June 1, 2018

CNLA news - June 2018


Dynascape improves CNLA member discount

CNLA updated its member program agreement with Dynascape, increasing the discount from 10 to 15 per cent on products and software updates. Dynascape will continue to offer a 20 per cent discount to CLD candidates upgrading from their student versions of DS | Design v6. 

Petro-Canada fuel program increases savings per litre

As of April, the CNLA-Petro-Canada SuperPass credit card program increased its savings on diesel and gasoline from 2.4 cents per litre to 2.9 cents. Users can also receive 15 per cent off car washes at participating locations.

To apply for the program, complete and submit the online SuperPass application form at cnla-acpp.ca/savings. Current Petro-Canada SuperPass customers can enroll in the program by e-mailing superpasscanada@suncor.com, requesting your account be linked to the CNLA main account. Please include your SuperPass account number in your email request.

Kubota savings program ends

Kubota and CNLA mutually agreed to discontinue the member savings program in March. Kubota will continue to offer CNLA members a preferred client discount, administered through local dealerships. CNLA and Kubota will continue to work together outside of the member savings program, as long-time industry partners.

Michelin partners with CNLA

Michelin and the CNLA announce a new program designed to provide CNLA members across Canada with access to special pricing on Michelin Passenger and Light Truck, Truck, Agricultural, Compact Line, Tweel SSL and Earthmover Tires. For more information, or for answers to questions, please contact CNLA Member Services.  Full program details, as well as product and pricing information, will be available soon in the members section of the CNLA website.

Prague hosts IGCA Tour

The 2018 International Garden Centre Association Tour is set for Prague, Czech Republic, Sept. 16-21. The event  includes stops at more than 12 garden centres, nurseries and retailers as well as tours of a castle, the historical centre of Prague, and a boat cruise dinner. Sign up today at igca2018.cz.

Underground infrastructure bill heading to Commons

Hundreds of thousands of kilometres of pipes and cables are buried across Canada to provide water, heat, power, cell service and internet services. Damaging a buried utility is dangerous for the workers involved and can deprive homes and businesses of essential services. Each year, damaged underground infrastructure costs Canadians more than $1 billion.

Bill S-229, the Underground Infrastructure Safety Enhancement Act, is set for debate in the House of Commons. CNLA supports this legislation. Landscape and horticulture professionals who support the bill can let their Member of Parliament know by visiting ICanDigSafe.ca; the website provides a pre-written letter of support. Supporters can spread the message by following @CanadianCGA on Twitter and posting tweets with the hashtag #SupportS229.

CNLA supports cancer charity with Never Alone Rose 

diagram Never Alone rose.
The Never Alone Foundation was started to help people with cancer know that they are not alone. Lyle Bauer launched the Never Alone Foundation after being diagnosed with throat cancer in 2004. After his experience, he wanted other cancer patients to know that they will never be alone in their fight. CNLA is proud to support this foundation with the Never Alone Rose.
The Canadian Nursery Landscape Association is the federation of Canada’s provincial horticultural trade associations. Visit www.cnla-acpp.ca for more information.