Providence Bay phragmites assault planned to defend contentious thistle

PROVIDENCE BAY—Local conservationists, business and resort owners have expressed strong concern about the impact that phragmites pose to the Island’s signature beach at Providence...

Bridgette McDonald represents Manitoulin at the CNE Ambassador of the Fairs

TORONTO—Providence Bay Fair Ambassador 2014 Bridgette McDonald represented the Providence Bay Agricultural Society at the 44th annual Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) Ambassador of the...

Providence Bay Fair is a celebration of country life

PROVIDENCE BAY—Toronto may have its CNE, but when it comes to the real McCoy of rural country fairs, the Providence Bay Fair holds pride...

Wiky hockey player signs with new US pro women’s hockey league

STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT— Wikwemikong band member Kelly Babstock will be playing in the inaugural season of the National Women’s Hockey League.“I attended a camp in...

Water walkers stop on Manitoulin Island during sacred annual walk

Walkers raise awareness of the importance of water for future generations MANITOULIN— Water Walkers United, a group travelling from Matane, Quebec to Madeline Island, Wisconsin,...

Reach for the stars! Manitoulin’s dark skies offer incredible star gazing opportunities

MANITOULIN— Manitoulin Island has many unique features that make it a beautiful place both to live and visit. One of these special features is...

Custom cabinet maker sets up shop

SHEGUIANDAH— Whippletree Custom Woodworking ’s professional workshop is just a hop and skip down Morphet’s Sideroad to Windover’s Sideroad, located on the local food...

Ed Burt: 70 years an activist

Atomic attacks spawned lifelong anti-nuke activism KAGAWONG— Ed Burt is a familiar figure at nuclear power and nuclear waste open houses, rising to voice his...

Kickstarter campaign launched for coffee-table compendium of Jack Whyte ’s life in art

by Isobel HarryGORE BAY— Jack Whyte is as casual as they come. Dressed in well-worn denim, hair flying wild, he almost leans his chin...

Canadian musical legend built Little Current post office

LITTLE CURRENT— In 1949 a strapping young bricklayer and aspiring musician by the name of Eddie Legére came up from Toronto to help build...

Open Air Market at the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation each Thursday

by Jan McQuayM’CHIGEENG— When Mark Seabrook asked me what I thought of a craft market at the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation (OCF) in M’Chigeeng, I...

Annual Whitefish River First Nation celebrates respect for the water and land

WHITEFISH RIVER FIRST NATION — Whitefish River First Nation (WFRN) held its Wawaskinga annual traditional powwow last weekend at Sunshine Alley.It was a beautiful...
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