OHRC letter to NEMI regarding a methadone clinic and potential amendments to zoning bylaws

The following letter was sent to The Town of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands by the Ontario Human Right Commission about the potential zoning bylaws...

MP Hughes presents petition calling on federal government to restore Great Lakes water levels

OTTAWA—Carol Hughes, MP for Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing, along with MP colleagues and NDP critics presented petitions signed by 3,619 Manitoulin Island residents, visitors and friends indicating...

RCMP musical ride scheduled to perform in Gordon/Barrie Island

GORDON—The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Musical Ride is scheduled to perform in the municipality of Gordon/Barrie Island on June 18, 2013. “We’ve already started...

Cutback in hours at Service Ontario will be detrimental, says Gore Bay businessman

GORE BAY—The cutting back of hours at Service Ontario counters, including the one in Gore Bay, will mean the community will suffer a huge...

Great Lakes organizations alarmed at IJC ‘adaptive management’ proposal

TORONTO—Great Lakes organizations are alarmed with the International Joint Commission’s (IJC) “Adaptive Management” advice being forwarded, instead of dealing with a significant cause of...

Manitoulin OPP investigate stolen snowmachine

ASSIGINACK--Manitoulin OPP received a complaint from a seasonal resident of Sunsite Estates subdivision that his snowmobile had been apparently stolen. According to a press release,...

OPP costs trouble municipalities

LITTLE CURRENT––Recent spikes in policing costs have garnered attention across the province in recent weeks as rural municipalities who contract their policing services to...

N.E. Town faces human rights enquiry

MANITOULIN—The upcoming closure of the 19A Water Street (methadone) Clinic in Little Current on Friday, February 15 has led to a claim being filed...

Island Special Olympians win medals in Korea at world games

PYEONGCHANG, KOREA––Manitoulin Special Olympic (MSO) snowshoers Regan Millsap and Kelsey Mellan will be coming home later this week after competing in the 2013 Special...

Opinions mixed on winter road upkeep

MANITOULIN—Cold temperatures and snowy weather last month led to many Island residents complaining about the condition of Manitoulin’s highways, with the blame falling to...

Birch Island youth becomes ‘Fax Mob’

BIRCH ISLAND––The Whitefish River First Nation band office was bustling with activity as 25 youth from the community organized a fax mob to bombard...

Request made for meeting with minister on issue of tax exempt properties

MINDEMOYA—Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Michael Mantha will request a meeting with the minister of finance to bring forward concerns raised by the Manitoulin Municipal Association (MMA)...