Be bear aware

Garbage will and does attract bears into neighbourhoods

While driving home at around 8 p.m. Sunday evening, I had an encounter with a black bear mightily strolling across the street with his evident bowed legs and unmistakeable pigeon toed gait… (he was at the corner of Amethyst and Opal).

This area that our new great and mighty now owns is the same area I live in, heavily populated with small children, large families and pets and I am concerned someone may go out to their garbage on a dark evening and run into this very black bear. It seems this bear has been spending a lot of time going through garbage cans looking for its next meal. I quite often find my neighbours cans over on their sides and garbage strewn across the road.

When speaking with the police that evening it was their advice to call the conservation officer, otherwise they will not come out unless the bear is threatening to people or pets. I did make the call to the conservation officers but have not heard back from them.

Please neighbours, keep your pets and children inside, especially after dark! Please stay in groups at Halloween.

B.J. Peterson

Sooke

Just Posted

Victoria housing provider launches crisis prevention program to combat homelessness

Pacifica Housing aims to address challenges before tenants risk evictions

Victoria wins crucial WHL contest over Giants in Langley

Royals take over second in B.C. Division ahead of Vancouver

Cordova Bay group against plaza redevelopment

Cordova Bay shopping centre has three, four-storey buildings

Man hospitalized after early morning Sooke Road crash

Police say injuries are non life-threatening

WATCH: Giant waves smash Ucluelet’s Amphitrite Point

Folks made their way to Ucluelet’s Amphitrite Point Lighthouse on Thursday, Jan.… Continue reading

UPDATE: BC Transit’s handyDart service strike delayed

LRB application by contractor means new strike notice must be issued by union

Two Canadians, two Americans abducted in Nigeria are freed

Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria, especially on the Kaduna to Abuja highway

Are you ready for some wrestling? WWE’s ‘Raw’ marks 25 years

WWE flagship show is set to mark its 25th anniversary on Monday

B.C. woman who forged husband’s will gets house arrest

Princeton Judge says Odelle Simmons did not benefit from her crime

Women’s movement has come a long way since march on Washington: Activists

Vancouver one of several cities hosting event on anniversary of historic Women’s March on Washington

Liberals’ 2-year infrastructure plan set to take 5: documents

Government says 793 projects totalling $1.8 billion in federal funds have been granted extensions

Workers shouldn’t be used as ‘pawns’ in minimum wage fight: Wynne

Comments from Kathleen Wynne after demonstrators rallied outside Tim Hortons locations across Canada

John ‘Chick’ Webster, believed to be oldest living former NHL player, dies

Webster died Thursday at his home in Mattawa, Ont., where he had resided since 1969

Most Read