Bear spotted in populated Qualicum Beach areas

Town of Qualicum Beach puts out a warning and offers some tips for residents

  • May. 30, 2013 6:00 p.m.

The Town of Qualicum Beach issued a warning to residents this week after some bear sightings.

The town, on its website, reported there were sightings in three areas of the town on Monday: Miraloma Drive and Bennett Road; Rupert Road and Memorial Drive; and in the area around the civic centre.

“Help increase public safety and prevent conflicts with bears in Qualicum Beach,” the town stated on a one-page posting to its website entitled “Caution!! — bear in area.”

The page went on to explain some actions town residents can perform at their homes to reduce conflicts with bears and provided numbers to call, including the Conservation Officer Service to report sightings where public safety is at risk (1-877-952-7277) or for assistance bear-proofing your property (Crystal McMillan (250-951-9453).

— NEWS Staff