July 17, 2014 6:22 pm

Grizzly bear warning reissued near Squamish

A sign warning of a grizzly bear seen in the Squamish area.

Linda Aylesworth

A warning about a grizzly bear in the Squamish region has now been reissued as the animal has been sighted in the area again.

The warning was first issued last week after a bear was sighted in the Cheekye Fan area.

The grizzly has now been reported travelling between the area west of the Squamish airport, across Highway 99 and east toward the Mashiter Trail network.

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WildSafeBC, in partnership with the District of Squamish and the Conservation Officer Service (COS) will be posting signs at major trailhead junctions leading into the Mashiter trail.

Though there have been no recent sightings along the Ray Peter’s trail network, signs will be posted as a precautionary measure.

The COS is monitoring the situation very closely and requests that all sightings or encounters are reported to the COS 24 hour hotline at: 1-877-952-7277 (RAPP).

WildSafeBC says avoid surprise encounters by using your voice especially while running or biking quietly and quickly. If you do encounter wildlife, never run and never turn your back.

For specific information on how to avoid encounters check out the educational videos on the Wildlife pages of the District’s website.



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