Profiles
Quiet. That word describes, perfectly, the new 3.0L Power Stroke diesel just introduced by Ford. I’ve driven it, stood beside it while idling and floored it uphill while towing – it is eerily quiet. This trait, plus the power it makes, now available in the F-150, makes this introduction a true milestone in the history of the F-series.  And, as of today, you can order this diesel engine in your new half-ton – a first in the 70-year life of the brand.
Sports turf managers have common responsibilities no matter where they work in Canada. Yet their jobs can differ significantly, depending on the quality and quantity of fields in their care, whether they are caring for natural or artificial fields, whether the fields are privately owned or are administered by the municipality, and depending on the level of communications between the manager and the fields’ user groups.
Now that the growing season has (finally) arrived in most of Canada following a winter season that didn’t want to leave the stage and stuck around long enough for an encore or two, we have the usual concerns associated with outdoor work.
June 4, 2018 – Tent caterpillars remain a mystery in Canada. Researchers are trying to determine why their populations surge about every 10 years and are trying to predict when they will crash.
June 4, 2018 – A major overhaul of the Sturgeon Valley Golf Course near Edmonton is nearly complete, and golf will soon be played again on the completely restored layout. A $3-million investment was made into the two-year project.
June 1, 2018 – A double amputee lawn care professional from Regina has received the gift of a mobility scooter after his story went viral only days ago. The mother and son owners of a small business were inspired by the man's story and purchased the scooter for him. 
June 1, 2018 – A volunteer-driven lawn mowing service for residents in need in Alberta's Strathcona County is in full swing for the season. Lawn Busters assists those who are physically unable to mow their own lawns and have financial need.
May 31, 2018 – A double amputee has not let his physical disability get in the way of pursuing a career in lawn care. Howard Desjarlais of Regina lost his legs as a result of two separate accidents, but provides quality work to his customers on par with someone without a disability.
May 30, 2018 – Elm seeds have been raining down on Edmonton in recent days. The trees are producing more seeds than normal due to the distress they are in.
May 29, 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 second (in alphabetical order) of our Top 10 Under 40 roster of selected recipients: T-Jay Creamer.
May 29, 2015 – One of the hottest trends in sustainable landscaping this season is fusion gardening which uses a series of rainwater collection systems and drought-resistant plants to reduce stress on local water systems and municipal water supplies.
May 29, 2018 – If there has been good news related to the recent drought conditions in southern Manitoba, it is that mosquito populations are down... way down. But an entomologist warns that a significant amount of rain could reverse the trend.
May 25, 2018 – Employers and outdoor workers are being urged to exercise caution as hot weather days take hold. Outdoor workers need to watch for signs of heat stress.
May 25, 2018 – Ready, Set, Growl – an Ontario government-sponsored training program – is helping to address the labour shortage issue in landscaping while giving adult students a chance to learn a new skill and find work. The landscaping program also teaches important life skills.
May 24, 2018 – A Cambridge, Ont. man has mowed a 100-foot-long letter "H" into his front lawn as a tribute to the lives lost in the Humboldt, Sask. Broncos hockey team bus tragedy in April. The green grass and yellow dandelions represent the team's colours.

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