Wednesday, July 7, 2010
The Ministry of Transportation will be holding another open house on the route-planning for Highway 17 west on July 24th.
Kenora Mayor Len Compton says the MTO should look at moving the new highway away from
the lake, even if its costs more to do it.
Construction work on the first 10 kilometers of the double lane highway is expected to begin
later this year.
The Grand Chief of the Nishbawbe Aski Nation is feeling good after his meeting with the Queen yesterday.
Stan Beardy says it was imporant that she met with him because it means she respects First Nation treaty rights.
Chief Beardy says he told the Queen that it was the 100th anniversity of the signing of Tready 5.
The City of Kenora should have a new zoning by-law in place by the fall.
Yesterday a public meeting was held to get feedback on the revised zoning
Murray Chown is a planner hired by the Tim Horton's Corporation and says they have been working with the city on some changes to the zoning regulations, which would allow restaurants in more areas designated at light industrial.
The city started reviewing its zoning by-law last year in conjunction with the
new Official Plan, which is expected to be approved by the province by the end
Kenora City Council is putting the finishing touches on a by-law that would try to control the spread of graffitti.
The Anti-Graffitti By-Law is expected to go before council next week.
Operations Manager Rick Perchuck says under the By-Law, the city would purchase specialized kits which can be used to cover up unsightly spray paint.
The kits would be made available to owners of private property who have re-occurring