Deceased identified following weekend hit and run in Espanola

(ESPANOLA, ON) - An individual, struck and killed by a vehicle in Espanola, has now been identified. On June 12, 2021 at approximately 12:49 a.m....

Young entrepreneur launches green cut flower business

SPRING BAY—Emily Edwards and her boyfriend Isaac Sloss have launched an innovative cut flower business, Blooms Flower Farm, in Spring Bay. “I have always had...

The Journey

by Mike Brock My first memory of Manitoulin is arriving in Dad’s 1972 Copper-coloured Cutlass Supreme, on a July day when the temperature had little...

Western Manitoulin United Churches ring bells in remembrance of 215 children

WESTERN MANITOULIN—Church bells rang out on a sombre day last Wednesday as vigils were held in various communities on Western Manitoulin in remembrance of...

Little Current United holds memorial vigil for residential school children

LITTLE CURRENT—A small crowd gathered on the lawn of Little Current United Church for a COVID-19 protocol gathering recently to honour the memories of...

Gordon/Barrie Island passes budget with small tax increase

GORDON/BARRIE ISLAND—Residents of the municipality of Gordon/Barrie Island will see a small increase in their taxes this year, in large part to the Municipal...

New-ish to Manitoulin: George Kopylov and Anastasia Eranosova

by Heather Marshall While it doesn’t have the same mystique that it did during the 1970s and 80s, hitchhiking remains a rite of passage for...

New online thrift store motivated by environmental impacts of fashion industry

GORE BAY—A love of fashion and concerns about its environmental impact has inspired the development of a new local thrift shop. With clothing stores...

New Grain Artisan Bakery and Kitchen opens in Gore Bay

GORE BAY—The New Grain Artisan Bakery and Kitchen is a love story born out of pandemic restrictions. Andrew Toman and his partner Genevieve Sartor have...

Island filmmaker wants to bring people together

by Mike Brock MANITOULIN—This is the story of a young woman who has a lot of stories left to tell. And that is a great...

Island youth founds self-care business with mom

MNIIDOO MNISING—A new home-based business has been started by a 14-year-old Anishinaabe-kwe entrepreneur and her mother, focussing on an introductory line of “self care”...

Residential schools were established to take the ‘Indian out of the child,’ says Rainbow...

M’CHIGEENG—Indian residential schools were established by Canada to assimilate Indigenous children and adolescents into European culture, to take the ‘Indian out of the child,’...