Programs: Communities in Bloom : Media


Communities in Bloom in the media:

Making Alberta beautiful: It's a blooming good idea (Alberta Farmer)
CN EcoConnexions Community Tree Planting Program announces the 50 recipients awarded grants of $25,000 (The Province)

Communities in Bloom Participants in the media:


Cold Lake: Cold Lake is ready to bloom
Devon: Pitch In Devon 2019 runs April 29 to May 3
Devon: Communities in Bloom present at monthly chamber meeting
Fort McMurray: Municipality kicks off Spring Community Cleanup, registration open
Whitecourt: Plastic bags getting out of hand in Whitecourt


Bruderheim: Bruderheim digs in for good cause
Fort McMurray: Metis consultation, fire recovery and flood updates on council agenda
Glenwood: 42 grants awarded to projects around Southwestern Alberta by the Community Foundation
Leduc: Leduc City Council Briefs 
Leduc: Gardening information event coming to Dr. Woods House Museum
Whitecourt:  Council Briefs: Council reviews suggestions from national Communities in Bloom 
Medicine Hat:  Scrap HatSmart, Communities in Bloom: Samraj 
Millet: Former Millet school building needs new lease on life (Pipestone Flyer)
Millet:  Infrastructure projects top 2017 community successes
Millet: Millet's Pioneer Women for 2018 named (Pipestone Flyer)
Pincher Creek: Town hosts information night
Strathcona County: Berghofer: Building community by exploring nature
Strathmore: Creating compost change
Jasper: Between the Wheels: Jasper Motorcycle Tours Awarded
Hanna: Hanna in Bloom Wins Population Category
Valhalla Centre: Communities in Bloom Recognizes Local Hamlet for Water Conversion


Barrhead: Hoping for five blooms — CIB judges visit Barrhead (The Barrhead Leader)
Brooks: People, plants and pride describes Brooks says Communities in Bloom judge (Brooks Bulletin)
Bruderheim: Bruderheim volunteer receives new award (Fort Saskatchewan Record)
Bruderheim: Bruderheim presents progress to CiB judges (Fort Saskatchewan Record)
Coaldale: Coaldale CIB wins top blooms across Canada (Sunny South News)
Devon: Devon looking to become a community in bloom (Devon Dispatch)
Didsbury: Communities in Bloom returns to Didsbury (Mountain View Gazette)
Eckville: Communities in Bloom committee welcome provincial judges (Eckville Echo)
Eckville: Town Council moves to apply for Alberta 2018 Recycling Grant Program (Eckville Echo)
Fort McMurray: Wood Buffalo goes international with Communities in Bloom (Fort McMurray Today)
Hanna: Hanna celebrates 5 Bloom win (Hanna Herald)
Irricana: Communities in Bloom coming back to Irricana (Rocky View Weekly)
Leduc: Poppy laying ceremony at Leduc Municipal Cemetery (Leduc Rep)
Millet: Millet looking to add exercise equipment (Wetaskiwin Times)
Millet: Blooming in Millet (Pipestone Flyer)
Millet: Millet receives 5 Blooms at Communities in Bloom symposium (Pipesone Flyer)
Millet: Millet honours outstanding community members (Wetaskiwin Times)
Morinville: Bloom’s day puts the petals to their mettle (St. Albert Gazette)
Pincher Creek: Communities in Bloom giving away seeds for Canada’s 150th (Pincher Creek Echo)
Pincher Creek: Pitch in for Pitch-In Week (Pincher Creek Echo)
Red Deer: Competitions in gardening in full bloom (Red Deer Advocate)
Red Deer: Building a sustainable space in Oriole Park (Red Deer Express)
Stettler: Communities in Bloom judges tour Stettler (The Stettler Independent)
Strathmore: Communities in Bloom’s Back Yard Bounty (Strathmore Standard)
Strathmore: Turning a new leaf at the new Birth Forest (Strathmore Standard)
Sundre: Sundre in bloom blitz (Sundre Round Up)
Sundre: Sundre exudes true sense of community, says judge (Sundre Round Up)
Sundre: Sundre back in the running for Communities in Bloom (Sundre Round Up)
Taber: Taber Wins Communities in Bloom Provincial Award (94.1 CJOC)
Valhalla Centre: Valhalla prepares for Communities in Bloom judges (Daily Herald Tribune)
Wetaskiwin: Congratulations to those making community better (Wetaskiwin Times)
Whitecourt: Communities in Bloom prepping for summer (Whitecourt Star)


