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Thunder Bay schools getting new synthetic fields

A pair of Catholic high schools in Thunder Bay, Ont. will be getting new synthetic turf playing fields as well as surrounding all-weather tracks in time for the fall sports season. Each is valued at about $2.3 million.

Spring can wait, Kamloops, B.C. landscaper says

As winter continues to drag its heels in parts of British Columbia, it has impacted the green industry in different ways. A Kamloops golf course is reporting a 50 per cent drop in business from the same time one year ago while a local landscaping company is taking advantage of the extended winter season.

Action needed now on Hamilton’s trees: Spectator

The City of Hamilton, Ont.'s plan to increase its urban forest cover to 30 per cent is a great idea whose time has long been coming, but action needs to begin immediately, The Hamilton Spectator argues. Studies to achieve this long-term goal are useful, but works needs to get underway at once, the newspaper states.

Illnesses, injury and artificial turf

An environmental health professor has written on The Medical Press website his thoughts as to why he suspects "artificial turf may truly be bad for kids." Specifically, he looks into illnesses and injuries among athletes who play on synthetic turf surfaces.
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Vandals carve message into Trump-owned green

A group of vandals, calling themselves an "anonymous environmental activist collective," caused extensive damage to a Donald Trump-owned golf course in California on Sunday, carving a message with six-foot-tall letters into a green. The vandals claimed the deed was done in response to the U.S. president's recent decision to gut existing protection policies. » Read more...


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