Flu shot season has arrived

MANITOULIN— The dreaded flu season is here and it’s time to review what we can do to avoid contracting and spreading the flu virus. According...

West End residents to experience power outage

MANITOULIN— Residents of Sheshegwaning First Nation, Burpee and Mills, Robinson, Cockburn Island, Dawson and Cockburn Island will experience a power interruption on Wednesday, June...

Northeast Town carries on after March blaze destroys Little Current public works garage

LITTLE CURRENT—Snow plowing, garbage pickup and other town services have continued despite a fire last month which burned down the Northeast Town’s public works...

Former Billings church building can now be used for various events

KAGAWONG—The former St. Paul’s On the Hill United Church, located in Billings Township, will be available for rent by users, on a seasonal basis. “We...

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...

It’s easy to be Canadian, let’s keep it that way

Ask a hundred different Canadians what it means to be Canadian and you’re likely to get a hundred different answers.  They’ll vary from region...

Calls for municipal support for Sudbury’s demand that OPP helicopter return North

  KAGAWONG—All regional municipalities, including Manitoulin Island, should support a motion passed by the City of Greater Sudbury council to have the Ontario Provincial Police...

Ontario increasing minimum wage effective June 1, 2014

ONTARIO—Last week it was announced that Ontario is increasing the minimum wage from $10.25 to $11 per hour on June 1, 2014. This new...

LCYC sailing school posts successful summer season

LITTLE CURRENT— The Little Current Yacht Club’s annual youth sailing school posted an outstanding 2015 season with over 60 children taking part over the...

Snowmobile ice trails closed for the season

MANITOULIN—In light of the recent news (and the front page article in this paper regarding the Brechin couple that found themselves in the North...

Cup and Saucer fate hangs in the balance as MTA changes focus

NORTHEAST TOWN—The Northeast Town council has declined to take over the “lead responsibility” of the Cup and Saucer Trail after reviewing a request from...

Northeast Town and Gore Bay the only Manitoulin Island municipalities to see decrease under...

MANITOULIN—The highly anticipated 2015 Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) bill, reflecting the new billing model, has finally been received by Island municipalities, with only Gore...