Posted on Friday, May 27, 2022 04:38 PM
The remedial work at 500m north of Bells Point Road will be completed by the end of the day and this area reopened.
City Engineering and Roads staff have evaluated the evacuated area and made an assessment of the roads. As a result of this inspection by our professional Engineers, the evacuation area has been reduced allowing more residents to return to their properties. There were 314 properties within the previous two evacuation areas (that are within City boundaries). A total of 223...
Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2022 06:15 PM
The City of Kenora continues to monitor water levels in the evacuated region. Water levels have held steady over the past number of days allowing for remedial work to progress in the in the area that is 500m north of Bells Point Road.
As a result City Engineering and Roads staff will be able to safely access the evacuated area to begin inspection and evaluation of road conditions over the coming days.
The public is reminded that the evacuation order remains in effect. This includes the continued...
Posted on Thursday, May 26, 2022 11:37 AM
Infrastructure investments are lagging far behind need with no ability to catch up
The municipalities of Kenora, Sioux Lookout, and Pickle Lake estimate that since 2015, they have collectively paid out over $30 million dollars more than they should have for the day-to-day services of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). That is about $4 million dollars annually that these municipalities could have invested in critical infrastructure needs, such as roads, drainage, water and sewer infrastructure treatment,...
Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 08:30 PM
Our Municipal Emergency Control Group has been actively monitoring the situation over the long weekend with our roads patrollers reporting water levels to the group.
Due to the lack of precipitation over the past several days, water levels have declined. This has allowed for the remedial work at the East Melick/Essex Road intersection to be completed. On Friday, May 20, the road closure was removed and evacuees who live south of the Portier bridge (this includes Victoria Crescent, Decemvir Drive,...
Posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 09:04 AM
Please be advised that MCL will be completing storm rehabilitation works on Railway Street, west of the Sixteenth Avenue North crossing.
Traffic delays are expected on Tuesday, May 24 and Wednesday, May 25.
Motorist are advised to use alternative routes if possible.
Thank you for your cooperation and patience.