Q104's annual End of Summer Street Party started of the month of September. There was live music from Reilly Scott, Jesse McIssac, Tyler Wood and Turning Point. It's a dogs life was there with adorable puppies. The Rotary Club of Kenora also had a charity BBQ, they raised just over $1400.00. And of course there were a lot of prizes given away.
September was also the month Q104 launched a new sound for the radio station. On Wednesday September 26, it all kicked off with the Rolling Stones.
Vice President of Corporate Development for Golden West, Carter Friesen talked about the change.
"Q104 has always been the leader in northwestern Ontario for local news, on air personalities, community promotions and areas served. And as our communities continue to develop and grow we needed to grow with them. We recently did that in the community of Dryden by adding a whole new news portal there, with DrydenNow.com. And now we plan to do it with the music we're going to play," he explained.
Kenora also saw the Grande opening of the new airport terminal. The $6.2 Million dollar project had been in the works for over a year.
The Kenora Armoury received a new name in September. Private David Kejick was honoured as the new namesake for the armoury, which houses the 116th Independent Field Battery.
Thankfully, no one was seriously injured on September 14 following a hostage taking at the Kenora Jail. The officer was taken hostage around 2:30 p.m. Inmates had also lit a small fire, which was extinguished. The officer was released about two hours later and taken to hospital for assessment. In a social media note, the family expressed thanks for the outpouring of support.
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