Unusual challenge raised to Central council minutes

CENTRAL MANITOULIN—The acceptance of a previous council’s meeting minutes is usually a pro forma agenda item, with corrections usually limited to spelling or grammar...

Ontario launches opioid strategy to mixed reviews

QUEEN’S PARK—The Ontario government announced a new opioid strategy, touted as its first comprehensive strategy to prevent opioid addiction and overdose. According to a...

Little Current Royal Canadian Legion launches annual Poppy Campaign

MANITOULIN—Across Canada last Friday the Royal Canadian Legion launched its annual Poppy Campaign. Locally, Northeast Town Mayor Al MacNevin signed the Poppy Proclamation with...

VON has a wide range of services to help seniors on Manitoulin

MANITOULIN—Seniors living at home on Manitoulin can access a variety of services through the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) to help them with everything...

Mustang boys’ hockey to play first game this Friday in Little Current

MANITOULIN—The Manitoulin Secondary School (MSS) boys’ hockey team has been selected and the team is ready to kick off the season with its first...

Island schools fair well at NOSSA x-country

Two MSS runners headed for provincials this week ESPANOLA—Manitoulin was well represented at the Northern Ontario Secondary School Athletics cross country meet last week in...

Animals find furever homes at Kat’s Pet Supply Adoption Day

by Betty Bardswick MINDEMOYA—A second successful adoption day was help at Kat’s Pet Supply in Mindemoya on October 29 from 10 am to 2 pm...

2017 DSB budget passed with slight increase to municipalities

ESPANOLA—At its October meeting, the Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board (DSB) passed its 2017 budget, resulting in a 0.40 percent increase to the municipal share. For...

Special ceremony held to celebrate Billings’ Fire Department’s 40th

KAGAWONG—A special ceremony was held last week for the Billings Volunteer Fire Department, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. “We have a great...

West End women donate locks for cancer patients

GORE BAY—Three Gore Bay area residents have donated some of their long hair to those who are battling cancer through the Wigs for Kids...

Chandler rink reaches world tour quarter-finals

MANITOULIN—Skip Jordan Chandler and his curling rink, who came within one win of qualifying for the Brier Canadian Men’s Curling Championship earlier this year,...

MPP Mantha challenges high Northern Ontario tax assessments

TORONTO—Michael Mantha, MPP for Algoma-Manitoulin ,questioned the province last week on the high tax assessments being assessed by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation on...