January 2013Previous Issues
Congress offers inspiration and excitement for the new year
The holiday season fills us with a huge build-up of excitement and adrenalin and then — nothing — it’s back to work.
Specialist High Skills Major program helps both students and industry
Kathleen Phillips is an ambitious student at Craig Kielburger High School in Milton, who has made an aggressive decision about her career focus.
Governance meeting sets goals to improve LO
LO members serving on Chapter boards and Sector Groups gathered at the Association’s home office on Dec. 6, to discuss ways to improve the nine Chapters and ten Sector Groups under the Landscape Ontario umbrella.
Members asked to encourage political support of Flora Niagara
Flora Niagara is asking industry members to communicate with their representatives of government.
Heat influences this year’s trial gardens
Every growing season offers a new set of challenges for those of us working to keep gardens healthy and vibrant.
Employer explains benefits of Safety Group Program
Everyone has heard all the inspirational lines, “Safety is a state of mind,” “Safety first,” and “Safety is our number one priority.” But, how many company owners and crew members actually back up those fluffy feel-good words?
GreenTrade is still Eastern Ontario’s must-attend trade show
Landscape Ontario’s Ottawa Chapter will celebrate 20 years of GreenTrade Expo on Feb. 13.
Lecture Series returns
Scott Wentworth OALA, CSLA and Daria Nardone OALA will headline Landscape Ontario’s Landscape Contractors Sector Group lecture series on Feb. 27.
Lighting conference welcomes acclaimed speaker
Landscape Ontario’s Landscape Lighting Sector Group is set to host the 4th annual conference on Feb. 20.
Celebrating 40 Years
Freeman maple may be the best tree for urban settings
The search for the best urban tree may well end in the red and silver maple hybrid known as the Freeman maple (Acer x freemanii).
WSIB says appeals now faster
Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) says part of its ongoing transformation is the modernization of its appeals program, “to ensure timely, fair and transparent resolutions.”
Le Conte receives irrigation award
LO’s Irrigation Sector Group past chair Chris Le Conte of Smart Watering Systems in Milton, has been awarded the Crawford Reid Memorial Award.
Chinese delegation at LO
The Smart about Salt program has been gaining great momentum and acceptance across Ontario, but recently reached across to the other side of the world.
Safety And Training