Category : Engagement Opportunities

Final Livability Survey Released!

The third and final survey for the Livability Study is now available! Fill it out here. We need your responses to help complete the best measurement of quality of life in Sparwood! The data from this survey will be combined with data collected from other sources to produce a baseline snapshot of quality of life in Sparwood. The survey is open until July 26.

Visit www.sparwood.ca/livable for more info about this initiative. 

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 www.sparwood.ca/livable.

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: https://bit.ly/2wOSJtI

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 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.

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!

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

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.  

Volunteers Wanted: Advisory Committee

***Deadline Extended until June 22***

The District of Sparwood is recruiting members to a new advisory committee to council that will help better understand and guide the management of impacts on the community from Baldy Ridge Extension at Teck’s Elkview Operations.

Are you interested in volunteering your time during an emergency?

The District of Sparwood is currently seeking Emergency Support Services (ESS) volunteers to assist residents who are forced to leave their homes because of fire, floods, hazmat spills or other emergencies. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the ESS Director, Joyce Kutzner, at 250.425.4752 or by email at essd@sparwood.ca.

2018-2022 Financial Plan Public 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.

This event occurred on Tuesday, February 27th from 3:00 – 5:00 pm at Council Chambers.

Click here to view the 2018-2022 Financial Plan Presentation Slides.