bears

Bears have been seen in some Summerland neighbourhods this spring. Signs have been set out warning when bears have been observed in an area. (Black Press file photo)

Bears seen in Summerland neighbourhoods

Black bear looked in house windows while resident was home

 

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

 

(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

 

Bear plays with wine bottle outside West Kelowna home. (Image: Teisha Saunders)

Bear cub searches for snacks at West Kelowna home

The bear spent Monday afternoon in a Glenrosa backyard

Bear plays with wine bottle outside West Kelowna home. (Image: Teisha Saunders)
An unusual black bear with a white coat seen in the North Shuswap on June 1 and possibly the same one on May 20. (Photo contributed)

Black bear with unusual white coat spotted in the Shuswap

Woman who saw it between Scotch Creek and Lee Creek was told it’s a Spirit Bear

An unusual black bear with a white coat seen in the North Shuswap on June 1 and possibly the same one on May 20. (Photo contributed)
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)
Bears have been seen around Salmon Arm recently, in some cases getting into residents’ city food waste bins. The city asks residents to keep the bins in closed buildings and not put them out until collection day. (File photo)

Thwarted by tough lid, hungry bear in the Shuswap takes whole garbage can

Several bear sightings around Salmon Arm, city urges residents to keep food waste in closed buildings

Bears have been seen around Salmon Arm recently, in some cases getting into residents’ city food waste bins. The city asks residents to keep the bins in closed buildings and not put them out until collection day. (File photo)
A bear cub was seen eating garbage in Vernon’s Harwood area Friday, May 27, 2022. (Submitted photo)

Bear cub feeding from Vernon garbage bin prompts call to take extra care

Wise Wildlife Control shared tips for keeping bears away from properties

A bear cub was seen eating garbage in Vernon’s Harwood area Friday, May 27, 2022. (Submitted photo)
A bear cub was seen eating garbage in Vernon’s Harwood area Friday, May 27, 2022. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Bear cub feeding from Vernon garbage bin prompts call to take extra care

Wise Wildlife Control shared tips for keeping bears away from properties

A bear cub was seen eating garbage in Vernon’s Harwood area Friday, May 27, 2022. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
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)
Bear runs across Kane Road in Glenmore. (Facebook)

Bear activity in Central Okanagan a concern for conservation officers

‘Securing attractants is the single best way to keep people safe, and avoid unnecessary killing of bears’

Bear runs across Kane Road in Glenmore. (Facebook)
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)
A family of five bears was recently spotted in Abbotsford.

VIDEO: Momma bear and cubs caught rummaging for food in B.C. driveway

Mother bear, four cubs spotted on security camera in Eagle Mountain area of Abbotsford

A family of five bears was recently spotted in Abbotsford.
The bear that was spotted in Keremeos on May 11. It reportedly had wandered into the village and going through people’s garbage. (Louise Keaolani Boivin - Facebook)

Keremeos issues warning after bear wanders into village

The bear was spotted on multiple streets throughout the day

The bear that was spotted in Keremeos on May 11. It reportedly had wandered into the village and going through people’s garbage. (Louise Keaolani Boivin - Facebook)
Black Press file photo

WildSafeBC Central Okanagan warning of increased bear sightings

Report wildlife in your area through the Wildlife Alert Reporting Program

  • Apr 27, 2022
Black Press file photo
Now that spring has arrived, black bears are waking up. Conservation officers are urging caution to prevent bear encounters. (Black Press file)

The bears are back in town: Caution urged as hibernation ends

Conservation officers in Okanagan and Similkameen urging caution to prevent bear encounters

Now that spring has arrived, black bears are waking up. Conservation officers are urging caution to prevent bear encounters. (Black Press file)
Black bear sightings close to double in 2021 over 2020 (File photo)

Okanagan Westside communities see significant uptick in bear sightings

WildsafeBC’s annual report shows there were 412 sightings last year compared to 250 the year before

Black bear sightings close to double in 2021 over 2020 (File photo)
Black Bear Reports in B.C. this year. All reports are made through the Wildlife Alert Reporting Program. (WildSafeBC)

Record-setting number of black bear sightings across B.C. in 2021

WildSafeBC reports nearly 20,000 reported sightings from January to November this year

Black Bear Reports in B.C. this year. All reports are made through the Wildlife Alert Reporting Program. (WildSafeBC)
It has been a brutal year for bears in the Elk Valley, with dozens destroyed by Conservation Officers and more killed by traffic and trains. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

31 bears euthanized in the Elk Valley

Conservation Officers have been forced to destroy 31 bears in the Elk Valley so far

It has been a brutal year for bears in the Elk Valley, with dozens destroyed by Conservation Officers and more killed by traffic and trains. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
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

A black bear. (CP Photo)