TAG: Canada

SIMA selects new board members

October 8, 2013By

The Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA) elected a new chair and two directors to its board of directors. Mike Anderson, president of Snow & Ice Pros of Highland Ind., was elected to a one-year term as chair of the board. Elected to serve three-year terms as directors on the board were Rick Huffman, director of landscape management for The... read more

Dixie Chopper enters Canadian market

January 30, 2013By
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COATESVILLE, IND.—Dixie Chopper has officially entered the Canadian market. Through this arrangement, Dixie Chopper’s full product line of commercial and residential zero-turn lawn mowers, parts and accessories will be sold and serviced by a network of certified dealers throughout Canada. As part of its initiative, Dixie Chopper is actively seeking Canadian dealers to carry its product line. Customer service is... read more

U.S. and Canadian off-road emissions paths don’t always agree

April 26, 2011By

MOLINE, IL — Over the last several years, Canadian off-road emissions regulations have been aligned with U.S. EPA regulations; however, there are some key differences. Knowing the similarities and differences will help both Canadian and U.S. contractors better manage their fleets. A little history first: in 2005, Canada first required off-road diesel engine and equipment manufacturers to meet U.S. EPA... read more

Canadian Cancer Society approaches spring with renewed effort to ban lawn care pesticides

March 1, 2011By

By: Ron Hall As surely as swallows return to San Juan Capistrano and buzzards to Hinckley, OH, spring signals a fresh wave of anti-lawn care activity in Canada. The message is a predictable as April showers, and it’s always the same: Ban the use of lawn care chemicals. The anti-pesticide drumbeat begins in mid-winter and intensifies as the snow and ice... read more

Toronto’s BMO Field gets a Kentucky bluegrass facelift

May 10, 2010By

By: Jim Novak, Turfgrass Producers International When a decision was made to convert three-year-old, 21,800-seat BMO Field in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from artificial turf to natural grass, Claus Zander of Zander Sod Co. Limited, in Kettleby, Ontario provided the turfgrass and assisted with installation. “The players asked for it, the European players demanded it … and we supplied the turfgrass sod to get... read more