bears

In one region, a bear walked through an open door at three houses in one day during last year’s heat wave. (Photo: BC Conservation Officer Service/twitter).

Keep doors shut to avoid a bear home invasion during hot weather: Conservation Officers

Parts of the province to heat up to the mid-to-high 20s and exceed 30 C this weekend

 

The B.C. Conservation Officer Service has received several reports of bears breaking into cars in recent days. (Photo courtesy of B.C. Conservation Officer Service)

Spike in bears breaking into cars to grab food spark warning from B.C. conservation officers

The Conservation Officer Service is urging people to avoid leaving attractants in their cars

 

RDKB General Manager of the environment, Janine Dougall, explains to Rossland council the pros and cons of each of the critter and bear resistant bins for the Green Bin Curbside Collection program. Photo: Jim Bailey

RDKB brings green bin question to bear at Rossland council

Rossland council hears presentation from Regional District environment manager, Janine Dougall

 

RDKB General Manager of the environment, Janine Dougall, explains to Rossland Council the pros and cons of each of the critter and bear resistant bins for the Green Bin Curbside Collection program. Photo: Jim Bailey

RDKB brings green bin question to bear at Rossland council

Rossland council hears presentation from Regional District environment manager, Janine Dougall

RDKB General Manager of the environment, Janine Dougall, explains to Rossland Council the pros and cons of each of the critter and bear resistant bins for the Green Bin Curbside Collection program. Photo: Jim Bailey
A mother bear and cubs walking on a trail. (WildSafeBC/file photo)

‘Bear jams’ becoming increasingly common and more than some B.C. travellers can bear

TranBC shares strategies to avoid an unsafe ‘bear jam’ while travelling

A mother bear and cubs walking on a trail. (WildSafeBC/file photo)
A black bear, similar to the one pictured here, attacked a puppy in a rural trailer park in Salmon Arm on June 30. (Black Press file photo)

Salmon Arm man bit by bear while trying to save puppy in backyard

Conservation officers looking for bear, provide tips on avoiding bear encounters

A black bear, similar to the one pictured here, attacked a puppy in a rural trailer park in Salmon Arm on June 30. (Black Press file photo)
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Bear-proof garbage bins coming to Rossland Arena lot

Natural Control Alternatives teamed up with the City of Rossland to provide bear proof garbage bins

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A grizzly bear was seen eating garbage that was disposed in the wrong bin at Thorsen Creek Landfill (file photo)

Parks Canada steps up enforcement after three grizzly bear deaths in three weeks

Officials say snowpack keeping bears low araound Yoho and Jasper and they are hanging around roads

A grizzly bear was seen eating garbage that was disposed in the wrong bin at Thorsen Creek Landfill (file photo)
(photo provided by COS).

Bear killed after multiple attacks on walkers in Pemberton

The bear was involved in a similar attack Sunday (June 12) and multiple other incidents

(photo provided by COS).
Wayne McCrory in 2005 with his granddaughters on a grizzly viewing trail developed by the Valhalla Wilderness Society in the Selkirk Mountains. Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay conservationist wins Land Champion Award

Biologist Wayne McCrory has been recognized by the Real Estate Foundation of B.C.

Wayne McCrory in 2005 with his granddaughters on a grizzly viewing trail developed by the Valhalla Wilderness Society in the Selkirk Mountains. Photo: Submitted
Help the Rossland community become Bear Smart by filling out a survey. (Jim Bailey photo)

Rosslanders asked to support Bear Smart program

Rossland residents asked to fill out a human-bear interaction survey to help become bear smart

Help the Rossland community become Bear Smart by filling out a survey. (Jim Bailey photo)
The City of Trail reminds all residents to store their garbage in a secure location until their scheduled collection day. Photo: Submitted

Last bear-proof garbage bin in Trail has been removed

The Glenmerry bin will be permanently removed on Monday, June 13.

The City of Trail reminds all residents to store their garbage in a secure location until their scheduled collection day. Photo: Submitted
WildsafeBC is reminding residents to keep garbage secure as bears make their way down into the river valleys. Photo: Jitze Couperus

The bears are back in town – and so is WildSafeBC

Selkirk College graduate Jade Gustafson is taking charge of the WildsafeBC program in Trail-Rossland

WildsafeBC is reminding residents to keep garbage secure as bears make their way down into the river valleys. Photo: Jitze Couperus
Tristan Clausen, a music teacher at St. John’s Academy in Shawnigan Lake, scared a bear away from school grounds by loudly playing his trombone. (Submitted photo)

Trombone sends bear packing at St. John’s Academy on Vancouver Island

Music teacher grabbed biggest instrument he had

Tristan Clausen, a music teacher at St. John’s Academy in Shawnigan Lake, scared a bear away from school grounds by loudly playing his trombone. (Submitted photo)
Free workshop will focus on electric fencing, solutions to protect crops and animals. Photo: Submitted

Electric fencing workshop coming to Nakusp

Those interested in attending can email newdenver@wildsafebc.com for registration and details.

Free workshop will focus on electric fencing, solutions to protect crops and animals. Photo: Submitted
Bear viewing guide and expert Ellie Lamb is concerned B.C. conservation officers are euthanizing too many bears, but the conservation service says it’s always a last resort. (Submitted: Tracy Duncan)

BC Conservation needs oversight on bear euthanizations, expert argues

More than 600 bears killed in B.C. in 2021

Bear viewing guide and expert Ellie Lamb is concerned B.C. conservation officers are euthanizing too many bears, but the conservation service says it’s always a last resort. (Submitted: Tracy Duncan)
The interior of Ucluelet resident Katharine Fleming’s van was demolished on Friday morning when a bear became trapped inside and desperately tried to break its way out. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Bear destroys Vancouver Island van after getting trapped inside

RCMP officer frees black bear, but not before it obliterates the vehicle’s interior

The interior of Ucluelet resident Katharine Fleming’s van was demolished on Friday morning when a bear became trapped inside and desperately tried to break its way out. (Andrew Bailey photo)
A family of five bears was recently spotted in Abbotsford.

VIDEO: Momma bear and cubs caught rummaging for food in B.C. driveway

Mother bear, four cubs spotted on security camera in Eagle Mountain area of Abbotsford

A family of five bears was recently spotted in Abbotsford.
A very large black bear broke into a West Trail house in the early hours of May 8. By the time the bruin retreated, five windows were shattered. Conservation was called. Photo: Submitted

Bears are back: Bruin smashes 5 windows breaking into Trail home

Hungry bear has Trail police are warning locals to stay vigilant with bear smart practices

A very large black bear broke into a West Trail house in the early hours of May 8. By the time the bruin retreated, five windows were shattered. Conservation was called. Photo: Submitted
Black Bear Reports in B.C. this year. All reports are made through the Wildlife Alert Reporting Program. (WildSafeBC)

Record-setting number of black bear sightings across B.C. in 2021

WildSafeBC reports nearly 20,000 reported sightings from January to November this year

Black Bear Reports in B.C. this year. All reports are made through the Wildlife Alert Reporting Program. (WildSafeBC)