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ID available locally Residents without a driver’s licence in eastern Ontario can now get a govern- ment-issued photo ID locally. The Ontario Photo Card is now avail- able at ServiceOntario centres at 113 Second Street East, Cornwall; 8-5th Street West, Morrisburg; 12028 Dawley Drive, Winchester; 651 Main Street, Casselman; 2699 Laurier Street, Rockland. It will be offered at all Cornwall-area ServiceOntario centres by December 2012, according to the Ontario Ministry of Government Services. The card costs $35 and is valid for five years. ReadE for summer The ReadE for Summer educational camp, offered by the Upper Canada District School Board, in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Corn- wall/SDG, and the Upper Canada Leger Centre for Education and Training, has many area children creating, travelling, reading, playing, and having fun while learning this summer. This program offers children going into grades 2 to 6 a free, two-week summer camp that was designed to focus on im- proving retention and building literacy and math skills. Area schools involved in the program include Chesterville Public School, Gladstone Public School, Morris- burg Public School, Viscount Alexander Public School, and General Vanier Inter- mediate School. . Obstructing police A 21-year-old Cornwall woman faces four charges after a collision on McCon- nell Avenue last Saturday. Cornwall police say an intoxicated woman was driving at a high rate of speed around 9:15 p.m. last Saturday when she was involved in a collision and then resisted police. Kayla Boyd is charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle, driving while over the le- gal blood-alcohol limit, dangerous driv- ing and obstructing police. She was released to appear in court Tuesday. Eye on distracted drivers The Cornwall Community Police Service wants you to call them if you see a distract- ed driver – just not while you are driving. Police are looking for drivers using handheld cell phones to talk, text, type, dial, or email or using any other type of handheld entertainment device. They have set up a special hotline at 613-932- 2110 ext. 2706 to call to report a distract- ed driver in the city. Callers are asked to provide a license plate number, date and time.

Photos Greg Kielec

Local residents thronged to the annual Williamstown Fair this weekend. Pictured, from left, is Ca- nadian ultra-distance runner Ray Zahab, with an inspirational speech after the Great Raisin River Foot Race; Carlyle Miller with his gelding Diamond warming up for the western show; and midway enthusiasts enjoy the ferris wheel Sunday afternoon.


EOHU warns about Lyme-disease threat GREG KIELEC

posed to Lyme disease, especially if they spend time in wooded areas, tall shrubs or tall grass that may be tick-infested. Here are some things you can do to pro- tect yourself from ticks: „ Apply insect repellent containing DEET to clothing and on all exposed skin „ Wear long sleeves, long pants, socks and closed footwear while avoiding sandals

An increase along the St. Lawrence River area of the type of ticks that carry Lyme disease has the Eastern Ontario Health Unit warning local residents to take pre- cautions.

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“Eastern Ontario is seeing an increase in numbers and range of blacklegged ticks that carry Lyme disease, especially along the St. Lawrence River area,” said Linda Cléroux of the health unit. “Fortunately, simple precau- tions can help protect against tick bites, and lower your risk of becoming infected with Lyme disease,” said Cléroux, who is manager of the Cornwall-based health unit’s vector-borne illness program. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by the bite of infected blacklegged ticks, also

or open shoes. Light-coloured clothing is best because it makes ticks easier to see and remove before they can at- tach to feed. „ Tuck your shirt into your pants, and tuck your pants into your socks. „ Examine your body for ticks after being in an area where there’s tall grass or shrubs, or where ticks are known to live. Showering af- ter can also help remove ticks that have not yet attached. „ Remove any attached ticks with tweezers. If pos-

“Eastern On- tario is seeing an increase in num- bers and range of blacklegged ticks that carry Lyme disease, especially along the St. Lawrence River area.”

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called deer ticks. It can cause a rash that looks like a red bull’s eye, as well as flu-like symptoms. Left untreated, Lyme disease can affect the heart, nervous system or joints, but if caught early it can generally be treated successfully. Outdoor enthusiasts and those who work outdoors are at higher risk of being ex-

sible, take the tick to the EOHU, where it will be sent away for species identification and, if necessary, tested for Lyme disease. „ Consult your vet about how you can protect your pet from ticks. „ Contact your healthcare provider if you develop symptoms of Lyme disease, es- pecially a bull’s eye rash.

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