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.
Update 6:05 pm: Mayor McDougall extends the District's appreciation to firefighters and community volunteers from around the Elk Valley for their support and assistance during this tragedy.
Update 7:30pm: Residents of Ponderosa Manor Apartment Buildings A, C & D are now all able to go back into their units however the units in Building D will not have hot water for the next two days.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Council of the District of Sparwood will at the Regular Meeting of August 20, 2018 consider a resolution to enter into a partnering agreement with Teck Coal Limited for the placement of an air monitoring station for Teck, with permission for the installation of camera equipment owned by the District on the terms and conditions contained in the agreement, for a sum of $10.00.
More information and full agreement available here.
The Committee of the Whole meeting scheduled for Monday, June 25, 2018 at 7:00 pm has been postponed until Monday, July 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm.
Contact 250.425.6271 if you have any questions.
Talon Helicopters will be performing low level flying for power line LiDAR mapping with Terra Remote Sensing for BC Hydro on June 25, 2018 during daylight hours (approx. 4 hrs). Alternate weather dates are June 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, July 1, 2, and 3, 2018.
The District of Sparwood is seeking residents input into the recreational use and sale of cannabis in Sparwood. The information you provide will help Council determine the extent to which the District will regulate the location of retail stores (including setting distance requirements between cannabis retail stores and schools, daycares and other land uses); personal cultivation; commercial production; consumption on municipal property and public places; and whether to impose security requirements and additional restrictions on the hours of operation.
Click here to participate in this survey.
The District of Sparwood has completed the 2017 Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) Public Report as required by the Province of BC. The CARIP Report summarizes the actions taken in 2017 and those proposed for 2018 to reduce corporate and community‐wide energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and reports on progress towards achieving carbon neutrality.
The water system and pumps are back online and operating normally.
The wait is over! The Weight Room is now available for 24 hour access A waiver MUST be signed prior to use.
A meeting of the Parcel Tax Review Panel will take place on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 6:45 p.m. in Council Chambers, 136 Spruce Avenue, Sparwood, BC, regarding the following bylaws:
The Spring 2018 Recreation Schedule is effective April 3rd - June 30th.
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
Special meeting to consider adoption of bylaw amendment to increase garbage volume limit and award contract for residential waste collection.
NOTICE is hereby given that Council will be considering adoption of Council Procedure Bylaw 1022, 2009, Amendment Bylaw 1220, 2018 at the March 19, 2018 regular meeting. This amendment proposes to change the month under section 9(1) from December to November and the term from three years to four years for when a Councillor is to be designated to act as Mayor when the Mayor absent or unable to act.
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.
Special Public Avalanche Warning in effect immediately until the end of the day Monday, February 12, 2018.
Avalanche Canada issued a Special Public Avalanche Warning for recreational backcountry users, in effect immediately until the end of the day Monday, February 12. The warning applies to the following regions: Lizard Range & Flathead, South Rockies, Purcells, Kootenay Boundary, South & North Columbia, Cariboos, and North Rockies. For a map of the regions involved, click here.
The Public Hearing regarding the proposed amendment to the M-1 Light Industrial zone which began on December 4, 2017 has been adjourned to reconvene at the regular meeting on January 15, 2018, at 7:00pm in Council Chambers, to provide District staff with additional time to consult with property owners that may be impacted by the proposed change and obtain their feedback on the new options for Council’s consideration.
A Public Hearing will be held on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, 136 Spruce Avenue, Sparwood, BC, to consider a proposed amendment to the District of Sparwood “Zoning Bylaw No. 264 1981”.
In general terms, Bylaw 1213 cited as "Zoning Bylaw No. 264, 1981 Amendment Bylaw 1213, 2017” will remove offices as a principal use in the Light Industrial zone. Offices will still be permitted as accessory uses. This will not prohibit any existing office uses in this zone from continuing to exist.
Please review the entire blog post for more information.