Employment Opportunity: Public Works Foreman

The District of Sparwood is hiring! We are looking for a self‐motivated Public Works Foreman to join our team on a full‐time permanent basis.

2016 Carbon Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) Climate Action/Carbon Neutral Progress Survey

The District of Sparwood has completed the 2016 Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) Public Report as required by the Province of BC. The CARIP Report summarizes the actions taken in 2016 and those proposed for 2017 to reduce corporate and community‐wide energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and reports on progress towards achieving carbon neutrality.   

Overnight Vehicle and RV Storage!

The District of Sparwood provides overnight vehicle storage (including travel trailers, RV’s, etc.) at our impound lot for any vehicle that is parked on public park and greenbelts areas!

Costs include impoundment fees and fines ranging from $125 - $500.

Public Notice: Meeting Cancelled May 29, 2017

Please take notice that the Committee of the Whole meeting of the District of Sparwood Council scheduled for Monday, May 29, 2017 at 7:00 PM in Council Chambers, Municipal Office has been CANCELLED.

BC Hydro Columbia Operations Conference Call for General Public

BC Hydro will be providing an opportunity for their Operations Planners to share information with the general public on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 11:00 am MT (10:00 am Pacific Daylight Time) about how they are preparing for high water levels this year and planning for flood operations, if needed.  

Deadline to register is Noon on Monday, May 15, 2017.

Baby Bed Pilot Project

Children First/Success by 6 is working in partnership with Interior Health East Kootenay Public Health Nursing to pilot a project designed to promote safe sleep for infants as well as an early and meaningful connection with Public Health Nursing and community resources for first time parents in the East Kootenay.

Baby beds will be available at no cost for all families having their first baby on or after June 1, 2017 (while supplies last).

Request for Proposals: Primary and Auxiliary Building Automation

The District of Sparwood invites interested parties to submit proposals for the integration of a Building Automation System that will provide web based oversight of District facilities. Interested parties must submit proposals for the project listed above no later than June 23, 2017 at 3:00 pm MDT. 

Employment Opportunity: Summer Camp Leaders

2017 Summer Camp Leaders

The 2017 Summer Camp will run Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm starting on July 3rd and ending on August 18th. Leaders will be responsible for the planning, organization, coordination and implementation of our summer camp program. Candidates should be energetic, well organized, have outstanding leadership skills and enjoy working with kids of all ages.  Camp leaders should have experience working with children, valid first aid and a diverse knowledge of games, crafts and sporting activities.  Our leaders must be able to work independently and as a team.  Candidates must be 16 years or older and be available from June 30 until August 18, 2017.   Training will occur the week of June 26, 2017. Successful candidates must be available to assist with the annual Canada Celebrations on July 1st.  Applications with cover letter, resume and references will be received at 367 Pine Ave, Sparwood, BC until 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday May 30, 2017.  Current hourly rate for this position is $15.00.

Development Variance Permit 2017-002: 141B Aspen Drive

Council for the District of Sparwood will at the Regular Meeting at 1:00 p.m. on June 5, 2017 will consider Development Variance Permit 2017-002 for 141B Aspen Drive (Lot 1 DL 4589 Kootenay District Plan NEP60574 PID 023-956-402)

Development Variance Permit 2017-003: 628 Sparwood Drive

Council for the District of Sparwood will at the Regular Meeting at 1:00 p.m. on June 5, 2017 will consider Development Variance Permit 2017-003 for 628 Sparwood Drive (Lot 4 DL 4589 Kootenay District Plan 14330 PID 009-835-172)

High Five Leadership Training

Teaches front line leaders how to enhance the quality of the programs they are delivering when working with children aged 6-12. 
 

Residential Spring Cleanup

It's that time of year again where you can sign up to have one pickup truck load of refuse removed from your property!

Cost is $20 (seniors 65+ free) and the deadline to sign up is Friday, May 19th. Click for more details on what can and cannot be picked up. 

Employment Opportunity: Casual Clerk (2 Positions)

The District of Sparwood is inviting applications for a casual employee to fill the position of Casual Clerk in the Engineering, Public Works and Finance Departments. This casual position is on an on-call basis to cover absences due to illness, vacation, special leaves or any approved leave, to fill temporary vacancies and augment staffing levels during peak periods. The candidate should be available on short notice to fill in for unplanned absences. There is no guarantee of hours with this position.

Day of Mourning Memorial Ceremony and Miner's Memorial Wall Unveiling

Day of Mourning Memorial Ceremony and Miner's Memorial Wall Unveiling

Meet on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 12:00 noon in Centennial Square for the Procession to Titan Park where the Ceremony will be held.

Easter 2017 Weekend Hour & Garbage Pickup

Easter hours, Leisure Centre hours, and garbage schedule pickup available here. 

Notice of Construction: Middletown Crossing

The second phase of the Middletown Highway 3 and Highway 43 Intersection Project will commence April 11, 2017 with tree clearing for access road construction for the relocation of overhead BC Hydro power lines.

Employment Opportunity: Chief Facility Maintenance Operator

The Chief Facility Maintenance Operator is responsible for the training and supervision of the maintenance team who maintain the community’s arena, curling rink, leisure pool, fitness centre and sports fields. This position is a unionized position under CUPE Local 2698 with a starting hourly rate of $36.52 (2016 rate). The deadline to apply for this posting is Wednesday, May 3, 2017.

DFA available to residents impacted by flooding that occurred between March 15-23, 2017

Flooding in the East and Central Kootenays from March 15-23, 2017 has caused property and content damages. As a result of the damages sustained from this event, provincial Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) has been authorized for qualifying claimants, such as home owners, residential tenants, small business owners, farmers, charitable organizations and local government bodies, who were unable to obtain insurance to cover these disaster-related losses

RFP DEADLINE EXTENDED: Sparwood Leisure Centre Indoor Play Centre Replacement Project

The District of Sparwood invites interested parties to submit proposals for the removal and replacement of the Sparwood Leisure Center Indoor Play Center. Interested parties must submit proposals for the project listed above no later than May 18, 2017 at 3:00 pm MDT (Deadline extended). 

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