Beaumont: Seen & Clean Challenge launches (The Beaumont News)
Bruderheim: Bruderheim blooms for contest judges (Fort Saskatchewan Record)
Champion: CiB judges visit Champion (Vulcan Advocate)
Coaldale: Communities in Bloom (The Sunny South News)
Coaldale: Coaldale Communities in Bloom set to unveil Canada 150 project Friday night (The Sunny South News)
Cold Lake: Cold Lake to host provincial Communities in Bloom event (Cold Lake Sun)
Didsbury: Town will bloom in 2017 (Disbury Review)
Drayton Valley: Lets pull together to beautify Drayton Valley (Drayton Valley Western Review)
Drayton Valley: Show off your Garden (Drayton Valley Western Review)
Drayton Valley: Tulip ceremony, perennial planting held (Drayton Valley Western Review)
Drayton Valley: Drayton Valley competing in nationals (Drayton Valley Western Review)
Drayton Valley: Judges visit for Communities in Bloom nationals (Drayton Valley Western Review)
Drayton Valley: Drayton Valley competing in nationals (Drayton Valley Western Review)
Drumheller: Kneehill County celebrates future of Horseshoe Canyon (The Drumheller Mail)
Fort McMurray: Communities in Bloom launches summer programs (Fort McMurray Today)
Hanna: CiB Judges are coming (Hanna Herald)
Hanna: 2016 Taste of Culture set for July 28 (Hanna Herald)
Innisfail: Communities in Bloom donates to Innisfil Rotary Trail project (Simcoe)
Japser: Communities in Bloom shines spotlight on Jasper (The Fitzhugh)
Jasper: Jasper wins Communities in Bloom award (The Fitzhugh)
Leduc: City Council Briefs (Leduc Rep)
Leduc: Poppy laying ceremony at Leduc Municipal Cemetary (Leduc Rep)
Medicine Hat: Communities in Bloom calls on city (Medicine Hat News)
Millet: Good-bye to one pioneer, hello to five more (Wetaskiwin Times)
Millet: Millet’s Cenotaph Garden receives national award (Wetaskiwin Times)
Millet: Millet Museum celebrates pioneer women's lives (Wetaskiwin Times)
Millet: Millet celebrates Communities in Bloom (Wetaskiwin Times)
Millet: Millet Communities in Bloom 21 Years Strong (Leduc-Wetaskiwin Pipestone Flyer)
National: Fifth Edition of CN EcoConnexions - From the Ground Up program (Montreal Gazette)
Pincher Creek: Pincher Creek to compete in the Communities in Bloom International Challenge this year (Pincher Creek Echo)
Pincher Creek: Self-guided Pincher Creek historical tour almost ready (Pincher Creek Echo)
Pincher Creek: Honourable mention from Communities in Bloom (Pincher Creek Echo)
Ponoka: Ponoka impresses Communities in Bloom judges (Ponoka News)
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo: Municipaity to Host 2020 National Communities in Bloom Symposium and Awards (My McMurray)
Stettler: Communities in Bloom judges impressed with Stettler (The Stettler Independent)
Stettler: Stettler shines at Communities in Bloom nationals, awarded 5 Blooms Bronze rating (The Stettler Independent)
Strathcona County: County hopes to host blooms (Sherwood Park News)
Southfork: Southfork community garden flourishes in pilot year (Leduc Rep)
Taber:  CiB notes 'team effort' in five-bloom rating for town (Taber Times)
Valhalla: Valhalla on the hunt for blooms (Daily Herald Tribune)
Vermilion: Blooming Vermilion with strong elements (Vermilion Standard)
Vermilion: Three communities receive beautification (Vermilion Standard)
Vermilion: Vermilion up for 7 environment awards (Vermilion Standard)
Whitecourt: Citizens taking ownership of FireSmart practice (Whitecourt Star)


