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December 21, 2018
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Newmarket opens its first artificial turf field

The first artificial turf sports field in Newmarket, Ont. has officially opened, enabling several local sports groups to extend their seasons well into the fall and being able to start earlier in the spring. The field replaced an existing natural surface at Dr. J.M. Denison Secondary School on Bristol Road.

P.E.I. backs idea for college artificial turf field in Charlottetown

The Prince Edward Island government has endorsed the idea of a new artificial turf field to be built by Holland College at the Charlottetown Events Grounds. The multi-sport field would be made available to local sport and recreation associations, along with college varsity and intramural sports teams.

Calgary councillor wants new artificial sports field in city

A Calgary city councillor says a new artificial turf sports field is badly needed for the city's Genesis Centre, recommending $2 million from the city's fiscal stability reserve fund be earmarked for such a project.

Loan for artificial turf has city looking at new policy

An interest-free loan provided to a Stratford, Ont. soccer organization for the installation of an artificial turf field last year has prompted the city to develop a policy that governs loans to community groups. Concerns were raised after the more than $600,000 interest-free load was awarded.

Get rid of artificial turf lawn: opinion

An opinion piece in the Vancouver Courier suggests it's time for city residents with synthetic turf lawns to do away with them and turn toward other natural alternatives if they don't wish to maintain a natural grass lawn.
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Regular maintenance equals longer life for artificial fields

Regular and proper maintenance of artificial turf sports fields can extend their lifespans another three to four years, giving municipalities a much greater return on their investment. » Read More

Artificial fields expected to generate new interest in high school sports

Three new artificial turf sports fields are under construction at high schools in the Niagara region, adding to five others in the district that have opened in just the past couple of years. School officials believe the fields will generate new interest in sports among high school athletes and will bring the communities together to support their local teams. » Read more...

Artificial grass in Vancouver ignites turf war

Artificial turf along a number of streets and sidewalks in Vancouver has triggered some heated debate between those who find it attractive and those who consider it to be tacky. Laid mostly outside condominium buildings, the synthetic turf is praised by those who dislike the use of pesticides and fertilizers yet chastised by those who say it's ugly and environmentally unfriendly. » Read more...

Artificial or natural: which has a leg up in sports?

Does having an artificial turf field provide a competitive advantage to high school football teams over schools with natural turf fields? Is there a growing athletic gap between the haves and have-nots? Hamilton Spectator columnist Scott Radley explores the questions and more. » Read more...

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. » Read more...

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