Author: AM1140/Eagle 100.9
Albertans are being asked to take steps to ensure they are bear aware this long weekend.
Awareness is more important than ever since human-bear encounters are rising every year.
Dave Ealey communications officer for Alberta Sustainable Resource Development says you should take precautions.
Ealey adds to store your food safely,  dont burn or bury food.
Seal garbage in plastic bags for disposal in bear proof bins, or pack it out.