Garbage Pickup Rescheduled - Canada Day 2017

Take Note!

There will be no garbage pickup on the Canada Day stat holiday on Friday, June 30th! Garbage that is normally picked up on Friday will be picked up on Thursday, June 29th instead!

See the official notice here.

BC Hydro Power Outage

BC Hydro requires a five-hour outage to complete maintenance work on the transformer at the Sparwood Substation. The outage is needed so they can switch the substation’s transformer.

The outage is scheduled for five hours on Sunday, June 25 from 2 to 7 am MDT.  It will affect approximately 2,700 customers in the town of Sparwood, Sparwood Heights and the Lower Elk Valley Road; Highway 3 from Sparwood Transfer Staion, east to Michel Creek Road; and north on Highway 43 to Bursato Road.

Canada Day 150

Celebrate Canada’s 150th in Sparwood


2016 Annual Municipal Report

The District of Sparwood’s 2016 Annual Municipal Report is now available for public view. The report will be presented and reviewed by Council at a special meeting on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm. Residents are encouraged to provide their feedback in person at the meeting or in writing to or in person at the District Office.

Employment Opportunity: Public Works Foreman

The District of Sparwood is hiring! We are looking for a self‐motivated Public Works Foreman to join our team on a full‐time permanent basis.

2016 Carbon Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) Climate Action/Carbon Neutral Progress Survey

The District of Sparwood has completed the 2016 Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) Public Report as required by the Province of BC. The CARIP Report summarizes the actions taken in 2016 and those proposed for 2017 to reduce corporate and community‐wide energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and reports on progress towards achieving carbon neutrality.   

Overnight Vehicle and RV Storage!

The District of Sparwood provides overnight vehicle storage (including travel trailers, RV’s, etc.) at our impound lot for any vehicle that is parked on public park and greenbelts areas!

Costs include impoundment fees and fines ranging from $125 - $500.

2017 Tax Notices

The 2017 Tax Notices have been mailed out. If you are a new owner and do not receive a tax notice by June 14, 2017, please come into the District Office to obtain a duplicate copy.

Claim the 2017 Home Owner Grant here! 

Notice to Bidders: Middletown Crossing Trail Grading and Building


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Development Variance Permit 2017-004: 1200 Matevic Road

Council for the District of Sparwood will at the Regular Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on June 19, 2017 consider Development Variance Permit 2017-004 for 1200 Matevic Road (Lot 3 DL 8523 Kootenay District Plan 15783 PID 008-481-458)

Public Notice: Meeting Cancelled May 29, 2017

Please take notice that the Committee of the Whole meeting of the District of Sparwood Council scheduled for Monday, May 29, 2017 at 7:00 PM in Council Chambers, Municipal Office has been CANCELLED.

BC Hydro Columbia Operations Conference Call for General Public

BC Hydro will be providing an opportunity for their Operations Planners to share information with the general public on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 11:00 am MT (10:00 am Pacific Daylight Time) about how they are preparing for high water levels this year and planning for flood operations, if needed.  

Deadline to register is Noon on Monday, May 15, 2017.

Baby Bed Pilot Project

Children First/Success by 6 is working in partnership with Interior Health East Kootenay Public Health Nursing to pilot a project designed to promote safe sleep for infants as well as an early and meaningful connection with Public Health Nursing and community resources for first time parents in the East Kootenay.

Baby beds will be available at no cost for all families having their first baby on or after June 1, 2017 (while supplies last).

Request for Proposals: Primary and Auxiliary Building Automation

The District of Sparwood invites interested parties to submit proposals for the integration of a Building Automation System that will provide web based oversight of District facilities. Interested parties must submit proposals for the project listed above no later than June 23, 2017 at 3:00 pm MDT. 

Development Variance Permit 2017-002: 141B Aspen Drive

Council for the District of Sparwood will at the Regular Meeting at 1:00 p.m. on June 5, 2017 will consider Development Variance Permit 2017-002 for 141B Aspen Drive (Lot 1 DL 4589 Kootenay District Plan NEP60574 PID 023-956-402)

Development Variance Permit 2017-003: 628 Sparwood Drive

Council for the District of Sparwood will at the Regular Meeting at 1:00 p.m. on June 5, 2017 will consider Development Variance Permit 2017-003 for 628 Sparwood Drive (Lot 4 DL 4589 Kootenay District Plan 14330 PID 009-835-172)

Residential Spring Cleanup

It's that time of year again where you can sign up to have one pickup truck load of refuse removed from your property!

Cost is $20 (seniors 65+ free) and the deadline to sign up is Friday, May 19th. Click for more details on what can and cannot be picked up. 

Day of Mourning Memorial Ceremony and Miner's Memorial Wall Unveiling

Day of Mourning Memorial Ceremony and Miner's Memorial Wall Unveiling

Meet on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 12:00 noon in Centennial Square for the Procession to Titan Park where the Ceremony will be held.

Easter 2017 Weekend Hour & Garbage Pickup

Easter hours, Leisure Centre hours, and garbage schedule pickup available here. 

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