Category : Community Notices & Public Service Announcements

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

Zoning Bylaw Update Survey

Complete the Zoning Bylaw Update Survey to help us clarify issues identified in stakeholder and public feedback from the draft zoning bylaw review. The survey will be open until April 5, 2019.

More information available 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

The District Wants Your Input For Its New Zoning Bylaw

The District is engaging the community to address any issues that exist with the current zoning bylaw so that the regulations better fit within the context of Sparwood.

Public Workshop: Wednesday, February 6th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

More information can be found here

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!

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. 

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