Is alcohol a problem? AA may be able to help. Meetings 7 days a week – visit or call 705-674-6217 for more info.

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. To receive adult or youth/parent information on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, more commonly known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or to volunteer with our Association, please contact: The Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Association of Ontario. Tel: 416-222-8820 or 1-877-632-6682 (outside GTA) or write to: Ste. 402, 170 Donway West, Toronto, ON M3C 2G3. Please visit our web site at:

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group. For those affected by the disease and their caregivers, meetings will be the third Thursday of every month, 1:30 – 3:30 pm. Mindemoya Public Library (at the Municipal office building), Mindemoya. Call Marilyn at 705-368-0756, Ext 238 if there are any questions. All welcome.

Manitoulin Family Resources offers programs to support and promote positive family relationships on Manitoulin and the North Shore. Violence against Women Services: Haven House Shelter, Outreach Counseling Crisis Line 705-377-5160; Toll Free Crisis Line 800-465-6788; Children’s Services: Manitoulin Best Start Hub, Child Care 705-368-3400; Help Centre: Treasures Thrift Shop, Food Bank 705-377-5532; Administration 705-377-5532.

Are you concerned about someone’s drinking? Al-Anon has one purpose: Welcoming, giving hope and comfort to help family and friends of alcoholics. Changed attitudes can aid recovery. Stepping Stones Al-Alon Group: Thursdays at 7 pm in the library room at the Missionary Church, 51 Young Street, Mindemoya, 705-377-4892/705-377-5138. Espanola Al-Anon, Tuesdays at 7 pm, Anglican Church, 213 Tudhope Street, Espanola, 705-869-6595.

Questions or concerns about diabetes? We can help. Please contact the MHC Diabetes Training and Care Centre. Individual and group appointments available with a registered nurse or dietitian certified in diabetes education. Clinics in Little Current, Mindemoya, Silver Water, Gore Bay and Manitowaning. Please call 705-368-2300 ext. 2415 for more information. Self-referrals accepted.

Gateway To Life Church service schedule, Sunday Morning Gateway Kids ages 4 to 12, 9 am to 10 am; Sunday Worship, 10:30 am; Tuesday Bible Study, 7 pm; Wednesday The Gate Youth, 7pm. Affiliated with P.A.O.C., 22 Vankoughnet Street East, P.O. Box 681, Little Current, Ontario P0P 1K0. Pastor Philip Hovi 705-368-0245, email:

AOK Gospel Fellowship in Aundek Omni Kaning, Ontario. Pastor Jerry Legault. Sunday Services, 10:30 am; Children’s Sunday School, 10:45 am; Thursday Bible Study, 6 pm. O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good: because His mercy endureth forever. Ps.118:1


Brazilian amethyst geodes and clusters for sale. Raw rose quartz, tumbled stones. Amethysts, clear quartz, rose quartz, carnelian, hematite and aventurine. Located in Tehkummah. Call 705-501-7272 or cell 647-298-3174.

John Deere 4840 tractor, 180 hp, 8,300 hours, good condition, $23,000. Five-furrow Kverneland plow, good condition, $5,000. New Holland TR85 combine, 2,800 hours, pick up head with it, $3,500. Call Wes Rydall, 519-377-8574.

Four-wheel scooter with basket, carrier for the back, and cover, for sale. Two years old. I just upgraded. Price, $800. Can be seen at Edgewater Pharmachoice downtown Little Current. Phone Clarence St. Jacques, 705-368-0097 after noon.

Futon, water cooler, one stand-up dresser with three drawers, larger dresser with mirror and four drawers. Call 705-368-2020. Ask for Judy.

Only a few wall and desk Birds of Manitoulin 2019 calendars left. Makes a great hostess gift. If interested please call Terry Land, 705-282-2962 and leave a message.

2006 Dodge Minivan. As is, suitable for fix up or parts. Phone, 705-368-2178.


Nanny goats due to have young from January to April. Butcher pigs. 705-988-3605.


Donate your old car or truck or farm tractor, etc., or even an old metal boat to our church. We can send a truck right to you to pick these up, and in return you will receive an income tax receipt for the scrap value of your donation to St. Bernard’s Church, Little Current. Please, no smaller items such as fridges, stoves, hot water tanks, etc. Contact Tony Ferro at 705-368-3066 or Jim Griffin at 705-859-2289.

