Category : Community Notices & Public Service Announcements

Notice of Temporary Park, Trail and Road Closures

The District of Sparwood would like to advise residents that the municipality will be temporarily closing a portion of Heritage Park, the Elk River Trail and in the final stage of work – a section of Pine Avenue as outlined in red in the map below. To facilitate the installation of the watermain and protect public safety residents can expect marked closures in these areas beginning September 23, 2019 and continued until such time that construction is complete.  

Notice of Temporary Closures due to Well #4 Construction

The District of Sparwood would like to advise residents that the municipality will be temporarily closing Sparwood Heights Drive west of Fire Hall #2, Whiskey Jack Boulevard and Sparwood Heights Drive main road to ensure public safety during construction of Well # 4 watermain. 

Town Hall Meeting

Learn what has been accomplished this year and what is planned for the future! Share your thoughts on issues that matter to you and the community at the upcoming Town Hall Meeting taking place on October 10th from 6 - 8 pm at the Seniors Drop-In Center at 101 Pine Ave.

Sparwood Fire Prohibition Amended

Effective at 10 am Mountain time on Thursday, September 12 2019, the prohibition of Category 2 and 3 open fires will be amended throughout the District of Sparwood due to decreased wildfire risk.

Sparwood Heights Drive Temporary Closure

The District of Sparwood would like to advise residents that the municipality will be temporarily closing the gravel portion of Sparwood Heights Drive. To facilitate the installation of the watermain, the areas outlined in the mapin red will be closed to traffic on Sunday, September 8, 2019.

Notice of Temporary Walkway Closures and Traffic Delays

The District of Sparwood would like to advise residents that the municipality will be temporarily closing Industrial Road #3 and Upper and Lower Matevic Roads. To facilitate improvements to these gravel roads and ensure public safety, the areas outlined in the map below in red will be closed to pedestrian traffic beginning September 3, 2019 and until such time as the construction work has been completed.

Construction begins on Sparwood's first Off Leash Dog Park

The District of Sparwood is excited to announce that construction is under way for Sparwood’s first Off-Leash Dog Park. The Park located at 441 Pine Avenue will provide a safe space for dogs and their owners to enjoy off leash exercise in open grass spaces and forested trails. 

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

Category 2 Open Burning Ban

Effective at noon Mountain Time on Friday, August 2, 2019, Category 2 open burning will be prohibited within the District of Sparwood. The implementation of this prohibition, which is consistent with the one issued by BC Wildfire Service Southeast Fire Centre, will help prevent wildfires sparked by Category 2 open burns and to protect public safety. It will remain in place until the public is otherwise notified.

Revitalization Tax Exemption Program Bylaw Amendment

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the District of Sparwood proposes to amend the current Revitalization Tax Exemption Program pursuant to Section 226 of the Community Charter.  Revitalization Tax Exemption Program Bylaw 1170, 2015, Amendment Bylaw 1261, 2019 (the “Bylaw”) has been given three readings at a special meeting of Council held on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Council will be considering adoption of this Bylaw at their regular meeting on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the Council Chambers.

FOR SALE – SKATELITE PRO (Riding Surface for Indoor/Outdoor Skateparks)

The District of Sparwood has put up for sale twenty-four (24) new and used SKATELITE PRO sheets of varying sizes.

Centennial Square BBQ and Drop-In

The District of Sparwood is inviting residents and businesses to join in a free barbeque on Tuesday, August 6 in Centennial Square to partake in food and the process of determining the future of the Square. The event will run from 3 to 8 p.m. with the barbeque happening between 4-6 p.m.

Visit www.sparwood.ca/centennial-square for more information.

Sparwood Photo Contest

Show us what you love about Sparwood! Visit our Facebook page to enter the contest at https://www.facebook.com/Sparwood.BC/

Committee of the Whole Meeting Cancelled: July 2019

TAKE NOTICE that the Committee of the Whole meeting of the District of Sparwood Council scheduled for Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 4:00 PM in Council Chambers, Municipal Office has been CANCELLED.

SCEEAC Meeting Cancelled: July 17, 2019

TAKE NOTICE that the Socio-Community & Economic Effects Advisory Committee Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 6:00 PM in Council Chambers, Municipal Office has been CANCELLED.

New Crosswalks Address Pedestrian Safety

The District of Sparwood is pleased to announce the implementation of two LED illuminated crosswalks which are now fully operational on the Pine Avenue – Aspen Drive Intersection leading to Tim Hortons and the top of Red Cedar Drive hill.

For more information visit www.sparwood.ca/blog/news/2019-07-04NewCrosswalksAddressPedestrianSafety

2019 Tax Notices

Notice, that the deadline for paying your 2019 property taxes without penalty is this Thursday, July 4. 

If you live in your home as your principal residence, but cannot pay your tax bill, you should still claim your Home Owner Grant. Penalty applies to all taxes, including the grant portion outstanding after the due date of July 4.

Click here for more information. 

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.

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