October 17, 2018 - The Conservation Officer Service (COS) has received multiple reports of bears in the areas of Lakeside Road in Alta Vista and Millar’s Pond. These bears have been feeding on Mountain Ash berries and other natural attractants in the area. We are calling on residents to be extra vigilant at this time and to ensure all attractants are secured. Pick all ripe mountain ash berries from your trees, keep your Hallowe’en pumpkins inside and do not leave any food or garbage in your vehicle.
Report any bears in residential areas by phoning 604-905-BEAR. Early reporting allows the COS to intervene before a bear becomes habituated, and provides more options for response.