Spruce budworm infestation targets Island south shore

by Michael Erskine MANITOULIN––The assault on Manitoulin forest stands is intensifying. Following on the heels of reports that the emerald ash borer has been found...

Special Olympians bring home five medals from National Winter Games

Tom Sasvari The Recorder MANITOULIN—Three Manitoulin Special Olympics (MSO) snowshoers, members of Team Ontario in the National Winter Games, brought home five medals, including three gold,...

Formal application made for fish farm in Julia Bay

Tom Sasvari The Recorder GORDON––West End fish farms comprised of three partner businesses, including Lyndon Fish Hatcheries, have initiated an application process to develop an offshore...

Heavy snow and high winds cause major problems on Manitoulin Isl.

Jeff Anning The Recorder MANITOULIN—It was a cold morning this past Saturday, and even colder for the 8,500 customers in the Manitoulin Island and Killarney areas...

MHC shut out of HIRF funding

Tom Sasvari The Recorder MANITOULIN—After having received substantial funding through the Ministry of Health under its Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF) in each of the past...

Island’s one winter storm sees March in ‘like a lion’

by Alicia McCutcheon MANITOULIN—After this weekend, most Islanders would probably agree that March most definitely ‘came in like a lion,’ dumping over 10 inches of...

Northerner Randy Carlyle named Leafs new head coach

by Robin Burridge TORONTO—Last Friday, Azilda native Randy Carlyle was officially named the new head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs after the dismissal of...

MSS students will ‘set stage’ for Vimy Ridge Centennial this spring

by Stacey Lavallie M’CHIGEENG—Not only will students from Manitoulin Secondary School (MSS) be flying to Europe to experience the memories of both the First and...

MP Hughes calls on feds to come to the table on Oxy issues

by Alicia McCutcheon OTTAWA—Last Thursday, Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing MP Carol Hughes called on the federal government to help deal with the issue of the high number of...

Island man skeptical of statements Asian carp has yet to reach Great Lakes

Tom Sasvari The Recorder SPRING BAY—A member of the water advisory committee of the Manitoulin Area Stewardship Committee (MASC) is very skeptical of statements made by...

Premier recommits to honour municipal upload agreement

Tom Sasvari The Recorder ONTARIO—Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty reaffirmed his government’s commitment to honour the government’s upload agreement. However, the chair of the Manitoulin Municipal Association...

MNR provides positive response to fish and game clubs’ pilot project

Tom Sasvari The Recorder GORE BAY—The concept of a fish hatchery-cage pilot project has received a positive response from the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR). A productive...