News

Cougar sighting near Kalamoir Park

West Kelowna residents were advised this afternoon that a cougar has been reported in the vicinity of Kalamoir Regional Park, which resulted in the park being temporarily closed.

A resident of Lakeridge Road in West Kelowna reported seeing the cougar this morning after it attacked and injured a pet and headed into a nearby forested area. The B.C. Conservation Officer Service is actively investigating the sighting.

If area residents spot a cougar lingering around their neighbourhood, they are asked to call the CO call centre at 1-800-663-9453.

More information on cougars can be found in the Safety Guide to Cougars pamphlet:  www.env.gov.bc.ca/wld/documents/cougsf.htm

The approximately 26-hectare Kalamoir Regional Park is located along Okanagan Lake in the District of West Kelowna and is bounded by the Casa Loma subdivision to the north and Lakeview Heights to the west and south.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Surgical waits average five months in B.C.
 
Shining a light on a unique Okanagan business concept
 
Flu vaccine less effective against mutant strain
Southeast district police honored as members of “Alexa’s Team”
 
Armed guards, scanners for B.C. legislature
 
Pair bid Armstrong council adieu
Student enrolment drops again at Terrace and area public schools
 
Red Chris and Klabona Keepers in Terrace court today
 
Jack Talstra made Freeman of the City of Terrace

Community Events, November 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 26 edition online now. Browse the archives.