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Residents and oil and gas workers will soon be returning to the Fort McMurray and Wood Buffalo Region. The fires have already destroyed over 500,000 hectares of land in the region. Many animals have lost their lives and those that did survive have lost habitat, shelter and natural food sources. Bears will likely be starving and in search of food. Here are a few helpful tips from Bear Safety & More's founder, Kim Titchener on things residents and oil camps can do to reduce the chances of attracting black bears into the community and work sites.
This weekend a group of tourists got up-close and personal with a mule deer that wandered onto Banff. Kim Titchener is a wildlife expert and the founder of "Bear Safety and More," based in Canmore. She spoke with Doug Dirks