Profiles
May 23, 2018 – The season's wet weather in southern Ontario may lead to more ticks in the area, an official from the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority says.
May 23, 2018 – Elm trees in Regina will soon be producing seeds in greater amounts than usual, but it's the result of dry conditions in 2017. The city is trying to assure its residents the trees aren't dying and the seeds are simply maturing.
May 22, 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 first (in alphabetical order) of our Top 10 Under 40 roster of selected recipients: Wade Borthwick.
May 22, 2018 – Restorative Landscapes, a Toronto-area landscaping firm that specializes in permaculture, is designing bee-friendly environments to help populations of the insect thrive. Pollinator and eco-friendly flowers and greenery are replacing cement planters and hanging baskets in the city's retail area.
May 18, 2018 – Now that sunnier days are here, the City of Windsor, Ont. is looking to catch up on its mowing of parks and sports fields that were recently water-logged.
May 15, 2018 – Horticulturalist Frank Shang has led an interesting life after emigrating from his native China to Vancouver in 2001. He's been a beekeeper, winemaker and TV and radio personality, but has made his mark in landscaping. His company was recently named "best landscaping business" in the 2018 Best of Richmond Awards.
May 15, 2018 – Three Canadian baseball fields – two in Alberta, one in Ontario – have been hit this past week by powerful dust devils. The vertical vortexes of air resemble small tornadoes and occurred each time while games were being played. The anomalies had sufficient power to pick up lawn chairs and other objects to heights surpassing the backstop fences and throw them about.
May 14, 2018 – With summer right around the corner, it's time to watch out for ticks. The tiny insects spread Lyme disease, but, for many, seemingly unrelated health problems can exist for years without them knowing.
May 11, 2018 – Giant hogweed plants are springing up throughout Brampton, Ont., including Sheridan College's Davis campus, presenting a serious health threat to those who come in contact with the noxious weed.
May 10, 2018 – Two newly renovated greens at the Medicine Hat Golf & Country Club will be ready for play this weekend. Although the course opened for play three weeks ago, the new ninth and 10th greens still needed time to become golf-ready.
May 10, 2018 – Flood waters are receding at the Grand Falls Golf Club in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, and it is hoped the course will be ready for play by May 18. As recently as April 30, however, much of the golf course, the parking lot and the part of the road leading to the front gate were under water.
May 10, 2018 – The new owner of the Tilbury (Ont.) Golf Club is a familiar name in golf, but he's not THAT guy. Former course superintendent Arnie Palmer has become the 18-hole course's new owner after closing the deal at the end of April.
May 9, 2018 – Wood chips and certain trees may make for attractive landscaping features, but they are also fire risks, the president of Fire Smart Canada says.
May 9, 2018 – Weather Network reporter Nathan Coleman is urging people to think twice before mowing dandelions under on their home lawns. He said bees are hungry after coming out of winter and need the dandelions for their survival.
May 9, 2018 – Durham College's main outdoor athletic field will be converted to artificial turf later this summer, allowing for more student events to take place at the Oshawa campus. The FIFA-certified sports field is expected to be ready for varsity training camps.
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