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Nishin Meawasige (left) and Blair Hagman have launched Swingbridge Ale, the first brew out of Manitoulin Brewing Company, based in Little Current.
Manitoulin Brewing Co. introduces first beerFor the denizens of Manitoulin Island, who flock to the popular vacation spot when the warm weather hits, summer is filled with sun, lakes, barbecues — and now, a homegrown beer.In June, Manitoulin Brewing Company (MBC) launched its signature brew, Swingbridge Ale, joining the growing number of independent craft brewers popping up across the province. Reviews for the easy-drinking beer have been effusive, with more than 21 restaurants and bars in the region now offering it on the menu.“...


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Sagamok nets funds to continue lodge upgrades
Sagamok Development Corporation (SDC) has received provincial funding to help with the ongoing upgrade and expansion of Ritchie Falls Resort.The organization, an economic development initiative of the Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation, received $500,000 from FedNor’s Northern Ontario Development...
North Shore communities cheer natural gas program
A group of communities on Lake Superior’s north shore are applauding Queen’s Park for including the Natural Gas Access Loan Program in the provincial budget. Last year, Schreiber, Terrace Bay, Marathon, Manitouwadge and Wawa signed franchise agreements with Toronto’s Northeast Midstream LP f...
Agri-food network hosting annual symposium next week
Tools for Resilience is the theme of the third annual Agricultural and Food Symposium being hosted by the Rural Agri-Innovation Network (RAIN) in Bruce Mines next week.The Sault-based organization will host the event Feb. 5 and 6 at the Bruce Station Hall.This year’s symposium, sponsored by Scot...
Manitoulin highway getting upgrades
A main Manitoulin thoroughfare is getting a makeover.Highway 540, which runs east-west across Manitoulin Island, is getting $11.1 million in repairs from the Ontario government.Pioneer Construction has been awarded the contract. Construction is expected to be completed in 2017.Work will begin ...


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