Canada mourns NDP’s Jack Layton

by Robin Burridge CANADA—NDP leader Jack Layton passed away at his home in Toronto on Monday, following a battling with cancer. Mr. Layton took a temporary...

UCLA recognizes Manitoulin alumnus for inspiring deeds

by Robin Burridge LOS ANGELES—Sean Gjos, originally from Little Current, has been named as one of UCLA Anderson School of Management's '100 Points of Inspiration,'...

Manor board receives report on expansion

by Robin Burridge MANITOULIN—Members of the Centennial Manor board met last week to discuss the Continuum of Care Business Plan, a feasibility study completed by...

Water levels woes: further discussions planned

by Nancy McDermid MANITOULIN—-Members of the Manitoulin Area Stewardship Council (MASC,) who helped to organize an information meeting on declining Lake Huron water levels, feel...

Famous Sheg Bears Senior Hockey Club plans reunion

by Alicia McCutcheon EDITOR'S NOTE: This fall, the Sheguiandah Seniors' Hall will play host to a Sheg Bears reunion, the famed, short-lived team from the...

First Nations gather to mark 1836 Manitowaning Treaty

by Michael Erskine MANITOWANING—The day began before the sun rose above Manitowaning Bay, with elder Gordon Waindubence conducting a sunrise ceremony attended by First Nation...

North Carolina youth enjoy North Channel

by Alicia McCutcheon SCHREIBER ISLAND—Under a hot Northern Ontario sun last month, five teenage boys from North Carolina shared the opportunity of a lifetime—enjoying all...

Study board surprised by level of concern

by Nancy McDermid KAGAWONG—The Kagawong Park Centre was packed on Saturday August 6 during an Upper Great Lakes Study Board (UGLSB) presentation that was followed...

Mussels join gobies in L. Kagawong invasion

by Robin Burridge KAGAWONG—There has now been two reported incidences of suspected invasive species found in Lake Kagawong by area residents. Last week, Tom Imrie of...

Island citizens demand action on low water

by Tom Sasvari KAGAWONG—Members of the International Upper Great Lakes Study (IUGLS) group got the strong message from the over 200 people in attendance at...

Northeast Town multi-million dollar waterfront project officially finished

by Robin Burridge LITTLE CURRENT—After five long years of hard work, the Little Current waterfront was officially completed last Friday and celebrated at an appreciation...

Early broad scale netting reports show a healthy Lake Manitou

by Alicia McCutcheon LAKE MANITOU—Over the course of 10 days in July, technicians with the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) have been busy on Lake...