Tag Archives: Sparwood

Grizzly reported near mobile home park

A grizzly bear was reported by Sparwood’s Whispering Winds mobile home park yesterday afternoon (July 29). The safest wildlife encounter is one prevented. Your best defense is to be aware of wildlife in the area. Make noise to avoid a … > Read More

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Sparwood Council Facts

The following is a breakdown as to what occurred during the July 20 District of Sparwood council meeting. Spardell Mobile Home Park DVP Request District of Sparwood Council deferred consideration of Development Variance Permit (DVP) No. 2015-001 for Spardell Mobile … > Read More

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College hosts Bolivian partners

College of the Rockies welcomed four guests from the Industrial Training Institute (Instituto de Aprendizaje Industrial) in Oruro, Bolivia from July 1 to 7. The Institute’s president and three technical trades instructors took part in professional development activities at the … > Read More

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Planned power outage early this morning

Sparwood residents should be advised that a planned power outage for Sparwood on July 28 from 2 to 8 a.m. BC Hydro is making electrical system improvements in Sparwood and regrets any inconvenience this may cause to customers but will … > Read More

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EKFH funds new beds at Elk Valley Hospital

The Elk Valley Hospital recently welcomed the arrival of two new low profile beds thanks to $14,000 in funding from the East Kootenay Foundation for Health (EKFH). High beds are a safety concern. Lowering the bed helps promote patient safety and … > Read More

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Tim Hortons under construction in Sparwood

Sparwood and area residents won’t have to head over to Crowsnest Pass or Fernie to get their Timmy’s fix now. Tim Hortons has commenced construction of a new restaurant in Sparwood, due to open later this year. The new location … > Read More

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Elk Valley RCMP seek public help into Sparwood robbery

Elk Valley RCMP is seeking the assistance of the public in their investigation into a robbery that occurred in Sparwood during the morning hours of Sunday, July 12. Three unknown men wearing masks forced their way into a residence in … > Read More

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New vice principal for Frank J Mitchell School

Renee MacCormack was recently appointed temporary vice-principal of Frank J Mitchell Elementary School in Sparwood as of the 2015/16 school year, by the School District No. 5 (SD5) Board of Education. Born and raised in Sparwood, MacCormack moved to Carbon, … > Read More

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Thrift Store helps Elk Valley Hospice

The Elk Valley Hospice has just received $1,000 to purchase a computer, printer and help open the kiosk at the Elk Valley Hospital. This money will go a long ways to help us help the community. We are very grateful to … > Read More

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Funding for local priorities in Kootenay East

Communities in the riding of Kootenay East have received $1,296,364 as part of almost $75.2 million being invested into communities across B.C. to meet local needs including more policing, new equipment, increased community safety initiatives, infrastructure and service delivery priorities, … > Read More

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