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January 25, 2017

Living near a park has health benefits: report

A recent report from the World Health Organization (WHO) suggests that people living near a park or greenspace are apt to live healthier lives. Vancouver's system of public greenways could lead to enhanced health benefits for its citizens, including psychological health benefits from simply looking at such greenspaces.

Medical website takes in-depth look at synthetic turf

An article on, a website designed for health care professionals, questions the safety of synthetic turf sports surfaces. Although the doctor-written article acknowledges artificial playing fields have vastly improved over the decades, it provokes comparisons with natural turf fields in terms of player safety and health.

Sarnia baseball field to get massive makeover

A baseball diamond in Sarnia, Ont. will be getting a massive makeover at a cost of about half a million dollars. Stan Slack Field at Errol Russell Park will undergo new landscaping, netting, a new backstop and new bleachers among improvements to the field.

FEGGA maps out golf course sustainability strategy

A new strategy to promote responsible and sustainable golf course management has been developed by the Federation of European Golf Greenkeepers Association (FEGGA). The association has mapped out a "three-dimensional" sustainability strategy for people working in the industry.
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'Escaped' genetically modified grass causes uproar

A genetically-modified turfgrass variety that "escaped" test plots in Idaho has taken root elsewhere in the state as well as in Oregon and has been difficult to kill due to its modification, making it resistant to Roundup. The issue now has everyone from seed dealers and environmentalists to scientists and farmers up in arms. » Read more...

Western Canada Turfgrass Association Conference

Feb. 15-17, 2017
Location: Penticton, B.C.
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Ontario Turfgrass Symposium

Feb. 22-23, 2017
Location: University of Guelph, Rozanski Hall
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