Profiles
A large doe entangled in a soccer net in Coxheath, N.S. earlier this week was rescued by a group of Good Samaritans who calmed the animal and cut it free. It is believed the deer was trapped for several hours in the netting "like a fish in a net."
Corporate sponsorships and other donations are being sought in the Windsor, Ont. area to build a new accessible baseball field and track at Riverside Miracle Park. The goal is to begin work in April or May with completion anticipated in the fall of 2018.
Landscape Nova Scotia has embarked on a new program called LNS Remembers in which donations of professional landscaping work is being done to spruce up cenotaph sites, Royal Canadian Legion branch locations and cemeteries for veterans. "They (LNS members) believe in giving back to the communities they serve, and a great way to do that is to help the veterans who have given so much to the rest of us," LNS executive director Sean Kirby said.
An app that provides on-demand snow shovelling and lawn mowing services has expanded into Red Deer after having been founded two years ago in Calgary. The MowSnowPros app allows homeowners, renters and realtors to request a lawn mow or snow removal service only when needed instead of having to pay a monthly contract fee.
A "large and fierce" wild turkey has been terrorizing golfers at the Elm Ridge Country Club in Ile-Bizard, Que. One golfer was chased down a fairway, barely able to outrun the turkey, before he turned and hit the bird with a club.
A wheelchair-bound young man with partial sight and the use of only one hand has begun his own lawn care business in Kola, Man. Using a specially-modified zero-turn mower, he is already building a customer base.
Shifting toward a largely volunteer staff and updating equipment has given the century-old Sackville Golf and Country Club a new lease on life. The nine-hole New Brunswick course had been experiencing declining membership numbers and other challenges, but has found its change in direction might allow business to continue for another 100 years.
A multi-million-dollar, state-of-the-art soccer complex in Edmonton – expected to be the biggest of its kind in Canada – has begun construction in the city. The domed facility is being built by the Edmonton Scottish Society to provide much-needed winter playing space in the city.
A new artificial turf field in Sooke, B.C. is soon to open for play, but the construction project didn't come without its share of challenges.
I recently attended my first-ever NASCAR event, thanks to some free tickets I managed to snare.
When a thunderstorm hits and lightning is near, venue managers of outdoor events, including sports field managers, must make critical safety decisions in a short amount of time. Having the right information and knowing the dangers of severe weather is essential for keeping spectators and players at outdoor events safe.
At one time or another you have probably used the heel of your hand as a tool to push, grind or even hammer something solid. Repetitive trauma to the fleshy part of the hand can lead to a serious condition called hypothenar hammer syndrome. A wide variety of activities can expose your hand to this type of harm.
Winterizing carbureted engines is a quick and simple process done year after year to avoid the nuisance of a gummed up carburetor in the spring. However, as electronic fuel injection (EFI) gains traction in a number of market segments, including commercial turf and construction, each year more equipment owners find themselves winterizing EFI engines for the first time.
The first snowfall of the season will be here before we know it. When preparing for the frigid months ahead, grounds and equipment managers can save on equipment costs by converting their existing utility vehicles (UTVs) into snow-fighting machines with the simple addition of key attachments and accessories.
The process of fighting winter’s wrath has changed a lot over the years. Though the basic goal of removing snow after it has fallen and ice after it has formed remain, it’s how this is accomplished that has become much more sophisticated.
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