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July 2, 2019 – A derelict house in a Victoria neighbourhood is not sitting well with neighbours who have been witness to the property's on and off deterioration for 19 years. Up until 2014, neighbours volunteered to mow the home's neglected lawn and plant flowers, but a perimeter fence erected by the city prevents access to the lawn, making an ugly site uglier.
June 25, 2019 – Calgary's McCall Lake Golf Course has reopened all 18 holes for play following $6.7 million in renovations that began in 2018. The first set of holes opened for play on May 17.
June 24, 2019 – A bunker restoration project at The Ranch Golf Club in Edmonton has resulted in "perfect" bunkers that drain properly, but now there are fewer of them.
June 21, 2019 – A home lawn in Scarborough, Ont. that stands out among others and won a "beautiful front yard" award from the City of Toronto last year is under fire. The homeowner is now being told her artificial turf front lawn has to go, that it's not in compliance with local bylaws.
June 19, 2019 – In an attempt to save money, the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board plans to convert almost all of its high school sports fields to artificial turf. But it's a bad idea, says Environment Hamilton.
June 19, 2019 – It's been months since any news has emerged regarding the yet-to-be-resolved Glen Abbey Golf Course saga, but Oakville's planning and development council last week recommended the town solicitor be directed to oppose ClubLink's application to quash the course's heritage designation and take legal action, if necessary.
June 18, 2019 – As concern about ticks carrying Lyme disease continues to mount, there are five things about ticks the public should know.
June 18, 2019 – The emerald ash borer has no known natural predators in Canada, so why not import one of its natural enemies from its native Asia to help reduce populations of the destructive pest? The Town of Edmundston, N.B. will be introducing the tiny mite wasp this summer in an attempt to bring the borer down.
June 17, 2019 – Gophers are a problem in Airdrie, Alta., creating tripping hazards on sports fields and making a general nuisance of themselves on other green spaces. The city's turf maintenance technician has a number of suggestions for dealing with unwanted gophers on residential property.
June 14, 2019 – Inoculating the city's ash trees with an insecticide is the best possible strategy to stave off the destructive path of the emerald ash borer before it makes it way into Fredericton, city officials are being told. The insect was first discovered in the Atlantic province last year, but has yet to make its way into Fredericton.
June 13, 2019 – Amid a decline in the number of rounds played and mounting financial losses, it appears the plug is about to be pulled on Calgary's Richmond Green Golf Course. It is estimated the par three, nine-hole course is losing about $150,000 a year.
June 12, 2019 – The transformation of the former McArthur Island Golf Course in Kamloops into a combined disc golf course and nature park is nearly complete. The process to determine what was to become of the closed course was mired in controversy, but those who have already visited the site are impressed by what they see.
June 12, 2019 – Green spaces that were traditionally mowed in a pair of Prince Edward Island towns are being left to grow natural in an effort to benefit wildlife such as bees and provide buffer zones in water body areas.
June 11, 2019 – Calgary's Bearspaw Country Club – which shut down suddenly on May 1, shocking its members – has reopened for play for the duration of the season, as a semi-private course. For the first time, the course will be open to the public.
June 10, 2019 – Corner Brook, NL's local baseball association has grown tired of having to import its ball field mix from Ontario each year, spending about $4,000 to have $1,600 worth of material shipped in. The association is hoping a provincial supplier can step up to the plate to provide the needed material.

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