Parks Canada warns visitor behaviour is changing bear habits

Parks Canada is warning the public about the dangers of bears and cougars at an Edmonton-area national park, hoping visitors can help keep themselves and the wildlife safe. In any given year, more than 360,000 visitors come through Elk Island…

No-stopping zone in place on highway west of Jasper to allow bears to feed

As a way to help protect animals and humans, Jasper National Park has implemented a no-stopping zone along a busy stretch of highway west of the town. People are no longer allowed to stop along a 12-kilometre stretch of Highway…

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…

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…