Final Livability Survey Released!

The third and final survey for the Livability Study is now available! Fill it out here. We need your responses to help complete the best measurement of quality of life in Sparwood! The data from this survey will be combined with data collected from other sources to produce a baseline snapshot of quality of life in Sparwood. The survey is open until July 26.

Visit www.sparwood.ca/livable for more info about this initiative. 

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 District of Sparwood has an opening for someone from the community who would like to volunteer their time to participate on the Socio-Community and Economic Effects Advisory Committee (SCEEAC). You will work with representatives from the District and Teck to help ensure that impacts from the mine on the Sparwood community are mitigated and managed in the most adaptive, effective way possible.

Please view the full opportunity here.

Read more about the SCEEAC's work and the Baldy Ridge Extension at www.sparwood.ca/livable.

Annual General Meeting for June 25, 2019 @ 5:45 pm

CORRECTION to meeting start time.  The special meeting of Council on June 25, 2019 to consider the 2018 Annual Municipal Report and a closed matter under section 90(1)(j) of the Community Charter will begin at 5:45 pm. We apologize for any confusion which the incorrect start time on the agenda may have caused you.

The Great Trail Treasure Hunt

Grab your friends, gear up and hunt for over 200 treasures across Canada. Win amazing prizes by discovering hidden boxes along The Great Trail, the longest recreational trail in the world!

For more information click 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

2019 Coal Miner Days!

Sparwood Coal Miner Days Society is excited to announce that this year’s events will be all week-long June 3- 9. Each year we work hard to bring a fun, inexpensive weekend to the residents and visitors of Sparwood, while highlighting all of the great things that our community has to offer.

Click here for more information

Reminder to Lock the Garbage Bins

The District of Sparwood would like to remind all residents on the importance of properly securing their garbage containers. Bears are actively on the prowl for food and unsecured garbage poses a severe risk for human-wildlife conflict.

More information is available here

2019 Volunteer Celebration

Join the District of Sparwood Mayor and Council for their Annual
Volunteer Appreciation Day.

We are celebrating all Volunteers in Sparwood who make our community a better place to live!

Click here for more information. 

Request for Proposals: Youth Action Sparwood Youth Coordinator

The District of Sparwood is requesting proposals from qualified proponents for the continued development and delivery of the Youth Action Sparwood Youth Network initiative. 

RFP closes May 2, 2019 at 4:00 pm local time. 

Click here to read the full post and view the RFP. 

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

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

New Procedure Bylaw 1245

Notice is hereby given that the Council for the District of Sparwood is proposing to replace its current Council Procedure Bylaw 1022, 2009, by adopting “Procedure Bylaw 1245, 2019” at their February 19, 2019 regular meeting.

To learn more click here

Livability Workshops

We are holding two workshops for the Livability Study and you’re invited! You can register for either of two workshops: an afternoon workshop on Feb. 19 or an evening workshop on Feb 20. These workshops will be deeper dives into some of the data we have begun collecting from the questionnaire and interviews, and are a way to tell us more about livability if you didn’t get to say everything you wanted to say in the questionnaire. Please follow this link to register.

Special Council Meeting on Tuesday, January 29, 2019

TAKE NOTICE that a special meeting of the District of Sparwood Council will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 6:00 PM in Council Chambers, Municipal Office located at 136 Spruce Avenue to hold an informal hearing for Development Variance Permit 2019-001.

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

Development Variance Permit 2019-001

Council for the District of Sparwood will at the Special Meeting at 6:00 p.m. on January 29, 2019 will consider Development Variance Permit 2019-001 for 319 Pacific Yew Crescent to increase the maximum site coverage for an accessory building to construct a detached garage. 

More information is available here