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Family Day 2017






All City departments and buildings will be closed on Monday February 20, 2017, with the exception of the Kenora Recreation Centre. The Kenora Recreation Centre is open for Family Day activities from 6 am until 3 p.m. Essential services remain on duty as usual. For after hours troubles, please call 467-2080.

Notice of Statutory Public Meeting






In accordance with Sections 17 and 28 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended, a Statutory Public Meeting will be held by the Council of the City of Kenora at the following time and location: Date: Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 Time: 9:30 a.m. Location: Council Chambers, City Hall, 1 Main Street South, Kenora, ON Proposal A […]

Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting for a Zoning By-law Amendment, File Number D14-17-02 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 pertains to Zoning By-law No. 101-2015, at the following time and location: Statutory Public Meeting When: Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. […]

Committee Members Required for Kenora Public Library Board






Committee Members Required for the following: 1) Kenora Public Library Board City Council is seeking citizens who would be interested in serving as a Member of the above board. The term of appointment is up to November 30, 2018 
(at the pleasure of Council) The Kenora Public Library Board role is to formulate policies concerning […]

Lake of the Woods Cemetery By-law Amendment






The City of Kenora has submitted by-laws to the Registrar of the Funeral, Burial, and Cremation Services Act, 2002. Any interested parties may contact James Tkachyk, Parks and Facilities Division Lead, at 807-467-2102 or jtkachyk@kenora.ca for information, or to make copies. By-laws or amendments may be reviewed or copied at the City of Kenora website […]

NHL Centennial Fan Arena Stopping in Kenora For Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada






As Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada approaches, the festivities planned keep getting better. The National Hockey League (NHL) is bringing the NHL® Centennial Fan Arena to the Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada festivities on Saturday February 18, 2017 at the Whitecap Pavilion and Kenora’s Harbourfront. “Having the NHL’s Centennial Fan Arena be a part of […]

Scotiabank Kroppy Cup A Sell Out!






The Local Organizing Committee for Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada is pleased to announce the Kroppy Cup presented by Scotiabank Memorial Pond Hockey Tournament is now full. Twelve teams have registered to compete for the Scotiabank Kroppy Cup, with the final team registration received last Wednesday. Dean Caron, Pond Hockey Coordinator, says “I am thrilled […]

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Big in Japan: The story of the 1954 Kenora Thistles






Many know the story of how Kenora won the Stanley Cup in 1907, but few know about the time the town became international hockey ambassadors and helped grow the game in Japan. In 1954, Kenora’s intermediate team, the Thistles, traveled to the land of the rising sun to represent Canada in a 10-game goodwill hockey […]






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When the Kenora Thistles owned the Stanley Cup






Kenora has a rich hockey history. While the small community in northwestern Ontario is currently home to just over 15,000 people, it lays claim to something that has escaped the grasp of many large-market NHL cities: the Stanley Cup. Back in 1907, the Kenora Thistles enshrined themselves into hockey lore by defeating the Montreal Wanderers […]






Notice of Complete Application and Public Meeting for a Zoning By-law Amendment, File Number D14-17-01 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, on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers, located at 1 Main Street South, Kenora, ON P9N 3X2, to consider a Zoning By-law Amendment as it […]

Are You Planning a Community Run Event in 2017 in Kenora?






Tourism Kenora is now accepting applications for its Special Events Grant Program. This program offers funding assistance to eligible events that attract visitors to our City.  Event organizers are invited to complete the 2017 Grant Application,detailing attendance numbers, economic impact, marketing plans, financial status of the organization, and other eligibility requirements. The submission deadline is […]

Notice to Tax Payers of the City of Kenora






2017 Interim Tax Bills have been sent by mail as of Monday January 16, 2017 for all City of Kenora property owners. Due date for payment is February 22, 2017. Payments may be made in person at City Hall, by mail, through your personal telephone banking, on-line banking, or through eService on Kenora.ca.  Please allow […]

NWBC Starter Company Video Promotion RFP






City of Kenora Request for Proposal (RFP) Northwest Business Centre Starter Company Video Promotion The Northwest Business Centre is accepting Proposals of Interest to provide professional video production highlighting the Government of Ontario’s Starter Company program and the success of small businesses located in the Kenora and Rainy River districts. The Northwest Business Centre falls under […]

Planning Department Looking for Community Input






Calling all Business and Property Owners to Provide Input to Updates and Expansions of the City of Kenora’s Community Improvement Plans The City of Kenora is excited to announce that we are ringing in the New Year with a new project. We have retained MMM Group Limited, a WSP company, to assist the City in […]

City Purchases Mall Property






Kenora, ON – The City of Kenora has reached an agreement with Plaza Retail REIT to purchase just over 2.2 acres of vacant lands on the former Kenora Shoppers Mall property. This is a strategic piece of property located in the heart of the City that is important to acquire for future use. It is […]