2017 Fall Pool & Arena Schedule

Fall Pool & Arena Schedule 

Information Bulletin: Update on fires in the east Kootenay

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.

Notice to Bidders: Outdoor Multipurpose Recreation Facility

Contractors with proven experience and expertise with earthworks and utilities installation are invited to submit proposals setting out one or more means by which the goals, objectives, and other requirements of this request may be best met. The outdoor surface is designed as a multi-use surface allowing for basketball, tennis, pickle ball and will also be able to be converted into an ice surface in the winter months.

Information Bulletin: Back-country Closure

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.

Labour Day Garbage Collection

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 publicworks@sparwood.ca

BC Wildfire Service Newsletter

The newsletter, released by BC Wildfire Service on August 26, 2017, provides the public with an update on this year’s fire season, road closures, off-road travel and backroad restrictions, fire bans and permits, hunting, and tips on collecting firewood.

Information Bulletin: Road Closure for White River Complex wildfire

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 boaters to stay clear of firefighting aircraft

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.

Off-road vehicles restricted in back-country

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.

What to do if you are evacuated from your home?

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.

Notice to Bidders: Middletown Crossing DB2 Conduit Crossings

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.

Off-road vehicles restricted in backcountry!

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.

2017 BC Day Stat

The Pool and Leisure Centre are closed Monday August 7th, 2017 for the BC Day Stat Holiday.

Development Variance Permit 2017-007: 182 Hemlock Road

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).

Citizen Satisfaction Survey Results

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.

Media Release: Smoky Skies Bulletin Expanded to include Kootenays

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.

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Off-Leash Dog Parks!

District of Sparwood Staff are exploring the option of creating one or more off-leash dog parks in Sparwood to provide an area for dog owners to let their dogs off-leash. We have created a survey (download the survey .pdf here!) for residents to complete so we can gather input about off-leash park(s) in Sparwood.

NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION: MIDDLETOWN CROSSING – HIGHWAY 3/43 INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS – BC HYDRO ACCESS TRAIL

Construction activities for the access road for relocation of the overhead powerlines will commence on July 5, 2017.

Summer Swim Schedule (July 3 - August 20, 2017)

Cool off this summer at the Leisure Centre! Come out for an early morning swim, aquafit, lane swim, family swim, public swim, or free swims late afternoon on Fridays (4:00 - 5:30 pm) between July 3 and August 20, 2017.

Development Variance Permit 2017-005: 1236 Pinyon Road

Council for the District of Sparwood will at the Regular Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on July 17, 2017 consider Development Variance Permit 2017-005 for 1236 Pinyon Road (Lot B DL 6251 Kootenay District Plan 14454 PID 008-930-295)