Category : Community Notices & Public Service Announcements

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!

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.

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.

2018 Utilities - Pay Early and Save!

Section 6 (a) and (b) of the Utility and Solid Waste Management Bylaw 1014, 2009 enables the District of Sparwood to apply a discount for property owners on water, sewer and garbage rates when making a payment in January or before the end of each quarter.

Click here for more information.

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.

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. 

New Emergency Social Services Director

Please welcome Joyce Kutzner as the new Emergency Social Services Director (ESSD) for the District of Sparwood.  

Surplus Goods Auction

The District of Sparwood is auctioning several surplus exercise machines. Please click on the ads below for more detail.

Notice of Disposition: a Portion of Lot 245, along Pine Avenue

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of the District of Sparwood’s intention to consider the DISPOSITION OF A PORTION of Lot 245, District Lot 4589, Kootenay District Plan 6786 by way of sale agreement between the District of Sparwood and Larry and Sandra Henriet, owners of 458 Pine Avenue.

This will be considered at the regular Council meeting at 7:00 pm on November 20, 2017.

Remembrance Day Garbage Pick Up

Please take note that there will be no garbage pickup on Friday, November 10, 2017, to observe the Remembrance Day statutory holiday. Garbage that is normally picked up on the Friday will be picked up on Thursday, November 9, 2017.

Notice: Potential Water Shut Off October 23

*UPDATE* The water service repairs are now complete.

Residents please note that water may be shut off for a short period of time between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on October 23, 2017. This is for repairs to the water services in the affected areas. This affects areas in Cherrywood, parts of Cypress Drive, and all of Whiskey Jack.

View the notice here.

City of Fernie Tragedy

A joint media release was issued this afternoon by the Districts of Sparwood and Elkford in response to yesterday's tragedy at the Fernie Memorial Arena.

2016 Statement of Financial Information

The Statement of Financial Information (SOFI) contains a statement of assets and liabilities, operational statement, schedule of debts, schedule of guarantee and indemnity agreements, schedule showing remuneration and expenses paid to or on behalf of employees and schedule showing payments for suppliers of goods or services. It includes employee remuneration and expenses paid over $75,000,Council remuneration and expenses, grants, and accounts paid over $25,000.

District Office Closed Monday October 9

The District Office will be closed on Thanksgiving Monday, October 9th and will be open with regular hours again on Tuesday, October 10th.

Thanksgiving Day Garbage Schedule

There will be no garbage pickup on Thanksgiving Day, Monday October 9th, 2017. Garbage that is normally picked up on the Monday will be picked up on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017.

Notice of Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw

Take Notice, that Council of the District of Sparwood will be considering Permissive Tax Exemption Bylaw 1156, 2014, Amendment Bylaw 1209, 2017 to exempt additional properties from taxation in accordance with sections 224 of the Community Charter.