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Giving Bears a Voice: Make Peace not War!

If you’re of the mindset that you can “fight the war on” anything, you are dead wrong. War begets war. Fighting begets fighting. So what are you supposed to do then? Sit back and let bad sh*t happen? NO! Read more to find out how you can inspire change.

Cumulative events – do they matter?

Sadly this month another bear was shot and killed in Whistler. He took the opportunity to enter a house in the blink of an eye while residents ferried items back and forth between the house and the car.

Hunters: Don’t forget your bear spray

It's hunting season, and thousands of gun-wielding men and women are creeping stealthily through bear habitat looking for game. Bear spray could be the difference between a good story and a serious injury.

Mountain-ash and Bears: Why the Big Fuss?

What's the big fuss with mountain-ash tree's and bears? In Whistler they are also an important bear food. The berries of this tree ripen in clusters: one cluster contains about 100 berries, and one tree hundreds of clusters. These berries ripen in late fall when most other natural food sources have been depleted. They get sweater with frost and bears love 'em.