A Western Manitoulin COVID-19 timeline


EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a list of Western Manitoulin communities that highlights what’s open and what’s not. For more information, updated daily, visit Manitoulin.ca

Gore Bay

• The municipal office is closed to the public, as are all municipal buildings with all municipal events cancelled. Call ahead to 705-282-2420.

• Manitoulin Lodge stops resident visits (with special exceptions) by order of the province

• Charles C. McLean Public School is closed and all programs taking part within the school are cancelled until further notice

• Dean’s Valu-Mart offers deliveries, courtesy of the Gore Bay Fire Department,  for those who are self-isolating within the Town of Gore Bay and offers a seniors’ (65+) only shopping hour from 8:30 to 9:30 am

• Contact North Gore Bay office is closed

• Codmother’s offers takeout only meals

• Loco Beanz offers takeout only

• 1890 Restaurant at the Inn at Gore Bay is closed

• At the Gore Bay Courthouse, as of Monday, March 16, if you have a Provincial Offences Act, family or criminal court appearance in the Ontario Court of Justice you do not need to attend court, unless the matter is an in-custody or urgent criminal matter or an urgent family matter. The courthouse remains open


• Billings town office has restricted access. Please call for assistance

• Billings landfill closes but will open for one day, March 26, from 2-3 pm for businesses and 3-4 pm for the public. Garbage only, no recyclables

• The Park Centre will be closed until at least April 7, which includes all community events (euchre, Zumba and church services) as well as council and committee meetings.

• The library is closed

• The Kagawong Fitness Centre will be closed until at least April 7. All current members will be compensated with an additional month

Silver Water

• All activities scheduled for the Silver Water Community Hall are cancelled, effective immediately 

• Sunday, March 22 worship at St. Andrew’s United Church is cancelled

Sheshegwaning First Nation

•  Sheshegwaning band office closed to the public. Please call ahead for services

• Gamiing Gas and Convenience remains open with regular hours

Zhiibaahaasing First Nation

• Zhiibaahaasing band office closed to the public. Please call ahead for services

Gordon/Barrie Island

• Gordon Barrie Island township office is closed to the public. Please call ahead, 705-282-0624, for assistance 

• Gordon/Barrie Island hall is closed to all events

Burpee and Mills

• The municipal office is closed to the public, as is the community gym and hall. Residents are encouraged to call the municipal office at 705-282-0264 for any service enquiries

• GGs Diner is closed until further notice

Meldrum Bay

• The Meldrum Bay Inn and Restaurant is closed