Thornhill firm chosen to proceed with Manitoulin official plan update

Tom Sasvari The Recorder GORE BAY—The Manitoulin Planning Board (MPB) has chosen a firm, MMM Group Limited, based out of Thornhill to proceed with an official...

Trustee Killens upset school buses not cancelled during inclement weather

Tom Sasvari The Recorder MANITOULIN—A Manitoulin trustee with the Rainbow District School Board (RDSB) says he and many parents are upset after school buses for students...

Cost of policing on Island under debate by police advisory board

Tom Sasvari The Recorder MANITOULIN—While most Manitoulin municipalities will see an increase in policing costs this year, (the largest case is 23.4 percent over the past...

Harper grants ‘a couple of hours’ to national First Nations leadership

by Alicia McCutcheon OTTAWA—Union of Ontario Indians Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee said he is not deterred by Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s “shenanigans”—cutting down his...

AOK requests an extension of comment deadline for wind turbines

AUNDECK OMNI KANING—The McLean’s wind farm project proposed by the Northland Power Inc. (NPI) was a major issue on the agenda of the newly...

Ontario Federation of Agriculture calls for halt of expansion of wind turbine plans

GUELPH—Escalating concerns about industrial wind turbines has prompted the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) to urge the province of Ontario to suspend further development...

Northeast Town mayor suggests, Assiginack reeve strongly opposes winter closure of 10 Mile Pt....

by Robin Burridge LITTLE CURRENT—Mayor Joe Chapman called for the seasonal closing of the Manitoulin East Municipal Airport at last Tuesday’s Northeast Town council meeting. The...

Wikwemikong islands claim progressing

by Alicia McCutcheon WIKWEMIKONG—During a recent meeting with staff of the Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve land claims department, The Expositor learned that Manitoulin’s largest First...

Critics blast new outdoors card renewal system as cumbersome, unworkable

Tom Sasvari The Recorder MANITOULIN—The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) reports that once the new system to issue Ontario outdoors cards and hunting and fishing licences...

Senior housing complex to be built in M’Chigeeng

Tom Sasvari The Recorder M’CHIGEENG—It has been the vision of members of the Anishinaabemowin Gamig Elders Language Activity Centre (AGELAC) to one day open a senior...

Gordon/Barrie Island Twp. takes next step in strategic planning

The Recorder GORDON—A lively discussion on growth and sustainability broke out at the Municipality of Gordon/Barrie Island’s visioning session on January 11. Seventeen interested residents and...

NDP asks motorists to report dangerous roads

Tom Sasvari The Recorder QUEEN’S PARK—Ontario’s New Democrats are asking drivers in Northern Ontario to help put together a record of all the provincial highways that...