Bertram Creek Park reopens after cougar sightings

Bertram Creek Park in the mission has been shut down since July 15 after a cougar was spotted. It is now reopened.
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KELOWNA – Officials have reopened the Bertram Creek Regional Park after sightings of a cougar in the area shut it down Wednesday.

Regional District spokesperson Bruce Smith says signs about the recent sightings will remain up to warn residents of the ongoing risk.

“Those using this and other Regional Parks in a more natural-setting should be aware of possible animal and wildlife encounters at any time,” Smith says in a media release today, July 17. “If you do see a wild animal in the park, leave it alone and give it plenty of space.”

Under the Regional Parks Regulation Bylaw feeding or interfering with wildlife in a Regional Park could result in a violation ticket.

More information on cougars can be found in the BC Ministry of Environment ‘Safety Guide to Cougars’ webpage.

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