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New Lyme disease petition urges action plan rewrite

Richmond Hill Liberal – Kim Zarzour, March 1st, 2017 A new petition asking the Canadian government for a better action plan to combat Lyme disease has been sponsored by Green party Leader Elizabeth May. May was responsible for the introduction and approval of Bill 442, requiring the government to create an action plan with input from Lyme patients and experts; Continues →

Black-legged ticks found at Riding Mountain National Park

[CanLyme Note: “Officials aren’t ready yet to sound the alarms”… here we are in 2016 and Health Canada still refuses to let the public in on the truth… Lyme disease carrying ticks are found anywhere that our friendly robins, finches, wren, and other passerine birds fly in Canada.  Measuring by known risk areas and rating them as high or low is Continues →

Watch CTV news interview of Dr. Todd Hatchette. A very good example of how opinion, not science, is driving Lyme borreliosis policy in Canada… in spite of evidence presented by experts in Ottawa, May 15th to 17th, 2016.

[Lyme disease is actually Lyme borreliosis. an infection caused by many different strains/genotypes of Borrelia bacteria] How can one rationalize making progress from the patient’s expert perspective when officially, by tax payer funded microbiologists, opinion is put forward as fact with no supporting science. Dr. Todd Hatchette attended the recent three day conference in Ottawa during which a wide diversity Continues →

Winnipegger traveled to New York for Lyme disease treatment

Meghan Roberts, CTV Winnipeg  Published Sunday, August 23, 2015 9:23PM CST A Winnipeg man says he travelled to New York State to get treatment for his chronic Lyme disease. Richard Underwood joined the Canadian Forces in 2007 as a teen. He believes that’s when he contracted the disease. Black-legged ticks, also known as deer ticks, spread Lyme disease through their Continues →

CTV Winnipeg: Lyme disease cases on the rise in Manitoba

Cheryl Holmes, CTV Winnipeg Published Friday, May 15, 2015 4:05PM CST It’s tick season in Manitoba and while many residents have likely heard the warnings before, this year is not a year to take those warnings lightly. The number of Manitoban’s contracting Lyme disease is on the rise and the province aims to raise awareness to make sure you protect Continues →

Battle with Lyme disease changes life for Winnipeg girl

CBC News Posted: May 14, 2015 4:41 PM CT Brooke LePage used to be a competitive swimmer in Winnipeg, but after contracting Lyme disease last year, the 12-year-old girl can barely muster the energy to get out of bed. “I’m feeling extremely tired and I usually stay in bed all day,” said LePage. “I’ll only get up to go to Continues →

Global News: Manitoba warns of Lyme risk

May 14th, 2015 WINNIPEG – Winnipeg City Hall will be lit in green Thursday to help raise awareness of Lyme disease among Manitobans. The symbolic gesture will come in the middle of Lyme Disease Awareness Month and a day after Manitoba Health issued a news release urging people in the province to protect themselves from ticks, the small, blood-sucking insects Continues →

Global TV: Tick threat in Winnipeg on the rise

By Lauren McNabb Senior Reporter/Anchor  Global News – May 1st, 2015 WINNIPEG – At this time of year they could be as small as a poppy seed, but no matter the size, a black-legged tick can carry a potentially nasty bite. May is Lyme Disease awareness month and it is one of several tick-borne diseases doctors say an increasing number of Manitobans are Continues →

Winnipegger warns of Lyme disease

BY DOUG LUNNEY, WINNIPEG SUN FIRST POSTED: MONDAY, APRIL 06, 2015 02:57 PM CDT | UPDATED: MONDAY, APRIL 06, 2015 03:12 PM CDT Jan Cmela can relate to Avril Lavigne’s health issues and she’s hoping the Canadian pop singer’s voice will raise awareness in the battle against Lyme disease. Lavigne revealed in a recent People Magazine interview she thought she Continues →