Mike Jiggens

Mike Jiggens

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Jan. 18, 2019 – Vineland has been identifying methods and creating new technologies to help tree propagators grow seedlings with better root quality.
Jan. 17, 2019 – A $225,000 from Pembina Pipeline Corporation has been made to Tree Canada to help schools and neighbourhoods green up their properties. "This type of partnership is crucial in benefiting schools and communities by growing better places to live, work and play.” Michael Rosen, president of Tree Canada, said.
Jan. 17, 2019 – Snow fencing has been installed at The Bridges at Tillsonburg golf course to protect a green and bunker located at the bottom of a popular toboggan hill. The bunker at the southern Ontario golf course had been used as a ramp by toboganning enthusiasts, causing damage to the lip. The fencing, installed by the town's department of recreation, culture and parks, has been cut on at least two occasions by toboganners who want access to the "ramp."
Jan. 16, 2019 – Landscapers are among a number of professionals encouraged to attend the Erosion and Sediment Control for Near-Water and In-Water Works Symposium in Fenelon Falls, Ont. on Feb. 28. The free event is aimed at those who work in and around water and would like to hear from industry professionals on issues, challenges and success stories regarding erosion and sediment control.
Jan. 14, 2019 – David Kennedy, superintendent at the Vancouver Golf Club, passed away on New Year's Eve at the age of 54. He had been in ill health the past two years.
Jan. 14, 2019 – Winnipeg's ash trees will be injected this summer with an insecticide designed to kill the emerald ash borer larvae inside the tree trunks. The plan is to kill off enough larvae to allow the trees to survive until the intensity of Winnipeg's ash-borer infestation subsides, something that's expected over the course of several years.
Jan. 11, 2019 – Plans to build a new high school football field in East Vancouver have resulted in some confusion among neighbouring residents. Much of the confusion stems around the term "stadium," giving impression the project will be much more significant than it actually is.
Jan. 10, 2019 – Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil's lobby for a track and field facility – including both artificial and natural turf fields – in his home constituency had no bearing on its approval, the province's deputy minister says.
Jan. 10, 2019 – The new year has brought new information to light regarding the ongoing saga of the Glen Abbey Golf Club. The Town of Oakville's website says the town's motion requesting an order that the hearing on the Glen Abbey development applications be phased will be heard at Town Hall on March 27.
Jan. 10, 2019 – A massive cleanup of the Mount Brenton Golf Course in Chemainus. B.C. was undertaken by staff and club members on Wednesday, who tidied up broken tree limbs and other debris caused by a strong wind storm on Dec. 20. The back nine still remains closed for play.
Jan. 8, 2019 – Netting on soccer goals will be removed during the off-season in the City of Hamilton after a deer became hopelessly entangled in a net on Sunday and had to be euthanized afterward. A wildlife rescue organization has recommended all municipalities remove netting from soccer goals during times when it is not needed.
Jan. 7, 2019 – The Simcoe, Ont. Lawn Bowling Club will be facing a number of challenges this summer as scheduled repair work to an abutting street threatens to disrupt its irrigation supply as well as possibly spew dust onto the pitch, create ground tremors and emit noise. The club is particularly concerned with a lack of parking while the work is being done, something that could prove difficult during major tournaments.
Jan. 4, 2019 – A new track facility, including a natural turf infield, will go ahead for North Delta Secondary School in Ladner, B.C., whether or not the provincial government kicks in any funding. The municipality has guaranteed funding for the project up to $10 million.
Jan. 4, 2019 – Will suspicions of a pending move of baseball diamonds from Cornwall, Ont.'s Legion Park adversely affect the city's minor baseball program? Talk of new development along the city's waterfront – including at Legion Park – continues to be heard and could adversely affect the local baseball program if building plans should become a reality.
Jan. 2, 2019 – Clear cutting of an area near Halifax's Mount Saint Vincent University has displaced a long-standing crow roost, forcing birds that have nested there for centuries to seek new nesting grounds. The tree clearing aimed at accommodating new housing development has upset neighbouring residents.
Dec. 27, 2018 – Vancouver's parks will benefit in 2019 from a capital budget almost doubled from that of 2018. The additional funds earmarked for parks and recreation projects in the city is a reflection of Vancouver's growth in recent years.
Dec. 21, 2018 – A new $3.5-million track and field facility has been announced for Bridgetown, N.S. and will include both a new artificial turf sports field and a natural turf field. The facility will be built on the site of a recently demolished high school.
Dec. 20, 2018 – More homes, more roads and more traffic are not what residents neighbouring the Kanata Golf & Country Club bargained for when purchasing their properties years ago. Residents are now fighting back against course owner ClubLink's plan to develop the property into more homes.
Dec. 20, 2018 – It's still unclear what is to become of the former golf course property on McArthur Island near Kamloops. At city council's final meeting of 2018, a recommendation was received from the city's parks and recreation committee to continue to work with Kamloops Disc Golf Club and the Kamloops Naturalist Club on a plan for the space.
Dec. 19, 2018 – Residents of the Ottawa suburb of Kanata-Beaverbrook are angered that the owner of the Kanata Golf & Country Club is looking to sell off the property to accommodate new housing. They argue it's a violation of a 1981 agreement that guarantees 40 per cent of the land is designated as green space and that sale of the land would see their property values plummet.
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