Jan-Louis Kotze captured this great shot of three black bear cubs when they visited his Strawberry Meadows backyard. Photo originally ran in the July 20

Bear Aware returns

The Kitimat Bear Aware program has returned this summer after a brief hiatus.

The District of Kitimat has resurrected it’s Bear Awareness program this Summer. A pair of summer students, Darcie Reid and Dana Amadow, have been given the responsibility to spread the word of bear awareness throughout the community.

“Our goal is to educate the community on bear safety and reduce conflict between humans and bears,” says Reid. “We hope to discuss with local residents, tourists, and business owners about how they can be more aware of their surroundings and do things like storing their food or garbage properly.”

Reid, a Northwest Community College student, mentioned the program will be on hand at a number of community events. “We plan to visit Riverlodge, the Museum and the Library this summer, and talk to all the kids at their summer programs.”

This weekend you can find the Bear Aware team participating in the Canada Day Parade. The Squamish Bear Aware program generously donated plenty of Bear Aware swag such as posters, stickers, and other memorabilia which they will be handing out at the parade.

The Bear Aware team will also be going door to door with educational pamphlets as well as traversing the Kitimat outdoors and speaking with campers and fishermen along the rivers, hikers and more. For more information the Bear Aware office is set up inside the Tamitiq Arena.  The program hope to finish off the summer in style with a yearend BBQ for the community and bear safety displays and demonstrations at the City Center Mall.

Just Posted

Incumbents and acclaimed mayors win elections all across B.C.’s north

Fraser Lake saw their first female mayor elected

Mayoral results from across B.C.

Voters in 162 municipalities in B.C. set to elect mayor, council, school board and more

Every vote counts: 10 tightest races in B.C.’s municipal elections

Peachland saw their election decided by just one vote

Northwestern BC Hydro transmission line to be refurbished

Replacing poles between Kitimat and Terrace far cheaper than complete new line

B.C. sailor surprised by humpback whale playing under her boat

Jodi Klahm-Kozicki said the experience was ‘magical’ near Denman Island

Around the BCHL: Chilliwack Chiefs snag spot in CJHL national rankings

Around the BCHL is a look at what’s happening in the BCHL and the junior A world.

Rural regions get priority for B.C. referendum mail-out

Ballot security measures aim to protect against voter fraud

B.C.’s natural gas supply could see 50% dip through winter due to pipeline blast

It’s been two weeks since the Enbridge pipeline ruptured near Prince George on Oct. 9, sparking a large fireball

Mega Millions, Powerball prizes come down to math, long odds

Biggest myth: The advertised $1.6 billion Mega Millions prize and $620 million Powerball prize aren’t quite real

2 Canadians advance to finals at world wrestling championships

Olympic champion Erica Wiebe just missed joining them with a loss 3-1 to three-time world champion Adeline Gray of the United States in the 76-kg event

VIDEO: Fire destroys historic small-town B.C. restaurant

Two people were injured as fire ripped through the Hedley restaurant around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday

B.C. town’s mayoral race a tie, come down to luck of the draw

Harry Gough led incumbent Cindy Fortin by one vote on election night Saturday

Outdoor retailer MEC vows to boost diversity after online complaint

Mountain Equipment Co-op was criticized for perpetuating a white-only picture of the outdoors

Most Read