Education Act a distraction from 18-year process, says Chief Madahbee

THUNDER BAY—Anishinabek Nation chiefs are concerned that the government’s proposed First Nations education legislation ignores 18 years of negotiations for the Anishinabek Education System,...

Volunteers asked to partake in Manitoulin nocturnal owl survey

MANITOULIN—Bird Studies Canada is looking for Island volunteers with a keen sense of hearing to participate in two Ontario nocturnal owl survey routes as...

LC Yacht Club cancels MacMan Race

Youth sailing program also cancelled for this summer LITTLE CURRENT—After celebrating its 10th anniversary last year, the MacMan Challenge International Yacht Race between Mackinac Island...

Assiginack school celebrates grant with music-filled assembly

MANITOWANING—The entire student body, staff, and visitors alike were tapping their toes to Mike Trudell’s tunes as the country recording artist “rocked the gym”...

Despite ice cover, March 31 ice hut deadline still stands

MANITOULIN—Despite the colder-than-average temperature trends of this spring, the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) is reminding ice anglers that the date for the removal...

Manitoulin Rodeo committee spurred on by Island support

MANITOWANING—The second annual Manitoulin Rodeo in Manitowaning is scheduled for June 28 and 29, the closest weekend to Canada Day, and despite some setbacks...

Great Spirit Circle Trail Business Tourism conference to launch Biz Connect program

MANITOULIN—The ninth annual Great Spirit Circle (GSCT) Business Tourism Conference on April 2 is shaping up to be another substantive success, with more than...

Sheguiandah Canada Post office hours cutbacks met with outrage

SHEGUIANDAH—The Northeast Town council was outraged last week after receiving notification from Canada Post that it would be cutting the hours of retail service...

Manitoulin biathlete shows heart at Canadian Biathlon Championships

CHARLO, NEW BRUNSWICK—Ice Lake’s Mackenzie Turner gave it her all last week, representing Ontario at the 2014 Canadian Biathlon Championships in Charlo, New Brunswick,...

Mindemoya Library offers weekly classes for seniors learning technology

MINDEMOYA—There has been a great deal of excitement at the Mindemoya branch of the Central Manitoulin libraries lately. “First we got the new addition,”...

Ferry terminal receives first upgrade in forty years

SOUTH BAYMOUTH—Ice still covers the bay, but renovations are currently underway at the South Baymouth ferry terminal. They will be completed in April, before...

Espanola Spartan youth radio ceases operations and is replaced with The Launchpad

ESPANOLA- For over eight years, Espanola High School’s Spartan Youth Radio has been producing video and audio programming that has reached audiences on every...