What’s Open, Closed on Canada Day 2019

Let’s Celebrate Canada Day!

What’s OPEN on July 1st
Lake of the Woods Museum 10 am – 5 pm  FREE admission on Canada Day!
Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre 8 am – 6 pm
Thistle Pavilion and Whitecap on the Harbourfront – Canada Day activities all day

Closed 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.

Coker Bailey Bridge Replacement Notification

Please be advised The Sharp Group will be replacing the Coker Bailey Bridge located 2.3 km northwest of the intersection of Coker Road and East Melick Road, Kenora.

In order to facilitate the structure replacement, Coker Road will be closed at the bridge location commencing July 2, 2019 with an anticipated reopening date of August 24, 2019. A signed detour will be established via Gauthier Road and Beggs Road.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you in advance for your cooperation during the construction period. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this notification of closure, please contact:

Brian Glavish, WSP 1-807-625-6753 or Terry Sharp, The Sharp Group 1-807-483-5869

Coker Baily Bridge Replacement Notification

Traffic Reduced to One Lane Keewatin Channel Bridge June 19 – 21, 2019

Please be advised traffic will be reduced to one lane on the Keewatin Channel Bridge with traffic controlled by traffic control persons, as per the following schedule:

• Wednesday, June 19
Westbound lane closed 7 am to 12 pm
Eastbound lane closed 12 pm to 6 pm

• Thursday, June 20
Eastbound lane closed 7 am to 6 pm

• Friday, June 21
Westbound lane closed 7 am to 6 pm

The lane closure schedule may change depending on weather conditions.

The City thanks the public for their cooperation and patience during this maintenance project.

Fifth Avenue South and Third Street South Intersection Closure June 3, 2019

Please be advised on Monday, June 3rd, Third Street South at the intersection of Fifth Avenue South and Third Street South will be closed to all traffic from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. No through traffic will be permitted.

Please use alternate travel routes and avoid this area while Titan Contractors continue with sewer and water works.

The City thanks the public for their cooperation and patience as this infrastructure improvement is completed.

Bus Stop Temporary Closure Effective June 3, 2019

Please be advised that effective Monday, June 3, 2019, the following bus stops on Park Street will be temporarily closed during downtown revitalization construction:

• Bus stops 50 and 51;
• Bus stop 52.

Please use alternate bus stops as indicated in the diagrams:

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The City thanks the public for their cooperation and patience during this improvement project.

Bus Routes

Glen Cameron Drive Paving Works May 27, 2019

Please be advised beginning May 27th, Moncrief Construction Limited (MCL) will begin paving Glen Cameron Drive.

The road will remain open; however, motorists are reminded to slow down and take care through constructions zones and while workers are present.

The City thanks the public for their cooperation.

paving Glen Cameron Drive

Second Street South Lane Paving Works May 29-31, 2019

Please be advised between May 29th and May 31st, Moncrief Construction Limited (MCL) will be paving the lane behind Second Street South from Matheson Street to Fourth Avenue South.

Both lanes of traffic will remain open; however there may be slight traffic delays. As always, motorists are reminded to slow down and take care through constructions zones and while workers are present.

The City thanks the public for their cooperation.

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Bridge Washing Beginning May 27, 2019

Please be advised City of Kenora roads crew will be carrying out bridge washing beginning this week. This routine maintenance is necessary to clear any build-up on the railings, sidewalks, gutters, catch basins and most importantly to clean all bridge joints of any winter control sand build-up.

Signs will be posted in the work area and traffic will be controlled by flag persons. When approaching the working equipment, motorists are asked to be cautious and obey the signs and flag persons.

The public is thanked for their cooperation and patience as this maintenance work is completed by the City of Kenora.

Third Street South Road Closures

Please be advised that sections of Third Street South will be closed to all traffic as per the following schedule:

1) May 27 – July 22, 2019 – Third Street South between Sixth Avenue South and Seventh Avenue South; and

2) July 22 – September 16, 2019 – Third Street South between Fifth Avenue South and Sixth Avenue South.

The closures are necessary to allow Titan Contractors to replace sewer and water lines in the area.

The City thanks the public for their cooperation and patience as this infrastructure improvement is completed.

Questions or concerns about the road closure should be directed to Titan Contactors, admin@titancontractors.ca, 807-548-5666.

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Victoria Day Holiday Hours

The Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre is open on the Victoria Day holiday from 9 am to 4 pm.

All other City buildings and facilities are closed.

For after hours troubles, call 807-467-2080.

Emergency services on duty as usual.

Have a safe and enjoyable weekend.

KRC Pool Summer 2019 Closure

Please be advised that the City of Kenora will be closing the pool on June 29, 2019 for the month of July.  This closure is in addition to the regularly scheduled closure for the month of August.  The pool will reopen on September 3, 2019

The City of Kenora’s decision to close the pool for an additional month has not come easily. The 2019 budget season was one of the most challenging that the City has seen since the mid-2000’s. Senior staff met on a number of occasions to look at the budget to determine if any changes could be made to lower the tax impact to our residents without impacting City service levels. The result was a draft budget that was delivered to Council that still reflected a significant tax levy increase. Council was also provided with service level options for their review and consideration to help minimize the impact to City taxpayers, either through increased revenues or service level reductions. Council closely reviewed these options very carefully and had to make some difficult decisions. One of these decisions was to close the pool for an additional month. In doing so, consideration was given to any potential impacts on service levels to the users of our recreation facilities.

To minimize the impact of services, a number of programs are scheduled for local beaches. The programs scheduled are as follows:

Summer Programs

If there are any questions regarding this decision of council please contact:

Josh Nelson – Tourism & Recreation Services Division Lead at jnelson@kenora.ca or 467-2986

Winnipeg River West Branch Bridge Traffic Flow

Please be advised beginning Wednesday, May 8, 2019, RJ Concrete will begin bridge maintenance work on Winnipeg River West Branch Bridge (hospital bridge) for the next 3 – 4 weeks.

Two-way traffic should flow as usual; however, there will be a lane shift creating two narrow lanes of traffic over the bridge.

Motorists are asked to slow down and take care when driving through the narrow lanes.

The City thanks the public for their patience as this maintenance work is completed.