Pool Closure

Pool Closure

The Pool will be closed Monday August 27, Tuesday August 28, and possibly Wednesday August 29, due to replacement of the primary electrical panel in the pool mechanical room. 
The fitness room, courts, climbing wall and other areas of the facility will remain open.
Thank you for your patience while we make these necessary repairs.

Donations for the evacuees of the Sparwood Heights fire

4:27 PM:  The Elk Valley Thrift Shop Society has generously offered to match donations towards the residents of Building B who were impacted by Thursday night's fire to a maximum of $10,000. Cash donations (cheque, debit, visa cards, etc.) will be received by the District of the Sparwood and turned over to a local non-profit for disbursement.  Funds will be provided in priority of need.

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Do you have a recreation or rental property that you would consider renting out to a resident in need?

The District is calling upon all property managers and owners in the Elk Valley to contact us if you have any rental properties available that could be rented out on a short or long-term basis.

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Firefighters and Volunteers Acknowledged For Their Efforts

Update 6:05 pm: Mayor McDougall extends the District's appreciation to firefighters and community volunteers from around the Elk Valley for their support and assistance during this tragedy.

Residents of Ponderosa Manor Buildings A, C and D return home

Update 7:30pm: Residents of Ponderosa Manor Apartment Buildings A, C & D are now all able to go back into their units however the units in Building D will not have hot water for the next two days.

Category 2 open burning prohibited

The District of Sparwood has implemented a Category 2 open burn prohibition until further notice.

More details available at the BC Wildfire Service.

2018 Mosquito Control Update

There has been a significant increase in mosquito complaints this year. Our mosquito control contractor is monitoring all the regular sites every week and there has been little evidence of any significant quantities of larvae at all in almost all of them.

Off-Leash Dog Park Location Survey

The Dog Park Working Group is seeking input from the public on their preferences between two possible locations for an off-leash dog park in Sparwood. You can complete the survey here.

Notice to Bidders: Sparwood Well #4 Watermain

The District of Sparwood invites Contractors with proven utility and road construction experience and expertise to submit tenders for

  • Construction of two watermains;
  • 4 watermain undercrossings;
  • Intersection improvement and isolated road repair works;
  • Supply and installation of conduit and pull boxes for future fibre optics;
  • Gravel trail construction; and
  • Topsoil stripping, replacement and hydroseeding.

More details available here. 

2018 Property Taxes Due July 4

Reminder that property taxes are due by July 4. 

You can pay in person at 136 Spruce Avenue, online through your bank, or by mailing a cheque (ensure we receive the cheque before July 4 to avoid the penalty, note that post marks will not be accepted as proof of payment date). 

Make sure to claim your Home Owner Grant, even if you cannot fully pay your taxes, by July 4 as after this date a 10% penalty will be added to all unpaid taxes from the current year. 

More information is available on our website at www.sparwood.ca/taxes

Temporary Pedestrian Detour - Highway 43

This is to advise that the Pedestrian Crosswalk on Highway #43 near Aspen Drive has been closed until construction of the new pedestrian controls for the Middletown Highway 3/43 Intersection Improvements Project are completed.

Click here to read the full notice. 

2018 Summer Flyer

The 2018 Summer Flyer is now available online and for pick up at the Leisure Centre 

Sprinkling Regulations

A reminder that the District of Sparwood sprinkling regulations are in effect from June 1 through September 30 each year to promote water conservation.

Request for Proposals: Livability Study

The District of Sparwood is seeking proposals from qualified professionals to undertake a Livability Study for the municipality. Proponents are expected to demonstrate experience in developing and analyzing quality of life indicators, engaging with communities, and studying and defining community well-being, recognizing the importance of the natural environment in physical/mental health outcomes.

View the RFP document here or on BC Bid.

Update on low water pressure in Sparwood Heights

The water system and pumps are back online and operating normally.

Sparwood Fitness Centre 24hr Access

The wait is over! The Weight Room is now available for 24 hour access A waiver MUST be signed prior to use.

Victoria Day Garbage Schedule Change

Please note that there will be NO GARBAGE PICKUP on the VICTORIA DAY STATUTORY HOLIDAY, Monday MAY 21st, 2018. 

Garbage that is normally picked up on the Monday will be picked up on Tuesday MAY 22nd, 2018.

District of Sparwood Operations Department
250.425.7760
publicworks@sparwood.ca

Second Quarter Utility Bills Delayed

The second quarter utility bills have been delayed due to an unexpected delay with bill printing. Bills are expected to be delivered mid-week during the week of May 7, 2018. If you haven't received your utility bill by Monday, May 14th, please contact the District office at 250.425.6271 or sparwood@sparwood.ca.

Building? Renovating? Buying? Energy Efficiency Public Open House

Are you building? renovating? buying? Do you want to learn about where your energy goes in your home and energy efficient construction practices? Attend a public open house on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Located at the Vantage Point Show Home, 2104 Whiskey Jack Drive, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Senior's Birthday Book

Sparwood commemorates seniors turning 75 years of age

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 McDougall and members of Council to sign the “Senior’s Birthday Book”.

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Upcoming Community Events:

  • start Oct 23, 2018, 7:00 PM - end Oct 23, 2018, 9:00 PM
    If you’re involved in youth sport, you’re invited to attend one of the upcoming community meetings and learn more about the opportunities available through Basin PLAYS.