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Hot Tub Closure Update

Hot Tub Closure Update

Skatepark Construction Begins

Newline Skate Parks is anticipated to start construction on the Sparwood Skate Park on April 26th

Community Cleanup 2018

**UPDATE** Event date changed to May 6 due to snow still on trails and parks.

The District of Sparwood is challenging local clubs, workplaces, and families to come out on Sunday, May 6, from 10 am to 1pm, for our fifth annual Sparwood Community Cleanup to help clean up the garbage that has accumulated throughout the winter. Click here to see the event on Facebook.

Spring 2018 Recreation Schedule

Spring 2018 Recreation Schedule

The Spring 2018 Recreation Schedule is effective April 3rd - June 30th. 

2018 Spring / Summer Leisure Guide

Sparwood Leisure Guide Spring & Summer 2018 

The 2018 Spring Leisure Guide is now available online and for pick up at The Sparwood Leisure Centre. See inside for details on Swim Lessons, Child, Teen and Adult Programs as well as Events and Community Contacts. 

Click Here Sparwood Leisure Guide Spring 2018 

Public Hearing scheduled for M-1 Zone Amendment

A public hearing has been scheduled for March 19, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in Council chambers. The subject of this hearing is a proposed amendment to the M-1 Light Industrial zone to change the way offices are regulated in that zone. 

This amendment has been discussed at Council and a previous public hearing dated December 4, 2017. There have been changes to the wording of the bylaw, requiring a second public hearing.

Please review the full blog post for more information.

Spring Break Pool Schedule 2018

The Spring Break Recreation Schedule is now available online. Check out the Swim Schedule & Spring Break Swim Lessons.

2018 Winter Leisure Guide

The 2018 Winter Leisure Guide is now available online and for pick up at The Sparwood Leisure Centre. See inside for details on Swim Lessons, Child, Teen and Adult Programs as well as Events and Community Contacts. 

Registration is now open for all Programs including Gymnastics and Spin Classes 

Click Here Sparwood Leisure Guide Winter 2018 

Media Release: Sparwood is Drilling for Water

The District of Sparwood has commenced work on locating a new community drinking water supply, near Cummings Creek. Work is proceeding, funded by Teck, in consultation with the Interior Health Authority and regulations of the Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy.

View the media release here.

Impacts of Tracked Coal into Sparwood

We are witnessing more and more trucks coming into Sparwood who are failing to properly clean their vehicles before leaving the mine site and as a result, the community is seeing deposits of coal left behind on our roads, private driveways and parking lots.

Please read the full blog post here.

City of Fernie Tragedy

A joint media release was issued this afternoon by the Districts of Sparwood and Elkford in response to yesterday's tragedy at the Fernie Memorial Arena.

Public Feedback on Cemetery Management Bylaw 1017

The District of Sparwood is seeking the public's feedback on Cemetery Management Bylaw 1017. The new bylaw, if adopted, will replace Rivercrest Cemetery Bylaw 877 and Elk Valley (Michel) Cemetery Operation and Maintenance Bylaw 831. Changes include the prohibition against pets being permitted in either cemetery, larger floral receptacles in Rivercrest Cemetery, regulations surrounding adornments at Rivercrest Cemetery, and updates to the fees and charges for both cemeteries.

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.

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.

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.

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.