Category 2 open burning prohibited

The District of Sparwood has implemented a Category 2 open burn prohibition until further notice.

More details available at the BC Wildfire Service.

2018 Mosquito Control Update

There has been a significant increase in mosquito complaints this year. Our mosquito control contractor is monitoring all the regular sites every week and there has been little evidence of any significant quantities of larvae at all in almost all of them.

Employment Opportunity: Office Clerk 1 (Reception)

The District of Sparwood is looking to fill the position of Reception – Office Clerk I, who, under the direction of the Deputy Director of Finance, will primarily be responsible to receive and refer citizens and incoming telephone calls to the appropriate persons, and to receive and process customer payments.

View the job advertisement here.
View the job complete description here.

Employment Opportunity: Casual Labourer

We invite applications for a Casual Labourer position to join the Public Works Department typically between October 1 and March 31 each year to assist with winter operations and on an on-call basis. This position may be called in other times of the year to cover other absences throughout the year.

View the post here.

Summer Pool Schedule 2018

The Summer Pool Schedule effective July 3 - Sept 3, 2018. Check out the Pool Schedule, you will also find Summer Swim Lessons and Special Pool Events. 

Off-Leash Dog Park Location Survey

The Dog Park Working Group is seeking input from the public on their preferences between two possible locations for an off-leash dog park in Sparwood. You can complete the survey here.

Notice to Bidders: Sparwood Well #4 Watermain

The District of Sparwood invites Contractors with proven utility and road construction experience and expertise to submit tenders for

  • Construction of two watermains;
  • 4 watermain undercrossings;
  • Intersection improvement and isolated road repair works;
  • Supply and installation of conduit and pull boxes for future fibre optics;
  • Gravel trail construction; and
  • Topsoil stripping, replacement and hydroseeding.

More details available here. 

2018 Property Taxes Due July 4

Reminder that property taxes are due by July 4. 

You can pay in person at 136 Spruce Avenue, online through your bank, or by mailing a cheque (ensure we receive the cheque before July 4 to avoid the penalty, note that post marks will not be accepted as proof of payment date). 

Make sure to claim your Home Owner Grant, even if you cannot fully pay your taxes, by July 4 as after this date a 10% penalty will be added to all unpaid taxes from the current year. 

More information is available on our website at www.sparwood.ca/taxes

2018 Now Hiring

We are looking for ALL  program and fitness 
instructors who are interested in introducing 
new programs to the Sparwood Leisure Center!

Temporary Pedestrian Detour - Highway 43

This is to advise that the Pedestrian Crosswalk on Highway #43 near Aspen Drive has been closed until construction of the new pedestrian controls for the Middletown Highway 3/43 Intersection Improvements Project are completed.

Click here to read the full notice. 

2018 Summer Flyer

The 2018 Summer Flyer is now available online and for pick up at the Leisure Centre 

Survey on the recreational use and sale of cannabis

The District of Sparwood is seeking residents input into the recreational use and sale of cannabis in Sparwood.  The information you provide will help Council determine the extent to which the District will regulate the location of retail stores (including setting distance requirements between cannabis retail stores and schools, daycares and other land uses); personal cultivation; commercial production; consumption on municipal property and public places; and whether to impose security requirements and additional restrictions on the hours of operation.

Click here to participate in this survey.

Sprinkling Regulations

A reminder that the District of Sparwood sprinkling regulations are in effect from June 1 through September 30 each year to promote water conservation.

Request for Proposals: Livability Study

The District of Sparwood is seeking proposals from qualified professionals to undertake a Livability Study for the municipality. Proponents are expected to demonstrate experience in developing and analyzing quality of life indicators, engaging with communities, and studying and defining community well-being, recognizing the importance of the natural environment in physical/mental health outcomes.

View the RFP document here or on BC Bid.

Update on low water pressure in Sparwood Heights

The water system and pumps are back online and operating normally.

Sparwood Fitness Centre 24hr Access

The wait is over! The Weight Room is now available for 24 hour access A waiver MUST be signed prior to use.

Victoria Day Garbage Schedule Change

Please note that there will be NO GARBAGE PICKUP on the VICTORIA DAY STATUTORY HOLIDAY, Monday MAY 21st, 2018. 

Garbage that is normally picked up on the Monday will be picked up on Tuesday MAY 22nd, 2018.

District of Sparwood Operations Department
250.425.7760
publicworks@sparwood.ca

Second Quarter Utility Bills Delayed

The second quarter utility bills have been delayed due to an unexpected delay with bill printing. Bills are expected to be delivered mid-week during the week of May 7, 2018. If you haven't received your utility bill by Monday, May 14th, please contact the District office at 250.425.6271 or sparwood@sparwood.ca.

Building? Renovating? Buying? Energy Efficiency Public Open House

Are you building? renovating? buying? Do you want to learn about where your energy goes in your home and energy efficient construction practices? Attend a public open house on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Located at the Vantage Point Show Home, 2104 Whiskey Jack Drive, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Senior's Birthday Book

Sparwood commemorates seniors turning 75 years of age

The District of Sparwood recognizes the contribution that seniors make to our community. Those Sparwood seniors who have, or will, reach the age of 75 years this year are invited to meet with Mayor McDougall and members of Council to sign the “Senior’s Birthday Book”.