Residents Urged to Attend Local Fireworks Display

To minimize the risk of fire and burn injuries on Canada Day, Kenora Fire and Emergency Services urges residents to attend the fireworks display at the Whitecap Pavilion instead of informal family or neighbourhood displays.

“Tourism Kenora will be hosting a fireworks display on Monday night, with experts who are trained to handle and discharge fireworks safely,” says Fire Chief Todd Skene. “For everyone else, fireworks can be extremely dangerous and costly should something go wrong. For this reason, family fireworks or informal neighbourhood displays are not recommended.”

If you still choose to have your own fireworks display, be aware that you are completely responsible for the cost for Emergency Services to extinguish a fire and other damage caused by detonation of your own fireworks.

Fireworks may be set off on Canada Day in the City of Kenora between 7 pm and 11 pm, as well as on New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Victoria Day, Labour Day, and US Independence Day.

Here are some important safety tips to be followed:
• Appoint a responsible person to be in charge. Only adults who are aware of the hazards and essential safety precautions should handle and discharge fireworks.
• Carefully read and follow the label directions on fireworks packaging.
• Always keep a water hose or pail of water close by when discharging fireworks.
• Discharge fireworks well away from combustible materials like buildings, trees and dry grass.
• Keep onlookers a safe distance away, upwind from the area where fireworks are discharged.
• Light only one firework at a time and only when they are on the ground. Never try to light a firework in your hand or re-light dud fireworks. For dud fireworks, it is best to wait 30 minutes and soak them in a bucket of water. Dispose of them in a metal container.
• Discharge fireworks only if wind conditions do not create a safety hazard.
• Keep sparklers away from children. Sparklers burn extremely hot and can ignite clothing, cause blindness and result in severe burns. As the sparkler wire remains hot for some minutes after burnout, it should be immediately soaked in water to avoid injury.
• If someone gets burned, run cool water over the wound for three to five minutes and seek medical attention, if necessary.

For more information on fireworks regulations in the City of Kenora, please contact Fire Station One at 807-467-2090.

Notice of Decision for City-Initiated Zoning By-law Amendment D14-19-06

Notice of Decision for a City-Initiated 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. 98 – 2019 at a meeting on Tuesday, June 18th, 2019, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, RSO 1990, c. P.13, as amended; thereby giving approval to a Zoning By-law Amendment. Public notice of the Application was given in reference to Planning File No. D14-19-06.

Location of Property: The City will review site specific applications for Zoning By-law Amendment, no locations are proposed at this time.

Purpose and Effect: to establish a Residential – Small Home Zone (SH) in Zoning By-law No. 101-2015, as amended, which will address permitted uses and regulations related to minimum lot area and minimum gross floor area. The zone contains more flexible regulation to enable the development of small homes in the City

Effect of Public Submissions on this Decision: The City has received interest for development of small homes on smaller lots, written submissions received were favorable to the proposed provisions.

Other Planning Applications Relevant to the Subject Location: As of today’s date, no other applications are anticipated.

Any Person or Public Body May Appeal this Decision to the Local Appeals Tribunal by filing with Heather Pihulak, City Clerk, City of Kenora, 1 Main Street South, Kenora, ON, P9N 3X2, no later than 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16th, 2019. The notice of appeal must:

i) Set out the reasons for the appeal. The reasons for the appeal must include an explanation of how the proposed Official Plan Amendment and/or Zoning By-law Amendment: are inconsistent with a provincial policy statement issued under subsection 3(1) of the Planning Act; fail to conform with or conflict with a provincial plan; or fail to conform with the City of Kenora Official Plan (November 5, 2015);
ii) Set out the specific part or parts of the proposed Official Plan Amendment and / or Zoning By-law Amendment to which the appeal applies; and
iii) Be accompanied by the fee prescribed under the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act, 2017 in the amount of $300.00, payable by cheque to the Minister of Finance, Province of Ontario.

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 June, 2019

Notice of Decision of Zoning By-law Amendment D14-19-05

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. 97 – 2019 at a meeting on Tuesday, June 18th, 2019, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, RSO 1990, c. P.13, as amended; thereby giving approval to a Zoning By-law Amendment. Public notice of the Application was given in reference to Planning File No. D14-19-05.

