SDBH calls on province to prohibit the use of e-cigarettes on school properties

Rainbow schools ban on smoking already includes e-cigarettes SUDBURY—A recent motion from the Sudbury and District Board of Health (SDBH) calling on the province to...

Three amigos fire 500 Pucks for Prostate

LITTLE CURRENT—Three hockey stick wielding Manitoulin Secondary School students launched 500 pucks in an hour at a hockey net set up on the tennis...

Proceeds of boob scarves go to chemotherapy program in Mindemoya

MANITOULIN—Barb Baker of Little Current brought with her in her move from Ottawa with husband Dale not only two successful businesses (Blades and Things...

Little Current Legion takes evening to honour its own

LITTLE CURRENT—Dignitaries and officials of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 177 gathered at the Legion hall on November 1 to recognize the long years...

Captain Jeff Caselton of Manitowaning shares his military story

Soldier returns to home community for Remembrance Day PETAWAWA—Twenty-seven-year-old Captain Jeff Caselton of Manitowaning joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 2006. “It was something I always...

CNIB Eye Van a much-needed tool for Island residents

MINDEMOYA—For 42 years, the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) Eye Van has been providing vision care for the residents of 30 remote...

Island Foodland celebrates 15 years as family-run business

by Betty Bardswich MINDEMOYA—The owners, staff and customers of Island Foodland in Mindemoya celebrated the store’s 15th anniversary on October 25. Island Foodland co-owner Mike Bondi...

The Battles of Ypres: 100 years ago the trench lines were completed

BELGIUM—On October 28 a solemn ceremony in the Belgium town of Ypres marked the 100th anniversary of the First Battle of Ypres. It was...

Remembrance Day reflections from MP Hughes

There is no doubt that Remembrance Day is exactly the kind of celebration that wraps people up emotionally and invokes a public outpouring of...

Military policeman Les Osborne shares recollections of years served

ICE LAKE—Les Osborne comes from a military background. His father was in the Canadian Armed Forces and his Uncle Sonny is buried in Africa. “It...

Record high owl counts in spring 2014 survey on Manitoulin Island

MANITOULIN—Four of the five spring owl survey routes on Manitoulin Island reported above average counts in the spring, with three of the routes having...

Manor receives generous donation from Northeast Town and McLean’s Mountain Wind Farm partnership

LITTLE CURRENT—The Manitoulin Centennial Manor received a generous donation from the Northeast Town and McLean’s Mountain Wind Limited Partnership’s road use agreement fund to...