It's a sign summer is over. The Matiowski Farmers' Market wrapped up in Kenora yesterday with customer appreciation day! Special events coordinator with the City of Kenora, Helena Devins, talked about how the summer was.

"This was a great year. July and August you couldn't fit a penny between people. We, of course, are finishing off the season with another great market. There's about 50 vendors here today, and we have 106 through July and August," she said.

Customers enjoyed lunch compliments of the farmers' market vendors, and served up by Kenora's City councillors.

Mayor Dave Canfield's only complaint? The end of summer.

"It's fantastic. The only problem about it is it's October, it's year end. After a great summer and an early fall, I'd sooner go back to the great summer. But it's fun, it's always fun to come here and help serve the people," he said.

The menu was beef or pulled pork on a bun with coleslaw and a mini cupcake.

It was the last market day as Mayor for Canfield. He talked about coming to the market next year as just another customer.

"There are positives and negatives of that. I'm looking forward to being a customer, and looking forward to retirement or whatever I decide to do next. Really looking forward to that, it's just time for a change," he said.

Election day is set for October 22.

More Local News

Ottawa to help skills training

Ottawa's new training benefit program will offer $2.3 million for workers in the district. Kenora MP Bob Nault made the announcement, after visiting with the prime minister -- as well as the minister…

Developer balks at utility costs

David Luby had a straightforward message for Kenora city council. Unless he got help with water and sewer costs, he couldn't afford to build an 11-unit sub-division. "In past history, the town has…

Rickford 'cleaning up the (hydro) mess'

The provincial government is promising to keep its promise by lowering hydro rates by 12 per cent, as well as limit future rate increases to the rate of inflation. Earlier this week, Energy Minister…

Safe needle disposal tips

Residents are reminded to take extra care, while discarding of used needles this spring. The health unit says you should use gloves or tongs when picking up used needles, and to put them in a hard…

Kenora shop owner faces uncertainty after fire

The owner of Kenora’s Link & Pin, Mark Thompson, is starting to work on the rebuilding process. His storefront was demolished during last weekend’s Main Street fire, along with the remainder of the…

Fire chief, mayor talk decision to demolish

Crews are still cleaning up the rubble left from the demolition of the Lila's block in Kenora, following Sunday's fatal fire on Main Street. Once it was determined the fire wasn't going to go out…

OPP investigating Pikangikum homicide

The OPP is continuing to investigate a homicide in Pikangikum First Nation, 10 years following the death. On March 22, 2009, 33-year-old Judy Ann Quill of Pikangikum was last seen leaving a family…

Council won't be twinning the Rec Centre rink this term

Kenora Council have decided to hold off on plans to twin the rec centre rink. Council directed administration, at their last council meeting, to cease the needs assessment of a twinned ice surface at…

Aerial truck purchase pays off for city, firefighters

It was a tough first test for the City of Kenora’s new $1.2 million aerial firetruck. The vehicle was used on its first fire on Sunday, as emergency responders fought the Main Street fire – which led…

Police target, charge distracted drivers

Police are reminding residents to focus on the roads, not their phones. OPP officers across the North West Region recently completed a distracted driving enforcement blitz, taking place between March…

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

Login