Friday, August 18, 2017

More bear sightings on city's west side

A number of  Facebook forums are once again featuring a number of accounts of a bear sighting on the city's west side, with a burst of tracking advirories being noted over a two day period of August 15 and 16.

The most recent sightings and a few photos indicate that the bear is prowling through the Omenica/Sloan/Smithers area of the city. One photo posted to the Prince Rupert Customer Service Facebook page, shows the bear rambling through a park in the Haysvale area of the city.

More bear sightings in Prince Rupert the above
photo from Facebook comes from the Haysvale area

As noted, these are not the first bear sighting of the year, earlier this summer a number of bear sightings in the same west side area resulted in the Conservation Service out of Terrace arriving in town in July with a bear trap, which the bear managed to avoid as the weeks moved along.

Should you have a bear sighting to report you can contact the Conservation Service online or by calling 1-877-952-7277, incidents of bear sightings can also be relayed through an online form available on the Conservation Officer Service website.

The recent sightings have made for some new entries on a local bear tracking website which was launched following the initial sightings of June, you can learn more about that online tracking feature here.

Further notes on the work of emergency service personnel in the Northwest can be found on our archive page here.

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