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Smithers wildlife shelter holding bear fundraiser

Rosemary the bear. (Credit: Northern Lights Wildlife Society)

Rosemary the bear. (Credit: Northern Lights Wildlife Society)

It’s not exactly a teddy bear’s picnic, but the Northern Lights Wildlife Society is holding a barbeque fundraiser next Friday.

The funds will go to building a new enclosure for the bear cubs.

Angelika Langen is with the society, and she says they’re currently taking care of a record number of cubs, and there are concerns that they won’t have enough food or space for more cubs this fall.

Langen says bears were fruitful this year, and litter sizes have been much larger than previous years with many twins and triplets.

She says that’s because last year’s berry harvest was very good in many areas.

The fundraiser is sponsored by Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen, who holds a community fundraiser every summer.

The barbeque will be held at Bovill Square in Smithers at 11:30am to 1:30pm and is by donation.

More information can be found at the Northern Lights Wildlife Society website.

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