August 2017

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New executives for Landscape Nova Scotia

Landscape Nova Scotia (LNS) has named Sean and Sarah Kirby as executive directors of the association.

Snowposium returns in September

The Snowposium trade show and conference is set to bring top suppliers and industry leaders together at the Landscape Ontario home office in Milton, Ont., on Sept. 28.

Montreal hosts SIMA Symposium

North America’s professional association for snow contractors, the Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA), held its annual Symposium in Montreal in June.

Valleybrook Ontario sold to BTN

John Schroeder, founder and CEO of the Valleybrook Group of companies, announced the sale of Valleybrook Gardens, located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.

CanWest opens registration

CanWest, Western Canada’s premier horticultural trade show, is set to bring green professionals and suppliers together Sept. 27-28 at Tradex, Fraser Valley Trade and Exhibition Centre, in Abbotsford, B.C.

Record landscape participation at Skills Canada ’17

The Landscape Gardening category had a record number of competitors at the 2017 Skills Canada National Competition (SCNC) held in Winnipeg, Man. in May.

Communities in Bloom celebrates Canada 150

The 2017 Communities in Bloom National Symposium on parks and grounds and national and international awards ceremonies will celebrate Canada 150 Sept. 13-16 in Ottawa and Gatineau.

Crawford wins award for SnowTracker app

Crawford Compliance of Toronto received the 2017 Canadian Insurance Innovator of the Year award for its SnowTracker app, at the Insurance Nexus awards ceremony held on June 28 in Toronto.

Toronto Botanical Garden plans expansion

Toronto Botanical Garden (TBG) has unveiled an expansion proposal developed by landscape architect W. Gary Smith, along with PMA Landscape Architects with the participation of renowned garden designer John Brookes.

Canada Blooms announces 2018 theme

The theme for the 2018 Canada Blooms festival is “Let’s Go To The Movies,” in celebration of the grandeur of the silver screen.

OPEI names communications VP

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) has named Chuck Bowen as vice president, communications.

Spider mows massive Mona Lisa

Dvorak, the Czech-based manufacturer of the Spider range of remote-controlled slope mowers, has launched its first global social media campaign featuring a giant version of Leonardo da Vinci’s famous Mona Lisa portrait, mown on a hillside at Dolní Kalná in the Czech Republic.