Tag Archives: Bears in BC

Update on the Squirrel Cove Bear

Last November, a black bear started raiding the fruit trees, garbage cans and compost piles in homes backing onto Basil Creek, on Cortes Island. In response to a complaint, the Conservation Officer Service brought a trap over to the island. If they had caught the bear, it would have been put down – but the Squirrel Cove Bear escaped.  

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Two year old Grizzly on Quadra Island

A two-year old grizzly bear’s month long visit to Quadra Island is about to come to an end.

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Five years later: Conservation officer who spared bear cubs still unemployable

North Island Gazette, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A conservation officer who gained national attention after losing his job for refusing to kill two orphan cubs in Port Hardy in 2015 has filed a petition to get his job back.

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Trophy hunters: A danger to humans as well as prey?

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Trophy hunting of wolves, grizzly bears, and cougars may endanger hunters as well as the animals they target, a new study suggests.

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