Canada Bears

Polar Bear Wrangler Job Getting Harder, Thanks To Climate Change

The Tyee | Ed Struzik | Posted 11.23.2015 | Canada

Signs of serious trouble began a decade ago in Churchill, Man.

Killing More Bears Won't Reduce Human-Bear Conflict

Sheryl Fink | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada Impact
Sheryl Fink

Killing more bears will do little to reduce nuisance bears while municipalities continue to allow plastic bags of garbage at curbside. Reducing attractants and learning to live with black bears is the solution -- not the expansion of a poorly monitored, scientifically unsupported and inhumane spring bear hunt.

2,000 Sightings Prompt City To Create 'Nuisance Bears' Committee

CP | Posted 10.12.2015 | Canada

Residents just can't bear it anymore.

Rare Spirit Bear Hit By Car On B.C. Highway

CP | Posted 10.01.2015 | Canada British Columbia

A recessive gene gives some of the animals a white coat though they are not albino or related to the polar bear.

Rhianna Schmunk

Teen Stabs Bear With Kitchen Knife To Save Family Dog In B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 09.30.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"I just went right for the bear and stabbed him right between the shoulder blades," said the 15 year old.

NHL Player Charged With Illegally Hunting B.C. Grizzly Bear

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Clayton Stoner, who is from Port McNeill, B.C., "was boasting about the animal he'd killed and showing the paws and the head," said a tribal councillor.

Cubs Have Time Of Their Lives In B.C. Pool

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 09.09.2015 | Canada British Columbia


Mother Bear Injures Quad, Motocross Riders In Alberta Attack

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.30.2015 | Canada Alberta

The two riders were attacked after they encountered two cubs.

Conservation Officer Who Refused To Kill B.C. Bears Pushed Out Of Job

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.28.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The union is filing a grievance against the government's transfer.

Police Kindly Remind You Not To Chase Bears With Sticks And Bats

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 08.10.2015 | Canada

Yes, police had to remind people of this.

Parks Canada Wants Public To Report Tourists Who Feed Wildlife

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.23.2015 | Canada Alberta

Parks Canada is encouraging people to use their smart phones to record license plate numbers and images of people feeding wildlife.

Kick To Bear's Face Saves B.C. Man's Life

CBC | Lisa Johnson | Posted 07.18.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"I remember distinctly the bad breath on that bear, smelled like rotten fish. Dirty fur."

Grizzly Bear Injures Engineer On B.C. Central Coast

CBC | Posted 07.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. conservation officers are now looking for the bear.

► Baby Bear Can't Get Enough Of B.C. Backyard Swing

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 06.26.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Who can resist a good swing?

Startled Bear Broke B.C. Hiker's Arm In Self-Defence

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"It's more of a surprise — shock value probably for both."

Dead Bear In Shower Curtain Found Dumped In B.C. Alley

CP | Cam Fortems, Kamloops This Week, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.28.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"It was clearly a corpse and it was all wrapped up."

A Trophy Hunt By Any Other Name

Chris Genovali | Posted 05.30.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Genovali

Not only would the bill do nothing to stop, or even reduce, the recreational killing of grizzlies, it would end up providing cover for grizzly killers who would like nothing more than to be able to mischaracterize their trophy hunting of bears as a food hunt.

B.C. Bear Hunters Should Be Forced To Take Meat Home: MLA

CBC | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Grizzly bear hunters in B.C. can currently take certain parts of the animal, like the head, hands and fur, and leave behind the rest.

Local Hunters or Not, Every Bullet Is the Same to a Bear

Chris Genovali | Posted 05.02.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Genovali

Complaining about not getting enough wildlife to kill, as compared to non-resident hunters, has been prominent in the BCWF's calculated messaging. In contrast, provincial mortality statistics show that from 1978 through 2011, resident hunters killed 5,900 grizzlies while non-resident hunters killed 4,100. To those 10,000 bears it was no consolation whether the bullets ripping through their bodies, causing immeasurable pain and suffering, were fired from the guns of resident or non-resident hunters.

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...

Ski Resort Threatens Grizzly Bears From Southern B.C. Into U.S.: Scientists

DeSmog Canada | Posted 12.31.2014 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

"This is the last stop. There's small bits of populations to the south and in the U.S and, if we cut them off they are hooped."

WATCH: Why You Should Not Stop To Gawk At Bears

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 10.21.2014 | Canada Alberta

Did you ever think it'd be great to see a bear up close? Cool, right? Yes. But also, no. Alberta Parks released a video Monday that shows a lar...

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...