Location of Property: 127 Fifth Avenue South, generally known as “The Kendall House”. Refer to the location sketch below.

Purpose and Effect: To change zoning of property as identified from Local Commercial [34] to R3 – Residential Third Density Zone, having the effect of allowing a legal non-complying building to be used for those uses permitted in the R3 Zone.

Effect of Public Submissions on this Decision: No written submissions were received.

Other Planning Applications Relevant to the Subject Location: As of today’s date, no other applications are anticipated.

Any Person or Public Body May Appeal this Decision to the Local Appeals Tribunal by filing with Heather Pihulak, City Clerk, City of Kenora, 1 Main Street South, Kenora, ON, P9N 3X2, no later than 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16th, 2019. The notice of appeal must:

i) Set out the reasons for the appeal. The reasons for the appeal must include an explanation of how the proposed Official Plan Amendment and/or Zoning By-law Amendment: are inconsistent with a provincial policy statement issued under subsection 3(1) of the Planning Act; fail to conform with or conflict with a provincial plan; or fail to conform with the City of Kenora Official Plan (November 5, 2015);
ii) Set out the specific part or parts of the proposed Official Plan Amendment and / or Zoning By-law Amendment to which the appeal applies; and
iii) Be accompanied by the fee prescribed under the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal Act, 2017 in the amount of $300.00, payable by cheque to the Minister of Finance, Province of Ontario.

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 June, 2019

Map Location D14-19-05

MOCK TEST Evacuation Notice June 25, 2019

The exercise has now ended as of 10:12 a.m.

Please note the City of Kenora Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) is conducting a mock test.

There has been a train derailment in Keewatin and a spill has occurred. An evacuation order has been issued for a 300 meter area around the Keewatin Bridge, leading to Government Road.

Please leave the evacuation area immediately.

Emergency Services will be instructing residents in this area of the evacuation process.

Stay tuned for details.

Adam Smith, Public Information Officer
asmith@kenora.ca 807-464-5725
www.kenora.ca

LOWDSA Launches LakeSmart Boat for the Summer

The LakeSmart boat is back on the water for its 9th season. On Monday, June 24th at 1:30 pm the LakeSmart team will be launching the boat and heading out on the lake from the Kenora Harbourfront. LakeSmart sponsors, Lake of the Woods District Stewardship Association (LOWDSA) Directors and members will be on hand to see them off when they head out from the docks in front of the Whitecap Pavilion on Monday. We are pleased that the Right Honourable Bob Nault MP will join us for the LakeSmart launch, also riding along with the LakeSmart team for their first ride.

LakeSmart is an award-winning environmental outreach program unique to our area. It is delivered by the LakeSmart team – three students, each with an environmental education focus. These LOWDSA ambassadors share information on ways that we can live and play green at the lake, including practical knowledge about what we can each do to contribute to a healthier lake ecosystem.

In the eight years that LakeSmart has been on the water, we have reached thousands of people with our environmentally friendly messaging, spreading the word about being more sustainable in our stewardship of land and water.  The LakeSmart team is equipped with knowledge and resources on a broad range of topics including creating and maintaining shoreline buffer zones, reducing run-off, preventing the spread of invasive species, safe boating, and our new Septic Systems 101 info sheet and checklist.

Krista Robertson, Reed Cupeiro and Myles King, our 2019 LakeSmart team, are looking forward to travelling the lakes and roads of the area, and always welcome invitations to visit lake, family or association events. You can expect to see the LakeSmart boat on Lake of the Woods, stopping at docks and islands, throughout July and August. While the LakeSmart boat may not go into smaller lakes, the team will drive to many of them and are always open to hitching a ride around smaller lakes to stop at docks or to participate in lake events.

If you miss the LakeSmart team on the water, there are dozens of other opportunities to meet and talk with them. Look for them at local area events such as the Matiowski Farmers’ Market, the Canada Day Market, and the Sioux Narrows Arts Festival. Meet them at the LOWDSA Summer Meeting in Kenora or Morson (July 8 and 15), or perhaps join them on one of the three IISD Experimental Lakes Area tours that can be booked with LOWDSA.

