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  • Order your ice candles now!

You can purchase in person 💁 at City Hall or the Cemetery Office if you prefer.  Please remember to wear your mask or face covering.

Or purchase online!

📱If you are using a mobile phone, it is best to use an incognito or private browsing page to enter your information. Otherwise, you may get a processing error.

🖨Remember to print your receipt if you are ordering pick-up only ice candles.

Three purchase options:

1) Pick-up 
You pick-up the ice candle at the Cemetery on a specified date. The wax candle included.

2) Place and light
Your ice candle is placed and lit by City staff and volunteers. The wax candle included.

3) Adopt a veteran's grave 
Your ice candle is placed and lit at one of our World War I or World War II veterans' graves. $2 from the purchase of each ice candle is donated to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #12 Kenora.

Visit Kenora.ca / Ice Candles foe more details!
  • The new #CityofKenora website is truly all about Kenora. You will find all you need to know about living here, visiting and playing, building and investing, and your local government.  Almost all of the images are all our own, including some of the winning photos from the our Lake of the Woods Livin’ photo contest.
  • Introducing...... 
The new KENORA.
New features to help you find what you are looking for and to stay up-to-date include:
·  A to Z listing – use this list to find municipal services easily in alphabetical order.
·  Subscription function – sign up to subscribe to updates to your favourite pages. 
·  Search bar – find what you are looking for in the search function prominently displayed at the top of the home page. ( Note: this feature will not be active for 24 hours)
·  Translate – requested by our Tourism team, use this Google function to translate to the most common languages in the world.
·  Event calendar – submit your community events to be included, and you can subscribe to stay up to date on the latest events.
·  Contacts – send an email to contact City staff.
·  Accessibility – the webpages meet the Website Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) at 2.0 AA levels required by the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
·  Responsive design – the design layout adjusts to your screen size on your desktop computer, tablet, and most importantly, your mobile phone.
You are encouraged to explore the new website and share comments through the “Website Feedback” link found at the bottom of each page.
  • Just in time! Ice is forming in the bay. 
The Coney Island footbridge is in.
📷Helena Devins
#lakeofthewoods #cityofkenora #seasonalliving #lakelife
  • We have started a review of our Official Plan and Zoning By-law. 

To introduce the project, we will be holding an online presentation on November 19, 2020. 

📧 Please sign up to attend the virtual event. 
Send an email to: planning@kenora.ca
What is an Official Plan?
The Official Plan sets out the vision, goals, objectives, and policies for growth and development within the City for the next 25 years. An Official Plan is the cornerstone for decision-making related to land use and development, and must be kept current to reflect the vision and goals the community is trying to achieve. 

What is a Zoning By-law?
A Zoning By-law is a legal document and planning tool which implements the policies of the Official Plan by establishing various zones and standards that regulate land uses and how a property may be developed within each zone in the City.
#cityofkenora #opbzlreview
  • High school students ...... this one is for you!

We are hiring for a Student Instructor/Attendant to work part-time year-round at the City Of Kenora Kenora Recreation Centre.

-weekends, evenings and early morning shifts
-maximum of 20 hours per week, with flexible scheduling for students

This position is not a summer position. It is part-time and permanent, all year round.

Apply now! Link to Kenora.ca in our bio ⬆️

#cityofkenora #choosekenora
  • It's hard to tell, but everyone in this photo has huge smiles underneath their masks. Last Friday, Mayor Reynard attended the grand opening of Kaa'Naa'Matay Wiigiiam at Washagamis Bay First Nation.

Mayor Reynard was very honoured and proud to be invited to the grand opening event to share well wishes and applaud the efforts to build a new school in the community. 


📷Washagamis Bay
  • Hang a shining star upon the highest bough... 

#ChristmasinKenora #smalltowntraditions
  • Mayor Reynard was honoured to be part of today’s virtual Remembrance  Day service. Thank you to Royal Canadian Legion Branch 12 Kenora for providing this opportunity to remember together, apart. 
#remembranceday2020 #kenoraremembers #togetherapart

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