Sparwood: Who’s who in Business

Sparwood prides itself on being a working community that values its families and enjoys its natural resources.

Community Pulse Population3,863 Number of businesses410 Supporting industriesMining, tourism, construction, logging/forestry, transportation

During the 1960's, five coal-mining communities in southeastern B.C. were consolidated into one district, called Sparwood. The name honours the original economic drivers of the area, the trees that were harvested for use as masts on ships. Now, Sparwood prides itself on being a working community that values its families and enjoys its natural resources, for both their economic rewards and their recreational pleasures.

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Sparwood Chamber of Commerce

Everything you need to know about the Sparwood Chamber of Commerce on one handy page.

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City of Sparwood

Current Council

  • David Wilks (Mayor)
  • John Baher
  • Brad Bowen
  • Joe Jarina
  • Jason Christensen
  • Amy Cardozo
  • Sonny Saad

Economic development contact

  • Michele Schalecamp, acting CAO
Flags fly over the Sparwood municipal building that is home to the District of Sparwood's administrative team
One-on-one with the Mayor

Cal McDougall served Sparwood through smooth and rough times, and the improved economy is allowing him to leave City Hall with an easy heart.

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