McArthur Island reopens following bear sighting

Update (11:40 a.m. Aug. 20): The mother bear and her two cubs were located on Schubert Drive near Nelson Avenue, accoridng to the City of Kamloops.

Conservation Officers are at the location and working with bylaw services to section off a portion of the Rivers Trail for public safety. Residents are asked to keep their distance as the bears move through the area. Updates on the bears' whereabouts are being posted on the city's website.

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McArthur Island has been reopened to the public after a family of bears moved on from the park Monday evening.

Nearby residents are advised to be mindful of the animals being in the area and keep their distance, the City of Kamloops stated in a press release.

All residents are reminded to pick up any fallem fruit and to secure and store garbage containers.

The municipality temporarily closed the park at about 4:30 p.m. on the recomednation of the BC Conservation Office when three bears — a mother and two cubs — were spotted in the park.

The mother had shown signs of aggressive behavior.

The park entrances as well as the walking bridge were shut down for public safty until the bears departed. 

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