Get ready for summer with this free Educators’ Resource
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Get ready for summer with this free Educators’ Resource

Get ready for summer camps & outdoor adventure with the CanLyme Educators’ Resource! Whether you are new to outdoor education or a seasoned wilderness guide, this teaching resource provides information through engaging learning experiences. Spring is a great time to start planning for outdoor adventure programs and summer camps. CanLyme developed an Educators’ Resource that…

Explore the Geneticks interactive tick testing map
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Explore the Geneticks interactive tick testing map

Learn more about where ticks are in Canada by exploring this interactive tick testing & statistics map. Geneticks created the map from ticks sent in for testing from across the country. Find out what kind of ticks have been found and what pathogens they are carrying.  When possible, you should submit a removed tick for…

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Global News: “How to prevent run-ins with ticks” with CanLyme president Janet Sperling

It can be easy to let your guard down in the wilderness as the summer wraps up, but tick season stretches well into the fall! For how to prevent issues with ticks and what you should be looking for, Janet Sperling from the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation joins Candace Daniel. Watch Here

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Global News: ‘How to prevent run-ins with ticks’ with CanLyme president Janet Sperling

It can be easy to let your guard down in the wilderness as the summer wraps up, but tick season stretches well into the fall! For how to prevent issues with ticks and what you should be looking for, Janet Sperling from the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation joins Candace Daniel. Watch here

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Tick season is upon us

Insects are emerging as the weather warms up and tick season has arrived March 25th, 2022 Now that warmer weather has arrived in the Central Okanagan, check yourself, your children and your pets if you’re out for a walk, bike or hike. Tick season is here, and although Lyme disease is rare in this part…

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New hope? A selective antibiotic for Lyme disease

October 2021 Summary Lyme disease is on the rise. Caused by a spirochete Borreliella burgdorferi, it affects an estimated 500,000 people in the United States alone. The antibiotics currently used to treat Lyme disease are broad spectrum, damage the microbiome, and select for resistance in non-target bacteria. We therefore sought to identify a compound acting selectively…

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CanLyme supports user-friendly access to tick data in Canada

Victoria BC – With the arrival of spring and warmer weather the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation (CanLyme) is hoping you will give some consideration to the spread of Lyme disease and the ticks that carry it. May is Lyme disease awareness month and there is a new Lyme disease podcast and Canadian tick mapping project….

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People working in our forests are at risk for tick borne disease – Sarah and Tim Tchida talk tick safety in treeplanting

February 2, 2021 What can employers do to protect staff who work in the outdoors? In today’s podcast, Sarah explores some answers to that question with Tim Tchida, Owner and CEO of Summit Reforestation in Smithers BC. When Tim first heard about Lyme disease, he never imagined getting the disease himself. Tim recalls first learning…