Category : Community Notices & Public Service Announcements

Mayor Wilks Inaugural Speech

Good Afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen, family and friends...

To read the Mayor's Inaugural speech, please click here

2018 Referendum on Electoral Reform

British Columbia is having a referendum on what voting system we should use for provincial elections. This is a fundamental aspect of our democracy that all British Columbians should care about.

For more information, please click here.

Notice of Work on Grave Creek Road

From Nov 1 to 15, Teck is carrying out work to replace a culvert crossing with a bridge on the Grave Creek Road. This work will improve fish passage in Grave Creek and is part of Teck’s commitment to enhance fish habitat.

More information and map available here

Spookwood 2018

Join us for this spectacularly spooky event!
Come see our haunting scarecrows and creatively carved pumpkins. Witness our headless horseman and take a tour of our haunted house. 

Notice of Road Closure: Red Cedar Drive

Please note that Red Cedar Drive will be closed today, October 29, 2018 for installation of slope movement and settlement monitoring stations.

Detour is available using Centennial Street to Spruce Avenue to Pine Avenue. 

Thank you for your understanding. Click here for more information. 

2018 Official Election Results

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. 

Sparwood Celebrates Middletown Crossing Completion

On October 18, 2018, the District of Sparwood celebrated the completion of the Middletown Crossing – Highway 3/43 Intersection Improvements Project.

Read the full Press Release here.

Middletown Crossing (Highway 3/43) Grand Opening

Join us on Thursday, October 18th at 4:00 pm for the grand opening of the Middletown Crossing – Highway 3/43 Intersection Improvements Project. 

More information is available here

Campfire ban lifted in Sparwood

Effective 4:00 pm September 14, 2018 campfires and fire pits with permits will once again be permitted within the District. Category 2 open fires and Category 3 open fires remain prohibited throughout the District.

Mayor McDougall and area representatives attend the mining breakfast at UBCM

Mayor McDougall and area representatives attended the mining breakfast at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) this morning. John Pumphrey, Chief Operating Officer for North Coal Ltd., spoke on their project for a new metallurgical (coking) coal mine and was a sponsor of the breakfast.

We’re asking you to butt in as we consider butting out

Clean Air Bylaw 1229, 2018 governs where tobacco and cannabis smoking and vaping will be allowed in Sparwood.

Council wants to hear from you as we consider if we need to amend the bylaw so that it reflects the current community views on smoking in public places. A short survey poll has been created to get input from the community on smoking and vaping in public places. 

For more information click here

Thinking of running for office but need more information?

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.

Call for Youth Commission Representatives

The District of Sparwood maintains a youth commission which is responsible for overseeing the Youth Action Sparwood (YAS) initiative and we are looking for new commission members! 

More information can be found here.  

New Garbage Collection Service Begins September 4

Starting September 4, the District will roll out changes to its curbside garbage collection services. All household garbage will now be collected from standard 242L bear-resistant carts which are scheduled to be delivered to residents the week of August 27.

More information available here. 

District's CAO Announces Retirement

Following 10.5 years with the District of Sparwood, Chief Administrative Officer, Terry Melcer, has announced she will be retiring in September.

Ms. Melcer joined the District of Sparwood on January 15, 2007 as the Director of Corporate Services and was appointed the Chief Administrative Officer on September 1, 2010. The District of Sparwood thanks Terry for her outstanding contribution to the community.

Please join us in wishing Terry a healthy, happy, well-deserved retirement.

Temporary Closure: Highway 43 Pedestrian Crosswalk

This is to advise that the Pedestrian Crosswalk on Highway #43 near Aspen Drive remains closed until construction of the
new pedestrian controls for the Middletown Highway 3/43 Intersection Improvements Project are completed. Detour is available under the Highway 43 Railway Overpass. More information available here

Donations for Ponderosa Manor will be accepted up to September 15, 2018

District of Sparwood will continue to collect cash donations (cheque, debit, visa gift cards, etc.) up until September 15, 2018 for the residents of Ponderosa Manor who lost their home in the August 9 fire. Donations will then be disbursed based upon greatest need. 

More information on donating and applying for funding is available here

Sparwood Heights Bins Relocated

Due to the earthworks that is currently underway for the outdoor multipurpose pad, the recycling bins and compost area in Sparwood Heights have been relocated.

Please view the full post for more details.

Skate Park Nearing Completion

We know you’re excited for the new Sparwood Skate Park, but we want to remind everyone that is not quite complete! Everyone must stay out of the fenced off construction area until it is finished

There will be landscaping work happening this weekend and hydroseeding next week and we are imploring our eager skate community to hold off just a little bit longer.

More information available here. 

Evacuation ALERT in Corbin Area Rescinded

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