The Conservation Officer Service (COS) has received reports of an aggressive Black Bear in the area of the Donkey Puncher Trail on the Lost Lake Bike Trail network.
COS have requested that residents and visitors avoid the area if possible.
If you do encounter a bear, make your presence known by speaking in a firm, calm voice and slowly back away from the bear. The use of bear bells or such will let a bear in the area know that somebody is approaching and can move away. Please remember, it is important to keep dogs on leash whilst out recreating in bear country and to maintain a distance of 100 metres from bears.
Please report bear encounters by phoning the BC Conservation Officer Service (COS) at 1-877-952-7277. Early reporting allows the COS to assess situations and help keep our community members safe from conflict with wildlife and our bears safe and wild.