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Aug. 10, 2018 – In spite of a hot summer, trees in Calgary are likely to be less stressed than they were a year ago. An arborist said that because the trees received more moisture over the past few months, they will probably experience less stress in spite of the hotter summer.
Aug. 10, 2018 – A cutting-edge environmental design has been incorporated into the playing fields at Kitchener, Ont.'s new RBJ Schlegel Park. Concealed beneath an artificial turf surface will be an infrastructure that cleans and filters runoff from city streets and pavement.
Aug. 9, 2018 – Sod has been broken to begin construction of the new $2.5-million Miracle League accessible baseball diamond in Windsor, Ont. The field will allow children with disabilities to participate in local baseball programs.
Aug. 9, 2018 – The Veterans Field renovation project in North Bay, Ont. is proceeding on schedule, and the improvements made to the baseball field will leave visiting teams envious, the city's manager of parks says.
Aug. 9, 2018 – A Quebec City couple has been told by the municipality to tear up its newly installed artificial turf lawn or face daily fines of $1,000 or more a day. The couple wanted to minimize their maintenance requirements and didn't realize they had broken any laws.
Aug. 9, 2018 – The ongoing streak of extreme hot weather on Prince Edward Island is taking its toll on landscapers and the amount of work they're able to do. The heat is sapping the energy of workers who have been working shorter days to beat the heat.
Aug. 8, 2018 – At 13 years of age, the artificial turf field at East Ladner, B.C.'s Holly Park has reached its life expectancy and will be replaced. Before it is replaced, however, the municipality will explore newer turf field technologies that have come about in recent years.
Aug. 3, 2018 – A naturalization strategy for an Edmonton park isn't quite going according to plan. Construction of the Valley Line LRT has disturbed the park, resulting in some trails closing while vehicle traffic through the park has increased.
Aug. 3, 2018 – The Manitoulin Island Country Club has been sold. The new owners, who will take possession of the Ontario course at the end of November, plan to keep the property open for public play.
Aug. 3, 2018 – A meat-eating, predatory hornet capable of stinging a human being through thick clothing has made its presence felt at various locations in the Niagara region and has forced the closure of three baseball diamonds in Port Colborne. Experts are weighing in on how best to eradicate the giant, non-native Japanese hornets.
Aug. 2, 2018 – An Ottawa man is fighting to save a pair of century-old maple trees straddling his backyard that a developer had originally promised would be preserved. The homeowner must prove to the city that he at least partially owns the trees.
Aug. 2, 2018 – A man wishing to protect trees from being cut in downtown Fredericton, N.B. chained himself yesterday to a diseased elm tree near the historic Soldiers' Barracks on Queen Street. The man said the tree – that was earmarked for removal – could survive another 10 years with proper pruning and inoculation.
Aug. 2, 2018 – A recreation park in Bible Hill, N.S. has been targeted by vandals with three separate incidents since late June. Gates to the park will now be locked at night in an effort to prevent further acts of vandalism.
Aug. 2, 2018 – Environmental and water issues are at the fore in a controversial subdivision development proposal slated at Twin Lakes Golf Course in Penticton, B.C. The proposal includes stipulations to prove groundwater sustainabiliy and availability before the first phase of 46 units gets underway.
Aug. 2, 2018 – Yarmouth, N.S. has been selected as the host city for the 2019 national Communities in Bloom symposium. The event, to be held in September of next year, is expected to attract about 250 delegates from Canada and the United States.
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