October 2014Previous Issues
Education minister shown great benefits of SHSM program
The Specialist High Skills Majors Program (SHSM) is described as a long-term and sustainable solution to industries’ need for a qualified and competent workforce.
Irrigation Group develops water-smart program with Peel and York
LO members can get specialized training and certification to provide efficient irrigation systems.
Pinball Clemons headlines 50th IPM Symposium
Michael ‘Pinball’ Clemons will provide the closing keynote when IPM Symposium celebrates its 50th year.
Smart Watering Month
This summer the Irrigation Sector Group ran a promotion for Smart Watering Month, encouraging irrigation professionals to submit examples of their water-saving work.
New CLD website launched
Landscape Industry Certified Designer program has announced its new web site is now online.
Putting Challenge a big hit for Georgian Lakelands
Georgian Lakelands Chapter created an event that resulted in fun for all members, while raising funds for community events.
Professional Development Seminar Guide now available for 2014-2015
Guide also contains information about online learning, apprenticeship, certification, conferences and safety groups.
Communications Committee needs new members
Landscape Ontario’s Communications Committee provides valuable guidance on the association’s print and electronic communications.
Expo ready to inspire industry
Get Inspired at the 15th anniversary edition of Canada’s biggest business to business trade show that serves the garden centre and retail floral industries.
Waterloo hosts another great baseball tourney
Waterloo Chapter members enjoyed the annual baseball tournament and picnic on Sept. 7 at Breslau Memorial Park.
Windsor Chapter continues work at Solidarity Gardens
With the help of a small crew of Windsor Chapter volunteers, the Solidarity Gardens at Hospice Windsor and Essex County got a refresh this summer.
Windsor members help beautify Safety Village
Windsor Chapter has once again been busy this summer with the completion of stage one of site development and maintenance at the Windsor Safety Village.
Create your profile on landscapeontario.com
Landscape Ontario members have a great opportunity to promote their company and services to thousands of consumers who are inspired about landscaping, horticulture and outdoor living.
Snowposium provides education and networking
The 2014 Snowposium included a great variety of seminars, demonstrations, a trade show and face-to-face encounters with others in the trade.
New training standards coming for JHSCs
Ontario’s Ministry of Labour has released two new certification training standards expected to take effect in early 2015.
Governments launch Job Grant program
Ontario is accepting employer applications for the Canada Job Grant.
Time to prevent rodent damage
This past winter saw unprecedented levels of rodent feeding injury on landscape plants and nursery stock.
WSIB 2015 rates stay the same
The WSIB has announced that premium rates will be maintained at current levels for all employers in 2015.
Durham College crowdfunding campaign
On Aug. 19, Durham College launched Field to Fork: Sowing the Seeds of our Community, its first-ever crowdfunding campaign.
Sports Turf announces manager of the year
Ray Stukas, Manager of Parks, Toronto and East York District, for the City of Toronto, is the 2014 Sports Turf Manager of the Year.