bears

Girl, 10, bitten on leg by bear on Lower Mainland trail

Girl, 10, bitten on leg by bear on Lower Mainland trail

BC Conservation Officers are looking for the bear and the park remains closed to the public

Girl, 10, bitten on leg by bear on Lower Mainland trail
B.C. Conservation says officers haven’t killed any bears in Metchosin in 2020. (Facebook/Parry Bay Sheep Farm)

Metchosin farmers lose sheep to bear attacks

B.C. Conservation hasn’t euthanized any bears in Metchosin this year

B.C. Conservation says officers haven’t killed any bears in Metchosin in 2020. (Facebook/Parry Bay Sheep Farm)
A longtime resident of Thetis Island said he’s never seen a bear on the island. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Dead black bear washes up on Thetis Island

Conservation officer determines it had been in the ocean for a long time

A longtime resident of Thetis Island said he’s never seen a bear on the island. (Photo by Don Bodger)
(The Canadian Press)

Bears trying to live with people, but it still isn’t enough: study

Bears in Alberta and B.C. have changed how they hunt, shifting from daytime to more nocturnal activity

(The Canadian Press)
The decomposing remains of a black bear were discovered on a logging road off West Coast Road, east of Jordan River, on June 10. (File - Black Press Media)

Remains of black bear found near Jordan River

Passerby made grisly discovery on logging road

The decomposing remains of a black bear were discovered on a logging road off West Coast Road, east of Jordan River, on June 10. (File - Black Press Media)
Conservation officers continue investigating the case of bear carcasses dumped near the side of a logging road in Campbell River after a resident reported it on May 26. ( Photo by Joseph Young)

CO ‘comfortable’ saying that Campbell River bear carcasses were not cubs

Officer said that the investigation is still ongoing and hard to conclusively say anything right now

Conservation officers continue investigating the case of bear carcasses dumped near the side of a logging road in Campbell River after a resident reported it on May 26. ( Photo by Joseph Young)
A resident of Campbell River, Joseph Young, came across the remains of small black bears discarded on the side of a logging road. (Submitted photo)

B.C. advocacy group offers $1,000 reward for information on bear remains disposed in Campbell River

The Fur-Bearers is offering incentive for incriminating evidence after the Mirror reported about discarded bear carcasses

A resident of Campbell River, Joseph Young, came across the remains of small black bears discarded on the side of a logging road. (Submitted photo)
A rare white grizzly is shown in Banff National Park in this undated handout photo. A wildlife photographer is worried about a rare white grizzly in the mountain parks after watching people get too close to it and seeing it run across the highway. The bear, which has been nicknamed Nakoda by locals, was first revealed publicly after it was spotted in Banff National Park in late April. Parks Canada says it’s not an albino, but a natural colour phase variation that makes the three-and-a-half year old bear white. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Jason Bantle
A rare white grizzly is shown in Banff National Park in this undated handout photo. A wildlife photographer is worried about a rare white grizzly in the mountain parks after watching people get too close to it and seeing it run across the highway. The bear, which has been nicknamed Nakoda by locals, was first revealed publicly after it was spotted in Banff National Park in late April. Parks Canada says it’s not an albino, but a natural colour phase variation that makes the three-and-a-half year old bear white. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Jason Bantle
A resident of Campbell River, Joseph Young, came across the remains of small black bears discarded on the side of a logging road. (Submitted photo)
A resident of Campbell River, Joseph Young, came across the remains of small black bears discarded on the side of a logging road. (Submitted photo)
A Metchosin resident spotted a bear and her two cubs wandering through their backyard along Barrow Road on Wednesday morning. (Courtesy of Phyllis McCall)

VIDEO: Momma bear spotted with cubs in Metchosin backyard

Resident didn’t call B.C. Conservation out of concerns for animals’ safety

A Metchosin resident spotted a bear and her two cubs wandering through their backyard along Barrow Road on Wednesday morning. (Courtesy of Phyllis McCall)
Brad Bednarz holds an injured calf he and his dad Wyatt rescued from a bear attack north of Williams Lake. (Gail Bednarz photo)

Williams Lake father, son rescue calf from bear attack by throwing rocks, tools

Wyatt Bednarz said at first they thought it was a bear and cub, until they got closer

Brad Bednarz holds an injured calf he and his dad Wyatt rescued from a bear attack north of Williams Lake. (Gail Bednarz photo)
A black bear was reportedly spotted on the University of Victoria campus early Friday, June 5. (Black Press Media file photo)

Black bear sighting reported on UVic campus

University urging residents in the area to be careful

A black bear was reportedly spotted on the University of Victoria campus early Friday, June 5. (Black Press Media file photo)
West Shore RCMP is warning the public after the second sighting of a bear in the 100-block of View Royal Avenue. (Sam van der Merwe photo)

Second bear sighting in a week at View Royal neighbourhood

West Shore RCMP warns residents to not approach black bears

West Shore RCMP is warning the public after the second sighting of a bear in the 100-block of View Royal Avenue. (Sam van der Merwe photo)
Black bears have been spotted across Greater Victoria in recent weeks. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATED: Bear spotted walking on sidewalk near Uptown

Urban sightings prompt warnings from Saanich Police Department

Black bears have been spotted across Greater Victoria in recent weeks. (Black Press Media file photo)
Sgt. Scott Norris says a hefty fine of $230 waits for residents who leave garbage out for bears and wildlife if they live in bear territory. B.C. Conservation euthanized a bear in Langford on Monday morning. (File photo)

B.C. Conservation kills bear in Langford amid growing problem of habituation

Officer demands garbage lockdown for residents in bear territory

Sgt. Scott Norris says a hefty fine of $230 waits for residents who leave garbage out for bears and wildlife if they live in bear territory. B.C. Conservation euthanized a bear in Langford on Monday morning. (File photo)
West Shore RCMP warns of a bear spotted twice Monday morning, first in the 100-block of View Royal Avenue, and later near Portage Park around 7 a.m. (Sam van der Merwe photo)

View Royal resident spots bear in Portage Park

West Shore RCMP confirms report of sighting, Conservation notified

West Shore RCMP warns of a bear spotted twice Monday morning, first in the 100-block of View Royal Avenue, and later near Portage Park around 7 a.m. (Sam van der Merwe photo)
The cream-coloured bear can be seen running off into the forest in the left portion of the photo. (Alexandra Buhr photo)

Spirit bear possibly spotted in West Kootenay

A local resident spotted the white-coloured bear while on an evening trail run near Castlegar on May 27

The cream-coloured bear can be seen running off into the forest in the left portion of the photo. (Alexandra Buhr photo)
A bear spotted in the Canadian woods. (Black Press Media file photo)

Bears spotted near Saanich lake spooked by police, wandered off

Bear, cub not seen over weekend but police ask residents to be on alert

A bear spotted in the Canadian woods. (Black Press Media file photo)
Wild Wise has branched out into Metchosin and Colwood and is looking to expand to Shawnigan and the Cowichan Valley. (Contributed Wild Wise Sooke)

Wild Wise expands into West Shore, reminds residents to be bear aware

Increase in bear, cougar sightings common for springtime

Wild Wise has branched out into Metchosin and Colwood and is looking to expand to Shawnigan and the Cowichan Valley. (Contributed Wild Wise Sooke)
A bear attacked a Rottweiler and killed it in Metchosin on Friday. (Black Press Media file photo)

Bear attacks Rottweiler near Matheson Lake in Metchosin

Dog death prompts reminders to manage attractants, lock up garbage

A bear attacked a Rottweiler and killed it in Metchosin on Friday. (Black Press Media file photo)