Rotary Splash Park Closing for the Season

Splash Park Closing September 18, 2019

Please be advised the Rotary Splash Park will be closing for the season on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. City staff will begin draining the water lines and winterizing the water features.

The City thanks all those who supported the splash park in its first season and we look forward to the re-opening in the spring of 2020.

Changes to Pinecrest Bus Route Sept 16-Oct 6, 2019

Changes to Pinecrest Bus Route

Please be advised that while the Matheson Street Bridge is closed September 16th to October 6th, there will be temporary changes to the Pinecrest bus route as follows:

Bus Stop 2 (Matheson Street North/Second Street North)
Out of Service
Alternate Stops: 1 (Matheson Street South – Hings corner) or 34 (McClellan Avenue/Main Street)

Bus Stop 3 (Second Street North)
Out of Service
Alternate Stops: 1 (Matheson Street South – Hings corner) or 34 (McClellan Avenue/Main Street)

Bus Stop 4 ( Eighth Avenue North)
Out of Service
Alternate Stops: 1 (Matheson Street South – Hings corner) or 34 (McClellan Avenue/Main Street)

Bus Stop 5 (Brinkman Road and Eleventh Avenue North)
Out of Service
Alternate Stops: 30 (Ninth Street North/Eleventh Avenue North) or 6 (Ninth Street North/Twelfth Avenue North)

City Transit drivers will try their best to stay on schedule; however, there may be service delays on all routes.

The City thanks our ridership for their patience.


Matheson Street Bridge Closure Sept 16 – Oct 6, 2019

Matheson Street Bridge Temporary Closure

Please be advised that the Matheson Street Bridge will be closed for expansion joint replacement starting at 7 a.m. on Monday, September 16th until Sunday, October 6th.

Pedestrians will be allowed to cross via sidewalk or temporary walkway.

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

Texting Scam Circulating

Please be advised that there is a texting scam circulating Kenora.  This is a scam, and we are in no way texting Hydro customers about a refund.

texting scam

Sixth Street South Road Closure September 4-27, 2019

Please be advised beginning on Wednesday, September 4th at 7 a.m. a section of Sixth Street South, from the intersection of Second Avenue South to Sixth Street back lane, will be closed to all traffic until Friday, September 27th at 5:00 p.m.

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

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

Sixth St S Road Closure Sept 2019

Labour Day Closures

Sorry We’re Closed on Monday, September 2, 2019
The Muse
Kenora Public Libraries
Harbourfront Pavilion
City Hall
Kenora Recreation Centre
Keewatin Memorial Arena
Operations Building
Provincial Offences Court Services
Transfer Station

Coney Island pick- up forwarded to Tuesday, September 3

Essential services on duty as usual.  For after-hours troubles, call 807-467-2080.

Yes We’re OPEN
Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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

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 endeavour 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