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…

‘Absolute and complete rubbish:’ Alberta to release rehabbed bear cubs this fall

Alberta Environment says two black bear cubs being rehabilitated will be returned to the wild by mid-October despite concerns that it is too early. The Cochrane Ecological Institute, a non-profit wildlife facility, took in two cubs after the province lifted…