Hospital CEO says medical staff had no warning of OxyContin’s end

by Alicia McCutcheon MANITOULIN—Manitoulin Health Centre Chief Executive Officer Derek Graham said the news of the demise of the opiate painkiller OxyContin came as a...

Island municipalities mark Earth Day with public speakers, cleanups

KAGAWONG­––Both Billings and the Northeast Town are hosting Earth Day celebrations this Saturday, April 22. In Billings, the day begins at 10 am with a...

Planning Board wants veto process in place on lands deemed parkland

GORE BAY—Members of the Manitoulin Planning Board, in discussion on the draft Official Plan for the Island, have made it clear they want something...

Canada drafts bill opposing microbeads in personal, household manufactured goods

CANADA—Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP Carol Hughes said she’s pleased to see proposed regulations on the use of microbeads in products moving forward—an NDP initiative. On March 24,...

Anishinabek Nation greets federal budget funding announcements with applause

Investment of $8.4 billion encouraging to most, but implementation will be the key measure of success OTTAWA—Reacting to the 2016 federal budget, Anishinabek Nation Grand...

Northeast Town holds 2016 budget public input session

LITTLE CURRENT—The Northeast Town council held a special public input session for the 2016 budget earlier this month. This meeting was a first of...

Male Driver Charged With Two Counts of Possession

Occurrence Type: R.I.D.E. Occurrence Number: ES17001746 On July 2, 2017 at 12:30 a.m., the Espanola Police were conducting R.I.D.E. spot-checks on Highway 6 at Old...

Three power outages in four days on Island

MANITOULIN—Within a very short period late last week, Hydro One customers on Manitoulin were left in the dark following three unscheduled power outages. The first...

Planning board transfers $25K from reserves to pay down official plan costs

Tom Sasvari The Recorder GORE BAY—While their normal requisitions for the Manitoulin Planning Board will not change this year, Island municipalities are being charged for only...

Councillors suggest larger assisted living facility should be looked at for Manitoulin

MINDEMOYA—In considering giving its support to a proposal for a six-unit assisted living facility on Manitoulin Centennial Manor property, Central Manitoulin councillors suggested it...

Special Olympians bring home five medals from National Winter Games

Tom Sasvari The Recorder MANITOULIN—Three Manitoulin Special Olympics (MSO) snowshoers, members of Team Ontario in the National Winter Games, brought home five medals, including three gold,...

Northeast Town garners input from ratepayers for 2017 budget

LITTLE CURRENT—The Northeast Town council held a public input meeting for the 2017 municipal budget, which brought out organizations such as the NEMI Taxpayers...