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…

Fish and wildlife officers put down habituated bear in Canmore area

A black bear that had become habituated in a Canmore neighbourhood was recently put down by fish and wildlife officers, according to a provincial government official. “Fish and wildlife officers first received reports of black bear sightings in the Peaks…

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…