UOI Grand Chief Pat Madahbee comes away from First Nations-Ottawa summit says, ‘we have...

by Alicia McCutcheon OTTAWA— “I for one don’t feel as positive about the outcome as some of the chiefs,” Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee said. “The...

The Manitoulin Connection: Swing Bridge Stories

by Sandy McGillivray From the late decades of the 19th Century, Manitoulin people were longing for a land link to the North Shore. Several different...

The Manitoulin Connection: Swing Bridge Stories

EDITOR’S NOTE—This is the current installment of a series that will focus on Manitoulin’s iconic swing bridge which, in 2013, will celebrate a century...

The Manitoulin Connection: Swing Bridge Stories

by Robin Burridge LITTLE CURRENT—2013 will mark the centennial of the Manitoulin swing bridge. In celebrating this momentous occasion there will numerous events, festivals, a...

First Nations overlooked as part of economy, Chief Pat Madahbee

The Recorder OTTAWA—Instead of boasting about Canada’s success in avoiding much of the impacts of the recent global economic downturn at this week’s World Economic...

Island residents encouraged to sign petition regarding Asian carp

Tom Sasvari The Recorder SPRING BAY—Residents of Manitoulin Island and area are being encouraged to sign a petition in an attempt to keep the prevalence of...

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...