Elite Training opens Little Current gym

LITTLE CURRENT—The Espanola gym Elite Training has expanded to Manitoulin, opening a new location in Little Current on the corner of Robinson and Worthington...

Decommissioned cages drift into bridge in high winds

LITTLE CURRENT—Residents travelling across the Little Current Swing Bridge in the early morning hours on Christmas Eve day were startled to see a mass...

‘Scarf Bombing’ comes to Manitoulin

Spreading love and warmth in the new year LITTLE CURRENT—The good Samaritan trend of scarf bombing, tying knitted scarves to street lights for people in...

New rules at school crossings in effect now

MANITOULIN—As of January, Ontario’s law regarding school crossings where a crossing guard is present has changed with higher fines for drivers, including cyclists, who...

Refugee Report

Homes for Eritrean refugees set up, waiting for families MANITOULIN—The homes for the five Eritrean refugee families being sponsored by Island communities are largely secured...

17th Annual Wikwemikong High School Christmas Gala celebrates students

WIKWEMIKONG—The achievements of students at Wikwemikong High School were celebrated by the community at the 17th Annual Christmas Gala Dinner and Awards Night on...

Kina Gbezhgomi’s seminal work on child welfare presages TRC’s Calls to Action

by Isobel Harry MANITOULIN—With the release of the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) mid-December, Canada’s child welfare system is in the...

Island steps up with fundraisers for Wyatt Kennedy

LITTLE CURRENT—The Northeast Town Recreation Centre was filled to capacity December 23 for exhibition hockey games to raise funds for the family and medical...

Birthday party fetes Austin Hunt, Canada’s longest-serving politician

Billings mayor turns 90 by Sharon Jackson KAGAWONG—Family, friends, colleagues and members of the community came together to celebrate the 90th birthday of Aus Hunt who,...

Kagawong Christmas concert a local tradition

KAGAWONG—It is one of the many Manitoulin Island Christmas traditions that should have that ‘can’t miss’ label on them. The annual Kagawong Christmas concert was...

Manitoulin Community Choir’s Song and Cider 2015 a full house event

By Stephanie Burt Hillyard KAGAWONG—It may not have looked like much outside, but on November 28, inside the Kagawong Park Centre members of the Manitoulin...

Douglas A. Smith Family Foundation provides funding for two projects in town

GORE BAY— The Douglas A. Smith Family Foundation has provided funding to both the Gore Bay Fish and Game Club (GBFGC) and the Town...