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‘Every season is tick season’: Experts warn of winter Lyme disease risk

Campers stand at the edge of the water at sunset watching the stars come out, with the CanLyme logo floating in the foreground.

People have ‘let their guard down’ and aren’t checking for ticks as weather cools, says zoologist


Laurenne Schiller loves taking her dog Cousteau for walks along Halifax trails as the weather cools.

But even after the first dusting of snow this week, each walk finishes with a head-to-toe check for blacklegged ticks on her and her collie.


“”They’re active all winter,” he said. “We’ve got ticks being brought in every month of the year.””

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