Sparwood

Sparwood, B.C., has a memorial to the miners who founded the community.

Sparwood, B.C., has a memorial to the miners who founded the community. — Dan Williams photo

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Sparwood: Who’s who in Business

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

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Sparwood Chamber of Commerce

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Cayle Pasiechnyk has created a legacy with his Sparwood business.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, 40 Under 40

Cayle Pasiechnyk: Building a business from the ground up

Cayle Pasiechnyk started his landscaping work when he was young, and used his impressive skill set to build Elk Valley Greenhouse & Landscaping in Sparwood.

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Manager Mike Miller proudly shows off the new Cummins facility in Sparwood.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, Sparwood, Developments, Transportation

Cummins opens state-of-the-art facility in Sparwood

The new, 10,000 square-foot shop features dedicated space for maintenance and repairs, offices, tool storage and a customer conference room.

Sarina Beran, owner of Remedy's Rx in Sparwood, B.C., balances her work with her enjoyment of outdoor activity
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Health & Wellness, Small Business, 40 Under 40

Sarina Beran’s remedy works

Sarina Beran of Sparwood, B.C., loves the independence that comes with entrepreneurship.

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Bobby Hutchinson of Sparwood, B.C., is a successful and prolific writer of romance novels.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Entertainment and Hospitality, Small Business, Technology

Bobby Hutchinson, romance writer

Bobby Hutchinson loves books so much that she’s made a career of writing them.

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A herd of big-horn sheep are running across a road.
Green Scene, East Kootenay, Elkford, Fernie, Sparwood, Environment, Transportation

Here’s a wild idea: Grab your phone and report wildlife

Road Watch BC is recruiting citizen scientists to gather data that will reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions

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

Transition year for Sparwood

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

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A young man and woman in the backcountry.
Business Beat, East Kootenay, Elkford, Fernie, Sparwood, Small Business, Tourism

An Elk Valley snowmobiler with an eye for detail

Callan Senyk is capturing the Elk Valley’s snowmobiling scene with his new business, Throttle Ops Photography

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Picture of the Mission Mountain Railroad.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, Sparwood, Mining, Transportation

Magnetite to be shipped by truck from Montana to Elk Valley coal mines

The Elk Valley Teck coal mines use magnetite in the coal-washing process.

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