The Rock Creek Fire of 2015, and the threat of wildfire activity in Northern BC and Alberta during the summer months, 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 in case of an emergency in the area. Pamphlets are available at the Village Office.
The Boundary Communities are involved in a new engagement project to open up dialogue on the opioid misuse in our communities.
This crisis is in the hearts and minds of people all across the province. This devastating public health emergency impacts us all, directly or indirectly.
The Opioid Dialogue Program will run over a six month period throughout the boundary area.
The University of Victoria’s based Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research provided select communities with grants to support community dialogues in response to the opioid overdose crisis in British Columbia. This funding was obtained as a legacy through the Boundary Local Action Team for Child and Youth mental Health and Substance Use (LAT), and is managed by Boundary Family Services.
We will be engaging in dialogues with community members, educators, health care providers, front line workers, families, and those living the effects of substance misuse.
Unlike many other forms of public communication this dialogue is not meant to lead immediately to agreement or action. Instead, the hope is that participants will come away with a better understanding of the subject, of each other, and of themselves. This new understanding means community members will be able to work together more effectively.
There is so much mixed emotions on the subject, empathy, understanding, frustration, anger, and the hope is to create discussions of all the different opinions that exist around this crisis. “And hopefully we can bring the community together in the middle.”
Together we would like to hear everyone’s voice, their different views, and different ideas around how to address the opioid use in our communities. Together we hope to find ideas to keep our communities safe, and assist our communities members in rebuilding hope.
The bottom line is, how did we get here and where as a community do we go now?
Any questions on the project, and those that would like to share your thoughts and the crisis are welcome to email email@example.com or call 250.666.0678
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.
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!
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:
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
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.