October 19, 2016 (last updated)


Community Information


2016-2017 Arena Schedule - The Boundary Expo Recreation Centre is now open for the 2016-2017 season. Please view the Regular Season Schedule for public skating and scrimmage times, and check the events page for upcoming hockey games that may affect the schedule.




2016 General Local By-Election - Notice of Nomination - Public Notice is given to the electors of the Village of Midway that nominations for the office of: Mayor (1) ONE will be received by the Chief Election Officer or a designated person as noted in the above notice.




Public Notice Permissive Taxation Exemptions - In accordance with Sections 224 and 227 of the Community Charter, the Village of Midway is proposing to adopt the following bylaws in the following notice:

Public Notice Permissive Taxation Exemptions



Shift into Winter - Find resources and tips on how to stay safe on the road this winter, whether you drive as part of your job or for pleasure at




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




Midway Partnership Fund - the MPF is actively seeking new members to join the committee. Residents interested in more information or in joining the MPF are asked to contact the Village Office.



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.




Are you FireSmart or FireDumb?






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


Midway Movie Madness - Presented by the Midway Community Association. Date Friday, October 21, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Midway Community Hall. $3 includes popcorn and a drink. Please bring your own cup! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Featuring: Double, Double Toil and Trouble (G) The Farmer family is in big debts; they might lose their house soon. The seven year old Farmer twins, Kelly and Lynn, decide not to let this happen. They discover that somebody really mean and shrewd is responsible for all the problems of their family: it's their aunt Agatha! Thanks to the moon stone that she found years ago, aunt Agatha is now a witch. She has supernatural abilities but unfortunately uses them to do bad things. She is malicious and loves injuring others, even her own family. The girls must take the magic stone from Agatha ...


Halloween Warm-up Station - Presented by the Midway Community Association. Monday, October 31, 2016 at the Midway Community Hall. 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Come warm-up by the fire with a hot cup of hot chocolate and a hot dog. Free.


Kettle Wildlife Association Annual Spaghetti Dinner - Saturday, November 5, 2016. Doors open at 5:00 pm, Dinner at 6:00 pm. Tickets: $12 Adult, $7 6-12, Free under 6. Tickets available at Freeman's Farm Supply (446-2899), Christian Valley Service (446-2788), Guy Owens (449-2675), and Cornelia Best (446-2401).


Interested in Pickle Ball? A growing number of enthusiasts in Midway are forming a Pickle Ball group and are looking for interested people. Pickle Ball is a non-competitive sport suitable for any age. It resembles table tennis and badminton in some ways. For more information call Casey at 250-449-2868.



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


Village & Council News


Regular Council meeting

Monday, November 7, 2016 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.





Photos Wanted!

If you have a photo that you would like to (potentially) see on the Village of Midway website please let us know! Historical photos, places of interest, or people enjoying what Midway has to offer are just a few ideas. Contact Jenny at for more information.






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