Even though the snow has largely melted from Steinbach, Man.'s sports fields, users are being told to stay off them for a while yet until they are sufficiently dry. "Those fields do a need a bit of time before they start taking a lot of wear and tear," Jason Peters of Steinbach Parks and Rec said. "It’s going to be a couple weeks before they’re all ready to go."
A First Nation community in the Yukon will be building its field of dreams after being awarded a significant windfall from the Toronto Blue Jays' charity, Jays Care Foundation. The Kwanlin Dün First Nation will see its existing ball diamond refurbished to include new fencing, an electronic scoreboard, as well as new dugouts, bleachers and LED lighting.
The City of Toronto's parks, forestry and recreation department is dedicated toward delivering safe and functional parkland and providing the economical, environmental and aesthetic recreational values associated with healthy parkland. Helping to meet the city's mandate is its integrated plant health care program that was founded in 2002 in response to new pesticide legislation Toronto was ready to adopt.
Sodium and bicarbonates in the soil are a “big deal” and can rob golf courses of their nutrient dollar, superintendents attending BrettYoung’s annual spring turf academy were told in March at the Links of Kent Golf Club in Chatham, Ont.
A partnership agreement made last year between Husqvarna Canada Inc. and Major League Soccer's three Canadian teams has resulted in 17,600 new trees to be planted this spring in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec.
The return of winter in southern Saskatchewan is going to cut into the playing time of young soccer players who were ready to begin their outdoor 2018 season. Official are hoping the season can begin by the beginning of May, but irrigation start-up, aeration, fertilization and a first mow still need to be tackled first.
Fort McMurray Golf Club superintendent Jeff Hacior will be the lone Canadian member of the North American maintenance team this September for the 2018 Ryder Cup tournament in France. He was one of 10 North American superintendents chosen from among 374 eligible members of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.
Private snow removal contractors in the North Bay area have been caught off guard by the re-emergence of winter in their part of Ontario. Staff from several companies are currently vacationing in tropical locations during a period that ordinarily follows snow cleanup yet precedes spring start-up, and companies have found themselves shorthanded.