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Nov. 2, 2018 – The former McArthur Island Golf Course property in Kamloops, B.C. should become a multi-use site with the inclusion of a disc golf course, the city's parks and recreation committee has recommended. Since it was announced the property would no longer serve as a traditional golf course, suggestions for its future use has triggered plenty of controversy over the past several months.
Nov. 1, 2018 – The Nature Conservancy of Canada is asking Canadians not to rake their lawns this fall. The agency's Andrew Holland said leaf cover provides habitat for smaller creatures to survive the winter, providing a food source for birds in the spring. He added that those who worry about excessive leaf cover smothering their lawns can rake the leaves alongside bushes.
Oct. 31, 2018 – Homes surrounding the Riverview Golf Club in Redcliff, Alta. stand to lose thousands of dollars in property values if the golf course permanently shuts its doors in response to a significant amount of short-term debt it has amassed, a Medicine Hat real estate board official says. The future of the golf course remains uncertain while a newly formed committee studies ways to keep it open in spite of being more than $400,000 in debt.
Oct. 30, 2018 – Police are investigating a recent act of vandalism that left a Huntsville, Ont. baseball diamond with about $3,000 in turf damage. According to police, two vehicles drove onto a William Street baseball field through a gap in the fence and carved up the field.
Oct. 30, 2018 – Halifax city council is studying a report proposing a 24,000-seat stadium that could be the home for a new Canadian Football League franchise. A group called Maritime Football Limited Partnership has proposed a 38-hectare parcel of land in an east end park to serve as the site for the new stadium. Landing the league's 10th team is conditional upon having an appropriate stadium.
Oct. 30, 2018 – A purchase order for new lawn mowers and lawn care services lies at the heart of an investigation into possible fraudulent activity within the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District. The incident happened in 2013. Curiously, the district already had lawn mowers and the company hired wasn't even in the lawn care business.
Oct. 30, 2018 – The Town of Oakville, Ont.'s desire for the Glen Abbey Golf Club to be preserved as an important heritage site has taken a big hit. In a Superior Court of Justice document dated late last week, course owner ClubLink has been granted the right to take its demolition application to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT). ClubLink wants to demolish the frequent site of the Canadian Open to build 3,222 new residential units.
Oct. 29, 2018 – Charlottetown, P.E.I. has been selected as host city for the 2020 Canadian Urban Forest Conference, an event that takes place every two years and allows groups and individuals to share strategies and technologies aimed at protecting and enhancing Canada's urban forests.
Oct. 29, 2018 – The final round of golf to be played at the Aspen Grove Golf Course in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley will belong to its superintendent. Rodi Gorrell has a tee time for himself and his wife on Nov. 1 that will represent the final time golf will be played at the nine-hole course before the property is transformed into a new middle school.
Oct. 26, 2018 – Aspen Grove Golf Club in British Columbia's Lake Country is closing its doors after decades of operation. The nine-hole, par three course has been sold to the Central Okanagan School District to serve as a site for a new middle school.
Oct. 26, 2018 – An emergency meeting held yesterday to determine the fate of the Riverview Golf Club has given the Redcliff, Alta. golf course a second chance. During an impassioned meeting attended by club members, local politicians and the general public, a new committee was formed to explore ways to keep the golf course open for play in spite of its short-term debt load of more than $400,000.
Oct. 25, 2018 – Canada's largest green roof has undergone its annual trim. The six-acre roof at the Vancouver Convention Centre was mowed this week to add to a maintenance regime that includes monthly weed treatment and removal of invasive species.
Oct. 25, 2018 – The final sections of sod have been laid at the Kentucky bluegrass course at Woodbine Racetrack in Etobicoke, Ont. Racing won't begin on the course until the turf has had a chance to mature and posts and the rail have been installed.
Oct. 25, 2018 – Losing the Riverview Golf Club would be disastrous for the Town of Redcliff, Alta., one of its members says as the club votes tonight on whether or not to dissolve the club. The club had amassed more than $400,000 in short-term debt and has been in discussions with town council about its future.
Oct. 25, 2018 – Since the legalization of marijuana took effect across Canada last week, the phone has been ringing off the hook at a Calgary Weed Man franchise. The lawn care business has fielded several telephone inquiries as well as questions from walk-in traffic as to whether The Weed Man sells cannabis or "weed."
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