Police, firefighters get keys to DSB housing, buildings

ESPANOLA—The Manitoulin Sudbury District Services Board (DSB) approved a motion to provide fire and police services access to all of its buildings in order...

OPP criminal investigation into Algo Centre Mall collapse leads to charges laid

ELLIOT LAKE--Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged one person following the investigation into the fatal roof collapse in Elliot Lake. Two lives were tragically lost...

Manitoulin Transport opens new terminal in Saskatchewan

The 16 dock level-door terminal sits on an 8.4 acre property strategically located to service Corman Park, Saskatoon and the surrounding areas. It is...

Microbrewery set to open shop on Manitoulin

KAGAWONG—Billings Township council has agreed to enter into formal negotiations with Split Rail Manitoulin, a micro-brewery, with the intention of establishing a mutually beneficial...

Road maintenance contractors fined in Northeast Ontario

NORTHEASTERN ONTARIO—All winter road maintenance contractors in Northeastern Ontario, including Manitoulin Island, have been fined for not meeting winter maintenance standards, representatives of the...

Bell and Rogers on board to provide mobile-cellular services to residents of Manitoulin west

WESTERN MANITOULIN—Western Manitoulin Island municipalities have received some good news concerning the next steps being taken towards what is hoped to be mobile and...

Asian longhorned beetle a major concern for area maple syrup producers

MINDEMOYA—Don’t look now but there is yet another influx of an invasive species that has terrible effects on trees—this one on maple trees. “Manitoulin Island...

Industrial accident claims two lives

SUDBURY – On January 29th, 2014 at 4:20 p.m., officers from the Sudbury Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a fatal...

Ontario Increasing Minimum Wage

New Legislation Would Tie Minimum Wage to Consumer Price Index Ontario is increasing the minimum wage from $10.25 to $11 per hour on June 1,...

Statement from the Minister of Transportation on Winter Highway Maintenance

Moments ago, Transportation Minister Glen Murray released the following statement: As Minister of Transportation, I take my responsibility for the safety of Ontario’s highways very...

Central Family Health Team to see fall construction

LITTLE CURRENT—During the monthly board meeting of the Manitoulin Health Centre held last week at the Little Current site, board members were treated to...

Now and Then – Dick Ahlers

Dick Ahlers first found Manitoulin in 1931 when his parents, from Pittsburgh, holidayed at the ‘cabin-in-the-woods’ of his father’s law partner in Rockville on...