Visitors have scary close encounter with bear on bridge in Jasper

A close encounter with a bear in Jasper National Park left some people quite shaken Friday afternoon. It happened at around 3 p.m. at Athabasca Falls inside the park. Bijan Avaz, a college student visiting from Los Angeles, captured video…

Bear activity prompts Alberta Fish and Wildlife to Close lake area in west-central part of province

An area surrounding Eagle Lake in west-central Alberta has been closed to people because of bear activity, according to a post on Alberta Fish and Wildlife’s Facebook page. “On July 15, officers received reports of a grizzly bear near an…

Canmore diners shocked by bear walking into restaurant

Peter Holub has seen a lot of wildlife during his five years living in Canmore but the manager of Gaucho Brazilian Barbecue has never had to clean up the paw prints of an unexpected guest. “You could hear the people…

Grizzlies get into garbage cans in Rocky Mountain House, officials close trails

Residents in Rocky Mountain House woke up to messes in their driveways on Sunday after two young grizzlies were reportedly rummaging through garbage cans in the town. According to a Facebook post from Alberta Fish and Wildlife Enforcement, there were…

Alberta Fish and Wildlife investigating after geese allegedly killed with golf cart

Alberta Fish and Wildlife is investigating claims that an employee at a St. Albert, Alta., golf course purposely ran over several geese with a golf cart, killing two of the animals. Brad Anderson was golfing at the Sandpiper Golf and…

Alberta Fish and Wildlife investigating apparent animal cruelty incident

Warning: This story contains details that may disturb some readers. Discretion is advised.  Alberta Fish and Wildlife are investigating an incident near Spruce Grove, Alta., after a video posted to social media appears to show a man intentionally hurting a…

Video shows black bear being released following capture in Alberta town

A black bear is hopefully making itself comfortable in a new environment after being released in central Alberta this week. According to a post on Alberta Fish and Wildlife Enforcement’s Facebook page, the young bear made its way into the…

Alberta Fish and Wildlife looking for illegal pet turtles that pose ‘potential public health hazard’

Alberta Fish and Wildlife officials are searching for two map turtles that were purchased in Gibbons, Alta., last December. Officials believe a Fort McMurray woman purchased the turtles not knowing they were an illegal species. “No charges will be laid…

Bears spotted in Canmore neighbourhood prompt garbage disposal reminder

A number of bears have been seen roaming around the Canmore neighbourhood Peaks of Grassi the past few days. It’s a safety concern for humans, but also for the bears. Maegan Carney, who has has lived in Canmore and that…