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About bear spray
July 27, 2011 09:51PM
Bear spray mandatory on popular Banff hiking trail
By Valerie Berenyi, Postmedia News July 27, 2011 6:44 PM

For the first time in a national park, Parks Canada has mandated that until Sept. 15 hikers on the popular Lake Minnewanka Trail in Banff National Park must travel in a tight group of four or more with at least one person must carry bear spray at all times.

"We want to reduce the potential for another bear attack in that area and we want people to understand just how serious the situation is if they choose to go hiking there," says Steve Michel, a human-wildlife specialist with mountain park.

The maximum fine for not complying is $25,000 under the National Parks Act.


http://www.vancouversun.com/travel/Bear+spray+mandatory+popular+Banff+hiking+trail/5169426/story.html
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July 28, 2011 06:38AM
Remarkable change in policy given the historical Canadian regulations against carrying or importing pepper spray ( for human deterrent, as oppose to "bear spray" ).



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avatar Re: About bear spray
July 28, 2011 03:21PM
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Frank Furter
Remarkable change in policy given the historical Canadian regulations against carrying or importing pepper spray ( for human deterrent, as oppose to "bear spray" ).

Does "bear spray" work well as a human deterrent too?
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July 28, 2011 04:00PM
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plawrence
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Frank Furter
Remarkable change in policy given the historical Canadian regulations against carrying or importing pepper spray ( for human deterrent, as oppose to "bear spray" ).

Does "bear spray" work well as a human deterrent too?

Absolutely.

Check out youtube for some demonstrations

(note the wind effect initially in the following example)






The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/28/2011 08:06PM by Frank Furter.
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