Bear spotted roaming near Superstore in Kelowna

Bear roaming on Baron Rd.

Rob Gibson

A Kelowna woman captured a video of a wildlife adventure bear the behind Kelowna Superstore on Baron Rd.

The woman said she was travelling on Baron Rd. Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. when she spotted the bruin.

"We were just driving home from dinner and we saw it crossing the street and heading towards the back of Superstore."

The bruin can be seen loping along at a good pace with people in the background in the Superstore parking lot.

Bears are a common sight in Kelowna and the BC Conservation Officer Service reminds everyone to make sure their garbage is securely stored.

Garbage is the number one bear attractant cited for reported calls.

"To effectively manage bear human conflicts, it is critical that everyone in the community prevent access to non-natural food sources. If even a single container of garbage is left unsecured, it will draw bears to our communities and create public safety issues for all residents," says Conservation officer Ken Owens.

A bear was also spotted in the Dilworth Mountain area Wednesday morning.

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