Crime prevention is a shared responsibility in all our communities

MANITOULIN—This week, November 1 to 7, is Crime Prevention Week in Ontario with Manitoulin Island forces focusing on a shared theme of ‘working together.’ The...

Island’s first refugee family approved

MANITOULIN—The Little Current refugee steering committee was jubilant with the news that they have been approved for the Eritrean family they are sponsoring and...

Healthy Kids Community Challenge program officially up and running

AUNDECK OMNI KANING—With the sound of happy children playing in the background, Anishinabek Nation (Union of Ontario Indians) Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee, who...

Derek Debassige honoured as a McMaster distinguished alumni

HAMILTON— Every other year since 2013 McMaster University has embarked on an initiative to honour its distinguished alumni. This year, the second in which...

Shawanosowe School features smartboards thanks to Fisher Wavy and Lafarge funding

21st century learning; Part IV of a series WHITEFISH RIVER FIRST NATION—Whitefish River First Nation’s (WRFN) Shawanosowe School is updating its technology with the addition of...

Spring bear hunt returns

MANITOULIN—Ontario is proposing an expanded spring bear hunting pilot program to gather further information to assess concerns voiced by Northern communities about human-bear conflicts,...

Prolific and Passionate: Eric Walters Visits Manitoulin Secondary

M’CHIGEENG—I am halfway into writing my own novel, and I started last year. And here I was standing in front of a man who...

Friday night Country Jam in Little Current a successful fundraiser

by Betty Heis LITTLE CURRENT—The gazebo on Water Street in Little Current beside the cenotaph was the scene of many enjoyable evenings on Friday nights...

Wikwemikong science team places third at engineering meet

HAMILTON— The students of Wikwemikong High School have once again proved themselves to be science powerhouses on the high school stage as they recently...

Brock Chancellor Shirley Cheechoo focuses on First Nations curriculum in inaugural speech

ST. CATHERINES— Dual history was made this year during Brock University’s fall convocation, as Cree film director Dr. Shirley Cheechoo of M’Chigeeng was installed...

Assiginack Pumpkin Festival catapults the Island into fall

MANITOWANING— Assiginack held its annual pumpkin festival this past weekend, bringing in a large number of both Islanders and visitors to enjoy fall activities...

Espanola and District Credit Union members to vote on Northern merger

MANITOULIN— The Espanola and District Credit Union ( EDCU ) held an open house in Little Current last week, together with the senior staff...