CO’s call off efforts to trap bear who attacked North Island man

Woss man recuperating after incident on remote logging road

The BC Conservation Service has abandoned its attempts to trap a bear following an attack that left a North Island man with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

The July 1 attack happened in such a remote area officers don’t think the bear is a danger to the public.

Conservation Officer Jon Paquin said the attack happened on a remote logging road near Woss, which is roughly 50 kilometres southeast of Port McNeill.

“We had set up traps, but there’s been no activity at the sight so we are just monitoring the situation now,” he told Black Press Friday.

Paquin added the man’s dog that was with him at the time of the attack was unharmed, adding there will be no more information released at this time.

The victim did not respond to a Black Press request for an interview.

RELATED: Mid-Island ‘hot spot’ for bears records 60 reports in two months

RELATED: Conservation officers kill two bears in Port Alberni

Just Posted

Howie Meeker Golf Classic helping Special Olympians realize dreams

31st annual event raises money for Campbell River Special Olympics

Mowi says all Campbell River-area farms now certified to ASC standard

ASC represents ‘gold standard in environmental and social certification,’ company says

Strathcona Regional District rejects well out of concern for Oyster River watershed

Board won’t entertain actions that facilitate additional development, threaten the Oyster River,

Man launches petition to bring charter schools to B.C.

The move could see up to 20 charter schools come to the province

Overdose deaths mount on North Island with four fatalities in June

North Vancouver Island now has second-highest fatal overdose rate in B.C.

Disney Plus to launch in Canada in November

Analysts say latest streaming service may escalate cord cutting

Okanagan bus driver assaulted for asking patron not to smoke

59-year-old in hospital with non-life threatening injuries

B.C. sets rules for ride hailing, same minimum fee as taxis

Larger operating areas seen as threat by cab companies

Two hiking families team up to extinguish fire in B.C. backcountry

Children and their parents worked for three hours to ensure safety of the popular hiking region

Police seek tips in 2015 death of Island teen Brown

Four years has passed since the body of Penelakut Island woman was discovered

Vancouver man arrested after pregnant woman’s SUV stolen, then crashed

Police are recommending charges against a 22-year-old Vancouver man

Elections Canada to assess ‘partisan’ climate change rhetoric case by case

People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier has said climate change is not an emergency nor caused by human

Unseasonable snow forces campers out of northeastern B.C. provincial park

Storm brought as much as 35 centimetres of snow to the Fort Nelson, Muncho Lake Park-Stone Mountain Park

Most Read