Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Plans Request for Proposals (RFP)

The District is seeking proposals from qualified Engineering Consultants to develop “Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Plans” intended to assist the District in strategic direction, asset management initiatives and both short and long term decision making. Deadline: March 7, 2017 Local Time.

2017-2021 Financial Plan Public 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 on February 28 5-7 pm.

BC Family Day Hours & Garbage Day Pickup

Information regarding office hours, Leisure Centre hours, and garbage pick up for BC Family Day can be found here. 

Hwy 3 between Sparwood and Alberta border remains closed

Highway 3 between Sparwood and the Alberta border remains closed and the estimated time of reopening is unknown at this time according to DriveBC.  Highway 3 between Fernie and Elko because of a high avalanche hazard also closed during the night.

Commercial, Lodgepole Trailer Court, and Matevic Road waste pick-up

Due to the extreme weather conditions today all waste pick-up scheduled for commercial properties, Lodgepole Trailer Court, and Matevic Road will not be picked up today.  The District will make every effort to get to these areas tomorrow.

Heavy Snowfall Leads to Continued Travel and Weather Advisories

The Regional District of East Kootenay issued a media release today in response to the heavy snowfall and continued travel and weather advisories.

Warming Centre opened at Fire Hall

A Warming Centre has been opened at the Fire Hall, located at 479 Pine Avenue, for motorists who have been stranded due to Highway 3 road closure.   

Hwy 3 remains closed in both directions from Sparwood to the AB border

Highway 3 remains closed in both directions from Sparwood to the Alberta border because of limited visibility with heavy snowfall. Residents are urged to stay home and not travel as there is a chance that the highway will remain closed all night.

How would you like to help your community during an emergency or disaster?

The District of Sparwood is currently seeking volunteers to work in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC)  or in Emergency Support Services in the event of an emergency (e.g. fire or flood). 

Do you have a community event that you would like to share?

The District of Sparwood’s online Community Event Calendar lists community events, meetings, and public input opportunities. Share your event with everyone!