Recent History – 2000
Oct. 19, 2000
DAWSON CREEK — The local Beautification Committee will receive $10,000 to hire a gardener.
Council approved the grant Monday after learning that a previous grant of $10,000 was used to hire Tina Knee for a period of 18 weeks this past summer.
“Tina was a hard worker and put in more time and effort on the gardens than was asked of her,” the committee said in a letter to council.
The year, committee members have worked on edging all of the existing beds which made it easier for the city lawnmowers to go around with damaging the beds.
And in the Chamberlain Park beds, the chips were removed and crushed stone put on and the committee plans to do the Peace Park beds in the same manner next summer.
“We found the wood chips were just not standing up to our winter weather.”
A water tank was also purchased which Knee put on her truck so that she could do the watering as she went along.
The committee will also plant 200 tulip bulbs, supplied by the Royal Canadian Legion, which will be planted at the traffic circle this fall.
Next year, the committee plans to put in four new beds, two on the 8th Street boulevard between 110th and 112th Avenues (in front of Le’s Family Restaurant) and two on the corners of 116th Avenue and 8th Street (the college and car wash corners).