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Yukon bears being killed due to people’s choices

The message has been clear: keep your dog on leash when in bear territory. But one hiker didn’t, and a bear near Whitehorse is now dead. The CBC reported that both Conservation Officers and non-profits are urging residents to change their behaviour following the latest incident, putting the number of bears killed following conflict to nearly 40 in the Whitehorse area.

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Geocaching is safe, with a bit of common sense

The Global News headline would have you believe we’re witnessing an epidemic of outdoor enthusiasts being mauled by grizzlies: “Concerns raised over ‘geocaching’ after man attacked by grizzly bear.” But geocaching, like many other outdoor activities, is perfectly safe, when a bit of wildlife knowledge and common sense is applied.

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