Fort St. John gets high Communities in Bloom score

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The Communities in Bloom results are in and Fort St. John has received a high score.

Although the city did not win an award, it was a finalist for the 16th annual awards.

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The awards were given out Saturday in Halifax, Nova Scotia and the city received a complete five out of five blooms for its category of a community with a population between 10,001 and 20,000.

Rosemère, Quebec beat out Fort St. John and other communities to become the winner for that population size.

The judges were in the city over a weekend in July. They marked the city on various aesthetic aspects such as overall cleanliness, urban forestry and floral displays. They also gave marks for the amount of community involvement and environmental initiatives by residents, businesses and local government.

Only one B.C. municipality won an award in its population category. Trail won in the 7,501 to 10,000 category. However, two other B.C. communities were included in the Circle of Excellence. Kamloops and Prince George were each included in the evaluated and a non-evaluated circle, respectively.


To view the full awards results, click here.

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