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May 22, 2019 – The Lakes Golf Course on Cape Breton Island is in danger of closing if an injunction is granted and a proposed multi-million-dollar development is not allowed to proceed.
May 22, 2019 – Drinking and driving is not only against the law on the road, but on the lawn, too. Police in Prince Edward Island are warning the public not to be operating their riding mowers while intoxicated.
May 22, 2019 – A civilian in Vernon, B.C. has gone out of his way to personally post signage to warn parents and dog owners that a local park had been sprayed witih pesticides. The man said no bylaws exist to protect animals and pets.
May 17, 2019 – Athletes patiently waiting to use London, Ont.'s baseball diamonds and soccer fields are finally seeing some light at the end of the tunnel. City fields traditionally open for play on May 1 of each year, but this spring's extraordinarily wet weather has forced a delay of three weeks.
May 17, 2019 – Calgary's McCall Lake Golf Course is opening the first nine holes of its revamped 18 holes today. The public course recently underwent $6.7 million in renovations to its greens, tees, fairways, pump stations and clubhouse.
May 17, 2019 – What may appear as bald spots on your lawn could be something entirely different, and should be checked before mowing. The spots might be nesting grounds for rabbits.
May 16, 2019 – With rainfall in the Burlington, Ont. area having surpassed the two-month average in only two weeks, the city has shut down its sports fields until further notice. The city's manager of park operations said it will take several days of drying before the fields will be ready for use.
May 16, 2019 – Although it was killed off last month in a mire of controversy, the historic elm tree at Parliament Hill will live on in saplings being nurtured at the University of Guelph. Before the tree was cut down, about 100 twigs were removed and sent to the university as part of its Elm Recovery Project.
May 15, 2019 – Estevan, Sask.'s parks department expects a busy season this year. The city's sports fields are up and running, and next up are gopher and pest control, flower planting and landscaping.
May 13, 2019 – A Winnipeg neighbourhood association is campaigning for city funds to be freed up to cover the cost of replacing boulevard trees stricken by Dutch elm disease and the emerald ash borer.
May 13, 2019 – Work is underway on a third golf course at Nova Scotia's Cabot Links Golf Resort. The new course is a par three, 10-hole layout that is slated to open in 2020.
May 10, 2019 – Montreal residents with ash trees on their property can take advantage of a limited time program to have their trees treated for free against the invasive emerald ash borer. The free offer expires July 31. Last year the city covered two-thirds of the treatment costs, but figures making it entirely free is more cost effective.
May 9, 2019 – When the new Moncton High School opened its doors in 2015 on the outskirts of the city, the building came with a sports field that was lumpy and too undersized for varsity football. Since then, a new $2.25-million artificial turf field has been constructed at the site and might be ready for play this fall.
May 8, 2019 – Neighbouring residents of a nine-hole golf course in the Montreal borough of Verdun are fit to be tied that the club has turned itself private, even though it is located on public land. Angry residents argue that public land should be open to the public.
May 20, 2019 – Landscape contractors have more options than ever before when considering alternative fuel equipment for their fleets. More and more brands continue to add propane or battery-powered equipment to their lineups to meet demands for reduced emissions and noise pollution. And while alternative fuels used to be seen as niche products, the equipment now offers multiple advantages to contractors that may tip the scales away from gasoline and diesel.

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