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WildSafe BC encourages bear spray use

Another grizzly attack in the Kootenays – the fourth this month – has prompted Conservation Officers to remind people to be bear aware.

And WildSafe BC recommends anyone heading into the back country take bear spray with them.

Community Coordinator for Creston, Trish Drinkle says it’s made of pepper spray.

You should carry it in a holster, not in a backpack , so you can get to it quickly.

Bear spray can be purchased at most stores that sell outdoor equipment.

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