June 3, 2023

Black Bear Attacks, Kills Worker at Suncor Oils Sands Site

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“A Suncor employee has been killed by a bear at the company’s Oil Sands base, 25 kilometres north of Fort McMurray, Alta.

The RCMP say they were called just after 2 p.m. MT Wednesday after receiving reports of a large, male black bear attacking and killing a worker at the Suncor base camp.

The female worker was declared dead on the scene.”<<<

And this report wouldn’t be complete without reading: “…attacks like this are very rare in the province.”

I wonder how many kills and attacks by bears on humans would it take before officials stop repeating how rare it is?