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The 10th anniversary of a friendly match play competition between two neighbouring southern Ontario golf superintendents associations – perhaps appropriately – finished with one side squaring its decade-long duel to allow the event to start its next chapter with a fresh start.
In 2013, 20 members of the Western New York Golf Superintendents Association pulled off a three-point victory over a 20-man team of their counterparts from the Western Ontario Golf Superintendents Association to win a third straight Fall Classic match play championship and take a commanding 9-4 lead in the annual cross-border competition.
A new venue has been selected for the winter conference of the Ontario Golf Superintendents Association following a healthy run in Niagara Falls. The association is moving its annual conference and trade show to Blue Mountain Jan. 15-17.
Landscape contractors across Canada may still be reeling from paying high gasoline prices throughout this summer, which reached a four-year high in August across all of North America.
Jackson Hole, WY – Trucks, currently, have never been more important to a manufacturer’s bottom line – not only because they are selling in ever increasing numbers, but because there just doesn’t appear to be a price ceiling.
The evacuation of water on a sports field is that much faster when it has been prepared with slit drainage. This leads to fewer cancellations, better field playability and less wear.
Lifting and handling 100 pounds can be a difficult task, even for young and fit individuals. For many workers, it’s a quick ticket to the emergency room – followed by a costly workers’ compensation claim for their employer.
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Winston Churchill
Dec. 7, 2018 – Residents of Saanich, B.C. are up in arms over plans to cut down about 50 trees to accommodate a new sewage pipe. A campaign has been initiated on Grange Road to tie green ribbons around trees on the street to highlight what could be lost, including highly valued Garry oaks.
Dec. 7, 2018 – Not wanting the turf areas of their recreational spaces and schoolyards to serve as salad bars for roaming elk and deer, officials in Banff and Canmore are considering fencing off those areas. The hungry ungulates are attracted to large patches of grass.
Dec. 6, 2018 – Officials are hoping to begin construction in the spring on a $1-million upgrade to the track and field at Prince Albert, Sask.'s Churchill Community High School. The new space will include a 400-meter rubberized track surface, a crowned in-field for soccer and football, as well as the enhancement of adjacent fields.
Dec. 6, 2018 – Landscape Ontario has packed its upcoming 46th Congress with plenty of educational opportunities. The trade show and conference will be held Jan. 8-10 in Toronto.
Dec. 5, 2018 – The dry summer of 2018 drained the Oakview Golf Club's reservoir, forcing the Winnipeg-area course to purchase water from municipal sources. The club's incoming president said he hopes next summer will be wetter so that the club can avoid the exhorbitant cost.
Dec. 3, 2018 – Lake Louise Resort in Alberta has been slapped with a $2.1-million fine for cutting 38 endangered whitebark pine trees in 2013. Appropriate permits were not obtained and the trees were considered healthy.
Dec. 3, 2018 – Research at Penn State University has found the means for golf superintendents to better monitor annual bluegrass weevil infestations and target the pest's most active periods for insecticide applications.

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