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."
Approval has been granted for the redevelopment of the Saginaw Golf Club in Cambridge, Ont. into 368 residential units, but neighbours of the property are ready to fight any new building. Those opposed to redevelopment claim it will lead to increased traffic in the area, a reduction in property values and the removal of valued open space.
Toronto-area residents who install edge markers on their front lawns in an attempt to keep sidewalk plow operators on track are finding the practice to be a hit and miss exercise. Grass along the sidewalk edges is still being gouged. “The (city) councillors are more concerned about how many chickens one can have in their back yard than to take care of this problem," one irate resident said.
A proposed new bylaw in Owen Sound, Ont. will give the city the power to clean up private properties that have fallen to poor standards, including unkempt lawns. The bylaw also forbids the buildup of waste material, including grass or tree clippings, wrecked vehicles, discarded appliances and other garbage.
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