Volunteering to make a child’s life better: Linda Taylor

SPRING BAY—It is hard to imagine that Linda Taylor, busy with a cleaning and catering business, can find time to be a volunteer, but...

Gently used formal dress initiative, Beauty and the Beats, back at MSS

MANITOULIN—The Beauty and the Beats initiative is back again this year, with new and/or gently used formal dresses and accessories for Manitoulin Secondary School...

Petition for Little Current dog park reaches 160 signatures

Council directs staff to work with group on possible park LITTLE CURRENT—A group of Little Current dog owners attended the Northeast Town council meeting last...

Manitoulin Secondary School receives over $3,000 in new tools

MANITOULIN—Manitoulin Secondary School’s (MSS) technology department has received over $3,000 worth of new tools thanks to a donation from Stanley, Black & Decker. “We needed...

Special Needs Strategy sought for Sudbury-Manitoulin District

by Betty Bardswich MINDEMOYA—The Ontario government’s Ministry of Children and Youth Services hosted an information webinar at the Manitoulin Health Centre (MHC) in Mindemoya on...

Easter weekend fun on Manitoulin

Easter egg hunts across Manitoulin 2015 https://vimeo.com/124309635

Autism Awareness Month: A Gore Bay family’s story

by Blake Priddle GORE BAY—Autism Awareness Month continues on Manitoulin Island and all across and Canada. Pamela McLaughlin is a Gore Bay mother whose daughter...

Islanders speak out against rising hydro costs and join Enough is Enough movement

Enough is Enough petition gains Island support across Manitoulin ONTARIO—When Jacques Ouellette of Marathon started the Hydro One Enough is Enough Facebook group three years...

Billings Library hosts Seedy Saturday event

by Sharon Jackson KAGAWONG—The first seed swap of the year in Billings attracted a dozen enthusiastic gardeners to the Billings Library during the Easter weekend. Librarian...

Computer glitches continue to dog Ontario Works software

ESPANOLA—The new software undergoing implementation in Ontario Works offices across the province continues to bedevil the folks charged with administering welfare and disability support...

Island vets help Wikwemikong family reclaim lost war medals

WIKWEMIKONG—Late last month friends and family of the late Wilfred Trudeau gathered at the Wikwemikong band council chambers in a special ceremony that saw...

Hop across the Island this weekend and enjoy some Easter hunting fun!

MANITOULIN—This weekend will be a busy one for the Easter Bunny who will not only be travelling across Manitoulin hiding eggs for various hunts,...