bears

A black bear lumbers along the banks of the Sooke River. A wildlife advocate says that weather impacts bears’ behaviour because it affects their food source. (Contributed - Gary Schroyen)

Bears need personal space as they prepare for winter, says B.C. wildlife advocate

Spring and summer weather affecting black bear hibernation schedule

 

A grizzly bear and cubs. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

U.S. resumes study of restoring grizzlies to Washington state national park

Bears have been endangered ever since hunters killed off too many of them

 

Jill Hayward photo

Bears that attacked two women in Squamish won’t be captured

Injuries minor, conservation officers say incident appears to have defensive in nature

 

Amateur Sooke photographer Kerrie Deines Reay has been capturing photos and videos of black bears hunting salmon. (Courtesy of Kerrie Deines Reay)

VIDEO: Vancouver Island photographer captures bears hunting spawning salmon

Kerrie Deines Reay says sharing the videos allows others to see who don’t have nature nearby

Amateur Sooke photographer Kerrie Deines Reay has been capturing photos and videos of black bears hunting salmon. (Courtesy of Kerrie Deines Reay)
Abbotsford resident Cam Massey was checking his overnight video surveillance footage on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 26 when he came across a clip of a bear making off with a pumpkin in the townhouse complex where he lives. (Screenshot from video)

VIDEO: Camera captures pumpkin-stealing bear in Abbotsford

Thief rolls its find through townhouse complex and then abandons it

Abbotsford resident Cam Massey was checking his overnight video surveillance footage on the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 26 when he came across a clip of a bear making off with a pumpkin in the townhouse complex where he lives. (Screenshot from video)
File photo of a bear that wound up in a backyard of a Courtenay home.

Comox Valley man has bare encounter with bear

Bear attractants include garbage, ripened fruit, barbecues and bird feeders

File photo of a bear that wound up in a backyard of a Courtenay home.
Brad Dusseault snapped this shot of a black bear feasting inside an unsecured garbage bin outside a local restaurant in Tofino. The bear was shot and killed on Oct. 1. (Brad Dusseault photo)

Bear shot in Tofino after becoming addicted to local restaurant waste

WildSafeBC urges residents and businesses in Tofino and Ucluelet to responsibly secure attractants

Brad Dusseault snapped this shot of a black bear feasting inside an unsecured garbage bin outside a local restaurant in Tofino. The bear was shot and killed on Oct. 1. (Brad Dusseault photo)
Black bears walk across the road near Lake Louise, Alberta, in June, 2020. An expert in bear behaviour says an attack on a family in northeastern B.C. that left two women with critical injuries appears to have been a rare example of a predacious attack by a black bear. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Bear expert says B.C. attack likely a rare case of a bear treating humans as food

Attack on family that sent three people to hospital appears to be a ‘predaceous’ incident

Black bears walk across the road near Lake Louise, Alberta, in June, 2020. An expert in bear behaviour says an attack on a family in northeastern B.C. that left two women with critical injuries appears to have been a rare example of a predacious attack by a black bear. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
FILE - Two women were critically injured in a black bear attack near Dawson Creek on Oct. 3, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

UPDATE: 1 injured, 2 in critical condition following bear attack in northeastern B.C.

Victims were hiking at Bear Mountain near Dawson Creek Oct. 3

FILE - Two women were critically injured in a black bear attack near Dawson Creek on Oct. 3, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)
Lakeview Park beach and campground have been closed because bears have been attracted to the area. (Gazette file)

Bear concerns close Lake Cowichan campground, beach

Council closes Lakeview Park area due to safety concerns

Lakeview Park beach and campground have been closed because bears have been attracted to the area. (Gazette file)
Michael Bond’s famous blue-coated bear adjusts to life with the Brown family and winds up on a series of misadventures in process in Paddington 2. What is Paddington Bear’s favourite food? (StudioCanal photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about bears?

In the fall, hungry bears are preparing for hibernation and may be seen in orchards and urban areas

Michael Bond’s famous blue-coated bear adjusts to life with the Brown family and winds up on a series of misadventures in process in Paddington 2. What is Paddington Bear’s favourite food? (StudioCanal photo)
(Ivan Hardwick photo)

UBC Okanagan researcher urging fur trap changes as grizzlies keep losing toes

Four out of 57 collared bears were missing toes

(Ivan Hardwick photo)
This black bear was caught on video playing with the water feature in South Okanagan West Kootenay MP Richard Cannings’ backyard on Sunday. (Twitter)

VIDEO: Black bear plays in B.C. MP’s bird bath

Richard Cannings shared a video of the bear playing with a water fountain

This black bear was caught on video playing with the water feature in South Okanagan West Kootenay MP Richard Cannings’ backyard on Sunday. (Twitter)
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

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).
The Village of Cumberland has worked to reduce bear interactions when it comes to garbage. Record file photo

Fruit still an issue for attracting bears in Cumberland

Village has made progress with controlling attractants from garbage, says CO

The Village of Cumberland has worked to reduce bear interactions when it comes to garbage. Record file photo
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

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)
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)
Bears under the care of the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre. (Michael Briones photo)
Bears under the care of the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre. (Michael Briones photo)
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)
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