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Black bear awakes

Well, it appears that one of Bowen's black bears is fully awake. The municipality is reporting that a black bear was seen near Josephine Lake on April 20.

Well, it appears that one of Bowen's black bears is fully awake.

The municipality is reporting that a black bear was seen near Josephine Lake on April 20.

Information regarding its sighting has been forwarded to the Conservation Officer Service, as wildlife does not fall under the jurisdiction of the Municipality.

In an effort to ensure public safety, the Municipality encourages the public to contact the Conservation Services Office when they see bear:

Call toll free: 1 (877) 952-7277,

Email to: Conservation.Officer.Service@gov.bc.ca.

For information regarding bear safety, please refer to the Ministry of Natural Resource Operations website at: www.env.gov.bc.ca/wld/documents/bearwld.htm

Last year there were at least two black bears on the island. One was trapped and trans-located in the Lower Mainland.

If you would like any further information or to report further sightings, please contact Bylaw Services:

Telephone: (604) 328-5499

Email to: cbuchanan@bimbc.ca