Congratulations to the St. Thomas Aquinas High School Graduating Class of 2018!

To see advice from the valedictorians to younger students

click here >

Meno-Ya-Win

Sioux Lookout mayor Dennis Leney says that he is enjoying his time at the Association of Municipalities Ontario conference in Ottawa. He says he had a discussion with Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Kathleen Wynne and Health Minister Deb Matthews, regarding the aging population in northwestern Ontario.

"We know we have an aging population in Kenora, Dryden and Sioux Lookout. What we're looking at is that under the Drummond Report is that we at least should be trying to keep seniors in their homes, rather than putting them in institutions, like extended care and places like that, just trying to keep them in their homes as long as we can," he said.

He also says that he has used the opportunity to address the shortage of long-term care beds at the Meno-Ya-Win Health Centre.

"We're always looking at pressuring the government on the four party agreement with the Meno-Ya-Win hospital to make sure that we get more long-term care beds. Right now we only have 20 beds and we are looking for at least another 60," he said.

He also says that he is enjoying working with the other mayors and councillors and says that the experience has been very informative.

More Local News

Opportunities 'astronomical,' Adams

Sheldon Adams is a member of Treaty 3 youth council, and he was part of the youth summit in Kenora. "The opportunity we have as young people, especially First Nation people, is astronomical. I find…

Decision on cannabis will wait, Canfield

Kenora Mayor Dave Canfield says he's looking forward to meeting with provincial cabinet ministers next week in Ottawa. "It's going to be the new council that makes the decision on that," he said. "I…

Kenora fire 71 under control

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry have declared Kenora Fire 71 under control. The lightning caused fire has been burning since July 15. The fire spans 10,270 hectares and is…

Fire ban for Sioux Narrows

The Township of Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls has prohibited any outdoor burning, in response to an extreme forest fire hazard in the area. All outdoor burning permits have been suspended until further…

Assin found safe

Police have safely located Latoya Assin. She was found in Kenora at approximately 5 p.m Tuesday August 14. The 17 year old had been missing since August 1. For more information: Police still…

Watershed meeting this afternoon

Water quality will be the focus of a meeting this afternoon in Kenora. It's the annual public meeting hosted by the International Rainy-­Lake of the Woods Watershed Board, of the International Joint…

Canfield talks MoneySense ranking

Kenora Mayor Dave Canfield is satisfied with MoneySense’s recent ranking of Kenora, which listed the city as being the 65th best place to live in Canada. However, Canfield added that it took a bit of…

ODSP now covers mercury poisoning

Residents suffering long-term effects from mercury poisoning are now eligible for Ontario Disability Support. The provincial government has changed its regulations so that anyone who has previously…

Assault on city bus

A Kenora teen is facing seven charges, including assault with a weapon and resisting arrest. The charges are in connection with an assault on a city bus early Saturday afternoon. Officers were…

Kenora pair charged in Winnipeg

Two Kenora residents were held in custody in Winnipeg over the weekend, in connection with drug charges. Harley McLeod, 29 and Kaitlynn Burke, 26 will answer the allegations, including possession of…

KenoraOnline.com is Kenora's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login