June 13, 2019 – The City of Windsor, Ont. has fielded a 40 per cent increase in the number of complaint calls made about the presence of tall grass in both private and public parks. City officials have responded by saying this spring's wetter-than-normal weather has prevented crews from being able to mow.
June 12, 2019 – Medicine Hat's parks and recreation department is tailoring its maintenance program for parks and sports fields based on usage. Simply put, those areas experiencing greater use will continue to undergo regular mowing and other maintenance services while those areas with less usage will see less frequent maintenance.
June 11, 2019 – A Lindsay, Ont. man is tired of having to mow the grass on a city-owned empty lot near his home, claiming the two-foot-tall grass and dandelions are having a negative impact on his respiratory health. The man's wife says she is considering withholding her property tax bill unless the city steps in to maintain the property.
June 10, 2019 – Ever since Manitoba implemented its cosmetic pesticide ban five years ago, boulevards and parks in Winnipeg have become increasingly more yellow and then white as dandelions have outcompeted grass. The province said it will continue to discuss the matter with various parties, suggesting any modifications to the ban would be carefully considered.
June 6, 2019 – Ontario's recently shelved 50 Million Tree program has been given a new lease on life, rescued by the federal government. The Ford government had cut the program from its last budget, but the federal government has stepped in with a $15-million commitment to keep it going over the next four years.
May 10, 2019 – The future of Calgary's municipal golf courses is up for debate. Although a committee is looking into how Calgary's eight city-owned courses can become self-sustainable again, staff has been instructed to consider other options, including rezoning the land to build highrises and selling the courses for development.
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