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Science North Introduces Virtual Camp Program “Summer Science At Home” and Makes Changes to Summer Camps

Science North Media Release The health and safety of the children who registered for Summer Science Camp is Science North’s top priority. Responding to the Ontario Government’s recent announcement about summer camps, Science North has made some adjustments to their programming for children this summer. The Government’s guidelines have shaped Science North’s decision to cancel […]

Safe Storage and Use of Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer, Controlling Flammable Vapours and Fire Risk

City of Kenora Media Release Although using hand sanitizer is a good way to clean your hands to slow the spread of COVID-19, Kenora Fire and Emergency Services reminds you to be aware of proper storage and safe use of these flammable products. It is important that you read and follow directions and warnings on […]

Provincial Offences Update May 25, 2020

Important Notice As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, a provincial State of Emergency has been declared. Court operations are limited during this time. Statutory timelines have been extended, including time to exercise your options on the Offence Notice (ticket). All Provincial offences trials are being rescheduled. If you are a defendant, a notice of […]

City Reopens Select Outdoor Recreation Amenities

City of Kenora Media Release The City of Kenora remains diligent in monitoring the COVID-19 situation. We continue to evaluate and follow all public health agency communications, as well as communications from Federal and Provincial Government health authorities. The health and well-being of our residents is of great importance. The City has reviewed the amended […]

Rock Breaking Occurring Railway Street/Park Street Project Areas

Public Notice Please be advised that there will be sporadic rock breaking occurring throughout the course of the sewer, water and road reconstruction project in the Railway Street and Park Street areas. This work should go unnoticed, with little disruption. When it is possible, Moncrief Construction Ltd. will notify you if your home or business […]

Beaches Remain Closed

Public Notice Please be advised all City of Kenora beaches are closed and all washroom facilities will remain locked until further notice. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we continue to follow directives of the Provincial government during the pandemic.

Load Restriction Lifted as of May 18, 2020

Public Notice Please be advised that the load restriction on local roads put in place on March 20, 2020, will be lifted on Monday, May 18, 2020. This means heavier vehicles may now travel on those previously limited roadways. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.      

Coney Island Summer Water Service

Public Notice Please be advised the majority of Coney Island summer water service has been turned on; however, part of the system remains frozen.  For those who have water at this point, you should have received a hand-delivered Boil Water Advisory notice. Coney Island remains on a Boil Water Advisory until further notice. All water from […]

City Wide Fire Ban Lifted May 15, 2020

Public Notice Please be advised that the complete fire ban for the City of Kenora will be lifted as of Friday, May 15, 2020 at midnight. This follows an announcement from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) ending the Restricted Fire Zone for the fire region of Ontario. Although the fire ban has […]

A May long weekend like no other… Letter to LOWDSA Members from LOWDSA President and Kenora Mayor Reynard

Lake of the Woods District Stewardship Association Media Release Only days away from it and we’re anticipating a May long weekend like no other we’ve ever seen. No sooner are cottages closed up for the season in the fall than we begin looking forward to the May long weekend and another great summer at the […]

Victoria Day Weekend Fire Safety

Media Release UPDATE: City Wide Fire Ban Lifted May 15, 2020 As we approach Victoria Day holiday weekend, Kenora Fire and Emergency Services reminds residents that the Kenora region remains in a Restricted Fire Zone and our focus needs to be on fire safety. While the Restricted Fire Zone is in place, there can be no […]

Railway Street Daytime Lane Closure May 18, 2020

Public Notice Please be advised that beginning on Monday, May 18, 2020 Railway Street 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 Construction Limited to perform water, sewer, and road […]

Park Street Road Closure May 11, 2020

Public Notice Please be advised that a portion of Park Street from the roundabout to Seventh Avenue South will be closed to both vehicle traffic and pedestrians beginning on Monday, May 11, 2020. Local traffic will be allowed through the project area. We anticipate this area being closed until mid-July. This closure is necessary to […]

Fire Fatalities Across the Province Are Up Since Last Year

Keep Fire Safety Top of Mind Since January 1, fire fatalities across Ontario increased by 65% compared to the same time last year, with 17 Ontarians dying in fires in March alone. City of Kenora Fire Chief Todd Skene wants to remind everyone how important it is to keep fire safety top of mind. “I […]

Notice of Completion Application and Virtual Meeting for a Draft Plan of Condominium, D07-20-01

Corporation of the City of Kenora Notice of Completion Application and Virtual Meeting for a Draft Plan of Condominium Application File Number D07-20-01 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 […]