July 18, 2017 (last updated)


Community Information


Emergency Preparedness - The current wildfire activity in the Province is a good reminder 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. While many wildfires in B.C. occur far from cities and towns, sometimes they threaten homes, businesses and infrastructure.


Help keep your family safe by preparing in advance for a potential evacuation alert or order. Develop a household plan, put together your emergency kit and connect with your neighbours. The Midway Volunteer Fire Department created this Individual Grab & Go Kit list following the 2015 Rock Creek Fire to help you prepare for the worse as we continue to hope for the best.




Information Bulletin: As of noon, Friday, July 7, 2017 campfires are prohibited within the Village of Midway. This ban prohibits the following activities:

- The burning of any waste, slash, or other materials

- Stubble or grass fires of any size over any area

- The use of fireworks, sky lanterns, tiki torches, chimineas

- Campfires, as defined in the wildfire regulation

All previously issued burn permits issued by the Village of Midway are now null and void until further notice.




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

Should I Get My Well Water Tested?



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.



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



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



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




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.



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.






Upcoming Community Events


Magic Show! Walk on the Wild Side featuring Magician Leif David - Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 10:00 am at Parkview Manor (670 Ninth Ave). Hosted by the Midway Public Library


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



Special Council Meetings


Regular Council meeting

Tuesday, August 8, 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



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



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.







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.







RDKB 2015 Curbside Collection Calendar Area E/West Boundary (Eholt to Carmi). For more information on all West Boundary Solid Waste Services please visit



A bit of Midway History on YouTube








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