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  • The response to the Community safety Forum has been overwhelming. 
A second session will be held on July 31st at 9 a.m. at the Clarion Lakeside Inn, Rosewood Room.

There will be a Q&A period following the presentations at both sessions.

For those unable to attend, both sessions will be recorded and uploaded for viewing later.

Register on Eventbrite, and again please submit questions in advance to Adam Smith asmith@kenora.ca before July 26th.
  • “And the rain will make the flowers grow.” - Les Miserables #cityofkenora #flowersofdowntownkenora
  • The City of Kenora is hosting a Community Safety Forum on July 31 to discuss shifting trends and opportunities for change related to substance abuse and behavioural issues in Kenora. 
Date: Wednesday, July 31st
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Clarion Lakeside Inn, Rosewood Room 
Attendees are asked to submit questions in advance to Adam Smith at asmith@kenora.ca by July 26th.

Mayor Dan Reynard will moderate the event with presentations by the following agencies/reps: 
Adam Smith, City of Kenora
Henry Wall, KDSB
Jeff Duggan, OPP
Gillian Lunny, NWHU

There is no cost to attend.  Please register on Eventbrite:  https://kenoracommunitysafetyforum.eventbrite.ca

#cityofkenora #communitysafety #opportunitiesforchange 
@thenwhu @thekdsb @ontarioprovincialpolice
  • Explore downtown Kenora on Super Summer Sundays!  Free family activities and entertainment on Sundays - historical tours, life size games, yoga, painting, dancing, drumming, and MORE!  #sundayfunday #downtownkenora #cityofkenora #sundayevents
  • You may have noticed the bagged meters and ‘no parking’ signs on Matheson Street.  We were hoping drivers would use this space as an extended lane to go through on Matheson Street or turn right on to Second Street. 
This lane extension is for use only while Chipman Street and First Street are under construction and while the bags are in place and the signs are up . 
Spread the word! 
Use that lane to get traffic moving and always manoeuvre safely and slowly in a construction zone. 
#cityofkenora #downtowntraffic #summerconstruction #dtr2019
  • Happy Canada Day to all!  Be safe and have fun! 
What’s OPEN on July 1st
🇨🇦Lake of the Woods Museum 10 am – 5 pm  FREE admission on Canada Day! 🇨🇦Thistle Pavilion and Whitecap on the Harbourfront – Canada Day activities all day 🇨🇦Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre 8 am – 6 pm

What's CLOSED on July 1st
Transfer Station
Kenora Recreation Centre and Keewatin Memorial Arena
Kenora Public Library
Keewatin Public Library
City Hall – including Provincial Offences Services
Operations Building – including Planning, Building, and Cemetery Office

Coney Island recycle and waste dock pick-up moves to July 2nd, 2019 for this week only.

City Transit does not operate on Canada Day.

For after-hours troubles with all municipal services, call 807-467-2080.

Emergency services on duty as usual. 
#cityofkenora #strongandfree #canadaday2019🇨🇦 #canadaflag #lakeofthewoods
  • DID YOU KNOW? Fireworks can ONLY be set off in the City of Kenora on specific holidays, between 7 pm and 11 pm.... AND Canada Day is one of those holidays! 🇨🇦😃
But why take the risk of fire, property damage, or burn injuries, when you can attend the fireworks display at the Whitecap Pavilion on July 1st at 10:30 pm. 
If you still choose to have your own fireworks display, be aware that you are completely responsible for the cost for Emergency Services to extinguish a fire and other damage caused by detonation of your own fireworks.

Here are some important safety tips to be followed:
• Appoint a responsible person to be in charge. Only adults who are aware of the hazards and essential safety precautions should handle and discharge fireworks.
• Carefully read and follow the label directions on fireworks packaging.
• Always keep a water hose or pail of water close by when discharging fireworks.
• Discharge fireworks well away from combustible materials like buildings, trees and dry grass.
• Keep onlookers a safe distance away, upwind from the area where fireworks are discharged.
• Light only one firework at a time and only when they are on the ground. Never try to light a firework in your hand or re-light dud fireworks. For dud fireworks, it is best to wait 30 minutes and soak them in a bucket of water. Dispose of them in a metal container.
• Discharge fireworks only if wind conditions do not create a safety hazard.
• Keep sparklers away from children. Sparklers burn extremely hot and can ignite clothing, cause blindness and result in severe burns. As the sparkler wire remains hot for some minutes after burnout, it should be immediately soaked in water to avoid injury.
• If someone gets burned, run cool water over the wound for three to five minutes and seek medical attention, if necessary.

For more information on fireworks regulations in the City of Kenora, please contact Fire Station One at 807-467-2090.
#cityofkenora #firesafeweekend #fireworks #canadaday2019🇨🇦 @tourismkenora
  • Don’t miss out on the adventure this summer! Register for our Awesome Adventures Day Camp!  Daily and weekly rates. Call 467-2987 or email cpyykka@kenora.ca for more information!  #daycamp #awesomeadventures #funinthesun #cityofkenora @kenorareccentre
  • Be a Better Recycler!  Download the FREE Recycle Coach App AND take the 5-minute quiz to find out just what type of recycler you are and learn useful tips to add to your recycling habits. Check out the reduce and reuse ideas too!
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Find the FREE Recycle Coach App on Google Play or the App Store. #cityofkenora #yeswedorecycle #takethequiz #reduceandreuse #blueboxtips

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Episode 1 – Lake of the Woods; History by Water

Episode 2 – Lake of the Woods; Eastern Shores