Large healthy grizzly bear spotted in Squamish B.C. neighbourhood will be relocated

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A bear scare in Squamish is over. It was a rare situation where a grizzly, not a black bear, was spotted wandering through a neighbourhood this afternoon. An alert was issued and hours later, the big animal was captured. Catherine Urquhart has the story. NOTE: This was recorded before conservation confirmed it will be relocating the bear. – Sep 11, 2020

A large healthy grizzly bear was spotted roaming through a Squamish neighbourhood Thursday.

The grizzly was sighted in the area of Government Road and Garibaldi Way in the Garibaldi Estates neighbourhood.

Conservation officials issued a warning about the bear, as an elementary school was also nearby.

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The Conservation Officer Service and the RCMP attended, and spent Thursday searching for the bear and setting up a trap.

Conservation officers caught the bear Thursday evening, and said it will would be relocated far from human contact.

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