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City of Kenora and First Student Partner to Improve City Transit System – New Transit Schedule Begins April 1st

Kenora, ON – The City of Kenora and First Student are pleased to announce beginning this Saturday April 1st, the City public transit will change to new routes and bus stop times. The schedule has a fresh new format providing riders with more information than previous schedules. The new Transit System booklet provides riders with […]

Notice of Decision

In accordance with Sections 17 and 28 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended, a decision was made by the Council of the Corporation of the City of Kenora to designate three Community Improvement Project Areas, amend three existing Community Improvement Plans, and adopt an Official Plan Amendment. The date of decision and last […]

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 […]

Torchbearers Needed for Kenora’s 2017 Canada Summer Games Torch Relay

Details about the Manitoba Hydro Torch Relay for the 2017 Canada Summer Games have been announced by the Canada Summer Games Host Society. Kenora, the host community for the rowing events, will be the second stop, and the only Ontario City, along with 11 Manitoba communities on the Torch Relay route. The Manitoba Hydro Torch […]






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 […]

Statutory Public Meeting – March 7

A Statutory Public Meeting was held on March 7 to give the public an opportunity to provide input on the proposed amendments to the three existing Community Improvement Plans – Keewatin CIP, the Harbourtown Centre CIP, and the Former Mill Site CIP, and an amendment to the Official Plan. A presentation explaining the proposals was […]

Changes to Cemetery Rates and Regulations

Changes to the Lake of the Woods Cemetery Schedule of Rates come into effect on April 1, 2017, as per City of Kenora By-law 23-2017. The following services have increased: plot purchases, columbarium fees, and Saturday costs. In addition, the rules and regulations governing the operation of the Lake of the Cemetery have been updated. […]

Lake of the Woods Museum Receives Approval For Art Gallery Project

Kenora, ON – Today, Kenora City Council approved a request by the Lake of the Woods Museum Board to expand its cultural offerings to include an art gallery. The approval allows the Museum to move forward with applications for capital funding grants and the establishment of a capital campaign to raise funds for the construction […]

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. […]

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 […]

It’s Flag Day, Kenora Celebrates Hockey and Canadian Citizenship

During Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada you may see more Canada flags fluttering around than usual. The local organizing committee is very proud to announce reaffirmation of Canadian citizenship ceremonies will be part of our national celebration of hockey. A reaffirmation ceremony is an event where participants repeat the oath of citizenship to express their […]

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Kenora.ca Re-launch

The City of Kenora is excited to share its new website featuring a brand new look with an elegant new design and user-friendly navigation options.






Family Day 2017

All City departments and buildings will be closed on Monday February 20, 2017, with the exception of the Kenora Recreation Centre. The Kenora Recreation Centre is open for Family Day activities from 6 am until 3 p.m. Essential services remain on duty as usual. For after hours troubles, please call 467-2080.

Lake of the Woods Cemetery By-law Amendment

The City of Kenora has submitted by-laws to the Registrar of the Funeral, Burial, and Cremation Services Act, 2002. Any interested parties may contact James Tkachyk, Parks and Facilities Division Lead, at 807-467-2102 or jtkachyk@kenora.ca for information, or to make copies. By-laws or amendments may be reviewed or copied at the City of Kenora website […]