Category : Featured

We're Hiring! Seeking applications for a casual, on-call Lifeguard

The District of Sparwood is now accepting applications for a casual, on-call Lifeguard. For more info visit: https://www.sparwood.ca/blog/News/2019-08-14HiringCasualLifeguard

Notice of Temporary Limited Access Due to Well 4 Watermain Construction

Access to Rivercrest Cemetery will be limited beginning Sunday, August 11th, 2019 for approximately three days.

For questions or concerns contact the District of Sparwood Engineering Department at 250.425.6830 or email sparwood@sparwood.ca

Volunteer Opportunity Extended! SCEEAC

The call for a volunteer from the community to participate on the Socio-Community and Economic Effects Advisory Committee (SCEEAC) has been extended until September 6, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Please view the full opportunity here.

Annual General Meeting for June 25, 2019 @ 5:45 pm

CORRECTION to meeting start time.  The special meeting of Council on June 25, 2019 to consider the 2018 Annual Municipal Report and a closed matter under section 90(1)(j) of the Community Charter will begin at 5:45 pm. We apologize for any confusion which the incorrect start time on the agenda may have caused you.

Cemetery Master Plan Survey Released

The District of Sparwood is preparing a cemetery master plan for Elk Valley (Michel) and Rivercrest cemeteries to enhance the aesthetics, functionality and expand the range of interment options to better serve the community. A brief survey has been released to obtain more information from the public.

More information can be found online here: https://bit.ly/2wOSJtI

The District of Sparwood Prohibits Category 3 Fires

Effective at noon Mountain time on Thursday, June 14, 2019, Category 3 open fires will be prohibited throughout the District of Sparwood.

More info can be found at http://www.sparwood.ca/blog/news/2019-06-13Category3FireBan

Notice of Annual General Meeting

The District of Sparwood will be holding an Annual General Meeting at 5:45 pm, on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in Council Chambers located at 136 Spruce Avenue, Sparwood, BC to receive submissions and inquiries from the public respecting the 2018 Annual Municipal Report. 

Details on how to submit comments and where to view the Annual Report are available here...

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.