April 10, 2019 – Student athletes at Langford, B.C.'s Belmont Secondary School will no longer have to worry about poor field conditions due to wet fall and winter seasons. The school has officially opened its new artificial turf field – removed from Goudy Field – that replaces its original natural grass playing surface.
April 9, 2019 – After being forced to play their games on softball diamonds for several years, the growing minor baseball program in Stephenville, NL will be getting an actual size baseball diamond of its own. The problem for the young ball players hasn't so much been a case of playing their games on diamonds not meant for baseball, but the challenge of finding field time among scheduled softball games.
April 8, 2019 – An opinion piece in the Airdrie, Alta. City View suggests that playing football on artificial turf fields is safer for athletes than playing on natural turf, contrary to popular belief. "Serious injuries such as ACL and MCL tears, as well as ankle injuries and concussions, are less common when football is played on artificial grass instead of natural-grass surfaces," the piece states.
April 4, 2019 – A turf war has erupted in Toronto over free running dogs defecating on a section of artificial turf designated as a sports field. A man attempting to shoot video of dog owners breaking the law by bringing their dogs onto the field at Canoe Landing Park had his camera slapped out of his hand.
April 4, 2019 – A high school baseball coach's decision to dry up wet spots on his diamond's infield by dousing it with gasoline and setting it afire has led to a series of grim consequences. The coach has been placed on administrative leave for his actions, the field will have to be dug up to test for possible groundwater contamination and the team no longer has a home field to play on.
April 3, 2019 – The lone, century-old elm tree sitting next to Parliament Hill's Centre Block is down to its last few days. An opposition motion to delay its removal was quashed yesterday during an emergency meeting of the Procedure and House Affairs Committee when a last-minute Liberal vote sealed the tree's fate. It will now be removed as early as late next week.
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