Federal budget misses the mark, says MP Hughes

OTTAWA—The federal government budget does not hit the mark in many areas, says Carol Hughes, MP for Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing. “I don’t think this was a very...

Ministry nixes emergency deer feeding program

MANITOULIN—Members of the Manitoulin Deer Management Advisory Committee and Manitoulin Area Stewardship Council have been informed by the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) that...

Bill calling for physical barrier against Asian carp gets support

ONTARIO—A bill calling for the construction of a physical barrier to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes is getting a lot of...

Wikwemikong girl sheds hair for cancer awareness

WIKWEMIKONG—Six-year-old Natalia Pitawanakwat was all smiles as she approached the seat of honour before an assembly of her peers late last month at the...

Ireva Photography: Wikwemikong photographer grows business with creative edge and timeless shots

WIKWEMIKONG—Photographer Linda Roy of Wikwemikong has been an avid photographer for the past 15 years, but over the past four years Ms. Roy has...

Cheer on the MSS Mustangs this Friday in Little Current for semi-final action

LITTLE CURRENT—The Manitoulin Secondary School (MSS) Mustang boys’ hockey team beat out the Lockerby Vikings last Friday, earning the team a place in the...

Judy Martin family collection show starts Friday at Little Current library

LITTLE CURRENT—The Northeast Town Public Library in Little Current is pleased to show the private family collection of Judy Martin titled ‘Family Paintings’ from...

MNR refuses emergency status for Manitoulin Island deer herd

MANITOULIN—The Manitoulin Area Stewardship Council (MASC) and Deer Management Advisory Committee received official news Friday that the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) would not...

Hydro One billing problems an Ontario-wide concern

ONTARIO—Islanders, and Ontarians in general, will finally have their Hydro One billing complaints addressed thanks to Ontario Ombudsman Andre Marin’s announcement last week that...

MFR enters into final fundraising stage for new Help Centre campaign

MINDEMOYA—The volunteers, staff and board of Manitoulin Family Resources (MFR) are pleased to announce that the agency is entering the final stage of its...

Jordan Chandler excels at NOCA men’s provincials, loses in finals

SCHUMACHER—The Jakubo curling rink, including Manitoulin’s own Jordan Chandler, made their mark at the Travelers 2014 Northern Ontario Curling Association (NOCA) Men’s Provincials this...

Reformed First Nations Education Act will see $1.25 billion in funding, First Nations...

CANADA—Standing alongside Assembly of First Nations Chief Shawn Atleo last Friday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that the federal government would be pumping billions...