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Posted: April 12, 2020

Sparwood Council Facts

The following is a synopsis of what occurred during the April 7 District of Sparwood council meeting.


Zoning Bylaw Amendment

Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 1270 was given third reading and adoption. This amendment rezones a portion of Lot A, DL 6250, KD, located in Whiskey Jack Subdivision, from Resort Residential to Low Density Residential.


Lyle Hannan

Signing Authority

Council appointed the new Director of Corporate Services, Lyle Hannan as signing authority for the district with the Royal Bank of Canada, East Kootenay Community Credit Union and the Municipal Finance Authority of BC.

Sparwood Weight Training Club

Council authorized waiving the lease payments from the Sparwood Weight Training Club for the portion of the Henry Volkmann Memorial Leisure Complex known as the Weight Training Facility for the time the club is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Public Notice – District Facilities Main Office

The District of Sparwood has limited public access to the Main Office (136 Spruce Avenue) to help protect the health and safety of employees and the public. For urgent in-person matters, please call ahead (250- 425-6271) to schedule an appointment. Sparwood Council meetings will continue as scheduled. However, delegations will not be permitted to attend in person. We encourage those who wish to be a delegation to forward their presentation to the District of Sparwood in advance and call in during the meeting to speak to their topic.

Leisure Centre Complex

All public activities at the Henry Volkmann Memorial Leisure Complex have been suspended until further notice. Refunds will be issued for pre-paid bookings and classes. Please be patient as we reach out to everyone via phone and email to process these. In situations where refunds cannot be processed over the phone or electronically, we will issue refunds upon reopening of the facility. The spring Community Information and Registration Night has also been cancelled until further notice.

Public Works and Firehall #1 and #2

Public access to the Public Works Office and Fire Hall #1 and #2 is closed to the public. However, the offices be happy to assist you via phone or email.

Outdoor Facilities

All district owned playgrounds (play structures), basketball courts, ball diamonds, tennis courts, and the skateboard park have been closed to the public. The District of Sparwood is committed to doing our part to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 and, as always, place the health, safety and wellbeing of employees and the public as our highest consideration.

Bag Your Garbage

We would like to remind residents, now more than ever about the importance of properly bagging garbage before placing it in your garbage bin. Our garbage service providers have noticed that garbage and items such as Kleenex and gloves have been placed in bins and not bagged, placing workers and residents at risk. Thank you for your cooperation in helping ensure all workers remain safe during the pandemic.


The following meetings will take place at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers, 136 Spruce Avenue.

  • Regular Meeting on Tuesday, April 21
  • Committee of the Whole Meeting on Tuesday, April 28.

District of Sparwood

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