Water and Wastewater Rates January 2020

To All Consumers of City of Kenora Water and Wastewater Services

Please be advised that effective January 1, 2020, City of Kenora water and wastewater rates will increase by 5.5% for all residential and commercial consumers. The water cost will be set at $1.59 per cubic meter or per 1,000 litres. This rate together with the fixed cost and wastewater cost will change an average monthly bill for residential consumption (based on an average of 15 cubic meters of water) from $134.26 to $141.56. This increase will allow the City to continue to replace existing infrastructure, address the infrastructure deficit, and improve revenue stability.

Consumers may direct questions about billing or the rate change to a Customer Service Representative at City Hall 467-2000.

All Nations Health Partners to become an Ontario Health Team

Ontario Health Team Announcement December 4, 2019

All Nations Health Partners to become an Ontario Health Team

The All Nations Health Partners (ANHP) have been selected to become one of the first Ontario Health Teams, as announced in Kenora on December 4th by the Hon. Greg Rickford, on behalf of the Ministry of Health.

The ANHP first came together in 2015 to address a long-standing, critical physician shortage in the Kenora area. The group has since evolved into a mandated coalition of members representing a broad range of health system sectors committed to developing and realizing a collective vision for wholistic and seamless care, including cross-border access to Manitoba specialty services.

The partners include Kenora Chiefs Advisory and Waasegiizhig Nanaandawe’iyewigamig, representing and serving ten First Nations, as well as the Kenora Métis Council, and municipal leaders from Kenora and Sioux Narrows/Nestor Falls, recognizing and reflecting the cultural diversity and unique geography of the Kenora region.

“Together, we’re excited to move forward as an Ontario Health Team and begin focusing on a key priority: the development of a 24/7 rapid response crisis intervention service for people of all ages who may be experiencing a mental health crisis,” said CMHA Kenora Executive Director Sara Dias. “Developing a crisis response model for a broad geographical area is a challenging but necessary step in order to build a seamless, integrated and coordinated care system for the individuals we all serve.”

The ANHP will be reaching out to community health service providers across the Kenora region to ensure that all health systems in the region coordinate to focus on people first, while supporting providers.  “Each of the region’s communities has unique opportunities and challenges. As an Ontario Health team, we will collaboratively work together to ensure people are successfully and appropriately connected within their local communities when accessing health care services. On behalf of the ANHP, I want to extend our sincere thanks to the Province for this appointment,” says Henry Wall, Co-Chair of the All Nations Health Partners.

“This is an exciting time for all partners, especially for our communities and Indigenous partners. We have strong voices at the table. Our Chiefs, Elders’ Council and Youth Council continue to provide direction on how to improve the health system experience of our membership,” explains Daphne Armstrong, Director of Service for Health and Mental Health and Addictions at Kenora Chiefs Advisory.

“We have been and will continue to be a part of the planning and implementation of a health system that is people-centred and respects our cultural values. Our immediate tasks will be to look at the mental health and addictions system and home care—both very important to the health and well-being of our community members. This is reconciliation in action and transformative health planning. I look forward to being a part of this initiative as it develops.”

Media Contacts:
Joe Barnes, Executive Director
Kenora Chiefs Advisory
Co-Chair All Nations Health Partners
Phone: 807-467-8144
Email: joe.barnes@kenorachiefs.ca

Henry Wall, Chief Administrative Officer
Kenora District Services Board
Co-Chair All Nations Health Partners
Phone: 807-223-2100 ext. 2222
Email: hwall@kdsb.on.ca

Media Release ANHP OHT Announcement December 4 2019

ANHP OHT announcement Dec 4 2019 group and MPP Rickford

Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting for a Zoning By-law Amendment, File Number D14-19-13

Corporation of the City Of Kenora
Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting for a Zoning By-law Amendment, File Number D14-19-13
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, January 14, 2020 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, January 28, 2020 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, December 17th, 2019 @ 3:30 p.m.
Location: Training Room, Operations Centre 60 Fourteenth Street North, 2nd Floor, Kenora, ON

Purpose and Effect: to change the zoning from R2- Residential Second Density to R3- Residential Third Density, exception [49]. The effect of approval would allow for the development of a multiple attached dwelling containing four (4) units and to permit an existing accessory structure to be located closer to the street than the main building.

Location of Property: 1103 Fourth Street South, Kenora, Ontario.

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 December 17th, 2019 and directed to:
Ms. Melissa Shaw, Planning Analyst
60 Fourteenth Street North, 2nd Floor, Kenora, ON P9N 3X2
Email: mshaw@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 Melissa Shaw, Planning Analyst, if you require more information: Tel: 807-467-2292 or Email: mshaw@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 5th Day of December, 2019.

