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Randy Sykes message to Lyme Patients asking patients to put aside their personal differences and act together for positive change. Mr. Sykes was a DOT working in Connecticut before being stricken down with Lyme.

He isn’t lazy, rides Harleys and is not someone to bellyache.

More information:
http://starkravingviking.blogspot.com…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tO-TVfeSTU&feature=related

 March 2010

Critics and Lyme disease sufferers say their illness isn’t taken seriously enough and the ‘ignorance’ and ‘arrogance’ of Canadian health agencies has driven them to desperation.

http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/WFive/20091113/w5_lyme_091114/

Deer ticks may be spreading to a larger area of Bedford, N.S., than was previously thought, says MLA Kelly Regan.

The tick carries a parasite that can cause Lyme disease, a condition that has affected several residents who live near Admiral’s Cove Park.

Last week, a case of a deer tick, also known as a blacklegged tick, with Lyme disease was confirmed several kilometres away on Doyle Street and Regan is warning residents to take precautions.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia/story/2010/08/17/ns-tick-problem-spreads.html#ixzz0wvU8VBjc

image from halifax.ca

Halifax.ca’s Invasive Species warnings:
The black legged tick has been positively identified in Admiral’s Cove Park in Bedford.

read more: http://www.halifax.ca/environment/InvasiveSpecies.html

bsichel of Media Corp wrote:
Nova Scotia has seen 48 cases of Lyme disease since its first reporting in 2002, according to the Department of Health Promotion and Protection. This month’s cases in Bedford prompted a controversial plan by city council to use a powerful pesticide in the park – a plan quickly nixed by the provincial NDP government as it came to light that the pesticide is not approved for use in Canada. Bedford councillor Tim Outhit and the Chronicle-Herald’s editorial team have both condemned the province’s decision.

Read More: http://halifax.mediacoop.ca/story/ticks-move-weather/3736