Bear spotted on 112 Ave

A brown bear was spotted by early Tuesday morning on 112th Avenue in Fort St. John.

Resident Blain Patterson alerted the public by a Facebook post notified the public of the bear, and reported the bear to the local conservation service.

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Conservation Jeremy Pauls says they're aware of the bear and are continuing to monitor the situation. 

"It's pretty normal for bears to be coexisting with people. It's nothing out of the ordinary in bear country. Right they're feeding quite heavily, trying to bulk up for winter and will be searching for high calorie foods," said Pauls, adding people should play it safe and keep their distance from bears. 

It's the second time a bear has been spotted in the city in the past week. 

Last Wednesday, a bear was reported in the area of Toboggan Hill Park, the dog park and the skate park. It's not known if the brown bear is the same bear from last week.

If you encounter aggressive or threatening bears, you are urged to call the RAPP line at 1-877-952-7277.

Email reporter Tom Summer at tsummer@ahnfsj.ca

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