January 2015Previous Issues
Chris Ray comes to the rescue while showing industry’s professionalism
It was about a landscaper who had left a Brampton couple with an incomplete job and allegedly taken their money.
LO’s Canada Blooms garden will promote outdoor exercise
The theme for Canada Blooms 2015 is ‘Let’s Play,’ and the Landscape Ontario Otium Outdoor Exercise Garden will fit the theme to a T.
Poor summer provides great conditions at Trial Garden
Last summer was the summer that barely happened, or so it seemed to the many of us growing warm season plants in our gardens.
Peter van Stralen receives Premier’s Award
Landscape Ontario member Peter van Stralen was honoured with a 2014 Premier’s Award.
Growers’ Short Course returns to Royal Botanical Gardens
The theme at this year’s Nursery Growers’ Short Course is Crop Nutrition and Water Quality in Collection Ponds.
Ottawa Chapter’s Awards of Distinction to stir achievement
Ottawa Chapter’s Awards of Distinction will be launched on Feb. 10, the night before the trade show, at a ticketed gala awards and casino night.
Industry Certified members recommend taking the test
A recent survey among members shows some strong reasons to obtain certification.
LO members nominated for entrepreneur awards
Two Landscape Ontario member companies have received nominations for the Niagara Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
Lighting conference returns to Teatro
The 6th annual Landscape Lighting Conference is scheduled for Feb. 26 at Teatro Conference and Event Centre
In Memoriam — Gordon Petrie
After a courageous battle with cancer, Gordon Petrie passed away at the age of 59.
Dine with your peers at the Landscape Lecture Series
Landscape Ontario’s Landscape Contractors’ Sector Group will host its annual annual lecture event on Feb. 18, featuring a landscape contractor and a landscape architect.
First step for nursery industry certification
The NOS is the authoritative resource on occupational information in Canada.
Focus group members needed to examine new Toolkit
Following the success of the first Growing People Toolkit, focus group meetings are underway to develop the Growing Business Toolkit.
Bill 18 will affect LO members
The Ontario Government has passed Bill 18, which will have an impact on Landscape Ontario members.
New workers more likely injured
Workers who are new to a job are three times more likely to be injured during their first month on the job than more experienced workers.
MOL blitz focuses on temporary work
The province says it is helping to protect vulnerable workers by proactively inspecting temporary help agencies during a two-month employment standards blitz.
New regulations for working at heights
There are new regulatory requirements for working at heights training in construction.
WSIB helping workers get back to employment
The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) Work Transition program was developed to meet the unique needs of injured workers.