Notice of Public Hearing: Cannabis Retail Store Licence Application

Notice is hereby given that an electronic Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday February 16, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, 136 Spruce Avenue, Sparwood, BC, to consider Municipal Council’s recommendation to the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch (LCRB) regarding an application for a non-medical cannabis retail store licence in the District of Sparwood.

2021 Street Art Banner Program Open For Submissions

The District of Sparwood is excited to accept submissions for the 2021 Street Art Banner Program. 

Community Groups Can Now Apply For The Community Initiatives Fund

The 2021/2022 Columbia Basin Trust (the Trust) Community Initiatives (CIP) and Affected Areas (AAP) Programs are now underway.  The deadline to submit proposals for the 2021/2022 Program year to the Regional District of East Kootenay is 2:00 pm on Monday, January 18, 2021.

Sparwood Prepares To Launch Electronic Sign

A new electronic sign will soon be launched as a central communication tool for the District of Sparwood.  

Cancelled: Regular Meeting of Council, January 5, 2021

TAKE NOTICE that the Regular Council Meeting of the District of Sparwood Council scheduled for Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 6:00 PM in Council Chambers, Municipal Office has been CANCELLED.

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

The District of Sparwood is excited to announce that Santa Claus is coming to town. By special request of Sparwood Mayor and Council, Santa is pleased to visit the community and spread some Christmas magic. 

Lifeguard / Instructor II (Part-time)

The District of Sparwood has an excellent employment opportunity for an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual to join the Leisure Services team in the role of Lifeguard / Instructor II.

Pre-registration is now required for public swims and skates

With the ongoing popularity of public skates and public swims and the limited number of patrons that can be accommodated on the ice and in the pool the District is now requesting patrons pre-for the public skate or public swim they would like to attend. 

Sparwood Remembrance Day Virtual Ceremony

This year, the traditional Sparwood Remembrance Day Ceremony will be broadcast online, so residents can safely be part of the event. 

Sparwood seeks resident feedback on Recreation Master Plan

The District of Sparwood is looking forward to gathering public feedback on the final draft of its Recreation Master Plan. 

Opportunities for engagement will be in the form of a virtual open house, electronic and paper surveys, a display in Greenwood Mall, and direct outreach with District Staff.  Further details can be found on Sparwood’s Official Facebook page at, on the website or

Category 3 Fire Ban Amended

Effective at 1:00 pm Mountain time on Thursday, October 15, 2020 the prohibition of Category 3 open fires will be amended throughout the District of Sparwood.

Sparwood Fire Department Hosts Drive Thru Open House

The Sparwood Fire Department is hosting their first ever drive thru open house as part of Fire Prevention Week. Join Mayor, Council and the fire services team on Tuesday, October 13 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. 

Call for Proposals, Website Update and Development

The District of Sparwood is now accepting proposals for Website Update and Development (RFP No. CS 2020-02).

Category 2 Fire Ban Amended

Effective at 1:00 pm Mountain time on Thursday, October, 2020 the prohibition of Category 2 open fires will be amended throughout the District of Sparwood.

Sale of Surplus Equipment

The District of Sparwood has various items of surplus equipment available for sale. Full details can be found in the Sale of Surplus Goods Package. 

Group Fitness Instructors

Are you passionate about fitness?

We are currently looking for outgoing, enthusiastic individuals to share their knowledge and expertise teaching a variety of classes including strength, circuit, spin, cardio and more.

Category 2 Open Burning Ban

Effective at noon Mountain Time on Friday, July 24, 2020, Category 2 open burning will be prohibited within the District of Sparwood. This prohibition is in addition to the Category 3 open burning prohibition that was put in place throughout the District on April 16, 2020.

Sparwood Pool Set To Open

Effective Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 6:30 am, the Sparwood Leisure Centre Pool will be open for public use.  Various health and safety procedures are in place and pool users are asked to familiarize themselves with the new protocols prior to arrival.

Category 2 Fire Ban Amended

Effective at 10 am Mountain time on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 the prohibition of Category 2 open fires will be amended throughout the District of Sparwood.

Sparwood Launches New Street Art Banner Program

The District of Sparwood is pleased to announce the launch of the Street Art Banner Program.