May 15, 2018 – Horticulturalist Frank Shang has led an interesting life after emigrating from his native China to Vancouver in 2001. He's been a beekeeper, winemaker and TV and radio personality, but has made his mark in landscaping. His company was recently named "best landscaping business" in the 2018 Best of Richmond Awards.
May 15, 2018 – Three Canadian baseball fields – two in Alberta, one in Ontario – have been hit this past week by powerful dust devils. The vertical vortexes of air resemble small tornadoes and occurred each time while games were being played. The anomalies had sufficient power to pick up lawn chairs and other objects to heights surpassing the backstop fences and throw them about.
May 14, 2018 – With summer right around the corner, it's time to watch out for ticks. The tiny insects spread Lyme disease, but, for many, seemingly unrelated health problems can exist for years without them knowing.
May 11, 2018 – Giant hogweed plants are springing up throughout Brampton, Ont., including Sheridan College's Davis campus, presenting a serious health threat to those who come in contact with the noxious weed.
May 10, 2018 – Two newly renovated greens at the Medicine Hat Golf & Country Club will be ready for play this weekend. Although the course opened for play three weeks ago, the new ninth and 10th greens still needed time to become golf-ready.
May 10, 2018 – Flood waters are receding at the Grand Falls Golf Club in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL, and it is hoped the course will be ready for play by May 18. As recently as April 30, however, much of the golf course, the parking lot and the part of the road leading to the front gate were under water.
May 10, 2018 – The new owner of the Tilbury (Ont.) Golf Club is a familiar name in golf, but he's not THAT guy. Former course superintendent Arnie Palmer has become the 18-hole course's new owner after closing the deal at the end of April.
May 9, 2018 – Wood chips and certain trees may make for attractive landscaping features, but they are also fire risks, the president of Fire Smart Canada says.
May 9, 2018 – Weather Network reporter Nathan Coleman is urging people to think twice before mowing dandelions under on their home lawns. He said bees are hungry after coming out of winter and need the dandelions for their survival.
May 9, 2018 – Durham College's main outdoor athletic field will be converted to artificial turf later this summer, allowing for more student events to take place at the Oshawa campus. The FIFA-certified sports field is expected to be ready for varsity training camps.
May 9, 2018 – Golfers are being warned to watch out for grizzly bears just as Kananaskis Country Golf Course is ready for its long-awaited reopening. Several grizzlies have been spotted in the area of the Alberta golf course that had been shut down for five years following a devastating flood.
May 8, 2018 – The new Legacy Park in Lethbridge, Alta. is back on track with construction resuming following delays caused by an extended winter season. In spite of the setback, the park is expected to open to the public this summer.
May 8, 2018 – Halifax Regional Police have cordoned off an area next to the Ashburn Golf Club to investigate a stabbing incident. More details were expected to be announced Tuesday afternoon, but two people have been taken into custody.
The legalization of marijuana in Canada is inching closer, even though Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s original target date of July 1 is now going to be missed. That’s probably a good thing.
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