Cockburn Island


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Cockburn Island:

see Manitoulin IslandsManitoulin Islands
, archipelago consisting of three large islands and several smaller ones, in N Lake Huron, NW of Georgian Bay. The islands, in a noted fishing region, are popular resorts. The permanent population is mainly Native American.
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Zhiibaahaasing First Nation, formerly known as the Cockburn Island band, held its fifth annual powwow Oct.
In the month of April, 2000, alone, the government announced: expanded hunting seasons for grouse by two weeks across most of northwestern Ontario; new archery seasons for expanded moose-hunting opportunities in several hunting areas across northeastern Ontario; a new, two-week archery season and a new open-gun season for non-residents for deer hunting opportunities on Cockburn Island near Sault Ste.
to develop a plan for the development of 75,000 acres of land on western Manitoulin and Cockburn islands. The $500,000-study is expected to be completed within a year and will identify suitable types of development.