Public Hearing on Regulating Cannabis Private Retail Stores

Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, 136 Spruce Avenue, Sparwood, BC, to consider proposed amendments to the District of Sparwood “Zoning Bylaw No. 264, 1981” and “Business Licence Bylaw No. 849, 2001”. 

Declaration of Candidates for the 2018 General Local Election

Kevin Allen, Chief Election Officer for the District of Sparwood, declared, pursuant to section 97 of the Local Government Act, the following persons as candidates in the 2018 General Local and School Election.

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Campfire ban lifted in Sparwood

Effective 4:00 pm September 14, 2018 campfires and fire pits with permits will once again be permitted within the District. Category 2 open fires and Category 3 open fires remain prohibited throughout the District.

Notice of 2018 Tax Sale

Take notice the listed properties will be offered for sale by public auction at the Council Chambers 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 24, 2018 unless delinquent taxes with accrued interest are paid before that time. Click here for more details. 

Advance Elector Registration

Are you eligible to vote in the October elections for the District of Sparwood? Is your name on the current list of electors?

If you are not sure you can find out by contacting the District of Sparwood. More information is available here

Mayor McDougall and area representatives attend the mining breakfast at UBCM

Mayor McDougall and area representatives attended the mining breakfast at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) this morning. John Pumphrey, Chief Operating Officer for North Coal Ltd., spoke on their project for a new metallurgical (coking) coal mine and was a sponsor of the breakfast.

We’re asking you to butt in as we consider butting out

Clean Air Bylaw 1229, 2018 governs where tobacco and cannabis smoking and vaping will be allowed in Sparwood.

Council wants to hear from you as we consider if we need to amend the bylaw so that it reflects the current community views on smoking in public places. A short survey poll has been created to get input from the community on smoking and vaping in public places. 

For more information click here

Fall Fitness Schedule

The Fall Fitness Schedule contains all the information on Registered Classes and Drop In Fitness Classes.

Click here for more information. 

Thinking of running for office but need more information?

If you are running for office or are considering running, you are encouraged to attend the Candidate Information Night to find out information first hand regarding election campaigning and advertising, compensation if elected, and what you could expect your role to include.

Call for Youth Commission Representatives

The District of Sparwood maintains a youth commission which is responsible for overseeing the Youth Action Sparwood (YAS) initiative and we are looking for new commission members! 

More information can be found here.  

Light Industrial Land for Sale: 6000 Highway 43

The District of Sparwood is now offering for sale one serviced M-1 Light Industrial Lot, approximately 6.32 Hectares in size at a sale price of $435,000.00.

Conceptual plans will be received until 4:00 p.m. on September 28, 2018, following which the District will select the preferred purchaser.

More information can be found here

The Great Trail Treasure Hunt

Sparwood is participating in the Great Trail Treasure Hut. Somewhere along the Great Trail around Sparwood is a treasure box waiting to be found.

2018 Fall Leisure Guide

The Fall 2018 Sparwood Leisure Guide is now available online and at the Leisure Centre.

Find lots of information on our fall recreation programs in Sparwood as well as our community organizations and events. 

New Garbage Collection Service Begins September 4

Starting September 4, the District will roll out changes to its curbside garbage collection services. All household garbage will now be collected from standard 242L bear-resistant carts which are scheduled to be delivered to residents the week of August 27.

More information available here. 

Donations for Ponderosa Manor will be accepted up to September 15, 2018

District of Sparwood will continue to collect cash donations (cheque, debit, visa gift cards, etc.) up until September 15, 2018 for the residents of Ponderosa Manor who lost their home in the August 9 fire. Donations will then be disbursed based upon greatest need. 

More information on donating and applying for funding is available here

Sparwood Heights Bins Relocated

Due to the earthworks that is currently underway for the outdoor multipurpose pad, the recycling bins and compost area in Sparwood Heights have been relocated.

Please view the full post for more details.

Evacuation ALERT in Corbin Area Rescinded

The evacuation ALERT for the Corbin area has been rescinded for 10 properties in the community of Corbin and Teck’s Coal Mountain Mine property.

The BC Wildfire Service is reporting the fire is 95% guarded and being held. It remains estimated at 30 hectares in size.

More information can be found here

Notice of Nomination for 2018 General Local Election

Nomination forms are available now at the District Office or online at Sparwood.ca until the close of the nomination period. 

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Provincial State of Emergency Declared

The B.C. government has declared a provincial state of emergency to support the provincewide response to the ongoing wildfire situation.

More information available here

Sparwood Heights fire evacuees update

Emergency Management BC (EMBC) approved an extension of the 72-hour emergency social services assistance for the evacuees from Ponderosa Manor, building B, in Sparwood Heights.  This extension will expire on August 15, 2018 at which time the Red Cross will step in and provide whatever assistance they are able to assist residents with their recovery.

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Upcoming Community Events:

  • start Sep 21, 2018, 2:00 PM - end Sep 21, 2018, 9:00 PM
    Mark your Calendar! In a collaboration between The District of Sparwood & Youth Action Sparwood, we are bringing escape rooms to you. Guests solve a series of puzzles hidden by locks and corresponding clues, in a time frame! Book today!
  • start Sep 27, 2018, 6:15 PM - end Sep 27, 2018, 8:30 PM
    Join Teck as they present an update on their work on water quality in the Elk Valley.