Good hay. Also old hay will do. 705-988-3605.

Wanted, guitar lessons in Little Current for beginner adult. Please text 705-348-2035.


Providence Bay two-bedroom home for rent. Main floor, close to beach, front porch, large country kitchen, propane heat. Call 705-348-0988.

Executive waterfront home in Little Current. Available February 1 to April 30. All inclusive. Fully furnished two floors, two bedroom, two full baths. One tub, six TVs with full satellite package, internet, fireplace. Snow removal, security system, double garage. Negotiable $575/ week, $1,600/month. 705-368-6240.

One-bedroom furnished apartment available on a short-term basis until the spring. February 1 availability in Honora Bay. First and last month rent required. $800 per month. Call 705-368-1057.

Available January 15, large one-bedroom apartment with laundry in Little Current across from grocery and pharmacy. $1000/ month includes utilities, internet, satellite TV. 705-507-6495.


Looking to rent hayfields for 2019 season. Also looking to rent pasture fields for 2019 season. 705-988-3605.

Wanted to rent land for 2019 firearm deer season. Email, or phone, 519-682-1704.


Our door is open. Whatever adversity you find yourself burdened with, you are most welcome to come sit alone in our church or have someone pray with you, with complete confidentiality. Please come and find an oasis. It’s waiting for you at Mindemoya Trinity United Church. Open each Tuesday for prayer, 11 am to 1 pm. No appointment necessary, and the coffee is on.


You are invited to attend the Christmas Eve services, December 24, 2018 at St. Andrew’s-by-the Sea United Church, South Baymouth, at 6 pm and Knox United Church, Manitowaning, at 7:30 pm.

New Year’s Eve dance sponsored by the Tehkummah Seniors’ Club, December 31 from 9 pm to 1 am. Tickets $20 each. Music by Bill the DJ, midnight buffet. Licensed cash bar, 50/50 draw. Limited tickets available. For tickets call Linda, 705-859-3579 or Margaret, 705-859-3738.

Taoist Tai Chi beginning class starts on Tuesday, January 8 for four months, from 10am to 12 noon at the Sheguiandah Seniors’ Hall, Townline Road and Highway 6, Sheguiandah. For information, please call Wendy at 705-368-3059.

Christmas Eve Candle Light Service, “The Shepherd’s Tale”. December 24 at 7 pm at the Manitoulin Community Church, Tehkummah. Cake and ice cream following the service. For more information call 705-859-3384.

Providence BayAgricultural Society annual meeting will be held Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at7 pm at the Spring Bay Hall. All welcome!

Service of Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24 at 11 am. Celebrate Christmas in scripture and song at St. Francis of Assisi Anglican Church, Mindemoya. Further information 705-210-0409.

This year’s Burns Dinner celebrating the legacy of Robbie Burns, Scotland’s national poet, will be held Saturday, January 26 at the Manitoulin Hotel and Conference Centre’s ballroom in Little Current. Tickets make a great Christmas gift. They are again $40 and are available in Little Current at Breakaway Sports and The Expositor office. In Gore Bay, tickets can be Manitoulin West Recorder office. Tickets can also be reserved by calling 705-368-3718. This event is a fundraiser for the Manitoulin Sea Cadet Corps and is organized and hosted by the Manitoulin Navy League.


Royal Canadian Legion Branch #177 Little Current hours: Sundays, Mondays, closed; Tuesday to Saturday, 4 pm to closing.

Weekly special events at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #177, Tuesdays, dart night; Thursdays, wing night; Fridays, meat roll draw.

Mini eight-ball pool tournaments. Every Wednesday night at 7 pm at the Little Current Legion. Maximum of eight players.

Euchre tournament and pasta supper at the Royal Canadian Legion, Little Current on Wednesday, December 19. $15 per person. Doors open at 5:30 pm, cards at 7 pm. For information, call Nancy, 705-368-3177.

Little Current Legion New Year’s Eve Dance 2019, Monday, December 31. 9 pm to 1 am. $10 per person, music by DJ. Light lunch and party favours. Age of majority only.


