Tag Archives: Sparwood

Sparwood Council Facts

The following is a synopsis of what occurred during the April 18 District of Sparwood council meeting. Bylaws Off-Road Vehicle Bylaw 1182, 2016 Council adopted Off-Road Vehicle Bylaw 1182, 2016. The bylaw extended the areas prohibiting the use of off-road vehicles … > Read More

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Community paramedicine expands through B.C.

Health Minister Terry Lake today announced the 73 rural and remote B.C. communities that will welcome community paramedicine, a program that offers residents enhanced health services from paramedics. Forty-two per cent of those communities are located in the Interior Health … > Read More

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Public boat launch initiative meeting

Come out and join District of Sparwood council and staff Wednesday, May 4 for an evening to discuss the potential of a public boat launch in Sparwood. Jon Strong, B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations will present the … > Read More

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Coroners confirms identity of deceased sledder

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died in a snowmobiling accident near Sparwood on April 21. He was Mark Wayne Paniec, aged 54, of Sparwood. Mr. Paniec was one of a party of seven … > Read More

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Sparwood Spring Cleanup a success

The rain held off on Saturday, April 23 when almost 70 volunteers from across Sparwood gathered as part of the third annual Sparwood Cleanup Day. It was a great turnout and wonderful to see so many from the community come … > Read More

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Sparwood man killed in snowmobile crash

A 54-year-old Sparwood man is dead after a snowmobile collision south of Fernie. Elk Valley RCMP was notified by STARS Air Ambulance of the collision just after 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon, April 21. The incident took place in a remote location near Barnes … > Read More

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MADD’s Call 911 signage unveiling today

City of Fernie council recently supported Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) campaign initiative to install ‘Call 911’ signage throughout the Elk Valley. The Call 911 program encourages the public to call 911 to report suspected impaired drivers to police. Ms. … > Read More

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Seismic mess is going to hurt

e-KNOW Editorial By Ian Cobb Even though the East Kootenay is not greatly threatened by earthquakes, compared to the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island, where doom awaits, we are being impacted by them before they strike. On Monday, April 18, … > Read More

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March in the East Kootenay

March has become one of my favourite months because winter begins to pee off as daylight lingers longer each day. When I lived in Winnipeg as a younger person, March was the month I hated most, apart from November, which … > Read More

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Community Cash Award finalists announced by EKC

East Kootenay Community Credit Union (EKC) has announced the list of finalists for their first ever Community Cash Award. The Community Cash Award is aimed to develop healthy and diverse communities. It has been offered to local community groups as … > Read More

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