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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]






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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 […]






Are You Planning a Community Run Event in 2017 in Kenora?

Tourism Kenora is now accepting applications for its Special Events Grant Program. This program offers funding assistance to eligible events that attract visitors to our City.  Event organizers are invited to complete the 2017 Grant Application,detailing attendance numbers, economic impact, marketing plans, financial status of the organization, and other eligibility requirements. The submission deadline is […]

Notice to Tax Payers of the City of Kenora

2017 Interim Tax Bills have been sent by mail as of Monday January 16, 2017 for all City of Kenora property owners. Due date for payment is February 22, 2017. Payments may be made in person at City Hall, by mail, through your personal telephone banking, on-line banking, or through eService on Kenora.ca.  Please allow […]

NWBC Starter Company Video Promotion RFP

City of Kenora Request for Proposal (RFP) Northwest Business Centre Starter Company Video Promotion The Northwest Business Centre is accepting Proposals of Interest to provide professional video production highlighting the Government of Ontario’s Starter Company program and the success of small businesses located in the Kenora and Rainy River districts. The Northwest Business Centre falls under […]

Planning Department Looking for Community Input

Calling all Business and Property Owners to Provide Input to Updates and Expansions of the City of Kenora’s Community Improvement Plans The City of Kenora is excited to announce that we are ringing in the New Year with a new project. We have retained MMM Group Limited, a WSP company, to assist the City in […]

City Purchases Mall Property

Kenora, ON – The City of Kenora has reached an agreement with Plaza Retail REIT to purchase just over 2.2 acres of vacant lands on the former Kenora Shoppers Mall property. This is a strategic piece of property located in the heart of the City that is important to acquire for future use. It is […]

18th Annual Festival of Lights

The ice candle festival of lights takes place on Christmas Eve at the Lake of the Woods Cemetery beginning at 1 p.m. Pastor Cathy Giroux will be officiating with the Sideways singers performing Christmas carols.   Lighting of the ice candles will begin at 1:30 p.m. To volunteer to light, call Carole Bruneau at the […]

2016 Holiday Hours

Various City of Kenora facilities will be operating at different times throughout the Holiday Season. Please refer to the 2016 Holiday Operating Hours before you head out for City services.

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2017 Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada Event Schedule and Details Announced

A media event was held this afternoon to announce the details for Kenora’s 2017 Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada. The national live broadcast of the 17th annual edition of the hockey celebration will take place on Saturday February 18, 2017 from the Whitecap Pavilion on Kenora’s harbourfront.






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Pond Hockey Tournament Planned for Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada

The Local Organizing Committee for Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada is looking for twelve teams of eight players to participate in the Kroppy Cup presented by Scotiabank Memorial Pond Hockey Tournament next February.






Northwestern Ontario Food Forum

Tourism Kenora with several partners are hosting the Northwestern Ontario Food Forum on Wednesday December 7, 2016 at Seven Generations Education Institute in Kenora from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. A “must attend” event for anyone in the food industry (restaurants, caterers, chefs, producers, processors) interested in the farm to table concept in Northwestern Ontario. […]