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Jan. 31, 2019 – Airdrie, Alta.'s football community is looking to raise $1 million to have a new artificial turf field installed in the municipality. Those associated with the Airdrie Field Turf Project say a synthetic field would allow city teams to train outdoors almost year-round and attract new revenue to the city.
Jan. 31, 2019 – The two groups awarded the former McArthur Island golf course property in Kamloops have mixed feelings over city council's decision this week to turn the land into both an 18-hole disc golf course and a nature setting. The Kamloops Disc Golf Club is excited by the decision, but the Kamloops Naturalist Club doesn't quite share the same degree of ecstasy.
Jan. 31, 2019 – Dozens of trees at Vancouver's Langara Golf Course, ranging in height from eight feet to 40 feet, have been cut down by vandals. The cuts appear to have been made by a handsaw and include such species as sequoia, fir and alder.
Jan. 30, 2019 – About 100 volunteers and experts met in Waterloo, Ont. Monday to discuss strategies to battle the invasive plant species phragmites australis, a toxic invader that looks like an ornamental grass. It is found in ditches, along roadways and in wetlands.
Jan. 30, 2019 – Vancouver is one step closer to switching its gas-powered landscaping equipment to electric-powered. The Vancouver Parks Board has approved a motion directing staff to, in consultation with unions and WorkSafeBC, develop a plan to replace and retrofit its gas-powered landscape maintenance equipment with emission-free equivalents.
Jan. 29, 2019 – The former owners of an Ottawa-area snow removal company have been charged by police, alleging they illegally declared bankruptcy and then stole $375,000 from the bank account of their business.
Jan. 29, 2019 – In spite of a petition circulated to save an iconic tree from being removed in downtown Victoria, B.C., work crews removed the 30-year-old tree yesterday to make way for bike lanes and a crosswalk. Onlookers who wanted the tree spared said they were "heartbroken" and felt the "heart and soul" of the downtown had been removed.
Jan. 28, 2019 – A lone white aspen tree in the heart of Victoria, B.C. is on the chopping block in order to accommodate bike lanes in the city, but hundreds of people have signed a petition to keep the tree intact, suggesting the bike route can be planned around it. The tree has sentimental value to many.
Jan. 28, 2019 – The extreme cold snap hitting most parts of Canada could be bad news for the emerald ash borer, scientists are saying. Research is being done to see if temperatures of minus 30 degrees Celsius or lower might be enough to kill the invasive pest or at least slow it down.
Jan. 25, 2019 – Residents neighbouring the Stonebridge Golf Club outside Ottawa fear a back-door deal is being made to initiate further development at the golf course, causing their property values to drop, their amount of green space to diminish and the area's infrastructure to become overburdened. It's the second Ottawa-area case involving a golf course and potential new development.
Jan. 25, 2019 – An outdoor sports complex made up mainly of baseball diamonds has been given the green light in Port Elgin, Ont. Council has approved the $1.65-million project, but the complex won't be ready for play for at least another two years.
Jan. 24, 2019 – A "gofundme" campaign has been set up for Mike Warriner, superintendent at Eagle Ranch Resort golf course in Invermere, B.C., to help with the cancer treatments he requires to fight stage four esophageal cancer.
Jan. 24, 2019 – Although the sale has yet to be signed and the selling price yet to be disclosed, a new buyer has been found for the Digby Pines Resort in Nova Scotia, the province says. The property includes an 18-hole Stanley Thompson-designed golf course.
Jan. 24, 2019 – A car doing "many, many doughnuts" in a Vancouver park last weekend, causing extensive damage to the turf, is under investigation by city police. No estimate on the amount of damage has been determined, but ruts into the ground were four to six inches deep.
Jan. 22, 2019 – Dog owners in Kelowna want to have an area at Marshall Field designated for off-leash use, but users of the sports field are concerned about free running dogs doing their business on the field without it being cleaned up.

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