Profiles
A Nova Scotia landscape contractor is enjoying the white winter being offered to the province this year. Operating only one truck, he has stayed busy this season offering snow removal services.
A Toronto man charged with the murders of two men in the city is the owner of a local landscaping company. Police say they not only suspect Bruce McArthur of killing the men, but believe he may be responsible for killing others.
The turf at Hamilton's Bernie Arbour Stadium will need replacement this spring after having sustained extensive damage during location shooting for the television series The Handmaid's Tale. The city is negotiating with the series' film company about the estimated $100,000 cost to re-sod the stadium.
The 1998 ice storm that crippled eastern Ontario and western Quebec, leaving thousands without power, had one redeeming quality. It launched the career of a Quebec arborist who is celebrating 20 years in business this year.
Vandals wishing to access Calgary's Shaganappi Golf Course for the purposes of cross country skiing have cut fences and ropes for entry ways, but are endangering their lives in doing so, says the individual who has been setting up ski tracks in the area for the past 30 years.
The recent Alberta cold snap, in which temperatures plunged to minus 40 degrees Celsius in some areas, likely didn't kill off the mountain pine beetle, experts say. The destructive insects develop a type of "antifreeze" in their blood, enabling them to survive and resume destroying boreal forests in the spring.
The emerald ash borer could potentially lead to the extinction of ash trees in Canada and wreak havoc on the ecosystems the tree species supports. The removal of ash trees along riverbanks would no longer filter runoff and capture sediment, and the open spaces created by the trees' removal would invite the arrival of invasive plants.
A golf course serve a greater purpose than simply being a venue for a game. It offers people the chance to connect with nature which in turn contributes to one's health.
An arborist who also provides winter snow removal services began his career in a most unlikely way. A photograph of him perched atop a 20-foot cliff face got the attention of a contractor who offered the man who thrives upon climbing trees a job with his company.
Three baseball diamonds and a soccer field were significantly damaged earlier this week in Kingston, Ont. by an off-road joyrider. It marked the second act of willful vandalism to sports fields in the city this year.
The Fallsview Casino Resort Conference Centre in Niagara Falls will again be the site for the Ontario Golf Course Superintendents Association’s annual conference, Jan. 16-18.
Former Montreal Canadiens great Yvan Cournoyer will be the keynote speaker in February at the Canadian Golf Course Management Conference in Quebec City.
With industry conference season fast approaching, landscape professionals, golf superintendents, sports turf managers and others involved in the professional maintenance of turfgrass are starting to make their travel plans. In many cases, such travels involve air transportation.
In 2014, unintentional fall-related injuries were the leading cause of unintended emergency room visits in the United States, accounting for more than nine million injuries, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In the same year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that more than 40,000 workers lost time at work due to ice-related slip-and-fall injuries.
I hate to say it, but we got our asses kicked,” lamented Scott Dodson, captain of the Western New York Golf Superintendents Association, after his team was annihilated 30-10 at the hands of the Western Ontario Golf Superintendents Association, Oct. 16 in the 17th annual Fall Classic.
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