Notice of Decision for Official Plan Amendment D09-19-03 and Zoning By-law Amendment D14-19-09

Corporation of the City of Kenora
Notice of Decision for an Official Plan Amendment, File No. D09-19-03 and a Zoning By-law Amendment, File No. D14-19-09,
Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, s. 17 and 34

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the City of Kenora passed By-law No. 171-2019 at a meeting on Tuesday, November 19th, 2019, under Section 17 of the Planning Act, RSO 1990, c. P.13, as amended.

AND TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the City of Kenora passed By-law No. 172-2019 at a meeting on Tuesday, November 19th, 2019, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, RSO 1990, c. P.13, as amended.

DESCRIPTION OF LANDS: The subject lands are municipally known as the “Former Abitibi Mill site”, civic address 661 Ninth Street North, and described as unopened roads, lots and blocks on historical plans of survey, being PINs # 42170-0258 and 42170-0244. A Key Map is provided below.

THE PURPOSE AND EFFECT OF THE OFFICIAL PLAN AMENDMENT (BY-LAW NO. 171-2019) IS TO:
• Redesignate the subject lands, from Future Development Overlay, Industrial Development Area, Railyard, and Residential Development
Area to Commercial Development Area, Industrial Development Area, and Residential Development Area.
• The effect of the Official Plan Amendment is to enable commercial, industrial and residential development to occur on the subject lands.

THE PURPOSE AND EFFECT OF THE ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT (BY-LAW NO. 172-2019):
• Rezone the subject lands from Future Development (FD), Heavy Industrial (MH), and Residential Second Density, Holding (R2[h]) to General
Commercial, Exception (GC[50]), Light Industrial (ML), Light Industrial, Exception (ML[46]), and Residential Third Density, Holding (R3[h]).
• The effect of the Zoning By-law Amendment is to rezone lands to conform with the proposed Official Plan Amendment to enable
commercial, light industrial uses and residential development to occur on the subject lands.
• The effect of the General Commercial, Exception Zone (GC[50]) is to require a minimum front yard setback of 10 m and a minimum exterior
side yard setback of 10 m. These requirements will ensure that appropriate setbacks and sightlines are maintained along Veteran’s Drive
and Ninth Street North, as the General Commercial Zone permits 0 m setbacks.
• The effect of the Light Industrial, Exception Zone (ML[46]) is to allow a reduced front yard requirement from 18 m to 1.6 m and to allow
reduced exterior side yard (south) setbacks from 6 m to 1.7 m and (north) 6 m to 2.4. These reductions are required given the existing
buildings on site as a result of a concurrent Consent Application for the subject lands.
• The effect of the Residential Third Density, Holding (R3[h]) is to place a holding on the subject lands until a Record of Site Condition is
submitted and approved prior to any residential development occurring on the subject lands.

EFFECT OF PUBLIC SUBMISSIONS ON THIS DECISION: The City heard comments and questions that were raised at the public meeting, fourteen (14) written submissions and a petition was also received. Comments expressed support for the proposed redesignation and rezoning, and other comments expressed concern over the potential future development of a casino on the subject lands.

ANY PERSON OR PUBLIC BODY MAY APPEAL THIS DECISION to the Local Planning Appeal 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 Wednesday, December 18th, 2019. The notice of appeal must:

i) Set out the reasons for the appeal, and 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
ii) 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.

The proposed Official Plan Amendment (By-law No. 171-2019) is exempt from approval by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. The decision of the Council of the City of Kenora is final if a notice of appeal is not received on or before the last day for filing a notice of appeal.

