Time to be Bear Smart!

GRC de Trail et de la région métropolitaine

2024-04-02 14:07 HAP

Under the Official Languages Act, this office provides services to the public in English only. You will find general information in both official languages at bc.rcmp.ca and www.rcmp.ca

Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

bear walking

The early spring has Kootenay bears waking up! They are hungry after their long winter nap and looking for any available food source, including human garbage and food waste. Every year, hundreds of bears are destroyed as a result of conflicts between people and bears. Conflicts can occasionally lead to scary close encounters, and on a rare occasion, human injuries and deaths.

Fortunately, BC has Bear Smart community programs in many areas and there is plenty of information available on the provincial website: Bears - Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)

You can report aggressive or threatening bears to 1-877-952-7277 (RAPP), or contact your local police.

If you encounter a bear:

Make noise if you are outside and carry bear spray if you are planning an outdoor activity like taking a hike.

Diffusé par :

Cap. Brett Urano
Agent divisionnaire des relations avec les médias
Services de communication de la GRC en C.-B.
14200, voie Green Timbers, arrêt postal no 1608, Surrey (C.-B.) V3T 6P3
Bureau : 778-290-4006
Cellulaire : 250-402-3746

Courriel : brett.urano@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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