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COVID-19-related layoffs taking toll on unmaintained city parks in Welland, Ont.

Tall grass and dandelions dominating parks landscape


May 27, 2020
By St. Catharines Standard

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Dandelions and tall grass are prominent at Merritt Park in Welland. Dave Johnson,Torstar

City parks in Welland, Ont. are a blend of tall grass and dandelions that are in mid-bloom, as layoffs among city workers are taking a toll on maintenance practices. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 23 full-time and 19 casual workers were laid off at the beginning of April.

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