August 15 at 7 pm – A subadult grizzly bear seen on Highway 43 next to the entrance to Emslie Sand and Gravel

A subadult grizzly bear was seen on the shoulder beside Highway 43 next to the entrance to Emslie Sand and Gravel on August 15th around 7 pm. The bear appeared to be in excellent health, and it was darker in colour with lighter hair on the shoulders. It was feeding on buffalo berries. The bear was tolerant and ignored the person. However, one motorist was attempting to get the bear’s attention by honking his horn, yelling, and banging the side of the truck door. The bear responded by a bluff “lunge”. Eventually it strolled away from the ditch into the bush. The same bear was spotted approximately ten days earlier around 7 pm on the gas line next to the turn off to Line Creek Mine. This sighting was similar, but without the warning display.