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October 27, 2017 6:12 pm

Bear Awareness Time

Saturday, April 1, 2017 @ 6:50 AM

Prince George, B.C. – What kinds of bears do we have? What should you do when you encounter one? Can we both coexist?

These will be some of the talking points presented by the Northern Bear Awareness Society during a public information session in the Keith Gordon Room of the Bob Harkins branch of the Prince George Public Library Tuesday night.

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President Dave Bakker says the talk is timed to coincide with bears re-emerging from their hibernation.

“We’re going to have a few charts set up and some maps and displays,” he says. “It’s very interactive, there’s going to b a Q & A and the presentation starts at 7 p.m.”

So, after all these years of public information sessions, are people becoming more educated on the topic?

“You know every time we attend an event, yes, most of the time we do attract what we consider to be like-minded individuals,” he says. “But the more we branch out and the more we diversify where and which events we’re attending to, even if we can reach three of four people a year we feel we’re gaining ground.”

Bakker says there’s already been reports a couple weeks ago of some bear sightings in the Hart and expects more soon.

“Now is the time. We always try and promote being proactive. If you wait till it happens it’s too late.”

The presentation will be preceded by a meet at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.



You bet I am educated, I never go in the back country without my trusty 12 gauge defender and some double ought buck.

    You betcha. The way it was done back in the day.

I hope my Bears have all moved to you in the City, I know for a Fact you have more Food (Garbage Day) once a Week!

Black bear population is bigger now than I’ve ever seen it. Need a cull.

Lots of people in my neighbourhood still put their garbage out early, as much as late afternoon the day before the scheduled garbage pickup day. Many of these same people and even more don’t even bother to store their garbage cans inside their garage, instead opting to just park it outside beside their garage.

So, where are our Bylaw Officers? Why are they not out and about issuing tickets the evening before garbage pickup? Time to get a few of them off of the 8:30 to 4:30 schedule and onto one where they might actually accomplish something! Or not!

Years ago I seen a Blue Print of how to build a large strong Box for our Garbage, 3/4″ Plywood and 1/2″ Lid covered with Tin, Lid held down with strong Rubber Strap you use for Tire Chains and if you have too, bolt Box to Post or the outside of a Garage. Works for us outside a City!Take Garbage to Dump every Week going to Town.Never had a Bear looking for our Garbage yet.

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