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January 4, 2017
NEWS 
 

McQueen takes superintendent reigns at St. George's

St. George's Golf & Country Club, a perennial Canadian top 10-ranked golf course, has a new superintendent to bring in the 2017 season. Ian McQueen, who has been superintendent at the nearby Islington Golf Club since 2012, takes over the reigns at St. George's on Jan. 30.


Dartmouth fields unkempt, awaiting redevelopment

Unused sports fields at a former military property in Dartmouth, N.S. will continue to be untouched until such time when the property's owner begins redevelopment at the site sometime later this year.


Crumb rubber and health questioned again

Only two weeks after a Dutch study was published that claims there are no health risks associated with crumb rubber on synthetic turf sports fields, a blogger from Oxford University Press revisits the relationship between the black material and human health.


Pro offers Lower Mainlanders snow and ice advice

It's been an unusually cold, snowy and icy winter so far in British Columbia's Lower Mainland, and many have been caught offguard by the extreme weather and its impact on their daily routine. When it comes to dealing with snow and ice conditions—when rain is traditionally the norm—removing the icy layers from sidewalks and driveways is an exercise most aren't accustomed to performing.
 
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War declared on gypsy moth in region of B.C.

British Columbia is planning a series of aerial pesticide sprays to control a growing threat of gypsy moth infestation in the Saanich area. The nature of the prescribed pesticide will be outlined at a public meeting on Jan. 16, but it has been reported only the targeted moth caterpillar will be harmed. » Read more...
 
Events 
 

Landscape Ontario Congress

January 10-12, 2017
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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