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February 22, 2017
NEWS 
 

Snow contractors on brink of charging more money

Snow removal contractors may charge their customers more for snow and ice services if storms continue to dump excessive amounts. In the Ottawa area, some contractors will initiate a surcharge once snowfall amounts exceed 250 centimetres in one season. Relentless storm activity in the area has produced amounts dangerously close to that number.


Mild winter weather could come with price for turf

Winter temperatures that have soared into double digit figures this week in southern Ontario and other areas, including the U.S. midwest, could come with a price. Experts say the fluctuations in temperature without snow cover is apt to put stress on golf course turf and home lawns.


Take the Sports Turf Canada Survey

Sports Turf Canada hopes its members will take a few moments to participate in an online survey that addresses a number of topics of industry interest. The survey is expected to take one to two minutes to complete and will be presented once a month.


N.B. snow removal keeps company busy

A property management company in Fredericton, N.B. has been working around the clock to keep on top of the more than 70 centimetres of snow that has fallen on the city this week. The company owner and his staff of five have been challenged by the latest winter storm.
 
Feature News 
 
Feature

CBC show explores link between golf and cancer

CBC television takes a swing at golf on Thursday, March 2 in an episode of The Nature of Things with David Suzuki. The program attempts to correlate chemical usage on golf courses with cancer. » Read more...
 
Events 
 

Ontario Turfgrass Symposium

Feb. 22-23, 2017
Location: University of Guelph, Rozanski Hall
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Canadian Golf Course Management Conference

Feb 27-March 3, 2017 Location: Victoria, B.C. » >>Learn More