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City Taking Steps to Mitigate Risks of COVID-19

City Taking Steps to Mitigate Risks of COVID-19 UPDATED MARCH 25, 2020 The City of Kenora, along with many countries, sporting groups, cities and municipalities, is evaluating response to the COVID 19 virus on a daily, if not hour by hour basis. Many residents and staff are very concerned right now; however, it is important […]

Environmental Services 2019 Highlights and Services

Environmental Services Highlights In 2019, the Environmental Services Division collected tons of waste, recycling, and hazardous waste and diverted a lot of it from the landfill.   This brochure features capital projects, landfill facts, and information about free services.  Check it out.  

City Council Approves Relief Measures

City of Kenora Media Release Yesterday, Council approved relief measures for the citizens of the City of Kenora during the COVID-19 pandemic. These measures are related to property taxes and utilities, effective April 1 until August 31, 2020. Interest and penalties on property taxes will be waived for 6 months until August 31, 2020. Taxpayers […]

City of Kenora Closes All Outdoor Recreation Facilities

City of Kenora Media Release On March 23rd, the City of Kenora was proactive in the effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by closing all playgrounds. On March 31st, the Ontario Government ordered the closure of all communal or shared, public or private, outdoor recreational amenities everywhere in Ontario. The following recreational facilities within […]

Controlled Burning Season April 1 – October 31, 2020

Public Notice Please be advised the controlled burning season begins on April 1st and remains in effect until October 31st. During this period no day burning is permitted. Evening burning is allowed between two (2) hours before sunset and two (2) hours after sunrise. If you require a burning permit, please contact City Hall at […]

Summer Residents Requested to Delay Their Return

City of Kenora Media Release Mayor Daniel Reynard joins Premier Doug Ford, Member of Provincial Parliament, Greg Rickford and the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, Doctor Theresa Tam asking our summer residents to stay in their permanent home and not come to their cottages and summer residences. Health experts advise that if we want […]

City of Kenora Declares a State of Emergency

City of Kenora Media Release Today, on the recommendation of the City’s Emergency Management Team, the City of Kenora joins numerous other communities in Ontario by declaring a state of Emergency in accordance with the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, 1990 as a result of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak in Ontario. While the community […]

Transfer Station Extends Sunday Hours Effective April 5, 2020

Public Notice Please be advised that the Transfer Station will be open extended hours from 8:30  a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays beginning April 5, 2020 to reduce congestion at the site. The public is reminded that while at the facility, you must respect others by keeping the 2 metres physical distance at all times. […]

Matheson Street Bridge Closure March 31 – April 1, 2020

Public Notice Please be advised the Matheson Street Bridge will be closed to all vehicle traffic beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31st and reopening on Wednesday, April 1st at 10 p.m. Bus Stops #2, 3, 4, 5 on the Pinecrest Route will be unavailable during this time also. One sidewalk will remain open […]

Council to Hold First Virtual Meeting

City of Kenora Media Release The current Bill 187, Municipal Emergency Act, 2020 which is now in effect permits Council to meet electronically during an emergency which may be declared by the Premier, Cabinet or the municipal Head of Council under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. As a result of this legislative change, […]

Lake of the Woods District Hospital (LWDH) Receives Approval for COVID-19 Assessment Centre

COIVD-19 Lake of the Wood District Hospital Media Release On Monday, March 30th the Lake of the Woods District Hospital (LWDH), in partnership with the Sunset Country Family Health Team (SCFHT), Kenora District Services Board (KDSB), Waasegiizhig Nanaandawe’iyewigamig (WNHAC), and Kenora Chiefs Advisory (KCA), will be operating a new COVID-19 Assessment Centre. The Assessment Centre’s […]

Mayoral Statement of Circumstances March 23, 2020

Media Release March 23, 2020 Mayor Reynard and Council are pleased to acknowledge that as of this morning there are no known COVID-19 cases in Kenora. We believe this is due to the great response we have observed from the citizens of Kenora, and their adherence to the protocols that have been put in place […]

Playgrounds Close Due to COVID-19 March 23, 2020

Public Notice Please be advised in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, all playgrounds will be closed until further notice. As circumstances change, these closures will be reviewed and amended accordingly. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Load Restriction on Local Roads Effective March 20, 2020

Public Notice Please be advised that beginning Friday, March 20, 2020 at 12:00 pm (noon), reduced load restrictions will be in effect as per the City of Kenora By-law 155-2008 and the Highway Traffic Act R.S.O. 1990, c. H. 8, Section 122. This restriction is necessary to protect highways, streets, and roads from damage during […]

Resources for Small Businesses Amid COVID-19

A Message to Business Owners from the Northwest Business Centre The Government of Canada has set up a resource for small business owners in regards to COVID-19, see the link below. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Resources for Canadian businesses: https://www.tradecommissioner.gc.ca/campaign-campagne/ressources-entreprises-COVID-19-business-resources.aspx?lang=eng Furthermore, the Government of Canada has asked business support organizations to provide details of businesses that […]

Water Dispensing Stations March 16 to April 6, 2020

Public Notice Please be advised while City Hall is closed to the public, adjustments have been made at both Crawford Road and Brinkman Road Water Dispensing Stations to allow customers to access water without interruption. The water rate has been adjusted to $0.01 per cubic meter to allow customers to continue using current water cards […]