June 29, 2018 – Dalhousie University's faculty of agriculture and the Correctional Service of Canada have teamed up to offer a horticulture skills training program that teaches female offenders vocational and technical skills to use in transition to employment post-release. The program has grown significantly since it began in 1995.
June 26, 2018 – The Sandy Beach Regional Park golf course in Lloydminster, Sask. has officially opened its bigger and better greens. The nine-hole course had previously operated with sand greens that measured about 1,000 square feet. The putting surfaces now measure about 4,500 square feet and are grown to a grass covering.
June 25, 2018 – A nine-year-old girl's school project about the history of baseball has turned into a campaign to have a local baseball field designated as a heritage site. During his research, Sophia Hillier learned the Jerry Marsh Ball Field in New Waterford, N.S. is Canada's second oldest ball field, at 107 years of age.
June 18, 2018 – Mowing the grass on Toronto's traffic islands appears to be a hit-and-miss practice. Many are unsightly with tall grass and significant weed cover. Controversy arose last week when an elderly couple were ordered to cut the grass on the island in front of their home, until the mayor chimed in.
June 15, 2018 – An Orangeville, Ont. landscaping company – celebrating its 25th anniversary this year – is considered a leader in the industry after tapping into new technology and embracing environmentally friendlier approaches to appease its customers. Whispering Pines Landscaping has become the first company in Canada to partner with Cub Cadet to bring automatic, electric mowing services to its customers.
June 13, 2018 – A new high school athletic field and perimeter track in Old Perlican, NL has been named in memory of a student athlete who died four years ago in a motor vehicle accident. Baccalieu Collegiate's senior physical education teacher said the facility is likely to get more students involved in athletics.
July 11, 2018 – The future of Canada’s professional turf and grounds maintenance industry is in good hands. From coast to coast, several bright, young superstars have been making a difference in the industry, paving the way for the next wave of up-and-coming professionals. This week, we profile the eighth (in alphabetical order) of our Top 10 Under 40 roster of selected recipients: Leasha Schwab.
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