Originally Posted by Manitoba
The UK government once advised against going to Edmonton Canada due to the threat of polar bears. All bears will avoid major metropolitan areas and Edmonton is more than a thousand kms from any normal polar bear range.
You would not have been in any danger form polar bears there, if I remember correctly, even the Edmonton Zoo did not have any polar bears at the time.
Sounds like government doing what governments do - trying to ensure that the public are made aware of just how necessary it is that we be governed. LOL.