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Rat Portage Becomes Kenora
Vol. 15 No. 1
by Lori Nelson

Local legend has it that the town’s name was changed from Rat Portage to Kenora because the Maple Leaf Milling Company was reluctant to establish a mill here if it meant having to put the word rat on their flour bags. Adding credence to the story is that when the milling company did build here in 1905, Rat Portage was no longer. The town’s new name was Kenora.

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The Struggle for Daylight Savings Time
Vol. 13 No. 2
by Lori Nelson

Some sprang forward and others flatly refused to budge on May 1st, 1914 in the Town of Kenora.

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A Concert by Wayne Kelso
Friday, February 16 7:30 pm
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WE ARE WHAT WE EAT 2018
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KENORA AT 150
A Juried Exhibit of Photographs
Dec 5, 2017 - Feb 28, 2018
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