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

  • 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, mayor of Sparwood, B.C.

Nine years wasn’t enough for Cal McDougall. After a 10-year break he’s been elected mayor again, this time for a four-year term.

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Top business people in Sparwood

The following business individuals have shown dedication to business and their communities. They have been recognized on the Kootenay Business list of Top 10 business people for various years.


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Bruce Robertson

Bruce Robertson is the manager of one of the busiest Kal Tire operations in the province.

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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.

Promoted Sparwood businesses