Celebrate our cold climes at the annual Winterfest in Little Current this weekend

LITTLE CURRENT—Canada’s Olympic team has got it right with their Twitter hashtag #wearewinter, celebrating our love of winter and the white stuff, as does...

Island municipalities urge province to assume policing

MINDEMOYA—The main issues topping the agenda of the January 22 meeting of the Manitoulin Municipal Association (MMA) were the rising costs of policing and...

Manitoulin Island chosen as the destination for Tourism Ontario’s ‘Best of Outdoor Ontario’ contest

MANITOULIN—Manitoulin Island has been selected as the destination for Tourism Ontario’s ‘The Best of Outdoor Ontario’ contest. The seven-day adventure on the world’s largest freshwater...

Majority of Island municipalities see drop in 2014 DSB apportionment

ESPANOLA—The Manitoulin Sudbury District Services Board (DSB) has received confirmation of the numbers contained in invoices sent to the municipalities within the DSB boundaries...

Wind farm construction interferes with snowmobile trail in Green Bush area

GREEN BUSH—Despite the recent article on the front page of this newspaper noting that all was coming up roses in the world of snowmobile...

DSB moves towards smoke free rental units

ESPANOLA—Director of Integrated Social Services Donna Moroso delivered a report reviewing the issues in moving toward a smoke free social housing policy to the...

Manitoulin School of Martial Arts celebrates 4th anniversary with a kick

LITTLE CURRENT—Dan Fletcher’s Manitoulin School of Martial Arts celebrated its 4th anniversary last Sunday with grading and a luncheon. “Normally the grading (karate grading test...

Grandparent scam circulating on Manitoulin

Local Post Office Worker Prevents Fraud LITTLE CURRENT – On Thursday January 23, 2014 at 3:30 pm Manitoulin OPP was advised by an employee of...

Fed. of Anglers and Hunters working with Nature Conservancy to allow hunting on conservation...

SUDBURY—The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) are working together on a pilot project that would...

West End councils differ on the payment of volunteer firefighters

  GORE BAY-GORDON—Council for the municipality of Gordon/Barrie Island has raised concerns as to why Gore Bay council defeated a motion from the joint fire...

Local curler qualifies for Ontario men’s championships

NEWMARKET—A Barrie Island resident, now living in Newmarket, is on a team that has qualified for the Ontario Men’s’ Dominion Tankard curling championship, which...

Councils upset at being admonished by town for not donating to medical centre

GORDON—Both Burpee-Mills and Gordon/Barrie Island councils have relayed their concerns to being publicly admonished by the town of Gore Bay, for not providing a...