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2018 Official Election Results

The Official election results for the 2018 General Local Election are as follows:

Mayor - David Wilks

Councillor - John Baher
Councillor - Brad Bowen
Councillor - Joe Jarina
Councillor - Jason Christensen
Councillor - Amy Cardozo
Councillor - Sonny Saad

For more information, please click here. 

Preliminary Election Results

The following candidates were elected:

  • David Wilks for mayor
  • John Baher for councillor
  • Brad Bowen for councillor
  • Joe Jarina for councillor
  • Jason Christensen for councillor
  • Amy Cardozo for councillor
  • Sonny Saad for councillor
  • Bev Bellina for school trustee

Public Hearing on Regulating Cannabis Private Retail Stores

Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, 136 Spruce Avenue, Sparwood, BC, to consider proposed amendments to the District of Sparwood “Zoning Bylaw No. 264, 1981” and “Business Licence Bylaw No. 849, 2001”. 

DVP 2018-002: 1353 Cypress Drive

Council at 1:00 p.m. on October 1, 2018 will consider Development Variance Permit 2018-002 for 1353 Cypress Drive.

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Declaration of Candidates for the 2018 General Local Election

Kevin Allen, Chief Election Officer for the District of Sparwood, declared, pursuant to section 97 of the Local Government Act, the following persons as candidates in the 2018 General Local and School Election.

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Notice of 2018 Tax Sale

Take notice the listed properties will be offered for sale by public auction at the Council Chambers 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 24, 2018 unless delinquent taxes with accrued interest are paid before that time. Click here for more details. 

Advance Elector Registration

Are you eligible to vote in the October elections for the District of Sparwood? Is your name on the current list of electors?

If you are not sure you can find out by contacting the District of Sparwood. More information is available here

List of Registered Electors


A copy of the list of registered electors will be available for public inspection, at the District Office, 136 Spruce Avenue, beginning now until the close of general voting for the local election on October 20, 2018, during regular office hours, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. 

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Thinking of running for office but need more information?

If you are running for office or are considering running, you are encouraged to attend the Candidate Information Night to find out information first hand regarding election campaigning and advertising, compensation if elected, and what you could expect your role to include.

Call for Youth Commission Representatives

The District of Sparwood maintains a youth commission which is responsible for overseeing the Youth Action Sparwood (YAS) initiative and we are looking for new commission members! 

More information can be found here.  

Evacuation ALERT in Corbin Area Rescinded

The evacuation ALERT for the Corbin area has been rescinded for 10 properties in the community of Corbin and Teck’s Coal Mountain Mine property.

The BC Wildfire Service is reporting the fire is 95% guarded and being held. It remains estimated at 30 hectares in size.

More information can be found here

Provincial State of Emergency Declared

The B.C. government has declared a provincial state of emergency to support the provincewide response to the ongoing wildfire situation.

More information available here

Evacuation Order in Corbin Area Downgraded to Evacuation Alert

The evacuation ORDER for the Corbin area has been downgraded to an evacuation ALERT for 10 properties in the community of Corbin and Teck’s Coal Mountain Mine property.

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Sparwood Heights fire evacuees update

Emergency Management BC (EMBC) approved an extension of the 72-hour emergency social services assistance for the evacuees from Ponderosa Manor, building B, in Sparwood Heights.  This extension will expire on August 15, 2018 at which time the Red Cross will step in and provide whatever assistance they are able to assist residents with their recovery.

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Evacuation Order Issued for Corbin Road

The District of Sparwood has issued an evacuation order for properties on Corbin Road and the Coal Mountain mine property.

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Donations for the evacuees of the Sparwood Heights fire

4:27 PM:  The Elk Valley Thrift Shop Society has generously offered to match donations towards the residents of Building B who were impacted by Thursday night's fire to a maximum of $10,000. Cash donations (cheque, debit, visa cards, etc.) will be received by the District of the Sparwood and turned over to a local non-profit for disbursement.  Funds will be provided in priority of need.

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Do you have a recreation or rental property that you would consider renting out to a resident in need?

The District is calling upon all property managers and owners in the Elk Valley to contact us if you have any rental properties available that could be rented out on a short or long-term basis.

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Reception Centre for Sparwood Heights fire evacuees

Reception Centre is closed and will re-open on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 8:00 and will remain open until 6:00 pm.

Sparwood Heights Fire

Update: 11:30am: We first want to thank all emergency personnel and volunteers who responded (and are still responding) to this incident for their hard work and dedication. Our community is amazing.

We are trying to process all the information that is coming in but for now here is some for those affected by the fire and those who want to help...

Residents Affected by Sparwood Heights Fire Asked to Register with ESS

Officials with the District of Sparwood and Emergency Support Services (ESS) are asking anyone displaced by the overnight fire in Sparwood Heights to register at the ESS Reception Centre.

Full post here. 

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