August 2008Previous Issues
Your Questions Answered
Professional And Workforce Development
Members In The News
Member on magazine cover
LO member Chris LeConte of Smart Watering Systems is profiled in the July issue of Lawn & Landscape.
Sheridan pioneer passes
Lois Stensson, mother of Karen and Karl and mother–in-law of Valerie, passed away on July 17.
LO’s Georgian Lakelands chapter proud to be part of Gilda’s House
It was with the greatest of pride that members of LO’s Georgian Lakelands chapter took part in the 72 hour blitz to build a home to raise funds for Gilda’s House in Barrie.
Employers relieved to see court eliminate punitive damages
A late June decision by the Supreme Court of Canada has Canadian employers breathing a bit easier. The landmark case of Keays v. Honda Canada eliminated a $500,000 punitive damages award handed down by a lower court.
Outdoor workers: Watch for ticks
Blacklegged or deer ticks that carry Lyme disease are on the rise in southern Ontario.
Letters on pesticide issue
In the executive director’s column by Tony DiGiovanni that appeared in the July issue of Horticulture Review, we promised to print any letters we received on the pesticide issue.
Some WSIB rates up slightly
Most WSIB premium rates for 2009 will see a slight increase, with garden centres taking the biggest percentage hike at 5.3 per cent.
Online government service simplifies licensing process
A new online service called BizPaL simplifies the business permit, licence and other compliance regulation process for entrepreneurs.
Awards deadlines quickly approaching
LO’s Awards of Excellence recognize members’ high level of skills, creativity and professionalism. But to win an Award, you must enter, and deadlines are fast approaching.
Plans underway to create Great Northern Garden Symposium
The citizens of Northern Ontario will be the first to see the benefits of what is being described as one of the most exciting times of co-operation among some of the province’s major players in the gardening industry.
Dutch expert to headline Congress Conference
LO has announced that Jan Habets of Plant Publicity Holland will headline the Conference speaker lineup for Congress 2009.
Pilot pot recycling project drives new initiative
Pots are the most visible waste products left after installing plants.
Annual trials help growers get a jump
Annual growers made time in their busy schedules to visit the Niagara Pack Trials earlier this summer.
Your business and the privacy act, Part 2
In January 2007, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada released findings in a complaint filed under The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) by residential clients over a building supplier’s disclosure of their personal information to one of their former contractors.
OMAFRA Turf Report
High School Horticulture