80 percent of Cockburn Island sought in Nature Conservancy bid

COCKBURN ISLAND––The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is hoping to seal the deal on a $15.2 million project that includes an offer to purchase...

Hit and Run in Little Current

LITTLE CURRENT - Police are searching for a white vehicle involved in a hit and run accident near the corner of Campbell and Hayward...

Manitoulin district under order for the Emerald Ash Borer

MANITOULIN—With the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) having been discovered and confirmed on Manitoulin Island last fall, under federal ministerial order anyone moving ash tree...

Upper Great Lakes Study comment period extended

ONTARIO—Due to strong public interest, the International Joint Commission (IJC) has extended the deadline for written comments on the Upper Great Lakes Study. “That’s good...

Island golfer first in Canadian golf amateur tournament

SUDBURY—A long time seasonal resident of Manitoulin and avid amateur golfer, finished the Canada wide Golftown National Amateur Series season ranked number one in...

Musicians to be recognized by Northern Ontario Country Music Association

MANITOULIN—The Northern Ontario Country Music Association (NOCMA) will recognize two Manitoulin Island musicians this year at their annual music awards weekend. “Glen McDougall of Manitoulin...

Town considers ministry property recommendations

GORE BAY—It appears the town of Gore Bay is going to take the necessary steps under the provincial environmental protection act, to allow for...

OPP has busy weekend on Island and throughout the province

MANITOULIN-- This years Labour Day holiday weekend kept officers busy from Friday, August 31 to Monday, September 3. During the weekend, Manitoulin Ontario Provincial...

Manitoulin faces plant threats from giant hogweed, common reed

Experts suggest strategies for control, containment MANITOULIN––Forces are being marshaled and battle lines drawn in the latest alien invasion of Manitoulin’s shores. Patches of phragmites...

Sheguaindah chief calling for by-election for councillors

SHEGUIANDAH FIRST NATION—Today (Wednesday) will mark 42 days of protest for those on the picket line on the Sheguaindah First Nation who say they...

Island veteran of aquaculture industry suggests paying fish farms to release trout

Says it would benefit both MNR and anglers MANITOULIN—The recent vandalism to Cold Water Fisheries cage nets in the North Channel has caused the president...

Northeast Council reaches agreement to keep post office in downtown L.C.

LITTLE CURRENT—Last Thursday evening at a special meeting of the Northeast Town council, council passed a motion directing town staff to enter into a...