Village of Midway council to encourage energy conservation

Midway village council voted to promote the Kootenay Energy Diet program at its May 21 meeting.

Midway village council voted to promote the Kootenay Energy Diet program at its May 21 meeting.

A presentation by FortisBC representative Nicole Bogdanovic informed council of the success of the pilot program in Rossland and the involvement of other Kootenay-Boundary communities. The program includes substantial savings and grants for homeowners wishing to make their homes more energy efficient.

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The Midway Citizens on Patrol asked for and received council’s support for petitioning the Ministry of Highways to change the dotted, passing lane line within the village’s boundary to a double yellow solid line in order to discourage vehicles from going over the posted 70 km an hour speed limit.

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In her administrator’s report, Penny Feist announced that the Midway Fire Department intended to purchase from the Grand Forks fire department $50,000 worth of surplus equipment for $3,000 along with a promise from Midway Fire Chief Walter Osellame to help instruct and evaluate Grand Forks firefighters.

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Feist also announced that a proposal for the use of the bunkhouse next to the museum had been received. It included using the facility as a country market. The person offering to rent the premises purportedly has considerable experience with similar operations. council will evaluate the proposal for its next meeting.

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Council approved a bursary in the amount of $350 to be awarded to a graduating student at the June 6 Boundary Central Secondary School convocation ceremonies. It also approved $54,587 in vouchers from the General Revenue Account for municipal expenses.

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Other council-related business included an outline of the year’s program for the Kettle River Museum, which will focus this year on restoring the cupola on the museum’s caboose. Once again, the museum will employ two students during the summer tourist season. The museum is now accepting applications for those positions.

The next council meeting is June 19.

– Written by Jim Holtz, for the Boundary Creek Times

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