Category : Community Notices & Public Service Announcements

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. 

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.

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. 
 

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.

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

Spring & Summer Leisure Guide (Including Spring Break)

The Spring Break 2017 and Spring/Summer Leisure Guides are now available! 

RFP: 150 Celebratory Art Project

The Sparwood & District Arts & Heritage Council in partnership with the District of Sparwood, Heritage Canada, and the Canada 150 Foundation is pleased to announce a commission for art work in honor of Canada’s 150-year celebration.

FWCP call for applications for public representative to the Columbia Region Board

Do you want to make a difference to help fish and wildlife in the Columbia Region?

The Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP) is calling for applications for a new public representative to join their Columbia Region Board. The deadline to apply is March 16, 2017. 

Illegal Dumping, it's a crime!

Dumping residential waste into commercial waste bins is not only unacceptable, it is ILLEGAL.  It is a safety and health hazard that spoils the environment and costs us all. Please dispose of your waste properly by taking it to the Transfer Station, located at 1001 Highway 3.

BC Family Day Hours & Garbage Day Pickup

Information regarding office hours, Leisure Centre hours, and garbage pick up for BC Family Day can be found here. 

Hwy 3 between Sparwood and Alberta border remains closed

Highway 3 between Sparwood and the Alberta border remains closed and the estimated time of reopening is unknown at this time according to DriveBC.  Highway 3 between Fernie and Elko because of a high avalanche hazard also closed during the night.

Commercial, Lodgepole Trailer Court, and Matevic Road waste pick-up

Due to the extreme weather conditions today all waste pick-up scheduled for commercial properties, Lodgepole Trailer Court, and Matevic Road will not be picked up today.  The District will make every effort to get to these areas tomorrow.

Heavy Snowfall Leads to Continued Travel and Weather Advisories

The Regional District of East Kootenay issued a media release today in response to the heavy snowfall and continued travel and weather advisories.

Warming Centre opened at Fire Hall

A Warming Centre has been opened at the Fire Hall, located at 479 Pine Avenue, for motorists who have been stranded due to Highway 3 road closure.   

Hwy 3 remains closed in both directions from Sparwood to the AB border

Highway 3 remains closed in both directions from Sparwood to the Alberta border because of limited visibility with heavy snowfall. Residents are urged to stay home and not travel as there is a chance that the highway will remain closed all night.

How would you like to help your community during an emergency or disaster?

The District of Sparwood is currently seeking volunteers to work in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC)  or in Emergency Support Services in the event of an emergency (e.g. fire or flood). 

Do you have a community event that you would like to share?

The District of Sparwood’s online Community Event Calendar lists community events, meetings, and public input opportunities. Share your event with everyone!

Thinking of starting a business in Sparwood?

Not sure where to start or what type of licence you need? The District of Sparwood has developed a Business Licence Brochure to assist you with the process.  

Youth Action Sparwood: Logo Contest & Survey

Youth Action Sparwood, or YAS, is all about youth-directed, community-supported events and programming for Sparwood teens aged 12 to 18. Survey & Logo Contest underway! 

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