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Bears play in a tub. (BC Wildlife Park)

Tubthumping: Bears stay cool at BC Wildlife Park

Two grizzles play in a tub at the wildfire park in Kamloops

 

A bear showed up as a runner was gearing up for a job at Burnaby Lake Park. (kmwhitter/Twitter)

VIDEO: Bear interrupts man’s run in Metro Vancouver park

Bear has been spotted multiple times at Burnaby Lake Park

 

Rose Karges spotted this inquisitive bruin hanging out in a wild cherry tree in the outskirts of Warfield. She snapped the picture using a telephoto lens. Photo: Rose Karges

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A family of bears took a dip in Coquitlam, B.C., to cool off during a record-breaking heat wave this weekend. (Lyle Jeffrey/Twitter)

VIDEO: Mama bear and cubs escape the heat by taking a dip in a B.C. pool

Bears were trying to cool off during a record-breaking heat wave

A family of bears took a dip in Coquitlam, B.C., to cool off during a record-breaking heat wave this weekend. (Lyle Jeffrey/Twitter)
The B.C. Conservation Officer Service set up a live trap on Ben McGuffie’s property on Quadra Island. Photo courtesy Ben McGuffie

B.C. winery operator throws rock to protect his goats from menacing grizzly

The big bears are rare for Quadra Island, especially in the populated areas

The B.C. Conservation Officer Service set up a live trap on Ben McGuffie’s property on Quadra Island. Photo courtesy Ben McGuffie
A group of Coquitlam golfers was interrupted on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, by a black bear who bit a player's ball and tossed it back towards the group. (Screen grab/Mark Pettie)

VIDEO: ‘Seriously annoyed’ black bear tosses ball, interrupts B.C. golfers

‘If the bears are chasing golf balls at least they are not chasing golfers,’ says Sgt. Todd Hunter, a B.C. conservation officer

A group of Coquitlam golfers was interrupted on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, by a black bear who bit a player's ball and tossed it back towards the group. (Screen grab/Mark Pettie)
Black bear. (Black Press Media files)

Black bear killed after attacking man at work camp north of Prince George

Worker taken to hospital with serious injuries

Black bear. (Black Press Media files)
Sgt. Mike Wicentowich is urging locals to put food sources away in all Trail neighbourhoods. The detachment commander snapped these photos this past weekend and is asking Tadanac residents to make noises to scare this mother and cub off into the wild. “The conservation officer has been called and [the bears] may get put down due to human-animal conflict,” he advises. Photos: Mike Wicentowich

Spike in bear sightings prompts strong reminder to all households in Trail and Rossland

Cheyanna Shypitka is the new Rossland-Trail WildSafeBC coordinator

Sgt. Mike Wicentowich is urging locals to put food sources away in all Trail neighbourhoods. The detachment commander snapped these photos this past weekend and is asking Tadanac residents to make noises to scare this mother and cub off into the wild. “The conservation officer has been called and [the bears] may get put down due to human-animal conflict,” he advises. Photos: Mike Wicentowich
A black bear, dubbed Huckleberry by Deep Cove, B.C., residents died on July 31, 2020, after becoming conditioned to food and humans. (North Shore Black Bear Society photo)

Fewer dead bears, more fines: Advocates call for B.C. conservation officer reform

B.C. Bear Alliance wants to see body cameras on conservation officers after more than 600 black bears were killed this past year

A black bear, dubbed Huckleberry by Deep Cove, B.C., residents died on July 31, 2020, after becoming conditioned to food and humans. (North Shore Black Bear Society photo)
A black bear made a visit to downtown Vancouver Tuesday, May 4. The animal was spotted on train tracks in Gastown shortly after at 2:30 p.m. (Twitter/Craig Minielly)

VIDEO: Black bear spotted in downtown Vancouver released back into the wild

The young bear was reportedly tranquilized by conservation officers, transported and released back into the wild

A black bear made a visit to downtown Vancouver Tuesday, May 4. The animal was spotted on train tracks in Gastown shortly after at 2:30 p.m. (Twitter/Craig Minielly)
A black bear went ballistic when it found itself trapped inside a Rossland family’s vehicle. Photo: Ona Stanton

Black bear goes berserk in Rossland family vehicle

The door closed trapping the bear in the truck, what followed was mayhem

A black bear went ballistic when it found itself trapped inside a Rossland family’s vehicle. Photo: Ona Stanton
Photo: Mike Wicentowich

Barreling along in the Silver City

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Photo: Mike Wicentowich
In 2009, an accident involving a flare and bear banger pen similar to this one, killed an Alberta teen. Photo: Red Deer Advocate

Trail RCMP ask for tips to identify three men

The suspects were reported to be letting off bear bangers near a camp under the Old Trail Bridge

In 2009, an accident involving a flare and bear banger pen similar to this one, killed an Alberta teen. Photo: Red Deer Advocate
Emerging through a bed of snow Thursday, Grinder and Coola clawed their way out into the new season. (Grouse Mountain Resort)

VIDEO: Grouse grizzlies awake from months-long hibernation to signs of spring

Emerging through a tall bed of snow Thursday, Grinder and Coola clawed their way out into the new season

Emerging through a bed of snow Thursday, Grinder and Coola clawed their way out into the new season. (Grouse Mountain Resort)
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Bodacious B.C. bruin

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Alison Watson spotted this mama bear and her cub up an oak tree in Warfield last fall. Photo: Alison Watson

Secure your trash; Bears are awaking in Greater Trail and they’re hungry

Trash is the most reported attractant involved in human-bear conflicts

Alison Watson spotted this mama bear and her cub up an oak tree in Warfield last fall. Photo: Alison Watson
Conservation Service Officer Mark Walkosky is warning residents never to approach wildlife on their own. Anyone who thinks they’ve seen an animal in distress should immediately call the 24 hr RAPP line at 1-877-952-7277, he said. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Man who took wild bear cubs to a Grand Forks motel may face charges

‘They’ll never have the chance to be bears,’ said Conservation Officer Mark Walkoksy

Conservation Service Officer Mark Walkosky is warning residents never to approach wildlife on their own. Anyone who thinks they’ve seen an animal in distress should immediately call the 24 hr RAPP line at 1-877-952-7277, he said. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Black bear cubs Athena and Jordan look on from their enclosure at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Association in Errington, B.C., on July 8, 2015. Conservation Officer Bryce Casavant won the hearts of animal lovers when he opted not to shoot the baby bears in July after their mother was destroyed for repeatedly raiding homes near Port Hardy, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. conservation officer who refused to kill 2 bear cubs still fighting to return to work

‘This is way beyond two bear cubs at this time.’

Black bear cubs Athena and Jordan look on from their enclosure at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Association in Errington, B.C., on July 8, 2015. Conservation Officer Bryce Casavant won the hearts of animal lovers when he opted not to shoot the baby bears in July after their mother was destroyed for repeatedly raiding homes near Port Hardy, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Two giant grizzly bears engaged in a territorial fight. (Wayne Duke photo)

Trouble’s a bruin: B.C. photographer’s images of grappling grizzlies garner international acclaim

Amazing photos taken on trip to Tahumming River in Toba Inlet picked up by Daily Mail in Britain

Two giant grizzly bears engaged in a territorial fight. (Wayne Duke photo)
Trail bear-proof bins will remain out until Nov. 27. Photo: City of Trail

Trail’s bear-proof bins will remain out to month-end

Trail residents who can’t secure garbage, can access bear-proof bins in Glenmerry and the Gulch

Trail bear-proof bins will remain out until Nov. 27. Photo: City of Trail