Posted at 9:42 am on June 12, 2017

One of the top stories during the election involved two small, fuzzy twins. Midway through May, PC Elect, Allan MacMaster heard that two bear cubs had lost their mother, and they were at risk of being euthanized.
MacMaster and company worked hard to save the cubs, who were separated and placed at Hope for Wildlife, and the other at a wildlife park in Mira. Department of Natural Resources rules say the bears cannot be released to the wild. MacMaster wants that to change:
Nova Scotia is one of only two provinces where bear cubs cannot be rehabilitated and released to the wild. MacMaster hopes that he can spark a change for this

Posted at 2:02 pm on May 17, 2017

According to a release sent out by the Department of Natural Resources, two bear cubs found orphaned in Inverness county are safe, for now. DNR says in an email, that one cub has bee placed at Two Rivers Wildlife Park in Mira, which is already housing an orphaned cub. The other is being moved from the DNR office in Whycocomagh to the Shubenacadie Wildlife Park, which has experience housing and helping bears.
Inverness PC Candidate Allan MacMaster brought attention to social media after he heard that the mother of the cubs died after being electrocuted when climbing a pole. He worries about DNR bear handling policies moving forward however:
MacMaster calls this solution a ‘band-aid’ and he hopes that a permanent solution can be found so bears and their cubs aren’t euthanized.