Carbonear a tidy town
Winner of 2013 Award of Excellence from MNL
For the past year, the Carbonear town council has been brainstorming ways to beautify parts of the town that have fallen by the wayside, physically, historically and environmentally.
After a hard push to clean up roadsides, cultivate public areas, encourage green initiatives and create better and neater signage for tourism areas, Carbonear has earned the prestigious Tidy Town’s award.
Tidy Towns is a program ran by Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador through its environmental committee.
Bonavista Mayor Betty Fitzgerald is the chair of the Tidy Towns committee.
“Tidy Towns is committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community involvement and the challenge of a provincial program, with focus on the promotion of green spaces in community settings. This province has plenty of beautiful places to visit and live, we’re pleased once again to acknowledge the efforts of our municipalities and community partners,” she said in her address at the Tidy Town awards luncheon Nov. 8 in St. John’s.
The criteria to earn an award includes tidiness, environmental awareness, community involvement, natural and cultural heritage conservation, tree/urban forest management, landscaped areas, floral displays and turf and groundcovers.
Carbonear earned the “Award of Excellence,” an award given to communities who have scored the highest overall during the evaluation for two consecutive years.
The second highest participants — or those who have not received the highest ranking the previous year — in each category will receive the “Population Category” award. Carbonear received this award last year.
For this year’s recipients, see below. Award of Excellence recipients: • Carbonear; • Appleton; • Burin; and • Flatrock. Population category recipients: • Category I, population 1 to 440 — Woody Point;
• Category II, population 441 to 650 — Trout River;
• Category III, population 651 to 1,000 — Arnold’s Cove;
• Category IV, population 1,001-1,800 — Harbour Breton;
• Category V, population 1,801 to 2,500 — Wabush;
• Category VI, population 2,501 to 5,000 — Grand Bank; and
• Category VII, population over 5,000 — Marystown. Other awards: • Well-minded community award recipient — Norris Point; and
• Outstanding community award recipient — Kippens.
Terry Clower pins a poppy to the cross of remembrance.