The Department of Fisheries and Oceans are aware of several nursery/landscaping companies that have been found to sell this product. They are looking to provide outreach and communication material to your membership, as well as a request to your membership to provide information about their distribution network – the names of the companies that they purchased these products from. Any information can be sent to me if you wish to provide it and I will pass this on.
For more information, here are some news releases from various jurisdictions across Canada.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Landscape Nova Scotia would like to congratulate this years winners of the 2019 Awards of Landscape Excellence that was presented on February 7, 2020 at Canvas Restaurant in the Cambridge Suites:
Commercial Install Over $100K
Residential Install $25K - $75K
"The Stacey Residence"
Residential Install Over $75K
"Room With A View"
Special Feature - Natural Stone
"Benjamin Bridge Winery Expansion"
Special Feature - Water Feature
"Entrance With A Splash"
Industry Champion - Vernon Mingo, Edmonds Landscape Services
Volunteer of the Year - Steve Smith, Nutri-Lawn
A tribute to long time Association member and industry supporter, Dennis Coupar, who recently passed away was done and a plaque was presented to his granddaughter Laura Coupar, of Elmsdale Landscaping.
How are our winners chosen? Great question! Our Executive Director finds three judges (typically outside the province). Sometimes these judges are chosen with assistance from other Executive Directors and the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association. When submission packages are sent to the judges, ALL information that can identify the contractor is redacted. At no time are companies identified to each other.
AUGUST 12, 2020 – Milton, Ontario – The winners of the 17th Annual National Awards of Landscape Excellence (NALE) were announced virtually on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. The NALE recognizes Canadian companies that have actively participated in significantly raising the level of professionalism in the landscape industry. Each province nominates members from the provincial awards of excellence competitions that are then entered into the national awards, entries are then judged by a panel of industry experts, with company names and locations redacted from each submission.
Read the full Press Release ONLINE
The 2020 Awards Presentation takes on a "virtual" format this year with winners being announced in an online video release. Winners were sent their awards ahead of time. Five landscape category awards were presented this year, along with the CaterpillarTM Green for Life Community Award.
The 2020 NALE Winners are:
Aménagement Côté Jardin Inc. of Montreal, Quebec for the Caterpillar National Award of Landscape Excellence in Commercial Construction;
Fossil Landscape Construction Ltd. of Vancouver, British Columbia for the Caterpillar National Award of Landscape Excellence for Residential Construction;
Airo Landscapes Inc. of St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador for the National Award of Excellence for Landscape Design;
Wilco Contractors Southwest Inc. of Calgary, Alberta for the HortProtect National Award of Landscape Excellence in Commercial Maintenance;
Yorkshire GardenServices Inc. of Concord, Ontario for the HortProtect National Award of Landscape Excellence for Residential Maintenance;
The Goodman Labyrinth, and Chestermere Community Park for the Caterpillar Green for Life Community Award.
Congratulations to all of our winners this year! Truly exceptional work. And a big thank you to our sponsors for helping make this year's awards happen, even under the current circumstances. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4F1yN3JIoKo&feature=youtu.be
As the landscape season comes to an end, LNS member companies took their staff to the Annapolis Valley for a local brewery tour on October 25. We visited Schoolhouse Brewery for lunch then visited Mercator Winery. After, we went to the new Sea Level Brewing location in Sheffield Mills and ended our day at Wayfarer's Ale Society. We made a quick pit stop before Wayfarer's to a local handmade treasure, The Faucet Fountain, in Port Williams. Each of the 113 faucets has their own story and they all work! Many hardscapers were on the tour and they definitely appreciated the detail and artistry.
Already planning our Winter Social, look for the invite in your inbox!
Special thanks to our sponsors, Nova Turf and Nutri Lawn
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On Friday July 26th Landscape Nova Scotia their first 'Summer Social' sponsored by Nutri-Lawn. This was a great opportunity for members to tour Nutri-Lawn facilities and enjoy some lawn games.
Delicious food was provided by Grande Finales Café, snacks from Miller's Gourmet Kettle Corn and of course refreshments from Spindrift Brewing Company to keep everyone cool on a beautiful summer day.
Snaped Dartmouth stopped by to take some pictures.
A good time was had by all.
On Friday, Feb 22, 2019 Landscape Nova Scotia elected its new executive and board members for 2019 & 2020. A special thank you to those who have offered to serve as board members for this term. Landscape Nova Scotia would also like to thank members who volunteer to help our association in any way.
President - Lauren Fry, Down to Earth
Vice President - Chris Janes, Clintar
Treasurer - Steve Smith, Nutri-Lawn
Past President - David Thompson, Weed Man
Matt Giles, Nova Turf
Laura Coupar, Elmsdale Landscaping
Robin Godfrey, Atlantic Gardens/Lakeland Plant World
Paul Doggett, Battlefield CAT
Andrew Palmer, Blomidon Nurseries
Dave Smith, Wilson Equipment
Barry Stone, Irri-Plus
Paul MacPhee - MacPhee's Landscaping Services