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Old 08-07-2011, 03:28 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by mark444 View Post
Can dedicated (i.e. manufactured for) "Bear Spray" be carried across the Canadian Border from the USA w/o question or harrassement?? I've seen a couple of "Ride Reports" where the question is proposed from the Canadian Border Guard......."are you carrying Bear Spray"??
Not only can you,...but now, you have too,.....

A new Parks Canada rule that makes bear spray mandatory on one Banff hiking trail has claimed its first victim.
Korean student Han Kang received a $400 fine after he was caught July 17 without bear spray on the Lake Minnewanka Trail.
Kang pleaded guilty in Canmore provincial court this week to the offence, along with not being in a group of four hikers, another restriction on the trail.

Contravening the National Park Act regulation results in a mandatory court appearance and a fine of up to $25,000.

Kinda makes that $6.95 can of wasp spray, a bit of a false economy now doesn't it.
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