Rates double for Sunsite water users

MANITOWANING—During the last meeting of Assiginack council in January, reeve and council passed a motion to set the water and sewer rates for the...

This winter, the MTO has fined all of its 21 highway contractors

MANITOULIN—Last week it was reported that all of Ontario’s 21 area maintenance providers had been fined due to poor performance standards, according to Ministry...

New Official Plan still on hold, meeting with Municipal Affairs and Housing scheduled for...

MANITOULIN—The new Manitoulin Official Plan (OP) is still on hold as Island municipal leaders, through the Manitoulin Municipal Association (MMA) and the Manitoulin Planning...

Wiky Grade 7s initiate band- PetSave union for dog rescues

WIKWEMIKONG—What started as a Grade 7 class project has grown into a community initiative, supported by the Wikwemikong chief and council and PetSave, to...

Prose and poetry of Ann Elizabeth Carson reflect themes of aging and memory

ANN ELIZABETH CARSON Lyricism and memory define the professional and artistic endeavours of writer, poet and sculptor Ann Elizabeth Carson. She has devoted her career...

OFSC brings back no cost Try Our Trails Permit

ONTARIO— Last winter, almost 11,000 Ontarians tested OFSC snowmobile trails with a no cost ‘Try Our Trails Permit’ affixed to their sleds. The promotion...

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...