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Spear hunting banned after bear kill

The western province of Alberta is banning spear hunting after a public outcry when a hunter from the United States killed a bear with a spear in 2016. The government announcement states that its changes to hunting rules “will discourage» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

Bear fossils from high Arctic show cavities

The remains of a 3.5 million-year-old bear have been found over 1,000 km north of the Arctic Circle and it appears the animal had a sweet tooth. It looks like the bear migrated from Eurasia by the land bridge over» 

Environment

Killing of bear cub was illegal, allege activists

A wildlife advocacy group has taken the government court for the killing an apparently orphaned bear cub in British Columbia. Tiana Jackson found the animal by the side of the road near Dawson Creek in May 2016. She called the» 

Economy, Environment, Politics, Society

B.C. Grizzly trophy hunt to end

The lush forests, lakes, rivers, mountains, and  sea-coast of the large west coast province of British Columbia is a great place for grizzly bears. It’s also been a great place for hunters seeking a big trophy. The hunting season opened» 

Environment, Society

Microchips ensure fair, legal polar bear hunting

As part of a Canadian pilot project, microchips are being inserted into polar bear hides in a bid to stop the illegal trafficking of the animal, reports the public broadcaster, CBC. The aim is also to protect Canada’s reputation as» 

Environment, Society

Government condemns spear killing of bear

The government of the western province of Alberta is planning a new law to ban spear hunting after a video posted in June showed a man spearing a bear. The video shows U.S. hunter, Josh Bowmar throwing a two-metre spear» 

Environment, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Guide sees record-long polar bear dive

A guide in Norway’s Svalbard Islands saw an emaciated polar bear stay underwater for a very long time to stalk a bearded seal. Rinie van Meurs knew it was highly unusual and sent two videos of the event to Canadian» 

Environment, Society

Aggressive bears prompt warnings, force closures near Banff

While one woman fell victim to the wrath of an angry bird in Ontario, Parks Canada is warning residents and visitors in and around Banff, Alberta, about possible attacks from much more imposing and dangerous creatures: bears. Snow is still» 

Environment, Society

Couple finds 3 bear cubs near Fredericton, New Brunswick

A New Brunswick couple was heading home to Springfield, outside Fredericton, last Thursady, when they found three bear cubs near the highway. Zen Fedory and his girlfriend Krissy Green said they noticed something moving in the snowbank. “And it’s just»