Building the Road to Save the Town

Building the Road to Save the Town

One hundred years ago this month, in March 1919, there was a vote in Kenora that fundamentally changed the look and feel of life in town. In the third week of March, the taxpayers of Kenora voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking on a massive public debt to build roads and sidewalks in town.

Let Bisons be Bisons

Let Bisons be Bisons

On a cold winter day in 1979, an excavation crew began working on a project close to what is now the Kenora airport. Unbeknownst to them, they were about to unearth an archaeological discovery unlike anything this region had ever seen.

Summer at the Drive-In

Summer at the Drive-In

The Drive-In Theatre — few places evoke such strong memories of summer evenings spent with family and friends. The Rabbit Lake Drive-In opened 65 years ago, at the height of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

The Bachelors’ Ball

The Bachelors’ Ball

A bachelors’ ball was a dance for single people to meet up and have a good time. In the spring and summer of 1909, 110 year ago this month, Kenora hosted not one but two bachelors’ balls.

Spring Break-Up

Spring Break-Up

The spring break-up of ice on Lake of the Woods has long been closely followed by residents. Besides the necessity of the opening of the lake for transportation and communication purposes, there naturally developed a competition to be the first boat to navigate through the ice floes in the early spring.

Husky the Muskie

Husky the Muskie

Everyone in Kenora knows about Husky the Muskie, but do you know the history of how our giant muskie statue came to be built and named?

Polio in Kenora

Polio in Kenora

During the summer of 1953, the last major polio epidemic swept through Kenora. Though it is a tragic story, it is also one of hope.

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