Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands (NEMI)
NEMI is an amalgamated municipality on Manitoulin Island, composed of the town of Little Current, the Township of Howland, and numerous small islands. The local economy includes farming and lumbering, as well as tourism. Road access to the mainland is over the Little Current Swing Bridge. In the summer, traffic is interrupted on the bridge for 15 minutes on the hour from sunrise to sunset, as the bridge is raised for maritime traffic. Its population was 2,706 in 2011.
Temperatures in NEMI range from a mean low of -16.7C in January to a mean high of 25.1C in July.
NEMI is roughly 6 hours and 29 minutes from London, 5 hours and 11 minutes from Toronto, and 7 hours and 22 minutes from Kingston
Gore Bay is the administrative and government seat of Manitoulin District. It is located on the northern shore of the island, west of Little Current. Gore bay is a popular summer destination for cottagers, vacationers, and boaters, with the population increasing substantially in the summer. Gore bay had a permanent population of 850 in 2011.
Temperatures in Gore Bay range from a mean of -10C in January and 19.1 in July. The area receives on average 625 rain annually, falling over 105.9 days, with a peak mean monthly rainfall of 86.3mm in September and October each.
Gore Bay is roughly 7 hours and 12 minutes from London, 6 hours from Toronto, and 8 hours and 15 minutes from Kingston