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Path of the Paddle Grand Opening

On August 26, 2017 join Canadians across the country to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Trans Canada Trail. Hike, bike or paddle the Path of the Paddle!  Meet at 10 am, Keewatin Memorial Arena, end at Anicinabe Park 12-1 pm for free snacks! Grand Opening Ceremony from 12:30 – 1:15 pm followed by ribbon […]

A Healthy Lake Starts Here

On July 31, Kenora will be part of a binational initiative to raise awareness of the Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed in which we live and promote stewardship of the water quality within it. As part of the International Watershed Coordination Program offered by the Lake of the Woods Water Sustainability Foundation, storm drains along […]

Flag Raising Ceremony June 21, 2017

On June 21, 2017 at 12:00 noon in front of City Hall, 1 Main Street South, Kenora, Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh, Grand Chief, Grand Council Treaty #3 and Council of the City of Kenora, will hold a ceremony to raise the Treaty #3 Flag together, which will be permanently flown in prominence alongside the Canada and City flags. […]

Kenora Recreation Centre Receives Grant For AquaMat Fitness Program

June 12, 2017 Kenora, ON – A grant through the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund program has been awarded to the Kenora Recreation Centre to purchase twelve AquaMats. The addition of the new and innovative AquaMats will enhance the current water fitness program at our aquatic centre by offering up to five additional classes […]

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. […]