Profiles
Sept. 18, 2018 – About one in seven golfers in British Columbia plan to smoke marijuana on the golf course once it becomes legal next month, and one in two golfers under the age of 35 plans to do so, according to a survey of about 5,400 golfers.
Sept. 7, 2018 – Bioswales are being used at the University of Lethbridge to help filter stormwater runoff. Although the turfgrass and shrub gardens provide aesthetic value, they keep pollutants out of the river, while also slowing down the flow of water to prevent downstream flooding.
Sept. 6 – An Elmira, Ont. man is basking in the life of leisure after his purchase of an iMow automated mower that is capable of cutting an acre of grass at a time. Because of its quiet operation, he can set up his mower to cut at non-traditional hours.
Aug. 31, 2018 – An insect-obsessed 16-year-old is doing his part to help stave off the invasion of the emerald ash borer into New Brunswick. Working this summer for the Canadian Forest Service, the Grade 12 student is helping to set traps for the insect and has introduced some of his own innovations.
Aug. 31, 2018 – A restoration job done to repair a patch of grass at a Kingston, Ont. man's lawn that had been dug up to repair a damaged sewer pipe has left the homeowner fuming over what he considers to be shoddy workmanship. He claimed his lawn was pristine before the restoration job.
Aug. 28 2018 – A new baseball diamond has opened in North Battleford, Sask., funded in part by the Blue Jays Care Foundation. An official with Battlefords Minor Baseball said the diamond would never have happened without support from the Blue Jays' charity and the city.
Aug. 22, 2018 – Eight years ago, a Woodstock, Ont.-area man built his own field of dreams baseball diamond to give his children a place to play. More recently, he was contacted by the Toronto Blue Jays organization about using the field as a venue for a "Girls at Bat" day.
A few years ago, I was given the chance to work from home. Looking to trim some of the fat away from our overhead, my employer figured it would be more cost-effective for everyone to work from his or her place of residence.
It’s always exciting when you receive a resume from a job candidate who seems like a great fit. It’s even more exciting when the candidate nails the first interview, and then the second. And there’s nothing quite like the relief and satisfaction you feel when the person accepts. Now you’ve got yourself a brand new employee. Unfortunately, sometimes the fairy tale stops here. Hiring expert Scott Wintrip points out that quite often, people who give great interviews turn out to be bad hires.
It’s mid-summer and you’re probably noticing that bees and wasps are especially active these days. It’s their favourite season!
Some of the finest and most varied sports turf on earth were showcased this summer for the entire world to see on television.
Aug. 10, 2018 – The spread of the emerald ash borer across Eastern Canada will have a profound impact on First Nations communities who depend on splints of the wood to weave baskets and preserve a long-standing cultural tradition. A basket maker from Akwesasne, near Cornwall, Ont. said the tradition has been passed down for generations, and she wishes it to continue.
Aug. 9, 2018 – Already a 35-time club champion at his home course at the Avon Valley Golf & Country Club in Nova Scotia, course superintendent Dean Woodman may have a leg up on the rest of the field when he tees it up this week at Avon Valley to compete in the province's senior men's championship.
Aug. 8, 2018 – West Nile virus season is soon to arrive in Saskatchewan. This is the time when the Culex tarsalis mosquitoes that carry the virus are most active and present in higher numbers.
Aug. 2, 2018 – The City of Halifax is testing the resilience of palm trees during the winter season in Dartmouth parks. A total of nine cold-hardy palm trees have been planted in four parks to see how they will fare once temperatures plummet.
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