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Aberdeen parents warned about cougar spotted in the Kamloops neighbourhood

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November 02, 2016 - 2:43 PM

KAMLOOPS - After cougar sightings in the neighbourhood, the principal of Pacific Way Elementary is warning students and parents to be cautious today, Nov. 2.

Principal Anthoney Rempel says the school got calls this morning about a cougar in the Aberdeen area. The school is calling parents to make sure they're aware of the situation.

“We had three different reports this morning,” he says. “It’s pretty rare.”

Rempel has been on the phone with conservation officers and says they’re looking into it now. Meanwhile, teachers are reviewing cougar safety with students.

He says no calls have come in since the morning and there aren’t any serious concerns, but he wants parents and students to be aware.

“It’s probably long gone by now,” he says.

For tips cougar encounters check out the Wildlife B.C. website.

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