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March 21, 2019 – Three Canadian Bobcat dealerships have been named among 16 in Canada and the United States as Bobcats highest performing dealers in North America. Those recognized by the company include Bobcat of Hamilton, Ont., Bobcat of the Peace in Grand Prairie, Alta. and Bobcat of Whitehorse, Yukon.
March 21, 2019 – The deadline to file a claim in a class action suit over alleged gas-powered lawn mower horsepower mislabeling is May 22. The class action suits in Ontario and Quebec have concluded with settlements in the amount of $7.5-million.
March 21, 2019 – The City of Ottawa is ready to battle ClubLink in court to prevent development from taking place at the Kanata Golf & Country Club. ClubLink announced in December it planned to develop the 50-year-old golf course for new residential housing.
March 21, 2019 – The green light has been given by a Supreme Court judge to sell off the assets of the Terra Nova Golf Resort in Port Blandford, NL. Assets of the resort include an 80-room hotel, resort building and condos, and equipment to operate the golf course.
March 21, 2019 – Those itching to get onto the sports fields in Kelowna now that spring and better weather have arrived are being asked to hold out a little longer. The city wants the extra time to test its irrigation system and cultivate its turf to ensure there are no holes or divots that can lead to injuries.
March 21, 2019 – The controversy surrounding Canada's use of artificial turf fields when it played host to the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup will be forgotten for the 2023 event when only natural grass fields will be used. FIFA has made it clear artificial turf will no longer be acceptable.
March 21, 2019 – Before rugby athletes at Port Coquitlam's Riverside Secondary School can take the field for their practice sessions, a messy job needs to be done first. Deposits of dog crap are being routinely scooped from the field at Gates Park – a practice that irresponsible pet owners are neglecting.
March 20, 2019 – Kelowna's Quail Golf Course will be losing its 18th hole to make way for a 23-unit multi-family development. Although the project has yet to be approved, the golf course is in the process of reconfiguring its layout to accommodate a new finishing hole.
March 19, 2019 – A recommended national strategy that would deal with invasive species such as the emerald ash borer is being applauded by politicians representing the Oakville-Burlington area in Ontario. Both Oakville North-Burlington MP Pam Damoff and Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward said the problem had previously been left in the hands of municipalities, but noted a national strategy is in the best interests of everyone.
March 18, 2019 – The public may have its say on proposed new development at the Twin Lakes Golf Course in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley if the local municipality votes to send the matter to a public hearing. The development proposal is for 232 new residential units and tourism facilities.
March 15, 2019 – The Toronto FC Major League Soccer Club is hoping for better field conditions at BMO Field for its game on Sunday. Team captain Michael Bradley said the playing surface was slow for the team's most recent home game, but conditions are expected to improve as the field emerges from winter and awaits the introduction of artificial fibres to strengthen the natural turf.
March 15, 2019 – A 72-unit subdivision has been approved for the north end of the former Bright's Grove Golf Course near Sarnia, Ont. The Groves Active Lifestyle Community will see eight new single-family homes and 64 condominiums built on the higher part of the 31-acre property, and a nine-hole, par-three golf course on the lower, southern two-thirds.
March 15, 2019 – York University's Keele campus stadium in Toronto is being renovated into a multi-use facility with artificial turf and a seasonal dome cover. The stadium was built for the 2015 Pan American Games.
March 14, 2019 – The City of Halifax is investigating the operations of a local landscaping company engaged in snow and ice management services following accusations of loud late-night noises coming from an illegal salt depot. Area residents are being asked to report any salt depot activity to the police.
March 13, 2019 – It's not uncommon to find artificial turf in several locations within the Langford, B.C. area. It has been installed in most public spaces, along boulevards and on road medians, and the trend is becoming increasingly more popular. In fact, a local bylaw states that all new development in the city must have artificial turf frontages.

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