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Two people charged for feeding black bears in Whistler

A black bear is seen in this undated WildSafeBC photo.
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September 16, 2020 - 10:30 AM

Two individuals have been charged in connection to allegedly feeding black bears in Whistler.

In July 2018, the Conservation Officer Service launched an investigation after receiving an anonymous complaint from Whistler's Kadenwood neighbourhood about residents deliberately feeding bears, according to a media release posted to Facebook.

The suspects allegedly bought large quantities of apples, carrots, pears, eggs and almonds to leave out for the bears.

In June 2020, charges were approved by the B.C. Prosecution Service, and a warrant was issued for both individuals, the conservation service said.

On Aug. 16, one of the individuals returned to Canada and was detained by the Canada Border Services Agency at the Vancouver airport.

Charges include intentionally feeding dangerous wildlife and attracting dangerous wildlife and a court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 18 in North Vancouver.

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