New lacrosse league promises fitness, fun

by Robin Burridge LITTLE CURRENT—Meetings were held in both Espanola and Little Current last week for individuals interested in starting up a Manitoulin-North Shore lacrosse...

It’s Valentine’s! M’Chigeeng couple celebrates 43 years of love

by Robin Burridge M’CHIGEENG—To know them is to love them. Victor and Molly Migwans of M’Chigeeng have been married for 43 years and all it...

Manitoulin Official Plan review seeks citizens for two-year task

by Stacey Lavallie MANITOULIN—Within the next two years, the Manitoulin Planning Board hopes to unveil its first updated official plan for the Island and its...

Citizen improvement group to lobby for inclusion in Manitoulin cellular project

Tom Sasvari The Recorder MELDRUM BAY—The Dawson Citizens Improvement Association (DCIA) will be lobbying to get cell service in their area, as part of the current...

Kagawong Lake in consideration for fish hatchery pilot project

Tom Sasvari The Recorder KAGAWONG—The United Fish and Game Clubs of Manitoulin (UFGCM), in partnership with the Northern Ontario Aquaculture Association (NOAA) are applying to the...

Changes to Old Age Security should have been election issue, says MP Carol Hughes

The Recorder OTTAWA—Canadians planning to retire at 65 with a little help from public pension plans are staring at a curve-ball thrown by the government,...

NDP MPPs meet MTO officials on highway clearing standards

Tom Sasvari The Recorder TIMMINS—It appears the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) agrees with concerns raised by area NDP MPPs concerning highway clearing standards in Northern Ontario,...

For speed, ice and excitement…

by Stacey Lavallie with files from Sharon Jackson MANITOWANING—In just a few days, snowmobile and race enthusiasts alike will be flocking to the Manitowaning race track,...

Little Current woman confident of new life after double-lung transplant

by Michael Erskine LITTLE CURRENT—The past decade has been a long hard grind for Diane Lecuyer, but the feisty diminutive Little Current double-lung transplant recipient...

Police charge third person in methadone related death

by Alicia McCutcheon M’CHIGEENG—With the third manslaughter charge laid in the death of M’Chigeeng’s Trista Panamick, the 22-year-old woman who died as a result of...

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...