Fire at home of man who fed bears
Aug 28, 2012 / 12:26 pm
Mounties are investigating a suspicious fire at a Christina Lake property where the owner once pleaded guilty to feeding bears. The bruins were found near a marijuana plantation.
RCMP Staff Sgt. Jim Harrison of the Grand Forks detachment in southeastern BC says a water bomber and a helicopter were used to contain the blaze that spread to the surrounding forest and outbuildings on Tuesday night.
Property owner Allan Piche was fined $6,000 in May on two charges of feeding bears.
He was arrested in 2010 when police investigating a grow-op discovered tame black bears that watched passively as 1,100 marijuana plants were removed from the property.
Piche pleaded guilty to feeding the animals dog food but was charged a second time with the same offence.
His fine included restrictions barring him from feeding dangerous wildlife in BC.
Read more BC News
- Ahmadiyya mosque opens in Delta
- BC NDP's bus ride went beyond Hope
- Vancouver man shot dead in Costa Rica
- Company intercepts LSD-laced mail
- Hydro project to go ahead in northern BC
- Pickton victims' families skeptical
- Coroners warn of water danger
- RCMP surround Langley home
- Beware of counterfeit polymer $100's
- Cowichan to close six middle schools
- Tips for staying safe this long weekend
- Body recovered at Golden Ears Park
(Click for RSS instructions.)