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Encyclopedia > Kenora, Ontario
City of Kenora, Ontario
Location of Kenora, Ontario
Coordinates: 49°49′0″N 94°26′01″W / 49.81667, -94.43361
Country Canada
Province Ontario
District Kenora District
Region Lake of the Woods
Government
 - Mayor Len Compton
Area
 - Land 210.91 km² (81.4 sq mi)
Population (2006)[1]
 - City 15,177
 - Density 72.0/km² (186.5/sq mi)
 - Urban 11,306
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal Code P9N
Area code(s) 807
2006 Stat Can Community Profile
Website: Kenora Community Portal

Kenora (2006 population 15,177), originally named Rat Portage, is a small city situated on the Lake of the Woods in northwestern Ontario, Canada close to the Manitoba boundary, about 200km east of Winnipeg. Kenora is home to the annual International Bass Fishing Tournament. It is the seat of Kenora District. The town of Kenora was amalgamated with the towns of Keewatin and Jaffray Melick in 2000 to form the present-day city of Kenora. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3008x2000, 2351 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Kenora, Ontario Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... Image File history File links Ontario_Locator_Map. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government - Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... This page is about a territorial districts in Ontario, Canada. ... Lake of the Woods from space, May 1998 Lake of the Woods. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Area code 807 is a telephone area code in the Canadian province of Ontario, encompassing the Northwestern Ontario region. ... Kenora may refer to: City of Kenora, Ontario, Canada Kenora (electoral district), federal and provincial electoral districts in Ontario Kenora District, Ontario, a territorial district in Ontario Canora - disambiguation page Category: ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Lake of the Woods from space, May 1998 Lake of the Woods. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government - Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NL YT NT NU Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard - Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 14 - Senate seats 6 Confederation... Motto: Template:Unhide = Unum Cum Virtute Multorum (One With the Strength of Many) Location City Information Established: 1738 (Fort Rouge), 1873 (City of Winnipeg) Area: 465. ... Categories: Stub | Ontario districts ... This page is about a city in Ontario, Canada. ... Jaffray Melick was a municipality in the Canadian province of Ontario, which existed from 1908 to 2000. ...

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History

Kenora's future site was in the territory of the Sioux when the first European, Jacques De Noyon, sighted Lake of the Woods in 1688. Pierre La Verendrye established a secure French trading post, Fort St. Charles, to the south of present-day Kenora near the current Canada/U.S. border in 1732, and France maintained the post until 1763 when it lost the territory to the British in the Seven Years' War — until then, it was the most northwesterly settlement of New France. In 1836 the Hudson's Bay Company established a post on Old Fort Island, and in 1861, the Company opened a post on the mainland at Kenora's current location. The Sioux (IPA ) are a Native American and First Nations people. ... Lake of the Woods from space, May 1998 Lake of the Woods. ... Fort St. ... Combatants France First Nations allies: Algonquin Lenape Wyandot Ojibwa Ottawa Shawnee Great Britain American Colonies Iroquois Confederacy Strength 3,900 regulars 7,900 militia 2,200 natives (1759) 50,000 regulars and militia (1759) Casualties 3,000 killed, wounded or captured 10,040 killed, wounded or captured The French and... Capital Quebec Language(s) French Religion Roman Catholicism Government Monarchy King See List of French monarchs Governor See list of Governors Legislature Sovereign Council of New France Historical era Ancien Régime in France  - Royal Control 1655  - Articles of Capitulation of Quebec 1759  - Articles of Capitulation of Montreal 1760  - Treaty... Hudsons Bay Company (HBC; Compagnie de la Baie dHudson in French) is the oldest commercial corporation in North America and is one of the oldest in the world. ...


In 1878, the Company surveyed lots for the permanent settlement of Rat Portage — the community kept that name until 1905, when it was renamed to Kenora. Gold and the railroad were both important in the community's early history: gold was first discovered in the area in 1850, and by 1893, 20 mines were operating within 15 miles (24 km) of Rat Portage, and the first Canadian ocean-to-ocean train passed through in 1886 on the Canadian Pacific Railway. Later, the Trans-Canada Highway passed through Kenora in 1932, placing the community on both of Canada's major transcontinental transportation routes. An eastbound CPR freight at Stoney Creek Bridge in Rogers Pass. ... For the Boards of Canada record, see Trans Canada Highway (EP). ...


The logging industry, which was important earlier, declined in the second part of the 20th century as the tourist industry grew, and the last log boom was towed into Kenora in 1985. In 1967, the year of the Canadian Centennial, Kenora erected a sculpture known as Husky the Muskie which has become the town's effective mascot and one of its most recognizable features. The Expo 67 site on le Sainte-H ne and le Notre-Dame The Canadian Centennial was a year long celebration held in 1967 when Canada celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation. ... Binomial name Linnaeus, 1758 The Muskellunge or muskie or musky (Esox masquinongy) are large, relatively rare freshwater fish of North America. ...


