Manitoulin Island

Naval vet celebrating 100th birthday on Manitoulin Island

Sudbury Star Allan Tustian was one of Canada’s first sonar operators Allan Tustian jpg, SU One of the Canada’s first Asdic operators (better known as sonar) for the underwater detection of submarines in the Second World War is celebrating his 100th birthday. The Manitoulin North Shore Naval Veterans Association is putting on the party for […]

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More of northeastern Ontario island protected

Sudbury Star An area twice the size of Bermuda has been set aside as conservation land on Cockburn Island Cedars and tamaracks fringe a bay on Cockburn Island, west of Manitoulin Island. Mhairi McFarlane/NCC jpg, SU An area twice the size of Bermuda has been set aside as conservation land on Cockburn Island, in northern […]

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Two women sexually assaulted at Manitoulin music festival

Sudbury Star Two women were sexually assaulted over the weekend at the Country Fest Fairgrounds in Little Current. In a release, police said Manitoulin OPP officers and Manitoulin-Sudbury Emergency Medical Services were called at 2:10 a.m. Sunday about a woman who had been injured. “The investigation has since revealed that a female in attendance at […]

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More beaches in Sudbury area not safe for swimming

Sudbury Star File photo Gino Donato / Gino Donato/Sudbury Star Public Health Sudbury & Districts has issued swimming advisories for two more beach in the area. Kagawong Village Beach and Providence Bay Beach on Manitoulin Island are unsafe, the health unit said Saturday. “We have enhanced our monitoring and will continue taking water samples,” Cynthia […]

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Sudbury Accent: New alliance the ‘eyes and ears’ of the Great Lakes ecosystem

Sudbury Star Tourism is a growing industry on Manitoulin Island enhanced by the arrival of cruise ships such as the Pearl Mist seen here docked at Little Current. The 210 passengers are given a shore excursion by luxury buses to various cultural events. Photograph by Joe Shorthouse. jpg, SU Natural beauty, abundant resources, ease of […]

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Kogos: Manitoulin’s accidental artist

Sudbury Star Bill Jewel takes white cedar bark and creates dynamic artistic shapes I’m sitting in a rustic art workshop on Providence Bay, delighted to talk to local artist Bill Jewell. We’re surrounded by white cedar bark that’s been created into dynamic artistic shapes. His artistic work creating amazing original bark paintings and screens may […]

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Four drivers in Sudbury area charged with impaired over weekend

Sudbury Star Three people were charged with impaired driving on Manitoulin Island over the weekend, while a fourth was nabbed for drunk driving in Spanish. On Saturday shortly after 3:30 a.m., officers from the Manitoulin OPP responded to a traffic complaint on Highway 6, locating the suspect vehicle in Little Current. The driver was determined […]

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One of Manitoulin’s best-kept secrets

Sudbury Star Working outside next to the Anishnaabek Skills Innovation Research Institute Centre, these students are part of an 18-week pre-carpentry apprenticeship training program. The back of the truck is their desk outside as they prepare a structure for a medicine garden. From the left are instructor Andrew Argall, Corey McDonald, Nathan Bush, Joe Shinos […]

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Farquhar: Manitoulin’s Kagawong always growing, never stagnating

Sudbury Star It has started. The time that most Islanders gear up for all year. Tourist season, and if Canada Day Weekend was any indication, the summer will be a busy one in Kagawong. There were people everywhere, going in and out of businesses, eating ice cream, swimming at Bridal Veil Falls and hanging out […]

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Sudbury police file: Drunk drivers keep officers busy

Sudbury Star Two impaired drivers arrested within minutes Drivers from Hanmer and Espanola were arrested almost simultaneously this past Wednesday for impaired driving offences in two different locations. At 3:01 p.m., officers from the Manitoulin OPP responded to a single-vehicle collision on Highway 542 in Carnarvon Township. “An investigation revealed that the driver had been […]

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