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New artificial turf soccer fields are among several additions to a Thunder Bay elementary school that was previously home to a rundown, hard patch of playground space.
An empty lot in Saint John, N.B. has become a new urban tree nursery for the production of a new generation of saplings for a non-profit organization working on environmental improvement initiatives. READ MORE
A new city park will officially open on Saturday in Edmonton. Alex Decoteau Park will become Edmonton's first off-leash dog park to have artificial turf. READ MORE
About 450 new trees and shrubs will be planted Sept. 23 at Milton, Ont.'s Drumquin Park in celebration of National Forest Week. The trees and shrubs are expected to lessen stormwater runoff volumes, stabilize soil, increase plant species diversity and increase oxygen production by plants.
A group of young scouts from St. Albert, Alta. recently banded together to plant more than 800 trees in the Fort McMurray area to help with the area's reforestation efforts in the aftermath of 2016's devastating wildfire.
Lawn and garden expert and Home Hardware spokesman Mark Cullen says two-cycle outdoor power equipment is excessive for the job it is intended to do. He presents his list of alternatives to what he considers to be loud and dirty equipment.
As we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday this year, it got me thinking about where I was and what I was doing at the time of our centennial year in 1967. July 1 was still called Dominion Day 50 years ago and was less than a week removed from the end of my Grade 2 school year.
In Canada, being able to work outside during the summer months is a welcomed opportunity for many workers to enjoy the warmer temperatures, spend more time outdoors, and to work closer to nature. However, working outside can bring an increased risk of exposure to the growing health threat posed by Lyme disease.
Scott Dodson isn’t the first Canadian superintendent to be working at a U.S.-based golf course, nor is he likely to be the last. But with 25 years under his belt at Buffalo, N.Y.’s Park Country Club, he is apt to be among the longest serving Canadians to be employed south of the border.
The Dodsons may not be the first family among golf superintendents in Canada, but with four generations now having worked in the profession, they’ve got to be near the top.
A veteran Cambridge, Ont. lawn bowling greenkeeper, curling ice maker and cemetery property manager reflects on his career, noting both the upsides and downsides to his varied occupations.
The Seymour (B.C.) Golf & Country Club opened its new back nine holes in June, and superintendent Jim McGarvey gives his take on what led to the redesign and how the project progressed.
You've been bitten by a tick. What should you do next?
Work has begun on the second of three projects in Maple Ridge, B.C. in which four new synthetic turf fields will be constructed. Additionally, a contract has been awarded for the construction of another new field named after the recently retired keeper of the Canadian national women's soccer team.
It has been a bad year for ticks and Lyme disease in Ontario, and health officials are saying the trend is on the rise. Ten new human Lyme cases were reported in the province since April 30, and the number of cases has been increasing almost every year since 2006.
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