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Disruptions & Closures


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.

Stay up to date on disruptions and closures that may impact you.


Public Notices

Committee Members Required for the following:

1) Lake of the Woods Development Commission
2) Planning Advisory Committee

City Council is seeking citizens who would be interested in serving as a Member of the above two committees/boards.

The term of appointment is up to November 30, 2018 (at the pleasure of Council)

Lake of the Woods Development Commission – the ideal candidate should be passionate about our community through economic development and tourism initiatives, job creation, increased assessment and population growth. We are looking for dynamic people who will bring collaboration and leadership to the Board.

Planning Advisory Committee – the purpose of the Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) is to oversee the land use development of the City of Kenora, having regard for the Official Plan, the Zoning Bylaw and the principles of organized, reasonable development. The committee makes decisions on planning applications and recommendations to Council on various planning/land matter applications and acts as the Property Standards Committee to hear appeals on Property Standard bylaw matters. The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in land use policy and development within the City of Kenora.

If you are passionate about your community and have an interest in one of these important boards/committees please submit application to:

Heather Kasprick, City Clerk
1 Main Street South
Kenora, ON P9N 3X2

On or before: Thursday, April 6, 2017

Application Forms and a copy of the eligibility requirements are available at City Hall, or a copy of the application form can be obtained in Forms.

Seventh Avenue South Bridge Vehicle Load Restriction

Please be advised effectively immediately, a vehicle load restriction has been authorized for the Seventh Avenue South Bridge. The maximum gross vehicle weight of 5 tonnes has been implemented, limiting traffic over the bridge to small passenger vehicles only. All other large vehicles such as school buses, emergency vehicles, or construction equipment, are restricted from crossing the bridge. This load restriction has been put in place as a precaution for public safety until further assessment of the bridge is completed.

7th Ave Bridge Signs in Place

Road Closure on Beggs Road

Please be advised Essex Road between address #1679 and address #1887 will be closed due to a localized flood until further notice.

Beggs Road, in the 900 block area, is now open. Motorists are advised to drive with care due to the formation of ice on the road. The far north area of Essex Road is accessible along Beggs Road. The Roads Division will be monitoring the situation and residents will be notified if the condition improves.

The City thanks motorists for their patience during this road closure.

Kerri Holder, Communications Clerk 807-467-2191

Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada Schedule Change

The following changes have been made to the Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada Schedule of Events for Saturday February 18, 2017:

  • Sledge Hockey Demonstrations & Trial at the Kenora Recreate Centre will now start at 9:00 a.m.
  • Thistles vs Wanderers Re-enactment will now be held at the Kenora Recreation Centre from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

There may be other schedule adjustments made as needed. Please visit for the most up to date schedule.

Kerri Holder, Communications Clerk   807-467-2191

Bernier Drive Closure February 16 -19, 2017

Please be advised Bernier Drive, from the roundabout to the pedestrian walkway, will close at 4:00 p.m. today, Thursday February 16, 2017. The entire road will be closed beginning Friday February 17 at 4:00 p.m. until 12 noon on Sunday February 19, 2017.

The City thanks the public for their cooperation with this road closure for Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada.

Kerri Holder, Communications Clerk   807-467-2191