Lower social benefits likely to impact service clubs

by Alicia McCutcheon MANITOULIN—At the last meeting of the Manitoulin-Sudbury District Services Board (DSB) before the summer break, the board learned of the DSB’s revision...

Great Lakes distress radio system gutted by federal cuts

by Michael Erskine THUNDER BAY—Federal government cutbacks to the Marine Communications and Traffic Services program (Coast Guard Radio) will see 10 centres across Canada shut...

Lake Huron levels plummet in 2012

by Alicia McCutcheon LAKE HURON—Not surprisingly, Lake Huron’s water levels are on the decline after a spring and summer with little to no precipitation. Chuck Southam,...

Islanders in agreement, a ‘do nothing’ approach to low water is not acceptable

Tom Sasvari The Recorder LITTLE CURRENT—The approximately 300 people, made up of municipal council members, federal and provincial politicians, First Nation representatives, business people, cottage owners...

Billings residents to see small increase in taxes

Tom Sasvari The Recorder KAGAWONG—Billings residents will see an increase of one percent in their taxes for 2012. That’s what several members of the public were told...

Algoma-Manitoulin affected by Elections Ontario privacy breach

The Recorder TORONTO—Greg Essensa, Chief Electoral Officer, announced Tuesday that Elections Ontario has identified a privacy breach that occurred with respect to some Ontario voters’...

Gore Bay closer to creation of new marina breakwall

Tom Sasvari The Recorder GORE BAY—The Town of Gore Bay is again undertaking the steps needed to provide for a new marina breakwall, and if everything...

Low water draws hundreds to Island IJC hearing – Manitoulin firmly rejects ‘do nothing’...

by Robin Burridge LITTLE CURRENT—With an estimated 300 individuals in attendance and 35 registered presenters, the six-member International Joint Commission (IJC) heard a variety of...

Chief Hare moves against methadone, others defend it

by Robin Burridge MANITOULIN—Earlier this month, M’Chigeeng First Nation Chief Joe Hare spoke out against the practice of ‘carry home’ methadone, calling for an end...

Federal government initiates study of wind turbines and human health

by Robin Burridge CANADA—On Tuesday, July 10, the federal government announced it would be launching a “rigorous research study” into the connection of wind turbine...

Low water draws hundreds to Island IJC hearing – Study board’s concerns about Lake...

by Robin Burridge with files from Alicia McCutcheon LITTLE CURRENT—When the estimated 300 Manitoulin residents turned out last Sunday (July 15) to both participate in...

Residents urged to relay water level concerns to IJC at Sunday meeting

Tom Sasvari The Recorder MANITOULIN—This Sunday, July 15 (not Saturday, as was printed in The Expositor page 1 headline this week) at the Little Current Recreation...