October 2008Previous Issues
Your Questions Answered
Professional And Workforce Development
Change is a good thing …
I have always thought that change is a good thing, which is why I am inspired to share some changes at LO with you.
Snow and Ice Symposium continues to grow
LO’s annual Snow and Ice Symposium continues to lead the popularity charts.
LO members big winners in making a wish come true
Every LO member who helped to fulfill a little girl’s wish came away from the experience deeply touched.
LO sales manager Steve Moyer is experiencing the joy of being a grandfather with the birth of Tessa.
First salt certification for Helmutz
LO member Helmutz Landscape and Interlock of Kitchener has received the first Smart About Salt professional designation awarded by Waterloo Water Services.
LO member heads CNE
An alumni member of LO heads this year’s edition of the Canadian National Exhibition.
Members proudly displaying the LO logo
This month the following members were observed proudly displaying the LO logo through advertisements, posted on their vehicles or on their website.
Job board a first for Garden Expo
Recognizing the labour needs of garden centres, growers and interiorscapers, Landscape Ontario will provide an employment board at Garden Expo for the first time.
Communities honoured at provincial and national CiB awards
A total of 38 Ontario communities were honoured at the 2008 Communities in Bloom Ontario awards conference in Gravenhurst.
Foundation to fund scholarships through plant royalties
The Ontario Horticultural Trades Foundation (OHTF) is looking to partner with interested growers to promote new plants and fund horticultural scholarships for youth.
Turfgrass Symposium dates
The Ontario Turfgrass Symposium dates are set. Join us at the University of Guelph, Rozanski Hall, on Wed., Feb. 18 and Thurs., Feb. 19.
LO Member Profile
Second year of CHT success in eastern Ontario
The Certified Horticultural Technician (CHT) evaluations in eastern Ontario were held on August 14th and 15th for a second successful year at the University of Guelph’s Kemptville Campus, near Ottawa.
Georgian Lakelands hosts golf day and trade show
It was a beautiful, sunny day for the Georgian Lakelands Chapter Golf and Trade Show.
Canadian professional peat harvest down
The Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Association (CSPMA) says the peat moss industry is facing one of its poorest harvest seasons on record.
John Deere closing Welland factory
John Deere’s last manufacturing facility in Canada, its Welland plant, will close by the end of 2009.
OMAFRA Nursery-Landscape Report