Thanksgiving Weekend

The Village Office will be close Monday, October 9, 2017 for Thanksgiving. We will re-open with regular hours at 8:30 am on Tuesday, October 4, 2017. We wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

Trail System Fire Safety

The Village of Midway would like to urge people to remain vigilant and be extremely cautious with any activity that could spark a wildfire.

PLEASE REFRAIN FROM SMOKING WHILE WALKING, HIKING OR BIKING ALONG ANY OF THE TRAIL SYSTEMS AND BACK ROADS.

The fire threat remains high all across the Province and it is up to all of us to ensure a major event does not happen in Midway and the surrounding areas.

Village Office Closed

The Village Office will be closed Monday, September 4, 2017 for the Labour Day Long Weekend. We will re-open with regular office hours at 8:30 am on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience and wish everyone a safe and happy long weekend.

Corn For Sale!

The Midway Community Garden will be selling fresh corn-on-the-cob this Thursday, August 31, 2017 at the Midway Public Library from 10:00 am until they are sold out! $5 per dozen.

Midway Community Garden

Take Me Outside For Learning

Back in June, teachers and students from Midway Elementary and Greenwood Elementary invited film maker Yana Kehrlein to join their classes in the Midway Community Garden and on the Trans Canada Trail to talk about why learning in outdoor spaces is so important for kids and educators. Check out the video to see how our local teachers, and others from across the Kootenays, are teaching the next generation to celebrate the outdoors through learning!

Blue Tongue Disease in Deer

Environment Canada is concerned that there is Blue Tongue Disease in deer in the area. Blue Tongue Disease is a non-contagious, insect-borne, viral disease of ruminants (mammals such as deer, cattle, and sheep) and does not affect humans or other domestic animals. If you find a dead deer in your yard please contact one of the following numbers and they will come and take the deer and have it tested:

Penticton Office: Craig
Office phone: 250-490-8254
After Hours: 250462-0727

Nelson Office: Aaron
Office phone: 250-354-6288
After Hours: 250-505-4530

August Community Events

The Great Trail – Le Grand Sentier – Join the Trails to the Boundary Society on August 26, 2017 to ride the Trans Canada Trail from the Kettle River Museum (Mile 0 of the KVR) to the Rock Creek Market.

Midway Mile 0 KVR
Kettle River Museum – Mile 0 of the KVR

Burning Ban

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, chimaeras

– 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.

Report Adult Abuse

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

Electric Car Charging Station

Electric car charging station web
Electric car charging station

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.

Personal Emergency Preparedness – Are you Prepared?

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.