Northeast Town announces Ivan Wheale as community Pan Am torchbearer

LITTLE CURRENT—The Northeast Town has officially announced Manitoulin artist Ivan Wheale as the community torchbearer for the Pan Am Games Torch Relay stop in...

Kagawong hosts Celebrate Green Living event

KAGAWONG—Several Island communities have hosted events in honour of Earth Day, which was last Wednesday, April 22. Kagawong, led by volunteer members of the...

Services Board renters could see big increase to rent

ESPANOLA—Some families within the Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board (DSB) catchment area could see an increase to their rent soon. The DSB is looking at...

Manitoulin East Friendship Club closes, donates history to museum

MANITOWANING—It has been a great run, but with dwindling numbers and a change in society’s culture, the Manitoulin East Friendship Club has decided to...

Social Enterprises to benefit from $450,000 Fund through Waubetek

BIRCH ISLAND - Social enterprises are about to receive an investment of $450,000 to support First Nations’ businesses that focus on social and environmental well-being. The money...

Burt Farms Country Meats ups its game with sausages

ICE LAKE—Burt Farms Country Meats of Ice Lake has built an enviable reputation throughout Manitoulin and beyond for high quality and healthy food products,...

Part VI: Surveying Manitoulin’s Sandfield and Gordon Townships

EDITOR’S NOTE: This week Shelley Pearen continues her series on the 19th century Manitoulin surveys. Ms. Pearen described the initial survey, the Anishinaabe reaction...

Manitoulin Island marks Parkinson’s Superwalk

by Betty Bardswich Mindemoya­–Central Manitoulin Mayor Richard Stephens attended the monthly meeting for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) on April 16 and proclaimed April to...

Old Mill Centre goes labyrinth in latest reno

KAGAWONG—Old Mill Heritage Centre curator Rick Nelson is looking forward to this year’s May long weekend opening with more than his customary enthusiasm. “We...

Professional freelance photographer visits The Expositor

MANITOULIN—Photographer/videographer Giovanni Capriotti’s gaze is intense as he sets up the lighting and pose for a portrait photograph of this writer, adjusting the angles...

Waubetek receives $2.5 million for aboriginal business

BIRCH ISLAND—The Waubetek Business Development Corporation will receive $2.5 million in funding to support aboriginal businesses and small-scale community development projects, courtesy of the...

Gordon Women’s Institute serves up sweet, sugar fun

Photos by Giovanni Capriotti The Gordon Women’s Institute held a pancake breakfast and sugar bush tour last weekend. Tons of Islanders and visitors flocked to...