Tag Archives: Alberta

Dog owners issued warning as deer ticks move into Calgary backyards

July 16th, 2018 Deer ticks no longer respect city limits. That was the word Monday from Dr. Wendy McLelland, a Calgary veterinarian, who delivered the advice that no matter how much of a city dweller you and your pet are, this may be the summer to engage in a pre-emptive strike against Lyme disease. Read full article

Lyme disease patient living in her car after being discharged from Banff hospital

July 6th, 2016, Colette Derworiz, Calgary Herald CANMORE — A Canmore woman with Lyme disease has been sleeping in her car since being discharged from a Banff hospital due to what she believes is a political response to the illness. Sarah Hutchison, 46, said front-line staff at Banff Mineral Springs Hospital treated her well, but believes she’s been mistreated by the health-care system while facing Continues →


June 30th, 2015 My family’s fight against Lyme disease is relatively new, but we learned quickly of the controversy surrounding Lyme Disease. Three months ago, my wife (Theresa) was bit by a tick in our backyard in Calgary, Alberta (Canada). At the time, we didn’t realize what we were dealing with. After a rapid decline in health, my wife was Continues →

Watch out in the woods: Tick season peaks in Alberta

LETHBRIDGE – Ticks are little bugs that can cause big problems. The small spider-like animals bite people and pets to fasten themselves onto skin and feed on blood. Alberta Health says that while most don’t cause serious problems,… Watch TV segment

Alberta, Canada : Rowe [MLA] wants provincewide strategy to fight Lyme disease

[CanLyme note:  It says in the article that 70-80% of people who contract Lyme disease will develop a rash.  That is untrue. Current research indicates that only a small subset of the Lyme bacteria Borrelia will cause a rash of any kind.] January 27th, 2015, by Doug Collie Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills Conservative MLA Bruce Rowe says now that he’s sitting on the Continues →

Taylor George went 13 years before being diagnosed with Lyme

By April Hudson, Spruce Grove Examiner/Stony Plain Reporter Friday, September 5, 2014 2:31:03 MDT PM Fibromyalgia. Chronic fatigue. Osteoporosis. Myo facial pain syndrome. Those are just a few of the diagnoses Taylor George has been handed over the past 13 years by doctors who don’t know what’s wrong with her. She lost some of her sight, hearing and ability to walk. Continues →

Lyme disease in Alberta

Original Air Date: Friday, July 11, 2014 We’re hearing the story of one Alberta woman’s life-changing battle against Lyme disease before speaking with Alberta’s top doctor on the controversy around the disease and if enough is being done to treat those suffering. Is Lyme in Alberta? And how will a new federal framework change the way it’s treated? Lisa Robertson and her Continues →

Cases of poorly understood Lyme disease continue to grow in Alberta

  BY DAVE DORMER ,CALGARY SUN August 16, 2014 While it has yet to establish a real foothold in Alberta, the prevalence of Lyme disease is increasing, meaning it will likely one day be here to stay, says the province’s medical officer of health. Caused by a bacteria known as Borrelia burgdorferi, Lyme disease is transmitted to people — and pets Continues →