Only individuals, corporations or public bodies may appeal a decision of the municipality or planning board 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 the appeal unless, before the plan was adopted, the person or public body
made oral submissions at a public meeting or written submissions to the council or, in the opinion of the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

The subject lands are also the subject of an application under the Planning Act for a Consent, File No. D10-19-14, which will be considered for
approval by the City of Kenora Planning Advisory Committee on November 26, 2019.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION relating to the Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment is available for inspection during regular office hours at the Operations Centre. Please contact Devon McCloskey, City Planner: Tel: 807-467-2059 or Email: 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 28th day of November, 2019

Map Location D09-19-03, D14-19-09

Notice of Completion Application and Public Meeting, File Number D09-19-03 and File Number D14-19-09

Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting for a Zoning By-law Amendment D14-19-12

The Corporation of the City Of Kenora
Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting for a Zoning By-law Amendment, File Number D14-19-12
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 Public Meeting
When: Tuesday, December 10th, 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 application during their regular meeting on Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.

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

Special PAC Meeting
When: Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Training Room, Operations Centre
60 Fourteenth Street North, 2nd Floor, Kenora, ON

Location of Property: Area of Veterans Drive and Ninth Street North, with frontage on Rideout Bay, Winnipeg River. Refer to the map below.

Purpose: to change the zoning from Heavy Industrial (MH) to General Commercial (GC).

Effect of Approval: to allow for development in accordance with Section 4.7.2 of the Zoning By-law for an existing vacant lot. The GC- General Commercial one allows for a wide range of uses and services to meet the need of residents, businesses and tourists including but not limited to hotel, retail store, restaurant and shopping centre.

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 November 20th, 2019 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 Local Planning Appeal Tribunal.
b) the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, 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 Pihulak, 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 14th day of November, 2019

Map Location D14-19-11

NOHFC Investment Supports Science North’s Planning for Expansion Opportunities in Northwestern Ontario

Science North Planning for Expansion

Today, the Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines and Chair of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) participated in the official launch of a Northwest Feasibility Study and Opportunity Assessment for Science North. This is supported in part by funding from NOHFC.

This study and assessment will help shape Science North’s expansion opportunities in Northwestern Ontario. For over 30 years, Science North has provided science experiences throughout Northern Ontario including outreach to schools and festivals, summer science camps and more. In 2010, the centre opened a permanent base in Thunder Bay to support the delivery of outreach programs to the Northwest. More recently, Science North has expanded its presence with Northern Nature Trading experiences in 6 locations, Northern THINK Hubs in 6 locations and, in the summer of 2019, toured a custom version of its Beyond Human Limits exhibit at 5 partner attractions, Science North’s priority of delivering “Science North in all of Northern Ontario” has resulted in a wealth of benefits for Northerners, creating jobs and sustaining businesses.

“Our government is pleased to support education-based tourism and Science North’s further expansion into Kenora and Northwestern Ontario,” said Greg Rickford, Ontario Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines. “By continuing to put institutions like Science North at the forefront of Ontario’s Open for Business, Open for Jobs strategy, we are building a more competitive economy and developing strong, vibrant communities across the north.”

“An important priority in Science North’s 2018-2023 Strategic Plan is to deliver science experiences to all of Northern Ontario. Since 2010, Science North has engaged over 400,000 participants in the Northwest in informal science learning. Expanding Science North’s presence across Northwestern Ontario directly aligns with our mandate and strategic plan. I would like to thank Minister Rickford for the support and contribution from NOHFC. NOHFC is an ongoing supporter and advocate of Science North and understands the significance of the work required to assess the expansion of our presence,” said Guy Labine, Science North CEO.

The City of Kenora has also announced support for this Northwest Feasibility Study and Opportunity Assessment.

“Our community continues to grow and prosper through engaging partnerships and Science North continues to deliver positive education based programming that is interesting and informative to all audiences. We are thankful for Minister Rickford’s continued support and contributions from NOHFC which allows Kenora and the Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre to offer these programs,” stated Daniel Reynard, Mayor of Kenora.

Science North will undertake an opportunity assessment report that illustrates potential programming and visitor experience in the Northwest; a market analysis; an outline of key operational costs and a recommended sustainable model; and a physical space design based on the program plan, attendance projections and operating plan.

