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Bay Street Bridge Overpass Lane Closure May 28 – June 25, 2018

Please be advised the Bay Street Overpass Bridge (Highway 17 West) in Keewatin will be reduced to one lane beginning Monday, May 28 until Monday, June 25, 2018 and traffic will be controlled with traffic signal lights. In addition you can expect delays in using Bay Street under the bridge as this road will also […]

Traffic Reduced to One Lane May 28 – 31, 2018

Please be advised beginning Monday, May 28 until Thursday May 31, 2018, there will be traffic delays on three local bridges, as well as Valley Drive. Traffic will be reduced to one lane as Northern Crack Sealers will be performing the following work: • Parson Street bridge (Norman) – replacement of expansion joint seals • […]

Notice of Decision for a Zoning By-law Amendment File D14-18-04

Notice of Decision for a Zoning By-law Amendment To Comprehensive Zoning By-Law No. 101-2015 Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, s. 34 Notice is hereby given, that the Council of the City of Kenora passed By-Law No. 59 – 2018 at their Regular Meeting held Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018, thereby giving approval to a Zoning By-law […]

Notice of Decision for a Zoning By-law Amendment File D14-18-03

Notice of Decision for a Zoning By-law Amendment To Comprehensive Zoning By-Law No. 101-2015 Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, s. 34 Notice is hereby given, that the Council of the City of Kenora passed By-Law No. 60 – 2018 at their Regular Meeting held Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018, thereby giving approval to a Zoning By-law […]

Council Approves 2018 Operating Budget

Today Council approves the 2018 Operating Budget. The 2018 Capital Budget was approved on February 20. The budget includes a number of critical projects initiated by staff, council and community input. Some of the more significant impacts the City faced in 2018 included: Loss of Provincial funding of $322K Increased requests from Mandated External Organizations […]

City Wide Fire Ban Remains in Effect

Please be advised the complete fire ban issued on May 15, 2018 will remain in effect regardless of the recent rain and cool temperatures. The rain to date has not been enough to change the dry conditions. The forecast shows a long dry period and high temperatures for the long weekend and the following week […]

May Long Weekend 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. Fire and emergency services on duty as usual. Have a safe and enjoyable weekend.  

City Approves Warranty Service Line Program

The City has endorsed Service Line Warranties Canada (SLWC) to offer Kenora residents an optional water and sewer line warranty program. This voluntary program provides homeowners the opportunity to invest in an insurance plan to cover repair costs of water and sewer lines on their property. Many homeowners may not be aware that they are […]

City Wide Fire Ban in Effect as of May 15, 2018

Please be advised City of Kenora Fire and Emergency Services has issued a COMPLETE FIRE BAN for the City of Kenora. All outside burning is prohibited, including brush and grass burning, backyard fire pits, or cook stoves that use solid fuels (wood or charcoal).  BBQs that use propane are permitted with extreme caution. Burn permits […]

Traffic Delays Houghton Road Between Valley Drive and Ninth Street North

Please be advised that beginning Thursday, May 10, until Tuesday, May 15, 2018, there will be traffic delays and potential detours on Houghton Road between Valley Drive and Ninth Street North. This disruption is to accommodate storm sewer replacement on Houghton Road. Please consider alternate routes of travel to avoid delays. The City thanks the […]

Traffic Reduced to One Lane Darlington Bridge and Lakeview Drive/Highway 17 West

Please be advised beginning Thursday May 10, 2018 until Wednesday May 16, 2018, there will be traffic delays on Darlington Bridge and on Lakeview Drive/Highway 17 West from Norman to the west side of Keewatin. Traffic will be reduced to one lane as Northern Crack Sealers will be performing the following work: • Darlington Bridge […]

KRC Hosting Free Swim May 12, 2018

Kenora Recreation Centre will host a free swim on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 1 – 2 p.m. sponsored by Mental Health and Addictions Program in support of Mental Health Awareness Week.

Coney Island Footbridge Removal May 8, 2018

Please be advised the Coney Island footbridge will be removed for the season on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 beginning at 8:00 a.m. This work depends on weather conditions and weather fluctuations. Should there be unfavourable weather on Tuesday, City crews will remove the footbridge by the end of the day on Friday, May 11, 2018.