This is a reminder of the upcoming emergency communications (EMCOM) test March 28th, 2020 @ 9:30 am: Upon receiving the automated system call, people should phone their neighbours’ numbers assigned to them from the phone tree. Then when they receive the call from their area lead, peoples’ responses will be: “Yes, I have made my calls and contacted or left a message.” This will ensure the phone trees are working, in both the tests as well as in future emergencies.
OMEI, the owners and managers of the Summit Centre, have decided to shut down the Summit Centre until further notice. This means that all activities at the Summit Centre are cancelled until further notice. This means no yoga, Pilates, music group or meetings. OMEI will monitor the whole Covid-19 situation and let us know when we can go back to using the Summit Center for our activities.
Please check our website regularly for updates on how this pandemic is affecting our area.
Due to the increasing spread of the Covid 19 Virus and the need for the safety of Anarchist Mountain Firefighters, we have had to review our response capabilities to medical related First Responder calls. There is currently a severe shortage throughout the province of adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and without this necessary equipment, our responders are unable to meet the current safety protocols put in place. As a result of this, we have no choice but to discontinue First Responder responses until such time as provincial supplies and directives will allow us to do so. All medical emergency calls within our area will still be handled by B.C. Ambulance Service.
Should you need medical assistance, make sure to call 9-1-1 to report your emergency.
This has not been an easy decision on our part but the safety of our members takes priority. We will still be responding to all other emergency calls as usual. We will continue to monitor this situation very closely and will keep you advised to any changes that may develop.
Urs Grob, Fire Chief Anarchist Mountain Fire Department
********************************************************************** Anarchist Mountain Fire Department
The Regional District is seeking feedback from residents as part of the review of the Official Community Plan (OCP) Bylaw for Electoral Area “A”. This includes an on-line survey asking some basic questions. To participate in the survey, please click on the following link: https://qplus.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4SznN7tOzyJwVnv
Hi Everyone, there are multiple events happening in Midway on the March 6 weekend.
March 6 – Coffee and Music Evening at the Midway Community Hall. I have been to several of these and they are fun, professionally presented, but friendly and very entertaining! The last one was fairly crowded, so arrive early! I believe there are three larger bands including Double Stop Creek and several short performances by individuals and duets.
Men’s Curling Bonspiel all weekend starting Friday at the Midway curling rink. If you’d rather have a beer (or?) than coffee, that’s the place to go.
West KootenayMidget House League Hockey Tournament all weekend with three games on Friday night. Midway Arena is a modern facility with great seating, heaters and good food.
All venues are easy to find and share the same parking lots. You can walk from one to the other to see all that is happening!
What? 2-2.5 hours moderately strenuous snowshoe up Mt Gillespie (Anarchist Summit) to view the sunset (7:07 PDT) and the moonrise (5:54PDT) followed by a sit-around-the-campfire.
When? Sunday March 8 leaving at 6pm.
Where? Leave from corner of Timberwolf and Timber Roads (1km north on second Sidley Mountain Road off Hwy 3).
Who? Florian will lead this on his customized loop route. He will pause for lots of rests…promise! Bring your “fit” friends, relatives and visitors.
Why? It works out well for daylight savings, sunset, moonrise/phase (almost full), view of Venus and the snow should be good and supportive. A great excuse to get out and enjoy winter before it is gone!
BYO…snowshoes, mountain gear & water. For afterwards: chair, beverages, snacks, marshmallows, hotdogs and roasting sticks. I (Dean) will bring my guitar and some sing-a-long books if the weather cooperates. Other campfire players/singers welcome!!!
Neighbourhood Small Grants are now open for applications! Sorry for cross-postings. Please share far and wide!
Bring together a group of neighbours and apply for up to $500 to work together on small projects that build connections in your neighbourhood! Read about the goals and apply at www.cfso.net
Application deadline is April 20th, 2020
Paper applications are available in French, Chinese, Arabic, Farsi, Punjabi and other languages. To learn more about Neighbourhood Small Grants and past projects visit https://neighbourhoodsmallgrants.ca/
Please note: Registered organizations and businesses cannot apply. However, if you are receiving this in your role within an organization or business, we would love your help to spread the word among your staff, volunteers, customers, and program participants.
Here’s two short videos for inspiration! Alley painting project
and from the west-coast Vancouver Island communities
If you have any questions, please contact Kim English at email@example.com for more information.
Kim English Regional Community Development Officer /Neighbourhood Small Grant Coordinator