Seven reasons to shop locally

As Super Summer Sundays seeks to boost local retailers and encourage activity within the city on Sundays, we look at the best reasons for doing your shopping at markets or in independent stores in Kenora. From literary bestsellers to the latest gadgets, there is no denying that the internet makes it far easier to compare…

What Happens When You Shop Local?

Here’s what happens when you “shop local.”   1. More of your money will be kept in your local economy For every $100 you spend at locally owned businesses, $68 will stay in the community. What happens when you spend that same $100 at a national chain? Only $43 stays in the community.*   2.…

New Year’s ‘Not So’ Resolutions

All year we are bombarded with articles and blogs like these: “How to Score Your Next Promotion,” How to be Successful Before 5am,” or “How to Loose Those 5 Extra Pounds.” Not this time, not this blog. It is the New Year, and here at ShopKenora we say it’s time to enjoy some ‘you time’…

Local Food Week

Join us in showing appreciation for good things grown, harvested and made in Ontario during Local Food Week June 5-11, 2017. It’s that time of year again! Foodland Ontario’s annual celebration of Local Food Week to recognize and appreciate the Ontario-grown food we enjoy every day, and those in our community that produce it. Local…

Top 10 Reasons for Buying Local

Buy Local – Support Yourself Several studies have shown that when you buy from an independent, locally-owned business, rather than a nationally-owned businesses, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers, and farms — continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community.(Click here to see summaries…

Top 10 Romantic First Date Ideas for Kenora Couples

Date numero uno is all about the conversation and bonding: sometimes it’s a make-it-or-break-it evening. But if all the restaurant reservations and silence-filled movie hours of your typical date just ramp up your anxiety, get inspired to think outside the box with a host of other creative options that will set a more inviting mood.…