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The City of Kenora issues media releases and public notices from time to time on major Council decisions and City announcements to keep residents informed.

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Wharf Street Changes

Please be advised Wharf Street in Keewatin has changed to be a ONE WAY street. Traffic now travels in the westbound direction only. There are signs in place to notify drivers of the ONE WAY, single lane street. Parking along Wharf Street has also changed and signage is in place to indicate areas of no parking […]

Public Docking and Parking Lot Uses

When choosing to moor or dock your boat at a public dock, be sure to take notice of the sign posted. Each public docking zone has specific conditions for boaters to follow, ensuring all residents and visitors have access to this docking. There may be a maximum time limit, loading/unloading time limit, or a permit […]

KRC Pool Summer Closure

Please be advised the Kenora Recreation Centre will be closing its POOL on June 30, 2017 to accommodate upgrades to the pool deck and to complete annual maintenance. The POOL will reopen on September 5, 2017 and we look forward to welcoming you back then. We thank you for your understanding and support, as we […]

Emergency Preparedness Week May 7-13, 2017

Emergency Preparedness Week is a Canada wide initiative to increase awareness of individual and family preparedness. The Ontario provincial theme for this year is “Emergency Preparedness Starts With You, Prepare Your Selfie!” which focuses on personal preparedness. If a major emergency happens in our community, it may take emergency workers some time to reach you. […]

City Introduces iCemetery App

  A Convenient Way to Search for Loved Ones at LOW Cemetery KENORA, ON – The City of Kenora is pleased to introduce a new convenient way to search for loved ones buried at the Lake of the Woods Cemetery. iCemetery is a free app by Stone Orchard Software developed for the public to easily […]

Water Dispensing Stations Changes

Please be advised changes are coming to the Smart Cards used at both the existing water dispensing stations: Rabbit Lake Road Water Station and Evergreen Water Station. Current water cards will need to be replaced on or after May 12, 2017. New Smart Cards will be issued at City Hall for a onetime fee of […]

Do 3 Things for Kenora

The City of Kenora has accepted the Do 3 Things challenge! Do 3 Things for Kenora focuses on our environment and relationship building with our First Nations. 1. Freecycle Days – The City will promote designated weekends when residents are encouraged to mark unwanted but still useful goods as “Free” and deposit them at the […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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Kenora.ca 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.

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 […]

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 […]

Public Notice Water and Wastewater Rate Increase

To All Consumers of City of Kenora Water and Wastewater Services Please be advised that effective January 1, 2017, City of Kenora water and wastewater rates will increase by 8% for all residential and commercial consumers. The water cost will be set at $1.32 per cubic meter or per 1000 litres. This rate together with […]