FWCP call for applications for public representative to the Columbia Region Board

Do you want to make a difference to help fish and wildlife in the Columbia Region?

The Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP) is calling for applications for a new public representative to join their Columbia Region Board. The deadline to apply is March 16, 2017. 

Have Your Say!

Every other year, the District conducts a Satisfaction Survey to ask citizens how satisfied they are with District performances, services and the overall quality of life in Sparwood, so that we can plan for the future based on what is important to YOU.

April 3, 2017 Regular Council Meeting Postponed

The Regular Council Meeting scheduled for Monday, April 3, 2017 at 1:00pm has been postponed until Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 1:00pm.

Contact 250.425.6271 if you have any questions.

Invitation to Quote: Tennis Court Resurfacing

The District of Sparwood invites interested parties to submit price quotations for supply and installation of a replacement tennis court surface 

Spring & Summer Leisure Guide (Including Spring Break)

The Spring Break 2017 and Spring/Summer Leisure Guides are now available! 

Invitation to Quote: Chlorination System Replacement

The District of Sparwood invites interested parties to submit price quotations for design and supply a saltwater chlorination system for the Sparwood Aquatic Center’s main pool and hot tub.

RFP: 150 Celebratory Art Project

The Sparwood & District Arts & Heritage Council in partnership with the District of Sparwood, Heritage Canada, and the Canada 150 Foundation is pleased to announce a commission for art work in honor of Canada’s 150-year celebration.

Employment Opportunity: Payroll Accounting Clerk

The District of Sparwood is looking for a self-motivated Payroll Accounting Clerk to join our team on a permanent full-time basis to become part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.  Closing date is Friday, March 24, 2017 at 4:00 PM.

Review the 5-Year Financial Plan

You still have time to provide input on the Five-Year Financial Plan that was presented to the public on February 28, 2017.  

Illegal Dumping, it's a crime!

Dumping residential waste into commercial waste bins is not only unacceptable, it is ILLEGAL.  It is a safety and health hazard that spoils the environment and costs us all. Please dispose of your waste properly by taking it to the Transfer Station, located at 1001 Highway 3.

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.

Employment Opportunity: Chief Facility Maintenance Operator

The District is hiring a Chief Facility Maintenance Operator who will be responsible for overseeing the District's recreation infrastructure maintenance programs. 

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). 

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