Economy

Forestry, tourism and mining are the three largest sectors of the Kenora economy. The population balloons in the spring and summer to almost double the normal population when summer residents move in. The Lake of the Woods and numerous smaller lakes situated all around Kenora are the major draw for cottagers who summer here. Many are from the neighbouring province of Manitoba and the state of Minnesota. A decidous beech forest in Slovenia. ... Tourist redirects here. ... Chuquicamata, the second largest open pit copper mine in the world, Chile. ...


Politics

Kenora-Rainy River's Member of Provincial Parliament, Howard Hampton, is leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party. Federally, the area is represented by Liberal Member of Parliament Roger Valley. He was elected in 2004 and re-elected in 2006 in the Kenora riding. A Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) is an elected member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ... Howard George Hampton, MPP (born May 17, 1952) is the leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party (NDP). ... The Ontario New Democratic Party (formerly known as the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, Ontario Section) is a social democratic political party in Ontario, Canada. ... The Liberal Party of Canada (French: ), colloquially known as the Grits (originally Clear Grits), is a Canadian federal political party. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... Roger Valley (born January 28, 1957 in Kenora, Ontario) is a Canadian politician. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The current mayor of Kenora is Len Compton.


Some residents of Kenora, citing dissatisfaction with the level of government service provided to the region by the provincial government, have proposed that the region secede from Ontario to join the province of Manitoba. Former Kenora mayor Dave Canfield was the most notable public figure to have endorsed this proposal. Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NL YT NT NU Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard - Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 14 - Senate seats 6 Confederation... We dont have an article called Dave Canfield Start this article Search for Dave Canfield in. ...


Healthcare

The Lake of the Woods District Hospital was founded in 1897, and was originally known as the Rat Portage Jubilee Hospital and then the Kenora General Hospital. Through the years a series of additions and renovations took place to meet the expanding needs of the population. On May 1, 1968, the St. Joseph's Hospital and the Kenora General Hospital amalgamated to form the Lake of the Woods District Hospital. Treating well over 30,000 people per year, Lake of the Woods District Hospital is Northwestern Ontario's largest hospital outside of Thunder Bay.


Being funded largely in part by the Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundation, the hospital's core programs include emergency and ambulatory care, chronic care, mental health, maternal and child health, and acute care services which include general medicine, intensive care and surgical services. It also manages a broad range of services including dialysis, chemotherapy, diagnostic imaging, mammography, ultrasound, addiction counseling and detoxification, a sexual assault centre, physiotherapy and rehabilitation services, ambulance (land and dedicated air), palliative care and various education programs.


The Lake of the Woods District Hospital meets the immediate healthcare needs of residents of the city of Kenora, as well as a large surrounding area, including several First Nations Communities. In recognition of the First Nations communities that it serves, the hospital is committed to ensuring that traditional native healing and culture are part of native health care, including a unique native healer program that recognizes the spiritual component of aboriginal health care. First Nations is a Canadian term of ethnicity which refers to the aboriginal peoples located in what is now Canada, and their descendants who are neither Inuit nor Métis. ...


Their goal is to provide high quality patient care within the limits of our resources. Their healthcare team is made up of a wide range of dedicated, expert individuals who work along with your physician to provide you or your loved one with the best possible treatment. They are a fully accredited hospital under the national standards of the Canadian Council on Health Services.


Education

Two school boards and a community college function in the Kenora Area.


The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board operates one high school (Beaver Brae Secondary School) and 5 elementary schools (Lakewood School, Keewatin Public School, Evergreen School, King George IV School, and Valleyview School). The Keewatin-Patricia District School Board oversees public education in western Ontario. ... Beaver Brae (2006 population 850. ...


The Kenora Catholic District School Board operates one high school (Saint Thomas Aquinas High School) and 2 elementary schools (St. Pope John Paul II School and St. Louis School). The elementary school, officially named Pope John Paul II, amalgamates approximately 350 students from the Mount Carmel and Our Lady of the Valley schools.


Confederation College has a Kenora campus as well, and serves post-secondary and adult education needs in the city and surrounding area. Categories: Canada education stubs | Colleges in Ontario ...


Media

The major news source in Kenora is the Kenora Daily Miner and News, one of Canada's smallest daily newspapers. On the weekends, the Lake of the Woods Enterprise is delivered free to area households. NWO Update, offers regional news coverage.


It is also Canada's smallest (and North America's second smallest) television market, with just a single station, and two CBC/SRC affiliates. CJBN is a Canadian television station. ...


Radio

CJRL-FM is a canadian radio station, broadcasting at 89. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... CKSB is a Canadian radio station, broadcasting at 1050 AM in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... La Première Chaîne is the news and information service of la Société Radio-Canada, the French-language public broadcaster in Canada. ... CBQT is a Canadian radio station. ... CBC Radio One is the English language news and information radio network of the publicly-owned Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. ... CKQV is a radio station in Vermilion Bay, Ontario. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ...

