Account Login/Registration

Access KelownaNow using your Facebook account, or by entering your information below.


Facebook


OR


Register

Privacy Policy

BC man ordered to pay $8K in penalties after killing a grizzly bear

A B.C. man has been ordered to pay $8,001 in fines after killing a grizzly bear during a closed season near Powell River.

The man was sentenced in Powell River provincial court on Mar. 14 after pleading guilty to the charge.

<who>Photo Credit: Conservation Officer Service</who> The female bear before being relocated, pictured in 2010.

The BC Conservation Officer Service said the conviction follows an investigation from September of 2016 where a grizzly bear was killed by bow and arrow during a black bear hunting season.

The female bear had been relocated by the Conservation Office from an urban area near Powell River to a remote location in 2010.

The man was ordered to pay a $1 fine in addition to paying $8,000 to the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation.

The man was also given 12 months probation and must complete hunter training (CORE).



Visit our Facebook page to comment on this story.

Sign up for local eNews delivered to your inbox by 7 am every day.

Send your comments, news tips, letter to the editor, photos and videos to news@kelownanow.com.

To report a typo, send an email to news@kelownanow.com.





Fri
20℃


Sat
23℃


Sun
18℃


Mon
19℃


Tue
21℃


Wed
18℃

Top Stories

Our Latest Video

Upcoming Featured Events

Follow Us

Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook Follow us on Linkedin Follow us on Youtube Listen on Soundcloud Follow Our RSS