Bc Bears

B.C. Hunters Protest New Trophy Laws

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.02.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Camouflage-wearing hunters set up camp Monday at the British Columbia legislature in an attempt to shoot down big-game hunting quotas they ...

WATCH: Proof That Viral B.C. Bear Photo Was Very Real

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 11.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

There can be no doubt now that a recent viral photo of a grizzly bear standing on its hind legs to check out an expensive camera is very much real. ...

B.C. Grizzly Bear Turns Into Wannabe Photographer

The Huffington Post B.C. | Hillary Nguyen-Don | Posted 11.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A B.C. photographer is hoping his incredible shot of a grizzly bear toying with his camera equipment goes beyond a fleeting viral trend. Jim La...

A Happy Thanksgiving Rescue For B.C. Orphan Bear Cubs

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

It's a Thanksgiving miracle! Thanks to social media, a dedicated couple, a bunch of strangers, and probably some Thanksgiving cheer, two orphaned g...

Man Mauled By Bear, Shot In Rescue Attempt

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia

FERNIE, B.C. - A 56-year-old man is recovering in a Calgary hospital after getting mauled by a grizzly bear while hunting Sunday morning near the sout...

Announcing International Bear Day

Jeffrey Whiting | Posted 11.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jeffrey Whiting

Bears are iconic symbols and charismatic ambassadors for B.C.'s wilderness.

Fat, 'Lazy' Bear Roaming B.C. City Just Wants To Chill

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 09.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Dudes, chill. That's what we imagine is going through the head of a large, lethargic black bear who has spent the last two days roaming residential...

Orphan Grizzly Saved From Starvation Helps B.C. Project

CP | Steven Chua, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - An orphaned grizzly cub named Littlefoot has been released back into the wild in southeastern British Columbia, part of a pilot project ai...

'No One Could Invent' Missing Fruit Picker's Story

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A fruit picker who went missing for several days in B.C.'s Okanagan has been found — and he has quite the story to tell. Julien Landry, who is f...

3 Bear Break-Ins In West Van

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

WEST VANCOUVER, B.C. - When a black bear ambled in the front door of a West Vancouver home, the family fled out the back in the latest incident involv...

Bear Killed After Returning For 2nd Break-In

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 06.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A black bear was shot and killed in West Vancouver after breaking into a residential garage — and then returning to try it again. The animal bro...

WATCH: Peckish Bear Rummages Through Freezer

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 06.21.2014 | Canada British Columbia

When you've got the munchies, you head for the fridge, right? Well, it's no different for a young black bear in British Columbia. Yogi, who is know...

Mutilated Black Bear Found In Vancouver-Area Park

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 06.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The body of a bear with its stomach cut open and its skull and claws removed was found dumped in a North Vancouver park. People in Capilano River R...

U.S. Bear Hunter Shot To Death In B.C.

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia

UPDATE - May 30, 2014: Jeff Cooper was hit by a stray bullet when a wounded bear charged him and two hunting guides, his wife, Shirley Cooper, told th...

Strangers Come Together To Save Orphaned B.C. Cubs

CP | Arne Petryshen, Cranbrook Daily Townsman, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

CRANBROOK, B.C. - A pair of tiny orphaned bear cubs is alive and in a northwest B.C. rehabilitation centre thanks to the collective efforts of som...

Bears Are My Neighbours, And You Wouldn't Slaughter Your Neighbours

Chelsea Turner | Posted 05.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Chelsea Turner

How can I spend time in the company of these animals, get to know them as individuals, and allow them to become at ease in my presence... knowing that the very next day trophy hunters could arrive and kill them? How can I look into the eyes of a bear and witness the intelligence and personality looking back at me, and then abandon that creature to fate? That's when I decided to join in the fight.

Homeless Black Bear Mom, Triplets Need Cash

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia

SMITHERS, B.C. - A mother black bear and her triplet cubs are now snoring through the remainder of their hibernation in Smithers, B.C., oblivious ...

B.C. Bears Relocated, 1 Killed

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.04.2012 | Canada British Columbia

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Five bears that had been lingering in a B.C. First Nations community, including near a day care, have now been relocated, but a sixth...

B.C. Bears A Little Too Comfortable

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.02.2012 | Canada British Columbia

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Conservation officers in British Columbia's southern Interior will capture and assess nine problem bears before making any decision o...

B.C. First Nations Ban Bear Hunting

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.29.2012 | Canada British Columbia

KLEMTU, B.C. - A coalition of 10 First Nations on B.C.'s north and central coast says years of urging the government to ban trophy bear hunting in its...

B.C. Bears Gorge On Backyard Chickens

CBC | Posted 09.10.2012 | Canada

B.C. bear experts say backyard chickens are becoming a big problem as they draw bears close to people's homes. Adrian Lafleur says she's l...

Raise Your Hand If You're Bear Aware

CBC | Posted 06.15.2012 | Canada

The B.C. government is spending $225,000 over the next year on its Bear Aware program, aimed at reducing human-bear encounters in residen...

B.C. Bears Had A Bad Year

CBC | Posted 02.23.2012 | Canada

Thousands of complaints about bears were registered across B.C. and hundreds of bears were destroyed in 2011. And while some ...

Bear-Feeding B.C. Man Can't Seem To Help Himself

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.16.2012 | Canada

CHRISTINA LAKE, B.C. - Conservation officers near Christina Lake, B.C., were forced to kill 24 bears this year after they became dependent on dog food...

Mauled By A Grizzly Bear, He Kept Walking

CP | Posted 09.04.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS — Bleeding from severe lacerations and puncture wounds, his arm broken, Johnny Johnson walked nearly a kilometre to find help aft...