Career Opportunity: Manager of Planning

The District of Sparwood has an excellent employment opportunity for an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual to assume the role of Manager of Planning in our Planning Department.

Applicants are invited to submit their resumes, complete with cover letter, in confidence by December 3, 2018 at 16:00 (MST).

Job Description and Posting available here

Refrigeration Safety Awareness

This 8-hour classroom course, prepares students to write the Technical Safety BC provincial Refrigeration Safety Awareness RSA exam. The course is suited for personnel working in any regulated refrigeration facility but whose job duties do not include operation and or repair of the refrigeration plant or for IFO or RO certificate holders seeking a refresher course on plant safety. 
 

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.

Temporary Trail Closure

A contractor for the District of Sparwood is installing a replacement water line which will require portions of the Elk River Trails to be closed.

More information available here.

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. 

Preliminary Election Results

The following candidates were elected:

  • David Wilks for mayor
  • John Baher for councillor
  • Brad Bowen for councillor
  • Joe Jarina for councillor
  • Jason Christensen for councillor
  • Amy Cardozo for councillor
  • Sonny Saad for councillor
  • Bev Bellina for school trustee

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.

Declaration of Candidates for the 2018 General Local Election

Kevin Allen, Chief Election Officer for the District of Sparwood, declared, pursuant to section 97 of the Local Government Act, the following persons as candidates in the 2018 General Local and School Election.

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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.

Advance Elector Registration

Are you eligible to vote in the October elections for the District of Sparwood? Is your name on the current list of electors?

If you are not sure you can find out by contacting the District of Sparwood. More information is available here

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

Fall Fitness Schedule

The Fall Fitness Schedule contains all the information on Registered Classes and Drop In Fitness Classes.

Click here for more information. 

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.  

2018 Fall Leisure Guide

The Fall 2018 Sparwood Leisure Guide is now available online and at the Leisure Centre.

Find lots of information on our fall recreation programs in Sparwood as well as our community organizations and events. 

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. 

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.

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