Category : Community Notices & Public Service Announcements

Sparwood Launches Volunteer Organization Achievement Award

The District of Sparwood is pleased to introduce the Volunteer Organization Achievement Award - a new initiative intended to recognize and commend local volunteer groups. The award, which seeks nominations from the community will culminate in a recognition ceremony during the annual Volunteer Appreciation Day Celebration, taking place on May 3, 2020 with a $500 donation award being presented to one group.

Centennial Square feedback will be gathered at Winter Street Party event

The District of Sparwood is inviting residents to help decide the future of Centennial Square during the Winter Street Party community engagement event. The party will take place on February 6th from 4 pm to 6 pm in the Square. Those attending can expect an opportunity to learn and discuss the concept plan and features with Council and Staff, as well as enjoy a free smokie roast, marshmallows and hot chocolate.   

Centennial Square Revitalization Concept Plan

Watch out for an upcoming winter street party the District will be hosting at the end of January or early February to hear your thoughts on the Centennial Square Revitalization Concept Plan. For more information on the concept plan visit

Service Awards Presented to Long-Term Employees

The District of Sparwood was pleased to recognize the contributions of long-term employees during the annual Christmas Party and Awards Banquet. 

Council Makes Emergency Preparedness A Priority

The District of Sparwood has been diligently working to make emergency preparedness a top priority. Two new programs, the Vulnerable Persons Registry (VPR) and the Evacuation Notification System (ENS), have been launched to improve public awareness and response during a critical event or emergency. 

Sparwood Launches Parks and Recreation Master Plan

The District of Sparwood is excited to announce the launch the development of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan. 

Notice of Temporary Cemetery Access Closure

The District of Sparwood would like to advise residents that the municipality will be temporarily closing access to the Rivercrest Cemetery beginning October 15th, 2019. 

Sparwood Celebrates Dog Park Grand Opening

Sparwood's Off-Leash Dog Park is now officially open!

Sparwood Off-Leash Dog Park Grand Opening Celebration

Residents of Sparwood, along with their four-legged friends are invited to attend the Grand Opening of the new Sparwood Off-Leash Dog Park on October 3rd, 2019 at 6:00 pm.

Sparwood Fire Department Open House

Come join the local Fire Department for some fun and test your skills during their Open House on October 8th from 6 to 8:30 pm at Fire Station #1, located at 479 Pine Avenue. 

Notice of Temporary Park, Trail and Road Closures

The District of Sparwood would like to advise residents that the municipality will be temporarily closing a portion of Heritage Park, the Elk River Trail and in the final stage of work – a section of Pine Avenue as outlined in red in the map below. To facilitate the installation of the watermain and protect public safety residents can expect marked closures in these areas beginning September 23, 2019 and continued until such time that construction is complete.  

Notice of Temporary Closures due to Well #4 Construction

The District of Sparwood would like to advise residents that the municipality will be temporarily closing Sparwood Heights Drive west of Fire Hall #2, Whiskey Jack Boulevard and Sparwood Heights Drive main road to ensure public safety during construction of Well # 4 watermain. 

Town Hall Meeting

Learn what has been accomplished this year and what is planned for the future! Share your thoughts on issues that matter to you and the community at the upcoming Town Hall Meeting taking place on October 10th from 6 - 8 pm at the Seniors Drop-In Center at 101 Pine Ave.

Sparwood Fire Prohibition Amended

Effective at 10 am Mountain time on Thursday, September 12 2019, the prohibition of Category 2 and 3 open fires will be amended throughout the District of Sparwood due to decreased wildfire risk.

Sparwood Heights Drive Temporary Closure

The District of Sparwood would like to advise residents that the municipality will be temporarily closing the gravel portion of Sparwood Heights Drive. To facilitate the installation of the watermain, the areas outlined in the mapin red will be closed to traffic on Sunday, September 8, 2019.

Notice of Temporary Walkway Closures and Traffic Delays

The District of Sparwood would like to advise residents that the municipality will be temporarily closing Industrial Road #3 and Upper and Lower Matevic Roads. To facilitate improvements to these gravel roads and ensure public safety, the areas outlined in the map below in red will be closed to pedestrian traffic beginning September 3, 2019 and until such time as the construction work has been completed.

Construction begins on Sparwood's first Off Leash Dog Park

The District of Sparwood is excited to announce that construction is under way for Sparwood’s first Off-Leash Dog Park. The Park located at 441 Pine Avenue will provide a safe space for dogs and their owners to enjoy off leash exercise in open grass spaces and forested trails. 

Notice of Temporary Limited Access Due to Well 4 Watermain Construction

Access to Rivercrest Cemetery will be limited beginning Sunday, August 11th, 2019 for approximately three days.

For questions or concerns contact the District of Sparwood Engineering Department at 250.425.6830 or email

Category 2 Open Burning Ban

Effective at noon Mountain Time on Friday, August 2, 2019, Category 2 open burning will be prohibited within the District of Sparwood. The implementation of this prohibition, which is consistent with the one issued by BC Wildfire Service Southeast Fire Centre, will help prevent wildfires sparked by Category 2 open burns and to protect public safety. It will remain in place until the public is otherwise notified.

Revitalization Tax Exemption Program Bylaw Amendment

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the District of Sparwood proposes to amend the current Revitalization Tax Exemption Program pursuant to Section 226 of the Community Charter.  Revitalization Tax Exemption Program Bylaw 1170, 2015, Amendment Bylaw 1261, 2019 (the “Bylaw”) has been given three readings at a special meeting of Council held on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Council will be considering adoption of this Bylaw at their regular meeting on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the Council Chambers.