IT SEEMS so sweet on the surface that residents of Barnhartvale have their own pet bear. He even has a name. Residents have taken to calling him Harold.
But it really isn’t sweet, and it isn’t really cute. Wild animals need to be contained, and relocated so they don’t create problems for people living in close proximity to them.
I’ve heard all the arguments about these kinds of things: “Oh, isn’t he cute.” “We don’t want to call Conservation because we don’t want him put down.”
Doug Collins is the Director of News, Information and Television Operations at CFJC-TV. Doug has been on the air in Kamloops since 1970. He was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Radio-Television News Directors Association of Canada in 2008.