If you live anywhere in Canada these days, there’s little doubt you’ve been exposed to a barrage of media reports about how the ticks that carry Lyme disease are spreading northward through our country with breathtaking speed. And, like so many shifts we’re seeing in nature, climate change is getting the lion’s share of the blame.

“I started collecting ticks in Manitoba in 2012, and there were places I would go regularly looking for ticks that didn’t have any blacklegged ticks. Six years later, you find them

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