Christmas Holiday Operating Hours

Christmas Holiday Operating Hours for All City Buildings and Facilities

Essential services on duty through the holidays. For after-hours troubles, call 807-467-2080.

City Hall ( 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) and Operations Building (8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)
(includes Building, Planning, Billing, Provincial Offences)
Dec 24 – Dec 26 – Closed
Thurs, Dec 27 – Open
Fri, Dec 28 – Open
Dec 31 – Jan 1 – Closed

Transfer Station 
Mon, Dec 24 – Closed at 11:30 a.m.
Dec 25 – Dec 26 – Closed
Thurs, Dec 27 – Open 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Fri, Dec 28 – Open 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sat, Dec 29 – Open 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sun, Dec 30 – Open 12 noon – 4 p.m.
Mon, Dec 31 – Closed at 11:30 a.m.
Tues, Jan 1 – Closed

Kenora Recreation Centre
Mon, Dec 24 – Closed at 10:30 a.m.
Dec 25 – Dec 26 – Closed
Thurs, Dec 27 – Open 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Fri, Dec 28 – Open 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sat, Dec 29 – Open 7:30 a.m – 9: 00 p.m.
Sun, Dec 30 – Open 8:00 a.m – 9: 00 p.m.
Mon, Dec 31 – Closed at 10:30 a.m. *reopens at 4 pm for Rotary New Year’s Eve Event
Tues, Jan 1 – Closed
Visit www.kenora.ca for holiday swims and skates and regular hours of operation

Kenora Public Library
Sat, Dec 22 – Open 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Dec 23 –Dec 26 – Closed
Thurs, Dec 27 – Open 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Fri, Dec 28 – Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat, Dec 29 – Open 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Dec 30 – Jan 1 – Closed

Keewatin Public Library
Sat, Dec 22 – Open 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Dec 23 – 26 Closed
Thurs, Dec 27 – Open 2 – 7 p.m.
Fri, Dec 28 – Open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sat, Dec 29 – Open 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Dec 30 – Jan 1 Closed

Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Sat, Dec 22 – Closed at 12 Noon
Dec 23 – Dec 26 – Closed
Thurs, Dec 27 – Open
Fri, Dec 28 – Open
Sat, Dec 29 – Open
Sun, Dec 30 – Open
Mon, Dec 31 – Closed at 12 noon
Tues, Jan 1 – Closed

Lake of the Woods Museum
Closed from Dec 23 – Jan 1, except Sat, Dec 29 – Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Reopening Jan 2 at 10 a.m.

Ditch Brushing December 5, 2018

Please be advised the City of Kenora Roads crew will be carrying out ditch brushing this week on the following roads:

• Hilly Lake Road
• Jones Road up to the bypass
• Homestake Road
• Transmitter Road
• Airport Road

Traffic will be controlled by flag persons. When approaching the working equipment, motorists are asked to be cautious and obey the flag persons.

The City thanks the public for their cooperation and patience as this maintenance work is completed.

Coney Island Footbridge Install November 13, 2018

To the Public and Residents of Coney Island

The Coney Island footbridge will be installed for the season on

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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 the end of the day on November 14.

Notice of Decision for a Zoning By-law Amendment File No D14-18-06

Notice of Decision for a Zoning By-law Amendment To Comprehensive Zoning By-Law No. 101-2015
Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, s. 34

Notice is hereby given, that the Council of the City of Kenora passed By-Law No. 140 – 2018 at a meeting on Wednesday, October 31st, 2018, thereby giving approval to a Zoning By-law Amendment. Public notice of the Application was given in reference to Planning File No. D14-18-06.

Location of Property: The property is located in the area of Pine Portage Road, and is described as Lots 25 through 37, including laneways on Plan M63, which combined amounts to approximately 0.8 hectares. Please refer to the location sketch below.

Location of Property D14-18-06

Purpose and Effect: to change zoning of the subject property from Highway Commercial (HC) to Institutional (I), to allow for development of those uses permitted within the Institutional Zone, being public and privately owned facilities of an institutional or community service nature, in particular a Continuum Care Facility in accordance with Section 4.14 of the Zoning By-law.

Council gave consideration to the public submissions, noting that site development concerns would be addressed with the process to evaluate the site plan application, and that the developer is committed to continuing to work with property owners.

Other Planning Applications Relevant to the Subject Location: the property will also be the subject of an application for site plan approval, and the City has received an application to purchase the subject property.

