August 2017Previous Issues
The right stuff for white
The snow and ice sector faces real challenges in finding and keeping qualified staff
Road To Success
New executives for Landscape Nova Scotia
Landscape Nova Scotia (LNS) has named Sean and Sarah Kirby as executive directors of the association.
Snowposium returns in September
The Snowposium trade show and conference is set to bring top suppliers and industry leaders together at the Landscape Ontario home office in Milton, Ont., on Sept. 28.
Montreal hosts SIMA Symposium
North America’s professional association for snow contractors, the Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA), held its annual Symposium in Montreal in June.
Valleybrook Ontario sold to BTN
John Schroeder, founder and CEO of the Valleybrook Group of companies, announced the sale of Valleybrook Gardens, located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.
CanWest opens registration
CanWest, Western Canada’s premier horticultural trade show, is set to bring green professionals and suppliers together Sept. 27-28 at Tradex, Fraser Valley Trade and Exhibition Centre, in Abbotsford, B.C.
Record landscape participation at Skills Canada ’17
The Landscape Gardening category had a record number of competitors at the 2017 Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) held in Winnipeg, Man. in May.
Communities in Bloom celebrates Canada 150
The 2017 Communities in Bloom National Symposium on parks and grounds and national and international awards ceremonies will celebrate Canada 150 Sept. 13-16 in Ottawa and Gatineau.
Crawford wins award for SnowTracker app
Crawford Compliance of Toronto received the 2017 Canadian Insurance Innovator of the Year award for its SnowTracker app, at the Insurance Nexus awards ceremony held on June 28 in Toronto.
Toronto Botanical Garden plans expansion
Toronto Botanical Garden (TBG) has unveiled an expansion proposal developed by landscape architect W. Gary Smith, along with PMA Landscape Architects with the participation of renowned garden designer John Brookes.
Canada Blooms announces 2018 theme
The theme for the 2018 Canada Blooms festival is “Let’s Go To The Movies,” in celebration of the grandeur of the silver screen.
OPEI names communications VP
The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) has named Chuck Bowen as vice president, communications.
Spider mows massive Mona Lisa
Dvorak, the Czech-based manufacturer of the Spider range of remote-controlled slope mowers, has launched its first global social media campaign featuring a giant version of Leonardo da Vinci’s famous Mona Lisa portrait, mown on a hillside at Dolní Kalná in the Czech Republic.
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