September 2008

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Association News

Expanded LO trial gardens attract attention

Over 60 industry members and media attended an open house at Landscape Ontario’s Milton office on Aug. 20 to see and hear the results of the ornamental trial gardens.

Two chances to hear David Suzuki

The Toronto Chapter is bringing David Suzuki to the John Basset Theatre in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on November 20.

Members proudly displaying the LO logo

This month the following members were observed proudly displaying the LO logo through advertisements, attached to their vehicles or displayed on the company website.

Community news

Frank Vezeau, owner of Shamrock Landscaping in Angus, passed away suddenly on July 27 in his 48th year.

LO member raises over $12,000 for cancer unit

Over the past five years, Pathways to Perennials of Kettleby, a member of LO, and Age of Bronze of Newmarket have together raised over $12,000 for the Southlake Cancer Unit in Newmarket.

Over 30 candidates begin journey towards CHT

In July, 32 candidates started the journey towards CHT certification when they took part in an evaluation day at LO’s Milton office.

Designers tour Niagara landscape gems

Stops at two stunning Niagara residential properties highlighted an Aug. 20 tour by the LO Designers Group.

Professional development offered at LO this fall

Take advantage of some great industry education opportunities being offered this November.

Plastics recycling initiative goes national

Plastics recycling was the agenda for a special meeting held at the LO office on August 6.

Humber Nurseries has many reasons to celebrate

Music, food, a silent auction, laughter, visiting among friends and family and much joy were all part of Sibylla Peters’ 90th birthday celebration on August 2nd.

Congress says no travel agency

Congress 2009 exhibitors have been notified by Landscape Ontario’s trade show department that a travel agency named Convention Expo Travel, operating out of Nevada, is contacting exhibitors and offering to reserve hotel space.
Industry News

Pesticide technician and trainee requirements

Pesticide use in Ontario is regulated by the Ministry of the Environment (MOE), which has a mandate to protect consumers and workers in trades that bring them into direct contact with pesticides.

CNLA supports the construction sector

The Canadian Nursery Landscape Association has implemented some new initiatives to benefit Canada’s landscape contractors.

Land planning continues around Guelph Turfgrass Institute

Representatives from the Ontario Turfgrass Research Foundation, the Ontario government (Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and Ministry of Energy and Public Infrastructure Renewal), the City of Guelph and the University of Guelph met to discuss the future of the Guelph Turfgrass Institute (GTI) at its current location.

Ontario sees record rainfall

Those in the landscape industry know first-hand that the summer of 2008 is the wettest on record in Ontario.

Series of courses on green roofs

This fall a number of training courses by Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) will cover everything from basic design to waterproofing.

Slowing the spread of EAB across Ontario

At press time, areas of emerald ash borer (EAB) infestation in Ontario include Oakville, Brampton and Ottawa, as well as southwestern Ontario.

Landscape Gardener exemption

Officials from Landscape Ontario and the Ministry of Labour met recently regarding the interpretation of certain exemptions within the Employment Standards Act, 2000.