Boil Water Advisory Issued

Following repair work to the hydrant on Fifth Street South, the City of Kenora Water and Wastewater Division issued a Boil Water Advisory (BWA) on August 20, 2019 for the locations listed on the BWA notice below.

All water from taps should be boiled for at least one minute if it used for human consumption.

The BWA is in effect until a Notice of Rescind is issued.





Interruption to Water Service

Due to the City’s repair work on a broken hydrant on 407 Fifth Street South and Titan Contractors work on replacement of a watermain value on the area, there will be an interruption of water service on Tuesday, August 20th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the following streets:

  • Sixth Avenue South
  • Fifth Avenue South
  • Fifth Street South
  • Sixth Street South
  • Seventh Avenue South; and
  • Fourth Avenue South

See attached notice for exact addresses.

Once the repairs have been completed, a boil water advisory (BWA) notice will be issued for the affected locations, followed by the rescind notice 5-6 business days later.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The water and Wastewater Division is working hard to get the repairs done as quickly as possible.

Hydrant Repair Service Interruption August 20, 2019

Watermain Flushing Program Schedule Change August 19, 2019

SCHEDULE CHANGE for August 19, 2019

Due to construction works in Lakeside and downtown areas, we continue to have issues with the flushing in those areas.   The flushing crew will move to the Minto area, or Day 11 on the schedule.

Water System Flushing Program Begins August 12, 2019

Minto Day 11


Fifth Street South and Sixth Avenue South Closure

Please be advised from Monday, August 19th at 7 a.m. until Friday, August 23rd at 7 p.m. the intersection at Fifth Street South and Sixth Avenue South will be closed to all traffic.

The closure is necessary for sewer and water infrastructure upgrades. Questions or concerns regarding this project should be directed to Titan Contractors at 807-548-5666.

The City thanks the public for their cooperation and patience during these infrastructure upgrades.

Fifth St S and Sixth Ave S intersection closure Aug 19-23

Back Lane of Eighth Street South Closure August 12-16, 2019

Please be advised that starting August 12 through to Friday, August 16 at 7 p.m. the back lane of Eighth Street South and intersection will be completely closed to all traffic. The closure is necessary for Titan Contractors to complete the water and sewer replacement works in the area.

Questions or concerns regarding this project should be directed to Titan Contractors at 807-548-5666.

The City thanks the public for their cooperation and patience during these infrastructure upgrades.

Sixteenth Avenue North Railway Crossing Closure

Please be advised the Sixteenth Avenue North railway crossing between Railway Street and Sixth Street North will be closed on Sunday, August 18, 2019 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The closure is necessary for Canadian Pacific (CP) to perform maintenance at the railway crossing.

The City thanks the public for their cooperation and patience.


City Transit Struck By Train

The City transit was struck this morning at approximately 10:00 a.m. by a train at the Government Road intersection in Keewatin.

Thankfully, all passengers on the transit were uninjured and everyone is safe. First Student Canada operates the City Transit through a contract agreement with the City and the driver of the transit was a First Student employee.

The City is working closely with emergency services, First Student, and Canadian Pacific (CP) to ensure the safety of the passengers and will resume transit service as soon as possible.

There are no further details surrounding the incident at this time.

Notice of Marine Work in Golf Course Bay

Wauzhushk Onigum Nation Water and Wastewater Systems Upgrade

Notice of Marine Work in Golf Course Bay

Makkinga Contractors has been contracted by the Wauzhushk Onigum Nation to provide improvements to their local infrastructure. The purpose of this work is to provide potable water to the residents of the Wauzhushk Onigum Nation.

During the installation of the new watermain between Devil’s Gap Marina and Coast Guard Dock; boaters are asked to use caution and watch for temporary buoys and construction activities while navigating through the bay.

Start Date: August 11, 2019
Completion Date: September 15, 2019

While there may be occasional delays, at no time will boaters be fully restricted from entering or exiting the bay. We will endeavor to minimize disruptions and delays during this time.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact our office as noted above. We again apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience and understanding.

Kristin Kapush

Site Contact: David Makkinga Project Manager 807-626-6811

Notice of Marine Work 07-30-2019

Bus Stop Temporary Changes

Due to downtown revitalization construction, downtown bus stops have been temporarily relocated.

The following bus stops have temporarily moved to Bernier Drive on the harbourfront, pick up at the cross walk:

#1 (Matheson Street/First Street – Hing’s corner)
#34 Main Street/McClellan Ave – eye doctor)
#54 (City Hall)

Bus stop #35 (Chipman Street/Market Square) has moved to Matheson Street – by the chip truck at Market Square.


Market Square Bus Stop Temporary Relocation

Effective Wednesday, July 10th the Market Square bus stop will be relocated to Matheson Street to accommodate the construction on Chipman Street.  See map below for the new location.

Matheson Street Bus Stop Relocation

Downtown Construction Chipman Street up to Second Street

Construction works are progressing well in the next phase of our Downtown Revitalization project.

The contractors are now at a point where an additional road closure will take place. Chipman Street will be closed effective July 10, 2019 from 1st Street South to 2nd Street South. This closure impacts the City transit main depot which will be relocated to Matheson Street South directly in front of the Market Square plaza (Chip Truck area). The parking meter located directly in front will be covered and this will become the City Transit stop for Market Square, temporarily during this closure.

We have covered several meters on Matheson Street to accommodate the traffic flow, and appreciate the public respecting the signage and adhere to those no parking areas which will improve traffic flow in the area. The City has received numerous messages through social media and otherwise suggesting the traffic signals be changed to improve traffic flow. City engineers did review this option prior to the works starting, however, changing the traffic signals is not a straightforward undertaking as changing one set of signals affects pedestrian crossing cycles, and timing of other intersections as Second St and Main St are the primary streets to ensure traffic flow is optimized. Additional wiring would be required to change the signal configuration at the Matheson and Second St S intersection, and the traffic signals are not programmed locally making this option not feasible for the short term traffic challenges.

We thank the public for their continued patience during our construction period. The end result of this project will be a beautiful enhancement to our downtown and the challenges we are facing with traffic flow will be well worth these short term challenges.

Heather Pihulak, City Clerk/Communications Lead (807) 467-2295