bears

A black bear. (CP Photo)

Community watch thwarts lip-licking bear’s attempt to see if B.C. RV is ‘just right’

Bruin ransacked home, later captured and removed by conservation officers

 

Melanie Porter says this bear licked her hand before retreating to the bushes. (Submitted Photo)

B.C. woman gets spooked, licked by bear in her backyard

Melanie Porter said a bear licked her hand while she was looking for her phone

 

(Twitter/BC Conservation Officer Service)

Conservation officer kills black bear previously shot with rifle in Kootenay town

Officers are searching for whoever shot a mother bear within district limits

 

Bears are still active in West Kelowna. (Black Press Media file)

Food-conditioned bears still active in West Kelowna neighbourhoods: WildsafeBC

Bears typically start to slow down and move back to natural areas during this time

Bears are still active in West Kelowna. (Black Press Media file)
A black bear mother and cub fish for salmon in a creek near Ucluelet. (Westerly file photo)

Warning issued after bear knocks over B.C. angler

Man was fishing in the Tofino area and was not injured

A black bear mother and cub fish for salmon in a creek near Ucluelet. (Westerly file photo)
Celine Rytz made an ink print of the cub’s paw. (Contributed-Celine Rytz)

Bear cub dies after being hit by car in Revelstoke

A woman walking found the bear dying but help was too late

Celine Rytz made an ink print of the cub’s paw. (Contributed-Celine Rytz)
Bears can come onto people’s yards and their patios for pumpkin and candies, like this bear in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, who just went for the pumpkin. (Christy Mabe/Special to The News)

Keep your tricks, treats and bears separate, WildSafe BC says

Shares tips and suggestions to avoid human-bear conflict through Halloween

Bears can come onto people’s yards and their patios for pumpkin and candies, like this bear in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, who just went for the pumpkin. (Christy Mabe/Special to The News)
In September 2021, 142 black bears were destroyed by the B.C. Conservation Officer Service due to human conflict. (Black Press file photo)

Ex-conservation officer says ‘armed police’ don’t belong in B.C.’s wildlife response

142 black bears were destroyed by the B.C. Conservation Officer Service in September

In September 2021, 142 black bears were destroyed by the B.C. Conservation Officer Service due to human conflict. (Black Press file photo)
A black bear next to a trash bin. (Mark Levisay)

Increase in bear activity calls for Central Okanagan residents to reduce attractants

The hot and fire-ridden summer has driven an increase in bear sightings throughout Okanagan Neighbourhoods

A black bear next to a trash bin. (Mark Levisay)
A bear and cubs got into some garbage in Oyama, near the Okanagan Rail Trail Sept. 1. (Bryn White photo)

Lake Country petitions to be bear smart

‘Our community is facing considerable safety issues at our local school bus stops, roads and streets, and our backyards’

A bear and cubs got into some garbage in Oyama, near the Okanagan Rail Trail Sept. 1. (Bryn White photo)
(Regional District of Central Okanagan/Contributed)

Watch out for bears in parks: Regional District of Central Okanagan

With the fall season comes ripening fruit, which can attract bears to parks

(Regional District of Central Okanagan/Contributed)
Bear activity is picking up in West Kelowna. (Black Press Media file)

‘Exceptionally high level of bear activity’ in West Kelowna: WildSafeBC

Highest concern in Glenrosa, Westbank, Smith Creek, Shannon Lake and Rose Valley

Bear activity is picking up in West Kelowna. (Black Press Media file)
This juvenile bear was killed by Conservation officers after being sighted numerous times in downtown Penticton. (Facebook)

Juvenile bear put down after hanging around downtown Penticton

Conservation office says the bear posed a safety risk being in busy traffic areas

This juvenile bear was killed by Conservation officers after being sighted numerous times in downtown Penticton. (Facebook)
A bear went for a dip in a Westshore Estates pool while the occupants were evacuated Aug. 31. (Joshua Tanzola photo)

Fire-evacuated Westside resident catches bear swimming in pool

Drought and fires are drawing more bears into residential areas, including Kalamalka Lake Park

A bear went for a dip in a Westshore Estates pool while the occupants were evacuated Aug. 31. (Joshua Tanzola photo)
Smells of garbage, fruit and compost can serve to attract bears to populated areas. (Black Press file photo)

Efforts urged to keep bears from populated areas in Okanagan and Similkameen

Garbage, fruit and compost smells attract bears

Smells of garbage, fruit and compost can serve to attract bears to populated areas. (Black Press file photo)
A polar bear stands on the ice in the Franklin Strait in the Canadian Arctic Archipelag on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Three people are in hospital after a polar bear attack in Sanirajak, in Nunavut’s Baffin region. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-David Goldman

Three people in hospital after polar bear attack near Nunavut community

Attack occurred outside Sanirajak, a community of abut 850 people

A polar bear stands on the ice in the Franklin Strait in the Canadian Arctic Archipelag on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Three people are in hospital after a polar bear attack in Sanirajak, in Nunavut’s Baffin region. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-David Goldman
A black bear is seen near Lake Louise, Alberta. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
A black bear is seen near Lake Louise, Alberta. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
A black bear is seen near Lake Louise, Alberta, June, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Tree planter dies after bear attack in northern Alberta

Fish and wildlife officers working to identify bear responsible following incident near Swan Hills

A black bear is seen near Lake Louise, Alberta, June, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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

Bears play in a tub. (BC Wildlife Park)
A bear snacks on garbage in Lake Country Sunday, July 18, prompting reminders to keep your garbage locked up so fed bears don't become dead bears. (Bob Vinek photo)

Bear snacks on garbage in Okanagan

Residents reminded that leaving garbage out can lead to a $230 fine

A bear snacks on garbage in Lake Country Sunday, July 18, prompting reminders to keep your garbage locked up so fed bears don't become dead bears. (Bob Vinek photo)