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In preparation for its International Education Conference and Field Day in February, Turfgrass Producers International is seeking input for presentation proposals for the event in Tucson, Ariz. The invitation is for members, manufacturers, educators, researchers, and others to provide information that will help TPI members manage and operate their business more efficiently.
A hole at Alberta's Innisfail Golf Club, known for its poor drainage over the years, has been given a complete facelift, thanks to the generosity of one of the club's members. The member, who wishes to remain anonymous, donated $400,000 toward improvements to the Hazelwood nine's sixth hole.
Several ash trees in Kingston, Ont. have been earmarked for removal while a number of others will be treated in an effort to fend off the destructive emerald ash borer.
A geographic anomaly in the state of Washington that makes ground transportation to other parts of the state impossible without travel through British Columbia, has been the home for years of a once popular golf course. The Point Roberts Golf & Country Club, however, has been closed since last year, but new ownership with a Canadian angle has given it a new lease on life.
One of Halifax's busiest intersections – a currently underutilized green space – is being planted with 3,200 seedlings to add to the city's urban forest.
Aerial photographs of the newly-restored Kananaskis Country Golf Course in the foothills of Alberta's Rocky Mountains have generated much excitement among golfers whose long wait after severe flooding four years ago closed the course is drawing to an end.
Damages to four soccer fields in Kingston, Ont., caused by a youth driving "doughnuts" in a pickup truck, will be paid for by the individual charged with the crime. The fields were deemed unplayable afterwards.
More than 70 shrubs and bushes have been reportedly stolen from the banks of two public retention ponds in a London, Ont. neighbourhood, angering nearby residents who helped plant them. 
After all but being wiped out by raging flood waters in June of 2013, Kananaskis Country Golf Course's comeback is proceeding at a good pace. It's been four years since the devastation at the course in the heart of the Canadian Rockies in Alberta.
Holiday Park Golf Course in Saskatoon has opened five newly-renovated holes in time for the Canada Day holiday. Four of the holes are on the 18-hole championship course while the other is on the nine-hole executive course.
A Calgary woman has taken issue with a local landscaping company she hired through Kijiji, saying the bill she was presented was nearly three times the amount she was quoted.
An Ajax, Ont. property owner has been called a "bully" by the Ontario Court of Appeal in its upholding of a $390,000 judgment against the man whose landscaping practices caused severe flooding on his neighbour's property for more than a decade.
Were the deaths of four painted turtles in a Lethbridge, Alta. wetlands preservation area the result of a deliberate attack or were they caused by trauma from city mowers? According to the city, the deaths weren't caused by mowers, but an ecological consultant begs to differ.
Heavy rains last weekend in the Kitchener, Ont. region left several holes at a couple of golf courses underwater. Twenty of Doon Valley Golf Course's 27 holes were deemed out of play due to flooding while 15 of 18 holes at Deer Ridge Golf Club were rendered unplayable.
The clubhouse and pro shop at a Saskatchewan golf course were destroyed by fire Saturday night. Officials at the Loon Lake Golf & Country Club shut the course down for play on Sunday, but said they expect to erect a temporary clubhouse before rebuilding begins.
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