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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. […]

Kenora Kinsmen Club Santa Claus Parade

Kenora Kinsmen Club Santa Claus Parade The Kenora Kinsmen Club Santa Claus parade is taking place on Saturday November 26 throughout Kenora’s downtown.  The streets within the parade route will be temporarily closed between 5:30 and 7:15 p.m. on this day.  Those viewing the parade are asked to park in areas that do not interfere […]

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Thistles and Kenora Hockey Alumni – Come celebrate with us!

Thistles and Kenora Hockey Alumni: You are invited to join Kenora’s hockey homecoming next February! An alumni hockey game is planned for February 16, 2017! Come lace up your skates or be in stands cheering!!






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 […]

Biz Tree Lighting and Museum Open House

Biz Tree Lighting and Museum Open House Once again the Lake of the Woods Museum will be partnering with Harbourtown BIZ to celebrate the lighting of the Kenora Main Street Christmas tree. The annual tree lighting event starts at 5:30 pm around the tree with carol singing and then the official lighting at 6:00 pm. […]

Kenora Hydro’s Customer Satisfaction Survey Now On-line

Kenora Hydro is looking for feedback from its customers on services provided, power outages, e-billing and more.   The Customer Satisfaction Survey is available on-line and also will be included in monthly statements for those who prefer the paper version.  Completing the survey by December 30th qualifies Hydro customers for a chance to win an […]

It’s Time to Order Ice Candles

The 18th Annual Ice Candle Festival of Lights is upon us. Ice candle orders and payments now accepted at City Hall (One Main Street South) or the Cemetery Office (Operations Building, 60 Fourteenth Street North).  Orders can also be placed through the eStore. The cost is $10.00 to place and light the ice candle or […]

City Facilities and Offices Closed on Remembrance Day

All City facilities and offices will be closed on Friday November 11th in honour and respect of Remembrance Day. There will be no recycling or waste curbside pick up and the Transfer Station will be closed. For after hours issues or troubles for City services, hydro, water and wastewater, please call 467-2080. Fire and Emergency […]

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week November 1 – 7, 2016

Beat the Silent Killer: Prevent CO in Your Home Ontario’s Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week runs from November 1-7, and the City of Kenora Fire and Emergency Services reminds you to prevent carbon monoxide (CO) in your home by getting all fuel-burning appliances inspected annually. “In Ontario, more than 80% of injuries and deaths from CO […]

Mink Bay Trail Now Open

The City of Kenora Parks division is excited to announce the Mink Bay Trail head (on West Bay Road in Keewatin) has been overhauled and is now open!  In the spring there was water over the trail and drainage issues which resulted in the trail head being closed.  This week our roads crew installed two […]

Thunder Bay Hydro and Kenora Hydro Set to Explore Merge

Thunder Bay, ON – Today, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Thunder Bay Hydro Electricity Distribution Inc. (Thunder Bay Hydro) and Kenora Hydro Electric Corporation Ltd. (Kenora Hydro) has been signed to authorize the exploration of a merger between the two utilities. “The current technological and regulatory environment offers both opportunities for and challenges to […]

City Introduces Recycle Coach™ App

A Guide to Recycling and Waste Collection The City of Kenora is pleased to introduce the Recycle Coach™ app and website plug-in to assist our residents with recycling and waste collection. This is being announced in celebration of Waste Reduction Week in Canada. Developed by Recycle Coach™, the free app provides residents with a full […]

Committee Members Required for Kenora Urban Trails Committee

City Council is seeking citizens who would be interested in serving as a Member of the above committee. The term of appointment is up to November 30, 2018 (at the pleasure of Council) Kenora Urban Trails Committee – the role is to develop, maintain and promote Kenora’s existing and proposed urban trails by working collaboratively […]

Whitecap Pavilion Nominated in Great Places in Canada Contest

The Whitecap Pavilion is in the running in the “Great Places in Canada” contest.  Tourism Kenora submitted the application and was successful in making the nomination list for Great Public Space. The winner is determined by votes and we have until October 17 to make it happen. You can cast a vote daily for the […]

Fire Prevention Week Family Open House October 11, 2016

Kenora Fire and Emergency Services Hosting Fire Prevention Week Family Open House City of Kenora Fire and Emergency Services will host a Family Open House night on Tuesday October, 11th from 4 until 7 p.m. to kick off Fire Prevention Week. The public is invited to Fire Station 1, 100 Fourteenth Street North, to meet […]