Profiles
It’s always exciting when you receive a resume from a job candidate who seems like a great fit. It’s even more exciting when the candidate nails the first interview, and then the second. And there’s nothing quite like the relief and satisfaction you feel when the person accepts. Now you’ve got yourself a brand new employee. Unfortunately, sometimes the fairy tale stops here. Hiring expert Scott Wintrip points out that quite often, people who give great interviews turn out to be bad hires.
It’s mid-summer and you’re probably noticing that bees and wasps are especially active these days. It’s their favourite season!
Some of the finest and most varied sports turf on earth were showcased this summer for the entire world to see on television.
Aug. 10, 2018 – The spread of the emerald ash borer across Eastern Canada will have a profound impact on First Nations communities who depend on splints of the wood to weave baskets and preserve a long-standing cultural tradition. A basket maker from Akwesasne, near Cornwall, Ont. said the tradition has been passed down for generations, and she wishes it to continue.
Aug. 9, 2018 – Already a 35-time club champion at his home course at the Avon Valley Golf & Country Club in Nova Scotia, course superintendent Dean Woodman may have a leg up on the rest of the field when he tees it up this week at Avon Valley to compete in the province's senior men's championship.
Aug. 8, 2018 – West Nile virus season is soon to arrive in Saskatchewan. This is the time when the Culex tarsalis mosquitoes that carry the virus are most active and present in higher numbers.
Aug. 2, 2018 – The City of Halifax is testing the resilience of palm trees during the winter season in Dartmouth parks. A total of nine cold-hardy palm trees have been planted in four parks to see how they will fare once temperatures plummet.
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.

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