The safety of students and staff is always our priority. Please be advised that on the morning of May 17, 2018 there was a coyote in the Lochdale Community School neighbourhood. The Burnaby RCMP and Conservation have been advised.
It is important that children and adults alike are aware of how to interact with coyotes. The Stanley Park Ecology Society recommends the following:
- Be Big, Brave, and Loud – Scaring coyotes helps them retain a natural fear of people. If you encounter a coyote you should treat them aggressively, yell “Go away coyote!,” clap your hands or throw objects at them so that they have a negative interaction with humans.
- Never Feed Coyotes – Coyotes that are fed by people can become bold and aggressive, and may have to be destroyed.
- Pet Safety – Keep dogs on a leash and cats indoors, especially at night.
- Spread the Word – Report your sightings by calling 604-681-WILD/9453, tell your neighbours about co-existing, and put up posters in your neighbourhood.
To learn more about co-existing with coyotes you can visit:
As a precaution, please ensure that students who are walking to and from school are accompanied by an adult, or are walking in small groups of three or more.
If you have any further questions, please contact me directly.
Mrs. Heather Kimmie – Principal