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February 15, 2017

Snow removal contractor shuts down on eve of storm

About 1,600 customers have been left out in the cold after a Gatineau, Que. private snow removal contractor ceased its operations during the weekend of Feb. 11-12. Citing financial hardships, RM Deneigement's ill-timed shutdown coincided with a major storm that hit eastern Canada. - See more at:

New features added to greens roller

The Toro Company has improved upon its GreensPro® greens roller with a new model that features split stainless steel smoothing rollers. The GreensPro 1260's smoothing rollers reduce the risk of scuffing during turns and overlapping heads that deliver a consistent playing surface with each pass.

Ottawa snow removal contractor charged with fraud

An Ottawa-area snow removal contractor has been charged with fraud after securing more than 10 snow removal contracts with local residents and then failing to carry out the work.

Lawn care operator says pesticide bylaw is flawed

A Summerside, P.E.I. lawn care operator says the city's proposed pesticide bylaw will be too costly and wishes to see it phased in while suggesting its IPM component be delayed.
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OHL trainer juggles hockey and landscaping

Landscape contractor Chris Maton keeps busy during the winter months, juggling two professions. Not only does he own his own landscaping business, providing snow removal services to customers in the winter, but he is also trainer for the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League. » 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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