Spring Break Pool Schedule 2018

The Spring Break Recreation Schedule is now available online. Check out the Swim Schedule & Spring Break Swim Lessons.

Special Public Avalanche Warning for Interior BC Ranges

Special Public Avalanche Warning in effect immediately until the end of the day Monday, February 12, 2018.

Avalanche Canada issued a Special Public Avalanche Warning for recreational backcountry users, in effect immediately until the end of the day Monday, February 12. The warning applies to the following regions: Lizard Range & Flathead, South Rockies, Purcells, Kootenay Boundary, South & North Columbia, Cariboos, and North Rockies. For a map of the regions involved, click here.

2018-2022 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. Council invites and encourages the public to attend and provide feedback that will assist Council in setting priorities for our community.

Tuesday, February 27th from 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Council Chambers, 136 Spruce Avenue

Winter Storm Warning for Elk Valley

Environment Canada has just issued a snowfall warning for the East Kootenay (including Cranbrook/Kimberley and Columbia Valley) and an Winter Storm Warning for the Elk Valley.

The latest status and details on all alerts, can be found here: http://www.weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html

Notice of Half-Masting

The Sparwood Fire Service would like to send our condolences to Captain Murrell’s family and our Brother Fire Fighters at the Cranbrook Fire Department.

Occasion :
Death of Captain Clayton Murrell from the Cranbrook Fire Department, British Columbia, who passed away on February 3, 2018 as the result of a motor vehicle incident. Captain Murrell was a 25-year member with the Cranbrook Fire Department.

Mailing Addresses

Are you receiving your mail from the District of Sparwood? If not, we may have an incorrect mailing address for you.

Email us at sparwood@sparwood.ca or come into the Municipal Office (136 Spruce Ave) today to update your information!

Employment Opportunity: Cash (Casual on Call)

The District of Sparwood is accepting applications for a Cashier (Casual on Call) in the Community and Facility Services Department. The Casual on Call Cashier provides exemplary customer service and is well versed in facility policies, procedures, programs and events. Read the full blog post for more details.

BC Family Day Garbage Pickup

Please note that there will be no garbage pickup on the BC Family Day statutory holiday - Monday, February 12th, 2018. Garbage that is normally picked up on the Monday will instead be picked up on Tuesday, February 13th, 2018.

"2018 Utilities - Pay Early and Save" Discount offer ends January 31, 2018

Please note that the Total 2018 Rate for Apartment/Strata Condo** on the back of your utility bills does NOT include your Garbage rate. Please contact our office at 250-425-6271 to get the correct rate for your property if paying for the year.

Student Employment Opportunity: Summer Parks and Greenbelt Workers

The District of Sparwood is looking for energetic and enthusiastic students who will be employed for the summer as parks and greenbelt workers beginning May 7, 2018 through to August 24, 2018.  

Deadline for applications is 4:00pm (MDT) on Thursday, March 29, 2018.

Municipal Land Disposition Policy

At their meeting on December 18, 2017, Council of the District of Sparwood adopted a new policy, the Municipal Land Disposition Policy, to guide decisions about the sale of municipal land. This policy specifically applies to cases where property owners submit a request to the District to purchase adjacent municipal land.

Public Hearing on M1 Light Industrial zoning amendment to Reconvene on January 15, 2018

The Public Hearing regarding the proposed amendment to the M-1 Light Industrial zone which began on December 4, 2017 has been adjourned to reconvene at the regular meeting on January 15, 2018, at 7:00pm in Council Chambers, to provide District staff with additional time to consult with property owners that may be impacted by the proposed change and obtain their feedback on the new options for Council’s consideration.

Request for Proposals: Sparwood Floodplain Risk Assessment

The District of Sparwood has uploaded a Request for Proposals (RFP) to BC Bid. This RFP is for Floodplain Risk Assessment, Mapping and Mitigation. Please visit BC Bid for full details or read the full blog post on our website here.

Media Release: Middletown Contract Awarded

December 11th, 2017, the District of Sparwood Council awarded the Middletown Crossing - Highway 3/43 Intersection Improvements.

Click here to read the media release.

Employment Opportunity: Lifeguard Instructor 2

The District of Sparwood is accepting applications for the position of Lifeguard Instructor 2 with the Community & Facility Services Department.

Please click here to view the posting.

2018 Winter Leisure Guide

The 2018 Winter Leisure Guide is now available online and for pick up at The Sparwood Leisure Centre. See inside for details on Swim Lessons, Child, Teen and Adult Programs as well as Events and Community Contacts. 

Registration is now open for all Programs including Gymnastics and Spin Classes 

Click Here Sparwood Leisure Guide Winter 2018 

Proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendment: Changes to the Light Industrial M-1 Zone

A Public Hearing will be held on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, 136 Spruce Avenue, Sparwood, BC, to consider a proposed amendment to the District of Sparwood “Zoning Bylaw No. 264 1981”.

In general terms, Bylaw 1213 cited as "Zoning Bylaw No. 264, 1981 Amendment Bylaw 1213, 2017” will remove offices as a principal use in the Light Industrial zone. Offices will still be permitted as accessory uses. This will not prohibit any existing office uses in this zone from continuing to exist.

Please review the entire blog post for more information.

Capital Budget Discussions Tonight

Council will be discussing the proposed capital budget expenditures for the 2018-2022 Financial Plan (the “Plan”) at the Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday, November 27, 2017 at 7pm in Council Chambers. They will have the opportunity to review and adjust the Plan to ensure that it is in line with their strategic goals and objectives.

Media Release: Sparwood is Drilling for Water

The District of Sparwood has commenced work on locating a new community drinking water supply, near Cummings Creek. Work is proceeding, funded by Teck, in consultation with the Interior Health Authority and regulations of the Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy.

View the media release here.

Winterfest Invite

“Hey, do you have a minute?”
You are invited to share your thoughts about the future of Winterfest.
Lets get together
November 20, 2017 
6:00 pm 
Leisure Centre Boardroom  
We need your support! Help keep this Winter Celebration going by sharing your thoughts and ideas. 
Join us on November 20th.