Lillooet RCMP September 27 Bear awareness

Lillooet

2023-09-27 23:10 HAP

Under the Official Languages Act, this office provides services to the public in English only. You will find general information in both official languages at bc.rcmp.ca and www.rcmp.ca

Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

Bear awareness and garbage disposal

Lillooet RCMP have received numerous calls for bears roaming in town this year. The BC Conservation Service is the lead agency for dealing with wildlife calls, reports can be made to 1-877-952-7277 for wildlife related concerns. Lillooet RCMP can be contacted if there are any immediate public safety concerns regarding wildlife. It is important to be bear aware and practice good garbage disposal practices to limit the potential for bear and human interactions.

Message from the District of Lillooet: If a bear has found an easy food source, such as garbage, and becomes habituated, it is a hard cycle to break and in most cases the animal must be put down. We urge the public to be responsible and respectful when disposing of their garbage and compost. If the wildlife cannot find a food source, they will naturally move on.

The BC Conservation Officer Service stated the following:

Picture of Grizzly bear walking by police vehicle on Texas Creek road.  Picture of Grizzly bear walking by Lillooet RCMP police vehicle on Texas Creek road.

Picture of Grizzly bear walking by Lillooet RCMP police vehicle on Texas Creek road. 

Diffusé par :

Gend. Balraj Saran
Agent des relations avec les m├ędias
GRC de Lillooet-Lytton
317 rue Main, Lillooet BC, V0K 1V0

Courriel : balraj.saran@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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