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Workers at Canadian Mental Health Association find unusual sight in parking lot

Dianna Churchill and some of her co-workers at the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) in Salmon Arm saw an unusual sight in the parking lot beside the building Wednesday morning.

About 9:30 a.m., a young black bear appeared out of bushes in front of the medical clinic on Hudson Avenue and walked down into the parking lot.

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He toured around for a few minutes but got spooked and ran away, says Churchill. She thinks he was heading towards the foreshore.


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