The study and assessment will inform Science North’s future work in the Northwest, including servicing the region with educational experiences accessible to all ages, cultural groups including Indigenous and Francophone, and remote communities currently with limited access to these services.

Science North has engaged with community stakeholders and established a Northwest Expansion Steering Committee to oversee and advise on recommendations for expansion in the region. Science North will also involve partners it has developed strong relationships with, including attractions that have hosted Science North traveling exhibits, the Northern Nature Trading experience, and most recently Northern THINK Hubs in the Northwest including Kenora, Fort Frances, and Thunder Bay.

Science North has continually supported investment attraction and business growth in the North, building on the skills and expertise of residents to support Northern Ontario communities. The outcome of the Northwest Feasibility Study and Opportunity Assessment would lead to the extensive growth of this visitor and economic impact.

About Science North
Science North is Northern Ontario’s most popular tourist attraction and an educational resource operating the second- and eighth-largest science centres in Canada. Science North’s attractions include a science centre, IMAX® theatre, planetarium, butterfly gallery, special exhibits hall, and Dynamic Earth: Home of the Big Nickel. Science North also oversees an award-winning International Sales unit, which develops custom and ready-made exhibits and multimedia experiences for sale to science centres, museums, and other cultural institutions all over the world. Science North, in partnership with Laurentian University, offers North America’s first and only comprehensive Science Communication program, a joint Master’s and Diploma program. As part of its mandate, Science North provides science experiences throughout Northern Ontario including outreach to schools and festivals, summer science camps and more, and has a permanent base in Thunder Bay providing outreach to the Northwest. Science North is an agency of the Government of Ontario. For more information please visit ScienceNorth.ca.

Science North is an agency of the Government of Ontario and a registered charity #10796 2979 RR0001.

Press Release NOHFC Investment Supports Science North’s Planning for Expansion

 

All Nations Hospital Project Media Release

Important Update from the All Nations Hospital (ANH) Steering Committee

Media Release November 8, 2019

The All Nations Hospital Steering Committee recently met on October 30, 2019, and are pleased to inform you that the committee has now been fully established and is composed of the following:

Wendy Peterson, LWDH Board Representative who will serve as Chair
Chief Marilyn Sinclair, Kenora Chiefs Advisory (KCA) Representative who will serve as Vice Chair
Calvin Morriseau, Grand Council Treaty 3 Representative
Liz Boucha, Kenora Metis Council Representative
Rory McMillan, City of Kenora Representative
Dr. Jillie Retson, Physician Representative
Samantha Gould, LWDH Staff representative
Sally Johnson, Community Representative
Linda Copenace, Community Representative
Ray Racette, LWDH Hospital CEO (ex-officio, non-voting)
Joe Barnes, KCA CEO (ex-officio, non-voting)
Cheryl O’Flaherty, LWDH VP Corporate Services (project Executive Sponsor) (ex-officio, non-voting)
Donna Makowsky, LWDH VP Patient Care (ex-officio, non-voting)

The Lake of the Woods District Hospital (LWDH) and Kenora Chiefs Advisory (KCA) are creating a journey of partnership, reconciliation, and trust-building to create a healing environment for everyone. This is the beginning of a real and important journey as we work towards accessible and culturally safe health care across all sectors and services. The All Nations Hospital will be one of the first large developments in the Kenora area that will embark on a Reconciliation process and true partnership between all residents of Kenora, surrounding First Nations communities, municipalities, and the Indigenous population.

Wendy Peterson, Chair of the All Nations Hospital Steering Committee, remarked “The population of Indigenous people between the ages of 20 to 64 is expected to increase to 43.5% by 2041 in the Kenora District. As Treaty partners, we’ve begun working towards a new vision for our hospital and health campus which is more focused on safe, equitable, patient centered, and culturally sensitive care for all our children and grandchildren, well into the future.”

The LWDH and KCA have each hired a Community Engagement Project Planner (CEPP), and engagement will commence over the next couple of months. This engagement will be extensive and will occur within the City of Kenora, and the surrounding municipalities and First Nations communities served by the hospital.

