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

 

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.

What happens when a bear gets between a Vancouver Island man and his clothes

Comox Valley incident a reminder there are bears out there and you should minimize interactions

File photo of a bear that wound up in a backyard of a Courtenay home.
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)
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 Penticton 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 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)
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
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)
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)