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Fall 2020 News from MBNLA

Fall 2020 News from MBNLA

As the ‘green’ portion of the 2020 season comes to a close, society as whole has experienced and will continue to experience circumstances that are both unfamiliar and even more so, uncertain moving forward. Most local green professionals report having an...

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Grow Your Business With Apprenticeship

Grow Your Business With Apprenticeship

As an employer in the landscape and horticulture industry, the odds are pretty good that you have struggled with staffing your business at one time or another. Maybe even right now. Posting job openings, interviewing and on-boarding probably take up more time than you...

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Summer 2020 News from MBNLA

Summer 2020 News from MBNLA

Four short, or long months ago, depending on your perspective, could anyone have imagined the unprecedented demand for products and services provided by the green profession? Although there may be those who unfortunately struggled with the circumstances the world has...

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Spring 2020 News from MBNLA

Spring 2020 News from MBNLA

As this board update was being drafted for the first time on Saturday, April 4, 2020 there was approximately 6 inches of fresh snow on the ground in many areas of southern Manitoba. Looking out one’s window revealed an almost sterile scene, especially for the time of...

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Garden Centers and Greenhouse update

Dear Green Profession Colleagues; As a result of ongoing efforts by MBNLA to seek clarity on the status of recognizing greenhouses and garden centres as essential services, a number of garden centre and greenhouse owners were asked to participate in a meeting with...

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MBNLA Seeks Clarity on Essential Services

MBNLA Seeks Clarity on Essential Services

April 1, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LIVE CROP IN JEOPARDY MANITOBA NURSERY LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION SEEKS CLARITY ON ESSENTIAL SERVICES The Manitoba Nursery Landscape Association, MBNLA, is a provincial non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the interests of...

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Update from the Province

Update from the Province

Dear Green profession member; Please see the response below to one of our numerous letters sent to provincial Ministers today. We will be reviewing what our strategy is with our grower representative to identify our next course of action to take place before the end...

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Update from the Province

MBNLA Board of Directors COVID message

Dear Green profession colleagues;  As many of you are aware the Manitoba Provincial Government yesterday issued a health order directive to identify essential businesses in response to the COVID pandemic. The list clearly identifies some sectors of the nursery...

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Update from the Province

Message From The President COVID-19

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT Manitoba HardyThe MBNLA Board of Directors and our Executive Director has been working diligently since the COVID reality hit our province collecting information that will help our members by providing resources and a unified message to our...

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Fall 2019 news from MBNLA

Fall 2019 news from MBNLA

Summer is officially over and at the time of writing some much needed rain has fallen in many areas. Unfortunately, the timing may not be great as many in the profession count on reasonably dry conditions at this time to get work completed before freeze-up....

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Executive Director Hiring Announcement

Executive Director Hiring Announcement

On behalf of the Manitoba Nursery and Landscape Association, we would like to welcome Rob Officer as our Executive Director. The Board of Directors are all very eager to start working with him and continue to grow, promote, and lead the nursery and landscape industry...

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Improve your Bottom Line with Apprenticeship

Improve your Bottom Line with Apprenticeship

Employers in the landscape and horticulture industry are increasingly worried about finding and holding onto quality, skilled workers. Faced with warnings of increased labour shortages and a widening skills gap, what are employers to do? Apprenticeship — that age-old...

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From Apprentice to Journeyperson

From Apprentice to Journeyperson

Last winter, 11 Landscape Horticulturist apprentices returned to Red River College to complete their Level 3 technical training. This group started their Apprenticeship technical training in February 2015 with nine students and adopted a few apprentices who had...

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Getting Down to Business

Getting Down to Business

The Board of Directors held its first official board meeting following the Annual General Meeting at the MBNLA office on March 23, 2017. This meeting provided the opportunity for the directors to get to know each other and take care of necessary housekeeping tasks for...

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