lunches (food may vary) at 12 noon, September 25 and October 25. Shopping bus to Espanola, October 6. Bus leaves at 8:45 am and returns at 2 pm. Will be stopping at Canadian Tire, Giant Tiger, Shopping Centre and lunch. New members welcome.

Annual church rummage sale at Lyons Memorial United Church, 19 Meredith Street in Gore Bay on Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29 from 9 am to 1 pm.

On Sunday, September 30, the Little Current United Church, 5 Robinson Street will observe the feast of the day of St. Francis of Assisi with a “Blessing of the Animals” with service at 10 am. Bring your (restrained) pets for a blessing. If a trip to the church is too stressful for your pet bring a photo and come join us for worship. A prayer will also be offered for pets that have moved on to God’s realm. We welcome humans of all denominations too!

Manitoulin Northshore Federation of Agriculture Annual Meeting at Providence Bay Hall on September 28. Dinner at 6:30 pm, meeting to follow. All members welcome.

‘Men of Song’ in concert, are coming to Trinity Manitoulin United

Church on Sunday, September 30 at 2 pm. The tickets are $15. There will be a ‘sing-a-long’ during the 15-minute intermission. Come and join us for an afternoon of enjoyable song and music. Call 705-282-2816 for advance tickets.

Writers have the last word. Manitoulin Writers’ Circle meets Sunday, September 30 from 2 pm to 4 pm, Gore Bay Harbour Centre (lower level). Open to writers in all genres including fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry. Beginners welcome. For additional information call facilitator at 705-282-1714.

Sudbury and Districts Public Health offers a “Train the Trainer” program for agencies or organizations who would like to have their staff trained in naloxone. If your organization is interested, you are invited to contact Brenda Stankiewicz at 705-522-9200 ext. 267 for more information.


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.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch #177 fundraiser 8-ball pool tournament at the Little Current Legion, Saturday, September 29. Registration 12 noon to 12:45 pm; first break at 1 pm. Entry fee, $15. Rules based on Legion and V.N.E.A Regulations. Co-ordinator Norris Valiquette, 705-368-1717.


#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.


Wanted someone to clean up flower beds, painting etc. Call 705-368-1768 after 1 pm.


Thank you from Grant, Sharon, Brenda and Cory for your support at the time of the recent passing of Alberta, wife and mother, August 24, 2018. To those people that sent cards, called, dropped in, sent food, money, loaned equipment, time or anything I may have missed. A big thank you. Many people mentioned Alberta’s beautiful smile. God greeted her with a smile.

Grant Burnett

Thank you to everyone for the many acts of kindness shown to our family in the passing of our mother, Betty Lentir. To those who sent flowers, cards, made donations, brought food to our homes, the phone ca11s and visits, we thank you so much. Special thanks to Lyle Dewar for the family graveside service and to Bonnie McFarlane and Jo-Anne Bisaillon for preparing and serving at the luncheon and to all those that attended the social gathering. Thank you to Dr. Al Hadi for the care provided in the past few years and to all doctors and staff at the Mindemoya Hospital and Manitoulin Lodge for the care provided these past few months. Special thanks to the Simpson Funeral Home staff for your support and for helping us through a difficult time.

Our sincere appreciation to you all.

Shirley, Owen, Fred, Lenora, Mike, Rob, Andrea and families


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.

Beautiful Lake Manitou; three-bedroom, one-bathroom, wood burning stove, all appliances included, partially furnished. Boat dock included, garage and storage shed. Flat land with mature trees, metal roofs, partially fenced in gated community. 705-368-2401 or 937-284-3930.