The Year in News: August 2010
In perhaps one of the most bizarre stories of the year, that of bears being used as guard dogs at a Christina Lake marijuana grow op grew stranger by the day. From D-List Canadian Celebrities coming out in support of the bears followed by viral petitions and the emergence of “The Bear Dude,” as a new character in the Kootenay Boundary news scene. August’s news was dominated by this one story the continued to dumbfound folks for weeks.
Aug 18th – EXCLUSIVE: Interview with officers who raided bear-protected grow op
Aug 22nd – Signatures/donations pouring in to save bears guarding Christina Lake grow op
Aug 31st – Bears will not be shot: Minister of Environment; and the Bear Dude talks
Aug 24th – Actor Jason Priestley backs campaign to save bears