July 2008Previous Issues
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Landscapes by Lucin recognized for work with apprenticeship program
A member of Landscape Ontario was honoured by the provincial government on May 27, 2008, as one of 16 regional finalists for leadership in apprenticeship training in Ontario.
Haveruk scales Nepal mountain
Lorne Haveruk is a member of Landscape Ontario, instructor for winter seminars, Landscape Trades columnist and owner of DH Water Management Services in Toronto. He is also a mountain climber.
Retiring Terry Murphy receives praise
Colleagues, members, educators, safety professionals and family joined together to wish Terry Murphy all the best in his retirement.
Welcome new LO staff members
Horticulture Review is proud to introduce three new LO staff members, bringing fresh talent, energy and ideas to your association.
LO set to host annual Snow and Ice Symposium
The Snow and Ice Commodity Group of LO will host contractors and suppliers on Sept. 16, 2008 in Milton for its annual Snow and Ice Symposium.
Rendezvous 2011 announcement features Thai ambassador
The combination of the ambassador of Thailand to Canada, Toronto Botanical Garden and an exciting major announcement made for an impressive event on June 11th.
Fanshawe students win silver at national skills event
Three students in the Fanshawe Horticulture Technician program earned a silver medal in the Canadian Skills Competition (CSC) held May 25-28 in Calgary.
Two member companies in Top 100
Two Landscape Ontario member companies have again made the list of North America’s 100 largest landscape companies.
LO Member Profile
Members In The News
Parents Kyle and Jenny Tobin of LawnSavers Plant Healthcare, Toronto, and sister and brother Reese and Tennyson are proud to announce the arrival of a new member to the family.
Ottawa Chapter helps build cancer survivors park
LO’s Ottawa Chapter members donated both product and time to help build a portion of Ottawa’s Cancer Survivors Park, an exciting project that brought together leaders from the Ottawa business and construction communities.
Commodity Group Updates
Price of fertilizer skyrockets
As if the landscape trades weren’t being hit hard enough with skyrocketing gasoline and diesel prices, along with pesticide bans, the cost of fertilizer has more than doubled.
Campaign to stop movement of firewood
The Government of Canada has launched a “Don’t Move Firewood” campaign to limit the spread of invasive species by vacationing Canadians this summer.
Avoid the dangers of heat
Those in the horticultural trades have a love/hate relationship with summer.
Pesticide ban is now official
The pesticide ban in Ontario officially became law on Wednesday, June 18th, just before the legislature broke for a three-month recess.