News

Eleven bear sightings in PoCo

As many as 11 bear sightings have been recorded in Port Coquitlam in recent weeks, prompting the city to remind homeowners to keep their garbage locked up or in containers with bear-resistant locks and wait until between 5:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. to set it out on the curb on garbage day.

“A fed bear is a dead bear,” the city notes in a press release.

Garbage regulations introduced in 2009 require residents to take more care of their garbage and the press release suggests the new rules have contributed to a reduction in bear killings. In 2008, seven problem bears were killed, compared to one in each of 2009 and 2010

Report a problem bear by calling 1-877-952-. To find out more about PoCo regulations visit www.portcoquitlam.ca/bears.

 

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Coquitlam council to get a 2% wage bump in 2015
 
Lack of addiction treatment flagged by crime panel
 
Capital projects on a priority list for Port Coquitlam
Port Coquitlam school gives Christmas concert a multi-cultural flair
 
Check out the Christmas light displays in the Tri-Cities this weekend
 
New accounting system for School District 43 may make life easier for parents, too
Surrey RCMP officer to stand trial on multiple gun charges
 
NDP blasts lottery corporation spending
 
The Christmas trees of 1914

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 19 edition online now. Browse the archives.