Newline Skate Parks is anticipated to start construction on the Sparwood Skate Park on April 26th
Due to low snow conditions, the toboggan hill is currently closed for the season We thank you for your understanding and hope to see you out enjoying the hill again next winter!
Construction for the Middletown Crossing project will begin in April. Projex, the firm awarded the contract for the project, have finished the bulk of their construction equipment mobilization and are gearing up to begin earthworks on the southwest portion of the site in April. It is anticipated that the earthworks for the southwest portion will be finished by the end of April.
**UPDATE** Event date changed to May 6 due to snow still on trails and parks.
The District of Sparwood is challenging local clubs, workplaces, and families to come out on Sunday, May 6, from 10 am to 1pm, for our fifth annual Sparwood Community Cleanup to help clean up the garbage that has accumulated throughout the winter. Click here to see the event on Facebook.
A meeting of the Parcel Tax Review Panel will take place on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 6:45 p.m. in Council Chambers, 136 Spruce Avenue, Sparwood, BC, regarding the following bylaws:
The District of Sparwood’s spring street sweeping program is underway. The purpose of the program is to remove sanding material and debris that has accumulated on roads and boulevards from winter road maintenance.
From Saturday March 24 to approximately Monday April 9, Teck will be transporting raw coal from Elkview Operations along Highway 3 and Corbin Road to be processed at Coal Mountain Operations processing plant. Coal is being transported to Coal Mountain in order to use the existing facilities there and optimize operations across the Elk Valley.
In preparation for the work to commence on the Middletown – Highway 3/43 Intersection Improvements project, Fiorentino Bros Contracting Ltd will soon be burning the remaining slash piles from the 2017 clearing for BC Hydro’s Access Trail. As such, there will be smoke created, and we ask residents not to be alarmed.
The District of Sparwood and Ktunaxa Nation are collaborating to host a Community to Community Forum for representatives from local government within QUKIN ʔAMAKʔIS (Raven’s Land). This is the first event of its kind in the Elk Valley where leaders from Elkford, Fernie, Sparwood, the Regional District of East Kootenay and the Ktunaxa Nation will gather to explore what reconciliation means to them.
Due to the two statutory holidays, Good Friday and Easter Monday, there will be no garbage pickup scheduled. Garbage that would normally be picked up on Friday, March 30th will be picked up on Thursday, March 29th and garbage that would normally be picked up on Monday, April 2nd will be picked up on Tuesday, April 3rd.
Special meeting to consider adoption of bylaw amendment to increase garbage volume limit and award contract for residential waste collection.
The District of Sparwood has created an information sheet on municipal land disposition. Please review the blog post for full details.
The Spring Break Recreation Schedule is now available online. Check out the Swim Schedule & Spring Break Swim Lessons.
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.
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.
This event occurred on Tuesday, February 27th from 3:00 – 5:00 pm at Council Chambers.
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
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.
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.