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August 22, 2018
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Reconstructed stadium to be ready for 2020

Reconstruction of Chapples Park in Thunder Bay, Ont. Stadium will get underway this fall, but it won’t be ready for play until 2020. The $1.1-million project includes new drainage, an automated irrigation system and a new natural turf playing surface.


Ash borer threatens First Nations basket making

The spread of the emerald ash borer across Eastern Canada will have a profound impact on First Nations communities who depend on splints of the wood to weave baskets and preserve a long-standing cultural tradition. A basket maker from Akwesasne, near Cornwall, Ont., said the tradition has been passed down for generations, and she wishes it to continue.


Hotter weather not likely to stress Calgary trees

In spite of a hot summer, trees in Calgary are likely to be less stressed than they were a year ago. An arborist said that because the trees received more moisture over the past few months, they will probably experience less stress in spite of the hotter summer.


Couple’s bee-friendly boulevard not city friendly

A Kitchener, Ont. Couple who have invested thousands of dollars on natural plants to attract bees and other wildlife to their front yard boulevard have become embroiled in a battle with the municipality. The city wants the couple to cut down the plants’ height to comply with a local bylaw, but that could mean denying the bees the flowers they need.
 
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Ponds added to mitigate golf course flooding

About $1.6 million worth of upgrades have been made to the municipal golf course in Raymond, Alta. Five new ponds will be added to the course as part of efforts to mitigate flooding in the area. The course has also been rebranded Hell’s Creek – Raymond Golf and Footgolf Course. » Read More
 
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Sports Turf Canada Ontario Field Day

September 20, 2018
Location: Mary-Anne Sills Park, Belleville, Ont.
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