Drummond Report – Commission predicts doubled debt if changes not soon made

by Stacey Lavallie QUEEN’S PARK—The news contained in the 2012 Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public Services report is as grim as the commission’s...

Shipping containers bylaw amendment rejected by council

Tom Sasvari The Recorder MINDEMOYA—Central Manitoulin Council has rejected a bylaw amendment concerning the controversial shipping containers issue. Patricia MacDonald, acting reeve, told the Recorder the proposed...

Public input needed before province applies Drummond Report, deputy grand chief

Tom Sasvari The Recorder M’CHIGEENG—”When there is talk of cutbacks being made by the government or the Drummond Report, they need to allow for input and...

Dawson residents lobby for Island-wide cellular service

Tom Sasvari The Recorder MELDRUM BAY—The Dawson Citizens Improvement Association (DCIA) is asking for support from Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Mike Mantha for help in its lobbying to...

Tehkummah to hold by-election to fill empty seat at council table

Tom Sasvari The Recorder TEHKUMMAH—The Township of Tehkummah is accepting nominations from residents to fill a vacancy on council, following the recent resignation Councillor Arend VanVierzen. Patsy...

New contract agreement reached with Community Living Manitoulin

Tom Sasvari The Recorder MINDEMOYA—A new contract agreement has been reached by Community Living Manitoulin (CLM) and its employees, the latter represented by the Canadian Union...

Manitoulin population holds firm in 2011 census

by Michael Erskine OTTAWA—The first batch of details from the 2011 national census have been examined by the seers at Statistics Canada and the prognosis...

Reggie Leach fan club gets new pop song

by Robin Burridge MANITOBA—Winnipeg musician John K. Samson, known for his role as frontman of the Canadian band The Weakerthans, launched a new album last...

UCCM and Wiky Tribal Police work to keep Island gang-free

by Stacey Lavallie MANITOULIN—On February 20, 2010, M’Chigeeng’s Shane Beboning was stabbed to death around 2 am. His death was the result of a drug-...

Mustangs stampede over Lancers, secure NOSSA berth

by Stacey Lavallie M'CHIGEENG—The Lancer's Kelsey Lekun just couldn't stop the determined Mustang power brought against her and her team. The do-or-die game between the Manitoulin...

Proposed Asian carp block has support of Great Lakes United

Tom Sasvari The Recorder MANITOULIN—A Great Lakes-Mississippi River separation to block Asian carp from the Great Lakes is possible, practical and preventive, say representatives of Great...

MHC raises concerns with new Freedom of Information Act

Tom Sasvari The Recorder MINDEMOYA—Members of the Manitoulin Health Centre (MHC) board of directors are concerned with the costs and the administrative workload that will come...