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Vandals access off-limits golf course ski areas

Vandals wishing to access Calgary's Shaganappi Golf Course for the purposes of cross country skiing have cut fences and ropes for entry ways, but are endangering their lives in doing so, says the individual who has been setting up ski tracks in the area for the past 30 years.

N.S. park supporters don’t want golf course on site

Part of a beach in Nova Scotia on land designated in 2001 as a new provincial park site could be developed into a new golf course. The group that originally sought the provincial park designation are prepared to fight to protect the site against any infringement.

1998 ice storm launched Quebec arborist’s career

The 1998 ice storm that crippled eastern Ontario and western Quebec, leaving thousands without power, had one redeeming quality. It launched the career of a Quebec arborist who is celebrating 20 years in business this year.

Province cuts $$$ to fight mosquitoes in Winnipeg

Cuts in provincial funding to control mosquito populations in Winnipeg and surrounding area may give rise to the number of pest insects in the city this year and the possibility of increased West Nile virus cases.
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Hardscaping – March 2018

The March 2018 issue of Turf & Rec will feature a special supplement with a look at hardscaping. An important component of design/build landscaping firms, hardscaping topics in this special section will include excavation, base construction, basic paver installation and tools of the trade. >> More Information
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Court voids injured landscaper’s ‘predatory marriage’

An Ontario Superior Court ruling has rendered the marriage involving a former Muskoka landscaper as void, stating it was a "predatory marriage" in which the man's wife was positioning herself to make claim to his future wealth, including an estimated $1 million personal injury settlement. The marriage took place three days after the landscaper was released from hospital following a "catastrophic" head injury. » Read More

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Feb. 3-8, 2018
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Western Canada Turfgrass Association conference

Feb. 14-16, 2018
Location: Richmond, B.C.
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Ontario Turfgrass Symposium

Feb. 21, 2018
Location: University of Guelph
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