Residents are reminded to continue to make sure garbage and other attractants are secure as not all bears have hibernated yet. WildsafeBC file.

There are still bears active in Kimberley

In 2018 Wildlife BC reported 48 encounters of note between humans and black bears in Kimberley, up to mid-October.

Now that the weather has turned cold and the snow is here to stay, people may assume it’s okay to be less vigilant about attractants.

While most bears have hibernated for the winter, there are still some stragglers who have not denned up yet.

Kimberley resident Derek Hunka sent the following video, taken from the deck of his condo on the ski hill at 1:10 a.m. on December 6.



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