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

To see advice from the valedictorians to younger students

click here >

With just under four months until the municipal election, Kenora city councillor Louis Roussin has retired and resigned from city council. As required by Ontario’s Municipal Act, councillors will have to declare the vacancy at their next regular council meeting.

City council has decided that they will appoint a replacement to serve until the next election, but it won’t be anyone who is currently running for a seat on council. Councillors say that it may give that person an advantage in the upcoming election.

Roussin’s retirement also created a vacancy of the city’s representation on the Kenora District Services Board. Councillor Rory McMillan will serve on the KDSB until November 30.

Roussin has been a Kenora resident since 1972, with his wife and daughter. He was previously the director and chair of the Kenora District Services Board’s governance committee, the director of the Kenora Health Care Centre, the chair of the City of Kenora’s Homelessness and Behavioural Issues Task Force, the chair of the Property and Planning Committee, and the chair of the Audit Committee.

Municipal elections will be held on October 22.

More Local News

Kenora Fire 71 grows

Provincial cabinet minister Greg Rickford -- who is also the member for Kenora District -- says he's watching the forest fire near Whitedog First Nation carefully... "I continue to monitor the…

Suspect in custody after shots fired

The Kenora OPP have arrested a resident following a heavy police presence in the Rabbit Lake area of Kenora, after firearms were fired. At approximately noon, members of the Kenora OPP were…

Police searching Rabbit Lake Road area

The OPP is reportedly searching the Rabbit Lake Road area in Kenora. According to unconfirmed reports, police are looking for suspects with firearms, and that multiple shots were fired in the area.…

Challenging times for local firefighters

It’s been a difficult week for staff with the Aviation, Forest Fires and Emergency Services branch of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. Firefighters are dealing with 90 active forest…

Suspension for Chief of Treaty Three Police

The Chief of Police for the Treaty Three Police Service, Louie Napish, has been suspended with pay. Deputy Chief of Police Jeff Skye has been appointed as Acting Chief for the duration of the…

Wabaseemoong in State of Emergency

Wabaseemoong First Nation is in a state of emergency. Kenora Fire 71, which is roughly 20 kilometres northwest of the community, has grown to over 6,800 hectares since its discovery on July 15. Chief…

Drowning statistics a stark safety reminder

National Drowning Prevention Week ends tomorrow. The campaign aims to raise awareness about the problem of drowning, and the lives that can be saved with water safety education. Locally, there have…

Severe thunderstorm watch issued

Environment Canada has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the Kenora, Grassy Narrows and Wabaseemoong areas. The threat of severe thunderstorms will be this afternoon, this evening and into…

Smoke brings air quality advisory

Environment Canada has issued an air quality advisory for many northern communities in the Kenora district. Residents in the affected areas are warned of high levels of air pollution from nearby…

OPP targeting transport trucks

Police efforts to keep local highways as safe as possible have ramped up this week, with an OPP transport truck enforcement campaign. Operation Safe Trucking is underway, and finishes up this…

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

Search the Biz Guide

Login