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Black bear sighting at Gaetz Lake Sanctuary

May 4, 2023 10:07 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

The Wishart Trail at Gaetz Lake Sanctuary is closed until further notice following a black bear sighting in the area. Currently, the Dr. George Trail remains open.

The public is reminded not to approach wildlife and to stay clear of that area until the trail is open. Alberta Fish and Wildlife have been notified and staff from the Kerry Wood Nature Centre are monitoring the situation.

Call The Kerry Wood Nature Centre at 403-346-2010 or follow them on Facebook for up-to-date information.

For more information on how to stay safe around wildlife, especially bears, visit

For more information, contact:
Community and Public Relations
The City of Red Deer

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