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November 28, 2018
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Lead contamination remains in garden soils

A new round of soil tests conducted at four home gardens in the North Point Douglas region of Winnipeg indicates they remain contaminated with lead. At least one sample's lead levels exceed national safety guidelines. The areas were tested in 2007 and 2008 – showing they were lead-contaminated – but the NDP government of the time neglected to release any information.

Coquitlam lawn project will allow festivals, other events

New turf cover will replace an existing BMX bike park at Coquitlam, B.C.'s town centre to accommodate a festival lawn project, providing open spae for festivals and other events. City council this week approved $1.4 million for the first phase of the project.

Illegally cut trees cost Nanaimo man $84,000 in fines

A Nanaimo businessman has been fined about $84,000 after illegally cutting down 25 trees on a waterfront lot overseeing Departure Bay. It was feared the felled trees would compromise slope stability, but an expert said the lost maple trees improved stability at the top of the property. Joseph Mercier has until September 2020 to pay his fine.

CFL to meet with turf manufacturers after ice bowl

Criticism of the icy field conditions Sunday during the Grey Cup game at Edmonton's Commonwealth Stadium has prompted the Canadian Football League to meet during the off-season with artificial turf manufacturers and stadium staff to see where improvements can be made. Players from both the Calgary Stampeders and Ottawa Redblacks complained about the lack of traction they were afforded during the championship game.
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BBB: beware of snow contracting scams

The Better Business Bureau for Canada's Atlantic region is warning homeowners to be cautious this winter before hiring a contractor to look after snow removal work. Its president says any homeowner can fall prey to a snowplow scam. "If something seems too good to be true, oftentimes it is." » Read More

Landscape Ontario Congress

January 8 - 10, 2019
Location: Toronto, Ont.
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Golf Industry Show

February 2 - 7, 2019
Location: San Diego, Calif.
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