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Oct. 16, 2018 – Poor golf weather this year in Alberta – including a particularly dismal September – led to golf courses losing thousands of dollars in revenue, but a recent turn toward good October weather saw golfers return to the links in droves.
Oct. 15, 2018 – The resurfacing of two baseball diamonds in Collingwood, Ont. will take them from being "ghetto-like" to ones that promote better playability and safety. Collingwood Minor Baseball raised $50,000 for the upgrades.
Oct. 15, 2018 – Even though Detroit has fallen on hard times in recent decades, its city parks are significantly superior to those in Toronto, the Globe and Mail's architecture critic says. The money Toronto spends on maintaining its parks isn't keeping up with a growing population and needs, Alex Bozikovik suggests.
Oct. 12, 2018 – Superintendent Dave Carr has retained his position at the Manitoulin Island Country Club following a recent change in ownership. Having acquired the golf course from the local municipality, the new ownership group sees Carr's "valuable experience" as a catalyst for ensuring "continuity in the operation."
Oct. 12, 2018 – An emergency meeting shrouded in mystery was called last night at the Riverview Golf Club in Redcliff, Alta., regarding the club's future. Club members and the general public were encouraged to attend. The meeting was sparked by a recent in-camera session of local council and the golf course.
Landscape contractors who offer ice and snow removal services for their customers each winter in Ontario may feel the pinch in costlier salt supplies as a result of a summer labour dispute at the world’s largest salt mine in Goderich, Ont.
Oct. 10, 2018 – When the City of Lloydminster, Sask. woke up Monday to find 16 centimetres of snow on the ground, the decision was made immediately to shut down the Lloydminster Golf & Curling Centre for the season.
Oct. 10, 2018 – Now that the arrival of the emerald ash borer in Nova Scotia has been confirmed, efforts are underway to see where else in the Halifax area the invasive insect might be present. Research teams are focusing on DeWolf Park where about 80 per cent of the total tree population is ash.
Oct. 9, 2018 – Newfoundland & Labrador has its first ever "proper" football field, complete with upright goal posts. The field at Wishingwell Park in St. John's is "huge" for football players in the province, the president of Football NL says.
Oct. 9, 2018 – Some golf courses in Alberta's Rocky View County are hoping for a return of good weather in order to salvage at least two more weeks of play before closing for the season. Others, however, see the recent blanket of snow to hit the area as a sign that it's time to close now.
Oct. 9, 2018 – One of Toronto's mayoralty candidates proposes the city's three municipal golf courses be shut down and converted into open spaces for the year-round enjoyment of everyone. Jennifer Keesmaat said the Don Valley, Scarlett Woods and Dentonia Park golf courses are losing money and would be better served with other uses.
Oct. 5, 2018 – The health and safety of its students was at the forefront in a private high school's decision to install a new artificial sports field at its site. The $3-million field at Windsor, N.S.'s Kings-Edgehill School has a shock-absorbing, FIFA-certified playing surface that is a first of its kind in Atlantic Canada.
Oct. 4, 2018 – An ice blockage created by melting snow at Mosaic Stadium in Regina has forced some high school football games to be relocated to Leibel Field. The blockage triggered "water issues" beneath the turf.
Oct. 4, 2018 – A heavily intoxicated woman used a Kingston, Ont. soccer field as a short cut Tuesday night to drive to a nearby bar. Police say she jumped a concrete curb and drove across the field, finally parking sideways across two handicapped spaces at the bar.
Oct. 4, 2018 – The father of a Prince Edward Island golf course superintendent who died suddenly in July scored a hole in one on the weekend at a memorial tournament played in his son's honour. Bruce MacKay aced the par three 15th hole at Glasgow Hills Golf Course where his late son Nathan had been superintendent.
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