Town of Maple Creek Wins Communities in Bloom Contest
The Town of Maple Creek is the winner of Up to 4,500 population category. They received a 5 Blooms - Bronze rating and a special mention for Innovative Landfill Site during the 2017 National/International Symposium and Awards Ceremonies in Ottawa-Gatineau, National Capital Region. The Town of Maple Creek competed against Bruderheim AB, Hanna AB, Merrickville-Wolford ON, Valhalla Centre AB and Windsor NS. Over the summer, trained volunteer judges travelled to participating communities to evaluate the overall contributions of municipal council and departments; industry; businesses and the private sector- including volunteer efforts- in regards to the following criteria: Tidiness, Environmental Action, Heritage Conservation, Urban Forestry, Landscape and Floral Displays.
Volunteer judges Lucy Chang and Louise Dumouchel wrote: The Town of Maple Creek's landfill has undergone such a transformation that it has been selected as The Business of the Month by the business sector. Under the diligent and committed care of the new caretaker, the landfill presents a pristine business front with neat compartments of sorted garbage and a friendly entrance with potted plants, birdhouses atop fence posts, recycled ornaments, a tempting 3-hole golf course, and seasonal lighting. What a contribution to CiB's beautification program! For the residents of Maple Creek, bringing their refuse, waste materials and recyclable or re-usable items to the landfill has become a pleasing and gratifying task.
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