Barrie Island residents meet and greet with PM Harper

BARRIE ISLAND—A Barrie Island man and his son had the opportunity of a lifetime, meeting Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper while on a trip...

Secondary school teachers vote to renew participation in extracurricular activities

TORONTO—The Provincial Council of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) has voted to recommend to members to suspend their political action related to...

Gore Bay seeks to have Service Ontario rethink its changes in store hours

GORE BAY—The mayor of the Town of Gore Bay will be contacting local businesses and individuals in aid of putting together a business plan,...

Fellow trustee agrees Killens able to publicly state his opinion

MANITOULIN—It appears Larry Killens has at least one trustee of the Rainbow District School Board backing him and his choice to voice personal opinions...

Northeast Town passes bylaw controlling clinics’ locations

MANITOULIN—Last week the Northeast Town council passed proposed amendments to the town’s commercial and residential zoning bylaw to limit the placement of future clinics...

Manitowaning OPP station under scrutiny

MANITOWANING—During last week’s meeting of Assiginack council, Councillor Les Fields shared with her fellow members of council the news of the possibile the closure...

Sheg stalemate carries on

SHEGUIANDAH FIRST NATION—The divide among members of the chief and council of the Sheguiandah First Nation continues, with the six outstanding band council resolutions...

Wiky chosen to host new mental health, addictions unit

WIKWEMIKONG—Ngwaagan Gaming Recovery Centre Inc. (Rainbow Lodge) in Wikwemikong has been selected as one of five First Nations communities in the province to host...

Concerns raised with expected closure of OPP detachment

MINDEMOYA—Concerns were raised at a meeting last week as to the possible closure of the Manitowaning detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in...

Police advisory group wants answers from MTO concerning Island winter road conditions

MANITOULIN—The Manitoulin Municipal Association (MMA) should request another meeting with Ministry of Transportation (MTO) and DBi officials regarding its concerns with highway road conditions...

Gore Bay water users vote against meter installation

GORE BAY—Gore Bay water users have made it clear they do not favour the installation of proposed water meters in the town with a...

Trustee’s letter to editor irks Rainbow Board chair, union president

MANITOULIN—Rainbow District School Board (RDSB) Trustee Larry Killens has found himself in hot water with the board he represents, as well as with Elementary...
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