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Fish and Wildlife Officers warn of potential for increased bear activity

Fall is a time when bears are on the move.
Their goal is to eat as much as they can to
fatten up before they hibernate for the winter.
This means they will eat the first food they
chance upon, even if it is in your backyard.
By following these simple steps, you can
greatly reduce the chances of a bear being
attracted to your property:
Store garbage inside, and put it out the
morning of pickup rather than the night before.
If possible, use bear-proof containers.
- Remove bird feeders from April until late
October. Bears will eat birdseed too!
- Store any food, barbecues and other items
that could attract bears in an odour-proof
container or bear-proof building. Do not
leave them out in your yard.
- Bring pet food and feeding dishes inside
- Practice “BearSmart” gardening and
landscaping. Bears are attracted to fruit trees
shrubs, including ornamentals. Pick
ripening fruit as soon as possible.
At this time of the year, Fish and Wildlife
officers are busy responding to incidents where
bears have gotten into unnatural food sources
left out in urban or residential areas. For your
safety as well as your neighbours, and to help
keep bears in the wild, please ensure your yard
is free of items that would attract a bear to the
area. For more information about BearSmart
tips, please visit
If a bear persistently returns to your yard or
community, thereby causing a public safety
concern, promptly call your local Fish and Caution advised as bear activity increases as they will eat the first food they chance upon,
Wildlife office (toll free by dialling 310-0000 even if it is in your backyard.
first) or the 24-hour Report A Poacher line at

Raising Chickens in

The Wildwood Ag Society would like to
The Wildwood Ag Society would like to
Yellowhead County 101 thank all of our volunteers for helping make
thank all of our volunteers for helping make
our annual fair a huge success!!
our annual fair a huge success!!
Don't miss out on this beginner's Eleanor Nero Clara Qualizza Barb Madden

workshop geared towards small Shelby Rae Barbera Muller Brenda Russell
Elmer Riehl
flock owners Ken Carlstrom Wanda Gylander Colby Russell
Melanie Drake
Sylvia Martinetz Jean Riehl Chrysti Riehl
will be time at the end of the Boe Erickson Donna Powell Candice Tremblett
“Dr. Frank Robinson, a poultry workshop for questions and one- Ron Swinkels Dawna Heske Paige Riehl
production professor for the on-one discussions. This Dorothy Erickson Darren Blahun Shirley Vankosky
University of Alberta has been workshop is intended for residents Willem Swinkels Shelley Kudera Jayleen Holbien
invited to give residents some who own a small flock or are Georgina Caves John Mochniuk Juli Douglass
important information they will thinking of raising chickens. Tinus van de Lynn Breirkreutz Jasmin
need to know when it comes to Aspects of owning a large flock Wetering Becky Boyer Rabenseifer
raising chickens," says for commercial production will Carol Riehl Pat Foisy Monica Ried
Yellowhead County's agricultural not be covered at this event. Annie van de Sylvia Martinetz Frederike Schulz
services coordinator Melissa The event is being hosted at the Wetering Dianne Zinyk Denise Janke
Marquis. "Dr. Robinson has 40 Peers Multiplex on Wednesday Barry Fahrion Josh Leakvold Garyn Willets
years of experience with general October 19, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. - Kevin Ditner Kirsten Cooley Karen Phillips
poultry husbandry, and will be a 9:00 p.m. Snacks and Connie Fahrion Gene Campbell Caroline
great resource for everyone who refreshments will be provided. Ray Simpson Elenora Wiebe Bahrynowski
attends." The cost to attend this event is Tom Whaling Gregg Volk Johanna
Joining Dr. Robinson will be a $5.00 per person and must be paid
graduate of the University of before the registration deadline of Pien Steinbusch Anna Hutchison Langenhorst
Alberta, Rachelle Davidson. October 13, 2016. Mark Steinbusch Larry Windels Randal Chittick
Rachelle will do two short talks on Pre-registration is required for Anke Steinbusch Lori Kazlauskas Shawn Blahun
Poultry behavior and biosecurity this event before October 13th, Carl Leakvold Jodi Anderson Donna Chittick
for small flocks. Dr. Robinson will 2016. For more information or to Eva Schiller Annette Evansburg Lions
be covering chicken anatomy; register please contact the Gwen Brodersen Bahrynowski Club
where eggs come from, chicken Yellowhead County Wildwood Vernice Myschuk Judi Robinson Ken Stanley
feeds and feeding, and poultry Office at 1-800-814-3935 or 780- Werner Krahl Vivian Lepine
housing for small flocks. There 325-3782.
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