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Bear sighting on Knox Mountain prompts warning from city

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September 11, 2015 - 4:18 PM

KELOWNA - A bear sighting in Knox Mountain Park has prompted a warning from the City of Kelowna.

Bears are not unusual in the park at this time of year, the city says in a media release, and signs are in place to warn park users.

Park services manager Ian Wilson says people should respect bears by anticipating and avoiding encounters whenever possible and staying alert when using the park.

Wilson suggests traveling in groups if possible, making noise and keeping dogs leashed and on trails.

“Bears can be agressive, especially when defending their food or their cubs. Reduce potential conflicts by staying well away from the animal,” Wilson says.

People are advised to call the conservation office at 1-877-356-2029 or the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300 if they see a bear.

To contact the reporter for this story, email John McDonald at jmcdonald@infonews.ca or call 250-808-0143. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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