A three-year-old bear was destroyed a few days ago in Maplewood in North Vancouver, the 11th in the North Shore so far this year.
The female bear was found in the industrial area in Maplewood. It is likely she travelled down the Seymour River or Lynn Creek in search of food, according to the North Shore Black Bear Society.
Conservation Officers made the decision to “euthanize” her, making her the 11th bear killed by the BC COS on the North Shore so far this year.
In early October, a male bear was struck and killed by a vehicle on Capilano Road.
Meanwhile, the District of West Vancouver has received four reports of bear sighting in West Van neighbourhoods of 17th Street at Inglewood Avenue, Inglewood Avenue at Aubeneau Crescent, Esquimalt Avenue at 11th Street, and Citrus Wynd.
The North Shore Black Bear Society is reminding people that bear traps are being currently set in multiple locations across the North Shore and there are daily reports of bears accessing garbage, compost, fruit trees and bird feeders.
“If residents don’t leave food available there is no reason for a bear to remain in an urban area. Bears prefer natural foods, but 5,000 calories from a bird feeder is hard to resist when you’re preparing for a winter without food,” the society said.