A horrifying moment for a Powell River resident yesterday morning. A man was out for a walk with his dog at approximately 5 30 in the morning on the 4700 block of Redonda Ave. Powell Rive RCMP Constable Tim Kenning describes the next events

Kenning says after the man yelled and called for help, he scared the bear away and a witness who heard the commotion says they saw the bear and two cubs take off.

Kenning says a Conservation Officer attended the incident and has now taken over the investigation. He adds this is a harsh reminder for residents to do their part in preventing further incidents by keeping garbage in a secured place, and to be diligent on caring for fruit and nut trees when they are ripe. If you come across an assertive or persistent bear – please call the Conservation Office at
1 877 952 7277.    The sow and the two cubs were tracked down and were destoyed.