Category : Featured

Sparwood Students Tour Public Works

Sparwood students learned about their community through a tour of Public Works.

Follow the link for the full story...www.sparwood.ca/blog/news/20190510StudentsTourPublicWorks

Reminder to Lock the Garbage Bins

The District of Sparwood would like to remind all residents on the importance of properly securing their garbage containers. Bears are actively on the prowl for food and unsecured garbage poses a severe risk for human-wildlife conflict.

More information is available here

Baldy Ridge Extension Update

Teck has released the Socio-Community and Economic Effects Annual Report for the Baldy Ridge Extension and scheduled an annual meeting for the project. The Livability Study has entered its second phase and new information and opportunities to engage with the project are out now!

See the reports and find out more here.

2019 Residential Cleanup

Beginning Tuesday, May 21, 2019, the District will be offering a Residential Spring Cleanup service. 

Items* can be placed just off the property line to be picked up with a loader and brought to the Transfer Station. 

To participate, you must register by May 17, 2019. Cost is $20 but free for those over 65. 

Click here for more information. 

2019 Volunteer Celebration

Join the District of Sparwood Mayor and Council for their Annual
Volunteer Appreciation Day.

We are celebrating all Volunteers in Sparwood who make our community a better place to live!

Click here for more information. 

2019 Community Cleanup

It’s that time of year again! We are challenging local clubs, workplaces and families to come out to the Sparwood Leisure Centre Playground on Saturday, May 4, to help clean up the garbage that has accumulated throughout the winter.

More information is available here

2019 - 2023 Financial Plan Presentation

The 2019 - 2023 Financial Plan presentation from the Public Open House is now available online.  This gives the public an
opportunity to see what major projects are planned for the upcoming year and what their estimated costs will be.

Read the full article here

Avalanche Warning issued by Avalanche Canada

Avalanche Canada , in partnership with Parks Canada and Alberta’s Kananaskis Country has issued a special public avalanche warning for recreational backcountry users.

Annual Building & Vacancy Reports Published

District staff have released the annual Vacancy Rate Report and Building Permit Reports. These reports detail the current residential vacancy rate and building permits issued in the previous year.

More information available here

Teck’s Response to Coal Debris on Highway 3

The District of Sparwood issued a media release today in response to Teck’s mitigation efforts on coal debris (mud) on Highway 3.

More information and link to the media release is available here

2019 - 2023 Financial Plan Open House

If you live in Sparwood, you are invited to a Public Budget Consultation Meeting that will be held to discuss the District’s Financial Plan for the next five years. Council invites and encourages the public to attend and provide feedback that will assist Council in setting priorities for our community.

Open house will be help Wednesday, March 20 from 4:00 - 6:00pm in Council Chambers (136 Spruce Avenue). For more information click here

New Procedure Bylaw 1245

Notice is hereby given that the Council for the District of Sparwood is proposing to replace its current Council Procedure Bylaw 1022, 2009, by adopting “Procedure Bylaw 1245, 2019” at their February 19, 2019 regular meeting.

To learn more click here

Livability Workshops

We are holding two workshops for the Livability Study and you’re invited! You can register for either of two workshops: an afternoon workshop on Feb. 19 or an evening workshop on Feb 20. These workshops will be deeper dives into some of the data we have begun collecting from the questionnaire and interviews, and are a way to tell us more about livability if you didn’t get to say everything you wanted to say in the questionnaire. Please follow this link to register.

RDEK Solid Waste Management Plan Review

The RDEK is currently reviewing its Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP). They are asking for the public's input on how they use the current solid waste and recycling systems and what they'd like to see in the future.  Survey deadline is February 25, 2019.

More information is available here

Do you live or work in Sparwood? We want to know about your quaility of life.

From January 15 - February 28, 2019 the District will be seeking resident, worker and visitor participation in engagement activities related to the livability study. Participate through an online survey, visit a pop-up office, attend a workshop or stop in at our booth at Winterfest!

Socio-Community & Economic Effects Advisory Committee Meeting

On Monday, January 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm, the Socio-Community & Economic Effects Advisory Committee Meeting will be held in Council Chambers (136 Spruce Avenue). 

More information available here

Apply Online for the Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs

The Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs are intended to be flexible and incorporate community-based funding decisions. 

There is a new online application process for 2019. Applicants are encouraged to carefully read through the 2019 Application Guide for application information and instructions. The deadline to apply for the program is January 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm (MST). 

Click here for more information.

2019 Utility Rates

Summary of the 2019 Utilities (garbage, water and sewer) for the District of Sparwood and the discounts available. 

Pay early and save! Click here to learn more. 

2018 Property Assessments

BC Assessment will be sending out property assessment notices on December 31st. The value of your property on these notices are what your property taxes are based on.

If you did not receive your BC Assessment notice in the mail by mid January, contact us and we can update them with the correct mailing address. Click here for more information. 

2019 Winter Leisure Guide

Winter 2019 Sparwood Leisure Guide is now available online and at the Leisure Centre.

Click here to view the full Leisure Guide