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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Sarina Beran loves her active, outdoors lifestyle in Sparwood, B.C.
Sparwood influencers 2016

Among the best of the natural resources in Sparwood, B.C., are the citizens who love and support the community.

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City of Sparwood

Current Council

  • Cal McDougall (Mayor)
  • John Baker
  • Jenna Jensen
  • Joe Jardina
  • Margaret McKie
  • Lois Halko
  • Brad Bowen 

Economic development contact

  • Jude Smith, business development liaison

One-on-one with the Mayor

Cal McDougall has been Sparwood's mayor for about 12 years—from 1996 to 2005 and from 2014 to the present.

District of Sparwood mayor, Cal McDougall, admires the resilience of his community.

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Do you own a business in Sparwood? We'd like to hear more about you. Please contact us if you're a successful long-time business owner in the area, or if you think you would qualify as a top employer in the Kootenays.

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