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.
The following candidates were elected:
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”.
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.
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.
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.
The evacuation ALERT for the Corbin area has been rescinded for 10 properties in the community of Corbin and Teck’s Coal Mountain Mine property.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.
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.
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.
The District of Sparwood has issued an evacuation order for properties on Corbin Road and the Coal Mountain mine property.
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.
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.
Reception Centre is closed and will re-open on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at 8:00 and will remain open until 6:00 pm.
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...
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.