Grizzlies seen on Rotary Drive

Grizzlies that have been spotted on the ski hill and around the Lois Creek trails over the summer are making forays into town after dark.

  • Sep. 11, 2013 12:00 p.m.

Carolyn Grant

It appears that the two grizzlies that have been spotted on the ski hill and around the Lois Creek trails over the summer are making forays into town after dark.

Lucy Dean, who lives on Rotary Drive says the two bears were in her backyard in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

“They broke all three of my plum trees,” she said. “They were definitely grizzlies. We get bears all the time, but these had the humps. There were two of them.”

Dean says the bears were in her backyard twice — once a 3:10 a.m. and again at 4 a.m.

She watched them cross Rotary Drive into the Aquatic Centre parking lot and then cross Archibald Street and disappear down the path along Mark Creek.

She called the police, who said they would notify the Conservation Officer. She called the Bulletin so people can be notified there are grizzlies in town.

“That’s too close for comfort,” she said.

Residents are reminded to take extra care with securing their garbage and make sure to pick fruit trees and pick up all fruit that has fallen on the ground.