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An outfield fence and bleachers are coming to a baseball diamond in Gagetown, N.B. following the announcement of an influx of $10,000 from the Toronto Blue Jays charity foundation. The absence of an outfield fence often meant a lost baseball whenever a home run was hit.
A partnership agreement made last year between Husqvarna Canada Inc. and Major League Soccer's three Canadian teams has resulted in 17,600 new trees to be planted this spring in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec.
Fort McMurray Golf Club superintendent Jeff Hacior will be the lone Canadian member of the North American maintenance team this September for the 2018 Ryder Cup tournament in France. He was one of 10 North American superintendents chosen from among 374 eligible members of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.
A nine-hole golf course forced to shut down last year because of out-of-control wildfires in British Columbia is reopening for play this year under a new name. Bonaparte Ridge Golf Course is the new name of the former Semlin Valley Golf Course in Cashe Creek.
Kubota Canada Ltd. is moving its operations from Markham, Ont. to Pickering, Ont. in 2019. The new Pickering facility will cover 53,500 square metres, with the possibility of 92,900 square metres of floor space in the future. The company will invest about $67 million to purchase the land and construct its new headquarters.
The City of Toronto is asking landscape contractors to call before they dig. "Before starting any work around the house, it's important to find out what's underground," Toronto Hydro spokesperson Tori Glass said. Contact with a live power line can cause serious injury or death.
TarpDevil and GreenJacket have entered into a business partnership that will see the latter become become the master distributor in the United States for the turf cover collecting and deploying machine.
Stone Tree Golf and Fitness in Owen Sound, Ont. will open its course for the first time in three years after its ownership group shut down operations to facilitate the sale of Legacy Ridge Golf Club. No major changes have been made to the layout of the golf course.
The owners of the Ridge at Manitou Golf Club in McKeller, Ont. have accepted an offer to sell.
Walker Manufacturing Company, producers of the Walker mower, will hold its third milestone production celebration July 13-15 to mark the 150,000th mower to come off the assembly line in the company's 40 years.
A 22-year-old golf course maintenance employee from Colwood, B.C. has been honoured for his bravery in saving the life of a woman from the edge of a frigid waterfall on Vancouver Island. Janson Chapman was presented with a medal by Gov. Gen. Julie Payette at a ceremony Wednesday at British Columbia's government house.
The Toro Company has acquired L.T. Rich Products, a manufacturer of commercial zero-turn spreader/sprayers, aerators and snow and ice management equipment. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
A minor baseball organization figures it is about $40,000 out of pocket after thieves made off with more than 10,000 metres of copper wiring used to light Henning Park in Caledonia, Ont. The wiring was stripped during the winter from all 16 light fixtures at the privately-owned ball park that wasn't insured for its lights.
A 20-year-old man has entered a not guilty plea after being charged with willfully damaging the iconic "Field of Dreams" from the Kevin Costner movie of the same name. The Ohio baseball field sustained about $5,500 in damages including deep gashes and damages sprinklers.
Rick Elyea, formerly with Simplot/Jacklin Seed, has launched his own consulting business, Elyea Agronomic Consulting.
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