Penticton Western News letter to the editor

Letter: Conservation is right about bear relocation

The conservation officer is so right when it comes to relocating problem bears.

The recent article on bears and relocating them (Penticton Western News, ‘Garbage-fed bears are dead bears’ – Penticton conservation officer, Sept. 12) reminded me of a bear problem when we lived in Whistler.

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The conservation officer is so right when it comes to relocating problem bears. If you Google “Winston the Legendary Bear” you will find a full story of how he was relocated and how he was headed “home.” I believe it would make an interesting follow-up story for your readers.

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I did have a problem with a black bear attempting to gain access to our house while we were home. Unfortunately, I had no choice but to kill the animal as no conservation was available at that time.

Len Lemieux

Penticton

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