Category : Featured

Wildlife Safety and Bear Spray Training Workshop to take place in Sparwood

Wildlife safety and bear spray training workshop to take place in Sparwood. 

Sparwood Photo Contest

Show us what you love about Sparwood! Visit our Facebook page to enter the contest at https://www.facebook.com/Sparwood.BC/

Final Livability Survey Released!

The third and final survey for the Livability Study is now available! Fill it out here. We need your responses to help complete the best measurement of quality of life in Sparwood! The data from this survey will be combined with data collected from other sources to produce a baseline snapshot of quality of life in Sparwood. The survey is open until July 26.

Visit www.sparwood.ca/livable for more info about this initiative. 

New Crosswalks Address Pedestrian Safety

The District of Sparwood is pleased to announce the implementation of two LED illuminated crosswalks which are now fully operational on the Pine Avenue – Aspen Drive Intersection leading to Tim Hortons and the top of Red Cedar Drive hill.

For more information visit www.sparwood.ca/blog/news/2019-07-04NewCrosswalksAddressPedestrianSafety

2019 Tax Notices

Notice, that the deadline for paying your 2019 property taxes without penalty is this Thursday, July 4. 

If you live in your home as your principal residence, but cannot pay your tax bill, you should still claim your Home Owner Grant. Penalty applies to all taxes, including the grant portion outstanding after the due date of July 4.

Click here for more information. 

Volunteer Opportunity Extended! SCEEAC

The District of Sparwood has an opening for someone from the community who would like to volunteer their time to participate on the Socio-Community and Economic Effects Advisory Committee (SCEEAC). You will work with representatives from the District and Teck to help ensure that impacts from the mine on the Sparwood community are mitigated and managed in the most adaptive, effective way possible.

Please view the full opportunity here.

Read more about the SCEEAC's work and the Baldy Ridge Extension at www.sparwood.ca/livable.

Annual General Meeting for June 25, 2019 @ 5:45 pm

CORRECTION to meeting start time.  The special meeting of Council on June 25, 2019 to consider the 2018 Annual Municipal Report and a closed matter under section 90(1)(j) of the Community Charter will begin at 5:45 pm. We apologize for any confusion which the incorrect start time on the agenda may have caused you.

The Great Trail Treasure Hunt

Grab your friends, gear up and hunt for over 200 treasures across Canada. Win amazing prizes by discovering hidden boxes along The Great Trail, the longest recreational trail in the world!

For more information click here.

Cemetery Master Plan Survey Released

The District of Sparwood is preparing a cemetery master plan for Elk Valley (Michel) and Rivercrest cemeteries to enhance the aesthetics, functionality and expand the range of interment options to better serve the community. A brief survey has been released to obtain more information from the public.

More information can be found online here: https://bit.ly/2wOSJtI

The District of Sparwood Prohibits Category 3 Fires

Effective at noon Mountain time on Thursday, June 14, 2019, Category 3 open fires will be prohibited throughout the District of Sparwood.

More info can be found at http://www.sparwood.ca/blog/news/2019-06-13Category3FireBan

Notice of Annual General Meeting

The District of Sparwood will be holding an Annual General Meeting at 5:45 pm, on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in Council Chambers located at 136 Spruce Avenue, Sparwood, BC to receive submissions and inquiries from the public respecting the 2018 Annual Municipal Report. 

Details on how to submit comments and where to view the Annual Report are available here...

Sparwood Students Tour Public Works

Sparwood students learned about their community through a tour of Public Works.

Follow the link for the full story...www.sparwood.ca/blog/news/20190510StudentsTourPublicWorks

Reminder to Lock the Garbage Bins

The District of Sparwood would like to remind all residents on the importance of properly securing their garbage containers. Bears are actively on the prowl for food and unsecured garbage poses a severe risk for human-wildlife conflict.

More information is available here

Baldy Ridge Extension Update

Teck has released the Socio-Community and Economic Effects Annual Report for the Baldy Ridge Extension and scheduled an annual meeting for the project. The Livability Study has entered its second phase and new information and opportunities to engage with the project are out now!

See the reports and find out more here.

2019 Residential Cleanup

Beginning Tuesday, May 21, 2019, the District will be offering a Residential Spring Cleanup service. 

Items* can be placed just off the property line to be picked up with a loader and brought to the Transfer Station. 

To participate, you must register by May 17, 2019. Cost is $20 but free for those over 65. 

Click here for more information. 

2019 Volunteer Celebration

Join the District of Sparwood Mayor and Council for their Annual
Volunteer Appreciation Day.

We are celebrating all Volunteers in Sparwood who make our community a better place to live!

Click here for more information. 

2019 Community Cleanup

It’s that time of year again! We are challenging local clubs, workplaces and families to come out to the Sparwood Leisure Centre Playground on Saturday, May 4, to help clean up the garbage that has accumulated throughout the winter.

More information is available here

2019 - 2023 Financial Plan Presentation

The 2019 - 2023 Financial Plan presentation from the Public Open House is now available online.  This gives the public an
opportunity to see what major projects are planned for the upcoming year and what their estimated costs will be.

Read the full article here

Avalanche Warning issued by Avalanche Canada

Avalanche Canada , in partnership with Parks Canada and Alberta’s Kananaskis Country has issued a special public avalanche warning for recreational backcountry users.

Annual Building & Vacancy Reports Published

District staff have released the annual Vacancy Rate Report and Building Permit Reports. These reports detail the current residential vacancy rate and building permits issued in the previous year.

More information available here