The LakeSmart boat, generously supplied by our lead sponsor, Woodlake Marine, is the key to the program and likely its most recognized feature. However, LakeSmart is only possible with the additional support of LOWDSA member contributions to the Environmental Initiatives & Special Projects (EISP) fund and other sponsors: World of Water, Q104 KenoraOnline, Nature Conservancy Canada, Ontario Power Generation, Garriock Insurance, Lake of the Woods Mobile Marine, Lake of the Woods Water Sustainability Foundation, the City of Kenora, Cabin Country Realty, LOTW Septic Barge, and Talbot Marketing Kenora.

Contact: Diane Schwartz-Williams, Executive Director, LOWDSA
diane@lowdsa.com 807-543-4287

Lake of the Woods District Stewardship Association PO Box 1160 Kenora, Ontario, Canada P9N 3X7
http://www.lowdsa.com/

http://www.twitter.com/@lowdsaLakeTime

http://www.facebook.com/LOWDistrictStewardshipAssoc

Important Notice Regarding the 2019 Tax Notices

The 2019 final tax notices are in the mail. You may notice that the schedule 2 on the lower portion of your tax bill has an incorrect amount. Please note your billing is correct and the amount shown due is in fact correct, it is only the last line in the 2019 total in Schedule 2 that is incorrect. If you would like a corrected version printed, you are welcome to contact our tax collector at 807-467-2034 or email: rjaworowicz@kenora.ca. We thank the public for their understanding.

 

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Notice of Completion Application and Public Meeting for an Official Plan Amendment, D09-19-02, and Zoning By-law Amendment, D14-19-07

Corporation of the City of Kenora
Notice of Completion Application and Public Meeting for an Official Plan Amendment, File Number D09-19-02, and Zoning By-law Amendment, File Number D14-19-07
Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, s. 17 and 34

Take Notice that Council of the Corporation of the City of Kenora will hold a Statutory Public Meeting, under Sections 17 and 34 of the Planning Act, to consider an Official Plan Amendment as it pertains to the City of Kenora Official Plan, Council Adoption May 19, 2015, Ministerial Approval November 5, 2015 (By-law No. 75-2015), and a Zoning By-law Amendment as it pertains to the City of Kenora Zoning By-law, Council Adoption December 15, 2015 (By-law No. 101-2015), as amended, at the following time and location:

Statutory Public Meeting
When: Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.
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 applications on Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 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 Public Meeting
When: Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Training Room, Operations Centre, 60 Fourteenth Street North, 2nd Floor, Kenora, ON

Be Advised that the Corporation of the City of Kenora considered the Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment applications to be complete on May 27th, 2019.

Purpose and Effect:
The purpose and effect of the Official Plan Amendment is to:
• Change the Official Plan Designation from “Residential development Area” to “Rural Area”. The proposed site specific amendment to the zoning by-law would then be consistent with the Official Plan Designation.

The purpose and effect of the Zoning By-law Amendment is to:
• Add site specific permitted uses under the RU zone provisions, including campground and resort. This will enable use of the property as a small farm with a total of 12 campsites, offering people travelling with horses short term accommodation, and the potential for summer & year-round cabins in a future phase of development.

Description of the Lands: 66 Cambrian Drive, described as Part Lot 5 Con 6 Jaffray, Part 2, Plan 23R9587, being PIN 42172-0097, and 1 ft reserve Plan M639 being PIN 4217-0261. Please refer to the Location Map.

Map Location D09-19-02 D14-19-07

 

If possible, written submissions are requested to be made before June 12th, 2019, and directed to:
Ms. Devon McCloskey, City Planner
60 Fourteenth Street North, 2nd Floor, Kenora, ON P9N 3X2
Email: dmccloskey@kenora.ca

Public Meetings: Input on the proposed amendment is encouraged. You can provide input by speaking at the PAC and/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 the owner of any land that contains seven or more residential units, please post this notice in an area that is visible to all of the residents.

Failure To Make Oral Or Written Submission: If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of The Council of the Corporation of the City of Kenora to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Corporation of the City of Kenora before the by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision.

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 applications for Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-Law Amendment, you must make a written request to Heather Pihulak, Clerk of The Corporation of the City of Kenora at 1 Main Street South, Kenora, ON P9N 3X2.

Additional Information about this matter, including information about appeal rights is available during regular office hours at the Operations Centre. Please contact Devon McCloskey, City Planner: Tel: 807-467-2059 or Email: dmccloskey@kenora.ca, to make an appointment.

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 6th day of June, 2019