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Led by a veteran superintendent and a newly-hired, seasoned general manager, the nearly 90-year-old Port Colborne Golf & Country Club is bouncing back under a new ownership, already boosting its membership numbers.
Thunder Bay, Ont. plans to inject upwards of 900 ash trees with a biopesticide to protect them against the emerald ash borer. Injections are slated to begin in July and continue through August.
Efforts to land a Canadian Premier League soccer team in Halifax are moving closer to reality with the rehabilitation of the Wanderers Grounds at the Halifax Common. The league will not accept a Halifax team unless it has a satisfactory place to play.
Spraying has begun in Regina, Sask. to keep tent caterpillars and cankerworms under control. The city has seen above average populations of the pest insects so far this year and is using an environmentally friendly pesticide to keep its trees in a healthy state.
More than $4 million is being poured into renovations at a large sports complex in Prince George, B.C., including a new synthetic turf infield and shock pad that meet FIFA standards.
A Mississauga, Ont. landscape contractor is in hot water following an investigation by Global News. According to customers, he is taking their money and not providing the service for which he was contracted.
Allturf Ltd. of Innisfil, Ont., a supplier of golf and turf products, believes golf courses and dogs go hand in hand, whether it's a matter of dogs chasing unwanted geese away from the property or simply to serve as a friendly companion to staff and golfers. Allturf has joined forces with local SPCA branches to launch a new program called Allturf Homes for Hounds.
Aquatrols has promoted its chief operating officer to president and CEO. Matt Foster will now have ultimate responsibility for company performance in product development and manufacturing as well as other business functions.
The lawn care industry in Ontario is being encouraged to invest with the Ontario Turfgrass Research Foundation to better its future customer service. Sean Gunn, president of the OTRF, spoke to an audience of lawn care professionals in March at the eighth annual Nutrite-sponsored lawn care seminar in Guelph.
This time of year many workers, new and experienced, are back at work with power mowers getting lawns back into shape and keeping them maintained. Whether as part of your job or when at home, mowers may seem simple enough to operate but there are serious hazards that come with operating any power tool.
Turfgrass Producers International has appointed a new executive director and associate executive director. Casey Reynolds, PhD, and Karen Cooper have respectively assumed their new positions with the organization.
Former Engage Agro professional turf division sales and accounts manager Justin Parsons has joined Lawn Life Natural Turf Products as assistant general manager.
Habitat For Humanity is seeking volunteers to take on a number of landscaping jobs in the Fort Saskatchewan area. Jobs include tree planting, sod laying and grass mowing.
An anonymous donation of $75,000 will significantly help in the construction of a wetlands project at a Kamloops, B.C. park. The work at Dufferin Park will include drainage improvement and strategies to eradicate mosquito breeding grounds.
A new $450,000 synthetic turf baseball diamond in Vancouver is the first in Western Canada specially designed for children with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs. The project was funded by the Variety children's charity, the Vancouver Canadians Baseball Foundation and the Jays Care Foundation.
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