lutherBRunoff from 11 inches of rain caused big landscaping problems last month.Caroline Wintoniw is the director for Luther Village, and she says they're in a race against time, as they try to complete work before winter sets in.

"We are kind of up against the weather and the snow falling and staying for good," she agreed.

Still, Wintoniw says they're encouraged by the response to rebuilding efforts at Luther Village. Supporters of the church retreat have donated about $30,000 to repair damage from last month's storm. 

"It's so encouraging to know people have been spreading the news about what has happened, donating and sending encouragement," she said Tuesday.

A delay in repairs until spring may only add to the bill, Wintoniw noted. The church retreat has been operating for 50 years.

For more information:

Luther Village

More Local News

St Louis School has big heart

St Louis school in Kenora is working to help students, not only achieve success academically, but as whole people. Taking on the motto "God's Little School with a Big Heart" St Louis is supporting…

New plans for Anchor Inn

The City of Kenora's working with the Grace Anne Cottage Club on a new development in Norman. It could see the construction of a new 35-lot resort on the location of the Anchor Inn. The former owner…

Merchants still worried downtown

Downtown merchants are still worried about crime. Bargain Shop manager Tina Desaulniers talks about her experience. "I'm catching people two-three times a day shoplifting, and it's not something big.…

Missing 15 year old

***Update Feb 20, 2019**** She has been found safe. Michelle Tait was last seen in the First Nation Territory of Grassy Narrows on Monday the 18th of February 2019 at approximately 11:00 A.M at the…

Fire on Kendal Inlet

Firefighters from McKenzie-Clearwater found a cottage fully-engulfed on Lake of the Woods Monday afternoon. The fire marshall's office is working with police, as they investigate the cause of the…

Budget talks resume

Kenora Mayor Dan Reynard says they're still working on the operating estimates for 2019. "As we discussed the other day, the big concern I have is with the unknown with the government funding," he…

Services board budget set

The Kenora District Services Board will spend about $1 million more in 2019, compared to 2018 - representing a 1.99 per cent increase. Directors approved spending estimates worth about $57 million,…

Great day to drop a line...

Ella Kantola and her friends were among more than hundred anglers on Portage Bay yesterday in Keewatin yesterday. They were enjoying spring-like weather, as they sat in third place at the St. Louis…

Arts centre budget reduced

Supporters of the new arts centre in Kenora are sharpening their pencils, as they work with city council on a budget. "This is the first year of a new operation," said Lori Nelson, as part of her…

Petty thefts up

Kenora OPP are seeing an increase in property crime. By the end of December, officers had seen 475 cases of theft under $5,000, up 42 per cent from last year, when they saw 334. The detachment is…

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

Login