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Electromats remain a possbility for bear safety

Electromats remain a possbility for bear safety

Zapping grizzly bears with an electric shock shows promise as a way to keep grizzly bears off the deadly train tracks at mortality hotspots in Banff and Yoho national parks.
Grizzly bear out and about in Banff

Grizzly bear out and about in Banff

“They’re roughly the same size. They’re big guys. Unless you get a really good look at their face, it’s hard to tell them apart.”
Grizzly bear dead in ‘unfortunate accident’

Grizzly bear dead in ‘unfortunate accident’

BANFF – An adult male grizzly bear is dead after being hit by a semi-trailer earlier this week in Banff National Park – the first time a grizzly bear has died at the hands of humans in Canada’s premier national park in five years.

C-122 appeal set for today

Banff politicians aren’t prepared to scrap a controversial parking policy designed to encourage development of more rental housing, particularly given the tourist town continues to have a zero per cent vacancy rate and residents living in substandard
Grizzly bear trapping resumes in parks

Grizzly bear trapping resumes in parks

Grizzly bears are being trapped and fitted with GPS collars again this spring as part of a study to try to prevent the threatened animals from being killed on the railway tracks in the mountain national parks.
Big bear spotted in Lake Louise

Big bear spotted in Lake Louise

“It’s a pretty difficult existence to make a go of it as a bear in the Bow Valley, and the challenges with all the people and it’s a bit of a harsh landscape, and now it’s a time where they rest and we have a responsibility to respect that period of their lives.”

Let's all be bear wary out there

With Mother Nature now blessing the valley with spring-like weather, except for the next couple of days, there is possibly no better sign the season has arrived than that bears are out of their dens and on the move.

Bear 148 movements causing concern in valley

Female grizzly bear 148 took a four-day adventure outside Banff National Park to Canmore last weekend, prompting swift calls for residents and visitors to be bear aware to help keep both the famed bruin and themselves safe.

Bear warnings in place at Bryant Creek

A bear warning is in place for a three-kilometre section of Banff National Park’s Bryant Creek trail where two grizzlies were seen feasting on an elk carcass. The warning went into effect on Saturday (Sept.
Banff bear occurrence report underway for season

Banff bear occurrence report underway for season

“Absolutely under no circumstances should you feed any wildlife … we need everybody contributing to the effort to keep the wild in wildlife," said Dan Rafla, a human-wildlife management specialist with Banff National Park.