December 9, 2016 (last updated)


Community Information


Official Results for the 2016 General Local By-Election to elect one (1) Mayor:

Doug McMynn - 175

Martin Fromme - 68

Earl Lehmann - 16



Village of Midway Holiday Schedule


OPEN: Friday, December 23, 2016 until noon


CLOSED: Monday, December 26, 2016

CLOSED: Tuesday, December 27, 2016


Open: Wednesday & Thursday, December 28 & 29, 2016 regular hours

Open: Friday, December 30, 2016 until noon


CLOSED: Monday, January 2, 2017


OPEN: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 and on regular hours


The Council and Staff of the Village of Midway wish you a very Merry Christmas,

the Happiest of Holidays, and a healthy and happy New Year!




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.


Arena Christmas Break Schedule 



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.



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 Volunteer Fire Department Open House - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Midway Fire Hall (661 Eighth Ave). Volunteer firefighters are needed. With the expansion of the fire protection area, MVFD is looking for active men and woemn to join their department. No experience is required. If you are interested in helping to provide a valuble service to your community please join us for an evening of hands-on training. Drinks and snacks will be provided. For more information please call: Walt - 250-442-98009, Gord - 250-449-1721, or Aaron - 250-449-8342


32nd Annual Women's Christmas Celebration - Wednesday, December 7, 2016. Midway Community Centre. Program at 1:00 pm with tea and coffee to follow. Please bring a non-perishable food donation for the Lions Club Christmas Food Hampers. Everyone welcome, childcare is available. For more information please call 250-446-2582 or 250-446-2810.


West Boundary Community Forest - The next Regular Board Meeting will be held on December 7, 2016 at 6:30 pm in the Village of Midway Council Chambers. Everyone is welcome.


2016 Children's Christmas Celebration: The Night Before Christmas - Presented by the Midway Community Association. Saturday, December 10, 2016. 11 am - 1 pm at the Midway Community Centre. Christmas crafts, cookie decorating, carols, a Christmas Play, pizza, and a visit from Santa!


The Village of Midway & RCMP Community Consultative Group New Year's Eve FREE Family Fun Skate - Saturday, December 31, 2017 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm at the Boundary Expo Recreation Centre in Midway. Everyone welcome!


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


Village & Council News


Regular Council meeting

Monday, December 19, 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.








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