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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.


Disruption & Closure Notices

E-billing Service Interruption

Notice to Customers on E-billing Service

Kenora Hydro has received a number of calls from customers who have not received their most recent utility bill notice by e-mail.   The service provider is actively working on a solution at this time.   If you have not received an e-bill notice recently and should have, please login to the portal and check the most recent billing information, or call 807-467-2000 for assistance.  We understand this is very inconvenient and frustrating, we are doing our best to help to resolve this as soon as possible.

Canada Day 2018 – What’s Open, Closed

Happy Canada Day!

What’s OPEN on July 1st
Lake of the Woods Museum 10 am – 5 pm *free admission on Canada Day!
Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre 8 am – 6 pm
Whitecap Pavilion and Harbourfront – Canada Day activities all day

Closed July 1st
Transfer Station
Kenora Recreation Centre and Keewatin Memorial Arena
Kenora Public Library
*Keewatin is closed on June 30 in lieu of the holiday
Including all other offices and facilities that are normally closed on Sundays

OPEN July 2nd
Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre 9 am – 6 pm
Harbourfront Pavilion 10:30 am – 6:30 pm
Kenora Recreation Centre 8 am – 9 pm
Keewatin Memorial Arena
Lake of the Woods Museum 10 am – 5 pm
Transfer Station 8:30 am – 4 pm

Closed July 2nd
Kenora Public Library
City Hall – including Provincial Offences Services
Operations Building – including Planning, Building, and Cemetery Office

Coney Island recycle and waste pick up is July 3rd.

For afterhours troubles, call 467-2080.

Emergency services on duty as usual.

Seventh Avenue South Bridge Works Resume

Please be advised work will resume on the Seventh Avenue South Bridge site starting on Monday, June 25, 2018.

Removal of the temporary pedestrian bridge will begin the morning of June 25, 2018. There will be short delays for boat traffic on Laurensons Creek when the pedestrian bridge is lifted from the crossing. Flag persons will be on site to direct boaters.

Once the pedestrian bridge is removed, the new bridge installation project will proceed. As the installation project moves forward, boaters can expect short delays on the Creek at various times throughout July. Flag persons and signage will be posted on the Creek to notify boaters of the disruptions.

Further public notices will be issued when the Creek will be closed. It will be necessary to close the Creek at certain stages of the project; however, the exact dates will depend on the progress of the work. The new bridge is expected to be in place by the end of August.

The City extends thanks to the public for their cooperation and patience during this infrastructure project.

Seventh Avenue South Bridge Questions and Answers

When will the bridge work start?
The project will begin the morning of June 25, after school is dismissed for the summer.

How long will it take to put the new bridge in place?
It will take most of the summer to remove the temporary pedestrian bridge, prepare the site, and install the new bridge. It is expected to be in place by the end of August 2018.

Will boats be able to travel on Laurensons Creek?
There will be short delays some days and short closures on others. We will do our best to notify the public about lengthy closures to minimize disruptions for boaters. There will be flag persons and signage posted when there are closures.

Why is the bridge being replaced?
The original bridge was built in 1933 and during a bridge inspection in 2016, it was determined the bridge had reached the end of its life cycle. While the City worked on a solution, the bridge was put under a 5 tonne gross vehicle weight limit until it was removed in 2018.

What is the new bridge made of?
The new bridge will be constructed of precast concrete sections. The retaining walls, abutments and the bridge deck will be fabricated off site and transported to the project which will speed up construction. The type of bridge to be constructed was a condition of the project contract to ensure boat traffic disruptions would be minimized.

Coker Road Bailey Bridge Temporary Closure

Please be advised the Coker Road Bailey Bridge will be closed to all traffic between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27 and Thursday, June 28, 2018. This closure is necessary to perform geotechnical investigations for the future replacement of the bridge.

The City thanks the public for their cooperation and patience during this necessary closure.

Bridge Work June 12 – 14, 2018 *UPDATED

This work has been delayed to begin Wednesday, June 13 until Friday, June 15, 2018.

Please be advised beginning Tuesday, June 12 until Thursday, June 14, there will be traffic delays on the following bridges:

  • Cameron Bay Bridge;
  • Keewatin Channel Bridge;
  • And Winnipeg River West Branch Bridge.

Traffic will be reduced to one lane from 5:00 AM to 7:30 AM and from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM as Northern Crack Sealers will be performing cleaning and waterproofing works.

The above schedule may change depending on weather as the works cannot be done in wet or raining conditions.

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