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.
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 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 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 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.
Golf green destroyed by car deliberately set ablazeJuly 23, 2019 – A green at Dundas Valley Golf…
Award-winning front lawn has to go: City of TorontoJune 21, 2019 – A home lawn in Scarborough, Ont.…
Catholics cry 'sacrilege' over cathedral's mini putt courseJuly 30, 2019 – England's second oldest cathedral has installed…
Allturf acquires Dol Turf RestorationJuly 11, 2019 – Allturf Ltd. of Innisfil, Ont., a…
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