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Canada Day Closures

Public Notice All municipal buildings and facilities will be closed on Wednesday, July 1st, with the exception of The Muse – the Lake of the Woods Museum and Douglas Family Art Centre are open on Canada Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is no curbside recycle and waste collection on Wednesday, July 1st. Those on the […]

Notice of Completion Application and Virtual Meeting for a Draft Plan of Subdivision D07-20-02

Notice of Completion Application and Virtual Meeting for a Draft Plan of Subdivision Application File Number D07-20-02 Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, s. 51 (19.4)(a), s. 51(20) As the Province of Ontario declared a State of Emergency and continues to take significant steps to limit the transmission of the COVID-19 virus, the City of Kenora […]

Important Update from the All Nations Hospital Project (ANH) Steering Committee June 30, 2020

All Nations Hospital Project Steering Committee Media Release Three sites have been shortlisted as potential locations for the new All Nations hospital, one of which is the current site as required by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. These sites will be scored using a detailed evaluation tool which considers size, serviceability, access, […]

Regina Avenue and Veterans Drive Intersection Closure July 7, 2020

Public Notice Please be advised the intersection at Regina Avenue and Veterans Drive will be closed on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 for the morning and reopening at 1 p.m. This closure is necessary for Enbridge Gas to perform gas line connection works. Thank you for your cooperation and patience.

New Canoe Routes Published for Lake of the Woods Region

City of Kenora Media Release In partnership with Destination Northern Ontario, the City of Kenora and the Township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls are excited to launch four new canoe route publications, in addition to the two canoe routes already mapped out. The canoe routes focus on experiencing our shared body of water, Lake of the […]

Summer Company Businesses Launched in the Kenora Rainy-River District!

Northwest Business Centre Media Release Securing a summer job has taken on a whole new meaning for two students in the Kenora Rainy-River District as they will each be starting and running their own business as participants in the government of Ontario’s Summer Company program, offered through the Northwest Business Centre. These two entrepreneurs – […]

Notice to Rate Payers of All Property Classes

Final Tax Bill Notice The 2020 Final Tax Bills for all property tax classes have been mailed as of Friday June 19, 2020. The bills are due and payable on or before Wednesday, August 26, 2020. Should you require a receipt, please send payment along with the entire bill; do not detach the payment stub. […]

City Plans Reopening of Municipal Facilities and Services

City of Kenora Media Release The City of Kenora is gradually reopening municipal facilities and services through a measured path of recovery to keep our residents and employees safe. As we enter Stage 2 with guidance and directives from the Province of Ontario and medical experts, the recovery plan focuses on ensuring the appropriate measures […]

Seventh Avenue South Closure June 17, 2020

Public Notice Please be advised a portion of Seventh Avenue South between First Street South and Park Street will be closed to all traffic beginning on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 until mid-July. The intersection at Seventh Avenue South and First Street South will be closed for the day to all traffic on Wednesday, June 17, […]

City Moves to Expand Outdoor Commercial Patios

City of Kenora Media Release Today, Council approved changes to the Commercial Patio Policy to support the reopening of local restaurants and as a part of the City’s COVID-19 economic recovery plan. Restaurants have the opportunity to develop temporary outdoor patios on municipal property. From June until October 15, sidewalks and parking spaces can be […]

Awesome Adventures Day Camp Registration Opens on June 22

Awesome Adventures Summer Day Camp Awesome Adventures Summer Day Camp will begin July 6th. Registration will open up Monday, June 22nd at 8:30 am. We are only taking phone registrations as we had to modify our day camp due to COVID 19. We only have 8 spots per week for ages 7 – 11 years […]

Coney Island Recycle and Waste Collection Resumes June 22, 2020

Public Notice Please be advised Coney Island recycle and waste collection resumes on Monday, June 22, 2020. The lake collection service runs on Mondays until the Tuesday after Labour Day. On weeks where a holiday falls on Monday, the pick-up will take place on Tuesday. All items must be placed at the end of your […]

Road Closure 9th Street in Keewatin

Public Notice Please be advised a portion of 9th Street in Keewatin between Beach Road and Highway 17 West is closed until further notice.  Local traffic is permitted. This closure is necessary to assess and repair road damage from the rainfall overnight. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.    

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

All Nations Hospital Steering Committee Media Release Due to COVID-19 the ANH Steering Committee took a meeting break to allow the hospital to focus on pandemic planning. On May 27, 2020, the ANH Steering Committee met virtually, and will continue to do so in the coming months to ensure the All Nations Hospital Project planning […]

Tourism Kenora Explores Modified Matiowski Farmers’ Market Model for 2020

City of Kenora Media Release Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Matiowski Farmers’ Market will look a little different for 2020. Tourism Kenora has been in discussion with the local Northwestern Health Unit to explore a new market model and to plan for safe practices for the operation of the market. The new market model […]