June, 2009 – From the Cowichan News-Leader:
A black bear wandered onto the grounds of Brentwood College on Vancouver Island and climbed 25 feet into a tree. RCMP and conservation officers responded.
Gymnasium mats were placed under the tree and a conservation officer shot the bear with a tranquilizing dart. The bear fell safely to the ground. Conservation officers released it in an area where it would be safe.
June, 2009 – From the Coast Reporter
A 34-year-old man is in serious, but stable condition after he was shot twice by a Sunshine Coast RCMP officer Friday. According to police, two RCMP officers attended a residence regarding a complaint on a social networking site.
“On the basis of the suspect’s actions one of the officers discharged his sidearm striking the suspect twice.” He said BC Ambulance Service air lifted the man to a Lower Mainland hospital. He underwent surgery and was in serious, but stable condition.