Boil Water Advisory Rescinded

Please be advised the Boil Water Advisory for Norman and Keewatin has been lifted.  Laboratory testing of the water supply does not indicate the presence of bacteria.

The City thanks residents of Norman and Keewatin for their patience.

Norman and Keewatin Boil Water Advisory Rescind Notice

Norman and Keewatin Boil Water Advisory Rescind

Seventh Avenue South Bridge Closure November 13 – 26, 2017

Please be advised beginning Monday November 13, 2017 the Seventh Avenue South bridge and nearby streets will be closed until Sunday November 26, 2017.  Refer to the map below for the closure area. The closure is necessary to allow Union Gas to relocate a gas line.  Local traffic will be permitted on Third Street South and Seventh Avenue South, and the west sidewalk on Seventh Avenue South will remain open during this time.

The City thanks residents for their patience and cooperation while Union Gas works in the area.

Union Gas Work Plan Seventh Avenue

 

Coney Island Footbridge Install

Public Notice to the Public and Residents of Coney Island

The Coney Island footbridge will be installed for the season on

Tuesday November 14, 2017

Completion of this project is dependent on weather conditions, specifically wind gusts in the area. Should weather interfere with the installation, the project will be delayed until the next calm day. If there is a delay, it is anticipated the footbridge will be in place by November 16.

 

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.

Wharf Street Changes

Please be advised Wharf Street in Keewatin has changed to be a ONE WAY street. Traffic now travels in the westbound direction only. There are signs in place to notify drivers of the ONE WAY, single lane street. Parking along Wharf Street has also changed and signage is in place to indicate areas of no parking or limited parking.

Wharf Street Changes

KRC Pool Summer Closure

Please be advised the Kenora Recreation Centre will be closing its POOL on June 30, 2017 to accommodate upgrades to the pool deck and to complete annual maintenance.

The POOL will reopen on September 5, 2017 and we look forward to welcoming you back then.

We thank you for your understanding and support, as we continue to ensure that our facilities are maintained to the high standards our customers have come to expect.

Questions regarding the pool closure can be directed to Casey Pyykka, Acting Recreation Services Division Lead, at 807-467-2987 or cpyykka@kenora.ca 

Water Dispensing Stations Changes

Please be advised changes are coming to the Smart Cards used at both the existing water dispensing stations: Rabbit Lake Road Water Station and Evergreen Water Station. Current water cards will need to be replaced on or after May 12, 2017. New Smart Cards will be issued at City Hall for a onetime fee of $25. For existing water card holders who have paid a $10.00 deposit on the old card, there is a one time fee of $15 for the new replacement card. New customers must purchase a water card at a cost of $25. The new water cards will be available for purchase at City Hall after May 12th.

The cost of water remains the same ($4.25 per cubic meter), it is only the water card and cost of the card that is changing. This change comes with the installation of new water dispensing units at both water dispensing stations. The installation will take place on May 11, 2017 and both of the water dispensing stations will be out of service for the day on May 11. With new units in place, it is anticipated the water service will be more reliable for our customers.

Questions about the water cards can be directed to a Customer Service Representative at City Hall, 467-2000. For water dispensing station issues, contact Ray Lindquist, Water and Wastewater Division Team Leader, 467-2149, or Biman Paudel, Water Wastewater Division Lead, 467-2296.

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

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.