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Kenora is heading for a third phase of downtown reconstruction on Second Street to continue an already-successful urban revitalization effort.
Next phase of Kenora's downtown revitalizationKenora's downtown revitalization efforts are shifting into third gear. With two rounds of construction under its belt, Kenora's version of the Big Dig will be moving off its scenic waterfront and is heading uptown.Beginning in 2008, Kenora spent $25 million for its two-phase Big Spruce project that first dug up and improved Main Street before fixing up the harbourfront with better pedestrian access, a concert and festival venue, and new marina docks.Now Second Street, a major artery t...


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Kenora seeks to grow its tourism pie
Economic development officer Jennifer Findlay has to show a visitor Kenora’s latest addition to its tourism portfolio, the Tall Pines Marina.A secluded and sheltered spot on one of Lake of the Woods’ many bays is helping to build the community’s branding profile as a premier resort town.A Winnipeg ...
Sioux Lookout gears up for growth
Vicki Blanchard, Sioux Lookout’s economic development manager, is an admitted “map freak.”When she started at her new position in early March with marching orders to make this town of 5,500 “investment ready” for development, Blanchard referred to her love of cartography to begin strategizing.The t...
Pickle Lake’s future dependent on Ring of Fire routing
Mine development in the Ring of Fire could make or break Pickle Lake.When Queen’s Park finally decides on how best to spend its $1 billion of infrastructure money to open up the Far North, Mayor Roy Hoffman hopes his community of 400 will still be in the picture to reap some of the spinoff benefits...
Craft beer maker pumps new life into Kenora
Kenora is experiencing a brewing revival with a new entry into the Canadian craft beer market.Taras Manzie, a well-known local businessman, has brought the name of an historic 1900s brewer back to life with his Lake of the Woods Brewing Company, and restored a landmark fire hall in the community’s ...


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