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|Ward 7 Councillor, Mike Jakubo and Virginia Langis accept award from
Communities in Bloom Ontario Chair Martin Quinn.
Photo Credit: Cody Cacciotti
Capreol Honoured with Communities in Bloom Award
On behalf of the Communities in Bloom committee for the town of Capreol, the
Northern Ontario Railroad Museum is delighted to share that Capreol has had
another successful showing in the provincial competition this summer. Capreol
hosted two provincial judges in late July who spent two days touring the
community. The town was evaluated on six major categories including Tidiness,
Environmental Action, Heritage Conservation, Urban Forestry, Landscape and
Floral Displays. Capreol achieved a 4 out of 5 bloom rating and captured a criteria
award for Tidiness. The committee would like to thank the volunteers, park staff
and sponsors who have been working tirelessly to continue to improve Capreol.
The town is looking forward to entering again in 2016.
The town of Capreol was incorporated in 1918 with an approximate population of
500 people. The railway is the town’s main industry and has been its lifeblood
over the past 100 years. The town was once an independent community with a
thriving economy, but gradually became a satellite community to Sudbury. In
2001, The community amalgamated into what is now the City of Greater Sudbury.
There are just over 3,000 citizens who call the community home. The town’s
major visitor destination is the Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage
Centre, home to a pair of historic steam locomotives, CN #6077 and T&NO #219 as
well as a collection of other historic rolling stock.