Non-tillable land shouldn’t be assessed as farmland, Burpee-Mills tells province

EVANSVILLE—Upset with the province reassessing non-tillable land into residential tax assessment on farm lands, Burpee-Mills Township council supports a resolution from another Ontario municipality,...

Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing unmatched, Carol Hughes tells the House

OTTAWA–Sportfishing is an essential part of the tourism economy in Canada and even more important for Northern Ontario, according to Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP Carol Hughes. Ms....

Vice-chief calls on aboriginal people to get involved in the federal election

OTTAWA— Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) Vice-Chief Ron Swain is urging aboriginal people to participate in the federal election in any way they can. “Those...

Friends of Misery Bay group receive financial boost

MISERY BAY—The Friends of Misery Bay (FOMB) has received a financial boost for its universal access trail at the park through the Mountain Equipment...

Magical Meldrum Bay, Manitoulin Island’s maritime marvel then and now

MELDRUM BAY—Meldrum Bay is an hour west of Gore Bay and a world away, a tiny waterside hamlet at the end of the road...

The benefit of tax planning for farmers

by Michael Poole, CPA, CA for MNP MANITOULIN—As a tax specialist practicing in an area rich in agriculture, the end of each year brings about...

Autumn Peltier named as chief water commissioner by Anishinabek Nation

NIPISSING - Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Glen Hare has announced that Autumn Peltier of Wikwemikong will be honoured at the Anishinabek...

KTEI hosts annual Fall Harvest Thursday

M’CHIGEENG—Kenjgewin Teg is hosting its annual Fall Harvest tomorrow at the M’Chigeeng powwow grounds, themed ‘Wazhi Modzawin Miinwaa Niisiwin,’ Living and Breathing Sustainable Ways...

You will laugh and you will cry with Gore Bay Theatre production

GORE BAY—Last weekend this reporter was able to watch a dress rehearsal for Gore Bay Theatre’s upcoming production of ‘This is How...

Decrease in Chi-Cheemaun ferry traffic seems to reflect lower tourism numbers

OWEN SOUND - It seems to be the case for tourism on Manitoulin Island, and the entire region this year, that tourism...

Seniors display talents at art and book sale

LITTLE CURRENT—Members of the Manitoulin Centennial Manor art class spent much of the last few weeks preparing for the Manor Art Show and Sale,...

Motion aimed at school trustee fails at the table

SUDBURY—You might expect that Manitoulin Rainbow District School Board (RDSB) trustee Larry Killens would be crowing at least a little bit over the failure...