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

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,, 807-548-5666.

Road Closure 3rd St S

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 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.

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.

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






Prevent Water Liens from Freezing

Please be advised that residents should take measures to prevent water lines from freezing in this extreme cold weather. Ensure there is a heat source where the water line comes in to the home, and cold air drafts are sealed off.

The City is responding to calls regarding frozen lines; however, most water lines are freezing in the walls of homes. Efforts to prevent water lines from freezing may reduce the cost of thawing for the homeowner and avoid the costs for the City’s Water and Wastewater crew to respond.

American Red Cross Preventing and Thawing Frozen Pipes

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.