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May 31, 2019 – The emerald ash borer has yet to make its way into North Battleford, Sask., but the municipality is already taking action to watch for its westward advance. Confirmation of the pest in Saskatchewan has already been made, and North Battleford is setting up traps to check on its possible arrival in the city.
May 31, 2019 – A $70,000 penalty has been slapped against Richmond, B.C.'s Savage Creek Golf Course for dumping a large amount of fill on its property while expanding the course in the Agricultural Land Reserve. According to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, the golf course exceeded its fill permit by more than a million cubic metres.
May 30, 2019 – Excessive rain leading to "really saturated" fields has forced the cancellation of the Pelham (Ont.) Soccer Club's RBC Soccerfest. The fields at Glynn A. Green Public School have been deemed unplayable due to the extraordinarily wet weather of late.
May 30, 2019 – An enrolment that has put the number of students at an Ottawa-area high school overcapacity may lead to the school losing a healthy portion of its athletic field. An additional 330 students will mean having to set up portable classrooms, and the only site available right now is the school's sports field.
May 29, 2019 – Spraying of a bio-pesticide has begun today in Burlington, Ont. to control the spread of gypsy moth. Four different areas of the city were to be aerially sprayed with a bacterium that is harmless to humans, birds and bees.
May 29, 2019 – Sports Turf International has been awarded the contract for the public consultation and conceptual design of a new sports field complex in Port Elgin, Ont. The Lamont Sports Park is to have eight baseball diamonds, soccer fields and other amenities.
Kevin Jensen has accepted the position of Eastern Canadian sales manager (residential and commercial irrigation division), for The Toro Company.
May 27, 2019 – Collingwood, Ont. has begun its treatment of ash trees, spending $9,000 on an injection to help the trees better defend themselves against the destructive emerald ash borer.
May 24, 2019 – Weather permitting, Winnipeg will kick off its tree pest caterpillar control program on Sunday by spraying for cankerworm and elm spanworm in two areas of the city.
May 24, 2019 – Another golf course in the North Okanagan area of British Columbia is on the market. Its current owner has accepted an offer by a company that plans to develop the property.
May 24, 2019 – The ice storm of 1998 has finally taken its toll on several trees in Montreal's la Fontaine Park. Over the next two years, the city will be felling about 132 trees that have hollowed out from the impact of the ice storm 21 years ago. While many understand the need for safety, others aren't as enthusiastic about the removal of so many trees.
May 23, 2019 – A group of homeowners in Vaughan, Ont. have placed signage on their lawns stating, "No dogs allowed," but not all of them are legal. The signs are meant to deter dog walkers from allowing their pets to poop on others' lawns, but some have been posted on public property.
May 23, 2019 – City planners in Toronto are crafting a plan to create a new park atop the open subway trench between the Eglinton and Davisville stations. If the plan passes a feasibility study, a linear park about a half-kilometre in length will be formed.
May 23, 2019 – Although there is no visible damage, Sunset Beach Park in Vancouver still remains closed a month after the city's 4/20 cannabis protest and farmer's market. Event organizers invested in heavy-duty protective covering to reduce damage at the site in respect to the city's concern for the integrity of the sod.
May 22, 2019 – Neighbours of a Toronto high school's new sports field have taken their dispute with the local separate school board to court over the issue of all-hours noise. They claim teams are playing well into the night and are "screaming their heads off."

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