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Tourism Now Accepting Special Events Grant Applications

Special Events Grant Applications

Tourism Kenora is now accepting grant applications for Special Events Funding. Please contact Tourism Kenora at or stop at the Lake of the Woods Discovery Center for an application form. The deadline to submit an application is March 31st, 2019.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Tourism at (807) 467-4637.

Tourism Grant Application 2019

Tourism Committee Looking for New Members

New Members Wanted The Tourism Committee is looking for new members. Please submit completed applications to by February 19, 2019. Tourism Committee Application 2019 fill and save

LOWDH Announces Approval of All Nations Hospital Project

January 15, 2019 Media Release Lake of the Woods District Hospital Ministry Approves Planning of All Nations Hospital Project We are very pleased to announce that the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) has given approval to proceed with the first phase of planning for the All Nations Hospital project. The current hospital was […]

Thunder Bay Hydro and Kenora Hydro Announce Merger

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thunder Bay Hydro and Kenora Hydro Announce Merger that will Improve Efficiency and Delivery for Customers in the North THUNDER BAY, January 11, 2019 – It’s official: Effective January 1, 2019, Thunder Bay Hydro and Kenora Hydro have joined together in a merger. Announced today, the new combined company will be known as […]

Interim Tax Bills Mailed Out as of January 11, 2019

Notice to Tax Payers of the City of Kenora 2019 Interim Tax Bills have been sent by mail as of Friday, January 11, 2019 for all City of Kenora property owners. Due date for payment is February 21, 2019. Payments may be made in person at City Hall, by mail, through your personal telephone banking, […]

Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting for a Zoning By-law Amendment D14-19-01

Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting for a Zoning By-law Amendment, File Number D14-19-01 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 […]

Notice to Close Unopened Road Allowance and Intent to Deem City Owned Lands Surplus

The purpose of this notice is to notify the public that the City will be closing the unopened road allowance (Sultana Avenue) and declaring a portion of the lands surplus in addition to Lots 5 and 6 on Plan M106. The By-law will be placed on the Council Agenda for consideration on January 15th, 2019. […]

Water and Wastewater Rate Increase Effective January 2019

To All Consumers of City of Kenora Water and Wastewater Services Please be advised that effective January 1, 2019, City of Kenora water and wastewater rates will increase by 5.5% for all residential and commercial consumers. The water cost will be set at $1.51 per cubic meter or per 1000 litres. This rate together with […]

E-billing Contest Results

E-Billing Contest Winner Selected In March we launched the E-billing Contest to encourage residents to sign up for e-billing for water/sewer and hydro accounts. Thank you to everyone who signed up. We had almost 700 people sign up! The GRAND PRIZE winner was selected by using a random number selector, based on the assigned number […]

Christmas Public Swims and Skate Schedule

Holiday Swims and Skates The Kenora Recreation Centre has planned a full schedule of holiday skating and swimming starting Sunday, December 23rd to keep families active over the Christmas break. Triple P.L.A.Y has sponsored various swims and skates which means admission is FREE!  Check the schedule for those sponsored times. Once again, the Kenora Rotary […]

Fire Safety Over the Holidays

Cooking, Smoking, and Alcohol – A Dangerous Mix With the holiday season upon us, we are entering one of the most festive times of the year. But it can also be a deadly time of the year. City of Kenora Fire and Emergency Services urges everyone to include fire safety in all holiday celebrations. This […]

Main Street Christmas Tree Thank you

Thank you! The Operations and Infrastructure Department of the City of Kenora would like to take this opportunity to extend their appreciation to all those involved in this year’s City of Kenora Municipal Christmas tree on Main Street. A special thank you is extended to the following for their generous donations: Marion and Fred Wright, […]

Inaugural Meeting of 2018-2022 City Council

You are cordially invited to the Inaugural Meeting of the 2018-2022 City of Kenora Council Saturday, December 1, 2018 12 noon City Hall Council Chambers Opening Welcome Invocation Greetings from Dignitaries “Declaration of Elected Office” to Mayor and Members of Council Mayor Daniel Reynard Councillor Mort Goss Councillor Rory McMillan Councillor Andrew Poirier Councillor Kirsi […]

OEB Approves Kenora Hydro Merger with Thunder Bay Hydro

Ontario Energy Board Approved Hydro Merger Thunder Bay, ON – The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) has approved the merger of Kenora Hydro Electric Corporation Ltd. (Kenora Hydro) and Thunder Bay Hydro Electricity Distribution Inc. (Thunder Bay Hydro). “Cost-efficiencies are expected and will directly benefit all customers” says Robert Mace, President and CEO of Thunder Bay […]