Two grizzly bears went to work on a plum tree in Kimberley last week

Two grizzly bears went to work on a plum tree in Kimberley last week

Those bears are on the move

Kimberley grizzlies reported in Marysville Monday.

  • Sep. 17, 2013 7:00 a.m.

Carolyn Grant

In the continuing saga of Kimberley’s wandering bruins, two grizzly bears were spotted in Marysville just before 6 a.m. Monday morning.

Sharon Ekskog says her husband saw them walking down 310th Avenue in Marysville as he was heading to work.

“He called to let me know,” she said. “They weren’t aggressive, they were just lumbering down the street making the dogs go nuts.”

The bears have been spotted around Kimberley daily for the past week or so. They have been reported along Rotary Drive, along Mark Creek and near McKim School.

Conservation officers want to avoid putting the bears down if at all possible. They do have traps out but so far have been unsuccessful in luring the bears into one.  They hope to be able to relocate the bears.

As long as the bears don’t exhibit any aggressive behaviour, CO’s will continue to track them.