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Tidy Towns 2014 Winners Announced

The Tidy Towns award ceremony luncheon was held today at the Corner Brook Civic Centre. The awards luncheon, sponsored this year by Telus, is part of the Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador Annual Convention.

Mayor Betty Fitzgerald, Chair of the Tidy Towns Advisory Committee applauded the efforts of the 43 municipalities who participated in this year’s competition and work tirelessly to make their communities clean and vibrant places to live. “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.”

Minister of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs, Honourable Keith Hutchings was on hand to present this year’s awards.

OCTOBER 10, Corner Brook

“I congratulate all of the communities who have participated in Tidy Towns this year. There is considerable work associated with getting involved in the process and as municipal leaders, thank you for your interest and participation. It is initiatives like these, which elevate this province to a high standard and enhance community pride and beautification. I am pleased that the department could provide $30,000 to support such a worthy program.”
The Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs

The winners in the Population Categories are as follows:

  • Town of Heart’s Content, Population 1 – 400
  • Town of North West River, Population 401 – 650
  • Town of Dover, Population 651 – 1100
  • Town of Witless Bay, Population 1101 – 1500
  • Town of Trinity Bay North, Population 1501 – 2200
  • Town of Bonavista, Population 2201 – 4000
  • Town of Grand Falls Windsor. Population Over 4000

Many municipalities throughout the province encourage community participation in beautifying their environments and Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador believe in honouring their efforts with a special awards program called Tidy Towns.

MNL would like to thank Tidy Towns sponsors Cal LeGrow, MMSB, and the Department of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs.

Municipalities Newfoundland & Labrador was formed in 1951 as an umbrella organization mandated to represent municipal government interests, and as a vehicle for municipal leaders to share information and resources. MNL represents the 276 cities and towns in Newfoundland and Labrador that service 89 per cent of the population and their more than 2,000 leaders.

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