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Letter: Bear in mind, this Kamloops Airport employee is special

A young man got out of the truck and told me to please be watchful as they had just chased a bear off the airfield and that it was headed in my direction
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Editor:

On Sept. 19, I was walking my dog along the Rivers Trail dyke in Brocklehurst.

It was about 6 a.m. and I was on the trail adjacent to the Kamloops Airport tarmac. The early-morning WestJet flight was idling at the west end when I suddenly noticed a bright red YKA truck along the perimeter of the airstrip.

The truck was travelling at a good clip, which got my curiosity up. I was surprised when the truck looped the field and abruptly pulled up alongside me.

A young man got out of the truck and told me to please be watchful as they had just chased a bear off the airfield and that it was headed in my direction.

I was so grateful that this airport employee took the time to let me know. I did pay heed and returned to the safety of a more heavily travelled part of the trail.

I believe this is a genuine show of humanity taking care of itself.

I want to thank that young man.

I do hope airport management can identify him for proper acknowledgement.

Any act of kindness never goes unnoticed.

Marguerite Dodds

Kamloops