April 2015

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Association News

Contractors’ Lecture and Dinner was bustling event

The Feb. 18 Contractors’ Lecture and Dinner event had a great turnout with 100 contractors, designers and suppliers in attendance.

London Chapter has great attendance to end year

London Chapter ended its season of Chapter meetings with two hugely successful meetings.

Lighting conference spotlights getting ready for the season

The 6th annual Landscape Lighting Conference continues to grow through the efforts of the Landscape Ontario’s Landscape Lighting Sector Group.

Paver customers enjoy plant tour

Oaks by Brampton Brick hosted a well-attended customer appreciation day on Mar. 24.

Canadale celebrates 60 years

Canadale Nurseries recently held its eighth annual home and garden show in St. Thomas with over 5,000 visitors taking in the event.

R.J. Rogers announces change of ownership

Richard Rogers, of R.J. Rogers Landscaping of North Gower, has retired from his ownership of the company. He founded the company in 1982.

In memoriam — Hans Joerg Fischer

The landscape industry lost a truly dedicated and knowledgeable landscape professional with the passing of Hans Joerg Fischer.

In memoriam — David Graham Ritchie

David Graham Ritchie, in his 88th year, passed away on Feb. 27, 2015.

In memoriam — Ed Elzinga

Connon NVK announced the passing of Ed Elzinga, on Mar. 15, 2015.

In memoriam — Neil Pike

Neil Edward Pike died suddenly on Mar. 18, 2015 at the age of 64.

Georgian Lakelands holds annual Ski and Spa Day in 2015

Annual mid-winter event held at Craigleith Ski Club had a good turnout for its 18th year.
Industry News

MP introduces legislation to cover irrigation

The House of Commons to amend the Canada Water Act to authorize the federal government to play a lead role in promoting the optimum use of water resources in Canada.

Landscape architecture conference comes to Toronto

The Cultural Landscape Foundation to be held May 21-23 at several Toronto venues.

Niagara Falls recognized at garden conference

The City of Niagara Falls received the prestigious Garden Destination of the Year Award at the Garden Tourism Conference on Mar. 17 in Toronto.

Minimum wage going up Oct. 1

The Ontario government has announced that the province’s minimum wage will increase on Oct. 1 to $11.25 an hour from $11.

Wage data released

CNLA in partnership with Landscape Ontario collected relevant wage rate data to provide industry-driven Labour Market Information.

Study shows EAB also attacking white fringetrees

Researchers at Wright State University in Ohio reported that the emerald ash borer had attacked white fringetrees.

CFIA announces horticulture plant list

The CFIA is implementing a new approach to issuing import permits for commonly traded plants intended for planting and propagation.

Grey to Green Conference in June 2015

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities will present The Grey to Green Conference on June 1 and 2 in Toronto.

Milkweed Highway to help Monarchs

The Milkweed Highway is a project to feed and nurture vast numbers of Monarch butterflies, which are in a dramatic and steep decline in numbers.