News

Bear killed at Port Coquitlam's Gates Park

A bear was destroyed in Port Coquitlam on Friday after it was shot by a conservation officer the night before. - Shane MacKichan
A bear was destroyed in Port Coquitlam on Friday after it was shot by a conservation officer the night before.
— image credit: Shane MacKichan

A conservation officer destroyed a black bear at a Port Coquitlam park this morning (Friday).

The adult bear was seen in Gates Park at around 6 p.m. Thursday, making its way across the Coquitlam River and into a townhouse complex on Gately Avenue.

But as the conservation and RCMP officers tried to locate it, the animal charged at the conservation officer, who was forced to shoot it. It fled into the greenbelt and was destroyed Friday morning in Gates Park.

Coquitlam RCMP had previously issued a warning yesterday, asking the public to stay off the trails on the west side of the Coquitlam River due to the injured bruin. The Mounties lifted the warning this morning.

More to come....

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 ...

Fill out The Tri-City News election survey
 
More mouths to feed as shelter numbers grow
 
SFU pipe band off to the Worlds
Most colonoscopies on time in Fraser region despite demand surge
 
Surrey mayoral candidate John Edwards leading in latest pie poll
 
Eviction deadline looms for homeless South Surrey couple
Fox finds new election rules poorly promoted
 
Harriet and Friday found in Agassiz
 
Optimism after meeting in Victoria to discuss Willoughby school challenges

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

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

Oct 29 edition online now. Browse the archives.