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Sept. 20, 2019 – The Snow & Ice Management Association has launched a series of educational webinars that will be presented through to the middle of November. "Webinar Wednesdays" are being held Sept. 25, Oct. 2, Oct 16, Oct. 30 and Nov. 13. The first in the series was held Sept. 11.
Sept. 20, 2019 – Western Turf Farms Ltd. in Abbotsford, B.C. is harvesting the province's first-ever certified drought-tolerant sod. In response to summer drought and water restrictions taking place five of the last six summers in British Columbia's Lower Mainland, BrettYoung has formulated a specific sod blend for Western Turf Farms that consists of perennial ryegrass, chewings fescue and Kentucky bluegrass.
Sept. 20, 2019 – Winnipeg residents are being challenged to plant one million new trees over the next 20 years as the city continues its defence against the threat of Dutch elm disease and the emerald ash borer. The one-million number coincides with the expected population of the city in 20 years and is aimed at restoring Winnipeg's tree canopy.
Sept. 19, 2019 – The Town of Carstairs, Alta. has purchased the Carstairs Community Golf Club for the price of $700,000. The town's mayor said if the municipality hadn't purchased the course, it could fall into the hands of a developer who might not look after it.
Sept. 19, 2019 – Canada geese – the scourge of parks, golf courses and green spaces – are being relocated from Mississauga and Oakville to a bird sanctuary in Windsor-Essex. Parks officials from both municipalities say they are seeing much less excrement and damage to their turf areas since the recent relocation of about 1,000 geese.
Sept. 17, 2019 – Police have arrested four teenagers in connection with the vandalization of a Renfrew, Ont. golf course in early August. The Oaks of Cobden sustained several thousand dollars of damages.
Sept. 17, 2019 – A veteran Calgary landscaper says he has never seen as many mushrooms spring up in his 28 years on the job as he has seen this year, but he added the good news is that the fungi are beneficial to lawns by helping get rid of thatch.
Sept. 17, 2019 – Crumb rubber pellets from the artificial turf field at Vancouver's Trillium Park have tested positive for lead, prompting the Vancouver Park Board to recommend all synthetic fields in its jurisdiction be tested and measures taken to keep rubber bits out of the stormwater system.
Sept. 16, 2019 – Montreal's new cricket pitch at Van Horne Park officially opened on Sunday. The $65,000 field features some artificial turf and lighting for night games.
Sept. 16, 2019 – Edmonton's Gallagher Park remains in rough condition following a music festival last month and wetter-than-usual weather, delaying remediation work. Organizers of the Edmonton Folk Music Festival are on the hook for repair costs to the park's turf, but say the city needs to step in and address a long overdue drainage problem at the site.
Sept. 13, 2019 – Local volunteers and organizations have banded together to turn a northern Ontario public school's baseball field into a regulation size diamond, allowing it to better serve as host to future tournaments.
Sept. 13, 2019 – A 3.5-foot ball python was found on the Kawartha Golf & Country Club in Peterborough Thursday, possibly released by its owner who no longer wanted it as a pet.
Sept. 12, 2019 – Yanmar Group has completed the acquisition of compact equipment manufacturer ASV Holdings Inc., a designer and manufacturer of compact track loaders and skid steer loaders.
Sept. 12, 2019 – Weed-infested, neglected vacant city lots have been giving Edmontonians grief for years, and they want something done about it.
Sept. 10, 2019 – Construction of St. Clair College in Windsor's new $23-million sports park is on scheduled. The facility is expected to be completed by the end of March.
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