We are pleased to introduce the two Community Engagement Project Planners – Kathy Kishiqueb is KCA’s CEPP and will oversee engagement within the Indigenous Communities; Charlene Kissick is LWDH’s CEPP and will oversee engagement within the City of Kenora and surrounding non-Indigenous communities.

Chief Marilyn Sinclair, Vice Chair of the All Nations Hospital Steering Committee, remarked “Our First Nations health status is far worse than most residents of the Kenora Region. This is mainly due to the on reserve social determinates of health, as well as the inadequate health services delivered on reserve. Working together in true partnership on the All Nations Hospital is the beginning of the journey of the much needed work to be done. We are also working together in partnership on the development of an All Nations health Care system, which is another important part of the journey. The journey is being co-led by First Nation leadership and we will know if the journey is a successful one when we see the All Nations Hospital/system delivering adequate culturally appropriate services to both on and off reserve residents. True reconciliation takes place when the people you’re reconciling with write the successful story line of the journey.”

Please watch for further communications on when public meetings will be occurring. We encourage all of you to please get involved and provide your feedback, which is integral to the success of the All Nations Hospital. We are excited to see how this consultation will continue to build and strengthen relationships throughout our communities.

For further information please contact:

Wendy Peterson
Chair, ANH Steering Committee
wenpete@gmail.com

Chief Marilyn Sinclair
Vice Chair, ANH Steering Committee
mrsbear@kmts.ca

All Nations Hospital Media Release November 8 2019

Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting for a Zoning By-law Amendment, File Number D14-19-10

Corporation of the City Of Kenora
Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting for a Zoning By-law Amendment, File Number D14-19-10
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 Public Meeting
When: Tuesday, December 10th, 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 application during their regular meeting on Tuesday, December 17th, 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 Meeting
When: Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Training Room, Operations Centre
60 Fourteenth Street North, 2nd Floor, Kenora, ON

Purpose and Effect: is to change the zoning of the subject property from GC- General Commercial and HL- Hazard Lands to GC- General Commercial and HL- Hazard Lands, Exception [47] for a portion of the property located south of the retaining wall. The effect would allow relief from parking provisions as per Table 4: Required Parking Spaces within the Kenora Zoning By-law 101-2015 and limit use to a restaurant which is legally non-complying. An application for consent will be considered once Council has had the opportunity to consider the zoning by-law amendment.

Location of Property: 310 Matheson Street South; generally known as “The Boathouse”. Refer to the map below.

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 November 14th, 2019 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 Local Planning Appeal Tribunal.
b) the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, 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 Pihulak, 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 7th Day of November, 2019.

Map Location D14-19-10

Notice to Close Unopened Road Allowance and Intent to Deem City Owned Lands Surplus

Close Unopened Road Allowance and Deem City Owned Lands Surplus

The purpose of this notice is to notify the public that the City will be closing a portion of a vacant and unopened road allowance at 12th Street, Keewatin, and declaring the same lands surplus. The By-law will be placed on the Council Agenda for consideration on November 19th, 2019.

The subject lands are described as Parts 1 and 2 on Plan 23R-14695, being part of PIN 42157-0132, which are 0.035 ha and 0.023 ha in size (refer to plan below).

The above-mentioned lands are proposed to be consolidated with existing residential lots for lot additions.

Information about the application is 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. Please email or call Devon McCloskey, City Planner, at 807-467-2059, dmccloskey@kenora.ca

Dated at the City of Kenora this 7th day of November, 2019

Map Location 12th Street Keewatin

 

Matheson Street Bridge Open November 6, 2019

Open to Vehicle Traffic

Please be advised the Matheson Street bridge will open to vehicle traffic on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

One sidewalk will remain open to pedestrians as joint replacement work in the sidewalk locations is still to be completed.

The Pinecrest bus route will resume.

The City thanks the public for their patience during this extended infrastructure project.