Two individuals face charges in connection with allegedly feeding black bears in Whistler, B.C.

Whistler, BC – In July 2018, the BC Conservation Officer Service launched an investigation after receiving an anonymous complaint to the #RAPP line that residents of the Kadenwood neighbourhood in Whistler were deliberately feeding bears. The suspects allegedly purchased large quantities of apples, carrots, pears, eggs and almonds to leave out for the animals.

In June 2020, charges were approved by the BC Prosecution Service, and a warrant was issued for both individuals.

(File Photo) Black Bear
(File Photo) Black Bear

On August 16th, 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.

A court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 18th in North Vancouver.

BC Conservation Officer Service

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