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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 […] 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.

Notice of Statutory Public Meeting

In accordance with Sections 17 and 28 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended, a Statutory Public Meeting will be held by the Council of the City of Kenora at the following time and location: Date: Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 Time: 9:30 a.m. Location: Council Chambers, City Hall, 1 Main Street South, Kenora, ON Proposal A […]

Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting for a Zoning By-law Amendment, File Number D14-17-02 Planning Act, R.S.O 1990, c.P13, s. 34

Take Notice that Council of the Corporation of the City of Kenora will hold a Statutory Public Meeting, under Section 34 of the Planning Act, to consider a Zoning By-law Amendment as it pertains to Zoning By-law No. 101-2015, at the following time and location: Statutory Public Meeting When: Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. […]

Committee Members Required for Kenora Public Library Board

Committee Members Required for the following: 1) Kenora Public Library Board City Council is seeking citizens who would be interested in serving as a Member of the above board. The term of appointment is up to November 30, 2018 
(at the pleasure of Council) The Kenora Public Library Board role is to formulate policies concerning […]

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 for information, or to make copies. By-laws or amendments may be reviewed or copied at the City of Kenora website […]

NHL Centennial Fan Arena Stopping in Kenora For Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada

As Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada approaches, the festivities planned keep getting better. The National Hockey League (NHL) is bringing the NHL® Centennial Fan Arena to the Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada festivities on Saturday February 18, 2017 at the Whitecap Pavilion and Kenora’s Harbourfront. “Having the NHL’s Centennial Fan Arena be a part of […]

Scotiabank Kroppy Cup A Sell Out!

The Local Organizing Committee for Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada is pleased to announce the Kroppy Cup presented by Scotiabank Memorial Pond Hockey Tournament is now full. Twelve teams have registered to compete for the Scotiabank Kroppy Cup, with the final team registration received last Wednesday. Dean Caron, Pond Hockey Coordinator, says “I am thrilled […]


Big in Japan: The story of the 1954 Kenora Thistles

Many know the story of how Kenora won the Stanley Cup in 1907, but few know about the time the town became international hockey ambassadors and helped grow the game in Japan. In 1954, Kenora’s intermediate team, the Thistles, traveled to the land of the rising sun to represent Canada in a 10-game goodwill hockey […]


When the Kenora Thistles owned the Stanley Cup

Kenora has a rich hockey history. While the small community in northwestern Ontario is currently home to just over 15,000 people, it lays claim to something that has escaped the grasp of many large-market NHL cities: the Stanley Cup. Back in 1907, the Kenora Thistles enshrined themselves into hockey lore by defeating the Montreal Wanderers […]