Elkford Residents Asked for Help to Discourage Bears
Three cubs have been foraging through trash and consuming fallen fruit in the town of Elkford in eastern British Columbia. Two of the bears are white bears, and DNA tests are in the process to determine if they are related to Kermode bears, also known as the "Spirit Bear" of British Columbia's central coast.
A community meeting was held, advising residents to help the bears move on. The bears risk being destroyed as they have become a nuisance in the town. They have been spotted in kitchens, on patios, and frequented yards.
Elkford spokeswoman Randi McDonald has been speaking in schools, at meetings, and passed out flyers urging residents to clean up the fallen fruit, and keep their trash out of yards. Without the easily accessible food maybe the bears will return to their natural food sources. From CBCNews.com.