Saanich police are warning residents to avoid Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park after a bear and her cub were spotted. (Black Press Media file photo)

Saanich police warns public after bear and cub spotted in Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park

Saanich police warn residents to avoid the area after second bear sighting in two days

Saanich officers ask the public to steer clear after a bear and her cub were spotted in Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park.

Just after noon on May 22, the Saanich Police Department received reports of a bear walking along Beaver Lake Road towards Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park, said Const. Markus Anastasiades, public information officer.

Police and pound officers responded to the call and were able to locate the bear.

It walked away when confronted, but officers “discovered that the bear is a mother with her cub,” Anastasiades said.

READ ALSO: Saanich police warn of bear sighting on Interurban Road

Police are asking that residents avoid the park and officers are warning those in the park to leave the area, he explained.

Anastasiades added that the B.C. Conservation Officer Service has been notified and Saanich police are working with the Capital Regional District to raise awareness.

A bear was also spotted in the 5100-block of Interurban Road on Thursday morning but police did not say if this was the same bear.


@devonscarlett
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

devon.bidal@saanichnews.com

Just Posted

Cowichan RCMP remind public to leave dogs chilling at home on hot days

Dogsafe has designed a Dog in a Hot Car Responder Checklist

Tofino mayor urges “kindness” as tourism reopens

Citizens divided as the West Coast gets set to start welcoming visitors again

Island firefighters calm, then rescue mom and child trapped in elevator

Three-year-old girl given stuffed animal to calm nerves

Chemainus animal sanctuary needs your vote in nationwide contest

RASTA is up for $5,000 from Nutram; contest runs until May 31

Warning: cancelling bus service to the North Island will compromise public health

Mount Waddington Health Network says transportation primary factor for rural health access

B.C. legislature coming back June 22 as COVID-19 emergency hits record

Pandemic restrictions now longer than 2017 wildfire emergency

B.C. businesses ‘can’t shoulder burden’ of COVID-19 sick pay

Trudeau’s plan should be tied to federal emergency aid

B.C. teacher reprimanded for sharing homophobic and sexist memes, making racist comments

Klaus Hardy Breslauer was accused of making a laundry list of concerning decisions as a science teacher

COVID-19: B.C. too dependent on foreign food production workers

New B.C. job site links unemployed with farm, seafood work

Tahsis opens its gates to visitors to save local economy

Seasonal local businesses that rely on tourism hope to survive despite drop in tourist numbers

Another Asian giant ‘murder hornet’ found in Lower Mainland

This is the farthest east the invasive species has been found so far

B.C. girl left temporarily paralyzed by tick bite sparks warning from family

Mom says parents need to check their kids when they go camping

Victoria traffic stop yields drugs, case full of weapons

Police seize firearms, swords and flares

Capital Regional District prepares to reopen regional campgrounds

Camping will look different at Island View, Sooke Potholes, Jordan River sites

Most Read