Profiles
Aug. 1, 2018 – A new park in Osoyoos, B.C. will soon be going to the dogs. A former BMX track next to a local high school has been fenced, cleared and smoothed over and is just awaiting for grass seed to establish before it becomes a permanent off-leash dog park.
July 31, 2018 – The general public in the Sudbury, Ont. area are being warned about the dangers of tick bites. The local public health department is urging the public to exercise caution and has offered advice on what do if bitten.
July 27, 2018 – Cabot Cliffs in Inverness, N.S. has retained its No. 1 ranking in Canada among the country's top 100 golf courses based on a survey conducted by ScoreGolf. The Cape Breton golf course narrowly placed above Alberta's Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge to retain the crown as Canada's top layout.
July 27, 2018 – City councillors in Prince George, B.C. have dropped the ball in deciding how to operate the newly renovated Masich Place Stadium, an editorial in the Prince George Citizen claims. The newspaper's editor says the stadium's new synthetic turf infield is meant to reduce fertilizer, mowing and water costs, but public access is being restricted to half of what was previously allotted.
July 25, 2018 – Andrew Gyba, superintendent at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont., was interviewed by the media yesterday prior to the start of the RBC Canadian Open which gets underway tomorrow. This marks Gyba's fifth Open, and he was asked about his course preparations, his fondest memories of past Opens he has worked and what advice he would give to another superintendent about to host such a high-scale tournament.
July 24, 2018 – A father and son who learned golf course design and maintenance by the seat of their pants are celebrating a full year since their nine-hole course opened in the Wallace River area of Nova Scotia. Armed with a chain saw, it took the duo 17 years to build the course.
July 23, 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 10th (in alphabetical order) of our Top 10 Under 40 roster of selected recipients: Cam Watt.
July 23, 2018 – The superintendent at Nova Scotia's famed Fox Harb'r Resort – the golf course owned by Tim Hortons co-founder Ron Joyce – wears another hat: grape grower. Aaron Little began growing grapes three years ago at a 26-acre vineyard across from the golf course and, when the crop is ready, will bottle wine bearing the Fox Harb'r name.
July 20, 2018 – Judging of entries into Saskatchewan's provincial Communities in Bloom competition is well underway, bringing with it both excitement and apprehension. This summer marks the province's 21st year of involvement in the greening competition.
July 17, 2018 – After a career spanning five decades, Karl Stensson – CEO and president of Sheridan Nurseries – is retiring.
July 17, 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 ninth (in alphabetical order) of our Top 10 Under 40 roster of selected recipients: Cameron Shaw.
July 17, 2018 – It's not just the emerald ash borer that is threatening the health of ash trees. Adding to the threat are "jumping tree lice" – better known as the cottony ash psyllid – that are attacking Winnipeg's ash trees.
July 17, 2018 – Nuisance Canada geese are being chased away from parks and other public spaces in Thunder Bay, Ont. by dogs from a local canine service. The dogs are trained specially not to harm the geese which are protected by the federal Migratory Birds Convention Act.
July 17, 2018 – The Tamarack Golf Club in Labrador City West in Newfoundland and Labrador is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Much of the success behind the 18-hole executive-length course comes from its array of volunteers who help with the golf course staff.
July 16, 2018 – Research suggests that walking barefoot on turfgrass is beneficial and boosts both physical and mental health among human beings. The research suggests that direct physical contact with the ground might have beneficial physiological effects because the earth’s surface has a negative charge and is constantly generating electrons that could neutralize free radicals, acting as antioxidants.

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