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.
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.
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.