The season is finally underway at the Sackville Golf & Country Club following a harsh winter and wet spring. Wet conditions delayed this year's opening, but it wasn't all doom and gloom during the winter months.
A federally-owned Alberta golf course could be facing a water shortage this summer. Low water levels in 2016 forced the Cold Lake Golf & Winter Club to use fire hydrants for irrigation purposes. The club has a new pump house this season, but is still concerned about having enough water for irrigation.
A flooded baseball field on Toronto's Centre Island has become a new home for carp that find the swamping waters attractive for spawning, but it's not baseball players upset with the situation. It's nudists.
In spite of the harsh winter that hit Atlantic Canada this year, golf courses in western Newfoundland are reporting good course conditions. Some courses are open already while others are on the verge of doing so.
At what age should a man stop worrying about his wardrobe, what’s in style and whether or not his shirt and pants match?
Everyone knows that hiring within an organization can be a stressful, confusing, and tedious process. Business owners, organization leaders, and hiring managers all want to choose the best job candidates so their companies can experience more productivity and less turnover.
People would rather be led than managed, and those in leadership positions who choose to simply manage their staff will find their employees will typically underperform, will coast through their jobs and will contribute to increased turnover, an audience of golf course superintendents was told in February in Victoria, B.C.
Sports Turf Canada is continuing to spread its wings across the country as it celebrates its 30th anniversary. The Guelph, Ont.-based organization that promotes better and safer sports turf reported a 20 per cent increase in its membership from 2015 to 2016 and is aiming to build it up further this year.
You’ve probably noticed by now that there’s something a little different about this issue of Turf & Rec.
A Richmond, B.C. landscape contractor is adding wine-making to his business empire. China native Frank Shang, owner of MRD Landscaping Inc., established his landscaping business 12 years ago and is now venturing into not only wine-making, but beekeeping and the establishment of a horticulture club.
Brantford, Ont.'s new $3.5-million Bisons Alumni North Park Sports Complex has officially opened, featuring a new synthetic turf athletic field, four-lane running track, new lighting, a renovated field house, bleachers to accommodate 750 spectators and a new media box. The field will be used for various sports, including soccer and football, and will alleviate muddy conditions associated with fall and spring play.
A seven-year-old Dartmouth, N.S. girl and her grandmother have joined forces to help tidy up the city by collecting 150 bags of garbage to commemorate Canada 150 celebrations.
A Kelowna, B.C. landscaping company has donated $3,000 to assist a local homeless shelter. Employees of Creative Roots Landscaping donate an hour of their wages to help with such charitable causes as the Inn From the Cold. 
Home lawns in the Picton, Ont. area, already saturated, could become flooded in low-lying areas following recent precipation amounts of both rain and snow.
Wednesday, March 22 is World Water Day, and the City of Peterborough, Ont. is encouraging people to reduce the amount of wastewater they produce by adopting simple measures tied to personal hygiene, landscaping and household activities.
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