FILE – A bear and five cubs have been reported in the Upper Evergreen Dr. of the Wiltse area of Penticton. (WildsafeBC - Facebook)

FILE – A bear and five cubs have been reported in the Upper Evergreen Dr. of the Wiltse area of Penticton. (WildsafeBC - Facebook)

UPDATE: Bear startled by dog attacks two women in northern B.C.

BC Conservation Officer Services says the incident happened on a logging road in Prince George

Two women were taken to hospital with unknown injuries after a bear attack on a logging road near Prince George on Tuesday (June 17), the BC Conservation Officer Service says.

Several conservation officers were in the area investigating the incident, Conservation officer Chris Doyle announced during a news conference Wednesday.

In an update Thursday, conservation officers announced they believed it to have been a defensive attack, after one of the women’s dogs startled the bear while it was eating.

The service said officers would not be attempting to capture the bear at this time.

ALSO READ: Young black bear found shot, illegally dumped on Haida Gwaii

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Want to support local journalism during the pandemic? Make a donation here.

Wildlife

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

This sign was put up at McKinney Place in Oliver to thank the heroes working through Okanagan’s deadliest outbreak of COVID-19. (Facebook)
Oliver councillor calls on province to give seniors dignity and safety in long-term care

Coun. Larry Schwartzenberger’s resolution urges for single-bed rooms for all seniors in care

A fibre-to-home project from Telus is complete, connecting more than 900 Keremeos households and workplaces to higher internet speeds. (File photo)
Keremeos homes and businesses see 40 times faster wifi

A B.C. government funded project connected more than 900 households to higher internet speed

Shane Koyczan spent February going to the art spaces that sit empty, breathing some life into them through his spoken word poetry which has been shared on the Chan Centre's Dot Com series which premiers March 12. (Facebook)
Penticton’s famed spoken word artist Shane Koyczan reflects on the pandemic in new show

The show premiers March 12 and features Penticton art centres hit hard by COVID-19

Members of the Total Restoration South Okanagan team in 2109 at the Chamber Business Excellence Awards. (Contributed)
Penticton’s Total Restoration up for ‘Best Community Impact’ award

The BC Small Busines Awards will announce the winner in May

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry updates B.C.’s COVID-19 situation at the B.C. legislature. (B.C. government)
B.C. reports 10 additional deaths, 395 new COVID-19 cases

The majority of new coronavirus infections were in the Fraser Health region

Enchante the cat. AlleyCats.
Okanagan pet rescue looking for adoption hero

AlleyCats is looking for a special forever home for a young grey tabby

Kelowna Law Courts. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Accused Kelowna Canada Day killer confessed to ‘murder’ in drunk tank, court hears

Noah Vaten is charged with manslaughter related to a killing on Canada Day in 2018

Captain and Maria, a pair of big and affectionate akbash dogs, must be adopted together because they are so closely bonded. (SPCA image)
Shuswap SPCA seeks forever home for inseparable Akbash dogs

A fundraiser to help medical expenses for Captain and Maria earned over 10 times its goal

(File photo)
Federal Court exonerates Kamloops Mountie in burger beef dispute

A Federal Court ruling has overturned punishment in case involving a cop, McDonald’s manager

Numbers of new COVID-19 cases for the week of Feb. 14 to 20 appear to be trending down for all local health areas in the North Okanagan-Shuswap. (BC Centre for Disease Control map)
Weekly COVID-19 case count continues downward trend in Central Okanagan

BC CDC data show 36 new cases in the region over Feb. 14-20

A 50-year-old man was stabbed in an altercation that started with a disagreement about physical distancing. (File photo)
Argument about physical distancing escalates to stabbing in Nanaimo

Victim, struck with coffee cup and then stabbed, suffers minor injuries; suspect arrested

(Phil McLachlan - Black Press file)
Enderby man prohibited from driving after colliding into Kelowna bus stop

Vehicle was towed, 35-year-old man served 24-hour driving prohibition

Columbia Elementary School. (Google Street View)
Pilot program comes to Columbia Elementary School in Penticton

The initiative, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, is for four-year-olds

Most Read