Category : Community Notices & Public Service Announcements

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.

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.

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). 

Do you have a community event that you would like to share?

The District of Sparwood’s online Community Event Calendar lists community events, meetings, and public input opportunities. Share your event with everyone!

Thinking of starting a business in Sparwood?

Not sure where to start or what type of licence you need? The District of Sparwood has developed a Business Licence Brochure to assist you with the process.  

Youth Action Sparwood: Logo Contest & Survey

Youth Action Sparwood, or YAS, is all about youth-directed, community-supported events and programming for Sparwood teens aged 12 to 18. Survey & Logo Contest underway! 

Sparwood Age-Friendly Plan Approved By Council

Sparwood is now one of BC’s dedicated communities that are making their community a better place for ageing in place, with the adoption of the Age-Friendly Community Plan.

2017 Winter Leisure Guide Available!

Make your New Year's Resolutions today and start planning your fitness schedule for 2017!

Town Hall Meeting on November 16th

Please join Mayor McDougall and Council for a Town Hall meeting. This is your opportunity to share your thoughts on next year’s budget and issues that matter to you and the community.

Heritage Workshop #2

This event is the second part of our initiative to consider how our community can best meet our goal to “encourage, promote and celebrate local heritage, culture and arts". Don't forget to RSVP!

Bridge Missing from Elk Valley Trail

*Update: The bridge was found and is being assessed to determine if it is still useable*

District of Sparwood Receives Honourable Mention Award at UBCM

The District of Sparwood received recognition for its strong leadership in energy conservation in the form of an Honourable Mention award at UBCM.

Valley Riders Open House

The Valley Riders Sparwood Society would like to thank you for you suport and will be hosting an Open House at the Club Grounds on Sunday October 2nd, 2016.