Sidewalk and Street Sweeping

Please be advised that sidewalk and street sweeping began as of Monday, April 15, 2019.

Streets in the Brickyard and Airport Road areas have been completed. Crews are working in the Valley Drive and Minto Avenue areas, as well as Rideout. Next week crews will start in the downtown core, with sidewalk sweeping already in progress. The sweeping will continue into the month of May.

Motorists are asked to proceed with caution around the slow-moving street sweepers particularly where it is working on sweeping the centre lane, shoulders, and bridges.

The City extends thanks to the public for their patience and cooperation as this seasonal maintenance is carried out.

Easter Weekend Hours

City Buildings and Facilities Hours of Operation April 19-22, 2019

Good Friday, April 19
CLOSED
All Buildings and Facilities**
-no curbside recycle and waste collection

Saturday, April 20
What’s Open
Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre
Kenora Recreation Centre – Pool & Fitness Centre
Kenora Public Library
Lake of the Woods Museum
Transfer Station

Easter Sunday, April 21
CLOSED
All Buildings and Facilities**

Monday, April 22
What’s Open
Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre
Kenora Recreation Centre – Pool & Fitness Centre
Transfer Station
-All Others Closed

**Kenora and Keewatin Arenas OPEN All Weekend for NAFN Hockey Tournament

For after-hours troubles with water, sewer, roads, or by-law issues call 807-467-2080.

Pothole Reporting Line 807-467-2334

Spring Load Restrictions

Load Restriction on Local Roads Effective March 23, 2019

Please be advised that beginning Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 11:59 pm, reduced load restrictions will be in effect as per the City of Kenora By-law 155-2008 and the Highway Traffic Act R.S.O. 1990, c. H. 8, Section 122. This restriction is necessary to protect highways, streets, and roads from damage during mild, wet spring conditions. Signs are posted on each of the impacted roads to notify motorists of the restriction.

The following roads are subject to the spring load restriction:

Anderson Road East Melick Road Mark’s Lane Snow Drive
Ascough Road Essex Road Matheson Bay Road Strecker Road
Austin Lake Road Gauthier Road Miller Rapids Road Sunnyside Road
Beauty Bay Road Gay Street Mt. Evergreen Road Tallieu Road
Beggs Road Gerald Street McKenzie Portage Road Tetroe Road
Beryl Winder Road Golf Course Road Ninth Street North

(from 19th Ave N. to Airport Road)

Transmitter Road
Bodgen Road Gould Road Parmeter Road Treadway Drive
Bruckenburger Road Haney Drive Peterson Road Valley Drive

(from Rabbit Lake

Road to Airport Road)

Carlton Road Hilly Lake Road Rabbit Lake Road Villeneuve Road
Clarence Street Homestake Road Radcliffe Drive Villeneuve Road North
Coker Road James Road Rat Portage Road Villeneuve Road South
Darlington Drive Johnson Road Ricky Street West Bay Road
Dennis Street Jones Road

(from Hwy 17E

To Homestake Road)

Ritchie Road Whitehead Road
Devlin Drive Kinger Road Schnarr Lake Road Worona Road
Donbrock Drive Kitt Road School Road Zimmerman Road
Duffus Road Lawton Drive Sinclair Road

 

 

 

 

 

Water and Wastewater Rate Increase Effective January 2019

To All Consumers of City of Kenora Water and Wastewater Services

Please be advised that effective January 1, 2019, City of Kenora water and wastewater rates will increase by 5.5% for all residential and commercial consumers. The water cost will be set at $1.51 per cubic meter or per 1000 litres. This rate together with the fixed cost and wastewater cost will change an average monthly bill for residential consumption (based on an average of 15 cubic meters of water) from $127.22 to $134.26. This increase will allow the City to continue to replace existing assets, begin to address the infrastructure deficit, and improve revenue stability.

Consumers may direct questions about billing or the rate change to a Customer Service Representative at City Hall 467-2000.

Parking for Diamonds and Ice Event, August 2-6, 2018

Please be advised when attending the Diamonds and Ice Event from August 2 through August 6, 2018, the public is reminded to pay attention to the posted parking signs. The signs clearly indicate where spectators, players, officials, and all others are permitted to park while at the Portage Bay Ball Diamond in Keewatin.

By-law enforcement officers will be issuing tickets to vehicles parked in the no parking zones.

Parking is permitted on West Bay Road near the Ball Diamond and, for this weekend event only, a section on the south side of West Bay Road. Please refer to the map below for the permitted parking areas.

Temporary Parking Zone Map for Diamonds and Ice

E-billing Service Interruption

Notice to Customers on E-billing Service

Kenora Hydro has received a number of calls from customers who have not received their most recent utility bill notice by e-mail.   The service provider is actively working on a solution at this time.   If you have not received an e-bill notice recently and should have, please login to the portal and check the most recent billing information, or call 807-467-2000 for assistance.  We understand this is very inconvenient and frustrating, we are doing our best to help to resolve this as soon as possible.

 

Door-to-Door Water Testing Scam

Please be advised door-to-door salespersons are making their way around local neighbourhoods in Kenora asking to enter homes. Once inside, they want to see water lines to install filtration systems, as well as perform a water test showing that the water is unsafe. They are also asking the home owner to fill out an online application and sign a contract while they wait.

The Province of Ontario has banned door-to-door sales since March 1, 2018.  Therefore, door-to-door sales companies are not permitted to solicit business in the City of Kenora and residents should not feel pressure to sign a contract or engage in any water testing.

The City of Kenora drinking water quality must meet strict provincial standards and is regularly tested. Our water is completely safe for human consumption.

Do not let anyone you do not know into your home. Call the OPP if you feel you are in danger.

Coker Road Bridge Load Restriction

Please be advised effectively immediately, a vehicle load restriction has been authorized for the Coker Road bridge.  The maximum gross vehicle weight of 20 tonnes has been implemented to restrict and prohibit large vehicles such as construction trucks/equipment, tractor trailers, and large fire vehicles from crossing the bridge.  Beggs Road and Gauthier Road may be used as alternative travel routes to avoid the bridge.  This load restriction has been put in place as a precaution for public safety until further assessment of the bridge is completed.