April 2013Previous Issues
Spectacular Canada Blooms gardens attract over 200,000
Outside the Direct Energy Centre, winter was still hanging onto its cold and snowy habits, while Canada Blooms allowed everyone to experience spring just a little bit early this year.
Canada Blooms team 2013...and that’s a wrap!
Another show is over and another year’s efforts have been packed, loaded and swept up; returning a space that was alive for ten days, back to an empty span of concrete and steel.
Sale of excess LO property announced
Landscape Ontario’s Building Committee has announced the sale of 23 acres of excess land from the 48-acre property at the home office in Milton.
Garden training video first of its kind
Thanks to the Landscape Ontario Garden Centre Sector Group, garden centres across Canada have a new tool to train employees.
Contractors Lecture event a success despite weather
Landscape Ontario’s Contractors Lecture and Dinner event on Feb. 27 had a full house with more than 140 contractors and suppliers in attendance.
MTO draws great reviews in Georgian Lakelands
Members of the Georgian Lakelands Chapter are pleased with the response to the Mar. 5 meeting featuring Ministry of Transportation officials.
ICPI Chapter to become committee in LO
The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) Ontario Chapter has moved to integrate itself as a Hardscape Committee of Landscape Ontario.
London Chapter prepares next stage of Parkway project
The London Chapter is preparing for the next phase of the Veterans Memorial Parkway that will see two new large features and 650 more trees planted along the 10-kilometre stretch of highway.
Stratford Garden Show
The Stratford Home and Garden Show saw two Landscape Ontario members take part in the event from Feb. 28 to Mar. 3.
Windsor Chapter spreads the message at home show
Green for Life was the central theme of the Windsor Chapter’s garden space at the Greater Windsor Home Builders Association Home Show from Mar. 1 to 3.
Congress 2013 winner
Chad Jackson CHT from CJ Blowers in Millgrove won a 50-inch TV at the UPI Energy LP booth at Congress 2013.
Members appreciate hotel discount benefit
One of the newest participants in the Landscape Ontario member benefit program is CLC Lodging.
Upper Canada Chapter’s Second Annual Squash Tournament
Upper Canada Chapter’s Second Annual Squash Tournament on Feb 28 was a smash hit.
Blog gives GreenTrade high marks
Rob Redden, a blogger with Upper Canada Stone Company, gave GreenTrade Expo rave reviews.
Landscapers plan second canoe trip to help river
Derek Lippert CLP, owner of Quiet Nature of Ayr, is taking on the challenge of canoeing the entire length of the Grand River.
Celebrating 40 Years
Chapter Of The Month
College of Trades begins its regulatory duties
On Apr. 8, the Ontario College of Trades began registering members.
Harper addresses EI changes
Prime Minister Stephen Harper spoke to the concern on the issue of the employment insurance program and seasonal workers.
Off-road tire fees increase
Ontario Tire Stewardship (OTS) has announced increased fees for off-road tires that take effect Apr. 1.