The Metis language of Michif will be the new language on signs in Kenora. It'll be joined by Ojibway, French and English as the city makes it easier for visitors to find their way through the city.
Visitor-friendly kiosks and gateway signs are part of downtown revitalization, and they should be in place by spring. Kenora has been working on revitalizing and making their downtown more friendly to visitors, especially since their paper mill closed more than a decade ago.
The cost of the signs is $117,178 with grants received from Tourism Northern Ontario and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario to help pay for the project. If council doesn't approve the project, the city risks losing the grants.