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…

Alberta wildlife officers alert property owners after ‘drastic increase’ in bear sightings

Wildlife officers across northern Alberta have responded to a spike in bear sightings. In the northeast region alone, officers have dealt with upwards of 40 black bears. “The officers in Fort McMurray have dealt with more bears already this year…

Alberta man fined $20K for importing wildlife, possessing bear hide

An Alberta man has been fined $20,000 after he was convicted of illegally importing wildlife into Canada and possessing a black bear hide from Alaska. Fredrick Thomson, who is from Coaldale, was sentenced in provincial court Friday after being convicted…