bears

Brad Bednarz holds an injured calf he and his dad Wyatt rescued from a bear attack north of Williams Lake. (Gail Bednarz photo)

Williams Lake father, son rescue calf from bear attack by throwing rocks, tools

Wyatt Bednarz said at first they thought it was a bear and cub, until they got closer

Brad Bednarz holds an injured calf he and his dad Wyatt rescued from a bear attack north of Williams Lake. (Gail Bednarz photo)
This bear cub was spotted on Keloka Way in West Kelowna on May 29. Image: Facebook.

Mother bear and two cubs spotted in West Kelowna

Residents of Shannon Lake are urged to be on the look out for three bears in the area

This bear cub was spotted on Keloka Way in West Kelowna on May 29. Image: Facebook.
The cream-coloured bear can be seen running off into the forest in the left portion of the photo. (Alexandra Buhr photo)

Spirit bear possibly spotted in West Kootenay

A local resident spotted the white-coloured bear while on an evening trail run near Castlegar on May 27

The cream-coloured bear can be seen running off into the forest in the left portion of the photo. (Alexandra Buhr photo)
Public asked to leave Okanagan bear and cubs alone

Public asked to leave Okanagan bear and cubs alone

Sow and babes spent the day up a tree Saturday in a busy area

Public asked to leave Okanagan bear and cubs alone
Karen Paul photo

‘Problem is people, bears are predictable,’ says Okanagan Conservation

Officers begging public to keep garbage inside and keep bears alive

Karen Paul photo
Some Blind Bay residents found a black bear closely inspecting the tonneau cover on their pickup truck on May 22. (Photo Contributed)

Update: Live trap placed for bear that damaged truck in Blind Bay

Black bear was seen standing on the tonneau cover of the truck in Blind Bay resident’s driveway

Some Blind Bay residents found a black bear closely inspecting the tonneau cover on their pickup truck on May 22. (Photo Contributed)
Orphaned cub Casey rejoined siblings Dylan and Sumac in the care of the Northern Lights Wildlife Society following his recent rescue in the Shuswap. (Contributed)

Rescued Shuswap bear cub named after Snowbirds Capt. Jenn Casey

Neighbours assist in capture of Tappen Triplets now in care of Northern Lights Wildlife Society

Orphaned cub Casey rejoined siblings Dylan and Sumac in the care of the Northern Lights Wildlife Society following his recent rescue in the Shuswap. (Contributed)
A car was trashed by a black bear in West Trail on Monday. (Trail RCMP photo)

VIDEO: Police give B.C. bear bandit the boot

The RCMP report that garbage was locked in the trunk of the car

A car was trashed by a black bear in West Trail on Monday. (Trail RCMP photo)
A bear and five cubs have been reported in the Upper Evergreen Dr. of the Wiltse area of Penticton. (WildsafeBC RDOS - Facebook)

Bear sow and five cubs reported in Penticton

“Lets all keep her and her family wild and the community safe,” said WildsafeBC on Facebook

A bear and five cubs have been reported in the Upper Evergreen Dr. of the Wiltse area of Penticton. (WildsafeBC RDOS - Facebook)
A brown bear prowls Desert Cove in search of food on Tuesday, May 12. (Betty Hunter photo)

Bird feeders attracting bears in Okanagan

Conservation Officer asks residents to remove bird seed and secure garbage

A brown bear prowls Desert Cove in search of food on Tuesday, May 12. (Betty Hunter photo)
The Conservation Officer Service is urging people not to set out their garbage before collection day. Recently, eight violation tickets were issued in the Deer Ridge area of Summerland. (File photo)                                (Contributed)

Tickets issued for garbage violations in Summerland

Conservation officers concerned about behaviour attracting bears to residential areas

The Conservation Officer Service is urging people not to set out their garbage before collection day. Recently, eight violation tickets were issued in the Deer Ridge area of Summerland. (File photo)                                (Contributed)
Bears spotted near Enderby

Bears spotted near Enderby

Three bears spotted by North Okanagan

Bears spotted near Enderby
This black bear visited the same area of Saanich a few years ago. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

Black bear and cubs spotted in Salmon Arm park

The city is warning residents about the bears in the well-used trail system.

This black bear visited the same area of Saanich a few years ago. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)
Bear shot, later burned in Shuswap gravel pit, sparking B.C. Conservation officers probe

Bear shot, later burned in Shuswap gravel pit, sparking B.C. Conservation officers probe

A black bear killed and dumped in a Tappen gravel pit in mid-April, says BC COS.

Bear shot, later burned in Shuswap gravel pit, sparking B.C. Conservation officers probe
Mali the grizzly bear was relocated to a remote mainland habitat days before it was shot dead. (Facebook/Grizzly Bear Foundation)

Grizzly bear relocated from small island off B.C. coast shot dead in self-defence

Mali, the bear rescued in historic joint efforts, was shot dead in an act of self-defence

Mali the grizzly bear was relocated to a remote mainland habitat days before it was shot dead. (Facebook/Grizzly Bear Foundation)
Grinder and Coola, two bears rescued from northern B.C. in 2001, awoke from their 19th hibernation at Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. (Grouse Mountain photo)

Rise and shine: Grizzly bear pals emerge from 19th hibernation at Grouse Mountain

Grinder and Coola usually awake to a crowd, but the ongoing pandemic forced a more serene welcoming

Grinder and Coola, two bears rescued from northern B.C. in 2001, awoke from their 19th hibernation at Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. (Grouse Mountain photo)
Impacted garbage, recycling service in B.C. prompts call for vigilance at start of bear season
Impacted garbage, recycling service in B.C. prompts call for vigilance at start of bear season
A bear was spotted March 10, 2020 in Revelstoke. (Revelstoke Bear Aware)

Bear roaming in Southside Revelstoke

Revelstoke Bear Aware says to pass on the message

A bear was spotted March 10, 2020 in Revelstoke. (Revelstoke Bear Aware)
A bear was spotted March 10, 2020 in Revelstoke. (Revelstoke Bear Aware)

Revelstoke residents reminded to lock up garbage as first bear of 2020 spotted

Revelstoke Bear Aware put out the warning March 10 on social media

A bear was spotted March 10, 2020 in Revelstoke. (Revelstoke Bear Aware)
Revelstoke Bear Aware wants to keep bears wild and keep the public safe. The next step is a bear proof garbage system. (Photo by Bear Aware)

Revelstoke Bear Aware wants a bear friendly garbage program

Garbage is the number one bear attractant in Revelstoke

Revelstoke Bear Aware wants to keep bears wild and keep the public safe. The next step is a bear proof garbage system. (Photo by Bear Aware)