A cougar is caught creeping onto Centennial Pier

Cougar on pier causes sensation

A cougar checked out Centennial Pier early on Sunday morning.

There’s a lot of things you might expect to see at Centennial Pier but a cougar isn’t one of those.

However, that’s just what happened on Sunday morning at approximately 3 a.m.

“Apparently around three in the morning [my stepson Caleb] heard some loud noises that woke him up,” Bouchra Zouhou, co-owner of the Swept Away Inn said.

“When he looked from his bedroom window he saw a cougar and it was a large one.”

Savard kept watch on the cougar for close to an hour, scared as to what it might do if someone came down.

“People come here that late at night time,” Zouhou said.

Luckily, while the cougar did explore the pier, no one was hurt.

“It went all the way down to the fingers by the water and then came back to underneath the ramp,” she said.

“It was contemplating to jump to the other side  and it was there for a while, just watching something, he doesn’t know.”

Zouhou hasn’t seen any other animals since they moved from the Fisherman’s Harbour.

“When we were on the other side we saw a bear there but that’s about it.

“I guess they’re fishing for the same thing, there’s otters here so that could be the attraction.”



Just Posted

Kinder Morgan protest in Port Alberni draws both sides

‘An ad hoc group of citizens really concerned about the future’

Alberni’s Reconciliation Committee hosts community forum

The community event will take place on the anniversary of Walk for Reconciliation

Port Alberni’s breakfast program receives community support

The Read and Feed program runs on donations, grants and fundraising

Cherry Creek Shootout is a family affair

Alberni Men’s Club opens on Sunday

Vancouver Island’s Best Videos of the Week

A look at some of the best video stories from the past week ending March 23, 2018

Health officials called after acid spill near B.C.-Alberta border leaks into creek

Tanker truck crashed south of Dawson Creek, spilling 17,000 litres of hydrochloric acid

Embattled band Hedley plays last show in B.C. before hiatus

About 3,000 tickets had sold for final performance at Kelowna’s Prospera Place

Trudeau to exonerate B.C. First Nations chiefs hanged in 1860s

Prime Minister to absolve Tsilhqot’in chiefs in relation to deaths of 14 construction workers

Canucks sing the Blues as they fall to St. Louis 4-1

Berglund nets two, including the game-winner, to lift St. Louis over Vancouver

Calving season brings hope for Cariboo ranchers

Still a lot of work ahead to recover from the wildfires

Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond wins figure skating world title

The 22-year-old fwon the women’s singles crown with her Black Swan routine

Vancouver Island pooches celebrate National Puppy Day

Check out some of the submissions we received from around the region

Alberta tells B.C. to stop opposing pipelines if it doesn’t like gas prices

John Horgan said he would like to see the federal government step in to deal with high gas prices.

Most Read