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Most Ontario golf courses will be required this year to conduct their inaugural public meetings to discuss their integrated pest management operations with their respective communities. The provincial government-mandated meetings represent the concession golf courses have had to make in order to continue to use certain pest control products and maintain their exception status with the Ontario cosmetic pesticide ban act.
A massive redevelopment plan for the east side of Guelph appears it will oust the Guelph Turfgrass Institute from its current site, and possibly to another municipality. FULL STORY
Canadian lawmakers are responding to what golfers in Canada claim is an outdated and unfair rule in Canada's tax laws. FULL STORY
The British Columbia Golf Superintendents Association made an urgent appeal to its members in late fall to voice their concerns with their local members of the legislative assembly (MLAs) to prevent pesticides from being outlawed on golf courses.
The British Columbia Golf Superintendents Association has made an urgent appeal to its members to voice their concerns with their local members of the legislative assembly (MLAs) to prevent pesticides from being outlawed on golf courses.
Businesses of all types are increasingly being scrutinized for their impact on the environment. Golf courses are no different.
GOLF course superintendents in British Columbia were rallying to make a pre-emptive strike against the provincial government in the early fall, hoping to collectively convince their individual MLAs and the provincial government in general of the importance for the continued use of chemical pest control products on their properties.
By Randy Strait Some of the best things in life involve ice. The icing on a cake is many times the favoured part of the dessert. Ice can also mean a striking, expensive piece of jewelry. But take the positive connotations out of the word and ice quickly becomes a very serious matter that can cause great trouble for the people involved.
Ontario residents opposed to the province's cosmetic pesticide ban who wish to maintain weed-free lawns have found a way to sidestep the provincial legislation. They are crossing the border into the United States to stock up on pesticide products. FULL STORY
Residents in the Toronto suburbs of North York, Etobicoke and Scarborough won't object to the withdrawal of a special snow-clearing service if the city's mayor supports the savings of $3.7 million.
Ontario golf course owners are anticipating the end of a 10-year-long battle they have waged with the provincial government over the issue of what they claim are improper tax assessments. FULL STORY
ONTARIO’S cosmetic pesticide ban act is nearing the end of its second full season of enforcement, and it’s not only the lawn care industry that has felt its impact. Smaller, geographically-isolated lawn bowling clubs are hurting, too.
The Pest Management Regulatory Association has updated the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association about the status of quintozene use in Canada. The following is a formal letter from the PMRA to the CGSA, dated July 14.
ONE of southern Ontario’s prettiest nine-hole golf courses aspires to double in size to 18 holes, but first it must overcome a major obstacle.
HUDSON, Que.’s Canadian Supreme Court victory in 2001 over TruGreen/ChemLawn has become the focal point of a critically-acclaimed yet controversial documentary film which questions many of the products used to make lawns green and weed-free.
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