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What Moms Say

Happy Mother’s Day to all the SAR moms out there! We asked our Saskatoon SAR members who are moms to share their thoughts on being a mom in SAR. “As a mom and a volunteer at SSAR, I encourage my children to give back to the community that provides so much support to us as individuals. Being part of the SSAR team is one way to do that.” — Dianne Allen “Being part of SSAR has been one of the best volunteer experiences. It is an organization that you can be proud to be a member of. As a mom and...

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Ticks 101

Written by Tracy VanBrabant Tick season is here! So here is Ticks 101. What Are Ticks? The best description that I’ve ever heard is that ticks are little walking bags of pathogens. A more scientific description is that they are a little 8 legged parasitic arachnids that feed off the blood of a host. Hosts include mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and search and rescue volunteers. Knowing that a tick is an arachnid, and not an insect is important. Regular insect repellents and insecticides don’t work on arachnids. Ticks often start to make their appearance in May. Last year it started in...