Profiles
July 8, 2019 – British Columbia's largest landscaping business is turning 40 years old. Para Space of Burnaby began in 1979 as a one-man operation and has since grown to more than 165 employees.
June 18, 2019 – A big part of yesteryear at Toronto's Rogers Centre has made its way to Sudbury, Ont. to serve as the city's showcase baseball field at the Terry Fox Sports Complex. The complex has laid down the former artificial turf playing surface that Joe Carter and Roberto Alomar once roamed.
July 17, 2019 – The class of 2019 of Canada’s Top 10 Under 40 has been helping to shape the future of the Canadian turf and grounds maintenance industry since entering the profession, and these young individuals are poised to ensure that the qualities of leadership, innovation and teamwork are in strong supply for years to come.
July 10, 2019 – The class of 2019 of Canada’s Top 10 Under 40 has been helping to shape the future of the Canadian turf and grounds maintenance industry since entering the profession, and these young individuals are poised to ensure that the qualities of leadership, innovation and teamwork are in strong supply for years to come.
July 3, 2019 – The class of 2019 of Canada’s Top 10 Under 40 has been helping to shape the future of the Canadian turf and grounds maintenance industry since entering the profession, and these young individuals are poised to ensure that the qualities of leadership, innovation and teamwork are in strong supply for years to come.
June 26, 2019 – The class of 2019 of Canada’s Top 10 Under 40 has been helping to shape the future of the Canadian turf and grounds maintenance industry since entering the profession, and these young individuals are poised to ensure that the qualities of leadership, innovation and teamwork are in strong supply for years to come.
June 19, 2019 – The class of 2019 of Canada’s Top 10 Under 40 has been helping to shape the future of the Canadian turf and grounds maintenance industry since entering the profession, and these young individuals are poised to ensure that the qualities of leadership, innovation and teamwork are in strong supply for years to come.
June 12, 2019 – A volunteer-driven program that helps seniors and people with limited mobility look after their yard care needs is finding the demand for the program is outpacing the number of volunteers available to do the work. The Sherwood Park, Alta.-based LawnBusters program aids with such tasks as lawn cutting and edging.
June 11, 2019 – The class of 2019 of Canada’s Top 10 Under 40 has been helping to shape the future of the Canadian turf and grounds maintenance industry since entering the profession, and these young individuals are poised to ensure that the qualities of leadership, innovation and teamwork are in strong supply for years to come.
June 10, 2019 – The Vancouver Convention Centre has six acres of rooftop lawn that needs to be mowed once a year. A video shows what it's like to mow Canada's largest green roof.
June 4, 2019 – The class of 2019 of Canada’s Top 10 Under 40 has been helping to shape the future of the Canadian turf and grounds maintenance industry since entering the profession, and these young individuals are poised to ensure that the qualities of leadership, innovation and teamwork are in strong supply for years to come.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
The word off-roading usually brings a smile to most people’s faces, even if they aren’t the ones doing the driving. The connotation is usually a positive one, and most people associate it with having some fun in their vehicle. Now, if you own a sedan like I do, off-roading is not the best idea.
Nuisance animals can be a challenge in any industry, but in industries that manage turf around lakes, ponds and streams, there are few that cause as many problems as Canada geese.  Over the years I have had the privilege of getting to know the people in this industry and it is full of those who look at problems creatively and push themselves to find innovative solutions.  
Eleven years ago, the thought of being named Canada’s sports turf manager of the year would likely have been the furthest thing from Dave Boehmer’s mind. At that point in his career, he was working in the golf industry as assistant superintendent at Milton, Ont.’s Glencairn Golf Club – a ClubLink property.
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