May 2011

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Industry News

Green roof industry grows by nearly 30 per cent

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) announced that its annual survey of corporate members has shown that the green roof industry grew by 28.5 per cent over 2010, up significantly from 16 per cent growth recorded in 2009.

Home gardeners have early peek at Proven Winners

Proven Winners has been holding its Outdoor Living Extravaganza events at various cities in North America for several years.

Miller Group among 50 best managed

LO member, The Miller Group was among the 50 Best Managed Companies in Canada in 2010.

Lawn care sector still searching for tools after pesticide ban

Members of the lawn care sector are well into a new season, and still looking for a product that will improve the industry's business climate.

Niagara students noticed at U.S. Career Days

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) Student Career Days in the U.S. is a four-day annual competition among students enrolled in horticulture college programs.

Living wall installed at Loyalist College

LO member Nedlaw Living Walls completed the installation of a three by eight metre living wall at Loyalist College in Belleville.

Bienenstock wins business award

Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds received the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Business Achievement Award in the small business category.

Canada Skills adds design as part of contest

A second landscaping skill was added to the highly popular Skills Canada program.

New bill will change underground locate system

Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey saw his private member’s bill Call Before You Dig Act receive all-party support.

Many fronts open in fight against EAB

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has invoked a ministerial order that empowers the agency to regulate the movement of all ash tree materials and all firewood from specific areas of Ontario and Quebec.