Nov. 27, 2018 – A new round of soil tests conducted at four home gardens in the North Point Douglas region of Winnipeg indicates they remain contaminated with lead. At least one sample's lead levels exceed national safety guidelines. The areas were tested in 2007 and 2008 – showing they were lead-contaminated – but the NDP government of the time neglected to release any information.
Nov. 27, 2018 – Criticism of the icy field conditions Sunday during the Grey Cup game at Edmonton's Commonwealth Stadium has prompted the Canadian Football League to meet during the off-season with artificial turf manufacturers and stadium staff to see where improvements can be made. Players from both the Calgary Stampeders and Ottawa Redblacks complained about the lack of traction they were afforded during the championship game.
Nov. 26, 2018 – Members of both Grey Cup champion Calgary Stampeders and Ottawa Redblacks found the playing surface at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton was more ice than it was turf on Sunday. The artificlal turf blades commonly found on a football field are situated straight up, but Commonwealth Stadium was outfitted in 2015 for the women’s FIFA World Cup, with crooked blades, enabling moisture to gather underneath and freeze over.
Nov. 25, 2018 – The Better Business Bureau for Canada's Atlantic region is warning homeowners to be cautious this winter before hiring a contractor to look after snow removal work. Its president says any homeowner can fall prey to a snowplow scam. "If something seems too good to be true, oftentimes it is."
Nov. 23, 2018 – The Field of Ability in Belleville, Ont. has received another substantial boost to ensure there will be barrier-free baseball to be played in the city. The project received $15,000 from the Aviva Community Fund, adding to the $250,000 already awarded as the grand prize in the Kraft Heinz Project Play competition in October.
Nov. 23, 2018 – A Nanaimo businessman has been fined about $84,000 after illegally cutting down 25 trees on a waterfront lot overseeing Departure Bay. It was feared the felled trees would compromise slope stability, but an expert said the lost maple trees improved stability at the top of the property. Joseph Mercier has until September 2020 to pay his fine.
Nov. 22, 2018 – Scientists have learned that ticks' metabolisms speed up after months of fasting, and they are more determined to find human hosts when starved for so long. Studies suggest starved ticks take larger blood meals, providing a greater opportunity to transmit disease such as Lyme or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
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