BC Hydro requires a five-hour outage to complete maintenance work on the transformer at the Sparwood Substation. The outage is needed so they can switch the substation’s transformer.
The outage is scheduled for five hours on Sunday, June 25 from 2 to 7 am MDT. It will affect approximately 2,700 customers in the town of Sparwood, Sparwood Heights and the Lower Elk Valley Road; Highway 3 from Sparwood Transfer Staion, east to Michel Creek Road; and north on Highway 43 to Bursato Road.
The District of Sparwood’s 2016 Annual Municipal Report is now available for public view. The report will be presented and reviewed by Council at a special meeting on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm. Residents are encouraged to provide their feedback in person at the meeting or in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at the District Office.
BC Hydro will be providing an opportunity for their Operations Planners to share information with the general public on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 11:00 am MT (10:00 am Pacific Daylight Time) about how they are preparing for high water levels this year and planning for flood operations, if needed.
Deadline to register is Noon on Monday, May 15, 2017.
Children First/Success by 6 is working in partnership with Interior Health East Kootenay Public Health Nursing to pilot a project designed to promote safe sleep for infants as well as an early and meaningful connection with Public Health Nursing and community resources for first time parents in the East Kootenay.
Baby beds will be available at no cost for all families having their first baby on or after June 1, 2017 (while supplies last).
The District of Sparwood provides overnight vehicle storage (including travel trailers, RV’s, etc.) at our impound lot for any vehicle that is parked on public park and greenbelts areas!
Costs include impoundment fees and fines ranging from $125 - $500.
It's that time of year again where you can sign up to have one pickup truck load of refuse removed from your property!
Cost is $20 (seniors 65+ free) and the deadline to sign up is Friday, May 19th. Click for more details on what can and cannot be picked up.
Day of Mourning Memorial Ceremony and Miner's Memorial Wall Unveiling
Meet on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 12:00 noon in Centennial Square for the Procession to Titan Park where the Ceremony will be held.
Easter hours, Leisure Centre hours, and garbage schedule pickup available here.
The second phase of the Middletown Highway 3 and Highway 43 Intersection Project will commence April 11, 2017 with tree clearing for access road construction for the relocation of overhead BC Hydro power lines.
Flooding in the East and Central Kootenays from March 15-23, 2017 has caused property and content damages. As a result of the damages sustained from this event, provincial Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) has been authorized for qualifying claimants, such as home owners, residential tenants, small business owners, farmers, charitable organizations and local government bodies, who were unable to obtain insurance to cover these disaster-related losses
The Spring Break 2017 and Spring/Summer Leisure Guides are now available!
The Sparwood & District Arts & Heritage Council in partnership with the District of Sparwood, Heritage Canada, and the Canada 150 Foundation is pleased to announce a commission for art work in honor of Canada’s 150-year celebration.
Do you want to make a difference to help fish and wildlife in the Columbia Region?
The Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP) is calling for applications for a new public representative to join their Columbia Region Board. The deadline to apply is March 16, 2017.
Every other year, the District conducts a Satisfaction Survey to ask citizens how satisfied they are with District performances, services and the overall quality of life in Sparwood, so that we can plan for the future based on what is important to YOU.
Dumping residential waste into commercial waste bins is not only unacceptable, it is ILLEGAL. It is a safety and health hazard that spoils the environment and costs us all. Please dispose of your waste properly by taking it to the Transfer Station, located at 1001 Highway 3.
Information regarding office hours, Leisure Centre hours, and garbage pick up for BC Family Day can be found here.
Highway 3 between Sparwood and the Alberta border remains closed and the estimated time of reopening is unknown at this time according to DriveBC. Highway 3 between Fernie and Elko because of a high avalanche hazard also closed during the night.
Due to the extreme weather conditions today all waste pick-up scheduled for commercial properties, Lodgepole Trailer Court, and Matevic Road will not be picked up today. The District will make every effort to get to these areas tomorrow.