Mike Jiggens

Mike Jiggens

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Nov. 16, 2018 – Caterpillar's recent foray into the utility vehicle market has taken another step forward. The company has since introduced its gasoline-powered Cat CUV85 and diesel-powered CUV 105 D models. 
Nov. 16, 2018 – If the Terra Nova golf resort in Port Blandford, NL doesn't reopen in the spring with a new owner, it will be bad news for the town, the municipality's mayor says. "We've still got five to six months to play with," Chad Holloway said. "Had this been in April or May I know I'd be a lot more worried at this point."
Nov. 15, 2018 – The Town of Osoyoos, B.C. has developed an urban forestry plan believed to be a first for the municipality. The plan highlights several benefits of trees, including environmental, social and economic.
Nov. 14, 2018 – City council in Fredericton has chosen a plan to save four more mature trees at Officers' Square than it originally intended, but the redesign of the downtown park is going to cost an additional $190,000, increasing the project's cost to $9.1 million.
Nov. 14, 2018 – A golf course and resort in Newfoundland and Labrador has gone into receivership, carrying a $3.3-million debt. The Terra Nova Resort property is being assessed with hopes of finding a new buyer.
Nov. 14, 2018 – A young entrepreneur and University of Calgary graduate has watched the on-demand residential yard services company he founded three years ago blossom into a business that is now in 10 cities throughout Canada with more on the way. MowSnowPros offers no-contract lawn care and snow removal services.
Nov. 13, 2018 – Joining M.K. Rittenhouse & Sons Ltd.'s product line is the Ripagreen Thermal Weeding System, a high-velocity thermal weeder that uses heat to control weeds in urban and rural areas with no chemicals required.
Nov. 13, 2018 – Contractors have a new option for faster snow clearing with Toro's Power Max® HD commercial snowblowers. The Power Max HD line sets new standards for size and power and offers a range of major enhancements for increased productivity and durability.
Nov. 13, 2018 – The site proposed for an expansion CFL team in Halifax could have serious problems not anticipated. According to a retired military ammunition technical officer, the proposed Shannon Park stadium site may still have some unexploded munitions from an explosion at the Magazine Hill Depot on July 18, 1945.
Nov. 12, 2018 – A slow-spreading fungal disease that attacks beech trees has made its way into Ontario. Beech bark disease, involving both an insect and a fungus, began its westward movement in Atlantic Canada in the late 1800s.
Nov. 12, 2018 – A Prince Edward Island landscaping equipment dealership which burned to the ground two years ago recently celebrated the grand re-opening of its Summerside location. The new facility is deemed safer in construction than its predecessor. The 2016 fire resulted in the loss of tens of millions of dollars in equipment, parts and the building itself.
Nov. 9, 2018 – The Town of Oakville, Ont. isn't going to let go of the famed Glen Abbey Golf Club without a fight. Town council has unanimously agreed to take its battle to the Ontario Court of Appeal after the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled last month that course owner ClubLink has the right to bring forward an application to demolish the renowned facility.
Nov. 9, 2018 – The first artificial turf sports field in Newmarket, Ont. has officially opened, enabling several local sports groups to extend their seasons well into the fall and being able to start earlier in the spring. The field replaced an existing natural surface at Dr. J.M. Denison Secondary School on Bristol Road.
Nov. 9, 2018 – An Elmira, Ont. landscape contractor is using technology to cut overgrowth on steep slopes without endangering his employees. Conestoga Contracting Group is using the remote-controlled Flailbot to cut in challenging areas that would ordinarily pose a safety hazard.
Nov. 9, 2018 – The mountain pine beetle epidemic in Western Canada is becoming critical, and the federal government needs to take action, the CBC's Paul Whittacker says. If action isn't taken soon, it will become a widespread problem throughout Canada, he suggests.
Nov. 9, 2018 – How best should fallen leaves be handled? Should they be raked, bagged, mulched or left alone? Solid arguments can be made for each approach.
Nov. 9, 2018 – A Winnipeg-area woman, told her naturalized yard violated a local bylaw, can now keep it in its current state as long as she adheres to a number of conditions. The non-traditional yard is grown to a number of native prairie grasses. It has been in place for the past eight years.
Nov. 8, 2018 – The fate of the Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville is still up in the air, and it will be until at least the end of November before any new decisions emerge. “This matter is currently on hold and will move forward at a pre-hearing conference set for Nov. 29, 2018,” Becky Fong, senior manager, Communications of Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario, said via email.
Nov. 8, 2018 – In spite of the opposition of three councillors, city council in Sault Ste. Marie voted this week to pay up to $150,000 for a private driveway accessing a sod farm and landscaping business as the result of the widening of Second Line. "City taxpayers shouldn't foot the bill for this," one councillor remarked when discussing the complicated issue.
Nov. 7, 2018 – SiteOne Landscape Supply has launched the new LESCO Smart Guided precision spray system, featuring an easy-to-install GPS that maximizes labour efficiency, minimizes application error and optimizes chemical budgets.
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