The Last Date for Filing a Notice of Appeal is Tuesday, November 27th, 2018.

Notices of appeal may only be made on the basis that:
i. the by-law is inconsistent with a policy statement issued under subsection 3 (1), fails to conform with or
conflicts with a provincial plan or fails to conform with an applicable official plan
ii. it is accompanied by the fee required by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act being $300.00,
payable to the Ontario Minister of Finance.
iii. is filed with Heather Kasprick, City Clerk, City of Kenora, 1 Main Street South, Kenora, ON P9N 3X2

Only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a by-law to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal. A notice of appeal may not be filed by an unincorporated association or group. However, a notice of appeal may be filed in the name of an individual who is a member of the association or the group on its behalf.

No person or public body shall be added as a party to the hearing of appeal unless, before the by-law was passed, the person or public body made oral submissions at a public meeting or written submissions to the council or, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

Additional Information relating to the zoning by-law amendment is available for inspection during regular office hours at the Operations Centre at 60 Fourteenth Street North, 2nd Floor. Please contact Devon McCloskey, City Planner, at 807-467-2059 or dmccloskey@kenora.ca if you require more information.

Personal information that accompanies a submission will be collected under the authority of the Planning Act and may form part of the public record which may be released to the public.

Dated at the City of Kenora this 8th day of November, 2018

Notice of Complete Application To Purchase City Property

The Corporation of the City of Kenora has received an application to purchase a portion of City of Kenora owned property located abutting Pine Portage Road. The property includes lots and blocks as well as a portion of an unopened lane described on Plan M63. Refer to the sketch below for an illustration. Notice provided in accordance with Policy PP-4-1.

The purpose of this notice is to notify the public of the by-law that will be under consideration to declare lands available for disposal. The By-law will be placed on the Council Agenda for consideration on October 31st, 2018.

The subject lands are approximately 0.8 ha and will be surveyed to create a legal description. The lands are vacant and would be developed in accordance with the provisions of the Zoning By-law, and accessed from Pine Portage Road.

Inquiries and submissions can be made to Devon McCloskey, City Planner, at 807-467-2059, by email at dmccloskey@kenora.ca, or at the address below.

Information about the application is also available to the public, by appointment, during regular office hours at the City of Kenora, Planning Department, 2nd Floor, 60 Fourteenth Street North, Kenora, Ontario, P9N 4M9

Location Map for Sale of Property Pine Portage Road

Seventh Avenue South Bridge Opening to All Traffic October 5, 2018

The City of Kenora is pleased to advise the new Seventh Avenue South Bridge is now complete. The crossing and neighbouring streets will be open on Friday, October 5 by 5 p.m. to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

The City extends thanks to the public, the residents in the immediate work area, and boaters on Laurensons Creek for their cooperation and patience during this significant infrastructure project.  This project was funded by the Government of Ontario – Build on the North program.

Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting for a Zoning By-law Amendment, File Number D14-18-06

Corporation of the City Of Kenora
Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting for a Zoning By-law Amendment, File Number D14-18-06
Planning Act, R.S.O 1990, c.P13, s. 34

Take Notice that Council of the Corporation of the City of Kenora will hold a Statutory Public Meeting, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, to consider a Zoning By-law Amendment as it pertains to Zoning By-law No. 101-2015, at the following time and location:

Statutory When: Thursday, October 25th, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.
Public Meeting Location: Council Chambers, City Hall, 1 Main Street South, Kenora, ON

The Council of the Corporation of the City of Kenora will then have the opportunity to consider a decision regarding the application on Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.

You are also invited to attend The Kenora Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) regular meeting, who hears applications and considers recommendations to Council, commencing at the following time and location:

PAC Meeting When: Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Training Room, Operations Centre
60 Fourteenth Street North, 2nd Floor, Kenora, ON

Purpose and Effect: to change the zoning of the subject property being approximately 3 ha in size from Highway Commercial (HC) to Institutional (I) to allow for development of those uses permitted within the Institutional Zone, being public and privately owned facilities of an institutional or community service nature in accordance with Section 4.14 of the Zoning By-law.

Location of Property: Area of Pine Portage Road and Hwy 17E, being whole lots, part lots, lanes, and roads on Plan M-63. Refer to the map aside.

Location of Property D14-18-06

Other Applications: the property may also become the subject of an application for site plan approval and lot creation.

