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UPDATE: Bear has gone back to the woods, Kelowna police say

The BC Conservation Service has been notified of bear in Cameron Avenue area
A black bear seen rifling through a bird feeder in Chilliwack on Oct. 7, 2020. (William Snow photo)

UPDATE: 1:12 p.m.

Police say the bear has gone back to the woods without incident.

ORIGINAL STORY: 12:50 p.m.

Kelowna RCMP is urging residents to stay indoors in a Kelowna neighbourhood due to a bear in the area.

Police said the bear wandered into the Cameron Avenue neighbourhood just this afternoon (May 17). B.C. Conservation Service has been notified and will be dealing with the situation.

It is unknown if the bear in question is habituated to humans or if it wandered into the area by mistake.

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About the Author: Twila Amato

Twila was a radio reporter based in northern Vancouver Island. She won the Jack Webster Student Journalism Award while at BCIT and received a degree in ancient and modern Greek history from McGill University.
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