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While wildfires continue to rage in British Columbia's interior, concern has shifted to the province's Lower Mainland where Vancouver's urban forest could also pose a risk. A University of British Columbia professor said extremely dry ground material makes conditions ripe for fire.
The world-famous grass courts used at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, England are vacuumed and mopped following play each day for the following day's competition.
Development for Place des Montrealaises in Montreal will have its landscaping design determined through an international competition. The award for landscaping for the $74.4-million project will be determined by a jury of 11 individuals.
The City of Guelph, Ont. has launched a new online tool designed to help the public locate city parks known for a specific recreational or leisure activity.
An aerial photo taken from a drone has captured the finished result of a massive Canadian flag painted onto the grounds at Lower Queen's Park in Stratford, Ont. to commemorate Canada's sesquicentennial on July 1. The work of art took six hours to complete and is the size of a hockey rink.
Ontario's York Region was besieged by so much rain during the weekend that at least one area golf course reported it now had 18 island greens.
A lot of work and some assistance from Mother Nature are what it takes for golf courses in the Muskoka region of Ontario to attain their picture postcard looks and the playability golfers come to expect.
A giant-sized portrait of Leonardo da Vinci's famous Mona Lisa has been created in the Czech countryside at Dolni Kalna, using a pair of Spider mowers on a grass canvas that measured 200 metres by 250 metres.
Dean Piller, superintendent at Victoria, B.C.'s Cordova Bay Golf Course, is one of five individuals from the city and 33 from the province honoured recently with the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers.
A tree thief is on the loose in the Stratford, Ont. area. From the beginning of May through the first week of June, about a dozen trees have been dug up from residents' lawns and removed. The trees have been removed with expert precision.
Thou shalt not play Pokemon in church. Did you hear about this one? A 22-year-old Russian man was recently convicted of “inciting religious hatred” after he was caught playing Pokemon Go in an Orthodox cathedral in Yekaterinburg during a service of the Church of All Saints.
When the thermometer reads 24 degrees Celsius but it feels more like 30 degrees, you’re likely feeling the humidity. The combined effect of warm temperatures and humidity affects how hot people feel. Whether you are working outside in the summer heat or simply enjoying the outdoors, being mindful of the humidity is critical when temperatures can reach extremes. Understanding humidity and taking the necessary precautions can help prevent the risk of your body overheating and experiencing heat-related illnesses.
Great equipment design is the first step toward more uptime and ROI, but ultimately a machine is only as good as it’s treated. Contractors want the greatest bang for their buck, so it’s in their best interest to train equipment operators on operation and cleanliness to optimize equipment longevity. It’s also a good idea to closely monitor equipment to prevent potential problems.
The fundamentals of football (soccer) have changed little since it was established in 1863. However, with soaring salaries and the introduction of new technology, pretty much everything else has – right down to the pitches they play on.
Here you are again. Your organization just hired another employee who didn’t perform as expected, in spite of giving a great interview. Too often, candidates who present sparkling resumes and great initial impressions disappoint when they show up for work. Over time, these underperforming employees diminish morale, reduce efficiency, and cripple companies. If this scenario describes your business’ hiring record, you’re not alone.
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