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Nov. 22, 2018 – Burlington, Ont.'s tree canopy is in serious crisis, and if trees continue to disappear at the current rate, the city's canopy may fall as low as eight per cent by 2042. Environment Canada recommends a canopy ranging between 30 and 50 per cent as a healthy tree canopy is one of the best tools to absorb carbon and mitigate flood damage.
Nov. 21, 2018 – The man who purposely drove onto and damaged the Ohio baseball field made famous in the movie Field of Dreams has been sentenced to two to five years of probation. Twenty-one-year-old Austin Pape's indiscretion occurred Jan. 22. Thousands each year visit the field and run the bases.
Nov. 20, 2018 – Parks Canada, the landowner of much of the property occupied by the Terra Nova golf resort that is currently in receivership, says it's unlikely the federal agency will assume operation of the Port Blandford, NL golf course. Seventeen of Terra Nova's 18 holes are situated on Parks Canada land. Operation of a golf course is "not something we've ever done in this province, and it's not something we see the need to undertake," Parks Canada superintendent Bill Brake said.
Nov. 20, 2018 – Mississauga, Ont. is investing $40 million into Paul Coffey Park to manage the lifecycle of current assets and to plan the long-term sustainability of the natural cultural landscape. The plan for the park is to have 47 per cent of the area to serve as community gathering space, 38 per cent for recreational opportunities and 15 per cent for green space.
Nov. 16, 2018 – If the Terra Nova golf resort in Port Blandford, NL doesn't reopen in the spring with a new owner, it will be bad news for the town, the municipality's mayor says. "We've still got five to six months to play with," Chad Holloway said. "Had this been in April or May I know I'd be a lot more worried at this point."
Nov. 14, 2018 – A golf course and resort in Newfoundland and Labrador has gone into receivership, carrying a $3.3-million debt. The Terra Nova Resort property is being assessed with hopes of finding a new buyer.
Nov. 14, 2018 – A young entrepreneur and University of Calgary graduate has watched the on-demand residential yard services company he founded three years ago blossom into a business that is now in 10 cities throughout Canada with more on the way. MowSnowPros offers no-contract lawn care and snow removal services.
Nov. 13, 2018 – The site proposed for an expansion CFL team in Halifax could have serious problems not anticipated. According to a retired military ammunition technical officer, the proposed Shannon Park stadium site may still have some unexploded munitions from an explosion at the Magazine Hill Depot on July 18, 1945.
Nov. 12, 2018 – A slow-spreading fungal disease that attacks beech trees has made its way into Ontario. Beech bark disease, involving both an insect and a fungus, began its westward movement in Atlantic Canada in the late 1800s.
Nov. 12, 2018 – A Prince Edward Island landscaping equipment dealership which burned to the ground two years ago recently celebrated the grand re-opening of its Summerside location. The new facility is deemed safer in construction than its predecessor. The 2016 fire resulted in the loss of tens of millions of dollars in equipment, parts and the building itself.
Nov. 9, 2018 – The Town of Oakville, Ont. isn't going to let go of the famed Glen Abbey Golf Club without a fight. Town council has unanimously agreed to take its battle to the Ontario Court of Appeal after the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ruled last month that course owner ClubLink has the right to bring forward an application to demolish the renowned facility.
Nov. 9, 2018 – The first artificial turf sports field in Newmarket, Ont. has officially opened, enabling several local sports groups to extend their seasons well into the fall and being able to start earlier in the spring. The field replaced an existing natural surface at Dr. J.M. Denison Secondary School on Bristol Road.
Nov. 8, 2018 – The fate of the Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville is still up in the air, and it will be until at least the end of November before any new decisions emerge. “This matter is currently on hold and will move forward at a pre-hearing conference set for Nov. 29, 2018,” Becky Fong, senior manager, Communications of Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario, said via email.
Nov. 6, 2018 – The Prince Edward Island government has endorsed the idea of a new artificial turf field to be built by Holland College at the Charlottetown Events Grounds. The multi-sport field would be made available to local sport and recreation associations, along with college varsity and intramural sports teams.
Nov. 6, 2018 – Taxpayers in Sault Ste. Marie are on the hook for a new $150,000 private driveway leading to a local sod farm and landscaping business. The driveway is a consequence of the widening of Second Line East – a project that began four years ago.

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