Category : Community Notices & Public Service Announcements

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.

Click here for more information

2019 Volunteer Celebration

Join the District of Sparwood Mayor and Council for their Annual
Volunteer Appreciation Day.

We are celebrating all Volunteers in Sparwood who make our community a better place to live!

Click here for more information. 

2019 Community Cleanup

It’s that time of year again! We are challenging local clubs, workplaces and families to come out to the Sparwood Leisure Centre Playground on Saturday, May 4, to help clean up the garbage that has accumulated throughout the winter.

More information is available here

2019 - 2023 Financial Plan Presentation

The 2019 - 2023 Financial Plan presentation from the Public Open House is now available online.  This gives the public an
opportunity to see what major projects are planned for the upcoming year and what their estimated costs will be.

Read the full article here

Zoning Bylaw Update Survey

Survey is now closed. Thank you for participating! More information on the project will be available in late April or early May. 

More information available here.

Avalanche Warning issued by Avalanche Canada

Avalanche Canada , in partnership with Parks Canada and Alberta’s Kananaskis Country has issued a special public avalanche warning for recreational backcountry users.

Annual Building & Vacancy Reports Published

District staff have released the annual Vacancy Rate Report and Building Permit Reports. These reports detail the current residential vacancy rate and building permits issued in the previous year.

More information available here

Teck’s Response to Coal Debris on Highway 3

The District of Sparwood issued a media release today in response to Teck’s mitigation efforts on coal debris (mud) on Highway 3.

More information and link to the media release is available here

2019 - 2023 Financial Plan Open House

If you live in Sparwood, you are invited to a Public Budget Consultation Meeting that will be held to discuss the District’s Financial Plan for the next five years. Council invites and encourages the public to attend and provide feedback that will assist Council in setting priorities for our community.

Open house will be help Wednesday, March 20 from 4:00 - 6:00pm in Council Chambers (136 Spruce Avenue). For more information click here

The District Wants Your Input For Its New Zoning Bylaw

The District is engaging the community to address any issues that exist with the current zoning bylaw so that the regulations better fit within the context of Sparwood.

Public Workshop: Wednesday, February 6th from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

More information can be found here

RDEK Solid Waste Management Plan Review

The RDEK is currently reviewing its Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP). They are asking for the public's input on how they use the current solid waste and recycling systems and what they'd like to see in the future.  Survey deadline is February 25, 2019.

More information is available here

Do you live or work in Sparwood? We want to know about your quaility of life.

From January 15 - February 28, 2019 the District will be seeking resident, worker and visitor participation in engagement activities related to the livability study. Participate through an online survey, visit a pop-up office, attend a workshop or stop in at our booth at Winterfest!

Livability Study Launched

The District is conducting a livability study to look at quality of life in Sparwood. Starting in mid-January, community members will have a chance to share insights on what they value most about Sparwood; how best to measure our quality of life;
and ways we can ensure residents have an outstanding quality of life in the future.

For more information, please visit www.sparwood.ca/livable.

Apply Online for the Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs

The Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs are intended to be flexible and incorporate community-based funding decisions. 

There is a new online application process for 2019. Applicants are encouraged to carefully read through the 2019 Application Guide for application information and instructions. The deadline to apply for the program is January 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm (MST). 

Click here for more information.

2019 Utility Rates

Summary of the 2019 Utilities (garbage, water and sewer) for the District of Sparwood and the discounts available. 

Pay early and save! Click here to learn more. 

2018 Property Assessments

BC Assessment will be sending out property assessment notices on December 31st. The value of your property on these notices are what your property taxes are based on.

If you did not receive your BC Assessment notice in the mail by mid January, contact us and we can update them with the correct mailing address. Click here for more information. 

2019 Winter Leisure Guide

Winter 2019 Sparwood Leisure Guide is now available online and at the Leisure Centre.

Click here to view the full Leisure Guide

Aggressive Deer Reported

There are reports of an aggressive deer in Lower Sparwood. The Conservation Office has been notified but if you see any aggressive behaviour, please contact the Conservation Office at 1-877-985-7277 or #7277 from a cell phone.

Please be careful and aware of your surroundings. For more information, please click here