October 2008

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Change is a good thing …

By Kristen McIntyre
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.

New Granddad

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.

A new public face for our industry

LO launches public promotion initiative

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.

Aldershot builds new garden for RBG

The new Helen M. Kippax Wild Plant Garden at the Royal Botanical Gardens was opened with great pride on Sept. 17. The garden was built by LO member Aldershot Landscape Contractors.