Keewatin and Norman Power Outage

All of Keewatin and Norman are out of power as a result of a pole fire on Tunnel Island.  It will be a lengthy outage because of the complexity but Kenora Hydro hopes to have service restored by noon today.

Kenora Hydro is working on the problem and will restore power as soon as they can.

Footbridge Removal Delayed

The Coney Island footbridge removal has been delayed at least one day due to the snow!  It is hoped that the weather will cooperate on Wednesday April 26, if not the City crews will attempt the removal on Thursday April 27.

Thank you for your patience while we wait for this weather to pass.

Seventh Avenue South Bridge Vehicle Load Restriction

Please be advised effectively immediately, a vehicle load restriction has been authorized for the Seventh Avenue South Bridge. The maximum gross vehicle weight of 5 tonnes has been implemented, limiting traffic over the bridge to small passenger vehicles only. All other large vehicles such as school buses, emergency vehicles, or construction equipment, are restricted from crossing the bridge. This load restriction has been put in place as a precaution for public safety until further assessment of the bridge is completed.

7th Ave Bridge Signs in Place

Lake of the Woods Cemetery By-law Amendment

The City of Kenora has submitted by-laws to the Registrar of the Funeral, Burial, and Cremation Services Act, 2002. Any interested parties may contact James Tkachyk, Parks and Facilities Division Lead, at 807-467-2102 or jtkachyk@kenora.ca for information, or to make copies. By-laws or amendments may be reviewed or copied at the City of Kenora website at www.kenora.ca

These by-laws are subject to approval of the Registrar, Funeral, Burial, and Cremation Services Act, 2002. Telephone: Bereavement Authority of Ontario 647-483-2645 or 1-844-493-6356

Notice to Tax Payers of the City of Kenora

2017 Interim Tax Bills have been sent by mail as of Monday January 16, 2017 for all City of Kenora property owners.

Due date for payment is February 22, 2017.

Payments may be made in person at City Hall, by mail, through your personal telephone banking, on-line banking, or through eService on Kenora.ca.  Please allow 3-5 business days if paying on-line or directly at your financial institution.

Should you require a receipt, please send payment along with the entire bill; do not detach the payment stub.  The name/address portion will be receipted and sent back to you. Please retain your Tax Bill for your records.  The City is no longer offering reprints free of charge.

Late penalty of 1.25% per month will be charged on any outstanding balance following the due date.  Please note that if the tax bill has a previous balance brought forward, those arrears are subject to penalty February 1st, 2017.  This will increase the amount shown as owing on your bill.

If you do not receive your tax bill or have taxation related questions, please contact the Tax Department at 467-2034.

Public Notice Water and Wastewater Rate Increase

To All Consumers of City of Kenora Water and Wastewater Services

Please be advised that effective January 1, 2017, City of Kenora water and wastewater rates will increase by 8% for all residential and commercial consumers. The water cost will be set at $1.32 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 $108.90 to $117.68. This increase will allow the City to continue to replace existing assets, begin to address the infrastructure deficit, and improve revenue stability.

If consumers have questions about billing or the rate change, they should contact a Customer Service Representative at City Hall 467-2000.