Elk Valley

Teck Resources Limited (Teck) has been awarded the 2023 Mine Reclamation Award – Coal Mine Category by the British Columbia Technical and Research Committee on Reclamation (TRCR) for its use of an innovative reclamation technique at the Coal Mountain mine site near Sparwood, B.C. which is in the care and maintenance phase.

Funding has been announced for rural communities and areas in the Columbia Basin—encompassing 5,429 homes—to create access to high-speed Internet. This new multi-year, $82-million project is being funded by the federal and provincial governments, the regional districts of Central Kootenay, Columbia Shuswap, Kootenay Boundary, East Kootenay and Columbia Basin Trust.

With solid performance of its investments, Columbia Basin Trust was able to deliver $82.2 million in direct benefits to the Basin. Results are now available in its 2022/23 Annual Service Plan Report.

Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) (“Teck”) today announced it has broken ground on its zero-carbon office building in Sparwood, BC. The new 121,500-square foot facility will bring together approximately 580 Teck employees in the Elk Valley into one sustainable new space.

Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) (“Teck”) today announced it has donated more than $230,000 to organizations supporting emergency wildfire responses in British Columbia, the Northwest Territories, Alberta, and Washington State in addition to providing equipment, goods, and other assistance to help battle wildfires this season.

On Friday, the District of Sparwood hosted the grand opening of the revitalized Sparwood Centennial Plaza with a community celebration that brought residents and visitors together in the new outdoor space for the first time. The revitalization project was funded through grants and donations, including $1 million from Teck, who also supported hosting for the event. The Plaza was designed with usability in mind, greenspace, seating, planters and an outdoor fire pit to allow the space to become a functional gathering area, which can be utilized for many community events and activities.

Here we are in August – after a few months of explosive growth fueled by long, sunny days, the garden is looking quite different. The spinach and radishes that flourished in the cooler temperatures of early summer have bolted. Most of my head lettuce has been harvested for salads, and one row of carrots has been pulled – mostly for crunchy, impromptu garden snack breaks. Suddenly there’s a surprising amount of free space – and while it’s admittedly difficult to find the time for planting in the height of summer, the savvy folks who make the time in August will benefit from a harvest that extends well into autumn.

The life of a modern fish is becoming increasingly stressful. The already challenging tasks of finding food, reproducing, and avoiding predation are getting more difficult with direct and indirect human activity.

Emma Stevens is the owner of Untamed, a clothing company in beautiful Fernie, creating flattering and wearable art.

“I got tired of not finding anything cool, flattering, and long to wear with tights,” says Emma. “So, I started making and designing everything myself out of super soft bamboo fabric, and yes! They all have pockets. My creations are for busy women who want it all - comfort, convenience, and to look and feel good. We deserve it!”

Event Date(s): 
Repeats every week every Sunday and every Saturday until Sun Aug 27 2023.
Saturday, August 5, 2023
Sunday, August 6, 2023
Saturday, August 12, 2023
Sunday, August 13, 2023
Saturday, August 19, 2023
Sunday, August 20, 2023
Saturday, August 26, 2023
Sunday, August 27, 2023

Discover the history and heritage that built the town we know and enjoy today with a knowledgeable local tour guide.


Tours Depart: from the Museum Saturdays and Sundays
July 1/2, 8/9, 15/16, 22/23, 29/30
August 5/6, 12/13, 19/20, 26/27
September 2/3