Kamloops residents had fewer run-ins with bears in 2018.
Speaking on the Jim Harrison show, the retiring coordinator of WildSafeBC Frank Ritcey says the city is seeing the lowest human-bear conflict since 2011.
He says there were 125 encounters this year down from 375 in 2017.
“It was a good year for natural food,” he said. “Bears are food driven, so if they got natural food, they don’t have to come in town for garbage.”
Ritcey also said a wet spring usually means fewer bears will be destroyed.