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  • This morning, Mayor Reynard presented local residents Steve Halverson and Jacob Fafard with a token of appreciation and a certificate for their heroic efforts in saving summer resident Dave Schwab's life when he was attacked by a bear this fall. 
#cityofkenora #courageousandbrave #localheroes
  • Remembrance Day 2019 
Mayor Reynard and Fire Chief Skene and Firefighter Ammerman laid wreaths today along with many Kenora organizations.
We are so grateful for those who sacrificed in war time so we may live in peace, with hope and freedom.  #RememberThem
  • Coney Island footbridge is in!  You may see City crews finishing up on the Coney end; they had to do a bit more work to install the footbridge due to the high water.  Pedestrians welcome now! 
#coneyislandontario #low #cityofkenora
  • The Lake of the Woods Cemetery will be celebrating it’s 21st Christmas Ice Candle Festival of Lights this year. 
It’s time to order your ice candles to remember your loved ones. 
Deadline:December 6th
🕯Place your order at City Hall or Operations Building - 2nd Floor. 🕯Find the order form on Kenora.ca > > > link in bio
#cityofkenora #lowcemeterytradition #christmasinKenora
  • TOMORROW, Tuesday November 5th, the City of Kenora and @htfcwpg Planning and Design will be hosting an open house at the Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre to showcase the preliminary design for the Harbourfront Business Development Plan. This project considers redevelopment of the area from the Harbourfront South parking lot to Husky the Muskie. 
There will be an opportunity to learn about the project, review the plans, ask questions and provide your comments and feedback.

No registration is required!

Please drop in to the Discovery Centre (931 Lakeview Drive) between 5pm and 7pm.

#cityofkenora #redevelopmentproject #openhouse #communityengagement
  • Have you heard of the Hawkins Gignac Act?

This Act is named in honour of the Hawkins family — Laurie, Richard, and their children, Cassandra and Jordan — who were tragically killed by carbon monoxide poisoning in their Woodstock home.

Carbon monoxide is known as the silent killer because it is a colourless, odourless and tasteless gas. *Recognize the symptoms of CO poisoning*
*Have functioning CO detectors in your home*
  • After the summer of construction and detours, First Street South is officially open! 
Councillor McMillan spoke about the project and cut the ribbon opening the new road to traffic.

NOTE: You will notice as you drive on First Street South, there are no stops until you get to Matheson Street.  First Street South is a thoroughfare, with stops on Chipman Street. 
Project Facts:
This project created Kenora’s second roundabout and a new First Street South.  It is a significant milestone in the downtown revitalization efforts of the City and, in addition to being aesthetically pleasing, it will improve traffic flow for residents and tourists alike.  It has also resulted in significant upgrades and improvements to sewer, water and land drainage infrastructure in the area. •  The total project cost was budgeted at $7.65 Million and is anticipated to come in at or below budget. •  We wish to thank Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) for their support of the project ($1M) •  The project was completed on schedule!  It started at the beginning of June 2019 and the target finish date was the end of October.  Some landscaping and parking lot work may carry over into 2020. •  The Contractor was Nadin Construction - Thunder Bay

What’s Next •  In 2020, construction work will continue from the new roundabout, down Park Street and onto Railway Street. •  Railway Street is a multi-phase/multi-year project.
•  Our initial goal is to address Park Street and Railway Street to Tenth in 2020.

Let the traffic flow! 
#cityofkenora #downtownrevitalization #communityinvestment
  • Join our operations team!
We're looking for a Journeyman Electrician.
Check the qualifications and apply before noon on November 7, 2019.
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#cityofkenora #choosekenora #workforyourcity #journeymanelectriciancareers
  • It's official! 🎉🏒⛸
This morning with snowflakes falling and crisp cool air, Thistle Drive was officially opened!

The ribbon cutting event was held with the Kenora Senior Thistles:  Brian Leroux, Orval Alcock, Bob Smith, Deke Zabloski, Keith Wagner, Ed Scribilo, Gord  McCoy, Bruce Johnson, and Gary Forsyth.

The Senior Thistles alumni were pumped about the new street name and had a chance to talk hockey and the good old days for a few minutes.  The ceremony was brief.  Councillor VanWalleghem shared some history of the ice rink and the significance of the street name, Councillor McMillan added comments about the ‘old barn’ and his ambition to play for the Thistles, and then cut the ribbon.  Bruce Johnson unveiled the new street name sign and everyone cheered! 
Thistle Drive is now open!

Many thanks to Bruce Johnson, Councillor McMillan, and Councillor VanWalleghem for bringing the final touches together.  And thanks to Councillor Poirier for putting a jersey on with us! 
Also thank you to John Drygasuk (City of Kenora staff) for the traffic control and posting the Thistle Drive signs.  #cityofkenora #kenorathistles #kenoraloveshockey #kenorahistory

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Episode 1 – Lake of the Woods; History by Water

Episode 2 – Lake of the Woods; Eastern Shores