The Pembina Valley was well represented in the 2017 Manitoba Communities in Bloom competition. The Town of Morris and City of Morden each snagged 4 out of 5 Blooms at the annual conference and awards event this past weekend at the International Peace Garden.

Participating communities are evaluated on tidiness, environmental action, heritage conservation, urban forestry, landscaping and floral displays.

While the Town of Morris has participated in the competition for several years now, the latest conference and awards event was a first for Mayor Gavin van der Linde.

"There's people with common vision looking at improving their communities. I really enjoy the program is run, the way the judges look at the communities and give recommendations for how (they) can improve."

He added that the people of Morris want to continue improving their town, therefore it will continue to participate in the competition.

In fact, Morris is hosting the 2018 Manitoba Communities in Bloom Conference and Awards.

"As part of our commitment and just paying back to the Communities in Bloom committee, making sure that we do a great job of hosing next year," said van der Linde.

Meantime, the Town of Carberry was awarded the 2017 3R Initiative and Compost Award and the Floral Display Award.

The R.M. of East St. Paul was awarded the Canada 150 Special Edition Award.

morden communitiesinbloom 2017City of Morden reps were on hand at the International Peace Garden this past weekend to accept a 4 out of 5 Bloom ranking

More Local News

Some Mennonites Face Threat Of Losing Citizenship

A significant number of Manitobans who have lost their Canadian citizenship are waiting for the federal Liberal government to help them. A law in Canada required second-generation Canadians who were…

RM Of Montcalm Will Allow Retail Sale Of Cannabis

The RM of Montcalm will allow cannabis to be sold from retail locations in their jurisdiction. However, Reeve Derek Sabourin said council is still waiting to hear more on the issue. "The feds…

Municipalities Want Most Of The Money From Any Carbon Tax

The Association of Manitoba Municipalities wants the province to hand over the majority of revenue from any new carbon tax to municipalities. AMM President Chris Goertzen says municipalities are on…

Winkler Comic Con Draws Cosplay Crowds (VIDEO)

Geek culture is flourishing in Winkler thanks to a successful follow up to last year's first Comic Con. Hundreds of comic book fans, cosplayers, science fiction enthusiasts and gamers attended the…

Committee Reinvests Record 2018 Canola Junior Championship Profit Back into the Community

The 2018 Canola Junior Championship is being considered one of the most profitable in the history of the event. Hosted in Altona at the end of December, the championship made about $29,000 after…

Five Years Later, MIT Reconsidering PR 428 Speed Reduction

The Province's Highway Traffic Board is reconsidering a longstanding reduced speed zone request from the City of Winkler. "For the safety of our community, the safety of our kids... I think these…

Altona Interested In Creating Fibre Optic Network

Altona town council is considering the possibility of establishing a fibre optic network in the community to improve Internet service. Several municipalities and school divisions in Manitoba have…

Rhineland Prioritizes Drought Proofing; Mulls 2018 Assessments

Officials with the Municipality of Rhineland want to be advocates for drought-proofing in Manitoba. Reeve Don Wiebe said the commitment comes on the heels of the 2018 conference for the River Basin…

Big Mural Planned For Morris Bigway

Pat Schmitke, owner of Morris Bigway Foods, has plans for a 2,208 square ft mural. The mural is called 'Follow The Leader', and was created by artist Sarah Collard. "It really highlights the Manitoba…

Fatal Collision Claims Life Of Rosengart Teen

A 19-year-old male from Rosengart has died as a result of a single vehicle collision on Highway 32 in the early morning hours of Monday. Morden RCMP responded to the scene half a kilometer west of…

Morden Police Address Truck Brake Complaints

Morden Chief of Police Brad Neduzak acknowledges there are different opinions when it comes to the noise of engine retarder brakes, or 'jake brakes'. "I understand, depending on who you ask, there…

Long Weekend Sparks Conversations On Manitoba History

A hero or a traitor is a heavily debated topic when it comes to the actions of Louis Riel. Though some of his actions may be seen as controversial their significance in the formation of Manitoba…

Morden & Winkler Public Works Exploring More Efficient Snow Removal

As the icy grasp of winter slowly thaws, Directors for Public Works in Morden and Winkler say snow removal has gone well this year. After saving money in 2017, Winkler Public Works Director Peter…

Carman Council Considers Garbage Proposals

Council for the Town of Carman mulling a pair of proposals related to garbage service in the community. Mayor Bob Mitchell explained the R.M. of Thompson Council has indicated an interest in forming…

Upcoming Bowl for Kids Event Is Olympic Themed

Make Dreams Come True, Olympic Edition, is this year's Bowl For Kids theme. The Big Brothers Big Sisters annual fundraiser is one the organization depends on financially, said Executive Director…

Culture Celebrated In Morden (VIDEO)

A community came together Saturday to celebrate the unique cultures of the people who create the city of Morden. The 10th annual Morden Multicultural Winterfest had booths and activities where people…

Taking the Plunge for Special Olympics Athletes Raises Thousands (VIDEO)

With a strong north wind buffeting their swim trunks, and the temperature near minus ten, about thirty people braved the cold to participate in Morden's 3rd annual Polar Plunge Saturday afternoon…

Miller Gym Construction Hits Slight Delay

Construction on a new gym for Altona's high school is a bit behind schedule. Border Land School Division Superintendent, Krista Curry, explained some shifting in the existing building set progress…

Morden Police Building Relationships With Youth Through Sports

Morden Police members are breaking down barriers between authority figures and youth. For the past couple of weeks, Morden officers have been taking part in intramurals with students at Ecole Morden…

WFD Responds To House Fire In Winkler

Firefighters responded to a structure fire late Friday night in Winkler. The fire caused damage to a house on 11th Street., though the extent of the damage is unknown at this time. Story will update…

PembinaValleyOnline.com is your only local source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

01
Feb
2018
MS Society Support Available

01 February 2018 - 03 March 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

TBA





02
Feb
2018
Pond Hockey Tournament

02 February 2018 - 04 March 2018, 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Pembina Valley Pond Hockey, Thornhill





07
Feb
2018
Casting Call for Manitoba's Passion Play 2018

07 February 2018 - 28 February 2018, 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

la riviere manitoba-Oak Valley





13
Feb
2018
Morden Festival of the Arts - BAND

13 February 2018 , 9:30 am

Westside Community Church, Morden





20
Feb
2018
Income Tax Clinics Booking Opens

20 February 2018 - 28 February 2018, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Morden Activity Centre, Morden





21
Feb
2018
Movie Afternoon - Winkler

21 February 2018 1:00 pm

Winkler Senior Centre, Winkler





21
Feb
2018
MAF 25th Anniversary Coffee Dates - Morden

21 February 2018 2:30 pm

Legion House #2





Login