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Powell River RCMP respond to bear spray incident

Woman arrested for assault with and possession of a weapon
Powell River RCMP detachment.

At approximately 1:30 pm on March 7, Powell River RCMP responded to a report that bear spray had been discharged in a building in the 4900 block of Joyce Avenue following a dispute.

The 39-year-old female who discharged the bear spray was arrested for assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

She was released to appear in provincial court.

Anyone with information about the incident above, or any other crime, is asked to contact Powell River RCMP at 604.485.6255, or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.TIPS (8477) or online at