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Nov. 16, 2018 – If the Terra Nova golf resort in Port Blandford, NL doesn't reopen in the spring with a new owner, it will be bad news for the town, the municipality's mayor says. "We've still got five to six months to play with," Chad Holloway said. "Had this been in April or May I know I'd be a lot more worried at this point."
Nov. 14, 2018 – A golf course and resort in Newfoundland and Labrador has gone into receivership, carrying a $3.3-million debt. The Terra Nova Resort property is being assessed with hopes of finding a new buyer.
Nov. 14, 2018 – A young entrepreneur and University of Calgary graduate has watched the on-demand residential yard services company he founded three years ago blossom into a business that is now in 10 cities throughout Canada with more on the way. MowSnowPros offers no-contract lawn care and snow removal services.
Nov. 13, 2018 – The site proposed for an expansion CFL team in Halifax could have serious problems not anticipated. According to a retired military ammunition technical officer, the proposed Shannon Park stadium site may still have some unexploded munitions from an explosion at the Magazine Hill Depot on July 18, 1945.
Nov. 12, 2018 – A slow-spreading fungal disease that attacks beech trees has made its way into Ontario. Beech bark disease, involving both an insect and a fungus, began its westward movement in Atlantic Canada in the late 1800s.
Nov. 12, 2018 – A Prince Edward Island landscaping equipment dealership which burned to the ground two years ago recently celebrated the grand re-opening of its Summerside location. The new facility is deemed safer in construction than its predecessor. The 2016 fire resulted in the loss of tens of millions of dollars in equipment, parts and the building itself.
Nov. 9, 2018 – The Town of Oakville, Ont. isn't going to let go of the famed Glen Abbey Golf Club without a fight. Town council has unanimously agreed to take its battle to the Ontario Court of Appeal after the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled last month that course owner ClubLink has the right to bring forward an application to demolish the renowned facility.
Nov. 9, 2018 – The first artificial turf sports field in Newmarket, Ont. has officially opened, enabling several local sports groups to extend their seasons well into the fall and being able to start earlier in the spring. The field replaced an existing natural surface at Dr. J.M. Denison Secondary School on Bristol Road.
Nov. 8, 2018 – The fate of the Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville is still up in the air, and it will be until at least the end of November before any new decisions emerge. “This matter is currently on hold and will move forward at a pre-hearing conference set for Nov. 29, 2018,” Becky Fong, senior manager, Communications of Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario, said via email.
Nov. 6, 2018 – The Prince Edward Island government has endorsed the idea of a new artificial turf field to be built by Holland College at the Charlottetown Events Grounds. The multi-sport field would be made available to local sport and recreation associations, along with college varsity and intramural sports teams.
Nov. 6, 2018 – Taxpayers in Sault Ste. Marie are on the hook for a new $150,000 private driveway leading to a local sod farm and landscaping business. The driveway is a consequence of the widening of Second Line East – a project that began four years ago.
Nov. 2, 2018 – The former McArthur Island Golf Course property in Kamloops, B.C. should become a multi-use site with the inclusion of a disc golf course, the city's parks and recreation committee has recommended. Since it was announced the property would no longer serve as a traditional golf course, suggestions for its future use has triggered plenty of controversy over the past several months.
Nov. 1, 2018 – The Nature Conservancy of Canada is asking Canadians not to rake their lawns this fall. The agency's Andrew Holland said leaf cover provides habitat for smaller creatures to survive the winter, providing a food source for birds in the spring. He added that those who worry about excessive leaf cover smothering their lawns can rake the leaves alongside bushes.
Oct. 31, 2018 – Homes surrounding the Riverview Golf Club in Redcliff, Alta. stand to lose thousands of dollars in property values if the golf course permanently shuts its doors in response to a significant amount of short-term debt it has amassed, a Medicine Hat real estate board official says. The future of the golf course remains uncertain while a newly formed committee studies ways to keep it open in spite of being more than $400,000 in debt.
Oct. 30, 2018 – Police are investigating a recent act of vandalism that left a Huntsville, Ont. baseball diamond with about $3,000 in turf damage. According to police, two vehicles drove onto a William Street baseball field through a gap in the fence and carved up the field.

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