M’Chigeeng family loses everything in Friday night blaze

M’CHIGEENG—It is thanks to a passerby, a walker headed for the General Store in M’Chigeeng on Friday night, that the Williams/Lewis family made it...

New manager takes helm at Manitoulin Hotel

LITTLE CURRENT—Glenn Black of Providence Bay took over the helm as general manager of the new Manitoulin Hotel and Conference Centre last week and...

Manitoulin Health Centre partners with Island clinics to launch new physician recruitment plan

MANITOULIN—The Manitoulin Health Centre (MHC) has partnered with physician clinics in Mindemoya, Little Current, Gore Bay and Manitowaning, as well as the Island’s three...

Northeast Town council reviews first draft of 2015 municipal budget

LITTLE CURRENT—The Northeast Town council reviewed the first draft of the proposed 2015 municipal budget last week. Northeast Town CAO Dave Williamson walked council through...

Whitefish River First Nation prepares for the polls

Nominations are in for the 2015 election WHITEFISH RIVER FIRST NATION—The nominations are in for the Whitefish River First Nation chief and council elections to...

Assiginack Public School welcomes new Principal

MANITOWANING--Rainbow District School Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Maria Bouwmeester as Principal of Assiginack Public School. She served as Vice-Principal of...

Treaty of Niagara the focus of OCF seminar

An outreach that seeks to educate Native and non-Native alike M’CHIGEENG—The Ojibwe Cultural Foundation in M’Chigeeng seeks to teach the art, language and history of...

Manitoulin’s generous spirit evident at 45th annual MSS Awards Night

M’CHIGEENG—Manitoulin Secondary School’s (MSS) graduates were once again honoured in that school’s annual Christmas tradition of Awards Night on December 18, the 45th edition,...

Over 4,000 birds spotted at Christmas bird count

by Chris Bell MANITOULIN--Over 4,000 birds of 53 species were counted in the 41st annual Mindemoya Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, December 20. Uncommon birds...

Providence Bay local food advocate denied chicken appeal

TORONTO—A Providence Bay bed and breakfast operator and local food advocate, Glenn Black, had his appeal before the Agricultural, Food and Rural Affairs Appeal...

Northeast Town staff move into new Little Current public works garage

LITTLE CURRENT—Northeast Town public works staff have officially moved into the new Little Current garage, which was completed late last year. Last March the Little...

Murray McDermid of Providence Bay honoured by Home Hardware

by Betty Bardswich MINDEMOYA—Murray McDermid of Providence Bay was singled out for a special award recently when H. Christine Hand, chairman of the board of...