bears

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)
This yearling, now re-located up north, was spotted up a tree in Trail two weeks ago. This was one of many sightings called into BC Conservation the last week of January. (Submitted photo)

B.C. cub that woke early from hibernation taken to sanctuary

Yearling was taken to Northern Lights Wildlife Society in northern B.C.

This yearling, now re-located up north, was spotted up a tree in Trail two weeks ago. This was one of many sightings called into BC Conservation the last week of January. (Submitted photo)
Sgt. James Zucchelli of the B.C. Conservation Officer Service responded to a black bear sighting Friday in Oliver. (file photo)

Black bear sighted in South Okanagan

Young black bear sighted at Nk’Mip Canyon Desert Golf Course in Oliver.

Sgt. James Zucchelli of the B.C. Conservation Officer Service responded to a black bear sighting Friday in Oliver. (file photo)
B.C. firefighters rescue bear cub stuck up a tree

B.C. firefighters rescue bear cub stuck up a tree

Family Day was eventful for cub, firefighters

B.C. firefighters rescue bear cub stuck up a tree
Bears coming into communities attracted to improperly stored garbage or fruit remain the biggest source of wildlife conflicts in B.C. (B.C. Conservation Officer Service)

Bear conflicts keep B.C. Conservation Officers busy

Wildlife viewing business faces six charges for baiting bears

Bears coming into communities attracted to improperly stored garbage or fruit remain the biggest source of wildlife conflicts in B.C. (B.C. Conservation Officer Service)
A Kodiak bear is fed ice cream in a Dairy Queen drive-thru in a screengrab from a video posted to Facebook by the Discovery Wildlife Park.                                Photo from THE CANADIAN PRESS

Ice-cream-eating bear draws controversy

An Alberta Wildlife Park posted a video this week of one of their bears going through a Dairy Queen drive-through

A Kodiak bear is fed ice cream in a Dairy Queen drive-thru in a screengrab from a video posted to Facebook by the Discovery Wildlife Park.                                Photo from THE CANADIAN PRESS