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April 5, 2019 – Turf damaged by sidewalk snow plows in Toronto will eventually be repaired, but property owners are being asked to be patient. Plow operators often clear snow when it's dark and aren't alway sure of their position on the sidewalk.
April 4, 2019 – British Columbia's oldest lawn bowling club has expanded its pitch surface area for the coming season and is pleased with the quality of the pitch following its emergence from winter.
April 4, 2019 – A turf war has erupted in Toronto over free running dogs defecating on a section of artificial turf designated as a sports field. A man attempting to shoot video of dog owners breaking the law by bringing their dogs onto the field at Canoe Landing Park had his camera slapped out of his hand.
April 4, 2019 – A high school baseball coach's decision to dry up wet spots on his diamond's infield by dousing it with gasoline and setting it afire has led to a series of grim consequences. The coach has been placed on administrative leave for his actions, the field will have to be dug up to test for possible groundwater contamination and the team no longer has a home field to play on.
April 3, 2019 – Soccer Quest in Kamloops has acquired three fields at the Tk'emlups Indian Band reserve to bolster its training facility. The acquisition includes one full-size and two junior-size fields.
April 3, 2019 – The lone, century-old elm tree sitting next to Parliament Hill's Centre Block is down to its last few days. An opposition motion to delay its removal was quashed yesterday during an emergency meeting of the Procedure and House Affairs Committee when a last-minute Liberal vote sealed the tree's fate. It will now be removed as early as late next week.
April 2, 2019 – Growing interest in cricket in Montreal has prompted city council to commit to spending $56,000 on the construction of a new regulation-size pitch at Van Horne Park. The news has been met with enthusiasm from the city's Asian and Caribbean communities.
April 1, 2019 – There are no plans to cease planting cherry trees in the City of Vancouver even though the non-native species don't fare well in the type of warm and dry weather the city has experienced in recent years.
April 1, 2019 – A lone elm tree situated on the east side of Centre Block on Parliament Hill in Ottawa is expected to have its fate decided tomorrow during a meeting of Parliament's procedure and house affairs committee. The tree, which has been at the site for at least 100 years, may be removed to make way for an expanded Parliament Hill visitors' centre.
March 28, 2019 – Hoping to stop the spread of gypsy moths in Surrey, B.C., 62 acres of residential and municipal land will be sprayed in May and June. Previous attempts to spray from the ground proved ineffective.
March 28, 2019 – The ball diamonds at Pickering, Ont.'s Centennial Park will be getting upgrades this year, including fencing, lighting and new warning tracks. The cost of the upgrades is in excess of $487,000.
March 27, 2019 – Bidding is underway in Hamilton for the first phase of a new sports complex at Confederation Beach Park. The first stage of the $3.5-million project is to include a regulation-size cricket field, a multi-purpose field and 12 pickleball courts.
March 27, 2019 – Parks, playing fields and beaches in Vernon, B.C. are becoming overrun with goose droppings to the point where one local councillor has called the area "Planet of the Geese." The city is considering a strategy that would allow off-leash dogs to encourage the fowl to nest elsewhere.
March 26, 2019 – While the 2019 golf season has yet to begin in most parts of Canada, it is finally underway at the Penticton Golf & Country Club – more than a month later than expected. It marks the latest start to the season in at least three decades and is attributed to significant snow cover well into March followed by a rapid melt.
March 22, 2019 – A pedestrian pathway that cuts between two ball diamonds in Port Coquitlam, B.C. has become a danger zone when towering homeruns are hit beyond the outfield fencing. A girl who was hit on the head by a fly ball has raised safety concerns, but two options discussed to solve the problem have been rejected by council over the costs involved.

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