October 2018 saw the election of a new Mayor for Kenora, and a few new faces on council. Dan Reynard was elected as Kenora's mayor.
"It's pretty exciting. I had a good feeling about the whole process, but until it's actually announced. Now the reality is setting in. I'm feeling really good right now. It's a proud moment for all of us," he said.
He succeeds Dave Canfield, who had served the city for 14 years in the mayor's chair.
Joining Reynard in representing the city were; returning councillor Mort Goss, returning councillor Rory McMillan, returning councillor Sharon Smith, Andrew Poirier, Chris van Walleghem, and Kirsi Ralko.
A new Director of Education was announced by the Kenora Catholic District School Board.
Dr. Derek Haime is looking forward to taking over the position February 1.
"I think developing those partnerships and creating an environment where student voice is first and foremost, which is certainly already part of the culture at Kenora Catholic. Ensuring we all work together. As director my role is really to ensure everyone can be the educator they dream of being," he said.
Haime is taking over the position held by Phyllis Eikre for the past 10 years.
Kenora business were hit with a string of break ins in October. Over the course of approximately 2 weeks, 3 business were broken into.
The northwest region was hit with it’s first snowfall of the year overnight on Monday October 10. Over 8 cm of snow fell on northwestern Ontario.
The City of Kenora had 4 pieces of historic art returned. On October 30, the City of Kenora announced that they would offer an amnesty to those who return four pieces of missing artwork, no questions asked. The next day two of the pieces were returned, the other pieces were returned November 1.
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