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Complete Turf Equipment Ltd., based in Petrolia, Ont., has hired Doug Hubble to its sales team.  He will be sharing the sales responsibilities in Ontario with Thom McLean, working in tandem to source equipment solutions for the company’s golf and landscape customers.  Having been entrenched in the horticulture industry for more than 22 years, Hubble is familiar with the professional turf industry. He graduated from the University of Guelph in 1994 and has worked for industry leading companies, most recently with Agrium Advanced Technologies. Hubble’s primary sales territory will be Central Ontario, stretching from the Golden Horseshoe to the Muskoka region. For further information, he can be reached at (519) 546-0903 or http://www.completeturf.com.
WHERE has the past decade gone? It’s hard to believe the first 10 years of this new century will be behind us in mere days. It almost seems like yesterday that is was 1999. The 2010s are almost upon us, and with the start of a new decade we face change. Most of it, we hope, will be good, especially when it comes to the economy. Some of it will be refreshing and some might take a little time to get used to. All change, however, will be different. In British Columbia, a changing of the guard has taken place within the ranks of the Western Canada Turfgrass Association. Bob Wick, the association’s executive director since 1991, recently retired and has passed the office over to Jerry Rousseau.
As December 25 approaches, we will be preoccupied, individually and as a culture, by the true meaning of this most special and spiritual event. That’s right. We'll be wondering how much stuff we’re going to get Christmas morning.
Laid off employees at Welland, Ont.'s John Deere Welland Works plant have been using their downtime to help with a number of worthy charitable causes in the Niagara Region. FULL STORY
BOTH sides of the argument behind a possible ban on cosmetic pesticide use in British Columbia will be discussed at the 47th annual Western Canada Turfgrass Association Conference & Show, Jan. 29 to Feb. 3 in Nanaimo.  Speakers who will address the topic include Jeffrey Lowes, director of government and industrial relations for MREP Communications, and Lisa Gue of the David Suzuki Foundation.
LANDSCAPE Ontario Congress, Canada’s largest horticultural lawn and garden trade show, will be held for the 37th time Jan. 12-14 at the Toronto Congress Centre.  The conference, which includes a three-day trade show concurrent with a series of educational seminars, traditionally attracts more than 14,000 professionals engaged in the trade.
Kwantlen Polytechnic’s Institute for Sustainable Horticulture has opened its new biocontrol incubator at its Langley campus. The facility will allow scientists to begin research and work on microbial biocontrols for managing pests and diseases of ornamental plants and food crops.
Ten Practical Tips for Communication With Key Management at Your Golf Course is the topic for discussion Oct. 28 in a webinar presented by the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association. James Beebe, superintendent at Priddis Greens Golf & Country Club in Alberta will lead the webinar which is scheduled for 1-2 p.m. EDT.
Ariens Co., a manufacturer of outdoor power equipment, has acquired the assets of debris maintenance equipment manufacturer Parker Company of Phoenix, AZ. Ariens will produce Parker equipment at its Auburn, NE manufacturing facilities.
Ariens Co., a manufacturer of outdoor power equipment, has acquired the assets of debris maintenance equipment manufacturer Parker Company of Phoenix, AZ. Ariens will produce Parker equipment at its Auburn, NE manufacturing facilities.
Fallen leaves combined with grass clippings make the best mulch possible, and the cost is cheap. Presented are the ins and outs of working with Mother Nature to create this readily-available mulch.
The rights to several models of topdressing and material-handling equipment from Ty-Crop Manufacturing of Rosedale, B.C. have been purchased by The Toro Company of Minnesota for an undisclosed sum.
The rights to several models of topdressing and material-handling equipment from Ty-Crop Manufacturing of Rosedale, B.C. have been purchased by The Toro Company of Minnesota for an undisclosed sum.

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