Category : Community Notices & Public Service Announcements

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!

Livability Study Launched

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.

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

Aggressive Deer Reported

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

Mayor Wilks Inaugural Speech

Good Afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen, family and friends...

To read the Mayor's Inaugural speech, please click here

2018 Referendum on Electoral Reform

British Columbia is having a referendum on what voting system we should use for provincial elections. This is a fundamental aspect of our democracy that all British Columbians should care about.

For more information, please click here.

Notice of Work on Grave Creek Road

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

Spookwood 2018

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. 

Notice of Road Closure: Red Cedar Drive

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. 

2018 Official Election Results

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. 

Sparwood Celebrates Middletown Crossing Completion

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.

Middletown Crossing (Highway 3/43) Grand Opening

Join us on Thursday, October 18th at 4:00 pm for the grand opening of the Middletown Crossing – Highway 3/43 Intersection Improvements Project. 

More information is available here

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.

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

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.  

Upcoming Events

  • start Feb 2, 2019, 9:00 AM - end Feb 2, 2019, 4:00 PM
    What does Sparwood have to offer? Come down to Winterfest and find out!