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May 3, 2019 – Nine years shy of its 100th anniversary, the Salmon Arm Golf Club is being put up for sale due to a decline in the number of golfers playing the course. The selling price for the 27-hole club is more than $4 million. The club's debt and current liabilities are about $2 million.
May 2, 2019 – The first round of spraying to kill gypsy moths is underway in Surrey, B.C. Gypsy moths are an invasive species known to damage around 300 varieties of trees and other plants.
May 2, 2019 – It's the 60th anniversary of the planting of Toronto's cherry trees, presented as a gift by the people of Tokyo, and High Park is being made car-free during the traditionally week-long blossoming period.
May 2, 2019 – Calgary's Bearspaw Country Club has ceased operations due to what a member of its board of directors says is a "private matter." Documents obtained by Global News, however, show three liens against the private golf course.
May 1, 2019 – Trees lining the north edge of Centennial Park in Moncton are in jeopardy of being lost to accommodate new development, and this isn't sitting well with a group of residents.
April 29, 2019 – Sports fields in Peterborough, Ont. are still waterlogged and won't open for play until at least May 10. But that will be weather-dependent.
April 26, 2019 – A solar-powered electric mower will be put to the test this summer at Edmonton's Coronation Park in a pilot project to determine the mower's durability, noise output, environmental friendliness and time cutting. If everything goes as expected, the city is thinking about adding to its electric fleet.
April 24, 2019 – A Brantford, Ont. elementary school's yard will be getting a $64,000 makeover this summer to green it up and give students the outdoor oasis they didn't have before. With a rundown ball diamond and a couple of old goalposts, the students ended up playing on asphalt without any shade.
April 24, 2019 – A new Handsworth Secondary School is soon to be built in North Vancouver, but getting a tournament-sized sports field and six-lane track to go with it may not happen. At issue are parking and traffic concerns in the tight neighbourhood.
April 23, 2019 – Wright Landscape Services' lawn care division has been sold to Apex Lawn Services of Waterloo. The Bloomingdale, Ont.-based Wright was founded in 1967 by John Wright and will now focus its business on grounds maintenance, design/build and commercial snow removal services.
April 22, 2019 – A $25,000 donation from the Jays Care Foundation will help the Swift Current Minor Ball Association expand one of its peewee diamonds to a bantam-sized playing field. Swift Current is one of 15 minor ball associations in Canada to receive a part of an overall $1.3-million contribution from the foundation.
April 18, 2019 – Registration is now open for GIE+EXPO 2019. The industry's largest annual gathering is set for Oct. 16-18 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville and online registration is available at www.gie-expo.com. Early bird registration is $15 through Sept. 5.
April 18, 2019 – A "dust devil" spun itself over a school's sports field earlier this week in Brooks, Alta. Dust devils are common at this time of year and are usually short-lived and weak.
April 18, 2019 – The emerald ash borer has an ally in its quest to destroy Winnipeg's ash trees. The cottony ash psyllid, also known as jumping tree lice, is also threatening black ash trees in the city, resulting in the planned removal of 700 trees.
April 17, 2019 – More than $1 million in contracts have been awarded by city council in Delta, B.C. to replace the artificial turf sports field at Holly Park and bring in new goals and bleachers. The field originally opened in 2005.

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