The operation of off-road vehicles will once again be permitted on Crown land throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre, Kamloops Fire Centre and Southeast Fire Centre, effective at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. The campfire prohibitions remain in effect throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre, Kamloops Fire Centre and Southeast Fire Centre. View the information bulletin here.
Note that some area restrictions are still in effect on Crown land in the vicinity of large wildfires in the Cariboo Fire Centre, Kamloops Fire Centre and Southeast Fire Centre. Please visit the BC Wildfire Service website to see where these restrictions still apply.
Sunday, October 1st, 1-4 pm
Join the Elk River Alliance at the 7th Annual Elk River Shoreline Clean-up! Meet at the Sparwood Leisure Centre, adopt a site, clean it up and participate in a volunteer appreciation event!
As of 6:00 p.m. on September 15, 2017, all Sparwood trails are open for public use.
Due to recent changes in weather and fire behaviour, the closure of the Rocky Mountain Forest District will be rescinded effective at noon Pacific time on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.
However, the campfire ban and off-road vehicle (ORV) prohibition remain in effect for the entire region. For more information about the ORV prohibition, please visit: http://ow.ly/LVRt30eCGlM
Please review the full release to see where restrictions still apply.
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This September the District of Sparwood, Mayor and Council will be hosting the 1st Annual Volunteer Appreciation BBQ. This afternoon has been chosen to recognize and thank volunteers in our community.
Sunday September 10th
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Mountain Shadows Campground Group Area
Please RSVP how many of your volunteers are planning on attending to email@example.com or call 250-425-0552 by August 30, 2017.
The current hot, dry and windy conditions have caused an increase in fire behaviour for some modified response fires burning in the east Kootenay. This information bulletin is an update on the status of the fires in the east Kootenay as of September 5, 2017.
Effective at noon Pacific Time on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, all Crown land within the Rocky Mountain Natural Resource District is closed to public access due to the extreme fire danger rating, the number of unprecedented aggressive wildfires throughout the region and moderate winds forecasted over the next few days.
The District is advising residents that there will be no garbage pick up on Labour Day, Monday September 4, 2017. Garbage that is normally picked up on the Monday will be picked up on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.
If you have any questions or concerns about garbage collection, please contact the Public Works Department at 250-425-7760 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Effective immediately (Aug. 18, 2017) this closure applies to the White River Forest Service Road starting at the 32-kilometre mark and the White-East Fork Forest Service Road starting at the 60-kilometre mark. This means that no vehicles are permitted on these sections of road apart from industrial traffic.
BC Wildfire Service is reminding the public that they must stay clear of firefighting aircraft that are collecting water from lakes in the region, including Moyie Lake, Lake Koocanusa and Premier Lake.
Effective at noon (Pacific time) on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, the operation of any off-road vehicle for recreational purposes on Crown land will be prohibited throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre, Kamloops Fire Centre and Southeast Fire Centre. In addition, all on-highway vehicles must remain on defined road surfaces.
Whether you need to leave your home quickly due to an approaching fire, or because of rising flood waters, you should be aware of Evacuation Alerts and Orders, what they mean, and how to prepare yourself and your family.
The District of Sparwood has stepped up its enforcement regarding non-compliant residential garbage to mitigate the human-wildlife conflict and eliminate wind strewn garbage within the community. Please read the rest of this post to learn more about why the District has increased its enforcement of residential waste violations.
The District of Sparwood is accepting bids for Two (2) 75mm (3inch) DB2 Conduits Crossing Highway 3 by Trenchless Excavation. This is for the Middletown Crossing project.
Effective at noon (Pacific time) on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, the operation of any offroad vehicle for recreational purposes on Crown land will be prohibited throughout the Cariboo Fire Centre, Kamloops Fire Centre and Southeast Fire Centre. This includes Sparwood and the Elk Valley. In addition, all on-highway vehicles must remain on defined road surfaces. View the official news release here.
The Pool and Leisure Centre are closed Monday August 7th, 2017 for the BC Day Stat Holiday.
Council for the District of Sparwood will at the Regular Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on August 21, 2017 consider Development Variance Permit 2017-007 for 182 Hemlock Road (Lot 4 BK 3 DL 4589 Kootenay District Plan 3099 PID 014-981-572).
Council received a compiled report of the feedback received from the 2017 Citizen Satisfaction Survey identifying the key findings, emerging trends from the previous survey conducted in 2015, and recommendations to address the comments received from the 216 households which completed the survey.
The Ministry of Environment, in collaboration with the Interior Health Authority, has expanded the Smoky Skies Bulletin issued on Saturday 8th July due to forest fire smoke that is covering the area. The areas now covered are: Kinbasket, North Columbia, West Columbia, East Columbia Yoho Park- Kootenay Park, East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Elk Valley, Kootenay Lake, Arrow Lakes – Slocan Lake, Boundary, Okanagan, Similkameen, Nicola, Fraser Canyon, South Thompson, North Thompson, 100 Mile, Cariboo (North and South), and Chilcotin.