Garbage Collection Enforcement Activities

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.

Middletown Crossing Project Page

We have created a dedicated web page for the Middletown Crossing Highway 3/43 Intersection Improvements project. You can view the page at www.sparwood.ca/middletown and it will be updated as major stages of the project progress.

Changes to Commercial & Multi-Family Garbage Pick-Up

Council will be considering allowing commercial businesses and multi-family developments to contract their own garbage pick-up at the September 5, 2017 regular meeting.

BC Day Garbage Pick Up Schedule

BC Day Garbage Pickup Schedule

There will be no garbage pickup on Monday, August 7th, 2017.

Garbage that is normally picked up on the Monday will be picked up on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017.

Campfires banned within the District of Sparwood

FRIDAY, JULY 7, 2017, SPARWOOD, BC – Effective 6:00 pm Mountain time on Friday, July 7, 2017, campfires will be prohibited throughout the Southeast Fire Centre, including the District of Sparwood, to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect public safety.

This campfire ban will remain in place until the public is otherwise notified.

Sparwood receives in excess of $100,000 from the Celebrate Canada Fund!

The District of Sparwood was one of many communities to receive funding from the 2017 Celebrate Canada Fund.  The $224,400 project includes $100,620 from Western Economic Diversification Canada and the Community Infrastructure Program.  Four projects at the Leisure Centre will take place in the summer and fall of 2017.  Residents will see a new pickleball and tennis court surface and a new indoor play centre at the pool.  The aquatic centre will also receive a new salt water chlorination system and hot tub filter. All four projects are made possible with funding through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program grant.

NOTICE: Alternative Approval Process for Lease Agreement with School District No. 5

The District of Sparwood has initiated an Alternate Approval Process, otherwise known as a counter-petition, to obtain elector approval to enter into a 10-Year Lease Agreement with School District #5 for 1351 Ponderosa Drive for the installation of a multi-use outdoor facility to replace the tennis and basketball courts located in the Cherrywood subdivision.

NOTICE: Road Line Painting Work

UPDATE: Note that line painting will continue until the evening of July 3. Thanks to all residents for your patience and we apologize for the inconvenience this has created.

The District of Sparwood is advising residents that road line painting work will be starting the night of June 26 and will continue each night until July 3. The District is requesting that residents please move vehicles off public roads in the evenings to avoid interfering with the line painting work. For more information please contact Public Works at 250.425.7760 or publicworks@sparwood.ca.

District Office Canada Day Weekend Closure

The District office will be recognizing Friday June 30th as our Canada Day Statutory Holiday and the office will be closed. We will be open as usual on Monday July 3rd – Don’t forget! Taxes are Due Tuesday July 4th, 2017. Penalties apply for any outstanding balances after July 4th.

FJM Kindergarten Class Pushes Sparwood's Buttons

The District of Sparwood has introduced three new LED illuminated crosswalks. The District opted to go with solar powered LED crosswalks. The lights have dual panels to ensure batteries are charged efficiently and in an environmentally friendly manner.

Garbage Pickup Rescheduled - Canada Day 2017

Take Note!

There will be no garbage pickup on the Canada Day stat holiday on Friday, June 30th! Garbage that is normally picked up on Friday will be picked up on Thursday, June 29th instead!

See the official notice here.

BC Hydro Power Outage

BC Hydro requires a five-hour outage to complete maintenance work on the transformer at the Sparwood Substation. The outage is needed so they can switch the substation’s transformer.

The outage is scheduled for five hours on Sunday, June 25 from 2 to 7 am MDT.  It will affect approximately 2,700 customers in the town of Sparwood, Sparwood Heights and the Lower Elk Valley Road; Highway 3 from Sparwood Transfer Staion, east to Michel Creek Road; and north on Highway 43 to Bursato Road.

2016 Annual Municipal Report

The District of Sparwood’s 2016 Annual Municipal Report is now available for public view. The report will be presented and reviewed by Council at a special meeting on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm. Residents are encouraged to provide their feedback in person at the meeting or in writing to sparwood@sparwood.ca or in person at the District Office.

2016 Carbon Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) Climate Action/Carbon Neutral Progress Survey

The District of Sparwood has completed the 2016 Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) Public Report as required by the Province of BC. The CARIP Report summarizes the actions taken in 2016 and those proposed for 2017 to reduce corporate and community‐wide energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and reports on progress towards achieving carbon neutrality.   

Overnight Vehicle and RV Storage!

The District of Sparwood provides overnight vehicle storage (including travel trailers, RV’s, etc.) at our impound lot for any vehicle that is parked on public park and greenbelts areas!

Costs include impoundment fees and fines ranging from $125 - $500.

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.

Christmas Holiday Garbage Pick up Schedule 2017

District of Sparwood Public Works Department

2017 Holiday Hours and Information

Closed:  December 25th and 26th/17

and January 1st/18

Household Garbage Collection

All garbage normally picked up on Monday December 25th, 2017 and Tuesday December 26th, 2017 will be picked up on Wednesday December 27th, 2017.  All garbage normally picked up on Monday January 1st, 2018 will be picked up on Tuesday January 2nd, 2018.  PLEASE HAVE YOUR GARBAGE SET OUT BY 8:00 A.M. There are no limits on number of garbage CANS from December 18th to January 12th however ALL CANS must have a tight-fitting lid and weigh less than 50 lbs. A reminder that cardboard is banned from the landfill site and must not be put out with your household refuse. Christmas wrapping “paper” (not foil) can be recycled. All uncontaminated cardboard must be RECYCLED.

                                                                       

Discarding Christmas Trees

You may drop off your old Christmas trees at either compost sites in Sparwood.

The District will provide pick up service for those who are unable to drop them off.  Leave the tree at your curb for pickup anytime up to January 12th, 2018.  Please ensure that you have removed the tinsel before discarding tree.  For further information, please contact the Public Works Department at 250-425-7760.

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.