Public Meeting: Input on the proposed amendment is encouraged. You can provide input by speaking at the PAC or Statutory Public Meeting, and you are not required to register in advance to speak. You may also provide your comments in writing. If you are aware of any person interested in or affected by the application who has not received a copy of this notice you are requested to inform that person of this meeting.

If possible, written submissions are requested to be made before October 10th, 2018 and directed to:
Ms. Devon McCloskey, City Planner
60 Fourteenth Street North, 2nd Floor, Kenora, ON P9N 3X2
Email: dmccloskey@kenora.ca

Failure To Make Oral Or Written Submission: If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Council of The Corporation of the City of Kenora before the by-law is passed:
a) the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Council of The Corporation of the City of Kenora to the Ontario Municipal Board.
b) the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

Appeal of a decision of the Municipality in respect of this amendment to the Zoning By-Law may be made by any person or public body not later than 20 days after notice of the decision is given.

Notice Of Decision: If you wish to be notified of the decision of the Council of The Corporation of the City of Kenora in respect of the application for Zoning By-Law Amendment, you must make a written request to Heather Kasprick, Clerk of The Corporation of the City of Kenora at 1 Main Street South, Kenora, ON P9N 3X2

Additional Information is available during regular office hours at the Operations Centre. Please contact Devon McCloskey, City Planner, if you require more information: Tel: 807-467-2059 or Email: dmccloskey@kenora.ca

Personal information that accompanies a submission will be collected under the authority of the Planning Act and may form part of the public record which may be released to the public.

Dated at the City of Kenora this 4th day of October, 2018

Possible Traffic Delays Beginning September 29, 2018

Please be advised there may be traffic delays beginning Saturday, September 29 through Tuesday, October 2 on the following roads:
• East Mellick Road
• Coker Road between Wyder Road and Wyder Drive
• Tetroe Road
• Herbacz Road
This is to allow for road re-surfacing work to continue. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes where possible.
The City extends thanks to motorists for their patience during this road work.

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Notice of Decision for a Zoning By-law Amendment D14-18-05

Notice of Decision for a Zoning By-law Amendment To Comprehensive Zoning By-Law No. 101-2015
Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, s. 34

Notice is hereby given, that the Council of the City of Kenora passed By-Law No. 131 – 2018 at their Regular Meeting held Tuesday, September 25th, 2018, thereby giving approval to a Zoning By-law Amendment. Notice of the Application was given in reference to Planning File No. D14-18-05.

Location of Property: The property is located at 1053 Lakeview Avenue, and described as PIN# 42161-0560. Please refer to the location sketch.

Location Map D14-18-05

Purpose and Effect: to change zoning of the subject property from Heavy Industrial – MH to MH [41], a site specific Heavy Industrial Zone, to grant relief from provisions of the Zoning By-law for the creation of one new lot (approximately 0.28 ha) and the retained portion (approximately 0.97 ha), being less than the required lot area for an unserviced lot zoned MH. Permitted use of the property will be limited to existing uses which include industrial/commercial barging, marine transportation depot and contractor services, as site specific provisions.

Other Planning Applications Relevant to the Subject Location: the city also received an application for consent to sever, File # D10-18-09 to which the Planning Advisory Committee granted provisional approval on September 18th, 2018.

The Last Date for Filing a Notice of Appeal is Wednesday, October 17th, 2018.

Notices of appeal may only be made on the basis that:
i. the by-law is inconsistent with a policy statement issued under subsection 3 (1), fails to conform with or
conflicts with a provincial plan or fails to conform with an applicable official plan
ii. it is accompanied by the fee required by the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act being $300.00,
payable to the Ontario Minister of Finance.
iii. is filed with Heather Kasprick, City Clerk, City of Kenora, 1 Main Street South, Kenora, ON P9N 3X2

Only individuals, corporations and public bodies may appeal a by-law to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal. A notice of appeal may not be filed by an unincorporated association or group. However, a notice of appeal may be filed in the name of an individual who is a member of the association or the group on its behalf.

No person or public body shall be added as a party to the hearing of appeal unless, before the by-law was passed, the person or public body made oral submissions at a public meeting or written submissions to the council or, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

Additional Information relating to the zoning by-law amendment is available for inspection during regular office hours at the Operations Centre at 60 Fourteenth Street North, 2nd Floor. Please contact Devon McCloskey, City Planner, at 807-467-2059 or dmccloskey@kenora.ca if you require more information.

Personal information that accompanies a submission will be collected under the authority of the Planning Act and may form part of the public record which may be released to the public.

