Profiles
Feb. 13, 2019 – Regina's efforts to save its city trees are being challenged by an exploding population of rabbits. Deeper snow has resulted in rabbits choosing trees to feast on, resulting in the city taking new measures to control the animal population.
I found myself in the hospital not long ago to be checked over for some pain that was giving me grief. I’m generally a rather healthy guy who’ll usually experience nothing more serious than the common cold. Consequently, I rarely set foot in a hospital.
Golf superintendents must be equally adept at managing both their playing surfaces and the staff under their supervision. Being able to successfully do both makes for a better work environment and a course that golfers want to play.
A healthy workplace promotes the total health and well-being of its employees and strives to protect them from psychological harm, including stress. A recent white paper released by Morneau-Shepell and the Mental Health Commission of Canada reveals that more than a third (34 per cent) of Canadians cite workplace stress as the primary cause of their mental health issue.
An Ontario landscaping firm has taken an eco-friendly approach toward its maintenance practices over the past three years, utilizing electric-powered equipment for half of its operations in order to reduce harmful emissions, generate less noise and promote better health among its employees and customers.
The clock is ticking toward an upcoming event destined to be the ultimate test of my personal confidence. On the morning of Feb. 21, I’ll be standing before an expected audience of 200 to 300 people in Richmond, B.C., delivering a “mini keynote” address at the annual conference of the Western Canada Turfgrass Association.
Jan. 23, 2019 – Homeowners who stick to simple and affordable lawn fertilizing and weed control can notably boost the sale price of their home while healthy greenery around a stone walkway can elevate the cost even further. Overdoing things, however, may not bring about an expected return on investment.
Dec. 12, 2018 – The positive response to our first Top 10 Under 40 competition has prompted a follow-up. Turf & Rec is calling upon its readers to nominate deserving young professionals under the age of 40 who are leaders, innovators or difference makers in the industry, whether it’s the golf, landscaping, lawn care, sports turf, academic, sod growing, business or other sector.
Remember The Dating Game? If you’re younger than 50 you may not. How about Love Connection? If you’re younger than 35, you may not.
Dec. 10, 2018 – One of Canada's most renowned and important golf course architects is the subject of a new historical publication written by a Prince Albert, Sask. physician. Dr. James Harris has completed Stanley Thompson and Icons of Canada, a five-year project that delves into the life and career of the architect who designed upwards of 150 golf courses in Canada, the United States, the Caribbean and South America.
Exposure to noise, too often, is more than just annoying and disruptive – it can permanently damage our hearing. Occupational noise is one of the most common health hazards in the workplace and can affect people differently, depending on how susceptible they are.
Nov. 29, 2018 – Although golf has evolved over the past few decades as a more environmentally aware and environmentally conscious sports, few Canadian golf courses have taken advantage of the Audubon Co-operative Sanctuary Program for Golf. Slightly more than 80 Canadian golf courses – from among thousands – have joined the program.
Nov. 9, 2018 – An Elmira, Ont. landscape contractor is using technology to cut overgrowth on steep slopes without endangering his employees. Conestoga Contracting Group is using the remote-controlled Flailbot to cut in challenging areas that would ordinarily pose a safety hazard.
Nov. 9, 2018 – The mountain pine beetle epidemic in Western Canada is becoming critical, and the federal government needs to take action, the CBC's Paul Whittacker says. If action isn't taken soon, it will become a widespread problem throughout Canada, he suggests.
Nov. 9, 2018 – How best should fallen leaves be handled? Should they be raked, bagged, mulched or left alone? Solid arguments can be made for each approach.

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