Officers with both the BC Conservation Officer Services and the Nanaimo RCMP have helped diffuse a situation and contain a family of black bears that were wandering within the community on Saturday.
The black bears were reportedly seen in the area of Blythe Avenue and Moyse Crescent in Nanaimo where a mother bear and two cubs were found together.
Authorities arrived on the scene and issued an initial warning to residents in the area to keep their pets inside as the situation had not been contained.
About 30 minutes after the initial sighting at approximately 2 p.m. this afternoon, Nanaimo RCMP says that the area had been contained and the incident diffused.
Conservation officers were able to tranquillize the mother bear and round up the two cubs as part of their efforts.
Police say that the bears will be eventually relocated.
If you spot a bear in your area that poses a possible threat or danger to the public, call the B.C. Conservation Officer Service at 1-877-952-7277.