Dated at the City of Kenora this 27th day of September, 2018

Seventh Avenue South Bridge August 31, 2018 Update

Please be advised completion of the Seventh Avenue South Bridge project is delayed. The new bridge will not be in place for the beginning of the school year. Local traffic only is permitted in the work area, and boat traffic delays will continue to be short.

It is anticipated the project will be completed by the end of September 2018.

Questions or concerns may be directed to Mrs. Cindy Cousin, KGS Group, Project Manager, at 204-896-1209 or ccousin@kgsgroup.com.

The City extends thanks to the public for their patience and understanding as the infrastructure project continues.

Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting D07-18-02

The Corporation of the City Of Kenora Planning Advisory Committee (‘PAC’)
Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting
Planning Act, R.S.O 1990, c.P13, s. 51 (O. Reg. 544/06, s.4)

Take Notice that the Planning Advisory Committee (‘PAC’) of the Corporation of the City of Kenora has received a complete application for approval of a proposed plan of subdivision. You are invited to attend a public meeting to be held by the PAC at the following time and location:

Statutory Public Meeting
When: Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Location: Training Room, Operations Centre,60 Fourteenth Street North, 2nd Floor, Kenora, ON

Description of Proposal: the draft plan of subdivision consists of 7 lots, for waterfront development in accordance with the Rural Residential (RR) Zone, public access to the lots is proposed via a road which is proposed to be developed in accordance with City of Kenora standards and transferred to the City. Each of the lots will exceed the lot area requirement of 1 hectare.

Location of Property: 47D Andy’s Camp Road, described as Broken Lot 1, Concession 7, Plan 23R-8171, PIN # 42174-0311. Refer to the map.

Map Location for D07-18-02

This application is being considered in conjunction with an application under the Planning Act for a Minor Variance, File No. D13-18-09, which is requesting relief to allow for the creation of one lot with less than the regulated frontage requirement.

Public Meeting: Input on the proposed subdivision is encouraged. You can provide input by speaking at this meeting and you are not required to register in advance to speak. You may also provide your comments in writing. If you are aware of any person interested in or affected by the application who has not received a copy of this notice you are requested to inform that person of this meeting.

If possible, written submissions are requested to be made before September 12th, 2018 and directed to:
Ms. Devon McCloskey, City Planner
60 Fourteenth Street North, 2nd Floor, Kenora, ON P9N 3X2
Email: dmccloskey@kenora.ca

Failure To Make Oral Or Written Submission: If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting, or make written submissions to the Planning Advisory Committee of the City of Kenora before the by-law is passed in respect of the proposed plan of subdivision before the Planning Advisory Committee gives or refuses to give approval to the draft plan of subdivision:

i. the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Planning Advisory Committee to the Local Appeal Tribunal
ii. the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Local Appeal Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so

If you wish to be notified of the decision of the Planning Advisory Committee in respect of the proposed plan of subdivision, you must make a written request to Devon McCloskey, City Planner at the address above.

Additional Information is available during regular office hours at the Operations Centre. Please contact Devon McCloskey, City Planner, if you require more information: Tel: 807-467-2059 or Email: dmccloskey@kenora.ca

Personal information that accompanies a submission will be collected under the authority of the Planning Act and may form part of the public record which may be released to the public.

Dated at the City of Kenora this 30th day of August, 2018

 

City Wide Fire Ban Lifted August 29, 2018

Please be advised the City wide fire ban has been lifted as of Wednesday, August 29, 2018.

Although the fire ban has been lifted, conditions remain dry and residents are strongly encouraged to use extreme caution while burning. Small camp fires for cooking, warmth, or entertainment are allowed without a burning permit.

Evening burning only, two (2) hours before sunset, and the fire must be extinguished two (2) hours after sunrise.

For larger burning activities, an Open Air Burning Permit is required in the City of Kenora and the following rules apply:
The following rules must be adhered to while burning:
• Burn only old grass, leaves, waste wood, small brush piles, and untreated lumber;
• Single burn pile must be 10 metres away from all flammable material;
• Burn pile must not exceed 2 metres around and be less than 2 metres high;
• The fire must be supervised at all times;
• An appropriate means to extinguish the fire must be present, such as a source of water or fire extinguisher.

Open Air Burning Permits may be purchased at Fire Station One and City Hall. The burning permit is valid until December 31, at the cost of $15. Rules and contraventions included with the permit must be reviewed by the person in charge and control of the fire before starting.

For more information, contact Fire and Emergency Services at 807-467-2090.