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June 15, 2018 – A new inner turf course has been laid at Woodbine Mohawk Park in Campbellville, Ont. The new seven-furlong turf course is expected to be ready for racing by next year’s Queen’s Plate.
June 14, 2018 – There is still time remaining to register for the 21st annual Snow & Ice Symposium in Cleveland, Ohio, June 26-29.
June 14, 2018 – Female soccer players forced to play on artificial turf fields during the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada are owed an apology, according to a U.S. lawyer who represented a coalition of elite female players in an unsuccessful battle to play on natural grass three years ago. The news comes after it was announced the 2026 Men's World Cup will be played entirely on natural grass.
June 13, 2018 – A new $2.8-million artificial turf field is set for construction this summer in Whistler, B.C. The lit field at Bayly Park will be constructed atop an existing soccer field and will accommodate a variety of sports, especially in the spring and fall seasons.
June 8, 2018 – "Spooky-looking ghost trees" are the result of the devastation caused by leafroller caterpillars that have arrived in Edmonton. For the past few years, the insects have been defoliating trees, leaving them bleached or barren.
June 8, 2018 – William Connell Park, a 20-hectare facility on Hamilton Mountain, is nearing the end of its construction. The $2.5-million park will feature a football field, splash pad and tennis courts.
June 8, 2018 – The Willows Golf & Country Club in Saskatoon is going to reduce its size to 18 holes from 27 to make way for the third phase of a residential development project. Architect Doug Carrick is overseeing the latest round of course modifications.
June 6, 2018 – Calgary's mayor says a proposal to initiate a massive redevelopment project at the site of the former Highland Golf Course could be scuttled by the provincial government. At the heart of the controversy is the site's propensity for flooding.
June 5, 2018 – A $1-billion redevelopment plan proposed at the former Highland Golf Course in Calgary could be derailed as long-standaring drainage issues on the site have yet to be resolved.
June 5, 2018 – A fluke June snowfall in St. John's, Nfld. on Monday wasn't entirely bad news for local golf courses. The Glendenning Golf director said the added moisture will be beneficial to the course in the long run.
June 5, 2018 – Sunday marks the grand opening of a new park in Mississauga. The Hancock Woodlands, measuring more than 6,700 total acres, is an historic property and former commercial nursery.
June 1, 2018 – Nova Scotia is on alert for the emerald ash borer as its makes its way eastward in Canada. The invasive insect recently touched down for the first time in Atlantic Canada, in Edmundston, N.B.
May 30, 2018 – Drones, GPS mapping and 3-D modeling are among the technological innovations landscape professionals are using during the design/creation phase, freeing up valuable time and manpower that can be used on other projects.
May 29, 2018 – Plans to remove 19 trees from Officers' Square in Fredericton will continue as planned in spite of a public protest that boiled over in anger. The trees were earmarked for removal to make way for new development in that part of the city's downtown known for its tourism appeal.
May 28, 2018 – Dr. Eric Lyons of the University of Guelph will speak about "overcoming high sports turf demands and wear and tear" June 13 at a sports turf field day at the Vancouver Whitecaps National Soccer Development Centre.
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