Wildlife sightings on the rise

Prince George

2023-08-10 11:08 PDT

Though Prince George RCMP typically sees an increase in the number of bear reports through the spring and summer months, there has been an unusually high number of calls in the first two weeks of August, prompting police to issue some helpful safety tips.

Photo of a bear crossing a road in front of a car

While seeing a bear up close can be alarming to residents, it is important for everyone to understand what to do during a bear encounter, states Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, Media Relations Officer for the Prince George RCMP.

Prince George RCMP has some helpful tips for the public if you encounter a bear:

To report a wildlife attractant bylaw infraction, such as garbage cans being put out too early, contact Prince George Bylaw Services at 1-250-561-7622 or bylawstaff@princegeorge.ca.

Released by:

Cpl. Jennifer Cooper
Communications NCO / Media Relations Officer
Prince George RCMP
455 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 0B7
Office: 250-561-3300

Email: princegeorge_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: princegeorge.rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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