Television

  • Channel 2: CBWFT-7 - (SRC)
  • Channel 8: CBWAT - (CBC)
  • Channel 13: CJBN - (CTV/Global)
  • Channel 44: CICO-TV-91 - (TVO)

See the Kenora TV Template for more information on television stations. CBWFT is the Societé Radio-Canada station serving franco-manitobans in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... SRC is a three letter acronym (TLA) that may stand for: Safety Regulation Commission (Europe) Sample rate conversion Sarcoma inducing gene (src) Semiconductor Research Corporation (src. ... CBWT is a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation television station in Winnipeg, Manitoba. ... CBC Television is a Canadian English language television network. ... CJBN is a Canadian television station. ... This article is about the Broadcast Television Network CTV, for the broadcasting television company see CTVglobemedia. ... Global Television Network (more commonly called Global TV or just Global) is a Canadian English language privately owned television network. ... TVOntario, officially the Ontario Educational Communications Authority, is an educational public television broadcaster in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... TVOntario, officially the Ontario Educational Communications Authority, is an educational public television broadcaster in the Canadian province of Ontario. ...


Notable People

Gary Bergman (born October 7, 1938 in Kenora, Ontario; died December 8, 2000) was a professional ice hockey defenseman playing in the NHL mostly for the Detroit Red Wings. ... Glory Annen Clibbery (born September 5, 1952) is a Canadian actress, who is well known for her involvement in a landmark Family Law case in London, .[1] // Clibbery was born in Kenora, Ontario, Canada. ... Timothy W. Coulis (born February 24, 1958 in Kenora, Ontario) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player. ... Robert Hilles (born 1951) is a Canadian poet who lives in Calgary, Alberta. ... Michael Mike Richards (born 11 February 1985 in Kenora, Ontario) is a Canadian professional ice hockey center who currently plays for the Philadelphia Flyers of the NHL. // Richards began his hockey career with the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League, before Philadelphia selected him 24th overall in the 2003... The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Mike Smith is a former Canadian world-class decathlete from Kenora, Ontario (born 1967). ... Phil Eyler (born September 1, 1948 in Hagerstown, Maryland) is a politician in Manitoba, Canada. ...

Trivia

Husky the Musky
Husky the Musky
  • Kenora has a 40 ft (12 m) tall fish statue named Husky the Muskie.
  • Recently, some residents have expressed interest in separating from Ontario and joining neighbouring Manitoba. Reasons cited include high costs of doing business in the forestry sector and high hydro (electric) rates in Ontario. A local businessman has started a petition to the Government of Ontario.
  • The Manitoba/Ontario boundary formerly ran through the downtown area of Kenora, creating problems for Manitoba and Ontario Provincial Law enforcement.
  • A dramatic and daring bank robbery took place in Kenora on May 10, 1973. An unknown man entered the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce heavily armed and wearing a 'dead man's switch', a device utilising a clothespin, wires, battery and dynamite, where the user holds the clothespin in the mouth, exerting force on the clothespin. Should the user release the clothespin, two wires attached to both sides of the pin complete an electrical circuit, sending current from the battery, detonating the explosives. After robbing the bank, the robber exited the CIBC, and was preparing to enter a city vehicle driven by undercover police officer Don Milliard. A sniper positioned across the street from the bank shot the robber, initiating the sequence of events required to detonate the explosive. Recently, Kenora Police submitted DNA samples from the robber's remains to identify him, but the suspect was never positively identified. He has since been referred to as "Oliver Town", because he was found all-over town.
  • CBWAT was once a separate CBC Television station from Winnipeg-based CBWT. It would air basic news, weather and sports from Winnipeg followed by a locally produced current affairs programme. This was discontinued when CBWAT became a repeater of CBWT.

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References

  1. ^ StatsCan GeoSearch2006 Map Zoom in to Kenora, select "Urban Areas" and identify to find the population of the urban area.

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Kenora, Ontario - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (935 words)
Kenora (2001 population 15,838) is a small city situated on the Lake of the Woods in northwestern Ontario, Canada close to the Manitoba border, about 200km east of Winnipeg.
Kenora then went on to thrive in many areas including the production of caviar, mining (gold), flour milling, forestry, and the railway which has made the city into what it is today.
Kenora is also the smallest town to ever win the Stanley Cup, won by the Kenora Thistles in January 1907.
Kenora District, Ontario - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (469 words)
Kenora District (2003 Postcensal population estimate: 66,130) is a district and census division in Northwestern Ontario in the Canadian province of Ontario.
In the north, mining is extremely extensive: northern Kenora district contains among the largest and highest-grade reserves of uranium in the world, and is also one of the world's major producers of nickel.
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