#348 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps: Sea Cadets meeting each Monday from 6:30 pm to 9 pm, Little Current Public School, ages 12 to 18. For information call 705-603-0722.


Retired/ semi-retired person to help do farm work, to plant and harvest crops. Call Wes Rydall, 519-377-8574.


We would like to thank friends and family for the outpouring of love, support and condolence, following the passing of our husband, dad, grampa and papa, Allen Eagleson. Your kindness is appreciated and will not be forgotten. A heartfelt thank you to Gloria and staff from Island Funeral Home, the United Church ladies for the wonderful luncheon and Barb Cranston for organizing it. Thank you for all the flowers, memorial cards and food. You all have a special place in our hearts.


Rosemarie Eagleson and family



Season’s Greetings! May you be blessed with lots of eggnog.

Morley andCathie Runnalls


AELICK— In loving memory of our mother, grandmother and great-grandma, Mona Aelick, who passed away December 20, 2017.

Somewhere in my heart beneath all my grief and pain

Is a smile I still wear at the sound of your dear name.

The precious word is ‘MOTHER’; she was my world, you see,

But now my heart is breaking ‘cause she’s no longer here with me.

God chose her for His angel to watch me from above,

To guide me and advise me and know that I’m still loved.

The day she had to leave me when her life on earth was through,

God had better plans for her, for this, I surely knew.

When I think of her kind heart and all those loving years,

My memories surround me, and I can’t hold back the tears.

She truly was my best friend, someone I could confide in,

She always had a tender touch and a warm and gentle grin.

I want to thank you, Mother, for teaching me so well.

And though the time has come that I must bid you this farewell,

I’ll remember all you’ve taught me and make you proud, you’ll see.

Thank you, my Dear Mother, for all the love you showed me.

Although you’ve left this earth and now you’ve taken flight,

I know that you are here with me each morning, noon and night.

Love always,

Jackie, Tom, Melissa, Michelle, Dennis, Cory, Aimee and Carson


ABBOTT- In loving memory of Audrey Abbott, December 23, 2008.

Always willing to help others,

When herself should be at rest,

She was the kindest of Mothers

Now amongst Heavenly blessed.

Love always,


SMITH— In memory of Wilhelmina Joyce Smith (Eadie), April 15, 1936 – December 18, 2005.

Yesterdays and You.

I remember yesterdays

And love throughout the years.

Lost in thought somehow, I find

I’m smiling through my tears.

There are days my smile seems

I don’t know what to do

That’s the time for memories

Of yesterdays and you.

You always seem to bring a smile

That dries these tears I cry.

When I think back on yesterdays

And years that have gone by.

Our years we had together, Mom

Are cherished, treasured memories

Never to be forgot.

You are alive in memory

Tucked safely in my heart.

Forever loved,

Daughter Marilyn


NOBLE— In Memory of Echo Noble, 1932-2009.

Although the world keeps turning

And the sun comes up each day,

Life has never been the same

Since you were called away.

You were such a special person

So gentle, good and kind,

And have left the sweetest memories

And thoughts of you behind.

I only wish there was a way

That I could see you one more time,

To thank you for the joy you brought

Into this life of mine.

Love always

Bordie and Family

OVERFIELD— On December 24th, 2015 we lost a vital part of our family, Wilbert Overfield. He is sadly missed by his sister: Brenda Hemming (Grant); his children: Lynn, Dale, Darrell, Kevin and

Lori-Ann; grandchildren: Natasha Trahan, Douglas and Raymond Overfield; his great-grandchildren: Marcus Overfield and Xandre Jodouin.


I cried when you passed away,

I still cry today.

Although I loved you dearly

I couldn’t make you stay.

Your GOLDEN heart stopped beating,

hardworking hands at rest.

GOD broke my heart to prove to me

He only takes the best


Waterfront lot and sauna cabin for sale at Maple Point, Kagawong. 150’ water-frontage, 1.8 acres.  Hydro installed, year-round road, amazing water-view, 10’ x 10’ shed with pump and water hook-up into sauna. Luxury, well-built sauna cabin 10’ X 20’. Mature hardwood lot. Property Guys ID #: 371063. Call/text: 705-929-5842.


Looking for recreational property 100-acres or more with a camp on it. Running water preferred but not a deal breaker. Email or phone 226-755-1586.