Category : Community Notices & Public Service Announcements

City of Fernie Tragedy

A joint media release was issued this afternoon by the Districts of Sparwood and Elkford in response to yesterday's tragedy at the Fernie Memorial Arena.

Notice to Bidders: LiDAR and Aerial Imagery

The District of Sparwood is accepting proposals for LiDAR and Aerial Imagery. Proposals for this project will be received by email, in PDF file format to, clearly marked with the name and address of the proponent in the body of the email with the subject line: “REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR: LIDAR & AERIAL IMAGERY- SPARWOOD”, addressed to DANNY DWYER, DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING no later than 13:59:59 (MDT), MONDAY October 23rd, 2017 (the “Closing Deadline”).

Pre-teen Night Pumpkin Patch Halloween Party

Pre -Teen Night  Pumpkin Patch Halloween Party.

Activities in Pool Area (No Costumes Required)

Sleepy Hollow Halloween pumpkin walk


October 31, 2017
Lions Park 
6:00 - 9:00 pm

Mark your calendar and join us for a stroll in Lions Park. 

2016 Statement of Financial Information

The Statement of Financial Information (SOFI) contains a statement of assets and liabilities, operational statement, schedule of debts, schedule of guarantee and indemnity agreements, schedule showing remuneration and expenses paid to or on behalf of employees and schedule showing payments for suppliers of goods or services. It includes employee remuneration and expenses paid over $75,000,Council remuneration and expenses, grants, and accounts paid over $25,000.

District Office Closed Monday October 9

The District Office will be closed on Thanksgiving Monday, October 9th and will be open with regular hours again on Tuesday, October 10th.

Thanksgiving Day Garbage Schedule

There will be no garbage pickup on Thanksgiving Day, Monday October 9th, 2017. Garbage that is normally picked up on the Monday will be picked up on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017.

Notice of Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw

Take Notice, that Council of the District of Sparwood will be considering Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw 1156, 2014, Amendment Bylaw 1209, 2017 to exempt additional properties from taxation in accordance with sections 224 of the Community Charter.

Fire Ban Rescinded

Take note! The municipal fire ban will be rescinded as of 4 PM today (September 22). Note that backyard fire pits do require a permit that can be obtained from the Main Office at 136 Spruce Avenue. More information available here:

Information Bulletin: Off-road vehicle prohibitions rescinded throughout B.C.

The operation of off-road vehicles will once again be permitted on Crown land throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre, Kamloops Fire Centre and Southeast Fire Centre, effective at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. The campfire prohibitions remain in effect throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre, Kamloops Fire Centre and Southeast Fire Centre. View the information bulletin here.

Note that some area restrictions are still in effect on Crown land in the vicinity of large wildfires in the Cariboo Fire Centre, Kamloops Fire Centre and Southeast Fire Centre. Please visit the BC Wildfire Service website to see where these restrictions still apply. 

Elk River Shoreline Clean-Up

Sunday, October 1st, 1-4 pm

Join the Elk River Alliance at the 7th Annual Elk River Shoreline Clean-up! Meet at the Sparwood Leisure Centre, adopt a site, clean it up and participate in a volunteer appreciation event!

Sparwood Trails Re-opened!

As of 6:00 p.m. on September 15, 2017, all Sparwood trails are open for public use.

Information Bulletin: Rocky Mountain Forest District restrictions amended.

Due to recent changes in weather and fire behaviour, the closure of the Rocky Mountain Forest District will be rescinded effective at noon Pacific time on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.

However, the campfire ban and off-road vehicle (ORV) prohibition remain in effect for the entire region. For more information about the ORV prohibition, please visit:

Please review the full release to see where restrictions still apply.

Evacuation Alert for Elkford and Area RESCINDED

The Evacuation Alert issued on September 12, 2017 at 15:30 hours pursuant to the Emergency Program Act, to the area north of the District of Sparwood to Bingay Creek is RESCINDED.

Information Bulletin: Updated fire and evacuation information for Southeast

The BC Wildfire Service has issued an information bulletin with updated fire and evacuation information for the Southeast Fire Centre. You can view the information bulletin on the BC Wildfire Service website here.

Elections BC Electoral Officers Positions

Put your leadership and management skills to work serving democracy in British Columbia.

Elections BC is looking for local leaders to serve as District Electoral Officers and Deputy District Electoral Officers throughout B.C. These roles plan for and manage the administration of provincial elections, byelections and related projects.

Evacuation Alert for Elkford and Area

The Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) has issued an Evacuation Alert for the Elkford area and the mine properties north of Sparwood as a precautionary measure as the Quinn Creek and White River Complex Fires continue to burn.

Volunteer Appreciation BBQ 2017

This September the District of Sparwood, Mayor and Council will be hosting the 1st Annual Volunteer Appreciation BBQ. This afternoon has been chosen to recognize and thank volunteers in our community. 

Sunday September 10th 
2:00 - 4:00 pm 
Mountain Shadows Campground Group Area
Please RSVP how many of your volunteers are planning on attending to or call 250-425-0552 by August 30, 2017.

2017 Fall Pool & Arena Schedule

Fall Pool & Arena Schedule 

Information Bulletin: Update on fires in the east Kootenay

The current hot, dry and windy conditions have caused an increase in fire behaviour for some modified response fires burning in the east Kootenay. This information bulletin is an update on the status of the fires in the east Kootenay as of September 5, 2017.