Profiles
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.
While young workers are busy thinking about starting new summer jobs and others are rejoining the workforce, they may not realize that their “newness” to the world of work could be hazardous to their health. Research from the Institute for Work and Health (IWH) reveals that new workers in the first month on the job have more than three times the risk of a lost-time injury as workers with more than a year’s experience on the job.
Here we are in the latter third of May (at the time of this writing), and I’ve got snow on the brain. It’s not that I’m looking forward to snow again any time soon – good lord, it seems like we just saw the end of it – but this is our snow and ice preview issue.
May 30, 2019 – Wilson's Group Stadium in Victoria, B.C. has a new attraction that may be the first of its kind inside a baseball park. During Victoria HarbourCat ball games this summer, fans can take a ride on a city block-long zipline.
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.
May 27, 2019 – Karen Rumohr has become the first woman to ever be selected as the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association's assistant superintendent of the year. The Edmonton Petroleum Club's assistant said she figures the mild December weather was to blame for the reason many Alberta golf courses didn't fare so well coming out of the winter.
May 27, 2019 – Uplands Golf Club in Victoria, B.C. is the host venue this week for the Mackenzie Tour's Bayview Place DCBank Open, and the pro golfers can expect fast fairways due to new sprinkler heads providing better water coverage, the course's veteran superintendent Brian Youell said.
May 22, 2019 – A Regina man has no problem with dandelions on his lawn and will even visit his neighbours to harvest the weeds from their lawns so that he can incorporate them into his daily diet. He uses dandelions in his tea, salads and wine.
May 21, 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.
May 21, 2019 – A "farmdener" with expertise in both soil science and horticulture says mixing plastic with soil is a bad combination. Those who use black plastic sheeting as mulch to keep weeds away are suffocating plant roots and microorganisms.
May 16, 2019 – A Sault Ste. Marie man who was laid off from his job in the steel industry three decades ago reflects on how that prompted him to start his own landscaping business, which has since flourished.
May 7, 2019 – Ask most people what type of mail they dread receiving and they’ll agree it’s bills. You shuffle through the stack of envelopes pulled from the mailbox and those with the transparent windows are the ones that elicit that woeful sigh, letting you know it’s time to pay up again.
May 14, 2019 – What began as a post-graduation adventure on the other side of the world with a few friends has evolved into a life changing career experience for an Edmonton-area man. Upon the completion of his studies in turfgrass management at Olds College in 2000, Grant Cantin and a group of friends embarked on a trip to Australia, with enough money to enjoy themselves in the land down under for nine or 10 months.
May 16, 2019 – Ticks are crawling back into the news and carrying with them the potential for Lyme disease. The number of reported Lyme disease cases in Canada between 2009 and 2016 rose from 144 cases to 992, and the areas where blacklegged ticks are found is growing.
May 10, 2019 – Consider this editorial a pre-emptive strike for a story that appears in this issue. The story in question is a profile of a lawn care company in St. Catharines, Ont. that has adopted a no-fertilizer, no-pesticide approach toward achieving healthy lawns for its customers.

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