Category : Community Notices & Public Service Announcements

Wildlife Safety and Bear Spray Training Workshop to take place in Sparwood

Wildlife safety and bear spray training workshop to take place in Sparwood. 

Sparwood Photo Contest

Show us what you love about Sparwood! Visit our Facebook page to enter the contest at

Committee of the Whole Meeting Cancelled: July 2019

TAKE NOTICE that the Committee of the Whole meeting of the District of Sparwood Council scheduled for Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 4:00 PM in Council Chambers, Municipal Office has been CANCELLED.

SCEEAC Meeting Cancelled: July 17, 2019

TAKE NOTICE that the Socio-Community & Economic Effects Advisory Committee Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 6:00 PM in Council Chambers, Municipal Office has been CANCELLED.

New Crosswalks Address Pedestrian Safety

The District of Sparwood is pleased to announce the implementation of two LED illuminated crosswalks which are now fully operational on the Pine Avenue – Aspen Drive Intersection leading to Tim Hortons and the top of Red Cedar Drive hill.

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2019 Tax Notices

Notice, that the deadline for paying your 2019 property taxes without penalty is this Thursday, July 4. 

If you live in your home as your principal residence, but cannot pay your tax bill, you should still claim your Home Owner Grant. Penalty applies to all taxes, including the grant portion outstanding after the due date of July 4.

Click here for more information. 

Volunteer Opportunity Extended! SCEEAC

The District of Sparwood has an opening for someone from the community who would like to volunteer their time to participate on the Socio-Community and Economic Effects Advisory Committee (SCEEAC). You will work with representatives from the District and Teck to help ensure that impacts from the mine on the Sparwood community are mitigated and managed in the most adaptive, effective way possible.

Please view the full opportunity here.

Read more about the SCEEAC's work and the Baldy Ridge Extension at

The Great Trail Treasure Hunt

Grab your friends, gear up and hunt for over 200 treasures across Canada. Win amazing prizes by discovering hidden boxes along The Great Trail, the longest recreational trail in the world!

For more information click here.

Cemetery Master Plan Survey Released

The District of Sparwood is preparing a cemetery master plan for Elk Valley (Michel) and Rivercrest cemeteries to enhance the aesthetics, functionality and expand the range of interment options to better serve the community. A brief survey has been released to obtain more information from the public.

More information can be found online here:

The District of Sparwood Prohibits Category 3 Fires

Effective at noon Mountain time on Thursday, June 14, 2019, Category 3 open fires will be prohibited throughout the District of Sparwood.

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Sparwood Students Tour Public Works

Sparwood students learned about their community through a tour of Public Works.

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Sparwood reminds residents about fire pit safety

Sparwood Fire Department reminds residents on the importance of fire pit safety and regulations. 

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2019 Coal Miner Days!

Sparwood Coal Miner Days Society is excited to announce that this year’s events will be all week-long June 3- 9. Each year we work hard to bring a fun, inexpensive weekend to the residents and visitors of Sparwood, while highlighting all of the great things that our community has to offer.

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Reminder to Lock the Garbage Bins

The District of Sparwood would like to remind all residents on the importance of properly securing their garbage containers. Bears are actively on the prowl for food and unsecured garbage poses a severe risk for human-wildlife conflict.

More information is available here

2018 Carbon Action Revenue Incentive Public Report

The 2018 Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) Public Report is now available. 

The CARIP report summarizes actions taken in 2018 and proposed for 2019 to reduce corporate and community-wide energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and reports on progress towards achieving carbon neutrality.

More information is available here

Notice of Hearing: Temporary Housing Camp at 8000 Highway 43

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a hearing will be held on June 4, 2019 at 6:00 pm in Community Hall (upstairs in the Leisure Centre), 367 Pine Avenue, Sparwood, for Temporary Use Permit 2018-001 to allow a Temporary Housing Camp at 8000 Highway 43.

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Senior's Birthday Book

The District of Sparwood recognizes the contribution that seniors make to our community.  Those Sparwood seniors who have, or will, reach the age of 75 years this year are invited to meet with Mayor Wilks and members of Council to sign the “Senior’s Birthday Book” and receive a commemorative pin. 

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Baldy Ridge Extension Update

Teck has released the Socio-Community and Economic Effects Annual Report for the Baldy Ridge Extension and scheduled an annual meeting for the project. The Livability Study has entered its second phase and new information and opportunities to engage with the project are out now!

See the reports and find out more here.

2019 Residential Cleanup

Beginning Tuesday, May 21, 2019, the District will be offering a Residential Spring Cleanup service. 

Items* can be placed just off the property line to be picked up with a loader and brought to the Transfer Station. 

To participate, you must register by May 17, 2019. Cost is $20 but free for those over 65. 

Click here for more information. 

Seasonal Closure of Coal Leach Road

Teck has issued notice that there will be a seasonal private road closure on a section of Coal Leach Road at the 82.5 km marker from Monday April 15, 2019.

The road will remain closed until water is no longer flowing over the road. Access from Corbin Road to Coal Leach Road will not be possible during this time.

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