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!
The District is conducting a livability study to look at quality of life in Sparwood. Starting in mid-January, community members will have a chance to share insights on what they value most about Sparwood; how best to measure our quality of life;
and ways we can ensure residents have an outstanding quality of life in the future.
For more information, please visit www.sparwood.ca/livable.
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.
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.
There are reports of an aggressive deer in Lower Sparwood. The Conservation Office has been notified but if you see any aggressive behaviour, please contact the Conservation Office at 1-877-985-7277 or #7277 from a cell phone.
Please be careful and aware of your surroundings. For more information, please click here.
From Nov 1 to 15, Teck is carrying out work to replace a culvert crossing with a bridge on the Grave Creek Road. This work will improve fish passage in Grave Creek and is part of Teck’s commitment to enhance fish habitat.
More information and map available here.
Join us for this spectacularly spooky event!
Come see our haunting scarecrows and creatively carved pumpkins. Witness our headless horseman and take a tour of our haunted house.
Please note that Red Cedar Drive will be closed today, October 29, 2018 for installation of slope movement and settlement monitoring stations.
Detour is available using Centennial Street to Spruce Avenue to Pine Avenue.
Thank you for your understanding. Click here for more information.
The Official election results for the 2018 General Local Election are as follows:
Mayor - David Wilks
Councillor - John Baher
Councillor - Brad Bowen
Councillor - Joe Jarina
Councillor - Jason Christensen
Councillor - Amy Cardozo
Councillor - Sonny Saad
For more information, please click here.
On October 18, 2018, the District of Sparwood celebrated the completion of the Middletown Crossing – Highway 3/43 Intersection Improvements Project.
Read the full Press Release here.
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.
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.
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.
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.