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Disruptions & Closures

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The City of Kenora works hard to keep your programs, services and infrastructure open and accessible. We appreciate your patience when we do have service disruptions and closures.

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Disruption & Closure Notices

Third Street South Road Closures

Please be advised that sections of Third Street South will be closed to all traffic as per the following schedule:

1) May 27 – July 22, 2019 – Third Street South between Fifth Avenue South and Sixth Avenue South; and

2) July 22 – September 16, 2019 – Third Street South between Sixth Avenue South and Seventh Avenue South.

The closures are necessary to allow Titan Contractors to replace sewer and water lines in the area.

The City thanks the public for their cooperation and patience as this infrastructure improvement is completed.

Questions or concerns about the road closure should be directed to Titan Contactors, admin@titancontractors.ca, 807-548-5666.

Road Closure 3rd St S

Veterans Drive Paving Works

Please be advised on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, Moncrief Construction Limited will begin paving the acceleration lane, west of the weigh scale road, on Veterans Drive.

Both lanes of traffic will remain open. As always, motorists are reminded to slow down and take care through constructions zones and while workers are present.

The City thanks the public for their cooperation.

Victoria Day Holiday Hours

The Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre is open on the Victoria Day holiday from 9 am to 4 pm.

All other City buildings and facilities are closed.

For after hours troubles, call 807-467-2080.

Emergency services on duty as usual.

Have a safe and enjoyable weekend.

KRC Pool Summer 2019 Closure

Please be advised that the City of Kenora will be closing the pool on June 29, 2019 for the month of July.  This closure is in addition to the regularly scheduled closure for the month of August.  The pool will reopen on September 3, 2019

The City of Kenora’s decision to close the pool for an additional month has not come easily. The 2019 budget season was one of the most challenging that the City has seen since the mid-2000’s. Senior staff met on a number of occasions to look at the budget to determine if any changes could be made to lower the tax impact to our residents without impacting City service levels. The result was a draft budget that was delivered to Council that still reflected a significant tax levy increase. Council was also provided with service level options for their review and consideration to help minimize the impact to City taxpayers, either through increased revenues or service level reductions. Council closely reviewed these options very carefully and had to make some difficult decisions. One of these decisions was to close the pool for an additional month. In doing so, consideration was given to any potential impacts on service levels to the users of our recreation facilities.

To minimize the impact of services, a number of programs are scheduled for local beaches. The programs scheduled are as follows:

Summer Programs

If there are any questions regarding this decision of council please contact:

Josh Nelson – Tourism & Recreation Services Division Lead at jnelson@kenora.ca or 467-2986

Winnipeg River West Branch Bridge Traffic Flow

Please be advised beginning Wednesday, May 8, 2019, RJ Concrete will begin bridge maintenance work on Winnipeg River West Branch Bridge (hospital bridge) for the next 3 – 4 weeks.

Two-way traffic should flow as usual; however, there will be a lane shift creating two narrow lanes of traffic over the bridge.

Motorists are asked to slow down and take care when driving through the narrow lanes.

The City thanks the public for their patience as this maintenance work is completed.