Tourism Looking for Photos

Tourism Kenora is looking for photos for the 2017 KHA Calendar

We are looking for images/original artwork that captures the variety of activities and natural beauty of Kenora for all four seasons.  Photos that depict events and activity are coveted.  Both amateur and professional photographers welcome.  Deadline to submit will be October 18th, 2016.

The following amounts will be paid for the images selected:

  • Cover Picture – $250
  • Month Pictures – $100
  • Small Inset Pictures – $50

For more information on the RFP, call 807-467-4637 or e-mail

City Launches Emergency Notification System Kenora Alerts

The City of Kenora is now working with Everbridge, the worldwide leader in unified critical communications, to keep residents, staff and emergency personnel safe and informed with quick and reliable emergency notifications and public notices.  City will begin using Kenora Alerts to communicate with citizens during emergencies and other significant incidents.

The Everbridge emergency notification system will be used to alert Kenora residents about a variety of events, ranging from fires, floods, sever weather and other emergencies, to other public notices, such as major road closures and significant boil water advisories.  Messages will be sent to residents on their preferred contact paths—cell phone, text message, home phone, e-mail, and more—to ensure real-time access to potentially lifesaving information.

City of Kenora utility customers (hydro, sewer & water) have been automatically subscribed to emergency alerts with the phone number or e-mail address on file, however all residents and businesses are encouraged to self-register immediately to receive these alerts.  The Everbridge system allows residents to customize which alerts they want to receive and by which method they want to receive the messages.

“We have a commitment to ensure public safety, community awareness and emergency response. To uphold this, when critical information and public service announcements are available, we need to reach our residents as quickly and reliably as possible,” said Todd Skene, Emergency Management Coordinator. “The Everbridge emergency notification system allows the City to disseminate this information across all types of devices, ensuring residents have access to real-time public information when they need it the most.”

“A resilient, comprehensive critical communications system is an essential tool for cities that need to notify thousands of residents and businesses rapidly and efficiently,” said Jaime Ellertson, CEO of Everbridge. “Everbridge is proud to have been selected by the City of Kenora as a critical component of its public safety and emergency response program.”

Register for Kenora Alerts now.  To sign up on-line, look for the Everbridge Kenora Alerts button on the City website.  To make arrangements to sign up in person, contact Kerri Holder, Communications Clerk at 467-2191 or

Kerri Holder, Communications Clerk 807-467-2191



About Everbridge

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Volunteers Needed for 2017 Canada Summer Games

2017 Canada Summer Games has put out the call to find over 6,000 volunteers to help with the multi-sport event next summer. An application process has been set up through the 2017 Canada Summer Games website and there is also a volunteer recruitment video enticing people to help out.

Kenora District Services Board Announces Emergency Shelter Location

Please read the following Press Release issued by KDSB for

2017 Kenora Winter Carnival Looking for Volunteers

The 2017 Kenora Winter Carnival Committee needs your help!

We are seeking creative, dedicated and enthusiastic community members to join the team and help plan the 2017 event.

The first meeting is set for Tuesday September 27th at 9:00 am at the Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre – 931 Lakeview Drive.

E-mail or call 807-467-4638 for more information.

See You at Safety Night

On Tuesday September 13th, visit the City of Kenora information table at the Safe Communities Kenora 4th Annual Safety Night at the Whitecap Pavilion from 4 until 7 p.m.   We will have fun City give-aways and information about a new emergency related service we are launching!


Labour Day Monday Hours

Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre and Harbourfront Thistle Pavilion
OPEN 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Fire & Emergency Services – on duty as usual

All other facilities and buildings are closed for the holiday!

Enjoy the long weekend!!

Household Hazardous Waste Depot Closing for the Season

September 29 will be the last day to drop off household hazardous waste for the season.   The depot will reopen once again June 2017.

If you have any household hazardous waste to dispose of, please visit the depot on September 8, 15 or 29, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

The new depot opened in June and it is estimated that over 25 tons of house hazardous waste will be collected at the end of September.    The previous one day household hazardous waste event collected 24 tons.

The City of Kenora’s Environmental Division thanks our residents for taking advantage of this regular drop off program.

Watch for announcements for the re-opening next year.