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Cougar sighting forces West Kelowna park closure

Goats Peak Regional Park is closed until further notice
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The Goats Peak Regional Park sign. (File photo)

A big cat spotted in West Kelowna has caused the closure of a popular West Kelowna park.

The 63-hectare Goats Peak Regional Park, found just off of Highway 97, is closed until further notice after a cougar was confirmed to be seen in the area.

The decision was made by the BC Conservation Officer Service. It will reopen once they determine that it is safe for visitors once again.

If you encounter a cougar, WildSafeBC says to stay calm, keep the cat in view, and pick up small children. Make yourself as large as possible, and never run.

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Editor of Kelowna Capital News & West K News since February 2022. I have spent the majority of my career working in the Toronto area as both a sports reporter and a general reporter.
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