Emergency Management BC (EMBC) approved an extension of the 72-hour emergency social services assistance for the evacuees from Ponderosa Manor, building B, in Sparwood Heights. This extension will expire on August 15, 2018 at which time the Red Cross will step in and provide whatever assistance they are able to assist residents with their recovery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The District of Sparwood has implemented a Category 2 open burn prohibition until further notice.
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.
The District of Sparwood invites Contractors with proven utility and road construction experience and expertise to submit tenders for
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
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.
The 2018 Summer Flyer is now available online and for pick up at the Leisure Centre
A reminder that the District of Sparwood sprinkling regulations are in effect from June 1 through September 30 each year to promote water conservation.
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.
The water system and pumps are back online and operating normally.
The wait is over! The Weight Room is now available for 24 hour access A waiver MUST be signed prior to use.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.