Listen Live
HomeNewsUPDATE: O'Brien Park closed due to aggressive grizzly

UPDATE: O’Brien Park closed due to aggressive grizzly

UPDATE: Brendan Cox with Alberta Justice and Solicitor General says officers found the bear feeding in an area just west of the park Monday night. People were stopping nearby to get a look, so the carcass was moved inside the park’s borders for the safety of people and the bear itself.

Cox says traps have been set, and if the grizzly is captured it will be relocated to a safer location and the park reopened. More information on bear safety can be found online.

An aggressive grizzly has closed O’Brien Provincial Park. Alberta Parks says the bear has been on a carcass and people are being told not to try to get into the park until further notice.

The trail from Nitehawk Year-Round Adventure Park is also affected. In a post on Facebook, Nitehawk Race Director Kim Johnson Lebrun says usage of the trail is not allowed at this time.

- Advertisement -

Alberta Parks reminds residents they can avoid a surprise run-in with a bear by making plenty of noise and travelling in groups in the wilderness. They should make sure to be aware of their surroundings and look and listen for signs of bears. Pets should be kept on a leash, and bear spray should be carried.

- Advertisment -
- Advertisment -
- Advertisement -

Continue Reading