More than 1,000 ideas have been presented to the City of Kamloops, B.C. to help the municipality determine what the future holds for the former McArthur Island Golf Course. The former owner of the nine-hole gave up his lease after flooding had damaged the property. The facility is now in the city's hands.
The presence of protesters in Surrey, B.C.'s Hawthorne Park has forced the city to halt tree felling operations on a controversial road project. Continued tree felling has been deemed unsafe as long as the protesters are present. The protesters claim removal of trees will significantly disturb sensitive habitat areas.
The turf at Hamilton's Bernie Arbour Stadium will need replacement this spring after having sustained extensive damage during location shooting for the television series The Handmaid's Tale. The city is negotiating with the series' film company about the estimated $100,000 cost to re-sod the stadium.
Plans to repair damages to Toronto's waterfront parks that were extensively flooded last summer may come up short this year with what has so far been budgeted. The city's preliminary budget includes $2 million for the necessary repair work, but it's been estimated the damages amounted to about $7.4 million.
An Ontario Superior Court ruling has rendered the marriage involving a former Muskoka landscaper as void, stating it was a "predatory marriage" in which the man's wife was positioning herself to make claim to his future wealth, including an estimated $1 million personal injury settlement. The marriage took place three days after the landscaper was released from hospital following a "catastrophic" head injury.
Vandals wishing to access Calgary's Shaganappi Golf Course for the purposes of cross country skiing have cut fences and ropes for entry ways, but are endangering their lives in doing so, says the individual who has been setting up ski tracks in the area for the past 30 years.
The recent Alberta cold snap, in which temperatures plunged to minus 40 degrees Celsius in some areas, likely didn't kill off the mountain pine beetle, experts say. The destructive insects develop a type of "antifreeze" in their blood, enabling them to survive and resume destroying boreal forests in the spring.
The emerald ash borer could potentially lead to the extinction of ash trees in Canada and wreak havoc on the ecosystems the tree species supports. The removal of ash trees along riverbanks would no longer filter runoff and capture sediment, and the open spaces created by the trees' removal would invite the arrival of invasive plants.