Black bear wandering near Prospect Lake

Saanich police are alerting residents that a black bear has been seen wandering around the Prospect Lake area.

Saanich police are alerting residents that a black bear has been seen wandering around the Prospect Lake area.

On Monday starting at about 6 p.m., residents spotted a bear walking around neighbourhoods on Burnside Road, Prospect Lake Road, Charlton Road and Granville Avenue – semi-rural areas between Francis/King regional park and the Camosun Interurban campus.

Saanich officers couldn’t locate the bear and are reminding people to be mindful of their pets and how they dispose of garbage.

The provincial conservation service has been notified.

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