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Kenora Hydro Restores Power

Kenora Hydro completed the repairs necessary to restore power to all Keewatin and Norman customers as of 12 noon today.    Thank you for your patience during this outage.

Keewatin and Norman Power Outage

All of Keewatin and Norman are out of power as a result of a pole fire on Tunnel Island.  It will be a lengthy outage because of the complexity but Kenora Hydro hopes to have service restored by noon today. Kenora Hydro is working on the problem and will restore power as soon as they […]

Footbridge Removal Delayed

The Coney Island footbridge removal has been delayed at least one day due to the snow!  It is hoped that the weather will cooperate on Wednesday April 26, if not the City crews will attempt the removal on Thursday April 27. Thank you for your patience while we wait for this weather to pass.

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Call for Canada Day 2017 Committee Members

The preparations for Canada’s 150th birthday celebration in Kenora have begun!  Now Tourism is looking for committee members to help with the planning and execution of Canada Day 2017.   The commitment prior to July 1st is minimal with a few planning meetings in the coming months.  As for execution, we would greatly appreciate volunteers […]

KRC Booking Summer Ice Time

Kenora Recreation Centre is accepting bookings for summer ice time for the Keewatin Memorial Arena, which opens July 17 until August 31 this year.  The cost is $154.46 per hour (plus applicable taxes).  Call 467-2087 for schedule information and booking.

Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting for a Zoning By-law Amendment, File Number D14-17-04 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, May 9th, 2017 at […]

Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting for a Temporary Use Provision, File Number D14-17-03 Planning Act, R.S.O 1990, c.P13, s. 39

  Take Notice that Council of the Corporation of the City of Kenora will hold a Statutory Public Meeting, under Section 39 of the Planning Act, to consider a Temporary Use Provision as it pertains to Zoning By-law No. 101-2015, at the following time and location: Statutory Public Meeting When: Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at […]

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 […]






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 […]

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 […]