How to protect yourself from ticks this summer – CTV Vancouver

VANCOUVER — With COVID-19 limiting travel, many B.C. residents are looking to enjoy local parks, hiking trails and campsites closer to home.

But even though medical experts say the likelihood of coronavirus transmission is reduced outside, there are other risks nature enthusiasts should be aware of during the spring and summer, like ticks. 

Dr. Steve Schofield, one of Canada’s leading bug experts, shared some tips for how locals can protect themselves from ticks on CTV Morning Live Thursday. 

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Local Parks Canada sites reopen as some COVID-19 restrictions lifted –

Starting June 1, 2020, the Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site started offering limited visitor access and basic services.

Visitors are now able to access the following services and facilities:  

  • The recreational lock is operating, seven days per week, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • The public washroom is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Hiking on the Attikamek Trail
  • The day-use areas and green spaces on North and South St. Marys Islands
  • The east end parking lot

The east end parking lot is open, but as always, overnight parking and camping are strictly prohibited.

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