Barrhead: Barrhead is blooming (The Barrhead Leader)
Burderheim: Bruderheim blooms for judging (Fort Saskatchewan Record)
Calmar: Calmar's Communities in Bloom looking to help ring in spring (Devon Dispatch)
Coaldale: Coaldale's Communities in Bloom announce the return of the yard of the week (Sunny South News)
Cold Lake: Cold Lake wins top Communities in Bloom prize (Cold Lake Sun)
Cold Lake: Blooming interest in community gardens (Cold Lake Sun)
Cold Lake: Cleaning up Cold Lake for Communities in Bloom (Cold Lake Sun)
Cold Lake: Communities in Bloom judges tour Cold Lake (Cold Lake Sun)
Delia: Delia tops province with five blooms (Drumheller Mail)
Drayton Valley: Take time and bloom (Drayton Valley Western Review)
Fort McMurray: Council Roundup (Fort McMurray Today)
Fort McMurray: Groundbreaking ends positive year for legion branch (Fort McMurray Today)
Hanna: Hanna blooms on national scale (Hanna Herald)
Hanna: Hanna ready to show off their blooms (Hanna Herald)
Irricana: New Irricana cenotaph design in the hands of the Historical Society (Rocky View Weekly)
Jasper: Jasper rewarded for community involvement (The Fitzhugh)
Leduc: Communities in Bloom judges in Leduc this weekend (Leduc Rep)
Leduc: City receives silver bloom in Communities in Bloom nationals (Leduc Rep)
Leduc: Leduc Communities in Bloom planning a year of action (Leduc Rep)
Millet: Millet in Bloom celebrates 20th anniversary (Wetaskiwin Times)
Morinville: Town and community group partner to peddle their plants (Morinville News)
Morinville: Communities in Bloom judges visit Morinville (Morinville News)
Morinville: Communities in Bloom judging today (St. Albert Gazette)
Pincher Creek: Volunteers of the week: The Pincher Planters (Pincher Creek Echo)
Pincher Creek: Communities in Bloom judges arrive in town (Pincher Creek Echo)
Pincher Creek: Pincher Creek wins Communites in Bloom award
Pincher Creek: At the Communities in Bloom Symposium (Pincher Creek Echo)
Pincher Creek: Pitch-in Pincher (Pincher Creek Echo)
Pincher Creek: Business in Bloom winners (Pincher Creek Echo)
Pincher Creek: Business in Bloom winners (Pincher Creek Echo)
Pincher Creek: Judging the Communities in Bloom (Pincher Creek Echo)
Pincher Creek: Thank you dinner for Communities in Bloom volunteers (Pincher Creek Echo)
Stettler: Recycling champions recognized during CiB dinner (Stettler Independent)
St. Paul: St. Paul is a 'five bloom' community (St. Paul Journal)
Strathcona County: County blooms despite drought (Sherwood Park News)
Taber: Great Job, Communities in Bloom (The Taber Times)
Thorsby: Thorsby is a community in bloom (Leduc Representative)
Vermilion: Latest mural honours prominent RCMP officer (Vermilion Standard)
Wabamun: Residents hard at work to make their communities flourish (Spruce Grove Examiner)


Beaumont: Communities in Bloom springs with town challenge (The Beaumont News)
Bruderheim: Bruderheim seeks approval in blooms (Fort Saskatchewan Record)
Calmar: Calmar council briefs (Devon Dispatch)
Cold Lake: Cold Lake regrows Communities in Bloom participation (Cold Lake Sun)
Drayton Valley: Town earns five blooms in national competition (Drayton Valley Western Review)
Drayton Valley: Community events real highlight of CiB (Drayton Valley Western Review)
Drayton Valley: It's not goodbye, just see you later (Drayton Valley Western Review)
Drayton Valley: Judges give community a thumbs up (Drayton Valley Western Review)
Irricana: Irricana to participate in Communities in Bloom competition this summer (Rocky View Weekly)
Irricana: Irricana scores high marks in Communities in Bloom (Rocky View Weekly)
Millet: Millet shows off its Community in Bloom (Wetaskiwin Times)
Morinville: Morinville gets a Blooming 4 (Morinville News)
Nanton: Communities in Bloom plan nipped in bed for this year (Nanton News)
Pincher Creek: Big, blooming donation (Pincher Creek Echo)
Strathcona County: Strathcona in Bloom returns (Sherwood Park News)
Strathcona County: Team effort, Re: Park Beauty (Sherwood Park News)
Vahalla Centre: Vahalla sees tops marks at Communities in Bloom symposium (Daily Herald Tribune)
Vermilion: Vermilion blooms on a national level (Vermilion Standard)
Wood Buffalo: Wood Buffalo to battle Drummondville, Whitby for Communities in Bloom award (Fort McMurray Today)

Communities in Bloom Judges in the media:

Lorna McIlroy (ARTA News & Views)