Category : Community Notices & Public Service Announcements

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.  

New Garbage Collection Service Begins September 4

Starting September 4, the District will roll out changes to its curbside garbage collection services. All household garbage will now be collected from standard 242L bear-resistant carts which are scheduled to be delivered to residents the week of August 27.

More information available here. 

District's CAO Announces Retirement

Following 10.5 years with the District of Sparwood, Chief Administrative Officer, Terry Melcer, has announced she will be retiring in September.

Ms. Melcer joined the District of Sparwood on January 15, 2007 as the Director of Corporate Services and was appointed the Chief Administrative Officer on September 1, 2010. The District of Sparwood thanks Terry for her outstanding contribution to the community.

Please join us in wishing Terry a healthy, happy, well-deserved retirement.

Temporary Closure: Highway 43 Pedestrian Crosswalk

This is to advise that the Pedestrian Crosswalk on Highway #43 near Aspen Drive remains closed until construction of the
new pedestrian controls for the Middletown Highway 3/43 Intersection Improvements Project are completed. Detour is available under the Highway 43 Railway Overpass. More information available here

Donations for Ponderosa Manor will be accepted up to September 15, 2018

District of Sparwood will continue to collect cash donations (cheque, debit, visa gift cards, etc.) up until September 15, 2018 for the residents of Ponderosa Manor who lost their home in the August 9 fire. Donations will then be disbursed based upon greatest need. 

More information on donating and applying for funding is available here

Sparwood Heights Bins Relocated

Due to the earthworks that is currently underway for the outdoor multipurpose pad, the recycling bins and compost area in Sparwood Heights have been relocated.

Please view the full post for more details.

Skate Park Nearing Completion

We know you’re excited for the new Sparwood Skate Park, but we want to remind everyone that is not quite complete! Everyone must stay out of the fenced off construction area until it is finished

There will be landscaping work happening this weekend and hydroseeding next week and we are imploring our eager skate community to hold off just a little bit longer.

More information available here. 

Evacuation ALERT in Corbin Area Rescinded

The evacuation ALERT for the Corbin area has been rescinded for 10 properties in the community of Corbin and Teck’s Coal Mountain Mine property.

The BC Wildfire Service is reporting the fire is 95% guarded and being held. It remains estimated at 30 hectares in size.

More information can be found here

Notice of Nomination for 2018 General Local Election

Nomination forms are available now at the District Office or online at Sparwood.ca until the close of the nomination period. 

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Provincial State of Emergency Declared

The B.C. government has declared a provincial state of emergency to support the provincewide response to the ongoing wildfire situation.

More information available here