Map Location D14-19-13 49

Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting for a Zoning By-law Amendment, File Number D14-19-11

Corporation of the City Of Kenora
Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting for a Zoning By-law Amendment, File Number D14-19-11
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, January 14, 2020 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, January 28, 2020 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, December 17th, 2019 @ 3:30 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 R2- Residential Second Density, EP- Environmental Protection and HL- Hazard Land Zone, to TR- Tourist Recreational, EP- Environmental Protection and HL- Hazard Lands, Exception [48] for the lands identified in the key map. The effect of approval would bring existing legal non-conforming use as a marina into conformity with the Kenora Zoning By-law 101-2015, and would allow for the development of a 557 m2 recreational vehicle showroom with a reduced rear yard setback of 3.89 m.

Location of Property: 874 River Drive and 876 River Drive, Kenora, Ontario. Locally known as ‘K-Sports Marine.’

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 December 17th, 2019 and directed to: Ms. Melissa Shaw, Planning Analyst 60 Fourteenth Street North, 2nd Floor, Kenora, ON P9N 3X2 Email: mshaw@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 Melissa Shaw, Planning Analyst, if you require more information: Tel: 807-467-2292 or Email: mshaw@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 5th Day of December, 2019.

Map Location D14-19-11 48

Fire Safety Over the Holidays Cooking, Smoking, and Alcohol – A Dangerous Mix

With the holiday season upon us, we are entering one of the most festive times of the year. But it can also be a deadly time of the year.

City of Kenora Fire and Emergency Services urges everyone to include fire safety in all holiday celebrations. This includes paying special attention when cooking during the holidays, and to drink responsibly. Provincial statistics reveal that careless cooking is the number one cause of fires and the second leading cause of fatal fires.

“The hustle and bustle of the holidays can dramatically increase your risk of having a fire,” says Fire Chief Todd Skene. “All too often, these fires are started by unattended cooking and in many cases alcohol is involved. We want everyone to be fire safe and fully enjoy the holidays.”

Smoking is another leading cause of fires during the holiday season. “Make sure smokers extinguish cigarettes in large deep ashtrays – not in plant pots which may contain peat moss or shredded bark that can easily ignite,” continued Fire Chief Skene. “Ashes should be emptied in a metal container – not the garbage can – and put outside.”

City of Kenora Fire and Emergency Services also reminds everyone about the law requiring working smoke alarms on every storey of the home and outside all sleeping areas. Take a few minutes to test your smoke alarms and make sure everyone in the home knows exactly what to do if the smoke alarms sound in an emergency. Develop and practice a home escape plan with everyone in the home.

Enjoy a fire safe holiday season by following these tips:

• Stay in the kitchen when cooking. Cooking is a major cause of home fires, so don’t leave the kitchen if there’s something cooking on the stove. If a pot catches fire, don’t try to move it. Cover the pot with a lid to smother the flames and turn off the burner.
• Keep things that can burn such as cooking utensils and paper towels a safe distance from the stove as they can easily ignite if they are too close.
• Keep an eye on any drinkers in your household and make sure all cigarettes are properly extinguished and the stove is off before going to bed.
• Cigarettes can smoulder among upholstered items for hours before igniting. Check sofas and chairs for cigarettes that may have fallen between the cushions. Provide large, deep ashtrays for smokers.
• Drink responsibly. Excessive alcohol consumption is a contributing factor in many residential fires.
• Install and maintain working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms outside all sleeping areas of the home. Smoke alarms also are required on every storey. Failure to comply with the smoke and carbon monoxide alarm requirements can result in a ticket for $360 or a fine of up to $50,000 for individuals and $100,000 for corporations.
• Develop and practice a home escape plan with everyone in the home.

If you have questions about fire safety or require any help with smoke or carbon monoxide alarms, please contact Fire and Emergency Services at 807-467-2090 or drop by Station One, 100 Fourteenth Street North, Kenora.

Holidays Fire Safety Infographic

Important Update from the All Nations Hospital (ANH) Steering Committee December 2, 2019

December 2, 2019 Media Release

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

The All Nations Hospital project is now entering the community engagement phase of the project. Lake of the Woods District Hospital (LWDH) and Kenora Chiefs Advisory (KCA) have each hired a Community Engagement Project Planner (CEPP). We are pleased to introduce: Kathy Kishiqueb who is KCA’s CEPP who will oversee engagement within the Indigenous Communities, and Charlene Kissick who is LWDH’s CEPP who will oversee engagement within the City of Kenora and surrounding non-Indigenous communities, including our summer residents.

Community engagement will commence in early 2020. 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 and share information on the project.

For further information please contact:
Wendy Peterson
Chair, ANH Steering Committee
wenpete@gmail.com

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

ANH Media Release December 2 2019