A bear in a tree in downtown Lac La Biche is being guarded by the RCMP at this hour until Fish and Wildlife Officers arrive on scene.
Cpl. Teri-Ann Bakker from the RCMP told Lakeland Connect officers are protecting the area and public safety is not a concern at this time.
The public is advised to stay away from 100 Street and 101 Street along 101 Avenue. Currently Lac La Biche RCMP are working in partnership with Alberta Conservation, local COP’s and Alberta Fish and Wildlife. The public is asked to avoid this area, in downtown Lac La Biche, to ensure the safety of the public and the wildlife.
“They are waiting for Fish and Wildlife to attend and assist,” Cpl. Bakker said. “Because the bear is up a tree and the officers are protecting the area, public safety is not a concern at this time . Once Fish and Wildlife get there, the RCMP will assist in getting the bear into their care so that they can relocate it and get it out of downtown.”
Lakeland Connect will bring you more information when the bear is captured.