NEWS & NOTICES


June 27, 2017 (last updated)

 

Community Information

 

The Village Office will be closed Monday, July 3, 2017 in lieu of Canada Day.

The office will re-open at 8:30 am on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 with regular office hours. 

Please note: July 4, 2017 is the last day to pay Property Taxes, Sewer & Water User Fees, and to sign Homeowner Grants to avoid a 10% penalty.

 

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Information Bulletin: Southeast Fire Centre urges caution with open burning. The BC Wildfire Service is reminding the public that a Category 3 fire prohibition is in place throughout the Southeast Fire Centre's jurisdiction. As weather conditions get drier and hotter, people are urged to use extreme caution while conducting any outdoor burning activities.

 

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Interior Health Public Service Announcements: Private Well Users Encouraged to Protect Drinking Water and

Should I Get My Well Water Tested?

 

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MyHealthPortal coming to Kootenay communities - A new tool allowing patients to access their personal health information online is coming to the Kootenays. Please read the Public Service Announcement for more information and enrollment locations and schedules.

 

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Midway Community Centre Addition and Renovation Project

Chris Fairbanks of Fairbanks Architects presented the following Design Development Brief including conceptual drawings for the Midway Community Centre Addition and Renovation Project at the Town Hall meeting on February 2, 2017:

Midway Community Centre Addition and Renovations Design Development Brief

 

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New highway web cams have been placed in Midway at the intersection of Hwy 3 and Florence St and are now available on Drive BC to help travellers with their plans.

 

South Facing Camera

West Facing Camera

East Facing Camera

 

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Report Adult Abuse - Interior Health has launched a new, confidential toll-free number to report the mistreatment of older adults. Anyone within Interior Health who has concerns regarding elder abuse can call 1-844-870-7454 to be connected with an Interior Health staff member who is trained to respond to such situations. Always call 9-1-1 if the situation is an emergency and you require immediate help. For more information visit the Adult Abuse and Neglect page under Your Health at www.interiorhealth.ca

 

 

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Personal Emergency Preparedness - Are you Prepared?

 

 

Last year's Rock Creek Fire, and the current wildfire activity in Northern BC and Alberta, are good reminders that emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere. Your own personal preparedness can go a long way in assisting you in managing the emergency and recovery afterward. The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has made a variety of guides and plans from PreparedBC available on their website to help residents prepare incase of an emergency in the area.

 

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It may look like an old gas pump from the past but looks can be deceiving. This is in fact a new Electric Car Charging Station located at the Kettle River Museum in Midway. Kudos to the Public Works Foreman for combining the past and the present to create a unique home for the charging station.

 

 

 

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Upcoming Community Events

 

Canada 150 Celebration - Saturday, July 1, 2017. James G. McMynn Park in Midway, BC. Join us as we celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Canada and the 50th Anniversary of Midway! Parade starts at 1:30 pm followed by the Opening Ceremonies, Dinner, Family Dance and Fireworks.

 

Tree to Our Nature Canada 150 Legacy Program Presentation - Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm in the Entwined Trees Park in Midway. Join us for a presentation of the Tree to Our Nature plaque.

Arbre à notre nature Canada 150 Présentation du programme héritage - samedi 1er juillet 2017 à 13h00 dans le parc entre les arbres entrelacés à mi-chemin. Rejoignez-nous pour une présentation de la plaque Tree to Our Nature.

 

March Hare Band - Back by popular demand at the Kettle River Museum. Friday, September 8, 2017. Tickets go on sale in July at the musuem.

 

Visit the Events page for more events happening in Midway and the surrounding area.

 

Village & Council News

 

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Special Council Meetings

 

Regular Council meeting

Monday, July 17, 2017 at 7:00* pm in the Council Chambers at 661 Eighth Ave.

*time subject to change to 6:30 pm if there is a delegation

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The Village of Midway is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a BC Rural Dividend grant in the amount of $11,858.00 to create a unique brand identity and marketing tools for business and tourism. The Village will work with Munday Media & Design from Osoyoos on the project and Phase 1 will include community engagement. The full press release can be read here: BC Rural Dividend grants support Boundary-Similkameen

 

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Congratulations to Midway Fire Department Fire Chief Walt Osellame on his 25-year long-service medallion and his 35-year long-service bar. And to MVFD Deputy Chief Keith Martin on his 25-year long-service medallion. The Mayor, Council, Staff, and Residents of the Village of Midway thank you both for your hard work and dedication to serving and protecting our Village and rural area.

 

 

 

 

 

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Thank you to everyone who attended the Unveiling and Blessing Ceremony of the Gateway (Stekthal) Learning Circle today at the Entwined Trees Park in Midway. A big thanks to our Public Works and Parks crew for all their hard work, time, and equipment used to prepare the site. More pictures can be found on our Facebook Page.

 

 

 

 

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RDKB 2015 Curbside Collection Calendar Area E/West Boundary (Eholt to Carmi). For more information on all West Boundary Solid Waste Services please visit http://rdkb.com/Services/EnvironmentalServices2014/WasteManagement/WestBoundary.aspx

 

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A bit of Midway History on YouTube

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mayor Randy Kappes accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from the Mayor of Greenwood - and had a little help from Council! Check out the YouTube video below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Village of Midway
Box 160, Midway BC, Canada, V0H 1M0
Customer Service: Call 250-449-2222 ∙ Fax 250-449-2258

 

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