Kamloops

Spike in bear encounters across B.C. raises concern

Rotting fruit left on the ground is just one reason why the number of human-bear conflicts is up this year

Rotting fruit left on the ground is just one reason why the number of human-bear conflicts is up this year

Bear encounters in Kamloops (WildSafeBC)

Late summer bear sightings are nothing new in B.C.

But over the past week the number of bear encounters has gone up dramatically.

Here in Kamloops they've been spotted near Tranquille, in Heffley Creek and at Sun Peaks.

In Revelstoke, in the span of 2 weeks, nine bears had to be destroyed.

WildSafeBC is urging people to be proactive.

Frank Ritcey is the program's coordinator.

To listen to the full interview, click on the link: Spike in bear encounters across B.C. raises concern.

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