NEWS & NOTICES


July 19, 2016 (last updated)

 

Community Information

 

Volunteer Appreciation Nominations - Applications are now being accepted for Midway's Volunteer of the Year. If you would like to nominate someone as the 2016 Volunteer of the Year please drop-off or send your nominations to the Village Office by Thursday, August 11, 2016 at noon. This year's Volunteer Appreciation BBQ will be on Saturday, September 10, 2016.

 

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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

 

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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.

 

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BC Drought Situation - The Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development have sent out a reminder stating that many regions in BC are already experiencing extreme low streamflow conditions due to early snowmelt, warm temperatures, and a lower than average rainfall. Some areas of the province are already at level 3 which calls for voluntary water use reductions of 30% from all users. Other areas of BC will likely experience significant water supply shortages in 2016 unless there is substantial rainfall in the next month. Please remember that watering restrictions are always in effect per Bylaw No. 413 and that sprinkling (irrigating) lawns and gardens between the hours of 10:00 am and 6:00 pm is prohibited. The Village of Midway reserves the right to disconnect offenders from the water service for violation of regulations and wasteful use of water. Any service that has been disconnected will be charged a minimum of $50.00 before service resumes. On your own well? Remember that all Village water comes from the same aquifer and your use also contributes to the lower water levels even if you don’t think it does. We appreciate your cooperation.

 

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Burning Ban and Restrictions - Effective 12:00 PM (noon) PDT on Saturday, June 4, 2016 open fires of any type and size are prohibited within the Village of Midway. All previously issued open burn permits will become null and void.

 

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 and sky lanterns

 

This prohibition does not apply to campfires, cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes for the use of cooking, warmth, or ceremonial purposes only and must not be larger than 0.5 metres by 0.5 metres in size. The burning of slash, waste, grass, and other materials is prohibited in a campfire pit.

 

Residents who would like to burn in campfire pits must ensure they have a burning permit in accordance with the Village of Midway's Burning Bylaw. Persons found to be in contravention of the Village of Midway's Burning Bylaw will be subject to municipal ticketing per Bylaw 451 "A bylaw to Establish a Fire Department and to Regulate Fire Protection, Suppression and Prevention".

 

Council and the Midway Volunteer Fire Department would like to remind residents that "Any person who starts any outdoor fires and fails to extinguish any outdoor fires, shall be responsible for such fire and shall be liable for all expenses incurred by the Village in controlling and extinguishing such fire if it becomes out of control".

 

Permits are available at the Municipal Office. Your usual cooperation would be most appreciated.

 

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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.

 

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Are you FireSmart or FireDumb?

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

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The Village of Midway was presented with a Community Award of Merit from the WoodWorks! program of the Canadian Wood Council at the UBCM Convention last week. The award was presented for the wooden dormers at the Boundary Expo Recreation Centre (built using wood graciously donated by John Lindquist and Family from Rock Creek) and for the Villages support of the BC wood industry and its commitment to use wood.

 

 

 

 

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Upcoming Community Events

 

BBQ and Dance in the Park - Support the Midway Volunteer Fire Department and the Midway Public Library. July 23, 2016 in the James G. McMynn Park in Midway. More information will be available soon.

 

Picnic and Movie in the Park - Presented by the Midway Community Association. Saturday, August 13, 2016. Featuring Star Wars. Starts at 5:30 pm with food and fun games. FREE. Everyone welcome!

 

 

 

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

 

Village & Council News

 

Regular Council meeting

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers at 661 Eighth Ave.

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

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RDKB 2015 Curbside Collection Calendar Area E/West Boundary (Eholt to Carmi). For more information on all West Boundary Solid Waste Services please visit http://rdkb.com/Services/EnvironmentalServices2014/WasteManagement/WestBoundary.aspx

 

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A bit of Midway History on YouTube

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

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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 midwayreception@shaw.ca for more information.

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

 

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