Kenora Mayor Dan Reynard had lots of friendly faces at the rec centre this morning. They included the Skead family, who were looking forward to some pancakes hot off the grill.

"Oh yeah, he'll enjoy it. There's lots of syrup. He's lickin' his chops already," said Tyler Skead, as his eight-month-old son eyed the pancakes and sausages. skeadsThe Skead family -- Angela (left), Junior (middle) and Tyler (right) -- enjoy their pancake breakfast.

Mayor Dan's pancake breakfast kicked off the third and final day of the city's winter carnival, and the mayor was happy to be part of it.

"Anytime council can be part of the community, we want to be out there. It gives people a chance to see us in a different light, and we get a chance to meet people," he said.

In fact, all of the members of council were out serving the people, quite literally. As a tough budget cycle is coming to an end, with tax rates expected to be passed later this month, the mayor says councillors have some important developments on the horizon.

"There's a lot of positive energy," he said. "It's just exciting. There's lots of opportunity, and it creates its own energy.

On the planning side, there are proposals for:

  • two new housing projects from the district services board
  • the renovation of the former Kenora Catholic District school board office and
  • the Anchor Inn property

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