Communities in Bloom gives City of Fort St. John high praise

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Communities in Bloom has given the City of Fort St. John a 4 bloom rating for the City. The highest you can be awarded is 5 blooms.

Volunteer judges with Communities in Bloom visited Fort St. John in July and evaluated the city on 8 criteria in 6 categories: Tidiness, Environmental Action, Heritage Conservation, Urban Forestry, Landscape and Floral Displays.

Features of note for the city that made an impression on the judges were the Interactive Hall of Fame in the Pomeroy Sport Centre, the City Passive House, St. Martin’s Cemetery (North Peace Credit Union property), as well as City landscaping, trails and Art Walk at the Fort St. John Hospital.

The report also gave high praise to the North Peace Museum.

“What a community gem! So many artifacts, and lovely attention to detail in how they are presented, make this a fascinating visit.”

Councillor Larry Evans with the City thanked the citizens that came to help guide the tour and show off the City.

“We are fortunate to live in a community with such great community ambassadors! Karen Mason-Bennett from NEAT, Candace Peever from the North Peace Justice Society and Edward Stanford from Urban Systems organized and hosted the tour. It simply wouldn’t happen without the commitment and community spirit of these three citizens.”