OxyContin changing format to bypass abuse

by Alicia McCutcheon ONTARIO—In the latest move under Ontario’s Narcotic Strategy, the government announced last week that the narcotic OxyContin, manufactured by Purdue Pharma, would...

Bridging connections – Expositor gets inside look as historic bridge facelift nears completion

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...

Drummond Report – ‘Wait and see’ approach characterizes Northern responses

by Stacey Lavallie NORTHERN ONTARIO—Just days after the release of the anticipated 2012 Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public Services, a.k.a. the Drummond Report,...

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-...