Canada Day Holiday

City Facility and Building Hours

All City departments and buildings will be closed on Friday July 1st, with the exception of:

Lake of the Woods Museum *admission is free on Canada Day OPEN 10 am – 5 pm

Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre OPEN 10 am – 7 pm

Essential services remain on duty as usual.

Kenora Hydro power outage and trouble calls, call  467-2080
Fire and Emergency Services, call 911.

Enjoy the Canada Day celebrations!

 

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STATE-OF-EMERGENCY

City Declares State of Emergency

Today, Mayor Dave Canfield signed a declaration to declare a state of Emergency for the City of Kenora as a result of the significant flooding over the past weekend.

Kenora saw more than 109 mm of rain over a two day period which resulted in over 20 roads experiencing moderate to extensive road damage. One road, Veterans Drive, remains closed with a complete wash out. From Friday, June 24th at 1:00 p.m. to Saturday, June 25th at 8:00 a.m., Kenora received 82.6 mm of water. This severe downfall, caused many of our secondary roads to flood, and many are still water covered while roads crews continue to work on the damages from the rainfall.

While the City is diligently working to repair the roads, Veterans Drive, a main entrance into the City will remain closed until the necessary culverts can be obtained for replacement. Crews anticipate being able to reopen the road by the Canada Day long weekend. As an option, a temporary detour is being developed that will access a weigh scale road off Veterans Drive that exits onto Villeneuve Road. This is a former road used by pulp trucks which has been unused and as a result is covered in grass, but is a solid thoroughfare for vehicles. Detour signs will be posted should the public wish to use this route instead of Airport Road or Darlington Bay Road.

A state of emergency has been declared in the City which will allow us the opportunity to access provincial assistance with the situation.
Heather Kasprick, City Clerk/Communications Lead (807) 467-2295
hkasprick@kenora.ca
www.kenora.ca

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KDSB and Ne-Chee Friendship Centre Press Release

Kenora District Services Board and Ne-Chee Friendship Centre

PRESS RELEASE
City of Kenora Emergency Shelter

The Kenora District Services Board and the Ne-Chee Friendship Centre are committed to ensuring that all residents in the City of Kenora have a safe and warm place to come inside to during the night.

With the Emergency Shelter at the Kenora Fellowship Centre at 208 Water Street, Kenora closing its doors on July 1, 2016, the Kenora District Services Board and the Ne-Chee Friendship Centre have entered into a temporary partnership with the Knox United Church whereby the Ne-Chee Friendship Centre will staff and operate a temporary emergency shelter in the gymnasium of the church.

“We are very grateful to the Knox United Church for opening their doors to allow the setup of a temporary emergency shelter in their building while we continue to work with the City of Kenora, Province of Ontario and NeChee Friendship Centre to establish a permanent and sustainable emergency shelter in the community” stated Henry Wall, “We are facing an unprecedented homelessness crisis in the Kenora District. It is a crisis that cannot be addressed by our communities alone; it is going to require the help of all levels of government.”

In 2015, there were over 569 individuals that stayed at the emergency shelter in the City of Kenora.

“There are many people in our community who absolutely depend on the shelter, and our goal is to ensure that no one is forced to sleep on the streets come July 1st” stated Patti Fairfield “Without an emergency shelter, our community’s most vulnerable people will be subject to further harm and hardship than they currently face.”

The temporary emergency shelter will be moved to the Knox United Church, located at 116 Fifth Avenue South, Kenora, and will be open from 8 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. starting July 1st to September 30th.

Henry Wall, Chief Administrative Officer

Patti Fairfield, Executive Director

Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada Brings Celebration of Canada’s Game to Kenora, ON in 2017

– Sportsnet and Scotiabank present the 17th edition of the annual hockey celebration, Feb. 18, 2017 –

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TORONTO (June 6, 2016) Canada’s biggest single-day hockey celebration is back, with Sportsnet and Scotiabank announcing that Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada will land in Kenora, ON for its 17th annual edition on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017.

With 2017 marking the NHL’s centennial season, Kenora’s edition of Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada promises to be an unforgettable festival and broadcast honouring the country’s favourite pastime, with Ron MacLean returning to host Sportsnet’s live 13-hour national broadcast.

“We look forward to Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada coming to Kenora – it’s a great opportunity to showcase our hockey pride and beautiful city,” said David Canfield, Mayor of Kenora. “Our successful grassroots hockey programs continue to be strong for both girls’ and boys’ programs – with athletes from Kenora moving to all levels of hockey including the NHL and Olympic teams. It’s simple – Kenora loves hockey!”

“History, beauty, tradition, and a pure and simple love for the game of hockey makes Kenora the ideal host city for the 2017 Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada,” said Joel Darling, Executive Producer, NHL Special Events, Rogers. “Sportsnet is honoured to bring the Hockey Day celebrations to Canadians through what will be a remarkable broadcast, uniting hockey fans from coast-to-coast in a shared celebration.”

