New hotel’s site plan going to N.E. Town

LITTLE CURRENT––A hotel project slated for the waterfront acreage to the west of the Manitoulin Tourism Association Welcome Centre on Highway 6 has taken...

Sheg First Nation launches first fire department

SHEGUIANDAH—On a sunny Friday morning, Chief Orville Aguonie of the Sheguiandah First Nation, members of the band's operations and maintenance department, and future volunteer...

Stacy Haner, new Crown Attorney, is formally sworn into her position

by Alicia McCutcheon GORE BAY—During a ceremony filled with pomp and circumstance, Manitoulin's newest, and youngest-ever Crown Attorney Stacy Haner was officially sworn in last...

Tempers flare at wind turbine public meeting

by Robin Burridge LITTLE CURRENT—In spite of rumoured protest by groups opposing wind power projects on Manitoulin, a public information gathering organized by wind turbine...

Lake Huron water levels on the rise, should match 2010

by Alicia McCutcheon MANITOULIN—With the busy summer season approaching and with boaters and campers watching closely the changing water levels of Lake Huron and the North...

Results of AOK plebiscite require future councils to quit band jobs

by Alicia McCutcheon AUNDECK OMNI KANING—A referendum held over the weekend in Aundeck Omni Kaning (AOK) will bring some major changes to band politics, beginning...

Body checking banished from minor hockey for fall season

by Alicia McCutcheon MANITOULIN—Manitoulin Minor Hockey (MMH) no longer has to have its yearly discussions on the controversial subject of body checking as the decision...

Addiction, treatment issues remain high priority

by Nancy McDermid M'CHIGEENG-In keeping with its role as a leader in drug strategy development, the M'Chigeeng Health Centre hosted a Knowledge Symposium on May...

Residential school survivors given opportunity to record their experiences during Truth, Reconciliation event

WEWEBJIWANG—While last Thursday's and Friday's Truth and Reconciliation Commission-funded event for First Nations survivors of residential school experiences was important and well attended, Dr....

Wikwemikong sisters tell stories of abuse, lonliness while at St. Joseph’s girls’ residential school,...

by Alicia McCutcheon LITTLE CURRENT—The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was established as part of the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement which attempted to resolve the...

Mike Meeker aims at ‘net-zero energy production’

by Jim Moodie EVANSVILLE—Lake Wolsey aquaculture operator Mike Meeker has already greened and diversified his industry by converting fish offal into a highly coveted form...

Walter Mishibinijima’s final walk in recognition of foster families to trek home, Soo to...

by Michael Erskine WIKWEMIKONG-Each spring over the the past decade, retired housing inspector and trainer Walter Mishibinijima has donned walking shoes and a brightly coloured...