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The Nursery Sod Growers Association of Ontario (NSGAO) has received confirmation that the Ontario Farm Products Marketing Commission will proceed with an expression-of-opinion vote to gauge support for the proposal and establishment of the Turfgrass Farmers of Ontario Marketing Board.
An anonymous donation of $15 million will help see the completion of Saskatoon's Gordie Howe Sports Complex in 2019. The project includes a football field, track and field complex and training centre with a turf field.
A Newfoundland landscaping association has sounded off on what it perceives as shoddy workmanship at a St. John's park. Landscape Newfoundland and Labrador has found plenty of fault in a redesign of the city's Victoria Park.
Months of planning and construction have paved the way for the opening of the new Walsh Field in Bonnyville, Alta., an artificial turf field surrounded by an Olympic-quality track.
Canada is serving as the host country Sept. 17-22 for the 59th International Garden Centre Association Congress. The annual event, hosted by a different country each year, showcases the best retailers from around the world to an elite group of garden centre owners and operators. About 250 participants from 21 countries are expected this year.
Even though they raised $100,000 for a new playing field, parents of children attending Earl Beatty Junior and Senior Public School in Toronto are upset it wasn't ready in time for the start of the current school year. A local school board official said the rainy summer is to blame for the delay in the opening of the artificial turf field, but has assured it will be ready the end of October.
Kananaskis Country Golf Course in Alberta is ready to return after a devastating flood nearly wiped it out four years ago. With only four of the property's 36 holes left unscathed, efforts to return the golf course to its former glory have paid off, and golf is slated to return in the spring at Mount Lorette and next summer at Mount Kidd.
Today (Sept. 8) marks the last chance to take advantage of early bird rates to attend the CanWest Hort Expo in Abbotsford, B.C. Sept. 27-28. For more information or to register, click here.
The head groundskeeper for the Vancouver Canadians of the Northwest Baseball League has been named the league's sports turf manager of the year. The honour came as a surprise to 31-year-old Ross Baron.
A Toronto high school once considered for closure is ready to see its new sports field ready for the first week in October. The school's sports teams were unable to play home games on the former field due to uneven ground and a disintegrating track, rendering it unsafe.
A major fundraising drive is being launched in Truro, N.S. to pay for a new ball diamond and track fields. The project is part of a $5-million revitalization plan on the grounds at the Truro Amateur Athletic Club. The project also includes the conversion of an existing field into a multi-sport, all-weather turf field.
Parents of children returning to class at a Victoria, B.C. elementary school are dismayed to learn its sports field – the only grassy play area at the institution – will be off limits for another seven months. The field is being replaced and won't be ready until April.
Members at a Nova Scotia golf club whose future was placed in limbo last week have banded together to keep the facility open until its fate is fully realized. The owners of the Annapolis Royal Golf & Country Club mysteriously left the country, putting a number of full-time jobs in jeopardy.
Vancouver's annual online tree sale is aimed toward helping restore the city's tree canopy that has been in decline since the 1990s. The Vancouver Park Board has 1,500 trees available at $10 apiece.
A 92-year-old Nova Scotia golf club has been left in limbo after its owners apparently abandoned the business under the cover of darkness, fleeing to the U.K. The Annapolis Royal Golf & Country Club's volunteer superintendent says it appears the owners aren't coming back, leaving staff and the course in uncertainty.
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