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Jan. 2, 2019 – Clear cutting of an area near Halifax's Mount Saint Vincent University has displaced a long-standing crow roost, forcing birds that have nested there for centuries to seek new nesting grounds. The tree clearing aimed at accommodating new housing development has upset neighbouring residents.
Dec. 27, 2018 – Vancouver's parks will benefit in 2019 from a capital budget almost doubled from that of 2018. The additional funds earmarked for parks and recreation projects in the city is a reflection of Vancouver's growth in recent years.
Dec. 21, 2018 – A new $3.5-million track and field facility has been announced for Bridgetown, N.S. and will include both a new artificial turf sports field and a natural turf field. The facility will be built on the site of a recently demolished high school.
Dec. 20, 2018 – More homes, more roads and more traffic are not what residents neighbouring the Kanata Golf & Country Club bargained for when purchasing their properties years ago. Residents are now fighting back against course owner ClubLink's plan to develop the property into more homes.
Dec. 20, 2018 – It's still unclear what is to become of the former golf course property on McArthur Island near Kamloops. At city council's final meeting of 2018, a recommendation was received from the city's parks and recreation committee to continue to work with Kamloops Disc Golf Club and the Kamloops Naturalist Club on a plan for the space.
Dec. 19, 2018 – Residents of the Ottawa suburb of Kanata-Beaverbrook are angered that the owner of the Kanata Golf & Country Club is looking to sell off the property to accommodate new housing. They argue it's a violation of a 1981 agreement that guarantees 40 per cent of the land is designated as green space and that sale of the land would see their property values plummet.
Dec. 18, 2018 – A decision rendered by Justice Morgan of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has quashed Oakville's Cultural Heritage Landscape Conservation Plan as well as the associated bylaws for the Glen Abbey Golf Club. In spite of the ruling, the golf course will remain on the Ontario Heritage Register. Property owner ClubLink is reviewing the court decision.
Dec. 18, 2018 – ClubLink might not have "a leg to stand on" in its desire to redevelop the Kanata Golf & Country Club into new housing, says the city's former mayor, who in 1981, signed a legal agreement that could scuttle the proposed project.
Dec. 17, 2018 – ClubLink's plan to venture into a partnership to redevelop the Kanata Golf & Country Club with new homes is not in keeping with the original vision for the Ottawa area municipality, the former publisher and chief executive officer of the Ottawa Sun says. Rick Gibbons says the result will be depressed property values and an assault against the values that created Kanata in the first place.
Dec. 17, 2018 – A proposal to convert a full-size natural turf sports field and an adjacent smaller gravel field into two artificial playing surfaces is not sitting well with an East Vancouver neighbourhood committee. The Clinton Neighbourhood Committee is against plans to "plasticate" the park while the city feels the synthetic surfaces can bring about significantly greater hours of usage.
Dec. 14, 2018 – Dozens of trees, including several valuable Garry oaks, that were earmarked for removal to make way for sewage treatment piping in a Saanich, B.C. neighbourhood have been spared. In response to an uproar by neighbouring residents, regional officials have devised a new plan to satisfy both ends, but it will come with a price.
Dec. 13, 2018 – A Natural Resources Canada official is urging Halifax residents to keep an eye out for woodpecker activity, suggesting the bird's presence on ash trees could be a sign of emerald ash borer activity. Woodpeckers also help curb the problem by eating up to 85 per cent of the larvae on a single tree.
Dec. 12, 2018 – The Royal York Golf Course in Armstrong, B.C. will see its final season of play in 2019. The club's ownership has decided to shut down operations after 28 years due to a serious decline in rounds played.
Dec. 12, 2018 – Residents neighbouring Notre Dame Regional Secondary School in East Vancouver are rallying against a proposed all-weather football stadium on the grounds of the Catholic school. It marks the second time in 14 years such a project has been opposed with residents concerned about traffic, noise and parking issues.
Each region of Canada has unique geographic features, ones that set it apart from the rest. However, while that description also applies to our newest province – Newfoundland – when you are there, there is also a vaguely perceptible “other world” sense about the place.  

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