“We are proud to bring Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada – the official holiday of The 5th Season – to the community in Kenora and hockey fans across the country,” said Laurie Stang, Senior Vice President, Prairie Region at Scotiabank. “Community hockey is an important part of who we are as Scotiabankers – we are fans, coaches and players.  We are honoured to support over 5,000 community hockey teams across the country, including 225 teams in Kenora and the surrounding area. We look forward to celebrating with all of them next February.”

Festivities for the 17th Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada kick off Wednesday, Feb. 15, featuring grassroots and family-friendly hockey events for all ages in Kenora, leading up to the main event and Sportsnet’s broadcast on Saturday, Feb. 18. More details around the festivities and events will be announced in the coming months.

Sitting on the picturesque banks of Lake of the Woods in Northwestern Ontario, Kenora is a community steeped in a rich hockey heritage. Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada’s 2017 celebration coincides with the 110th anniversary of the Kenora Thistles winning the Stanley Cup as a part of the Challenge era in amateur hockey – 10 years before the creation of the National Hockey League. The Cup returned to Kenora in 2012 and again in 2014 when hometown player Mike Richards clinched the Stanley Cup with the Los Angeles Kings.

Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada’s 17th annual celebration continues an important Canadian tradition. Previous host locations include: Kamloops, B.C. (2016); Halifax, NS (2015); Lloydminster, AB/SK (2014); Peterborough, ON (2013); Summerside, PEI (2012); Whitehorse, YT (2011); Stratford, ON (2010); Campbellton, NB (2009); Winkler, MB (2008); Nelson, BC (2007); Stephenville, NL, (2006); Shaunavon, SK (2004); Iqualuit, NU (2003); Windsor, NS. (2002); Red Deer, AB (2001); and Toronto, ON (2000).

About Sportsnet
Sportsnet connects Canadian sports fans to their favourite teams and athletes, using five platforms: TV, Radio, Print, Online and Mobile. Delivering storytelling on a local, regional, national and global level, the multiplatform brand consists of Sportsnet, sportsnet.ca, Sportsnet 590 The FAN, Sportsnet 960 The FAN, Sportsnet magazine, Sportsnet Mobile and Sportsnet NOW. Sportsnet consists of four regional channels (Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific), and the nationally-distributed Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet World, and Sportsnet 360. Sportsnet is the official Canadian NHL national broadcast rights holder, and is also the official regional television broadcast rights holder for the Calgary Flames (including radio rights on Sportsnet 960 The FAN), Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs (including radio rights on Sportsnet 590 The FAN), Vancouver Canucks and Montreal Canadiens. In addition, Sportsnet is also the exclusive Canadian broadcast rights holder of the CHL, including the Memorial Cup. Sportsnet is the Canadian leader in MLB television broadcasts and is home to all 162 Toronto Blue Jays games, plus MLB Playoffs and the World Series. Sportsnet also offers an exciting sports lineup including the NFL, Toronto Raptors, NBA, CIS Vanier Cup, Grand Slam of Curling, IndyCar, the Rogers Cup tennis tournament, and extensive soccer programming including Barclays Premier League, Bundesliga, CONCACAF and Canadian national team matches for men and women. Sportsnet Central is the network’s news program, providing regional and national coverage of the day’s events in the world of sports.

About Scotiabank

Scotiabank is the Official Bank of the NHL®, NHL Alumni™, CWHL, Vancouver Canucks®, Winnipeg Jets®, Toronto Maple Leafs®, Ottawa Senators®, Edmonton Oilers® and the Calgary Flames® whose home arena is the Scotiabank Saddledome. The Bank also has a partnership with the Montreal Canadiens®. Scotiabank’s Community Hockey Sponsorship Program supports over 5,000 minor hockey teams in communities across Canada. To find out more about Scotiabank’s hockey programs, please visit www.scotiabank.com/the5thseason.

Scotiabank is Canada’s international bank and a leading financial services provider in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and parts of Asia. We are dedicated to helping our 21 million customers become better off through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of more than 86,000 employees and assets of $837 billion (as at April 30, 2015), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (TSX: BNS) and New York Exchanges (NYSE: BNS). Scotiabank distributes the Bank’s media releases using Marketwired. For more information, please visit www.scotiabank.com and follow us on Twitter @ScotiabankNews.

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Boobie Nights Goes Nuts

Century 21 Reynard Real Estate Ltd. proudly present “Boobie Nights 7: Boobie Nights Goes Nuts”. Live entertainment by Big Boogaloo with Special Guests Saturday June 4th from 7:30p – 1:00a at the Whitecap Pavilion in Kenora. Tickets are $25 and available at Century 21 Reynard Real Estate, Hojoe Coffee and Eatery and Scotia Bank. This is an age of majority event. Proceeds supporting the Lake of the Woods District Hospital’s CT Scanner Campaign.