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Council launches “Glad You Are Here” Campaign

City of Kenora Media Release Today, Council interrupted traffic on Main Street South to ceremoniously encourage residents and visitors to support local businesses who have been significantly impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the support, Council has approved free parking in the Harbourtown Centre for the month of July. Other previously approved initiatives […]

Kenora Recreation Centre Gym Opens July 23, 2020 by Appointment

Kenora Recreation Centre Gym Reopening We are excited to announce we will be opening our gym doors on Thursday, July 23. Please call 807-467-2087 to book your gym time, there are 15 spots available per time slot. Gym bookings will begin on Tuesday, July 21 at 8 a.m. Our gym hours will be: Monday to […]

Park Street and Tenth Avenue South Road Closure July 20, 2020

Public Notice Please be advised that beginning on Monday, July 20, 2020 Park Street at Ninth Avenue South to Tenth Avenue South and Maple Street will be closed to all traffic and pedestrians. Local traffic will be permitted. Detours signs will be posted. This closure is necessary to allow Moncrief Construction Limited to continue with […]

Kenora’s Lake of the Woods Livin’ Photo Competition

Summer 2020 Photo Competition Kenora residents and visitors are invited to submit photographs to show local pride during your ‘Kenoracation’ and collect photos for the creation of the new City of Kenora website and tourism promotion. Participants are being asked to submit images that capture the variety of activities and images in Kenora including but […]

Park Street Daytime Lane Closure July 7, 2020

Public Notice Please be advised that beginning on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 Park Street between Seventh Avenue South and Eighth Avenue South will be reduced to one lane during the day with two-way traffic resuming in the evening. We anticipate both lanes of traffic to reopen in mid-July. This closure is necessary to allow Moncrief […]

Main Street goes to Bay Street: Municipal governments exercise new investment powers

ONE Prudent Investor Media Release Toronto, ON – A group of six Ontario municipalities are among the first to head to Bay Street to exercise new investment powers. The City of Kenora, District Municipality of Muskoka and Towns of Bracebridge, Huntsville, Innisfil, and Whitby have come together to jointly invest under the Prudent Investor Standard […]

Notice of Completion Application and Virtual Meeting for a Draft Plan of Subdivision D07-20-02

Notice of Completion Application and Virtual Meeting for a Draft Plan of Subdivision Application File Number D07-20-02 Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.13, s. 51 (19.4)(a), s. 51(20) As the Province of Ontario declared a State of Emergency and continues to take significant steps to limit the transmission of the COVID-19 virus, the City of Kenora […]

Important Update from the All Nations Hospital Project (ANH) Steering Committee June 30, 2020

All Nations Hospital Project Steering Committee Media Release Three sites have been shortlisted as potential locations for the new All Nations hospital, one of which is the current site as required by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. These sites will be scored using a detailed evaluation tool which considers size, serviceability, access, […]

New Canoe Routes Published for Lake of the Woods Region

City of Kenora Media Release In partnership with Destination Northern Ontario, the City of Kenora and the Township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls are excited to launch four new canoe route publications, in addition to the two canoe routes already mapped out. The canoe routes focus on experiencing our shared body of water, Lake of the […]

Summer Company Businesses Launched in the Kenora Rainy-River District!

Northwest Business Centre Media Release Securing a summer job has taken on a whole new meaning for two students in the Kenora Rainy-River District as they will each be starting and running their own business as participants in the government of Ontario’s Summer Company program, offered through the Northwest Business Centre. These two entrepreneurs – […]

Notice to Rate Payers of All Property Classes

Final Tax Bill Notice The 2020 Final Tax Bills for all property tax classes have been mailed as of Friday June 19, 2020. The bills are due and payable on or before Wednesday, August 26, 2020. Should you require a receipt, please send payment along with the entire bill; do not detach the payment stub. […]

City Plans Reopening of Municipal Facilities and Services

City of Kenora Media Release The City of Kenora is gradually reopening municipal facilities and services through a measured path of recovery to keep our residents and employees safe. As we enter Stage 2 with guidance and directives from the Province of Ontario and medical experts, the recovery plan focuses on ensuring the appropriate measures […]

City Moves to Expand Outdoor Commercial Patios

City of Kenora Media Release Today, Council approved changes to the Commercial Patio Policy to support the reopening of local restaurants and as a part of the City’s COVID-19 economic recovery plan. Restaurants have the opportunity to develop temporary outdoor patios on municipal property. From June until October 15, sidewalks and parking spaces can be […]

Awesome Adventures Day Camp Registration Opens on June 22

Awesome Adventures Summer Day Camp Awesome Adventures Summer Day Camp will begin July 6th. Registration will open up Monday, June 22nd at 8:30 am. We are only taking phone registrations as we had to modify our day camp due to COVID 19. We only have 8 spots per week for ages 7 – 11 years […]

Coney Island Recycle and Waste Collection Resumes June 22, 2020

Public Notice Please be advised Coney Island recycle and waste collection resumes on Monday, June 22, 2020. The lake collection service runs on Mondays until the Tuesday after Labour Day. On weeks where a holiday falls on Monday, the pick-up will take place on Tuesday. All items must be placed at the end of your […]