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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 […]

Operations Staff Shift Changes April 27, 2020

Public Notice Please be advised that new shifts for the City Operations crews have started this week. This includes both our Roads and Sewer and Water crews. The crews will work seven days a week, from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. You may notice equipment and trucks working in your neighbourhoods into the evenings and […]

Household Hazardous Waste Depot Opening Postponed

Public Notice Please be advised the opening of the Household Hazardous Waste Depot has been postponed until further notice to protect City staff and the community during the COVID-19 pandemic situation. You should continue to store your household hazardous items until the depot re-opens. The safest way to dispose of hazardous waste is to use […]

City Moves to Temporary Layoffs

City of Kenora Media Release April 21, 2020 Today, Mayor Daniel Reynard announced that the City is moving to temporary voluntary layoffs for staff deemed non-essential due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the extension of closures to non-essential business and the need for ongoing compliance and support including our part in protecting the public, the […]

Coney Island Footbridge Removal April 29, 2020

Public Notice Please be advised the Coney Island footbridge will be removed for the season on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 beginning at 8:00 a.m. This work depends on weather conditions and weather fluctuations. Should there be unfavourable weather on Wednesday, we will work to remove the footbridge by the end of the week.

Traffic Flow Changes at the Recycle Depot

Public Notice Please be advised changes have been made at the Transfer Station Recycle Depot to streamline traffic control and ensure physical distancing. You now access the Recycle Depot through one entry/exit at the south entrance on Mellick Avenue. There is a three (3) vehicle limit at one time in the area. You must wait […]

Kenora Fire Reminds Everyone to be Fire Safe During COVID-19 Pandemic

City of Kenora Media Release Kenora Fire and Emergency Services is urging everyone not to forget about fire safety as they deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. As people find themselves spending more time at home for work, self-isolation, or practicing physical distancing, they should remember the importance of preventing home fires. Along with other essential […]

Lake of the Woods District Hospital (LWDH) Requests Summer Residents to Respect Stay at Home Practices

Lake of the Woods District Hospital Media Release As we approach the Easter weekend, we recognize that we are doing so in a very different way in our lives. From the hospital’s perspective, we will be continuing our planning for what will come our way over the next few weeks. It is fair to say […]

COVID-19 Task Forces Mobilizing in the Kenora District

Kenora District Services Board and Kenora Chiefs Advisory Media Release The All Nations Health Partners is a diverse coalition of municipal, Indigenous and health system leaders who have combined forces to support and prepare our communities for the COVID-19 pandemic. Part of our COVID-19 pandemic plan includes the development of a COVID-19 Emergency Centre that […]

All Nations Health Partners COVID-19 Assessment Centre Expands Service

All Nations Health Partners Media Release April 9, 2020 On Monday March 30th the Lake of the Woods District Hospital (LWDH) opened the central site drive-through COVID-19 Assessment Centre in partnership with Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU), the Sunset Country Family Health Team (SCFHT), Kenora District Services Board (KDSB), Waasegiizhig Nanaandawe’iyewigamig (WNHAC), and Kenora Chiefs Advisory […]