October 1, 2018 Council Facts


  • Special Committee of the Whole Meeting in Council Chambers on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 4:00 pm
  • Regular Meeting in Council Chambers on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm
  • Committee of the Whole Meeting in Council Chambers on Monday, October 29, 2018 at 7:00 pm


Public Hearing - Cannabis Retail Stores & Production Facilities

Following the Public Hearing, Zoning Bylaw No. 264, 1981, Amendment Bylaw 1234, 2018 and Business Licence Bylaw No. 849, 2001, Amendment Bylaw 1236, 2018 were adopted by Council. These bylaw amendments regulate the private retail sale of cannabis in Sparwood within the C-1, C-3 and C-4 zones by:

  • limiting the number of allowable private retail stores and hours of operation;
  • imposing security requirements and signage restrictions;
  • prohibiting consumption of cannabis within those stores;
  • establishing the procedure for issuance/renewal of a cannabis retail store licence; and
  • establishing a new licence fee of $500.00.

To learn more see the staff report, Zoning Bylaw Amendment and Business Bylaw Amendment.

Development Variance Permit - 1353 Cypress Drive

Council approved Development Variance Permit 2018-002 for 1353 Cypress Drive to reduce the rear yard setback in the Zoning Bylaw from 7.62 metres to 4.0 metres for construction of a deck, subject to restoration of the abutting municipal property by covering the disturbed area with topsoil, seeding with grass, and planting low-growing shrubs. 

To learn more see the staff report and permit.


Officers and Officials Bylaw Amendment

Officers and Officials Bylaw 1026, 2012, Amendment Bylaw 1238, 2018 was adopted. This bylaw amended some of the powers, duties, and functions of the Director of Corporate Services.

To learn more see the bylaw.

Municipal Ticket Information Bylaw

Municipal Ticket Information Bylaw 1233, 2018 was adopted. This bylaw removed fine reductions for tickets paid within 30 days related to obstruction or safety matters; included fines for non-compliance with the new Community Standards Bylaw; and removed schedules for the bylaws that were replaced because of the new Community Standards Bylaw.

To learn more see the bylaw.


On-Street Parking Regulations

October 1 – March 31

Reminder to residents that the District’s Off-Street Parking Regulations came into effect on October 1st.  The Sparwood Traffic, Parking and Highway Regulation Bylaw No. 472, 1987 prohibits on-street parking between 6:00 am to 4:00 pm from October 1 to March 31 inclusive.  Residents should note that:

  • Parking on the street during snow plowing, snow removal, snow hauling, or sanding operations is prohibited;
  • That no advance warning is required under the bylaw and section 189 (1) (n) of the Motor Vehicle Act and offending vehicles will be towed; and
  • It is an offence under the Community Standards Bylaw to push, place or throw or allow to be pushed, placed or thrown any snow or ice upon a highway or lane.

Please make appropriate arrangements for parking your vehicles.

2018 General Local Election

Vote for your Mayor and Councillors

Candidates for the office of Mayor:

KUTZNER, Joyce Sparwood, BC

WILKS, David Sparwood, BC

WILTON, Joanne 472B Engelmann Spruce Dr, Sparwood, BC

Candidates for the Office of Councillor

ANGUS, Wendy Sparwood, BC

BAHER, John 8468 Baher Rd N, Sparwood, BC

BAYTALUKE, Hungry 259 Blue Spruce Cres, Sparwood, BC

BOWEN, Brad 414 Willow Pl, Sparwood, BC

CARDOZO, Amy 1270 Ponderosa Dr, Sparwood

CHRISTENSEN, Jason Sparwood, BC

FRERE, Josh 1255 Pinyon Rd, Sparwood, BC

JARINA, Joe 411 Engelmann Spruce Dr, Sparwood, BC

MORTIMER, Art 446 Engelmann Spruce Dr, Sparwood, BC

SAAD, Sonny Sparwood, BC

SENYCZ, Simon Sparwood, BC

The Office of School Trustee was elected by acclamation.

If you are not on the list of electors, you may register at the time of voting by completing the required application form available at the voting place. Bring two (2) pieces of ID that together prove identity and residence.

Advance Voting:

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 and Tuesday, October 16, 2018

8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Sparwood Seniors Citizen Drop-In Centre

101-4th Avenue, Sparwood, BC

General Voting

Saturday, October 20, 2018

8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Henry Volkmann Memorial Complex (Leisure Centre), Curling Rink Concourse

367 Pine Avenue, Sparwood, BC

Go to www.Sparwood.ca for election details or contact the Chief Election Officer, Kevin Allen, by email (chiefelectionofficer@sparwood.ca) or telephone (250.425.6271), for more information.

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